Steam

Licence: Freeware
Version 1.2 | Release Date: 2014-06-05 | Download
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Version 1.1 | Release Date: 2011-06-01 | Download

- Fixes Steam not waiting for an in-progress Cloud sync to complete before launching a game.
- Fixed parental control check for Games For Windows games
- Fixed an issue where a user with no friend and no invite sent would not be able to view and accept a pending invite.
- Fix game file validation when opted into a game beta
- Improved Steam Guard feedback for expired email codes
- Improved overlay compatibility with Direct3D 11 games using the latest D3D SDK version

Version April 22, 2011 | Release Date: 2011-04-25 | Download
  • Fixed rare in-game overlay crash starting up with a group chat open
  • Mac OSX - Fixed config loading/saving of steam settings from games
  • Mac OSX - Fixed overlay stopping games from seeing when keys go ‘up’ after the overlay launches
  • Mac OSX - Fixed rare occurrence where overlay did not track the mouse position
  • Mac OSX - Fixed case where overlay could lose the root folder containing layout resources and stop displaying.
Version April 18, 2011 | Release Date: 2011-04-18 | Download
  • Mac OSX - Fix validation problems preventing some users from launching TF2
Version April 16, 2011 | Release Date: 2011-04-16 | Download
  • Prevent Windows 7 audio ducking in games when Steam voice chat is used
  • Fix a common crash caused by certain Flash using websites in the in-game overlay browser
  • Increased default in-game overlay browser window size when running in a large screen resolution
  • Fix a bug with Steamworks networking connections not resuming immediately when more than 4 are created at once
  • Improved Steamworks networking relay connectivity fallback
  • Improved messaging around disabled accounts
  • Added account creation path for users who have played Portal 2 on PlayStation 3
  • Mac OSX - Several small bug fixes to retail installer
Version March 22, 2011 | Release Date: 2011-03-22 | Download
  • Changed Steam Voice chat to use the SILK voice codec
  • Fixed Mac OSX overlay occasionally disappearing after 10+ minutes in game
  • In game overlay for Mac OSX now handles cursor visibility better; specifically in the Sam & Max series.
  • Fixed Mac OSX overlay responding correctly when window is reactivated by mouse click.
  • Maximizing the Windows client should no longer prevent the user from accessing an auto-hidden taskbar
  • The overlay will now automatically return to the game when accepting a friend invite
  • Improved voice ducking prevention
  • Fixed position of game invites in the chat dialog
  • Improved handling of last modified times for cloud files.
Version March 2, 2011 | Release Date: 2011-03-02 | Download

Steam
- Minor Steamworks API improvement

Version March 2, 2011 | Release Date: 2011-03-02 | Download
  • Minor Steamworks API improvement
Version February 28, 2011 | Release Date: 2011-02-28 | Download
  • Fixed a rare issue requesting stats & achievements in some Steamworks titles.
Version February 24, 2011 | Release Date: 2011-02-24 | Download

A Steam client update is now available. To apply the update, click the File menu inside of Steam and then select "Check for Steam Client Updates...". The specific changes include:

New Features and UI updates

Steam Screenshots

Added support for Steam Screenshots. Press F12 while in any game that runs the Steam Overlay to take screenshots, then publish them to your Steam Community profile, or anywhere else on the web. Each user is allotted 1 GB of Steam Cloud storage for screenshots.

Library Search capability and related navigation updates
Added Search capability to the library for quick filtering of your list. Press Tab to move focus to and from the search field, press Esc to clear the search.
Moved access to all library sub views (Games, Media Tools, Downloads, etc.) into the library's dropdown control

Voice quality improvements
Changed microphone voice input from 11 kHz to 16 kHz
Changed voice output from 8 kHz to 16 kHz
Fixed the settings-dialog microphone test to correctly re-init the calibration client if the active voice device changes
Reduced voice prefix buffer size from 200 to 100 ms, but increased trailing from 200 to 400 ms - reduces latency when transitioning from silence to active voice, but still should keep it from sounding like chat is cutting out mid-sentence
Increased thresholds for voice activity detection, making it less sensitive
Increased amount of gain applied to voice
Changed disconnect message when a friend ends a voice call to ' has ended the call'
Windows: Fixed microphone to reinitialize correctly if Windows signals that a device in the system has changed
Windows: Changed voice output device for Steam to be the default communication device

Web addresses
Added an option to display the client's URL address bar, and turned it off by default, given its limited utility
Web views now include a "Copy Page URL" command in the context menu, to copy the page's web address to the clipboard

Game invites
Moved game invites from friends outside of the chat stream, into their own panel in the chat dialog for improved discoverability

Account security
Added password strength meter to the Change Password wizard
Added a prompt to choose a new password if you've recently had Steam Support change your password on your behalf

General bug fixes
Fixed game invites not working from lobby-based games
Fixed games not launching automatically after resolving a cloud conflict
Fixed download rate sometimes erroneously reporting very high speeds
Fixed a crash on startup or when viewing Games page
Fixed client hang which could occur while hovering on links in any HTML-based display area
Corrected check box states in the Friends window menu to properly remain in sync
Fixed bug where some downloadable content was not downloaded until the client was restarted
Fixed a rare and small, but steady memory leak caused by the Steam Overlay in some full screen D3D10/D3D11 games
Mac OS X: Fixed a problem where attempting to resume a paused/interrupted download could always report ‘server unavailable’
Mac OS X: Fixed password input fields in the Steam Overlay to correctly receive input

Version January 11, 2011 | Release Date: 2011-01-11 | Download
A Steam client update is now available. To apply the update, click the File menu inside of Steam and then select "Check for Steam Client Updates...".

The specific changes include:

Steam
  • Made various improvements to Recommendations:
    • Made some general improvements to the algorithm to make "Similar Items" a little more similar
    • Changed primary source for generated recommendations to be recent playtime rather than recent purchases, prioritizing "new to you" games (ie, games where your recent playtime makes up the bulk of your total playtime for that game)
    • Fixed DLC recommendations showing for games you haven't really played yet
    • Games you've recommended will now be shown on your community profile page
    • Fixed friend recommendations for free games you haven't yet played to show on your recommended page just like friend recommendations for games you don't own.
    • Added links to the new "Friend Activity" page to the store homepage and community home panel.
  • Added Turkish translation to the Steam client
  • [Windows] Chinese, Japanese, and Korean typing support in the in-game overlay, for some games
  • Fixed a case where a hyperlink in chat could take you to a player’s profile instead
  • Fixed community opening to your profile instead of the blotter when community is your favorite window (thanks Sir_Brizz!)
  • Improved Matchmaking function performance
  • Fixed starting game executables with very long command line parameters (>255 characters)
  • Fixed keyboard navigation in menus
  • [Mac OSX] Overlay improved (works with Farming Simulator) and fixed an OpenGL state bug
  • [Mac OSX] Implemented Minimize Cmd-M menu command.
  • [Mac OSX] Improved Cmd-W to be more reliable
  • Fix games not launching after resolving a Cloud conflict
  • [Mac OSX] Fix layout on file open dialog when adding a non-Steam game
  • Fix layout on server browser dialog
  • Removed code for the now-ended Civilization V charity promotion
  • [Mac OS X] Fixed cursor not showing up in game overlay on some games
  • [Mac OS X] Dock Icon will not persistently bounce once it has a badge with a count of pending IMs.
  • Fixed Steam not remembering Cloud settings in certain situations.
Version November 16, 2010 | Release Date: 2010-11-16 | Download
  • Fixed Steam Cloud showing as endlessly syncing for some games
  • Fixed a case where Steamworks matchmaking could lose some keys set in the lobby, when running against the new matchmaking server
  • Fixed an issue where some windows could appear briefly before they were ready to be shown
  • Fixed game download stalling for some users when downloading games with DLC
  • Windows: Fixed Steam client update stalling for some users with HSDPA modems
  • Windows: Fixed compatibility for in-game overlay and games calling GetRawInputBuffer
  • Windows: Improved performance of .dmp file writing on client asserts/crashes
  • OSX: Improved retail game install to minimize amount of game data that needs to be downloaded after initial install
  • OSX: Fixed badge count listed as ‘1’ after auto-joining a server using the server browser
Version November 4, 2010 | Release Date: 2010-11-04 | Download
  • Updating store pages to show stats and launch options for games you own.
  • Updated Speex and JPEG libraries
  • Fix a memory leak when toggling the game viewed in the details view
  • Fix a crash when receiving and merging updated data for stats/achievements in some situations
  • Fix sometimes failing to fully recognize a game as exited for certain launcher app setups
  • Fixed navigating to game guides in the store
  • Fix Steam Cloud bug where users who converted from the demo to the full version of Everyday Genius: SquareLogic, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, or Jolly Rover would have their progress reverted to the progress they made in the demo while opted into the beta
  • Fixed community chat bug
  • Fixed displaying Steam Service dialog under OSX
  • Fixed a couple rare crashes and added more instrumentation around potential memory corruption
  • Fixed Steam API logging
  • Improve tooltips support under OSX
  • Added installer support under OSX for an upcoming game release
Version Oct 4, 2010 | Release Date: 2010-10-04 | Download
  • Steam will now use the language selected in the retail installer instead of the current UI language when installing from disc
  • Fixed a Steam overlay crash on OSX
  • Removed redundant names and improved displaying a large number of tabs in tabbed chat windows
  • Fixed web browser layout
  • Fixed tab chat dropdown menu flashing for new message in hidden chat page
  • Mac Overlay crashes fixed when trying to render to a screen with no game objects being drawn
  • Mac Retail install support for install in non-english languages
  • Mac support for detecting 10.6.4 with the Apple Snow Leopard Graphics Update (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4286) installed
Version Sep 15, 2010 | Release Date: 2010-09-15 | Download
  • Added support to update AMD/ATI video drivers
  • Bug fixes in JPEG decoding of images with embedded EXIF profiles
  • Crash fix in voice chat
  • SteamService uninstall improvements
  • Improved in-game overlay compatibility with some third-party software
  • Improved in-game overlay browser forward/back navigation
Version Sep 6, 2010 | Release Date: 2010-09-06 | Download
  • Fix selection highlighting of hyperlink text in chat
  • Compatibility fix for Steam Service and MS KB2264107 with 0xFFFFFFFF registry setting
  • Fixed issue with Steam Cloud that occurs when a game is launched outside of Steam
  • Compatibility fix for in-game overlay and MS KB2264107 with 0xFFFFFFFF registry setting
  • Steamworks fix for matchmaking
Version Aug, 30 2010 | Release Date: 2010-08-31 | Download
  • Fix a bug where installing a game with a demo may not initial install all content with some left to download on first launch
  • Fix a bug with ISteamNetworking getting available packet size for Steamworks Partners
  • Steam Cloud improvements to support save games in more cases for Steamworks Partners
  • Windows: Fix a case where minidumping due to an error could deadlock the client on startup or shutdown
  • Windows: Fix a memory leak that could lead to too much memory used or a crash if you remained in a busy group chat for several days
  • Mac: Fix client errantly opening a script in a text editor at startup (rare bug)
Version Aug, 24 2010 | Release Date: 2010-08-24 | Download
  • [OSX] Improved font handling of non-english (unicode) characters
  • [OSX] Restored ability to enter offline mode
  • [OSX] Improved performance of in-game overlay
Version 30.0 | Release Date: 2010-07-19 | Download
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Version 19.6.2010 | Release Date: 2010-07-19 | Download
  • Fixed words immediately followed by a newline not wrapping properly.
  • Fixed the "Login" button in the login dialog from being enabled when no text has been entered in either field.
  • Fixed the "Next" button in the retrieve account wizard being enabled when no text has been entered.
  • Fixed the "Next" button in the activate CD key dialog being enabled when no text has been entered.
  • Improved error messages for certain purchase failures
  • Fixed "multiple cache instantiation error" on game launch
  • Fix crashes that could occur while typing over a selection with an IME enabled
  • When receiving the “chat from new user” introduction dialog, make a click on the other correspondent’s avatar go to their profile
  • Better hit testing and copy-to-clipboard behavior in chat windows
  • Fixed occasional stuttering caused by unlocking achievements.
  • Extended Steam Hardware Survey to now be the Steam Hardware & Software Survey
Version June 30 2010 | Release Date: 2010-06-30 | Download
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Version June 17 2010 | Release Date: 2010-06-17 | Download

Reduces bandwidth used for stats and achievements on OSX

Improves reliability when multiple achievements are unlocked simultaneously

Fix for possible Steam lockup when launching a game

Added 'view game store page' option on the context menu for friends who are in a game

Fixed steamclient.dll importing a function not available on Win2k

Version May 26 2010 | Release Date: 2010-05-26 | Download
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Version May 14 2010 | Release Date: 2010-05-14 | Download
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Version May 13 2010 | Release Date: 2010-05-13 | Download
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Version 1.0 Beta | Release Date: 2010-04-22 | Download
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Version 1.0 | Release Date: 2007-01-01 | Download
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