A new Steam Client update has been released and will be automatically downloaded.
NOTE: if you use one of several popular anti-virus products, you may experience a compatibility issue where Steam continually tries to apply this update but is blocked without any error message. If so, please temporarily disable your anti-virus program's "real-time scanning" feature and restart Steam to finish applying the update. We are working to find a better solution for this incompatibility in future updates.
All platforms: - Removed an error message that incorrectly blocked offline mode - Improved handling of uploads for screenshots and saved games - Improved anti-virus compatibility for future updates (will not take effect until the next update) - Fixed a client crash when loading extremely large community profiles - Fixed a UI issue that prevented users from entering very long cd-keys
Windows: - Fixed in-game overlay compatibility with DX9-level hardware in DX10-based games - Improved client startup time
A new Steam Client update has been released and will be automatically downloaded.
NOTE: if you use McAfee anti-virus products, you may experience an issue where Steam continually tries to download and apply this update. If so, please temporarily disable your virus scanner and restart Steam to complete the update. We are working to find a better solution for this incompatibility in future updates.
All Platforms - Changed top level Steam navigation to highlight both You and the Steam Community - Added new Community Home page which shows the most popular content across all games - Improved handling of international characters in text entry fields - Improved web proxy detection logic - Fixed Steam UI glitches when navigating to a new page and quickly pressing the Stop button - Fixed an issue where Back/Forward on web pages would forget the scroll position - Fixed issues preventing some Counter-Strike owners from joining the Counter-Strike Beta - Fixed issues relating to converting Counter-Strike to the new content download system - Fixed problems with the web page load indicator - Added automatic repair capabilities for critical Steam files, no internet connection required - Fixed cases where Steam could get stuck in offline mode and be unable to launch - Fixed a crash that could occur when cancelling a client update or repair operation - Removed an error message that appeared when cancelling the client update process - Fixed a problem with re-installing Half Life 1 after uninstalling related game mods - Fixed an issue that prevented users from claiming games bundled with special hardware promotions
Windows - Added an error message when unable to launch due to an inaccessible folder name - Fixed downloading video driver updates - Improved reliability of client updates when interrupted by system reboot or power loss
Linux - Fixed an issue where Steam was briefly unresponsive while uploading error reports - Fixed Big Picture Mode window losing focus after a game quits - Suppressed the new driver popup when running in Big Picture Mode - Updated runtime with the final SDL 2.0 ABI
A new Steam Client update has been released and will be automatically downloaded. Changes include:
All platforms - Sorted download regions in the Settings page for Content & Downloads. - Added "Send Message" to context menu for offline friends - Fixed appearance of non-English text in the auto-update window
Windows - Improved network performance of the overlay web browser - Fixed some games which got stuck in "Performing first time setup" - Fixed a potential crash related to font selection for non-English text
Mac - Improved behavior of Steam windows across multiple Spaces - Fixed popup menu visibility problems caused by popular third-party utilities - Fixed an app shutdown crash that could occur on logout or system reboot - Fixed a crash when quitting before the main window appears - Fixed Cmd-W and other hotkeys when a notification popup is visible
Linux - Added a --reset command line option to reinstall Steam files without touching installed games
Changes: - Fixed texture corruption when using the Game Overlay in OpenGL games - Fixed failing to do HTTP downloads from hosts that started with a numeral - Linux - Added X window manager name to system info dialog
Features - Added support for Linux - Offline messaging: You can now send messages to users who are offline. They will receive the message when they next log in - Opening a chat dialog with a friend will show some recent chat history - A web chat interface is available, you can find it by navigating to the Steam Community Friend Activity page in your web browser - Added a caps lock warning indicator to the login dialog password textbox - Added support for better content sharing between games - Improved performance and responsiveness of client UI - Improved startup time for users with large screenshot folders - Prevent users from selecting an invalid screenshots folder - Suspend all downloads automatically when a game is launched - Added third party Mod support for games on new content system - Big Picture: Users can now add wallet funds and authorize microtransactions - Big Picture: In-game overlay now moves back on ESC when appropriate rather than closing directly - Added the date that SteamGuard was enabled in the settings dialog - Improved handling of international characters
Fixes - Fixed several issues with scroll bars in the store and community views - Fixed forum links opening in external browser windows - Reduced retail install time when reading from optical disc on Windows XP/Vista - Removed "/me" chat command, which allowed some users to modify the color of their chat text - Fixed crash on startup caused by corrupt ClientRegistry.blob file - Fixed a top crash related to video streaming - Fixed an issue with cascading menu items - Fixed issue where some game installers cannot write to the registry - Fixed screenshots sometimes not showing up in screenshot manager when copied from another Steam installation - Big Picture: Fixed left/right navigation of game related sections in the in-game overlay - Big Picture: Fixed default font used by the in-game overlay - Fixed launching 64-bit games and applications - When a friend's status changes multiple times consecutively, only the last change will be shown (ie "Friend is now Online", "Friend is now Away" messages) - Fixed Windows error message "Disk not ready" in game install wizard - Made the preview image for guides smaller in the overlay - Caching guide preview images when viewed in the overlay - Added Ctrl+A select-all for system info text
Mac - Greatly reduced CPU usage and power consumption - Fixed command-W and other keyboard shortcuts - Fixed bugs with window management and the Window menu - Fixed leaks which caused memory usage to increase over time - Added partial support for Retina displays - Fixed bug with tooltips showing through Windows - Notification popups now respond on the first click - Web page views no longer freeze up after clicking and dragging the mouse - Clicking the dock icon now brings all Steam windows to the front
Changes: - Added list of favorite and popular Guides to overlay - Fixed layout of installation wizard when installing multiple apps. - Fixed rare occurrence of prompting a user to accept the same Steam Subscriber Agreements multiple times. - Fixed stopping game installation when pressing cancel button in installation wizard - Disabled trade menu item in multi-user chats - Fixed retail disc install error "missing app configuration" - Big Picture: Added support for notifying the user when logging into an account that has already logged in on another machine - Big Picture: Fixed bug where chat notifications might not be displayed when in game. - Big Picture: Fixed possibly displaying multiple countdown timers in the store - Big Picture: Fixed loading animations disappearing before loading was complete - Big Picture: Fixed crash when entering Big Picture mode while in a voice chat - Big Picture: Fixed potentially losing input focus while searching the store - Big Picture: Fixed size of main menu UI sometimes being incorrect when navigating backward in the store - Big Picture: Added displaying a list of all DLC for an application in the store - Big Picture: Fixed copied text range sometimes being incorrect if you selected the text to copy in a backwards direction via the mouse - Big Picture: Support closing URL open dialog in friends chats with cancel hotkey/button - Big Picture: Fix favorite counts not updating in all games view when you add/remove favorites prior to next restart - Big Picture: Fix pending friend invites showing up as background of community rather than actual friends - Big Picture: Improve perf loading community tab background/friends list - Big Picture: Fix rendering issue with some panels with rounded corners and box shadows with fulldesktopres command line param - Big Picture: When in the main Steam view (not in-game overlay) support clicking notification toasts to activate - Big Picture: Fix footer in main Steam window being disabled while a game is running even if you alt-tab back out to Steam - Big Picture: Fixed missing string in delete local content confirmation for applications - Big Picture: Fixed friend and group chats scrolling to bottom on new message even when you are actively trying to scroll the chat yourself - Big Picture: Fixed mouse wheel scrolling of carousels sometimes getting stuck on leftmost panel - Big Picture: Added list of favorite and popular Guides to library and overlay
Changes: - (Big Picture) Improved back behavior throughout the UI - (Big Picture) Improved movie streaming and loading UI - (Big Picture) Fixed navigating to DLC and guides in the library - (Big Picture) Fixed movie playback intermittently failing when quickly navigating Trailer TV - (Big Picture) Changed store search to search for partial application names - (Big Picture) Added discount timers and other UI to store - (Linux) Fixed excessive Steam cpu use when running Team Fortress 2 - (Linux) Fixed overlay crash when starting Cubemen
Changes: - Added Language support for the Daisy Wheel control under Mac OS X - Changed Big Picture hotkey to Command+'/' under Mac OS X - Delete old temporary folders created by CEF left around due to previous crashes - Fixed Back behavior in several pieces of the UI - Fixed Big Picture displaying only a blank screen after startup if the intro movie was cancelled quickly - Friends sounds are now muted when running Big Picture and you choose mute in the audio settings - Fixed URLs in the Web Browser showing the end, not the start, of the current URL - Fixed Big Picture login screen not using your chosen UI language - Fixed activation fail sounds playing when clicking on some areas of a html page - Fixed password field in login UI not drawing entered characters properly under Mac OS X - Fixed right stick zoom in the html control jumping on zoom commit - Fixed scroll bars on HTML pages not updating when dragged via the mouse - Fixed some friends list font clipping due to small line heights - Removed default bind for Big Picture text console as it is no longer needed - Fixed crash on exit when doing a forced shutdown of the client
Changes: - Added Big Picture mode which is optimized for using Steam fullscreen with a Gamepad on HDTVs - Games managed by the new content system can select alternate installation locations other than the Steam folder (Windows) - Fixed the in-game overlay not recognizing correctly which game is running sometimes when running a non-Steam shortcut - Fixed some potential GDI handle leaks in the Steam client (Windows) - Fixed Steam Cloud occasionally not syncing files it should - Fixed a bug where entering a password-protected content beta without a password would act like it succeeded even though it handt - Improved TGA validation in image loading code - Improved steam:// URL validation in some cases - Fixed a new in-game overlay crash in very specific scenarios on Windows 8 with legacy DX9 games - Fixed problems uppercasing some characters (e.g. Greek terminal sigma) - Fixed error retrieving third party cd keys when launching games on OS X (OSX) - Fix the in-game overlay to correctly inject when a launcher calls ShellExecute with an empty string for the verb (Windows, fixes SWTOR) - Improvements to the change email wizard