Valve continues to work on improving its products, including SteamClient, for which a new update stable with some improvements and bug fixes from previous versions. Now they have tons of accumulated work for future releases that developers must process, but this new step forward that we can enjoy in GNU / Linux is interesting.
This new version includes some changes, such as a new notification when we connect the controller as a novelty for Steam Input, some other changes in the menu, improvements for in-home streaming, also some that positively affect the powerful Vulkan graphics API, etc. But not all of the changes that Valve developers have made for this Steam Client update affect Linux users.
If you want to know what the specific changess for the Steam client for operating systems GNU / Linux that you can try on your distro, here is the list with the highlights:
- Fixed those 0-byte downloads and other missing Proton data files for Steam Play titles.
- Steam Play configuration settings have been added in Big Picture Mode.
- The client will not automatically update or download Proton prior to launching games through Steam Play.
- Other mouse and cursor issues when overlapping games on Steam Play have been resolved.
- Support for Steam Library on NTFS has been improved.
The rest of the improvements affect other platforms for which the Steam client is available. If you want more information about the launch, you can access this link. Now we just have to enjoy the changes and wait for many more to come in future releases.
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