Client Update - Valve
An update has been released for the Steam Client and will be automatically downloaded.

  • Added integration with Steam Refunds and Support Site
  • Reduced the delay when reconnecting to Steam after waking from sleep or changing networks
  • Reduced the amount of disk space necessary to decrypt a preloaded game
  • Fixed the "Quit" option in the offline-mode startup dialog box not quitting Steam immediately
  • Fixed showing launch option for additional DLC before content finished installing
  • Fixed odd menu behavior when clicking between Steam windows while a menu is visible
  • Fixed a bug where AltGr+Key on non-US keyboards would trigger Ctrl+Key shortcuts
  • Fixed bugs when using Alt+Left/Right (Mac: Cmd+Left/Right) to navigate main window history
  • Fixed keystrokes in web views being diverted to the Find popup even after it is dismissed
  • Fixed choppy framerate when watching broadcasts or videos in a background window
  • Fixed situations where the Status menu checkmark could disappear or otherwise not match your actual online status
  • Reduced length of the suggested folder name for backups of multiple games

Big Picture
  • Fixed a bug where the web browser would not scroll to the top when "Home" is pressed
  • Improved support for collecting information during pre-purchase checkout
  • Fixed a rare bug that could block users from completing Big Picture login after a password reset
  • Fixed a bug that could cause disabled UI elements to incorrectly appear active

In-Home Streaming
  • Fixed a bug that blocked reconnection to the host for a short time after ending a stream
  • Fixed a bug where attaching a Xbox 360 Controller mid-game could generate unexpected controller input

  • Fixed a bug where Steam windows could move completely off-screen if maximized on a secondary monitor which contains the taskbar and is to the left of the primary monitor

Mac OS X
  • Fixed a bug which rendered black pages instead of web content for some users
  • Added Command-[ and Command-] hotkeys for forward and back navigation
  • Reduced energy impact of leaving Steam running in the background

  • Improved font appearance of cross-language CJK characters when running with Japanese language settings
  • Fixed an issue under network settings that would show invalid/missing networks as configurable
Client Update - Valve
(NOTE: This update was re-released on May 15 to include a new security fix.)

An update has been released for the Steam Client and will be automatically downloaded.

  • Updated the web control to CEF version 41.0.2272.104
  • Improved CPU and memory usage in the web control
  • Changed the "Verify Integrity" progress box to permit access to the rest of the Steam client
  • Fixed cases where the server browser did not respect the current pings-per-minute limit
  • Fixed bugs which caused CD key receipts to print incorrectly
  • Fixed failure to back up all game content in certain cases (eg. for FSX)
  • Fixed a denial-of-service exploit that could be used to crash Steam remotely. (Thanks to Elvis Collado of HP DVLabs working with HP's Zero Day Initiative for reporting this exploit.)

Big Picture
  • Added the ability to filter your friends list
  • Added a disk management page to settings that lets you view and delete installed games
  • Stopped displaying daisy wheel for checkboxes and other non-text inputs on web forms

In-Home Streaming
  • Fixed a crash when exiting the streaming client

  • Fixed compatibility issues preventing Steam from starting on older Athlon XP CPUs
  • Fixed a bug which could result in two screenshots for a single key press in games which process input via both DirectInput and Win32 messages

  • Fixed double-triggering of the Enter key when typing in text fields on web pages
Client Update - Valve
NOTE: this update was re-released on 4/13 to address a crash which affected dedicated servers for some multi-player games.

An update has been released for the Steam Client and will be automatically downloaded.

  • Added the ability to set command-line launch options for non-Steam game shortcuts
  • Fixed crash when taking screenshots in some games launched from Big Picture mode
  • Fixed non-responsive UI buttons in the Steam Overlay music browser
  • Fixed loss of mouse input in the Steam Overlay after visiting certain Web pages (such as Vimeo or YouTube)
  • Fixed situations where selecting a game from Downloads would not navigate to the correct Library page

Big Picture
  • Fixed incorrect rejection of password-protected beta entry for certain games in Big Picture
  • Fixed non-responsive mouse on Web pages with small amounts of vertical or horizontal scrolling
  • Fixed bad image placement and text layout in game descriptions which contain inline images

In-Home Streaming
  • Improved compatibility and performance when streaming fullscreen DX9 games
  • Improved compatibility with additional games using DX10/11
  • Fixed mouse input for Metro: Last Light, Kerbal Space Program, and other games
  • Fixed a bug which could cause the mouse cursor to drift or snap back to old positions
  • Fixed bugs with desktop streaming when the top-left monitor is not the primary monitor
  • Fixed crash when quitting a streamed game while a game controller is connected
  • Fixed crash when using NVIDIA hardware encoding on Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • Fixed occasional pauses/hangs in some games that use Steamworks peer-to-peer networking features

  • Fixed bug that re-enabled WiFi adapters when launching the Steam Client (intended for SteamOS only)

  • Fixed a Steam client crash when inputting advanced network settings
Client Update - Valve
Steam Client Update Released

An update has been released for the Steam Client and will be automatically downloaded.

  • Fixed loading Workshop items in offline mode
  • Fixed rare corruption of downloaded workshop content
  • Removed out of date chat dialog notice about "new" item trading feature on first use
  • Hid unrelated Steam Overlay UI when authorizing an in-game transaction

  • Added automatically lowering encoding settings if machine is unable to encode at the minimum required frame rate
  • Added mini mode for viewing a broadcast so viewers can continue to watch a broadcast while also using the Steam Client window
  • Added pop out button to move viewing a broadcast from the Steam Client window to a new window
  • Added viewing a broadcast through Big Picture
  • Added support for recording only game audio from 64-bit processes on Windows 8
  • Fixed needing to approve the first viewer of a broadcast twice

In-Home Streaming
  • Fixed regression recording audio on Linux
  • Fixed crash when In-Home Streaming host machine failed to initialize Nvidia hardware encoding or had SLI enabled
  • Fix capture logic for windows which span multiple monitors
  • Add support for games which directly set the mouse cursor position
  • Implemented streaming controller support for Far Cry 4 and Gone Home

In-Home Streaming & Broadcast
  • Fixed audio crackle and audio loss experienced by some users after 20+ minutes of streaming on Windows
  • Extended DirectX 10/11 video recording to support additional games, including Cities: Skylines
  • Fixed recording audio on computers that have been running for a significant amount of time without a reboot (multiple weeks)
  • Fixed rare crash when audio recording device returned incorrect timestamps

Big Picture
  • Added support for the new Steam controller. The older generation Steam controller is no longer supported.
  • Fixed current view in the web favorites page being incorrect if you closed multiple tabs at a single time
  • Fixed possible process hang when stopping video playback
  • Fixed regressed layout of movie player controls
  • Fixed rare blank UI if you hit escape at the wrong time during the splash screen
  • Added hardware pages in Steam Store
  • When launching a game that is already running, attempt to switch to that game instead of showing an error message

  • Fixed blocking problem affecting some uses of peer-to-peer networking API

  • Fixed some web pages not displaying if the content was static
  • Fixed some games failing to draw text
Client Update - Valve
Steam Client Update Released

An update has been released for the Steam Client and will be automatically downloaded.

  • Added UI listing your owned DLC in the library details view
  • Changed recent games lists to include recent purchases as well as recently played
  • Added a new Browser settings page with new option to delete the cookies use by the built in Steam browser
  • Fixed some cases where certain long chat messages could cause long client hangs
  • Fixed drop down options in settings dialog initially showing as blank
  • Fixed a crash in OpenGL games when taking a screenshot or recording video
  • Fixed multiple crashes on shutdown & client restart for update
  • Fixed check boxes in list panels flickering or not rendering immediately after mouse wheel scroll of the list
  • Improved responsiveness of library details view for games where you have many friends who play
  • Fixed case where running a game that has Cloud Sync disabled, when in Offline Mode, could cause existing Cloud files to be overwritten
  • Fixed rare crash updating task bar icon jump list contents on Windows
  • Changed menu item to use web site to find driver updates for AMD graphics cards
  • Fixed bug detecting Windows Compatibility mode set on the Steam Client

Big Picture
  • Improved scroll bar behavior when dragging or clicking the bar/thumb regions with the mouse
  • Fixed potential out-of-memory crash when changing from Steam to Big Picture mode or back again
  • Improved slider control behavior
  • Performance improvements for situations with many UI panels updating/painting
  • Fixed a case where the activity feed could fail to load the right pane contents for roll ups with a large number of items
  • Fixed a bug where font styling on ranges within labels could be invalid after a resolution change
  • Fixed video playback over SSL
  • Fixed a rare crash trying to load zero byte image content
  • Fixed a crash when playing video
  • Fixed rare hang on launch or when switching from Steam to Big Picture on Linux
  • Fixed some text not rendering on Linux

  • Added option to record only game audio (new default for all broadcasts)
  • Broadcasts are now more resilient to failures with system audio recording
  • Improved mixing of game/system audio and microphone
  • Fixed some games minimizing when full screen and a broadcast starts
  • Fixed broadcaster not seeing chat messages if broadcast was stopped then started again during the same game session
  • Added video encoder tuning setting (prioritize video quality or capture performance)
  • Fixed regression which would result in broadcasts unexpectedly stopping, usually with "Missing Keyframe"
  • Fixed changing between push to talk vs. voice activated microphone recording during a broadcast
  • Don’t show Broadcast notifications in-game if user is offline
  • Audio from games that require exclusive access to the sound card can be recorded when using the record only game audio setting
  • Fixed scaling when recording video in OpenGL Core games

In-Home Streaming
  • Optimized slice encoding for client decoding capabilities
  • Fixed crash if Big Picture is opened while streaming
  • Fixed possible crash when starting a stream

  • Improved caching of downloaded workshop items
  • Fixed a bug publishing a Workshop item with a preview image when using an external tool

Virtual Reality Mode
  • Fixed a bug where the Steam Client could crash when launching certain VR games

  • Fixed a bug causing Elder Scrolls Online to crash on startup when run through Steam
Client Update - Valve
Steam Client Update Released

An update has been released for the Steam Client and will be automatically downloaded. This minor release also includes all changes from the January 19 client release, detailed here.

  • Fixed taking screenshots and video capture in some OpenGL games
  • Fixed workshop items not always downloading immediately when subscribed to
  • Fixed a potential crash when shutting down the Steam client

Mac OS X
  • Fixed a crash when watching broadcast streams in full screen mode

Big Picture
  • Fixed network errors during checkout/purchasing
Client Update - Valve
Steam Client Update Released

An update has been released for the Steam Client and will be automatically downloaded.

  • Added Steam Broadcasting. See for more info.
  • Added in-game FPS counter to Steam Overlay
  • When Steam has internally scheduled a game update to be queued sometime in the future, the UI will now display a note to the user indicating that time
  • Fixed a crash preventing 64-bit Steamworks games from launching on older AMD processors
  • Fixed starting Steam if instance is already running in other local Windows user session
  • Fixed restoring game specific hardware mouse cursors when exiting the in-game overlay
  • Fixed errors in web views not localizing properly
  • Fixed occasional crash when trying to validate your email address
  • Fixed rendering the Steam Overlay in some D3D8 games.
  • Updated Windows Compatibility warnings
  • Improved synchronization and smoothness of video playback
  • Reduced CPU usage when drawing animated images or videos
  • Reduced CPU usage when interacting with the main Steam client window

Big Picture
  • Fixed to ask the user if they'd like to launch immediately or begin updating the game if an update is available but the game has been played recently
  • When running in 720p mode scale embedded web views so they are readable
  • Fixed EULA display occasionally failing to display
  • Revised navigation on profile menu
  • Fixed crash when entering a screenshot description
  • Fixed displaying screenshots for games added by shortcut

In-Home Streaming
  • Fixed severe frame drop in OpenGL games that occasionally occurred on some hardware
  • Reduced impact on game frame rate in D3D9c games when not using hardware acceleration

  • Fixed a rare bug where Steam could delete user files when failing to start

  • Fixed some combo boxes in steam client settings accepting text input when selection must be made from dropdown
Client Update - Valve
Steam Client Update Released

A minor update has been released for the Steam Client and will be automatically downloaded. This includes all changes previously released on November 12; for a full list, see the original update notes.

UPDATE: This client was re-released on Nov 25 for Mac OS X to fix a major issue with game libraries appearing to be empty.

  • Fixed a UI display issue which affected certain systems running Big Picture

Mac OS X
  • Fixed an issue which could cause the Steam Library to lose track of all installed games
  • Fixed crash on shutdown
  • Improved compatibility with Universal Access on OS X 10.9.5 and 10.10

Client Update - Valve
Steam Client Update Released

An update has been released for the Steam Client and will be automatically downloaded.

  • Add finer-grained download throttling settings
  • Fixed crash in rich text controls
  • Fixed setting passwords for private beta branches with no content change
  • Added retail disc support for FreeOnDemand apps without cd-keys
  • Fixed couple screenshot uploader bugs in displaying the number of characters left in caption
  • Fixed Steam Cloud sync issues when re-launching a game immediately after exiting it
  • Added support for playback of full screen HTML5 videos in the Web Browser
  • Fixed a race condition that could lead to a crash in rare cases on Steam startup
  • Screenshot manager dialog layout improved to account for longer localized strings
  • Music background mask updated to improve foreground content legibility
  • Fixed missing "repeat once" UI string in the desktop Music player
  • Desktop client graphics updated (Big Picture controller icon, Background images)
  • Fix performance problem with large numbers of concurrent p2p connections.

Big Picture
  • Allow the controller related game launch prompt to be turned off for a game
  • Fixed being able to add free games and free DLC to your library
  • Added filtering of promotional messages by platform and controller type
  • Fixed positioning of some Store carousels when running in low resolutions
  • Added Early Access indicator to game panel in note section
  • Added controller and OS support icons to DLC view
  • Fixed getting stuck at Downloads page with no way to leave
  • Store and Library improvements have been made to help users identify locally playable content. For more information, visit
  • Locally playable content featured by default, as OS or input device warrants
  • Store settings added to enable advanced users to view all Steam content, regardless of local playability
  • Optional dropdown added to Store, to enable advanced users to quickly switch between viewing locally playable and all Steam content
  • Search results display locally playable content first
  • Notes, icons, and cart warning added to store views to indicate additional input and in-home streaming requirements, as applicable
  • Library default view set to display locally playable games, as appropriate
  • Improved playback of videos in the Web Browser
  • Fixed youtube videos reloading when switching tabs in the Web Browser

  • Fixed a race leading to a rare crash when exiting Steam on Windows
  • Improved in-game overlay compatibility with some newer d3d11 games that utilize IDXGIFactory2 (Audiosurf 2)

Mac OS X
  • Fixed the TAB key not working correctly in Web forms
  • Retina display graphics improved (Checkboxes and radio buttons)

  • Fixed web views not displaying if you run Steam under multiple OS user accounts

In-Home Streaming
  • Fixed a regression preventing the stream from stopping when a game exits
  • Fixed flickering on NVIDIA SLI host configurations

  • Fixed crash when updating a Workshop item using the ISteamUGC interface with a NULL change description
  • Cached retrieved guides displayed in the overlay
Client Update - Valve
Steam Client Update Released

An update has been released for the Steam Client and will be automatically downloaded.

  • Fixed error "Invalid Depot Config" while updating a game owned by multiple users on the same computer
  • Improve voice chat protocol for multiple sessions
  • Fixed "flushconfig" causing Steam to forget non-standard game install folders
  • Fixed slow game startup when the game has many "deleted" files in the Steam Cloud
  • Added preliminary support for games using the Mantle graphics API

Big Picture
  • Added ability to set the search provider used when entering text into the Web Browsers url bar, under the Interface area in Options.
  • Fixed a bug where known controller bindings would sometimes not be communicated to the game when Steam started in Big Picture mode

Steam Music Player
  • Fixed saving out 'Media Keys enabled' on Windows
  • Removed the setting for enabling media keys for OS X and Linux, because it is not available on these platforms
  • Scanning for new music only on complete downloads, reducing the numbers of scans
  • Fixed Settings > Interface > Set Taskbar Preferences
  • Made usage of media keys optional, default is off
  • Added plus button next to Album/Artist button to make it easier to add music
  • Music scanner includes soundtracks in game directories containing "Sound Track" as name
  • Fixed rare case of accidental grabbing focus on startup in 2' UI

In-Home Streaming
  • Fixed gradual framerate drop over time
  • Fixed not being able to stream if you copy a Steam installation to another computer

  • Fixed gamepad entry repeating quickly when running under a locale that doesn't use the decimal point character for floating point numbers
  • Changed Steam Cloud file paths to be preserve case instead of converting to lowercase. This will not retroactively affect files already synced to the cloud.
  • Added default controller bindings for Xbox One controllers

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