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  • akuhtr
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    Originally posted by theuserbl View Post
    What me wonder is, that in the license file stands "Copyright 2019 Valve Corporation".
    So in 2019 the design was already finished?
    And the license exists also already on that time?


    I have also searched, which projects beside the SteamDeck are also on the gitlab.steamos.cloud.
    The only one I have found is
    https://gitlab.steamos.cloud/steamrt

    Don't know, where there is the difference to
    https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-runtime
    nah, they just copied it from CAD files form Valve Index HW :-)
    https://github.com/ValveSoftware/IndexHardware

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  • muncrief
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    Wow, this is really quite a welcome surprise. Valve is doing so many things right with the Steam Deck hardware, I'm really quite impressed.

    I still have my worries about Proton, but Valve seems to be putting their all into it, so we'll just have to wait for the feedback of average, non-Linux, gamers once Steam Deck is released.

    But I have my fingers crossed on both hands that it all works seamlessly! If it does, Valve could have an incredibly successful product on their hands.

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  • MadeUpName
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    I am not a gamer but this is a real stand up move by Steam. I hope it grows the ecosystem and works out well for them.

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  • thepreacher
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    What me wonder is, that in the license file stands "Copyright 2019 Valve Corporation".
    So in 2019 the design was already finished?
    And the license exists also already on that time?
    Quite possibly, or at least substantially compete. With a handheld you'd want to have the case designed early so you can tweak the hardware to fit, physically and thermally. Valve appears to be taking this product very seriously. It doesn't surprise me it's been years in the making.

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  • CochainComplex
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    TBH I was not expecting this. Very nice

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  • Veto
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    Originally posted by Zgembo View Post
    Yeah, I was wrong about STL, but please introduce me to a mum who can read DWG...
    Most mums should be capable of reading it, since in this context it is just an abbreviation for a "2D Drawing", which is provided as a PDF file.

    Did you even care to look at the released files before jumping the gun??

    This repository contains CAD files for the external shell (surface topology) of Steam Deck, under a Creative Commons license. This includes an STP model, STL model, and drawings (DWG) for reference.
    Last edited by Veto; 12 February 2022, 09:25 AM.

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  • schmidtbag
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    Ugh I hate people sometimes.
    Valve is doing something really cool here that nobody asked or expected them to do, and yet, people are still griping.

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  • Lycanthropist
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    Originally posted by Zgembo View Post

    Yeah, I was wrong about STL, but please introduce me to a mum who can read DWG...
    LibreDWG includes a tool to convert DWG to DXF, which can be read by FreeCAD and Inkscape among others.

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  • Zgembo
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    Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
    Everyone and their mom can read STL files.
    Yeah, I was wrong about STL, but please introduce me to a mum who can read DWG...

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  • Awesomeness
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    Originally posted by theuserbl View Post
    Thats the way, Project KillSwitch can create its Steam Deck Case, right?
    No, because they are under a non-commercial license. Phoronix apparently also cannot use the image in the article because it seems to be covered by the same license and Michael makes money off Phoronix.

    Originally posted by Zgembo View Post
    This is really cool. Too bad there are no any CC/GPL or otherwise open source software to actually open these DWG & STP files...
    Everyone and their mom can read STL files.

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