Started adding in some material quality switches for the new potato performance spec.
So far I’m only getting rid of the WPO and depth fade stuff. Oh, and the foam on the water. It’ll look a lot little basic, but should run like the wind.
Still need to work out how to do the fog particles at the low end, and LOD all the Niagara systems.
Ages away from having to make a call, but if perf stays like this then I wouldn't ship Linux native. Proton's head and shoulders the better experience, at least on the Deck.
Best I can get out of Linux native is 55fps, at 50% screen percentage. Which looks like shit, tbh.
The windows build is on med settings, upscaling from 80%. Big ol' difference.
Always fine after a reboot of the deck. Odd.
Hmmm, another thing that seems quite common, at least with my build, is for the first launch of the native build to end up in the background. Steam seems to think it's failed, but I can hear it running.
Interesting. Perf of Linux native UE5 builds on the Steam Deck is way lower than Windows (through Proton) across the board.
Longer loading times (like, 10x more in some cases) and 2-3x slower rendering performance, even at the lowest scalability settings.
That's not great, given it'll pick Linux over Windows if both are in the channel.
Unreal Engine 5 has relatively-hidden new feature:
🔎A new full-text search that indexes assets and their content, and is extensible to search custom assets.
It's like if Content Browser and Find in Blueprints got merged in a transporter accident! Yay!🌠
Steam Deck go brrr
Ok, so hilariously the Linux Build doesn't do any scaling on the Deck, whereas the windows build appears to drop down automatically to med/high.
So, that perf on the Deck is with Lumen and VSM running, at 100% screen percentage. :D
Frankly, I'm amazed it's running in double digits...
Er, still digging into this, but on first run the Linux build is 3x slower than the Windows build running under Proton.
Found a work around to get Space Giraffe working on the deck, and solved T4K crashing at launch. I’ll add some posts to the Steam Discussion Forums when I get home.
Portable Space Giraffe lads. YUS.
Just need to persuade a certain goat to fettle the build of Space Giraffe so that’ll run as well…
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