Steam for Linux gets better support for game tracking

Valve Software has pushed a new beta of its Steam for Linux client which brings some new features and bug fixes.

One of the most notable features added to the beta is better tracking of games that use an intermediate launcher under Linux. If you are running beta, you will get notified to update your system.

Other changes that come with beta include:

  • Added overall network activity graph to downloads page
  • Fixed Microphone selection not updating when changed in the settings dialog under Mac OS X
  • Fixed failing to run a game if it had a very long optional command and triggered the warning dialog

In the Big Picture mode the improvements include:

  • Improved transition when launching a game
  • Added a RESET option when configuring a game controller
  • Fixed screensaver not enabling sometimes when a game controller was being used
  • Fixed errors when refreshing your steam login
  • Fixed Javascript alerts and dialogs showing incorrectly when using the web brows


About Swapnil Bhartiya

A free software fund-a-mental-ist and Charles Bukowski fan, Swapnil also writes fiction and tries to find cracks in the paper armours of proprietary companies. Swapnil has been covering Linux and Free Software/Open Source since 2005.

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