Client Update - Valve
Jun 16, 2004
An update to the Steam client and HLDS update tool has just been released. Steam will update itself automatically when you restart. Here is a list of the changes:

    STEAM CLIENT CHANGES / ADDITIONS:
  • Steam will now generate a receipt when you purchase a product, instead of sending it via e-mail
  • Removed email verification
  • All Steam error messages are now localized
  • Improved offline behavior if no SteamUI.dll or Steam.dll present
  • Improved content server responsiveness
  • Disabled background preloaders when any game is running
  • Preloader checks to see if an item will fit in the cache (improves going offline)
  • Improved behavior of content "tickets" (thrown out if system clock more than 4 weeks off)
  • Improved loading progress bar time calculation
  • Improved startup speed of Steam
  • Improved responsiveness of user cancel
  • Changed legal characters in new account names to only be 'a'-'z', 'A'-'Z', '0'-'9', and '_'

    HLDS UPDATE TOOL CHANGES / ADDITIONS:
  • Added "-retry" flag -- auto-retry to get content every 30 seconds

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