What are you playing on your deck?

lobstar

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Hows the resolution? Does it display deck standard resolution at huge scale and make it all blocky?
It depends on your viewing conditions but the visual quality is amazing for 1080p60. It's basically just an external monitor strapped to your head. I haven't actually changed any settings in the Deck or any game so I'll have to check what it's set at.
 

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So far all but 2 games I've played work, those 2 are monstrum and wolfenstein 3d. Monstrum the game loads but it doesn't recognize the controls at all so I can't move. wolfenstein there's an issue with DOSbox and it just reloads constantly at the main menu. Screen loads top to bottom over and over, so it's gotta be a setting I haven't figured out how to edit.

After blazing through Doom Eternal though I'm playing Dead Space.
 
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w35t

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I just picked up these for my Steam Deck and backpack PC project. It's like 40" monitor strapped to your face. It's so much more comfortable to play with the deck held lower and having your head at a more natural position.

https://www.nreal.ai/air
Man this is interesting! I may have to give this a shot as well. Where did you order from?
 

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I just found a seller on ebay. I'm not sure if there is a better way. It did ship from Japan and I got it in about a week.
Damn looks like you need either an Android phone or their streaming box which is nearly $300 =(

Did you activate it on an Android?
 

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Yes, I did try to use them without activation but they wouldn't power up at all. There might be other ways but I'm an android user so it worked out.
Searched around and it looks like there is a link to activate them via chrome or edge by plugging them into a usb-c port on a pc or laptop.
 

reburnt

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Damn looks like you need either an Android phone or their streaming box which is nearly $300 =(

Did you activate it on an Android?
Looks like you can activate on PC (Chrome w/ translate) with USB C connection:

https://www.nreal.jp/activation.html

More info:

Searched around and it looks like there is a link to activate them via chrome or edge by plugging them into a usb-c port on a pc or laptop.
Looks like activation only on PC. Which might be OK.

Firmware update or Mixed Reality features via app on Android phone.
 

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Currently re-playing Control (gog version) on the deck. I have installed quite a few games and so far all of them have played fine. For GoG it was really easy I just basically copied the installed game from my PC directly to my Deck then added the game on steam and checked the compatibility box in properties and it ran fine. I had 1 issue with Technomancer (steam version) that I had to use a specific proton version or it locked up at a certain point. And Dark Devotion that plays fine but the opening video didn't display, just garbage on the screen and the subtitles showing at the bottom. It's probably a codec issue since the videos are .wmv format though there are .mp4 videos but I don't think they are used. Overall it gives me a very good impression of games on linux. I'd probably switch to desktop linux if I could get a native version of directory opus for linux. I find most of the filemanagers on linux only passable in comparison.

edit: just completed the sentence, because I booted up the deck to check something and I guess I didn't finish the line. :facepalm:

As an aside, I did fix the video playback issue on the Deck with Dark Devotion. To fix it just go into the Cines folder and delete the *.wmv files there, then in the Cines/MP4_console directory move the *.mp4 files to the Cines folder. Then rename all the *.mp4 files to *.wmv and it will play fine when you start the game. :)
 
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lobstar

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LurkerLito I was thinking about this the other day actually. Steam Deck kind of reminds me of PC gaming before 2010. Mild tinkering with settings that is juuuust above the average PC user but not completely impossible to stumble through with a guide or youtube video to help.
 

lobstar

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Hows the resolution? Does it display deck standard resolution at huge scale and make it all blocky?
I figured out how to set it for 1080p default so games have the full slew of options now. Some text looked a little off at the standard resolution but honestly with my old eyes it looked amazing.

I'd also like to report Trombone Champ is game of the decade once I figured out the gyro controls work perfectly for this game! I'm not saying it will make you play better I'm saying it's WAY more fun to play this way. This makes TC a must buy. I assure you it is a great experience on Steam Deck even though it's not yet rated.

https://twitter.com/lawrenceyang/status/1572438040173490182
 

reburnt

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I figured out how to set it for 1080p default so games have the full slew of options now. Some text looked a little off at the standard resolution but honestly with my old eyes it looked amazing.

I'd also like to report Trombone Champ is game of the decade once I figured out the gyro controls work perfectly for this game! I'm not saying it will make you play better I'm saying it's WAY more fun to play this way. This makes TC a must buy. I assure you it is a great experience on Steam Deck even though it's not yet rated.

https://twitter.com/lawrenceyang/status/1572438040173490182
Getting my Nreal's soon. Is there secret sauce to 1080p default?
 

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I just found a seller on ebay. I'm not sure if there is a better way. It did ship from Japan and I got it in about a week.
Seems like they can be ordered from Amazon Japan.
https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/Cance...4&sprefix=nreal+air+ar+glasses,aps,218&sr=8-2

Someone on Reddit found a link for Amazon USA but no stock yet.
https://www.amazon.com/Nreal-Glasses-Massive-Micro-OLED-Augmented/dp/B0BF5PRC43/

They look neat! Might get a set at some point. Thanks for the information on them.
 

Gatecrasher3000

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I just picked up these for my Steam Deck and backpack PC project. It's like 40" monitor strapped to your face. It's so much more comfortable to play with the deck held lower and having your head at a more natural position.

https://www.nreal.ai/air/
Yooo, I’ve been considering these for a long time since I got my deck. So I know the screens and sunglasses are see through, do you loose detail in the image because you’re not looking at solid image?
 

lobstar

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Yooo, I’ve been considering these for a long time since I got my deck. So I know the screens and sunglasses are see through, do you loose detail in the image because you’re not looking at solid image?
Yep. Its like when you have too much light in a room with a projector. They come with a shield so you can black out the world around you if you prefer to use them that way. I find turning the lights down is more than enough.
You can see the solid shield in this image below the nose bridges.
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Gatecrasher3000

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Yep. Its like when you have too much light in a room with a projector. They come with a shield so you can black out the world around you if you prefer to use them that way. I find turning the lights down is more than enough.
You can see the solid shield in this image below the nose bridges.
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Good to know, good to know.
Thank you.
Really wish I could see them in action before I buy them, but I guess I will need to take a shot in the dark. The cost of being on the cutting edge of tech!
Do you find you prefer to use them over just looking at your deck screen?
What is the process of connecting the Airs to your steam deck? Do you simply plug in the USB-C cable from your deck to the Airs? Do the Airs need an external power source also or are they powered completely by the steam deck?
 
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