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Steam Client, HLDS Update Released

Client Update - Valve
Aug 3, 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:
  • Improved error messages when Steam system is busy
  • Improved error messages when login fails
  • Improved ability to monitor system performance
  • Improved startup times
  • Improved cache loading behavior for single-player games
  • Added features for CyberCafes
  • Improved use of large cache files
  • Keep local account information more up-to-date
  • Improved response to ContentServer connection loss
  • Improved server communication
  • Improved command-line handling
  • Added opt-out options for marketing messages via the Settings dialog
  • Changed monitor to show games instead of caches
  • Smoothed out monitor bandwidth usage display
  • Added "browse games" button -- opens storefront

    HLDS UPDATE TOOL:
  • Improved handling of encrypted files
  • Added "-command list" option to list the valid "-game" flags you can specify

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