According to what has been reported on social media by those participating in the Beta of the Steam client, with the next iteration of Valve’s digital store we could say goodbye to one of the most important functions.
Also Pavel Djundik, founder and portal manager of SteamDB, gives news on social media and reports how the latest beta of the client has introduced an important change to the system for downloading games from Steam.
According to Djundik, this change intervenes directly on the mechanism used by the Valve store client for manage and authenticate the data flow downloadable from the client: “With this change, it is no longer possible to download previous versions of games, because the client requires a code ‘GetManifestRequestCode’ which is constantly generated in five minute rotations”.
If confirmed in the “stable” version of the client, starting from the next Steam update you will only be able to download the versions of the games in your possession that include the latest patch. In addition to impacting on the work done by SteamDB managers and data miner, this intervention should have serious consequences for those who usually draw on the “history of old patches” to ensure maximum compatibility with mod, the drivers or the hardware configuration of your PC.
While we wait to receive some clarifications from Valve, we remind you that from 1 to 7 October Steam Next Fest will be held with hundreds of demos.