Client Update - Valve
A new Steam client has been released and will be automatically downloaded.

  • Fix Steam video player not streaming some free video content successfully

Steam Input
  • Fix an issue causing the “deregister” button to not show on the Controller Settings page
  • Fix the “Cross-Gate” setting for controllers with a physical dpad

  • Fix audio capture driver not enabling successfully on macOS 10.14.5
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam client has been released and will be automatically downloaded.

  • Updated embedded Chromium build in Steam to 72.0.3626.121
  • Fixed the Steam updater window intermittently displaying as a small transparent rectangle if it is shown when the main Steam window is closed.
  • Fixed store trailer video playback on Windows when DPI scaling is active.
  • Fixed audio artifacts in web audio / friends notification sounds / voice chat for users with certain headsets that create multiple devices and have mono/single-channel chat output devices
  • Improved wizard that helps install SteamVR and related components (such as the Windows MR driver) when VR hardware is present.
  • Fixed an issue with the new Steam networking system where the datagram relay configuration would never become available to the application if it was the first run after starting the Steam client.
  • Updates to shared installer content will now be listed under “Steamworks Common Redistributables”
  • Fixed black box covering much of the first page of the dialog when installing multiple games on Windows

  • Reduced latency for 1 on 1 viewing of friend broadcasts to less than a second

Big Picture Mode
  • Added a Big Picture Mode library filter for local multiplayer games

Steam Input
  • Added a “Controller Connected” notification to the desktop client for Steam Input enabled controllers. This can be disabled under Steam->Settings->Controller.
  • Added a “Configuration Loaded” notification to the desktop client and Big Picture when launching a game with a Steam Input enabled controller
  • Add action set layer visualization support to the controller HUD and the ability to bind beeps when applying/removing action set layers
  • Fix some cases where the Steam Input Configurator could get stuck with a blank view when previewing configurations or when deleting action sets
  • Fix some cases where adding/deleting action sets and action set layers could scramble which action set layer an “Apply Action Set Layer” binding points to.
  • Fixed modifier and volume keys not working properly as controller bindings on macOS
  • Added a “Platformer” variant of the gamepad template for the Steam Link Mobile Touch Controller with pre-laid out on-screen controls
  • Added filtering of unneeded template results in the configuration browser for controllers that don’t have touchpad or gyro inputs (ex: Xbox One, Xbox360, and Generic Gamepads)
  • Added the ability to blacklist individual DirectInput and Xinput devices in the controller settings menu. This is intended to be used when a device either erroneously shows up as two devices or shows up as a controller but isn’t one.

In-Home Streaming
  • Reduced packet loss and latency on high bandwidth streams
  • Improved automatic bitrate algorithm to rapidly handle changes in available bandwidth

  • Enabled Vulkan pipeline dumping and collection if Shader Pre-Caching is enabled

Steam Networking Sockets
  • Fixed issues with P2P connections sending too many keepalives on an idle connection

  • Fixed more instances of 0-byte downloads and missing Proton or data files for Steam Play titles
  • Added Steam Play configuration settings in Big Picture Mode
  • Fixed an issue where the mouse cursor would be invisible in the Steam Overlay when playing games through Steam Play
  • Fixed an issue where the Steam Client wouldn’t automatically update or download Proton before launching games through Steam Play
  • Fixed additional cursor and mouse grabbing issues with the overlay on Steam Play games.
  • Improve support for Steam Library on NTFS mounts

  • Fixed kernel panic in audio capture driver when streaming on macOS 10.14
Client Update - Valve
This update has been re-released on March 5th to fix a friends performance problem.

A new Steam client has been released and will be automatically downloaded.

  • Re-enabled IPv6 content downloads with automatic fallback to IPv4
  • Fixed regression in content update scheduler
  • Fixed broadcast changed encoding notification to close

Big Picture Mode
  • Fixed crash opening web pages in some cases
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam client has been released and will be automatically downloaded.

  • Fixed issue "Servers content unreachable" related to some IPv6 network configurations

  • Support using ipv6 for connections to download servers
  • Fixed multiple issues in tracking Steam window and chat window position and size when adjusted by the user or automatically through DPI and screen size changes
  • Fixed downloading unnecessary updates for games that self-update after initial install
  • Fixed a crash related to SteamVR

Desktop Overlay
  • Added "Force Quit" button to the desktop client overlay, matching existing Big Picture functionality. Force-quitting a game can result in loss of unsaved data
  • Added “Edit Controller Configuration”, which will open the current Steam Input configuration in a new window.

Steam Input
  • Allow the On-screen Keyboard to spawn on secondary monitors
  • Fixed a bug that could require you to hit the “Summon On-screen Keyboard” button twice before it launched
  • Fixed Mouse region bindings in windowed games running without the Big Picture Overlay
  • Fixed an issue where frequent rumble commands from games could cause input stuttering for PS4 controllers
  • Fixed some cases where Steam Controller rumble emulation could get stuck on
  • Added support for HORI Battle Pad
  • Added support for HORI Wireless Switch Pad
  • Added support for PDP Wired Fight Pad Pro
  • Added support for PDP Faceoff Wired Pro Controller

Big Picture Mode
  • Fixed race condition in Big Picture chat panel that would intermittently cause some controller actions to not respond
  • Fixed issue in Big Picture overlay that was causing it to fail to render screen updates in a timely manner
  • Fixed Control-A/Control-B sending enter and backspace respectively on Windows when in web browser and chat panels

  • Fixed 0-byte downloads getting queued on startup for all Steam Play titles
  • Fixed incorrect mouse wheel scrolling offsets
  • Fixed an issue where some games wouldn't be properly detected as still running despite some of their processes still lingering in the background
  • Fixed system tray including menu sometimes including too many recent game entries
  • Fixed settings dialog incorrectly always prompting for a client restart
  • Added gnutls 3 to the Steam Runtime, fixing network connectivity issues in many Steam Play titles
  • Fixed an issue with host libssl on newer distributions breaking some titles
  • Fixed a bug that could result in being unable to create shortcuts for certain games. To unblock previously affected titles, delete all *.ico and *.zip files from ~/.steam/root/steam/games and "Verify Game Files" to re-download the icons with the right format
  • Fixed a crash with in-game purchases in Big Picture
  • Fixed a case where drop-down menus or notifications would become stuck on screen
  • Added the ability to force Steam Play compatibility tools for non-Steam game shortcuts

  • Added the ability to quit games from the Steam overlay
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam client has been released and will be automatically downloaded.

  • Improved Steam client responsiveness while downloading games
  • Fixed some places where recently played games list was truncated to 5 items
  • Fixed a rare crash if getting local network address failed on a local network connection
  • Fixed an issue where trying to buy or sell items in the overlay could result in an empty browser window when Family View was active

  • Improved automatic discovery of HTTP proxies on some types of restrictive networks, which will allow users on those networks to download game content and other HTTP content while using the Steam client

Steam Input
  • Added support for PowerA wired/wireless GameCube Style controllers and PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller
  • Added support for PDP Faceoff Wired Pro Controller

Big Picture Mode
  • The Steam community header is now hidden when in Big Picture chat

In-Home Streaming
  • Re-enabled support for streaming from Mac OS X Mojave (requires 10.14.1 or newer)

  • Fixed an issue where friends list and chat windows would continually freeze and duplicate when running with a secondary monitor attached with a different DPI setting than the primary monitor
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam client has been released and will be automatically downloaded.

  • Fixed closing the overlay web browser after adding funds for an in-game transaction.
  • Added support for in-game transactions in VR, and fixed an issue preventing in-game transactions when Family View is enabled.
  • Fixed certain Big Picture web browser controller actions that were no longer functioning.
  • Fixed issues with mouse cursor and scroll controller actions in Big Picture chat.
  • Correct an uncommon navigation issue in the dashboard view for SteamVR users.

In-Home Streaming
  • Improved connection reliability when starting a stream.
  • Fixed network test occasionally failing immediately.

  • Fixed “content servers unreachable” errors when downloading or updating games on older versions of macOS.
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam client has been released and will be automatically downloaded.

This update has been re-released on November 12th with the following additional fixes
  • Fixed a regression in the initial release of this client causing zoomed HTML views for some users on certain Windows versions and high DPI configurations
  • Fixed a regression causing games to crash on launch for users running macOS versions 10.7-10.10
  • Fixed a case where the friends list position in the in-game overlay was not correctly saved

  • Fixed friends chat and other UI being visible when authorizing an in-game mictransaction

New Steam Chat
  • Unread messages or active voice chats will now update your Steam tray/taskbar icons to indicate these states
  • When displaying a Steam store link in a chat window, extra information about the game, such as screenshots, video and price, are now displayed in the chat history

  • Significantly improved performance and decreased memory usage for HTML based UI (Store, Community, etc) in the main Steam desktop window

Steam Input
  • Added the ability to change controller type in the “Define Layout” screen. This only affects the glyphs and configurations recommended for the device and the limits of whatever low-level API the controller is read through still apply. For example if a PS4 controller is currently treated as an Xbox controller because of a driver or non-Steam Input remapping software presenting the device over Xinput reclassifying it to a PS4 controller will only correct the glyphs and the gyro/trackpad will not work.
  • Fixed an issue with devices with digital triggers and buttons bound to trigger outputs
  • Added Steam Input per-game settings to the desktop client’s game properties page.

In-Home Streaming
  • Streaming from Mac OS X Mojave is currently disabled

Big Picture Mode
  • Added the new chat functionality to Big Picture Mode. If you’re using a custom Big Picture Mode controller configuration please update to the new recommended configuration under Settings->Base Configurations->Big Picture Mode. Hit X/Square to browse configurations and apply the recommended configuration.
  • Added "Invite to Game" action to Big Picture chat
  • Chat scaling is now done automatically based on whether Big Picture is running on a large monitor (>40" diagonal) or running in VR with the option to override regular and VR scaling settings individually
  • Default chat controller bindings for Steam Controller/Xbox are:
    • Left Trackpad/Stick: Scroll the UI, press to show/hide the friends list
    • Long press of joystick/D-pad press:
      • Up: Invite currently selected chat friend to game
      • Down: Close the current chat tab
      • Left/Right: Switch between chat tabs
    • Right Trackpad/Stick: Mouse cursor, press to show/hide the on-screen keyboard
    • X: Accept game invite from friend
    • Y: Start/end voice chat
    • B: Exit chat panel
    • A: Select item under cursor
    • Start: Submit entered text
    • Back: Open emoticon list
    • Left Bumper: Switch to web browser
    • Right Bumper: Return to main menu
    • Left Trigger: Open context menu under cursor
    • Right Trigger: Click/double click at cursor

  • The VR overlay keyboard is now opened when the Show Keyboard button is activated
  • Added a Back button to the left of the Show Keyboard button that shows while running in VR
Client Update - Valve
A new steam client has been released and is being automatically downloaded.

This update has been re-released on October 12th with a crash workaround for the AMD driver on Windows.

  • Updated embedded Chromium version in Steam to Chromium 68
  • Added Vietnamese and Latin American Spanish as Steam client UI languages
  • Allow language selection before game install if current Steam UI language isn’t supported

New Steam Chat
  • Added ability to test your microphone in Friends Voice settings dialog
  • Added support for mute on/off toggle hot-key setting when using Open Mic voice transmission mode
  • Don’t try to start chat or open the friends list if Steam is started in offline mode
  • Chat tabs are now scrollable using the mouse wheel
  • Fixed a bug where if you are offline for Friends & Chat clicking Friends & Chat in the overlay would activate the desktop friends window
  • Fixed a bug causing duplicate sounds for friends coming online or going in-game

Steam Link
  • You can play local co-op by streaming to multiple devices simultaneously (high quality 5 GHz WiFi network required)
  • You can use your Android phone as a touch controller for games by tapping to disable audio and video in the Steam Link app
  • Fixed stopping streaming from the in-game Big Picture overlay
  • The streaming protocol now uses UDP ports 27031-27036

Big Picture
  • Fixed loading custom controller layouts from the Big Picture Mode “Define Layout” screen
  • Fixed displaying numbers in the Family View PIN entry screen
  • Fixed using controllers and keyboards on the Manage DLC screen
  • Prevent exit of Big Picture Mode while games using its overlay for controller support, friends list integration, or other Steamworks API features are running

Steam Input
  • Added the ability to switch controller order for XInput controllers in the in-game Big Picture overlay
  • Fixed intermittent crash occurring when controllers are rapidly connected and disconnected
  • Fix an issue with Generic Gamepads that have digital triggers where the trigger could get stuck on
  • Fix an issue with Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers that could cause loss of input while rumbling
  • Fix an issue where applying a configuration in the in-game overlay would open in the main Big Picture window instead of the overlay
  • Fix an issue on Linux that could cause gamepad emulation to break when using Steam Input for generic gamepads
  • Fix previewing configurations for non-Steam Games. Note - you will still not be able to apply the configuration unless you have a matching shortcut in your library.
  • Fix some cases where inputs would be misaligned when previewing configurations
  • Fix some 3rd party PS4 controllers showing up as having low batteries when connected over USB
  • Fix an initialization issue with the Nintendo Switch Pro controller over USB

  • Fixed a Steam Cloud save issue with DOOM (2016) preventing specific files from getting properly saved
  • Fixed install scripts for Steam Play games sometimes not properly running after using Big Picture mode
  • Fixed missing DLC for some Steam Play games
Client Update - Valve
A new steam client has been released and is being automatically downloaded.

New Steam Chat
  • Decreased resource usage when chat windows are open in the in-game overlay but overlay is hidden
  • Reduced strength of window snapping while moving chat windows along a monitor or taskbar edge on Windows to reduce feeling of the window being stuck to the edge
  • Fixed missing tool-tips for users on 64bit versions of Windows
  • Fixed "Cannot read property 'scrollHeight' of undefined" error
  • Fixed images sometimes displaying bbcode ("[img url=...]") instead of the actual image

  • Fixed multiple issues in Steam window handling where the Steam window would be position partially offscreen when changing DPI settings or modifying the location or size of the taskbar in Windows while the Steam window is maximized
  • Fixed some cases of Steam failing to recognize that enough disk space is available for installs done on macOS

Big Picture Mode
  • Fixed a bug where Big Picture Mode could get stuck consuming excess CPU

In-game Overlay
  • Fixed a crash in Vulkan applications when GPU device memory is full
  • Fixed a crash in DX12 multi-GPU applications on Windows 10 Redstone 5 (RS5)
  • Fixed incorrect rendering for OpenGL applications in Big Picture Mode on Windows

Steam Input
  • Fixed a bug where quitting a game with the desktop overlay with the configurator running could open a unresponsive full screen window
  • Fixed Xbox controller bindings being incorrect after plugging in a PS4 controller
  • Added support for the Razer Panthera Arcade Stick
  • Fixed rumble and lightbar colors on Bluetooth PS4 controllers connected to Linux or Steam Link
  • Fixed Xbox controllers on macOS
  • Fixed a bug where 8BitDo controllers in Switch Pro mode would temporarily become unresponsive when switching between controller configurations

Steam Link
  • Added the ability to set icons for touch control bindings
Client Update - Valve
A new steam client has been released and is being automatically downloaded.

Update: In order to address an issue with the initial build of this release it was released a second time. If you updated quickly after the first update you may see a second update for this release.

  • Windows users on 64bit operating systems now get a 64bit steamwebhelper.exe process
  • Fixed one case where the built-in browser could crash during initialization or video playback
  • Fixed some cases users would not auto-login to Steam web pages inside the Steam Client
  • Fixed cases where text was blurry in web/chat/friends windows for users with nVidia FXAA forced on for Steam or system wide
  • Fixed Steam UI freezing when system accent color is changed on Windows
  • Fixed querying for available disk space in macOS when running on an APFS filesystem
  • Fixed Steam shortcut handling when using non-US keyboard layouts on macOS
  • Ensure DRM support is available on playback of a Steam Video after first launch of a new Steam client install

New Steam Chat
  • Fix for a bug where receiving a new message from a user who you don’t have a chat window open with could undo cursor/mouse locking to the game window in some games. The game didn’t actually lose focus, but your mouse might suddenly move out of the game window and cause you to click on another app or a second monitor and then change focus when this would occur.
  • Fixed some cases the friends list or chat dialogs would take focus on startup, after a crash, or after a reload in an unintended manner
  • Fixed the friends list showing when Steam was launched from a games desktop shortcut that should not show Steam related UI
  • Fixed users with certain sound cards or audio drivers on Windows sounding staticky or stuttery after a little while in Voice Chat
  • Fixed several cases of steamwebhelper.exe related crashes
  • Rich presence features (View Game Info, Join Game, Launch Game) now work on macOS and Linux
  • Added Command-Left/Right text entry shortcuts and Command-[Shift]-Z undo/redo shortcuts on macOS
  • Invite to Watch now appears in friends’ context menus when the user is running a non-Steam game
  • Fixed old chat UI appearing in the overlay when trying to chat from inside a game (like /w in Dota)
  • Fixed clicking on an achievement notification bringing up the old friends list UI
  • Outgoing friend invitations are now shown in the invitations tab on the friends list
  • Fixed taskbar jumplist entries for Online, Away, and Invisible not working if the user was in offline mode.

Steam Input
  • Improved automatic gyro drift compensation, it should now correct actual drift quickly but also be much less likely to erroneously correct desired user movement
  • Prevent Switch controllers already connected over Bluetooth from double connecting over USB and auto-disconnect USB connection if controller is connected over Bluetooth
  • Fixed jumpy gyro mouse movement for Switch controllers
  • Fixed phantom Xbox 360 controller on Mac OS X
  • Fixed a bug where dismissing the on-screen keyboard on the desktop would snap focus onto the Steam client window

Steam Link

Big Picture
  • Fixed Big Picture mode closing when a game launcher exited during an NVIDIA GameStream session
  • Cancel Steam Link authorization if Big Picture is closed without responding to the dialog
  • Fix missing strings in settings dialog for 1440p and 2160p streaming resolution
  • Fixed a problem where the "Login" button in Big Picture would be unresponsive in some situations

  • Added preliminary support for the new Steam Play Beta; refer to this announcement for more information

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