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Steam Deck ~ PC Switch

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Infinitron, May 25, 2021.

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Will you buy one?

  1. Yes, take my jew scheckles!

    38 vote(s)
    32.8%
  2. No, this is consolitis creeping into a PC.

    49 vote(s)
    42.2%
  3. Kingcomrade

    29 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. dacencora Learned

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    Lmao. Our resident PhD in Computer Science, ladies and gentlemen.

    “You just have to press a button!”
     
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  2. TemplarGR Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Bethestard

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    Figuratively speaking, idiot. Do you want me to detail the procedure here in a few pages? I know you feel butthurt i am more educated than you, i can't help you though. You are just doomed to feel inferior to me.
     
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  3. dacencora Learned

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    Lmao. Whatever you need to tell yourself buddy.
     
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  4. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

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    I'm positively shocked by how many of my Steam friends are making deposits on this.
     
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  5. whydoibother Magister

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    That's what an emulator does, retard.
     
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  6. ADULF HITLOR FAN KLUB Learned

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    Screw it, I caved and reserved a 512GB model.

    The thing that attracts me most to the Steam Deck is the fact that it is a really neat little PC with an x86 SoC. You can do so much more with it than just play games.
     
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  7. Fedora Master Arcane Patron Edgy

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  8. ADULF HITLOR FAN KLUB Learned

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  9. Fedora Master Arcane Patron Edgy

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  10. DJOGamer PT Arcane

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    >Reading IN PUBLIC
    >Discussing philosophy, in public, WITH WOMEN

    What pretentious fucking faggot made that shit image?
    Acceptable public behaviour for a man is catcalling broads, drinking beer and discussing last night's game
     
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  11. SoupNazi rial billionaire Patron

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    Strap Yourselves In Serpent in the Staglands
    I like the idea of taking this with me on trips. Plane or train rides when things open up, or at hotels that have shitty bars that close early.

    This year I've already been to a hotel that would let you put in the reservation that you want a Samsung DeX-enabled setup in the room, which is super useful but obviously no serious gaming can be done, I just used it once to circumavigate the company VPN on my laptop and ended up just watching YouTube and browse the Codex. If I can have that and kill some otherwise often very boring nights at a hotel, that'll be cool. Usually during those times I'm way too mentally spent to read a book anyway, so some primitive consumerism is a much easier time to unwind.
     
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  12. TemplarGR Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Bethestard

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    Location: Bulgaria....

    You fucking imbecile barbarian, you should be careful when you address your Byzantine masters. Go back to your goats.

    An emulator essentially creates a virtual machine/processor that takes cpu INSTRUCTIONS (and not just calls) in real time and translates them for another architecture. For example, imbecile, a Switch emulator captures ARM architecture instructions, translates them to x86 cpu instructions, then executes them. After their execution, it also needs to translate their API into a PC architecture API, for example Switch graphics API to Direct3D, OpenGL, Vulkan etc, sound to sound, etc etc.

    WINE, which is short for Wine Is Not an Emulator, just replaces the windows libraries with opensource libraries that can run on Linux. There is no translation involved, it is like for example browsing the net with a different browser. Instead of sending the website to Chrome, you send it to Firefox.
     
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  13. SoupNazi rial billionaire Patron

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    Yeah, other than the two GTA games that are I think exclusive to it, I don't remember a single thing interesting me on PSP...
     
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  14. Tehdagah Arcane

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  15. Alpan Magister Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    I think it's pretty cool that you can install whatever you want on it. As far as I can tell, even beyond the Switch comparisons, nothing like this device exists; at least not with a reasonably capable APU like this one has.
     
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  16. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Wine is just a reimplementation of windows system libraries, there is no emulation involved.
     
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  17. Paul_cz Arcane

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    Accurate, the only devices like this that exist are significantly weaker while being two to three times more expensive.

    I was considering getting a laptop for gaming outside of home, but Valve resolved my dillema - Steam Deck is much more convenient for my use.
     
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  18. ferratilis Savant

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    For those who wondered about the meaning of that Jurassic Park reference:

    https://www.gamesradar.com/steam-deck-website-easter-egg-pokes-fun-at-the-steampal-leak/
     
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  19. Biscotti Arbiter Patron

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    Fun fact: The 3D file manager featured in that scene was an actual file manager called fsn, no Hollywood bullshittery for once.
     
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  20. Fedora Master Arcane Patron Edgy

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    Well, no wonder it never took off.
     
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  21. Jiggy Boobles TESTOSTERONIC As Fuck™ Patron

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    Metro Exodus will run shit on computers that haven't even been imagined yet. And it's not like it's graphically amazing or this generation's Crysis or anything. It's just TERRIBLY coded.
     
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  22. Jiggy Boobles TESTOSTERONIC As Fuck™ Patron

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    Anyway bros the poll is meaningless. It's not like any of you are ever going to own one of these things. You thought the PS5 shortage was bad? This will be on a whole other level. Sony is an old player in the console game, they are used to selling bajillions of units and they can't keep up. Gaben sells shovelware indie games and made a controller once that like 4 people bought. This thing will never be in stock anywhere.

    And retards on the codex will blame MUH MINERZ. You heard it here folks.
     
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  23. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Imagine thinking the GPU shortage isn't due to miners when you can print money even when buying a GPU at 300% of MSRP.
    No, there's just a magical massive increase in demand that came from nowhere. Just a massive surge in people entering PC gaming, of course. Nvidia seeing record, continual quarterly growth is a lie pushed by the people who want to blame the blameless miners that buy every GPU as soon as it's available.
    https://nvidianews.nvidia.com/news/nvidia-announces-financial-results-for-first-quarter-fiscal-2022
    :lol:
     
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  24. Azdul Augur

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    Most anti-cheat systems won't get Linux versions - for the same reason why you cannot emulate them. They're doing stuff that user application should never do.

    It's like supporting Denuvo on Linux - it will not happen, and it is probably for the better.
     
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  25. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    denuvo games work fine on linux though
     
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