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author: Damian Gacek

Can You Play Coral Island on Steam Deck? Settings and controls tips

In this article we will discuss the performance of Coral Island on Steam Deck. We will tell you what you need to do to make the game work quite smoothly.

Coral Island is a new farming game that has won the hearts of players, even though it is still in early access. Its format seems perfect for sitting on the couch and relaxing. That's why fans are wondering if it can be installed on Steam Deck. In this article, we will tell you how to do it.

Remember that the following solution is not official. Therefore, we cannot guarantee it will work in your case.

Install the latest version of Proton GE

Proton is the software that Valve uses to make games run on Steam Deck. Proton GE is an unofficial version of it that makes programs that don't work too well on the basic software run a little better.

Proton GE installation step by step:

  1. Enter Desktop Mode (hold Steam Deck’s power button, then select Switch to Desktop).
  2. Open Discover app store (blue bag icon).
  3. Search and install ProtonUp-Qt. Now run this program.
  4. Click “Add version” and select “ProtonGE”. Install it.
  5. You can close ProtonUp-QT and launch Steam.
  6. Find Coral Island in your library and open its Properties. In launch commands type: DXVK_ASYNC=1 %command%.
  7. Now press Compatibility and check the box "Force the use of a specific Steam Play compatibility tool”.

You must remember to update the software regularly.

If you liked this text, you are welcome to read: Coral Island - Fast Travel and Festival List. Also check out our guide.

Graphics settings

The game should run stably if you play on Medium graphics settings. Also, set Anti-Aliasing: Temporal AA; while Temporal Upsampling: Off.

Controller layout

Due to the fact that there is no official support for Coral Island on Steam Deck, the game has controls that don't quite match. This should be changed.

Set your own controller layout:

  1. Go to the Coral Island card in your library.
  2. Press the controller icon on the right side of the page.
  3. Now select the tab at the very top of Current Layout.
  4. On the top right you will see the Community Layouts category. Press it.
  5. From the list, select: Coral Island Steam Deck Controller Scheme V1.

Damian Gacek

Damian Gacek

Graduate of English Philology and English in Public Communication. His portfolio includes a scientific article on video game translation. Working with since 2019, writing for various departments. Currently, deals with guides and occasionally supports the newsroom. Interested in electronic entertainment since childhood. Loves RPGs and strategies, often also immersing himself in the depths of indie games. In his free time, works on a book and learns film editing.


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