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The Valve and Steam Platform Discussion Thread

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

  1. TheSentinel Arcane

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    Yep, I restarted the client and it's there. There's also a Library entry in the settings menu now. Time to test it out.

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  2. Merlkir Arcane Developer

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    Huh, I'm not downloading anything, but the beta sure is absolutely flooding my network connection. Funny.
     
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  3. Belegarsson Think about hairy dwarfs all the time ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Patron

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    Dear god I can't stop laughing at that big ass font for game title.

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  4. Alienman Arcane Patron

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    Does it reset your categories? Please say no...
     
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  5. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    do people actually use those?
     
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  6. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    It will convert them to collections. They're more useful and easier to manage (drag and drop), also automated collections based on filters are cool.
     
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  7. pakoito Arcane

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    The performance is piss-poor, at least on Mac. Worse than a website.
     
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  8. Multi-headed Cow Cipher

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    I didn't used to, but it's handy for some shit. I've only bothered to make categories for CYOA games (Since they get lost in the shuffle easily) and boardgames. In most cases I just start typing the name of the game I want, but in a few cases I can just have a catchall category and that'll cover 'em. If I started going too deep with it I'd have to ask myself forbidden questions like "What is an RPG".
     
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  9. Ivan Arcane

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    ...what categories?
     
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  10. Multi-headed Cow Cipher

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    Right click a game in your Steam library, pick "Set categories", add whatever categories you like and add the game to whatever ones you want. It's just a method of sorting. If you look at your library as "Games" (Rather than "My games") it'll have tabs for all the categories you've made and the games you listed as such are put in there. If you look at "My games" then it's just you regular unsorted alphabetized list. The categories aren't automated or built using store tags or whatever, it's entirely on you to do whatever you want with them, so you can do completely subjective shit like "Games that looked cool" for stuff you haven't played yet in your backlog, etc.
     
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  11. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Oh finally, freeware games are visible even if you don't have them installed.
     
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  12. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

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    I guess they really did give up on hounding devs to update their game artwork. No worries, community will fix it.

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  13. Alienman Arcane Patron

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    I don't understand what the graphical representation of games you own on the right are for? You already have your easy to read list on the left? Just look messy as hell.
     
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  14. passerby Savant

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  15. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    Well they told everyone to update their artworks, otherwise Steam will create some deafult artwork. It's surprising that big name devs didn't do the updates.
     
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  16. Belegarsson Think about hairy dwarfs all the time ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Patron

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    A lot of inconsistencies too, like the entire Total War franchise has proper artworks excluding Shogun 2, Wasteland 2 (original version) has director's cut artwork and DC entry doesn't have one, a Civ 4 expansion has artwork but the other xpacs plus base game have nothing.
     
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  17. passerby Savant

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    It's still beta, most will update for the official release.
     
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  18. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

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  19. Fedora Master Arcane Patron

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    Utterly pointless crap that makes the Library tab worse in pretty much every way.
     
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  20. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I'm not that fond of the design, but new features like filters and collections are certainly welcome.
     
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  21. Villagkouras Arbiter

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    Filters, collections and all that stuff could be useful, if the tag system was useful in the first place. At least they added drag & drop to collections.
     
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  22. Deadman Arcane Patron

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    Is there a way to apply filters "WITHIN" a dynamic category, i.e. only apply it to titles you dropped in that category, and not every game you own?
     
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  23. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    Doesn't look like it since you can't tag your games (I think). I create a collection with one game, select one random filter and other games show up. I think the filters are just to find games so you can put them into collections manually, not for searching inside collections?

    Just a default "all games" tab. You can collapse or delete it.
     
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  24. passerby Savant

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    Tag system is useless, manually created categories/collections is the only way to go. You could already hold CTRL to mark multiple games and assign them category at once.
    It took me 10min to make categories from the screenshot for a 500+ games library when I started loosing track of games I have. Each game is one click away without scrolling now.
    Drag and drop is welcome, but it's just a very slightly more convenient way of adding a single new game to already defined collection, than rightclick and select category from the list.

    Overall very minor changes, some unnecessary, some slightly for the better, I expected way worse, sigh of relief.
    They should add an option to hide, or collapse to a tiny button sections from the store frontpage, like curators etc. fuck that crap.
     
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  25. Dexter Arcane

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    I'm starting to enjoy the "Shelves" functionality, you can "Add A New Shelf" based on your Pre-created categories, you can also Sort "All Games" or similar by "Last Played", "Hours Played", "Release Date" or similar:
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    Now if "Last Played" actually reflected "Last Played" and didn't also include "Last Bought" or "Last Key Redeemed" and if you could Drag & Drop the categories around...
     
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