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Client Update - Valve
A new Steam Client update has been released and will be automatically downloaded. The specific changes are listed below.

Steam
  • Added better support for large paths when installing games
  • Wait 1 second after you see a controller before accepting a button down event for the guide button
  • When enabling SteamGuard only enforce minimum length on machine name if user changes it from default
  • Don't prompt for launch when running Civilization V in Nexus mode via a desktop shortcut
  • Fixed occasional download issue due to pipelining of downloads and having an intermediate piece fail
  • Fixed installing missing base app when starting a mod
  • Fixed missing localization string in the left games list piece of the UI

Mac OS X
  • Added support for Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) App Nap feature
  • Updated Overlay check to work correctly with API changes in Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks). Note that the location to enable Accessibility services in 10.9 has moved to System Preferences > Security and Privacy > Privacy
  • Fixed crash on OSX when using an AirPlay display
  • Fixed the overlay check mis-reporting causing some games to believe the overlay is unavailable when it actually was present

Linux
  • Fixed a crash when launching games from Steam that created their GL context in global constructors
  • Fixed bad check box images in the HTML control
Windows
  • Fixed hangs on some machines when using the serverbrowser or launching games that use its services

Big Picture
  • Enable "caps lock" password entry warning in login panel
  • Fixed crash when rapidly moving in and out of the Daisy Wheel control
Jul 16, 2013
Client Update - Valve
We had an issue with a beta update of the Steam Client escaping into the wild last night, you may have noticed an update last night and a new one this morning reverting that change.

You can use the "File->Check For Steam Client Updates" to verify you have the most recent Steam build. If you wish to opt into Steam Client Beta updates then use the File->Settings dialog.
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam Client update has been released and will be automatically downloaded. The specific changes are listed below.

  • Fixed games crashing on startup for some users
  • Fixed modal dialogs occasionally crashing in Big Picture Mode
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam Client update has been released and will be automatically downloaded. The specific changes are listed below.

  • Fixed installers running too many times when launching an app
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam Client update has been released and will be automatically downloaded. The specific changes are listed below.

General:
  • Added a confirmation dialog when launching a game via a steam URL with optional command line parameters, so the user can be sure the game is launching with the options they want
  • Added a "friendly machine name" when Steam-Guarding an account
  • Changed data format of client updates to improve compatibility with flawed proxy servers
  • During login, if Steam can't be reached and the user has entered a username we've never seen before, pop a dialog and ask them to login again
  • When returning to the login dialog and we've cleared the username field, put the keyboard focus on the empty username box instead of the password box
  • Updated Web controls user-agent to better reflect the code it is based off
  • Updated to Simple DirectMedia Layer 2.0 Release Candidate
  • Fixed failing to update a game properly if an unexpected folder exists in the install directory for a game and we want to replace it with a new file
  • Fixed green inbox count not always including the count of offline messages available
  • Fixed selecting ‘X unread chat messages’ to always bring the newly opened chat dialog into focus
  • Fixed memory leak when an update for Steam was pending
  • Fixed uploading some large files to the Steam Cloud
  • Fixed memory leak when hovering URLs in the HTML control
  • Fixed workshop items not clearing from the download status label when completed
  • Fixed crash when getting lots of friends updates and you have a large friends list
  • Fixed password reset error when sending trade requests also causing the new device message to display
  • Fixed crash on launch for some third party DRM protected games under Windows

Linux:
  • Added support for 64-bit Linux titles
  • Fixed finding Steam client skins on Linux
  • Fixed crash looking at community images on Linux
  • Fixed Linux Steam overlay not restoring the proper mouse cursor in certain situations
  • Fixed resource leak on game exit leading to graphics corruption on Linux

Big Picture
  • Add support in big picture mode for Brazilian payment methods
  • Change the action icon on the games page in the library to be a download icon when a game is updating
  • The play button on a games library page is now disabled if the game is not available on your platform
  • Fixed being unable to launch some games after a download is complete
  • Fixed focus issue with the startup UI when the intro movie terminates early
  • Fixed updating background images in the library details view even when not visible while a game is running
  • Fixed potential crash in library details if a game has guides available and you quickly enter and exit the details view
Client Update - Valve
A new Mac-only Steam Client update has been released. This is an interim release which only addresses the following issues:

- (Mac) fixed an issue that caused some users to get stuck in "Checking for updates..."
- (Mac) fixed a startup crash when launching Steam with no input devices attached
- (Mac) fixed a crash that could occur for some users when installing new games
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam Client update has been released and will be automatically downloaded. The specific changes are listed below.

General:

- OSX: Fixed a crash for some users with certain USB devices connected
- Updated the P2P networking build for x64 Steamworks SDK
- Fixed a Steamworks SDK regression in getting DLC data for some apps
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam Client update has been released and will be automatically downloaded. The specific changes are listed below.

General:

- Fixed a possible UI hang at startup
- Improved reliability for Steamworks P2P networking
- Added multi-pass retry logic for Steam client updating process
- Added the ability to temporarily override the download bandwidth limit when launching a game that needs updating
- Removed “Approximate speed of your connection” selector from Settings->Downloads. This was only used to set a default “rate” setting for some Valve and Source Engine games. The default rate value is correct for almost everyone and the value should be adjusted in each game if appropriate going forward .
- Fixed game update issue when an unexpected folder exists in the install directory and we need to replace it with a file
- Fixed restoring game backups for Half-Life and Half-Life 2 engine based games
- Fixed picking the wrong Steam Library folder for games with dependencies on already installed games
- Fixed a case where the toast from an incoming chat message would show an older message instead of the most recent
- Improved “Time remaining” calculation when downloading or updating games
- Fixed Half-Life mods running the incorrect binary on OSX/Linux
- Fixed desktop dialog layout when running an install script
- Increased the size of Big Picture and Steamworks API HTTP caches on disk, but also added a 10k file per cache upper limit on individual file count regardless of total disk space used
- Improved reliability of store/community web auto-login inside the client in some unusual HTTP proxy environments
- Linux: Fix shift and control key state sticking sometimes, such as during screenshot selection

Big Picture:

- Fixed a case where footer buttons could double activate and trigger the activation failure sound erroneously
- Added support for purchasing subscription based games
- Fixed a case where input focus could escape modal dialogs incorrectly
- Fixed a rare crash if running Big Picture and alt-tabbed to another non-Steam and non-game window while Steam is trying to show a notification
- OSX/Linux: Fix for re-sizing Big Picture after a game changes the screen resolution
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam Client update has been released and will be automatically downloaded. The specific changes are listed below.

General:

- Added rate-limiting of Steam game downloads, via Settings -> Downloads
- Added "View" button to the downloads page for workshop items that shows you which items have been updated
- Fix client update-loops caused by inconsistent server and proxy-cache states
- Friends will now show an icon next to their Online status to indicate if they are using Big Picture Mode, Steam Mobile, or Steam Web Chat
- Fixed a rare crash loading certain corrupt jpg images
- Increased font size in chat to improve readability

Linux:

- Fix handling of http_proxy environment variable http:// prefix in some instances
- Overlay enable hotkey now handles more shifted keys correctly
- Most-recently-played tray menu will not have an extra separator if no games have been played

Big Picture:

- Workaround which fixes common D3D internal crash introduced by IE10/KB2670838 on Windows 7
- Added activate product on Steam path to Big Picture
- Fixed focus order of elements in Library Details view after Workshop
- Fixed opacity mask flash on transition in and out of main menu
- Implement native Steam Service install dialog on game launch if needed to avoid desktop dialog appearing
- Windows: Avoid more context changes in rendering for small perf improvement on low end hardware
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam Client update has been released and will be automatically downloaded. The specific changes are:

- Reposition notification/inbox menu up so it doesn't conflict with supernav menus
- Fix for an incorrect font being used in Big Picture on Windows 7 after installing IE 10
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