Steam deck


Just wondering if there will be a version of the client that will be compatible with the new steam deck? I haven’t gotten one yet but hopefully later this year. Playing civ on the go has been a longtime dream

I don’t know if I’ll make a steam deck specific client, but I think it runs linux so the linux client might just work?


So I’ve got a steam deck and I managed to get PYDT working.

It’s about clunky but using the Linux version and the steam deck in desktop mode it can be made to work.

Not great for taking multiple turns at once, but one at a time works just fine.


This is great news. I’m starting a new career in long distance trucking later this year so being able to play turns on the go will be awesome

Nice, I should be getting mine this week too so I’ll give it a shot, maybe there’s some tweaks we could make to have it work better.

OK, apparently I’m not the hacker I used to be, where the heck are save files on the steam deck? I’m guessing since it’s using proton it’s loading the windows version of civ instead of the linux version and it’s not finding the files that the client puts out there, but I can’t find the folder it’s actually using. :slight_smile:

home/deck/.local/share/Steam/steam apps/compatdata/289070/pfx/drive_c/users/steam user/documents/My Games/Sid Meier’s…/Saves/Hotseat

*Your number might be different, I searched *.civ6save using Kfind to find the location of my save.

It’s weird because your using the Linux PYDT but windows civ 6 inside of proton

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Couple of things to note about my experience with this.

STeam deck installed the windows version by default of civ 6 so you have to use a modified save file location as posted above. or i guess try to use this with proton.

If i add the linux version of pydt to steam as a non steam game nothing occurs on launch. I can launch it in the desktop mode and itll copy the save correctly. but you gotta leave to use the game in big picture mode.

Tonight I am gonna try launching the game in desktop mode and maybe thatlly work. I have generally disliked the mouse emulated controls that are used when steam is running in desktop mode and i see misclicks being common in civ.

If anyone has any insight into running pydt in the normal big picture mode otherwise I guess I will report back with my findings and maybe this will impact someones purchase decision.

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