Go Back   Steam Users' Forums > Steam Discussions > General Steam Discussion

Reply
Click here to go to the first staff post in this thread.  
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-15-2010, 04:03 PM   Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread.   #1
jasonr
 
jasonr's Avatar
 
Valve
Join Date: Feb 2006
Reputation: 514
Posts: 155
Steam Client Beta Available

There's a new Steam Beta client available. To access the Beta, go to File -> Settings. On the Account tab press the Change... button to open the Beta Participation dialog. Then Select Beta Update, and allow Steam to restart itself. Here are the specific changes:

10/15/2010

- Adding a system to allow users to recommend and discuss games with their friends. For more details, click here
- Adding 'Recommended For You' page in the Steam Store.
- Updating store pages to show stats and launch options for games you own.
- updated Speex and JPEG libraries

10/18/2010

- Fix a memory leak when toggling the game viewed in the details view
- Fix a crash when receiving and merging updated data for stats/achievements in some situations
- Fix sometimes failing to fully recognize a game as exited for certain launcher app setups

10/19/2010

- Fixed navigating to game guides in the store
- Fix Steam Cloud bug where users who converted from the demo to the full version of Everyday Genius: SquareLogic, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, or Jolly Rover would have their progress reverted to the progress they made in the demo while opted into the beta
- Fixed community chat bug

10/21/2010

- Fixed displaying Steam Service dialog under OSX

10/25/2010

- Fixed a couple rare crashes and added more instrumentation around potential memory corruption

10/28/2010

- Fixed a few rare crashes observed in the beta

10/29/2010

- Fixed Steam API logging

11/01/2010

- Fixed not being able to right-click on OSX

11/02/2010

- OSX: improve tooltips support
- OSX: add installer support for an upcoming game release

11/03/2010

- In preparation for the client release, we've temporarily disabled recommendations. They'll be back soon, along with some improvements to the recommendation algorithms based on the feedback we've gathered
jasonr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2010, 04:09 PM   #2
AciD
 
AciD's Avatar
 
Volunteer Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2007
Reputation: 2278
Posts: 13,873
Grand! It's awesome that we can get our hands(or palms and fingers) on those features!

ED: Looks like you cannot recommend games to people via Steam Community yet.
(Link that prompts about recommending games to friends sends you to game list on your SC profile)

ED2: It's up on SC now!

__________________
Having issues? Check Steam Support website. My Steam Community profile.

Last edited by AciD: 10-15-2010 at 04:18 PM.
AciD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2010, 04:17 PM   #3
derrman0426
 
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Reputation: 1397
Posts: 2,780
Sweet, just recommended Borderlands i must say this is pretty cool, i like it very much *thumbs up*

Last edited by derrman0426: 10-15-2010 at 04:19 PM.
derrman0426 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2010, 04:19 PM   #4
Just a Gigolo
 
Banned
Join Date: Mar 2009
Reputation: 1701
Posts: 4,848
I'm going to recommend all my friends should play "Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble."

Even better, I'll recommend everyone "Ricochet," no offense.

Awesome update.

Last edited by Just a Gigolo: 10-15-2010 at 04:24 PM.
Just a Gigolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2010, 04:20 PM   #5
sciss0rz
 
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Reputation: 1980
Posts: 8,883
I'd prefer if the "You already own this game, Play Now" bar was above the content area. With my set up, I can't see it without scrolling down and I'm not really interested in looking at screenshots for the 8000th time.
sciss0rz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2010, 04:25 PM   #6
Mr_Fayce
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Reputation: 97
Posts: 1,295
Not a bad idea.
Mr_Fayce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2010, 04:32 PM   #7
AciD
 
AciD's Avatar
 
Volunteer Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2007
Reputation: 2278
Posts: 13,873
Those flippers could be a bit smaller.

__________________
Having issues? Check Steam Support website. My Steam Community profile.
AciD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2010, 04:35 PM   Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread.   #8
alden
 
alden's Avatar
 
Valve
Join Date: Apr 2006
Reputation: 567
Posts: 631
Quote:
Originally Posted by Just a Gigolo View Post
I'm going to recommend all my friends should play "Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble."

Even better, I'll recommend everyone "Ricochet," no offense.

Awesome update.
You're just recommending to your friends, so its them you'll be spamming, not the whole community
alden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2010, 04:37 PM   #9
sciss0rz
 
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Reputation: 1980
Posts: 8,883
Recommending items from my wishlist is a little.. silly. I already want it, I don't need it recommended to me.
sciss0rz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2010, 04:39 PM   #10
Just a Gigolo
 
Banned
Join Date: Mar 2009
Reputation: 1701
Posts: 4,848
Quote:
Originally Posted by alden View Post
You're just recommending to your friends, so its them you'll be spamming, not the whole community
I guess you can't recommend a game you don't own, that puts a hole in my evil plans, but it makes sense. That just means I'll have to spam my friends recommendations of "Ricochet" until they buy it.
Just a Gigolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2010, 04:40 PM   Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread.   #11
afarnsworth
 
afarnsworth's Avatar
 
Valve
Join Date: Feb 2009
Reputation: 2387
Posts: 391
Quote:
Originally Posted by AciD View Post
Grand! It's awesome that we can get our hands(or palms and fingers) on those features!

ED: Looks like you cannot recommend games to people via Steam Community yet.
(Link that prompts about recommending games to friends sends you to game list on your SC profile)

ED2: It's up on SC now!
Looks like there's an issue with the beta where the feature may not appear on the community until you've clicked on the "COMMUNITY" button at the top of the client.
afarnsworth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2010, 04:42 PM   #12
Symmetric
 
 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Reputation: 578
Posts: 1,639
May I ask if the updated audio codecs have anything to do with improving the intermittent mic issues on Mac OS X?
Symmetric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2010, 04:44 PM   #13
Just a Gigolo
 
Banned
Join Date: Mar 2009
Reputation: 1701
Posts: 4,848
Quote:
Originally Posted by Symmetric View Post
May I ask if the updated audio codecs have anything to do with improving the intermittent mic issues on Mac OS X?
I hope so, I haven't been able to use my Mic in game for months.
Just a Gigolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2010, 04:44 PM   #14
Kosire
 
Kosire's Avatar
 
800 North
Join Date: Apr 2008
Reputation: 88
Posts: 392
It is not possible to delete or edit a recommendation written by yourself?
Kosire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2010, 04:48 PM   #15
AciD
 
AciD's Avatar
 
Volunteer Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2007
Reputation: 2278
Posts: 13,873
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kosire View Post
It is not possible to delete or edit a recommendation written by yourself?
You can remove them, just go to recommendation page for that game.
Find your recommendations and near the date you should be able to find "delete".

__________________
Having issues? Check Steam Support website. My Steam Community profile.
AciD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   Steam Users' Forums > Steam Discussions > General Steam Discussion


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Site Content Copyright Valve Corporation 1998-2014, All Rights Reserved.