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How to Install & Best Settings

Steam Deck Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Images via Gun Interactive

In this guide, we’ll cover how to install Texas Chain Saw Massacre on Steam Deck, as well as the best settings to use for optimum performance. Let’s get started so you can unleash carnage from the palm of your hand!

How to install Texas Chain Saw Massacre on Steam Deck

Before you dive into the macabre world of Texas Chain Saw Massacre on your Steam Deck, it’s important to note that the game won’t launch instantly. Upon installing the game and attempting to play it for the first time, you might encounter an error message indicating the need for Microsoft C++ Runtime to run the game. This issue arises due to the Linux operating system used by the Steam Deck.

Thankfully, rectifying this problem is a straightforward process. Just follow these steps:

  1. Open Desktop Mode on your Steam Deck
  2. Search for and install “Protontricks” in Discover
  3. Open Protontricks and select Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  4. Choose “Install a Windows DLL or component
  5. Scroll down and install vcrun2022

After this process, Texas Chain Saw Massacre should now open properly in Gaming Mode. It’s an extra step, but well worth it to play.

Optimizing Settings for Steam Deck

Images via Gun Interactive

Once you’ve overcome the initial C++ error hurdle and can finally immerse yourself in Texas Chain Saw Massacre on your Steam Deck, it’s time to fine-tune the settings for optimal performance. Here are our recommended settings:

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

Lowering the FPS slightly helps maintain a smooth experience in busy multiplayer matches where things get hectic. Aside from that, the default settings work great out of the box.

That concludes our guide to achieving the best settings for Texas Chain Saw Massacre on your Steam Deck. Prepare to face your fears and enjoy the chilling world of asymmetrical horror wherever you go!

About The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

A gruesome asymmetrical horror title, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre game faithfully adapts the classic 1974 slasher film. Developed by Sumo Digital and published by Gun Interactive in 2023, players step into the shoes of Leatherface and his family of cannibal killers or attempt escape as a group of doomed teenage prey.