Steam update adds library management options and Xbox controller configuration

Two weeks ago Valve released a beta update to the Steam client. They’ve added configuration support for Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers, along with any generic controllers as well. That feature is now available to everyone!

PlayStation 4 controllers support has been added last month. From now on you can connect and use virtually any console gamepad with Steam.

“Note that because X-Input currently lacks per-controller means of unique identification, all controllers of that type will share personalization and configuration settings,” Valve says. “As they share the same inputs, Xbox 360/One/Generic controllers will all see each-others configurations when browsing. Automatic conversion will be attempted when loading configurations from other controller types.”

But that’s not all, they’ve also added rumble support for Xbox controllers and recognition of more third-party PS4 gamepads, such as: HORI, Madcatz, and Armor pads and flight sticks.

Beyond controller support, the latest Steam client fixes several issues, including one that could cause the client to hang when the computer wakes from sleep mode. Valve also added overlay support for new Windows 10 Insider preview builds and showed some love for Linux with updates and bug fixes.

Additionally if you right-click on a game in your library, you’ll also notice some menu changes. You can no longer “Delete local content” but “Uninstall.”

Another nice addition (and probably most important!) is the ability to move game install folders from the Properties > Local Files menu.

Connect Steam account to GOG and grow your library!

Today, GOG launched a new program called GOG Connect. The premise is simple: connect your Steam account and add your eligible games to your GOG.com library!

GOG Connect gets you DRM-free versions of your games, digital extras, and a whole lot of freedom of choice (like whether you go with the GOG Galaxy client or not). It gets you our take on game ownership, and we say: why buy the games more than once?

Thanks to Deep Silver, Harebrained Schemes, Jonathan Blow’s Number None, TaleWorlds and more, you can now add more than 20 games to your GOG.com library if you previously purchased them on Steam.

GOG Connect

The full list of games will always be available on connect.gog.com, starting with these and more:

  • The Witness
  • FTL: Faster Than Light
  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut
  • Galactic Civilizations 3
  • Trine Enchanted Edition
  • Saints Row 2
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • The Witcher: Enhanced Edition

While GOG Connect will stick around, the available games will come and go. These are limited-time offers made possible by participating developers and publishers, so stay tuned as we bring new titles onboard in the future (and grab your copies before they go away)!

For a bit more library-building, a bunch titles will also be discounted up to -85% all week long, including The Witness, Saints Row: The Third, System Shock 2 and more. You can check out all the deals here. The sale will last until June 6, 12:59 PM UTC.

Steam adds music library and player in latest beta

Probably old news to some of you but I’ve just noticed that Steam has a neat music player feature. Enable the latest beta on Steam to check it out, here are some screenshots:

Music Beta on Steam

Good thing is that it works with Steam overlay and you can listen to your favorite tracks while you play, although you can do that with any other application in your system I guess:

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You can either listen to songs from the soundtracks you’ve got with your games or add any folder from your system. Here’s the settings screen:

Steam Music Settings

Who knows? Maybe in the future Steam will allow us to buy music in the store or even better work it out like Spotify?

By | 2016-10-14T13:50:37+00:00 September 17th 13:01, 2014|Categories: Entertainment, News, Steam, Steam Beta, Valve|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments