Steam Deck Could Be The Best Way To Play Disney Dreamlight Valley

Steam Deck Could Be The Best Way To Play Disney Dreamlight Valley
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Recently released multi-platform life simulation, Dream Light Valleya little animal pathand a little Stardew Valley, and lots of Disney. It’s also the kind of game you might want to play while watching a TV show, multitasking with a handheld console. But even though it came out on Switch, this version isn’t great. Fortunately, Dream Light Valley It works great on Steam Deck with a few tweaks. Prepare to charge your Steam Deck before playing.

Don’t Worry What Steam Says, It Works

Steam currently lists Dream Light ValleyIt’s no surprise that it’s compatible with Steam Deck as “Unknown”. What this means is that the game has not yet been reviewed by Valve for compatibility. Now, a question mark and the absence of a verified check mark might scare you away, but don’t worry. After the game Dream Light Valley I had the same experience with most other playable and verified games for a few hours on Valve’s cute portable.

However, you may need to change your library filters to actually find and install it. Change the filter using the X button and change it to show all unknown and unsupported games. then you should be able to see Dream Light ValleyAssuming you own it.

With A Few Tweaks This Is A Great Way To Play

Dream Light Valley Steam Deck is a good experience right out of the box, but with a few tweaks, you can greatly improve how it plays. Before any changes, the game runs at a constant speed of 60fps. Playable, sure, but can be improved.

First, change the resolution to 1280×720 (Dreamlight doesn’t support the Deck’s native 1280×800). Leave it at 60Hz and reduce all the graphical settings to medium. Don’t mess with the Display Mode setting, as when I did this it locked up the game on the Steam Deck every time. But, with these settings, you’ll notice a nice improvement in framerate stability. You can drop the texture quality from default to low, too, as the Deck’s small screen does a good job of hiding the drop in quality. But in my time with the game, it wasn’t a necessary tweak.

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after you have Dream Light Valley While running well on the Steam Deck, you can also take advantage of the touchscreen, which allows you to easily move items in your inventory and chests. If you’re like me and like to rearrange these areas frequently, playing on the Steam Deck is great compared to using a console controller. I find the game’s inventory management time-consuming and cumbersome on a gamepad, especially when compared to a mouse or Deck’s touchscreen.

Steam Deck is perfect if you’re just logging in to check out the store, do some mining, and plant some more crops. Lately I’ve spent an hour every evening playing some games. Dream Light Valley watching task Manager or random YouTube videos.

Charge Your Steam Deck Well First

When testing battery draining games on the Steam Deck, Dream Light Valley not the worst offender, not even close. But it consumes the Deck faster than I expected. Guess all this Disney magic doesn’t come for free, huh?

Using the settings I shared earlier and without changing the system’s battery settings, a fully charged Steam Deck can play for about two and a half to three hours depending on what you’re doing in-game. Of course changes to settings can affect battery life, but don’t expect more than three hours.

In short, with a few minor tweaks, Dream Light Valley great on deck. In fact, this might be the best way to play your new slice of life game, especially if you’re someone who likes to multitask or just prefers to lounging outside on the porch while you play. Just make sure to charge your Deck first.

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