Best Texas Chain Saw Massacre Steam Deck settings

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Leatherface hunting a survivor in Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

Hoping to play Texas Chain Saw Massacre on Steam Deck? This new asymmetrical horror game based on the beloved slasher franchise is all about intense matches and short bursts of gameplay, making it perfect for the Steam Deck. So, let's see how to get it running on your handheld machine!

In this guide, we'll tell you the best settings to use for Texas Chain Saw Massacre if you're playing on Steam Deck. We've also got some more specific tips on getting the game running, because things don't work straight out the box once you've downloaded it, so you'll have to hold on a tight for a few minutes before you start thinking about strategies on how to survive Leatherface!

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How do I get Texas Chain Saw Massacre to work on Steam Deck?

First up, you should know that Texas Chain Saw Massacre won't instantly work on Steam Deck. When you've installed it and try to play for the first time, you'll get an error message. The game says you need Microsoft C++ Runtime for the game to work, an inevitable drawback of the Steam Deck using Linux.

Fortunately, it's quite easy to resolve this. Just follow these instructions:

  • Head to Desktop Mode on your Steam Deck.
  • Go to the Discover store, and search for and install a program called Protontricks.
  • Then load that up while still in Desktop Mode, and it'll ask you which game to alter. Of course, select Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
  • On the next menu, choose 'Select a wine prefix,' then 'Install a Windows DLL or component'.
  • After a brief wait, it'll open up a bunch of different options for wine files to install. Scroll all the way to the bottom, finding vcrun2022.
  • Select and install this file, then head back into Gaming Mode.
  • Now, when you try to run Texas Chain Saw Massacre, it should work perfectly!
A survivor hiding from a killer in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
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Texas Chain Saw Massacre Steam Deck - Best settings

Once you've bypassed the pesky C++ error and can finally play Texas Chain Saw Massacre on Steam Deck. Then, you'll need to determine the best settings to get optimum performance. This is what we're going with:

  • Proton: 8.0-3
  • Graphics: Default
  • FPS: 30
  • Refresh rate: 60

In all honesty, Texas Chain Saw Massacre seems to run pretty well on Steam Deck without fiddling with many settings. Once you've resolved those wine problems and have access to the game, it should work solidly out of the box. If you need to switch up any settings you can use our recommendations above, but things will likely work quite smoothly.

That's it for our guide to the best Steam Deck settings for Texas Chain Saw Massacre! For more like this, check out our picks of the best free multiplayer games, and the best free action games.

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