Steam Decks Compared! 64GB vs 512GB

Steam Decks Compared! 64GB vs 512GB

There are a few options available when purchasing the Steam Deck, and I happened to get my hands on both the 64GB and 512GB models. So let’s take a look at each model and see whether the minor unique qualities between them is worth the $250 price difference.

Hard drive upgrade
Instructions
Reserve a Steam Deck

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My Portable OLED Steam Deck Setup

My Portable OLED Steam Deck Setup

Let’s put together a travel-friendly portable monitor setup for both budget and premium experiences.

** Note that when making the video the Innocn OLED monitor price was $680, but it is currently being sold for $560.

Items used in the review:
Innocn 4K OLED monitor
Innocn also sells a 1080p, non-touch, non-battery OLED monitor for $350

AWOW 1080p LCD monitor
AWOW monitor review video
Note that the AWOW monitor is now sold out, but Innocn makes a similar 1080p LCD portable monitor for $150

Lamicall tablet stand
Lamicall official site

  • use code RussFS02 for 30% off
    They will also be holding a 30% off Father’s Day sale (more info in their social media channels)

ACEFAST charger (black)
ACEFAST charger (white)

  • use code “ACEFASTa19” for 10% off the charger through 30JUN2022 (black model only)
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My Ultimate Steam Deck Emulation Setup

My Ultimate Steam Deck Emulation Setup

After a few weeks of tinkering, I finally have my Steam Deck set up exactly the way I like. This video will show you my setup, which is a combination of EmuDeck, EmulationStation, Xbox Cloud Gaming, standalone Linux games, and my Steam library.

EmuDeck
EmulationStation
Xbox Cloud Gaming setup
Itch.io Linux games
SteamGridDB

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EmulationStation on Steam Deck! Showcase and Guide

EmulationStation on Steam Deck!  Showcase and Guide

Well, that didn’t take long. The desktop version of EmulationStation works really well with the Steam Deck, and allows you to streamline your emulation setup on this impressive handheld. Plus it works in perfect sync with EmuDeck, allowing you to have preconfigured emulation settings AND multiple options when it comes to organizing your ROM library. In this video we’ll go over basic setup, add artwork, and improve how it displays in SteamOS.

Download EmulationStation Desktop Edition here, and be sure to check out their extensive user guide.

Other tools used in this video:
EmuDeck for emulator auto-configuration
SteamGridDB for posters, heroes, grid, and logo images
ScreenScraper.fr to sign up for a free account for scraping images

Note that while I didn’t show it in the video, you can go into Main Menu > Other Settings and adjust the default emulators to your liking. This is helpful if you have a preferred RetroArch core or want to use a standalone emulator.

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Introducing EmuDeck: Steam Deck Emulation Configuration Tool!

Introducing EmuDeck: Steam Deck Emulation Configuration Tool!

Let’s check out the new tool called EmuDeck, which will preconfigure all of your Steam Deck emulators and also set up the Steam ROM Manager for you, too. You can have your whole retro library up and running within SteamOS in 20 minutes, complete with fancy game art, customized controls, universal hotkeys, and more.

Check it out here
EmuDeck discord
EmuDeck discussion on Reddit

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More Emulation Testing on that *Large Linux-based Handheld*

More Emulation Testing on that *Large Linux-based Handheld*

In this video we’ll cover all the game emulation I wasn’t able to cover in a previous video showcasing a certain new Linux-based handheld device. For those of you wondering why the wording in my video is so cryptic, this video is helpful.

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Steam Deck Emulation Showcase & Guide

Steam Deck Emulation Showcase & Guide

At this point, what CAN’T the Steam Deck do? In this video we’ll look at the emulation performance of the Steam Deck within its stock SteamOS operating system. We’ll also discuss my findings with getting Batocera running on the handheld.

Links mentioned in the video:
Steam ROM Manager
Batocera installation guide
RetroArch starter guide

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Valve Steam Deck Impressions: Size, Weight, and Controls

Valve Steam Deck Impressions: Size, Weight, and Controls

I finally have a Steam Deck in hand, and so in this video I will walk you through the experience of holding this popular new device. Is it too big? Why are the controls so high up? Why did they use so much space for those trackpads? Let’s find out together.

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AYANEO NEXT — One Month Later

AYANEO NEXT — One Month Later

The AYANEO Next is launching its IndieGoGo campaign, and so I thought it was time to do an update video to complement the in-depth review video I made last month. In this video we’ll talk about my everyday use of the device, some tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way, and whether this handheld PC is worth its premium price.

More info here
AYANEO links and tools

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