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

Steam
  • Fixed launching Source SDK 2013-based mods from the Steam server browser
  • Fixed showing “[unknown]” user names for players in current game lobby
  • Fixed downloading Steam cloud files via HTTP
  • Fixed a regression which made some OpenGL games (Rage) crash in some cases activating the in-game overlay

Big Picture
  • Fixed setting display resolution in Big Picture mode before login properly restarts Big Picture mode
  • Added Big Picture language settings panel
  • Fixed subsequent login problem caused by canceling creating an account

Linux
  • Fixed a bug that caused Steam to hang on startup for some users.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Big Picture on Linux from becoming active again sometimes after a game exits.
  • Fix a bug that prevented the tray menu from not responding when transitioning out of Big Picture mode
  • Fix regression that caused Steam to exit instead of restart after actions that require Steam to restart
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam Client update has been released and will be automatically downloaded. The specific changes are listed below.

Steam
  • Fixed a couple rare crashes trying to run certain steam:// URLs as the client is still initializing and before full login

Big Picture
  • Fixed a crash for some users when entering the daisy wheel with a large number of emoticons unlocked on their account

Windows
  • Fix an issue with maximized windows restoring to the wrong size if activated from task-bar after being minimized in certain multi-monitor arrangements
  • Fix an issue with the in-game overlay not rendering in some DX11 games (The Bureau: XCOM Declassified)

Linux
  • Fix mouse clicks not working in Big Picture Steam Overlay
  • Added support for 64-bit games to the Steam Linux Runtime

Mac OS X
  • Fix performance issues for some games after the Steam Overlay had been shown when running on an NVIDIA graphics card.
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam Client update has been released and will be automatically downloaded. The specific changes are listed below.

Steam
  • Fixed a bug which prevented the Steam Subscriber Agreement and Privacy Agreement from being displayed when creating a new account

In addition, this update includes all changes from the previous release this morning:

Steam
  • Fixed some cases that may have been the cause of non-Steam game shortcuts disappearing
  • Change Steam to not require a restart when going from offline mode to online mode at login time
  • Fixed cases where the client could become stuck in Offline Mode
  • Fixed a bug that prevented login after encountering a network error
  • Library now always shows free games if you own any of its DLC
  • Fixed crash on startup if you ran two steam:// commands quickly
  • Fixed a potential crash shutting down Steam or halting content downloads
  • Improved Steam Client responsiveness when performing network uploads
  • Fixed a bug which caused Workshop and Steam Cloud file uploads to fail
  • Fixed a crash when downloading or updating games
  • Fixed a crash when quitting some multiplayer games
  • Changed Steamworks API calls to fail fatally if Steam.exe has crashed so that the game will fail in a user visible manner (vs some games appearing to run but failing to save progress to Steam Cloud and users later discovering all progress was lost)
  • Fixed loading sound caches for Zombie Panic Source Mod

Big Picture
  • Work around a regression caused by recent versions of GeForce Experience which prevented the guide button from working on X360 controllers
  • Fixed a bug where a X360 controller assigned a player index > 0 by XInput may not be used properly on Windows
  • Decreased texture memory usage and increased performance in some scenarios where parts of the UI are transformed offscreen
  • More aggressive caching of custom font data leading to improved rendering perf in some transitions in/out of text heavy UI on Windows
  • Added new multi-user login and create account UIs
  • Added shutdown UI
  • Added Go Offline / Go Online to the Quit UI
  • Added network connectivity error UI during login
  • Changed Web Browser behavior when using a keyboard/mouse to not allow over scroll and to behave more like a normal browser in terms of scrolling, gamepad behavior is unchanged
  • Fixed a Web Browser bug where links that open in a new tab/popup could initially load very slowly
  • Fixed a bug in the Web Browser where scrolling via any input method would cause the underlying browser implementation to believe the mouse cursor had centered on the screen and would then cause spurious hover/tooltip display in some pages
  • Fixed an issue that could cause overlay notification messages to stop appearing randomly after some period of gameplay time
  • Fixed styles regression with main menu buttons jumping to the right on transitions back from deeper UI
  • Fixed styles regressions transitioning in and out of “New for you” display
  • Fixed styles issue making prices get truncated in the store view at times when a featured game had a long title/description
  • Big Picture store can show Linux support icons

Linux/Mac OS X
  • On OS X 10.9 point to the new Preference location for the Accessibility interface
  • Fixed particle system fuzziness in Big Picture on Linux and OSX to match Windows
  • Updated Steam Client to use the latest version of SDL2
  • Fixed a memory leak during voice communication on Linux
  • Fixed a crash in the Big Picture web browser on Linux
  • Improved Big Picture OpenGL rendering, added support for more complex gradient types, fixed inset shadow renderering and fixed jittering of some effects due to float to int rounding
  • Fixed overlay crash on non-Steam app shutdown on Linux
  • Fixed Steam crash on Linux systems with no USB support
  • Fixed Linux display of game shortcut names for games with non-ASCII letters in the name
  • Fixed some Big Picture crashes playing YouTube video on Linux
  • Improve Steam client support for XFS and large drives on Linux
  • Fixed web browsing while in offline mode to load the proper offline mode page
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam Client update has been released and will be automatically downloaded. The specific changes are listed below.

Steam
  • Fixed some cases that may have been the cause of non-Steam game shortcuts disappearing
  • Change Steam to not require a restart when going from offline mode to online mode at login time
  • Fixed cases where the client could become stuck in Offline Mode
  • Fixed a bug that prevented login after encountering a network error
  • Library now always shows free games if you own any of its DLC
  • Fixed crash on startup if you ran two steam:// commands quickly
  • Fixed a potential crash shutting down Steam or halting content downloads
  • Improved Steam Client responsiveness when performing network uploads
  • Fixed a bug which caused Workshop and Steam Cloud file uploads to fail
  • Fixed a crash when downloading or updating games
  • Fixed a crash when quitting some multiplayer games
  • Changed Steamworks API calls to fail fatally if Steam.exe has crashed so that the game will fail in a user visible manner (vs some games appearing to run but failing to save progress to Steam Cloud and users later discovering all progress was lost)
  • Fixed loading sound caches for Zombie Panic Source Mod

Big Picture
  • Work around a regression caused by recent versions of GeForce Experience which prevented the guide button from working on X360 controllers
  • Fixed a bug where a X360 controller assigned a player index > 0 by XInput may not be used properly on Windows
  • Decreased texture memory usage and increased performance in some scenarios where parts of the UI are transformed offscreen
  • More aggressive caching of custom font data leading to improved rendering perf in some transitions in/out of text heavy UI on Windows
  • Added new multi-user login and create account UIs
  • Added shutdown UI
  • Added Go Offline / Go Online to the Quit UI
  • Added network connectivity error UI during login
  • Changed Web Browser behavior when using a keyboard/mouse to not allow over scroll and to behave more like a normal browser in terms of scrolling, gamepad behavior is unchanged
  • Fixed a Web Browser bug where links that open in a new tab/popup could initially load very slowly
  • Fixed a bug in the Web Browser where scrolling via any input method would cause the underlying browser implementation to believe the mouse cursor had centered on the screen and would then cause spurious hover/tooltip display in some pages
  • Fixed an issue that could cause overlay notification messages to stop appearing randomly after some period of gameplay time
  • Fixed styles regression with main menu buttons jumping to the right on transitions back from deeper UI
  • Fixed styles regressions transitioning in and out of “New for you” display
  • Fixed styles issue making prices get truncated in the store view at times when a featured game had a long title/description
  • Big Picture store can show Linux support icons

Linux/Mac OS X
  • On OS X 10.9 point to the new Preference location for the Accessibility interface
  • Fixed particle system fuzziness in Big Picture on Linux and OSX to match Windows
  • Updated Steam Client to use the latest version of SDL2
  • Fixed a memory leak during voice communication on Linux
  • Fixed a crash in the Big Picture web browser on Linux
  • Improved Big Picture OpenGL rendering, added support for more complex gradient types, fixed inset shadow renderering and fixed jittering of some effects due to float to int rounding
  • Fixed overlay crash on non-Steam app shutdown on Linux
  • Fixed Steam crash on Linux systems with no USB support
  • Fixed Linux display of game shortcut names for games with non-ASCII letters in the name
  • Fixed some Big Picture crashes playing YouTube video on Linux
  • Improve Steam client support for XFS and large drives on Linux
  • Fixed web browsing while in offline mode to load the proper offline mode page
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
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