The Steam client gets a small but appreciated update

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If you have the Steam client set to run as soon as you boot up your PC like us you may have missed the notes for the latest patch which has gone live in the past few hours.

Looking over the full patch notes, which you can read below, there’s nothing super impactful here as this is classified as a small update instead of a larger one that adds features.

The biggest changes are fixes to Remote Play which makes sense as Remote Play Together was recently updated to allow for easier sharing of games by way of a URL.

General
  • Fix long delay before first game launch of the session for users with thousands of shared screenshots
Remote Play
  • Added 40 Mbit and 75 Mbit custom bitrate options
  • Fixed controller hotplug support for Unity games
  • Replaced the menubar with an overlay that comes up when holding the ESC key
  • Only show keyboard and controller toasts if there’s input from those devices
  • Fixed non-breaking-space display in French and German
  • Fixed font rendering in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese
Steam Cloud
  • Improve performance by uploading/downloading multiple files in parallel
Soundtracks
  • Added support for localized album covers
SteamNetworkingSockets
  • Improved peer-to-peer routing to better utilize relays in data centers not connected to the Valve backbone

Looking at comments in reply to this update and it seems that the only problem is people still calling for the ability to use the old library layout. That library change happened a while back but it seems a vocal part of the community is still raging against it.

Today is a rather busy day in the world of the largest PC store on the internet. We also discovered that a new sale is in the works for for next month, an announcement visible to the public that we think may have been intended for the eyes of developers only.

Clinton Matos

Clinton Matos

Clinton has been a programmer, engineering student, project manager, asset controller and even a farrier. Now he handles the maker side of htxt.africa.

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