While people think about celebrating the arrival of the new spring season with the arrival of big discounts with the Steam Spring Sale for PC and Steam Deck games, the Valve platform continues to release exciting new updates for your Steam users: last March 16th a series of novelties arrived.
The well-known platform populated by the majority of PC gamers has in fact introduced numerous improvements and changes to the client through the latest Steam update, released a few days ago and automatically made available to all subscribers. But what has been added thanks to the latest version of the service offered by Valve? Below we present the information officially published by Steam:
Fix game beta success/failure and dropdown not updating when choosing to join a password protected beta branch. Fixed Big Picture mode not opening on launching Steam on startup when configured as the default mode. Fixed a regression in ISteamHTTP talking to servers with TLS ALPN extensions but no HTTP/2 support Fixed an issue with Steam non-proprietary game controller configurations not loading properly. Fixed an issue where switching games in the controller configurator could display previous game data after making a change. Added a new feature that allows Steam users to copy existing Steam game installation and update files from one PC to another over a local network, without having to download and install from an Internet Steam content server. This reduces internet traffic and can speed up installations or updates. With the latest update, Steam users can decide who to send files to: only to themselves, only to friends or to everyone. The default is for self only. Learn more about this new feature here. Introduced a user interface that replaces the “What’s New” section of the Library when pre-purchased games are available to pre-load or install and play. Added a startup user interface for account selection Added a “Logout” option to the main menu that removes the credentials for the logged in account from the computer. Fixed a crash when the OS tells Steam to shut down. Improved game performance when using the Steam Workshop API Updated the profile games page with a new style and improved performance Fixed crash for some uses of %command% in shortcut launch options Fixed surrounding quotes exe’s and shortcut paths Fixed the “Steam Library Folder” dialog appearing in Downloads settings Fixed soundtrack album art, artist and song information not appearing in the Additional Content section of the game details application Fixed some actions that should have opened external applications, such as a URL in the default browser, but did nothing. Fixed another issue blocking download of precached shaders Improved Big Picture mode performance with Nvidia GPUs Fixed issue where the old BPM on-screen keyboard appeared at the same time as the new BPM virtual keyboard Fixed issue where the user could not re-enter a context sub-menu after backing out of it Fixed incoming chat messages not being delivered correctly during gameplay. Reduced background flashing when scrolling through games on the home screen Game invites in the quick access menu now open a context menu by default to accept the invite, rather than going to the chat tab and having to press “Accept”. Added the ability to retrieve Steam Runtime system information for Linux devices. Improved UI responsiveness when reconnecting to Steam. Fixed a garbled UI that could occur for a second or two when launching Steam. Removed the non-clickable area at the bottom of the library Fixed the ability to rename collections, which was instead interpreted as a navigation in the app grid Added “Turn off link to Steam” to the Big Picture power menu Fixed crash during voice chat Fixed crash when authorizing a microtransaction purchase in the overlay Fixed the Play button stealing attention when a game is launched Fixed “Find games to play with friends” not working in Big Picture mode Throttling width of settings, chat and other non-grid based views when using larger monitors Fixed the screen remaining blurry after closing a ‘What’s New’ post. Fixed an issue where the game window would not focus properly after launching on Windows 10 or 11. Fixed an issue where Steam would not focus properly after exiting a game. Fixed loading throbber misalignment after login. Fixed Universal Search not applying mature content filtering preferences. Added support for the Sony DualSense Edge controller, including support for back button remapping. Added a load throbber when waiting for a Steam Cloud update. Improved the latency of the Workshop query in the Configuration Browser and fixed problems opening configurations or opening the wrong tab due to not receiving results. Added a load throbber that shows up when querying the workshop in the Setup Browser Fixed PS5 Edge settings leaking into the PS5 controller Fixed Steam Link app floating touch gyroscope not working Fixed crash on exit deadzone display Fixed display of physical inputs only looking at first connected controller Fixed rumble for Nintendo Joy-Con controllers Added support for Razer Wolverine V2 controllers Added ability to reset controller input mapping device in the New Big Picture Added the ability to install and uninstall the Windows Xbox Enhanced Features driver to the New Big Picture controller settings. Updated the Windows Xbox Enhanced Features driver with the following changes: Added support for Xbox Series X controllers connected via the Xbox Wireless Adapter. Fixed the delay in detecting hot-plugged USB controllers, which sometimes caused controllers to be duplicated in Steam. Fixed interference with Victrix Control Hub after driver is uninstalled Fixed Logitech F310 controller input on macOS and Linux Added mapping for DualSense Edge wireless controller on Linux (note that advanced feature support requires Steam is able to access /dev/hidraw* devices). Fixed inadvertent gyro rotation axis inversion on Steam Deck Added some optimizations on the interaction of DualSense adaptive activation effects with the Bluetooth stack.
Moved Advanced HDR options to Developer Settings Streaming games are now included in the “Ready to Play” games filter, although the default action is still to install locally. Fixed a bug that prevented some demo apps that store files under the full game’s App ID from uploading to the Steam Cloud from Steam Deck devices. Stopped requiring users to sign up for Steam Deck rewards if they chose the “Skip Forever” option. Fixed some transparency issues with the game overlay background.
The innovations introduced in the last few days are really many, which will improve the experience for PC and Steam Deck users. In the meantime, however, we continue to think about the spring sales and the possibility of redeeming Tiny Tina assault on the dragon’s rock for free on Steam.
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