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The Valve and Steam Platform Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Morgoth, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Anthedon Arcane Patron

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    I'll go ahead and quote myself:

    Also, RPG Games.
     
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  3. GrainWetski Arcane

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    I will never understand why people think this shit is acceptable on PC. I don't even want to touch that mess on my phone. Fuck huge tiles.

    https://www.nhl.com/ used to have a really great site before they made it the complete and utter garbage it is now. The previous design worked great on both my phone and PC even though it wasn't "optimized" for phones.

    Give me lists or give me death, fucking cunts.
     
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  4. Multi-headed Cow Cipher

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    Jesus tittyfucking Christ, I thought that was the STORE page but it's the goddamn library, that's a nightmare. Since there's an advanced button I'm hoping you can go back to the standard list of game titles because if I couldn't just start typing in the name of the game I want to play to reach it it'll make my library basically unusable. I do have hope it's optional though given there's a "Big dumb flashy" library mode already and has been for years.
     
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  5. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    What image are you referring to? The one in the post directly above you is from the Epic Store.

    The Steam image seems to be showing a Library screen in which no particular game is selected, which is a state that doesn't exist in the current version.
     
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  6. Turjan Arcane

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    At this moment, they need these big tiles, because that's all there is. Otherwise, there would just be empty space.
     
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  7. Turjan Arcane

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    Yup. At the moment there are three display options, and I hope that stays that way.
     
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  8. Multi-headed Cow Cipher

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    The Steam image. And that state doesn't exist, true, but it also means if that's the new default for the Steam library then it'll be a last resort for me and I'll either have to use right-clicking the systray icon (Not ideal because new games you buy/add to Steam end up there and override "Last played" games) or possibly shit up my desktop with icons again, rather than going to the library page and seeing the game I was last on.

    Certainly hope so. The only advantage to the other views is that "List view" tells me how long it's been since I've played some shit I've got installed, which... Now that I'm thinking about it I probably should take to heart and use to delete some crap. Haven't played Desktop Dungeons in 4 years, sure, but it's a small puzzle game and I might feel like it at some point. Crypt of the Necrodancer unplayed for 3 years however is a bit more iffy.
     
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  9. Turjan Arcane

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    Well, the inspiration seems to be this current state:

    [​IMG]
    Which is the worst of the three.
     
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  10. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    It still has the list on the left, though. I'm not sure what MHC is so upset about, especially since we don't know how it'll look once a game is selected.
     
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  11. Country_Gravy Arcane Patron

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    Should have had a game called Jack Shit.
     
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  12. Dexter Arcane

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    I'll be fabulously optimistic and say that it'll probably overall be an improvement over the current "Library" section, but then I've had a problem with the current Library section for a long while. With 1000+ titles it's basically unbrowsable and you have to create your own categories and collapse major ones like "Games" for it to be barely usable. Mostly if you're looking for a specific title under that many, the "Search" field would be useful. I already see a few things here that would seem useful, most of all the "Recent Games" bit, since often you just want to start up the last few games you've been playing again, and right now you have to go a-browsing for it. As it stands I actually use two categories, "Games to Play" and "Playing Now" or something for it to be somewhat useable and sortable.

    These other screens seem to indicate exactly that, for instance for "Counter Strike: Global Offensive", "Don't Starve Together" and "Slay The Spire":
    I'm not sure I see this particular Screen design as a positive change. As it is now you see the title at the top, followed by your Playtime/Last Played/Muh Achievements featured prominently and a Recent News and Screenshots section:
    I don't think I see their redesign as an improvement, it looks too cluttered with too much information. I'd bet most players couldn't give less of a shit about "Recent Events" for any particular game, nor particularly about the Recent "Activity" of their friends list, and I don't think bombarding people with "Workshop" and "Trading Card" items on this page is an improvement in any way. For some reason they seem to have also made Playtime and Muh Achievements less prominent than before.

    This on the other hand looks like a positive change again, so far you had to use External Tools to be able to browse your own Library by Tags: https://www.lorenzostanco.com/lab/steam/

    For instance say you're looking for a "Point & Click" Adventure or you're looking for a "Co-op" game to play with a friend, you had to either pre-sort your game Library into categories like "CoOp", "Multiplayer" or similar or you had to use above tools or External sites: https://www.co-optimus.com/games.php

    That they already declared a base category called "VR", where they automatically added all VR-enabled titles was already a big improvement, I hope you can create entire categories from said Search results, so you can compose various more easily sortable Categories like "Adventures" (for "Point & Click" tag) or "RPGs" or "Turn-based" and similar.

    Something else that should be much easier than it actually is, is browsing a list of all recently Played and/or Bought games, like a timeline to see what you've played last few months or year or to remember what you recently bought.
     
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  13. BlackAdderBG Arcane Patron

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    Do you have to create your own tags and tag every game in library? No fucking way I will trust it again, last time I put all my games in specific categories and one day they disappeared. :negative:
     
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  14. Dexter Arcane

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    Tags are Steam-wide, you see em on every Store page and can browse by them.
    For instance:
    https://store.steampowered.com/tags/en/Turn-Based/
    https://store.steampowered.com/tags/en/Point+&+Click

    The new system seems to allow sorting the Library by genres and Tags.

    Categories you create in your Library are not and should be saved for you personally.
     
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  15. Turjan Arcane

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    I currently use the "Favorites" function for that purpose.
     
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  16. Latelistener Cipher

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    I wonder why games icons at the bottom have a very weird proportion. They are too stretched even for a box art.
     
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  17. unfairlight Self-Ejected

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    OH NO NO NO
    HHHHHHHHHHHHHHA HA HA HA HA
    LOOK AT THE TOP OF HIS HEAD
     
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  18. unfairlight Self-Ejected

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    This looks like a fucking DISASTER. Holy shit.
     
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  19. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    It's 16:9 for some reason.
     
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  20. passerby Savant

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    Do you know you can hold ctrl to select multiple titles to assign them category at once ? Once I realised this, I divided 500+ games library between around 20 categories in 15 minutes. I've done it 4 years ago and never lost them.
     
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  21. BlackAdderBG Arcane Patron

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    Didn't know that, but still I got a lot of bundle trash that I had to check what genre is to assign it category and that took way to much time for doing it again. What I would love to have is automatic creation of categories that match the store page tags.
     
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  22. passerby Savant

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    Create BUNDLETRASH category.
     
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  23. Turjan Arcane

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    Doesn't everything end up in "RPG" then? Or what is the newest tag fad?
     
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  24. Villagkouras Arbiter

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    Just download Depressurizer from Github, it does exactly this.
     
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  25. BlackAdderBG Arcane Patron

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    Good to know, but will wait for the new UI as it will probably break everything. :lol:
     
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