Is Manor Lords playable on Steam Deck? Answered

Can Manor Lords be played on the Steam Deck?

The highly-anticipated city builder and strategic simulator from Slavic Magic is now available for gamers to dive into. But the big question remains – Can you play Manor Lords on your Steam Deck smoothly, or will you need to perform some sort of mystical ritual to get it running? Let’s take a closer look.

While Manor Lords is still in Early Access and some features are still in development, the game actually runs quite well on Valve’s portable console. However, in order to enjoy a seamless gaming experience, you may need to make some adjustments to your device to ensure that the game runs smoothly both in terms of performance and gameplay.

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According to reports, playing Manor Lords on the Steam Deck with low graphical settings at a resolution of 1280×800 – which is the default resolution for the Steam Deck – can provide a comfortable gaming experience with a stable 60 fps. This bodes well for fans of this genre, as Manor Lords promises to offer an enjoyable gaming experience. However, there are still some challenges to overcome.

One of the drawbacks of playing Manor Lords on the Steam Deck is the issue with text size, which can make reading tutorial texts and navigating the game UI quite challenging. To address this, players can adjust the interface scale slider in the Language & Accessibility tab within the Settings menu.

In addition, the game currently faces compatibility issues with controllers, requiring players to use external software to customize keybinds for the Steam Deck buttons or rely heavily on the touchscreen and touchpads. It is hoped that future updates to the game will address these issues and introduce more features that cater to Steam Deck users, making the gaming experience more enjoyable on the go.