At long last, we have a working test build of Batocera for the Steam Deck! This retro-game-focused Linux operating system boots from the microSD card slot, giving you an independent OS that you can pop into your Steam Deck when you want to play retro games. In this video I’ll do a quick demo of the setup process and show off how it’s working so far.

Note that this is a TEST BUILD and so you should expect bugs if you want to try it yourself. This does not have official support from the Batocera team at this time but will eventually make it into the official v36 release. Because Batocera resides entirely on the microSD card, there is next to zero chance of damaging your Steam Deck or SteamOS build by testing Batocera, but it’s always good to know what you’re getting yourself into ahead of time.

Batocera test build (bottom of page):
Batocera wiki page:

00:00 introduction
01:23 installation and setup
03:32 game testing showcase
05:41 summary and conclusion

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