Finding Steam Deck settings for Satisfactory that provide a 3 hour battery life has taken me a good amount of time. These settings are great for my “mid-sized” 150-hour game, but as the build expands, I’ll definitely need to increase TDP to keep the framerate acceptable. I can play Satisfactory on the train, and it’s a lot of fun.
Custom controller settings
My Steamdeck community controller profile is listed as “satisfactory-deck” in the upload. Right touchpad has a radial menu of special keys, whereas the left touchpad has a radial menu for numbers. L4/R4 enter unique building/destroying action layers with a logically designed dpad user interface. Steamdeck is very playable without a keyboard or mouse. Although a mouse or keyboard is still nice at home.
Settings changes in the Steam UI
- 40 fps (almost as nice as 60 but much lower power draw)
- Manual GPU clock limit set to 600 Mhz
- TDP limit 6 watt (bigger models will probably need to increase this TDP limit to maintain that rate, but fine on my 50hrs of play time)
Settings changes in the app “video” options
These settings seem to look almost as good as the stock ‘ultra’ config but have substantially reduced power consumption.
- Turn on VSync inside the app – this is very important, because otherwise the app still burns lots of CPU, even though we are limiting frame rate to 40 FPS
- Switch to use the VULKAN rendering API
- Lower everything to low. Except for view distance, anti-aliasing and vfx-effects, set those to medium.
- Turn off motion blur
- Turn off contact shadows
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