Valve has made a major update to its Steam digital distribution platform these days. The changes are very significant because they bring a few minor but very significant changes that will surely delight gamers who often buy and download games on Steam (most popular of these games, such as Dota 2 or CS: GO, are highly popular for live betting at bookmakers here) and have so far only been able to see the redesign in beta.
The main changes on Steam have occurred in the interface that appears when downloading games and in the management of memory space in the user account.
The Interface That Appears When Downloading Games
When downloading games, the interface displays the download process, but you will now be able to follow the installation process as well. This will end the users’ unpleasant experience when the game is downloaded, but the installation process is not complete, so the game cannot be launched at that moment. Now the installation process can be monitored so users get specific information when the installation is complete.
The interface will also be able to determine which game has priority to download, so now the positions of games on the list can be changed with the drag-and-drop method. Next to the title of the game is a new icon that will display the possible types of downloaded content: Game Content, Downloadable Content, Workshop Content, and Shader Pre-Caching.
The “View News” button has been renamed to “Patch Notes” so it will now be easier to get information about what new updates are available.
The Management of Memory Space
The memory space on the user account has received certain modifications. It is now easier to check how much space is available to the user and where the downloaded games can be placed. To use this option, go to the “Settings” menu, click on the “Downloads” option, and select “Steam Library Folders”.
The Friends list has undergone minor changes and now group chat notifications are located below within the active window.
The Update Is Automatic
We have listed the most important changes on Steam, but the update fixes a number of errors and bugs that users have complained about.
If you use Steam, the update should be done automatically. In the event that this does not happen, you can also check for updates yourself by clicking on “Check for Steam Client Updates” within the main menu on Steam.
A new Steam Client has been put out, and it will be downloaded automatically to fix some other difficulties. While Steam identifies a corrupted game file, it will now attempt to reuse as much of the corrupted file as possible in order to save bandwidth when downloading the right data for that file. A bug that caused a delayed Steam reconnect attempt on resuming after a system suspension has also been repaired.
In Steam Cloud, several fixes took place, the most important of which is in regard to the infinite retry loop for failed background file downloads. Then, allowed upload time to enable transferring large save game files for users who have limited upload bandwidth has been increased. Cloud files for installed games at startup are automatically synced and the issue causing extra work on reconnecting to Steam is fixed too.