I’m at a friend’s house for the night and was invited to an among us group. Installed among us and discord, had everything working (after a restart) within 10 minutes. I was shocked that simply adding a keybind for mute/deafen just worked. Yet another “it’s just a computer” moment. I’ll have to get that discord overlay thing working at some point.

In addition, the mic seems to work pretty well without using headphones, though I can’t hear myself obviously.

I wasn’t considering upgrading to the OLED because I didn’t use the device enough, but man, I might…

    • Joelk111OP
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      43 months ago

      I needed something with a lot of surface area so my drink didn’t spill on my bed, and hey, it works.

      • andrew
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        83 months ago

        Plus it’s asset tagged so likely covered by a generous warranty or replaced by the business if it goes poorly enough.

    • Joelk111OP
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      23 months ago

      Yeah, I haven’t used it, but I found a third party plugin thing. That’s about all I know about it.

  • @PeachMan
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    33 months ago

    How did you get discord installed? Last time I tried, it was buggy and crashed. But that was over a year ago I think.

    • @PainInTheAES
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      143 months ago

      Should be able to just install the flatpak from the desktop mode app store and then add it as a game in your steam library.

    • @[email protected]
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      Flatpak is official from discord now. Should be in the KDE discovery store in desktop mode. It shouldn’t crash but discord isn’t supported very well on Linux.

      • @PainInTheAES
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        43 months ago

        It isn’t supported very well but I use it on my Linux laptop often and it works well. The major issues are scaling support because it uses an old version of Electron and screen sharing probably also an issue with Wayland/Electron. But the Steam Deck doesn’t use Wayland so it shouldn’t be an issue

        • telemachuszero
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          63 months ago

          But the Steam Deck doesn’t use Wayland so it shouldn’t be an issue

          Desktop mode doesn’t yet, game mode does.

  • Chewy
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    I’ll have to get that discord overlay thing working at some point.

    Sadly the Discord overlay is only available on Windows and Android, not SteamOS/Linux or macOS.

    • Joelk111OP
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      23 months ago

      There’s a Seperate plugin thing I found specifically for SteamDeck. That’s all I know about it.