Valve is adding additional support for anyone who wants to tinker with their Steam deck and run an alternative operating system.
Valve divided on Friday that audio drivers for Windows 10 and Windows 11 are now available steam deck. While Valve’s Steam Deck doesn’t run Windows out of the box, any user who wants to add Windows 10 or Windows 11 can do so as it can be used like a regular PC.
These drivers aim to provide a better experience, although there are few other indications. Valve also stated that these drivers are being released “as is” and therefore the company cannot offer any further support beyond the existence of the drivers. Note that dual boot isn’t currently supported if you intend to go down this route of tinkering, although Valve says the feature will come with SteamOS 3.
Buying a Steam deck is still not entirely straightforward as units are quite scarce, although hopefully that will change over time. Valve announced this in April 2022 Steam Deck Shipments have been “Ramped Up” More and more units are expected to be shipped in the coming months. In our Steam Deck review, we wrote that “Valve’s bold foray into portable gaming made an excellent first impression.”