Steam Deck Beta Client Update February 22nd & Bottles 51 Update: Squashing All the Bugs

Valve’s making it easier for you to hop into game with your friends with your new Xbox Series controller and Bottles fixes loads of bugs.

Steam Deck Beta Client Update February 22nd & Bottles 51 Update: Squashing All the Bugs

The latest Steam Deck Beta Client released yesterday and it’s got some nice, albeit smaller improvements. The UI has been made snappier when reconnecting to Steam. Resuming a LAN transfer after manually stopping has been fixed.

A number of updates for the Xbox Enhanced Features driver were made including adding support for the Series X controller via the Xbox Wireless Adapter. Finally A quality of life feature is improvements to accepting a game invite from the Quick Access menu instead of having to jump to the chat interface. The full patch notes are listed below:

  • Fixes for quotes surrounding shortcut exe and paths
  • Made it easier to accept a game invite from the Quick Access menu. Selecting the invite will now prompt you to accept the invite, versus bringing you to the chat previously.
  • Added ability to retrieve Steam Runtime System Information
  • Improved UI responsiveness when reconnecting to Steam

Local Network Transfer
  • Fixed resuming a local network transfer of a game with next download in case it was manually stopped previously

Steam Input
  • Fixed crash exiting deadzone visualization
  • Fixed the physical input visualization only looking at the first connected controller
  • Fixed rumble for Nintendo Joy-Con controllers
  • Added support for the Razer Wolverine V2 controllers
  • Added the ability to reset the device input mapping in new Big Picture
  • Added the ability to install and uninstall the Windows Xbox Enhanced Features driver to the new Big Picture controller settings
  • Updated the Xbox Enhanced Features driver with the following changes:
    - Added support for Xbox Series X controllers connected via the Xbox Wireless Adapter
    - Fixed delay detecting hotplugged USB controllers, occasionally causing duplicate controllers in Steam
    - Fixed interference with the Victrix Control Hub after the steamxbox driver has been uninstalled

Remote Play
  • Added "Turn Off Steam Link" to the power menu
Steam :: Steam Deck :: Steam Deck Beta Client Update: February 22nd
Note: This update is for the Steam Deck Beta and Preview channels, and includes new features that are still being tested. You can opt into this in Settings > System > Steam Update Channel. General Fixes for quotes surrounding shortcut exe and paths Made it easier to accept a game invite from t…

In other update news, Bottles saw its 51 update get released this week. The most noticeable change will be the newly remade Bottle dialog box, but other than that it’s a lot of bug fixes. Those who may not be familiar with Bottles, it’s a graphical interface for installing Windows applications and games using the Wine translation layer. You can see it in action thanks to Nick from The Linux Experiment in the video down below.

You can see the full changelog here:

  • Translations update from Hosted Weblate by @weblate in #2533, #2545, #2577, #2586, #2610, #2611
  • frontend: Replace emote-love with library icon by @TheEvilSkeleton in #2502
  • frontend: Remove Create a Bottle description by @TheEvilSkeleton in #2541
  • frontend: Ability to name the Bottle with special characters + duplicate bug fix by @Kinsteen in #2538
  • frontend: Fix various library crashes and empty library items by @Kinsteen in #2539
  • code: Add Pylint GitHub Actions against PRs by @Kinsteen in #2556
  • fix: Fix GTK critical error at startup by @Kinsteen in #2560
  • misc: Use media types instead of patterns by @TheEvilSkeleton in #2467
  • fix/urgent: downloads not working if no terminal attached by @Kinsteen in #2564
  • fix: remove add to library button if already in library by @Kinsteen in #2561
  • misc: Update issue forms by @TheEvilSkeleton in #2550
  • Network issue template by @StoneMoe in #2588
  • code: better Pylint by @Kinsteen in #2590
  • Migrate Config from dict to object by @StoneMoe in #2464
  • Add GitHub Action close issues if people are using a too old version by @Kinsteen in #2598
  • fix incorrect text codec detection by @StoneMoe in #2585
  • fix: Fix patool double extracting when not needed by @Kinsteen in #2591
  • fix: Invert get_file() and get_path() by @TheEvilSkeleton in #2625
  • Remake New Bottle dialog by @TheEvilSkeleton in #2505
  • frontend: Add toast for "Run Executable" by @TheEvilSkeleton in #2614
  • misc: Add information using bottles-cli by @TheEvilSkeleton in #2643
  • fix: Error when adding shortcut to Steam by @Kinsteen in #2589
  • fix: Create bottle crashing if no Nvidia GPU and NVAPI installs by @Kinsteen in #2607
  • Update translation files by @flipflop97 in #2656
  • fix inconsistent return type for WineCommand by @StoneMoe in #2658
  • flatpak: Remove Pillow by @jannuary in #2672
  • frontend: Gracefully handle ridiculous names by @jannuary in #2673
  • Make sure ListView gets updated properly when deleting a bottle by @cyberphantom52 in #2596
  • fix: Properly set paths for launch options dialog by @TheEvilSkeleton in #2695
  • fix terminal download progress crash by @StoneMoe in #2662
  • Don't enable Steam Runtime when switching to wine-ge-proton by @SuperSamus in #2593
  • release: 51.0 by @TheEvilSkeleton in #2702
  • Release Bottles 51.0 · bottlesdevs/Bottles
    What’s Changed Translations update from Hosted Weblate by @weblate in #2533, #2545, #2577, #2586, #2610, #2611frontend: Replace emote-love with library icon by @TheEvilSkeleton in #2502frontend:...

    So are you going to experiment with Bottles? Do you use a Xbox Wireless Adapter with your Steam Deck? What’s your favorite controller for the Steam Deck? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below!