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Fallout 4’s New Update Removes Graphical Settings On Steam Deck

Fallout 4’s “next-gen” replace has eliminated the settings menu from the sport on Steam Deck and reportedly made it worse to play on Valve’s moveable PC, upsetting many gamers.

When Bethesda introduced plans to launch a brand new, huge “next-gen” patch for Fallout 4, folks had been excited. The open-world post-apocalyptic RPG, initially launched in 2015, would run and look higher on consoles. Some outdated bugs could be mounted, too and Bethesda was including new content material to the massive recreation from its Creator Membership retailer. The studio additionally promised that Fallout 4 could be Verified on Steam Deck after the replace, which many assumed could be factor. However now that the replace is out within the wild, it’s grow to be clear that Fallout 4 is definitely worse on Steam Deck in consequence. Oops!

On April 25, Bethesda launched a brand new replace for Fallout 4. In line with a number of posts on Reddit, Steam boards, Twitter, and elsewhere, gamers who downloaded the brand new replace on Steam Deck have found that, in an effort to get the sport “Verified” by Valve, Bethesda has eliminated the sport’s launcher. This was a considerably annoying pop-up on Steam Deck, nevertheless it was additionally the one solution to change the in-game visible settings in Fallout 4 on PC. Now, with the launcher gone, gamers are caught with regardless of the recreation defaults to when booted up, resulting in crashes, poor efficiency, and different issues.

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One other situation is that the replace doesn’t repair an issue gamers have handled on Steam Deck OLED, which has a 90hz display as an alternative of the 60hz display discovered on the OG mannequin. Gamers have reported that Fallout 4 nonetheless runs at half the FPS supposed when enjoying on OLED and its 90hz display. Worse, mods constructed to repair a few of these Steam Deck points and visible issues don’t work anymore due to the replace. Gamers are additionally reporting {that a} earlier FPS repair involving an .ini file isn’t working anymore after the replace.

There’s a partial workaround that provides the Fallout 4 launcher again to the Steam Deck model of the sport. Gamers want so as to add “SteamDeck=0 %command%” to Fallout 4’s launch choices within the recreation’s settings on Steam Deck. However it’s wild and never nice that gamers have to do that simply to alter visible settings whereas enjoying on Valve’s moveable PC.

It’s not all unhealthy information. Gamers on OG Steam Decks have reported that the sport runs higher, which Prime Time News24 was in a position to affirm. And lots of gamers on desktop PCs say the sport now runs at a locked 60 with improved visuals and body pacing. Hopefully, Bethesda can replace the replace to both add a settings menu to Fallout 4 (unlikely at this level) or add some solution to entry the launcher with out including a particular command for Steam Deck gamers.




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