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Getting Minecraft and mods on Steam Deck is good and easy



Mar 19, 2022

Need to get Minecraft working simply on Steam Deck or a standard Linux desktop with out a lot fuss? This is a method you may do it and it makes it straightforward. For this I picked the PolyMC launcher (a fork of MultiMC) accessible on Flathub, as the present official Minecraft launcher Flatpak would not save your password on Steam Deck and PolyMC after all offers with modding too.

This is a latest video information for you, with textual content steps beneath:

You will discover this video additionally on the Steam Deck part of the PolyMC Wiki!

Textual content steps:

  • Set up PolyMC from the Uncover Software program Centre on Steam Deck, ensuring to pick the Beta possibility from the sources listing within the high proper nook of Uncover, or Flathub immediately for desktop Linux.
  • Launch PolyMC and add your account within the high proper nook. It helps each Mojang and Microsoft logins.
  • Go into the principle PolyMC Settings, click on Minecraft within the left panel and click on the choice to shut PolyMC when the game window opens. In any other case, loading in Game Mode / Deck UI on Steam Deck it’s going to flicker between the 2 home windows.
  • Guarantee within the PolyMC Settings that Java is ready to the newest model, which is required for the newest Minecraft.
  • Click on Add Occasion within the high left, then decide both regular Minecraft or discover some mods with the built-in search and it installs the whole lot you want for you.
  • To have the ability to launch immediately from Steam: go to the Video games menu up the highest -> click on add a Non-Steam game after which discover PolyMC within the listing.

Some YouTube feedback recommended attempting out some optimized modpacks, however actually I did not see a sufficiently big distinction when it comes to efficiency or energy use to make them really value it on Deck in contrast with vanilla Minecraft when testing on the identical map seed. Controller mods have been additionally recommended, however they’re not often up to date and sometimes solely work with particular Minecraft variations so sticking with Steam Enter and simply adjusting a couple of keys is your best option for that.

You’ll find many extra Steam Deck guides on the GamingOnLinux YouTube.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.

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