The Deckverse - imagine Digital Foundry but all things Steam Deck

HerrTiSo

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I would love to introduce you to my passion project:
The Deckverse

Most comparable to Digital Foundry, the channel is supposed to offer detailed performance analyses, optimized settings, hardware tweaks and much more. The extensive preparation of the project alone took months of work: A specially written graph translator, which reads accurate MangoHUD logging values is just the tip of the iceberg.

Thanks to more than 15 years of experience as a tech journalist, I look back on an extensive industry contact network, e.g. to people at many game developers. This allows me to get in touch now and then to help out with Steam Deck compatibility optimization: Most recently with People Can Fly and the resulting change of Outriders Steam Deck compatibility.

I plan to produce extensive videos with performance analysis, optimized settings and bug fixes for current bigger releases, as well as shorter content for indies and older games. Since this is currently still a part-time gig, the initial plan is to produce big videos every two weeks and a handful of smaller ones in between.

As soon as I have finished the latest video - an extensive explanation of why the Steam Deck Display's 40Hz is a big deal and what it's all about on the technical side - upcoming content on Cyberpunk 2077 and Red Dead Redemption 2 is already lined up.

In addition, there is a Discord server where already a lot of Steam Deck users hang out and talk about many technical topics on a daily basis. Here you can also suggest games for future content.

I am looking forward to your feedback/support and hope you enjoy my work and your Steam Deck to the fullest!


 
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markipolo

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oh, that's cool... so you're planning to focus on steamdeck oriented content or category?

Also you mentioned digitalfoundry, you're not going to make stock type 4K recordings, are you? Just the journalism side.
 

HerrTiSo

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oh, that's cool... so you're planning to focus on steamdeck oriented content or category?

Also you mentioned digitalfoundry, you're not going to make stock type 4K recordings, are you? Just the journalism side.
Thanks for asking! The main focus of the project will be on performance analysis, guides on the technical aspects of the device, and behind-the-scenes collaboration with developers.

Can you elaborate on the stock type recordings question? Aside from the first video, which faced technical difficulties, all B-roll content, interviews and talking face footage will be in 4k. Gameplay not, since the deck renders at 800p natively. :)
 

markipolo

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oh, cool. 👍
behind the scenes too? that's neat.

oh, and about my other question, it's probably irrelevant as I was refering to the 1st thing I saw upon opening their website:
Digital Foundry - 4K gaming videos to remix & analyze.
Unlimited access to 4K gaming videos to remix & analyze.
Only $5 a month.
I was referring to this. 😅
Probably not related to the journalism aspect you're talking about.
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HerrTiSo

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oh, cool. 👍
behind the scenes too? that's neat.

oh, and about my other question, it's probably irrelevant as I was refering to the 1st thing I saw upon opening their website:
Digital Foundry - 4K gaming videos to remix & analyze.

Ah I see - thanks! I‘m actually on the drawing board right now regarding any additional bonus content and Patreon for example.

Currently planned for supporters:
Early Access
Behind the Scenes
Content Voting

Anything else you‘d love to see in the future? In regards of the 4k gameplay: I‘m afraid since the Steam Deck maxes its native rendering out at 800p, I couldn’t offer 4k gameplay off of the Deck. Maybe a database with config files from our Golden 40 videos including scripts to insert them accordingly on your Deck? Gonna brainstorm on that!
 
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