Client Update - Valve
A new steam client has been released and is being automatically downloaded.

Update: The client was re-released on October 31 with additional fixes for reported crashes and other minor issues.


General
  • Improved stability based on top crash reports and support tickets
  • Reduced CPU usage and battery impact when Steam is running in the background
  • Removed notification popups when friends are using software from the "Tools" category

macOS
  • Removed the need to enable special accessibility permissions for Steam
  • Added full support for game engines using the Metal rendering API
  • Fixed compatibility issues with some older games that crashed on startup
  • Improved overlay support for games running at high resolution on Retina displays

Windows
  • Fixed excessive blurriness in Big Picture mode on high-DPI monitors under Windows 10
  • Improved in-game overlay compatibility with the latest Insider builds of Windows 10
  • Added DPI-based scaling for text and basic UI elements in the in-game overlay

Steam Input
  • Added Action Set Layers feature
    • Action Sets can now have layers nested within them. These act like Photoshop Layers on an image. Layers allow for quick modifications both big and small of an existing action set.
    • Each layer can draw from the actions that are defined by that action set.
    • Layers can be stacked arbitrarily deep.
    • Each layer can modify settings or replace modes/bindings of the action set or layers below it in the stack.
    • Changes made to the base Action Set are treated as the "default" for a layer, so modifications to a setting of the Action Set will be reflected in the layer unless it specifically modifies that setting itself. Settings within the layer that are "reset to default" will use the setting of the base action set.
    • Action Set Layers will be available as an option to developers creating Native Steam Input API games in a future SDK.

  • Transitions across action sets, layers, and mode shifts will now maintain state if applicable. As an example, if the same action/output is bound across the boundaries of these sets, rather than being un-pressed and immediately pressed on this transition, it will continue to be held if bound to a pressed button in both sets.
  • Activators which have matching Activators across action set/layer/mode shift boundaries will also carry over state, so if the same activator exists across these boundaries, a "long press" which has been pressed but not yet activated will maintain timing information. Likewise, if an output is already active coming from a previous set, a long press/double press/start press etc. which would fire the same output won't be restarted across those boundaries.

  • Action set/layer activation binding now fires on the activation, rather than deactivation of the input it's attached to. The old behavior helped to prevent feedback loops of action set/layer changes, but was not in line with other input. This may be a breaking change for certain configurations, as activators like long presses will engage the action set change when the activator activates instead of when the button is released after activating, but it also matches behavior of all other bindings and fixes a number of issues with regards to various activation types. Prevention of feedback loops is now handled automatically, buttons which share action set changes on the same input will not fire when entering the new set/layer.

  • Fixed unexpected D-pad right button events when other directions are rapidly tapped
  • Fixed using On-Screen Keyboard on desktop Steam Login Screen.
  • Fixed DS4 Gyro when streaming over a Steam Link
  • Fixed modeshifts not properly reconciling held bindings
  • Fixed incorrect battery readings from third-party controllers
  • Fixed activators from different inputs being able to interrupt each other
  • Fixed missing Calibrate button under Steam controller settings when multiple controllers are plugged in
  • Fixed a few cases where Xbox 360 origins would not show for games using the Native API to get glyphs and text descriptions.
  • Fixed an issue when combining gyro input with trackpad or joystick input on Linux
  • Added A/B/X/Y buttons as options for enabling gyro input
  • Fixed an issue where disconnected Steam Controllers that had been connected via the wireless receiver could continue to show up as connected

  • On Windows, Xbox controllers not present in our current USB VID/PID Whitelist will now be detected as Xbox controllers and will fall back to using the “Xbox Configuration Support” checkbox instead of “Generic Gamepad Support”. The list of officially support Xbox and PS4 controllers can be found here on our support website. If you have a controller that is missing from this list please report it in the Steam Controller bug reports forum.

Client Update - Valve
A new steam client has been released and is being automatically downloaded.

Update: The client was re-released on October 31 with additional fixes for reported crashes and other minor issues.


General
  • Improved stability based on top crash reports and support tickets
  • Reduced CPU usage and battery impact when Steam is running in the background
  • Removed notification popups when friends are using software from the "Tools" category

macOS
  • Removed the need to enable special accessibility permissions for Steam
  • Added full support for game engines using the Metal rendering API
  • Fixed compatibility issues with some older games that crashed on startup
  • Improved overlay support for games running at high resolution on Retina displays

Windows
  • Fixed excessive blurriness in Big Picture mode on high-DPI monitors under Windows 10
  • Improved in-game overlay compatibility with the latest Insider builds of Windows 10
  • Added DPI-based scaling for text and basic UI elements in the in-game overlay

Steam Input
  • Added Action Set Layers feature
    • Action Sets can now have layers nested within them. These act like Photoshop Layers on an image. Layers allow for quick modifications both big and small of an existing action set.
    • Each layer can draw from the actions that are defined by that action set.
    • Layers can be stacked arbitrarily deep.
    • Each layer can modify settings or replace modes/bindings of the action set or layers below it in the stack.
    • Changes made to the base Action Set are treated as the "default" for a layer, so modifications to a setting of the Action Set will be reflected in the layer unless it specifically modifies that setting itself. Settings within the layer that are "reset to default" will use the setting of the base action set.
    • Action Set Layers will be available as an option to developers creating Native Steam Input API games in a future SDK.

  • Transitions across action sets, layers, and mode shifts will now maintain state if applicable. As an example, if the same action/output is bound across the boundaries of these sets, rather than being un-pressed and immediately pressed on this transition, it will continue to be held if bound to a pressed button in both sets.
  • Activators which have matching Activators across action set/layer/mode shift boundaries will also carry over state, so if the same activator exists across these boundaries, a "long press" which has been pressed but not yet activated will maintain timing information. Likewise, if an output is already active coming from a previous set, a long press/double press/start press etc. which would fire the same output won't be restarted across those boundaries.

  • Action set/layer activation binding now fires on the activation, rather than deactivation of the input it's attached to. The old behavior helped to prevent feedback loops of action set/layer changes, but was not in line with other input. This may be a breaking change for certain configurations, as activators like long presses will engage the action set change when the activator activates instead of when the button is released after activating, but it also matches behavior of all other bindings and fixes a number of issues with regards to various activation types. Prevention of feedback loops is now handled automatically, buttons which share action set changes on the same input will not fire when entering the new set/layer.

  • Fixed unexpected D-pad right button events when other directions are rapidly tapped
  • Fixed using On-Screen Keyboard on desktop Steam Login Screen.
  • Fixed DS4 Gyro when streaming over a Steam Link
  • Fixed modeshifts not properly reconciling held bindings
  • Fixed incorrect battery readings from third-party controllers
  • Fixed activators from different inputs being able to interrupt each other
  • Fixed missing Calibrate button under Steam controller settings when multiple controllers are plugged in
  • Fixed a few cases where Xbox 360 origins would not show for games using the Native API to get glyphs and text descriptions.
  • Fixed an issue when combining gyro input with trackpad or joystick input on Linux
  • Added A/B/X/Y buttons as options for enabling gyro input
  • Fixed an issue where disconnected Steam Controllers that had been connected via the wireless receiver could continue to show up as connected

  • On Windows, Xbox controllers not present in our current USB VID/PID Whitelist will now be detected as Xbox controllers and will fall back to using the “Xbox Configuration Support” checkbox instead of “Generic Gamepad Support”. The list of officially support Xbox and PS4 controllers can be found here on our support website. If you have a controller that is missing from this list please report it in the Steam Controller bug reports forum.

Client Update - Valve
Update: Re-released with additional software compatibility fixes on October 4

A new steam client has been released and is being automatically downloaded.

General
  • Fixed a crash on startup due to interference from certain antivirus or "system protection" tools
  • Skip showing additional command line parameters if game is launched via local 3rd party tool
  • Fixed forwarding command line options to running game (eg to connect to lobbies or show items)

Broadcast and In-Home Streaming
  • Fixed color distortion issue when recording from an ultra-wide monitor

Steam Video
  • Fix download of additional components required to playback encrypted content
Client Update - Valve
Update: Re-released with additional software compatibility fixes on October 4

A new steam client has been released and is being automatically downloaded.

General
  • Fixed a crash on startup due to interference from certain antivirus or "system protection" tools
  • Skip showing additional command line parameters if game is launched via local 3rd party tool
  • Fixed forwarding command line options to running game (eg to connect to lobbies or show items)

Broadcast and In-Home Streaming
  • Fixed color distortion issue when recording from an ultra-wide monitor

Steam Video
  • Fix download of additional components required to playback encrypted content
Client Update - Valve
A new steam client has been released and is being automatically downloaded.

General
  • Updated Web views to using CEF/Chrome version 60.0.3112.40
  • Fixed an unintentional issue where Steam clients could experience sluggish frame rate if the Steam Web Helper process could not connect to our error- and crash-reporting servers
  • Optimized logic for selecting the best local server to connect to on initial Steam connection or reconnect after a disconnect
  • Steam will now use library folders on other drives to download game updates if the primary drive doesn ™t have enough space left
  • Fixed some cases where the Steam UI would not notify users about the availability of a new Steam client update as promptly as it should
  • Fixed web views that pop out in new windows sometimes failing to render
  • Improved startup behavior of web views on slower machines
  • Fixed a crash when launching games via steam:// links
  • Fixed allowing non-Steam games to be added to Family Games if they were selected as part of a multi-selection

Big Picture
  • Fixed a bug where if you had set Big Picture to use a monitor that is no longer connected to your computer it may fail to start

In-Home Streaming
  • Added streaming audio drivers for microphone support and seamless 5.1 surround sound on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (a reboot after update may be required to activate driver installation feature)
  • Added command line option -skipstreamingdrivers to skip audio driver checks if needed
  • Fixed black screen or client crash when streaming from PC with NVIDIA hardware encoding to a Mac

Steam Input
  • Added Mode level Haptic Override setting to ABXY and DPad modes which can either defer haptic settings to the activators or override the setting for all activators in that mode
  • Fixed a bug when adding an action set when working from a community workshop file not showing up until the configurator had be exited and re-entered
  • Fixed controller detection in Final Fantasy XIII and other games
  • Fixed a bug where PS4 controllers connected via streaming would be ignored due to a local instance of DS4Windows or Inputmapper
  • Fixed Edit Controller Configuration option appearing for controllers which weren't opted into configuration support in desktop Steam
  • Fixed a bug where natively supported games could appear to have an x-input controller connected if unused x-input bindings were in their configuration
  • Fixed a bug where rumble in native SCAPI games did not respect the per game rumble settings
  • Fixed a bug where some Direct Input controllers would disappear after defining their layout for the first time
  • Fixed bug where controller templates for non-Steam Controllers would be duplicated in the template list
  • Fixed some cases where a "Configuration disabled for unknown controller" message would be shown when trying to edit a controller configuration
  • Fixed Launchers in Steam games not using the Desktop Configuration
  • Fixed a bug with controller configuration conversion from one controller type to another where some modes such as DPad wouldn ™t be active after conversion
  • Added support for the Desktop Configurator for when a game asks for the Configurator but the user has disabled the overlay or Big Picture overlay
  • Fixed bug with On-screen Keyboard in Big Picture Mode ™s web browser losing input
  • Fixed stability issue with multiple Steam Controllers being connected concurrently
  • Fixed Steam Controllers staying in Lizard mode after exiting Big Picture Mode
  • Fixed Lizard mode not working with Steam Controllers after pairing to a Wireless Receiver
  • Fixed issue w/ Steam Controllers staying in lizard mode when reconnecting wirelessly
  • Fixed some cases where Steam Controllers would not turn off due to inactivity
  • Fixed bug where PS4 controllers using Bluetooth would not apply personalization or rumble
  • Fixed Joystick Move mode for the PS4 gyro

macOS
  • Added basic Steam Overlay support to games using the Metal graphics API (macOS 10.11 and above). Screenshots and Streaming support for Metal games not yet supported.
  • Fixed a bug where non-existent GamePad-1 could appear in subsequent launches of Steam after using a Steam Controller

Linux
  • Updated STEAM_RUNTIME_PREFER_HOST_LIBRARIES logic to still prefer Steam Runtime libraries if they are more recent than the host system
  • Updated Vulkan loader in Steam Runtime to version 1.0.54, which provides all the extensions currently needed for SteamVR
  • Added support for shader cache management on supported drivers (Mesa 17.1 and NVIDIA 381.26.08 or 384.59). Shader caches for games launched by Steam are placed in separate folders next to their Steam Library folder and are deleted when each game is uninstalled, or when switching drivers or graphics cards. Individual shaders are tracked and catalogued by the Steam servers in preparation for distributing pre-compiled shaders. This tracking can incur slight additional bandwidth use. The system can be disabled by setting the environment variable STEAM_ENABLE_SHADER_CACHE_MANAGEMENT=0
  • Fix handling of XDG_DATA_DIRS and .desktop files with command-line arguments when adding non-steam games to your library
  • Fixed adding arbitrary binaries as non-Steam shortcuts
  • Fixed game support for DualShock 4 controllers when using recent kernels
  • Fixed games using the ISteamHTMLSurface interface failing to display content on Linux if they created their browser object too quickly
Client Update - Valve
A new steam client has been released and is being automatically downloaded.

General
  • Updated Web views to using CEF/Chrome version 60.0.3112.40
  • Fixed an unintentional issue where Steam clients could experience sluggish frame rate if the Steam Web Helper process could not connect to our error- and crash-reporting servers
  • Optimized logic for selecting the best local server to connect to on initial Steam connection or reconnect after a disconnect
  • Steam will now use library folders on other drives to download game updates if the primary drive doesn ™t have enough space left
  • Fixed some cases where the Steam UI would not notify users about the availability of a new Steam client update as promptly as it should
  • Fixed web views that pop out in new windows sometimes failing to render
  • Improved startup behavior of web views on slower machines
  • Fixed a crash when launching games via steam:// links
  • Fixed allowing non-Steam games to be added to Family Games if they were selected as part of a multi-selection

Big Picture
  • Fixed a bug where if you had set Big Picture to use a monitor that is no longer connected to your computer it may fail to start

In-Home Streaming
  • Added streaming audio drivers for microphone support and seamless 5.1 surround sound on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (a reboot after update may be required to activate driver installation feature)
  • Added command line option -skipstreamingdrivers to skip audio driver checks if needed
  • Fixed black screen or client crash when streaming from PC with NVIDIA hardware encoding to a Mac

Steam Input
  • Added Mode level Haptic Override setting to ABXY and DPad modes which can either defer haptic settings to the activators or override the setting for all activators in that mode
  • Fixed a bug when adding an action set when working from a community workshop file not showing up until the configurator had be exited and re-entered
  • Fixed controller detection in Final Fantasy XIII and other games
  • Fixed a bug where PS4 controllers connected via streaming would be ignored due to a local instance of DS4Windows or Inputmapper
  • Fixed Edit Controller Configuration option appearing for controllers which weren't opted into configuration support in desktop Steam
  • Fixed a bug where natively supported games could appear to have an x-input controller connected if unused x-input bindings were in their configuration
  • Fixed a bug where rumble in native SCAPI games did not respect the per game rumble settings
  • Fixed a bug where some Direct Input controllers would disappear after defining their layout for the first time
  • Fixed bug where controller templates for non-Steam Controllers would be duplicated in the template list
  • Fixed some cases where a "Configuration disabled for unknown controller" message would be shown when trying to edit a controller configuration
  • Fixed Launchers in Steam games not using the Desktop Configuration
  • Fixed a bug with controller configuration conversion from one controller type to another where some modes such as DPad wouldn ™t be active after conversion
  • Added support for the Desktop Configurator for when a game asks for the Configurator but the user has disabled the overlay or Big Picture overlay
  • Fixed bug with On-screen Keyboard in Big Picture Mode ™s web browser losing input
  • Fixed stability issue with multiple Steam Controllers being connected concurrently
  • Fixed Steam Controllers staying in Lizard mode after exiting Big Picture Mode
  • Fixed Lizard mode not working with Steam Controllers after pairing to a Wireless Receiver
  • Fixed issue w/ Steam Controllers staying in lizard mode when reconnecting wirelessly
  • Fixed some cases where Steam Controllers would not turn off due to inactivity
  • Fixed bug where PS4 controllers using Bluetooth would not apply personalization or rumble
  • Fixed Joystick Move mode for the PS4 gyro

macOS
  • Added basic Steam Overlay support to games using the Metal graphics API (macOS 10.11 and above). Screenshots and Streaming support for Metal games not yet supported.
  • Fixed a bug where non-existent GamePad-1 could appear in subsequent launches of Steam after using a Steam Controller

Linux
  • Updated STEAM_RUNTIME_PREFER_HOST_LIBRARIES logic to still prefer Steam Runtime libraries if they are more recent than the host system
  • Updated Vulkan loader in Steam Runtime to version 1.0.54, which provides all the extensions currently needed for SteamVR
  • Added support for shader cache management on supported drivers (Mesa 17.1 and NVIDIA 381.26.08 or 384.59). Shader caches for games launched by Steam are placed in separate folders next to their Steam Library folder and are deleted when each game is uninstalled, or when switching drivers or graphics cards. Individual shaders are tracked and catalogued by the Steam servers in preparation for distributing pre-compiled shaders. This tracking can incur slight additional bandwidth use. The system can be disabled by setting the environment variable STEAM_ENABLE_SHADER_CACHE_MANAGEMENT=0
  • Fix handling of XDG_DATA_DIRS and .desktop files with command-line arguments when adding non-steam games to your library
  • Fixed adding arbitrary binaries as non-Steam shortcuts
  • Fixed game support for DualShock 4 controllers when using recent kernels
  • Fixed games using the ISteamHTMLSurface interface failing to display content on Linux if they created their browser object too quickly
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam client has been released and is being automatically downloaded.

UPDATE: This client version was re-released on July 17 with some additional fixes, listed below.

General
  • Updated web control to CEF v60.0.3112.10
  • Removed requirement of having a saved credit card when purchasing in-game recurring subscriptions
  • Fixed missing game names for users with large Steam libraries
  • Fixed custom launch arguments not applying when launching 3rd-party Half-Life or Half-Life 2 mods
  • Fixed games failing in offline mode with errors such as "servers are too busy" or "currently no licenses available"
  • Decreased latency for some network operations in the Steam Client
  • Improved Steam client connectivity on networks where custom UDP/TCP ports are blocked
  • Fixed a crash when handling steam:// URLs launched from a browser (July 11)
  • Added detection and workaround for crashes on startup caused by certain antivirus/anti-malware programs (July 13)
  • Fixed an issue where Store and Community pages could forget your Steam language settings after a while (July 13)
  • Fixed multiple issues where the Steam client could hang or crash on startup (July 17)

macOS
  • Fixed a rare crash on shutdown or when exiting Big Picture mode (July 11)

Steam Input
  • Added Enhance Small Movement Precision setting to Mouse Joystick Mode. This allows for a fine tuning of low end movements so you can balance between fine grain control and minimum speed cutoff, resulting in a smoother response and less jumpy movement at slow speeds. Should be used in tandem with Minimum X/Y Output. This feature is enabled by default, but previous behavior can be restored by setting to the minimum value.
  • Added Custom Curve setting to Mouse Joystick Mode. This allows for compensation for game joystick response curves to more accurately dial in Mouse Joystick feel on a per-game basis.
  • Reworked the first time controller setup process for games without a recommended config provided by the publisher. We will now suggest the top community config if it meets the required confidence threshold.
  • Re-enabled layout definition of DirectInput controllers. The new interface uses the “Define Layout” button in the Controller Settings Page.
  • Added battery level indication for Xinput and PS4 controllers. When the battery is below 25% a low battery indicator will show in the Big Picture main menu. Clicking this indicator will rumble or play an identify chime on the low battery controller.
  • Fixed a bug where controllers using Xinput could have rumble output swapped.
  • Fixed a bug where controller configs would be applied to the last used controller instead of the selected one.
  • Fixed available offline personal and template bindings not appearing in the config browser when offline.
  • Improved XBox One default deadzone.
  • Removed Toast stating “Using Configurations for [X]” when the user was opted out for said controller.
  • When changing XInput slots for a controller which isn’t registered, show the controller type rather than trying to use a name.
  • Added Overlap Region setting to 8-Way and Analog Emulation D-Pad modes. This region specifies what proportion the diagonal overlapping region takes up relative to the cardinal directions.
  • Improved gyro precision and stability over time
  • PS4 Controller Gyro now uses hardware calibration instead of software calibration. This should improve general drift performance and no longer requires the Calibration step in Steam.
  • Added check for InputMapper and DS4Windows on connection of PS4 Controllers. If either program is running Steam will ignore the controller until it is reconnected.
  • Fixed a bug where configurations might not be applied if a controller went from being wireless to wired or vice-versa within a single session
  • Fixed a bug where configurations wouldn’t be saved if controller identity couldn’t be established properly
  • Fixed bug in Big Picture Overlay which prevented users from switching between which controller was being configured when multiple controllers were connected
  • Fixed bug in Big Picture Login Screen where On-Screen Keyboards would lose touchpad input on the password entry screen
  • Fixed bug where only Mouse/KB prompts were shown in the Desktop Client’s Controller Configurator
  • Fixed bug where PS4 Controller registrations would not carry over from MacOS to Windows or Linux and vice-versa
  • Fixed several bugs with settings and configuration UI
  • Fixed several issues with XInput emulation when using Steam Controllers and streaming controllers (July 11)
  • Fixed multiple controllers sharing the same XInput slot in some circumstances (July 11)
  • Fixed controllers changing what slot they occupied when removing and plugging in new controllers - this preserves the behavior that the first controller used ends up in the first XInput slot, the second in the second slot, etc. If 4 controllers are connected while Streaming and a local controller is available, if a remote controller is disconnected, the local controller will seamlessly drop into that slot when used. (July 11)
  • Fixed desktop Configurator running slowly while simultaneously running a game. (July 11)

Steam Link and In-Home Streaming
  • Fixed Rumble when streaming using a PS4 controller which is opted out of Steam Controller Support
  • Fixed Guide Button not always working properly to engage the overlay
  • Fixed desktop Configurator running slowly while simultaneously running a game. (July 11)
  • Fixed black image during 2D cutscene videos in some games (July 13)

Video Playback
  • Fixed "initializing video decoder" error that occurred on first playback of a video
  • Added a prompt to install the 360 video player when watching a 360 video for the first time
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam client has been released and is being automatically downloaded.

UPDATE: This client version was re-released on July 17 with some additional fixes, listed below.

General
  • Updated web control to CEF v60.0.3112.10
  • Removed requirement of having a saved credit card when purchasing in-game recurring subscriptions
  • Fixed missing game names for users with large Steam libraries
  • Fixed custom launch arguments not applying when launching 3rd-party Half-Life or Half-Life 2 mods
  • Fixed games failing in offline mode with errors such as "servers are too busy" or "currently no licenses available"
  • Decreased latency for some network operations in the Steam Client
  • Improved Steam client connectivity on networks where custom UDP/TCP ports are blocked
  • Fixed a crash when handling steam:// URLs launched from a browser (July 11)
  • Added detection and workaround for crashes on startup caused by certain antivirus/anti-malware programs (July 13)
  • Fixed an issue where Store and Community pages could forget your Steam language settings after a while (July 13)
  • Fixed multiple issues where the Steam client could hang or crash on startup (July 17)

macOS
  • Fixed a rare crash on shutdown or when exiting Big Picture mode (July 11)

Steam Input
  • Added Enhance Small Movement Precision setting to Mouse Joystick Mode. This allows for a fine tuning of low end movements so you can balance between fine grain control and minimum speed cutoff, resulting in a smoother response and less jumpy movement at slow speeds. Should be used in tandem with Minimum X/Y Output. This feature is enabled by default, but previous behavior can be restored by setting to the minimum value.
  • Added Custom Curve setting to Mouse Joystick Mode. This allows for compensation for game joystick response curves to more accurately dial in Mouse Joystick feel on a per-game basis.
  • Reworked the first time controller setup process for games without a recommended config provided by the publisher. We will now suggest the top community config if it meets the required confidence threshold.
  • Re-enabled layout definition of DirectInput controllers. The new interface uses the “Define Layout” button in the Controller Settings Page.
  • Added battery level indication for Xinput and PS4 controllers. When the battery is below 25% a low battery indicator will show in the Big Picture main menu. Clicking this indicator will rumble or play an identify chime on the low battery controller.
  • Fixed a bug where controllers using Xinput could have rumble output swapped.
  • Fixed a bug where controller configs would be applied to the last used controller instead of the selected one.
  • Fixed available offline personal and template bindings not appearing in the config browser when offline.
  • Improved XBox One default deadzone.
  • Removed Toast stating “Using Configurations for [X]” when the user was opted out for said controller.
  • When changing XInput slots for a controller which isn’t registered, show the controller type rather than trying to use a name.
  • Added Overlap Region setting to 8-Way and Analog Emulation D-Pad modes. This region specifies what proportion the diagonal overlapping region takes up relative to the cardinal directions.
  • Improved gyro precision and stability over time
  • PS4 Controller Gyro now uses hardware calibration instead of software calibration. This should improve general drift performance and no longer requires the Calibration step in Steam.
  • Added check for InputMapper and DS4Windows on connection of PS4 Controllers. If either program is running Steam will ignore the controller until it is reconnected.
  • Fixed a bug where configurations might not be applied if a controller went from being wireless to wired or vice-versa within a single session
  • Fixed a bug where configurations wouldn’t be saved if controller identity couldn’t be established properly
  • Fixed bug in Big Picture Overlay which prevented users from switching between which controller was being configured when multiple controllers were connected
  • Fixed bug in Big Picture Login Screen where On-Screen Keyboards would lose touchpad input on the password entry screen
  • Fixed bug where only Mouse/KB prompts were shown in the Desktop Client’s Controller Configurator
  • Fixed bug where PS4 Controller registrations would not carry over from MacOS to Windows or Linux and vice-versa
  • Fixed several bugs with settings and configuration UI
  • Fixed several issues with XInput emulation when using Steam Controllers and streaming controllers (July 11)
  • Fixed multiple controllers sharing the same XInput slot in some circumstances (July 11)
  • Fixed controllers changing what slot they occupied when removing and plugging in new controllers - this preserves the behavior that the first controller used ends up in the first XInput slot, the second in the second slot, etc. If 4 controllers are connected while Streaming and a local controller is available, if a remote controller is disconnected, the local controller will seamlessly drop into that slot when used. (July 11)
  • Fixed desktop Configurator running slowly while simultaneously running a game. (July 11)

Steam Link and In-Home Streaming
  • Fixed Rumble when streaming using a PS4 controller which is opted out of Steam Controller Support
  • Fixed Guide Button not always working properly to engage the overlay
  • Fixed desktop Configurator running slowly while simultaneously running a game. (July 11)
  • Fixed black image during 2D cutscene videos in some games (July 13)

Video Playback
  • Fixed "initializing video decoder" error that occurred on first playback of a video
  • Added a prompt to install the 360 video player when watching a 360 video for the first time
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam client has been released and is being automatically downloaded.

UPDATE - June 7: This client build has been re-published with additional bugfixes for reported issues.

General
  • Updated web control to CEF v58.0.3029.81
  • Improved launch error messaging in case the OS failed to create the game process
  • Fixed installing games from multiple retail discs (June 7)
  • Fixed optional DLC automatically being installed (June 7)
  • Fixed some dedicated gameservers being unable to log in with certain game-specific parameters (June 7)

Steam Input
  • All Controllers types now can assign Guide Chord actions when opted out of further controller support. Similar to the Guide + Trigger for screenshot, additional actions can be bound or reassigned to Guide + Button via the Controller Settings. Additional options include mouse and keyboard support, changing volume or other media keys, turning off the controller (on supported hardware), and so forth
  • Fixed PS4 Controllers showing inappropriate art and text in the button diamond
  • Fixed XBox controllers potentially having a second phantom controller when not opted into Steam Configuration support
  • Fixed a crash when closing a game after previewing a controller config
  • Added Desktop Settings panel for configuring controller settings and editing base configurations
  • Fixed a case where native games requesting the configuration screen wouldn't work
  • Opting in to Steam Configuration Support for 3rd Party Controllers is now set for the user rather than the Steam Install. Users who have opted in to 3rd party Steam Controller Configurator Support will have to opt back in for their specific controllers
  • Fixed long-press activator toggle option not functioning properly
  • Fixed a case where closing the on-screen keyboard in Big Picture would not return to the proper controls
  • Manual registration in Big Picture is no longer required for new controllers. Personalization and changes to registration can still be made via the Controller Settings in Big Picture
  • Games which use the Steam Configurator natively for 3rd Party Controllers can now opt those controllers into support without the user having to manually do so
  • Fix for a case where a cache for offline configurations could be corrupted
  • 3rd Party Controllers no longer have to be disconnected and reconnected when opting into/out of Steam Configuration support. Games can still be individually opted out of support via the game's controller settings panel
  • Fix for In-Home Streaming from Linux PC to Steam Link or another Linux PC with Steam Controller Wireless Receivers connected to both devices
  • Fixed Linux mouse button assignments for Forward and Backwards
  • Fixed On-Screen Keyboard being disabled in windowed non-Steam Games
  • Fixed Non-Steam game configs not being applied if controller is power cycled
  • Fixed unexpected input when importing Gyro configs for devices without Gyro
  • Simplified UI for DPad mode on DS4 Dpad
  • Changed "Add a Steam Controller" button to only appear when a Wireless Receiver is present
  • Added "Recover Steam Controller Firmware" button to walk users through recovering a device via mass storage update
  • Fixed configuration showing incorrect controller type of the configuration being previewed (or presenting an error message in some cases)
  • Fixed a case where previewing a configuration with a mode shift could make inputs editable
  • Fixed non-Steam shortcuts not respecting the per-game opt-out of Configuration setting
  • Fixed configurations not being saved properly in offline mode
  • Fixed controllers not registering in offline mode if the account didn't match its existing registration
  • Removed online-only configuration browser categories when loading or saving configurations when in offline mode
  • Fixed Steam Button in the Big Picture Overlay being delayed when using a 3rd party controller (June 7)

Steam Link and In-Home Streaming
  • Fixed Sony PS3 Controllers acting incorrectly via streaming
  • Enlarged the capture area for windows with menu bars to include the menu bar when streaming (June 7)

Linux
  • Desktop view support for SteamVR dashboard
  • Fixed overlay not working for Vulkan applications

SteamVR
  • Enabled Microtransation confirmation dialog from VR applications
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam client has been released and is being automatically downloaded.

UPDATE - June 7: This client build has been re-published with additional bugfixes for reported issues.

General
  • Updated web control to CEF v58.0.3029.81
  • Improved launch error messaging in case the OS failed to create the game process
  • Fixed installing games from multiple retail discs (June 7)
  • Fixed optional DLC automatically being installed (June 7)
  • Fixed some dedicated gameservers being unable to log in with certain game-specific parameters (June 7)

Steam Input
  • All Controllers types now can assign Guide Chord actions when opted out of further controller support. Similar to the Guide + Trigger for screenshot, additional actions can be bound or reassigned to Guide + Button via the Controller Settings. Additional options include mouse and keyboard support, changing volume or other media keys, turning off the controller (on supported hardware), and so forth
  • Fixed PS4 Controllers showing inappropriate art and text in the button diamond
  • Fixed XBox controllers potentially having a second phantom controller when not opted into Steam Configuration support
  • Fixed a crash when closing a game after previewing a controller config
  • Added Desktop Settings panel for configuring controller settings and editing base configurations
  • Fixed a case where native games requesting the configuration screen wouldn't work
  • Opting in to Steam Configuration Support for 3rd Party Controllers is now set for the user rather than the Steam Install. Users who have opted in to 3rd party Steam Controller Configurator Support will have to opt back in for their specific controllers
  • Fixed long-press activator toggle option not functioning properly
  • Fixed a case where closing the on-screen keyboard in Big Picture would not return to the proper controls
  • Manual registration in Big Picture is no longer required for new controllers. Personalization and changes to registration can still be made via the Controller Settings in Big Picture
  • Games which use the Steam Configurator natively for 3rd Party Controllers can now opt those controllers into support without the user having to manually do so
  • Fix for a case where a cache for offline configurations could be corrupted
  • 3rd Party Controllers no longer have to be disconnected and reconnected when opting into/out of Steam Configuration support. Games can still be individually opted out of support via the game's controller settings panel
  • Fix for In-Home Streaming from Linux PC to Steam Link or another Linux PC with Steam Controller Wireless Receivers connected to both devices
  • Fixed Linux mouse button assignments for Forward and Backwards
  • Fixed On-Screen Keyboard being disabled in windowed non-Steam Games
  • Fixed Non-Steam game configs not being applied if controller is power cycled
  • Fixed unexpected input when importing Gyro configs for devices without Gyro
  • Simplified UI for DPad mode on DS4 Dpad
  • Changed "Add a Steam Controller" button to only appear when a Wireless Receiver is present
  • Added "Recover Steam Controller Firmware" button to walk users through recovering a device via mass storage update
  • Fixed configuration showing incorrect controller type of the configuration being previewed (or presenting an error message in some cases)
  • Fixed a case where previewing a configuration with a mode shift could make inputs editable
  • Fixed non-Steam shortcuts not respecting the per-game opt-out of Configuration setting
  • Fixed configurations not being saved properly in offline mode
  • Fixed controllers not registering in offline mode if the account didn't match its existing registration
  • Removed online-only configuration browser categories when loading or saving configurations when in offline mode
  • Fixed Steam Button in the Big Picture Overlay being delayed when using a 3rd party controller (June 7)

Steam Link and In-Home Streaming
  • Fixed Sony PS3 Controllers acting incorrectly via streaming
  • Enlarged the capture area for windows with menu bars to include the menu bar when streaming (June 7)

Linux
  • Desktop view support for SteamVR dashboard
  • Fixed overlay not working for Vulkan applications

SteamVR
  • Enabled Microtransation confirmation dialog from VR applications
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