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« on: February 24, 2010, 01:00:26 AM »

and you can beta it.  it has instructions on how to take the plunge if you're feeling lucky.  my favorite:  you can now organize your games list!

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As Steam has grown, your collection of Steam games has probably grown too. In order to help you manage that huge library, we've added a more robust game list. You can now organize your list of titles into custom categories, like "Games I should play with Emily" or "Old School" or "Super-Addictive MMOs". Also, browse your own collection visually using the all-new grid view. Last but also least (from the better-late-than-never feature department) you can even type a game's name in the list to find it immediately.
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010, 01:07:19 AM »

THought I'd give this a try.  Start up steam: "Cannot connect to network, try again later".  Try to start one of my games- "cannot connect to network, try again later"

Steam-"you can play the games you paid for, but only if we have our shit together"   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2010, 02:30:00 AM »

Well, I got all excited thinking it was going to let me customize where I put my games.  I guess I can still hope.
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2010, 03:31:23 AM »

Quote from: Canuck on February 24, 2010, 01:07:19 AM

THought I'd give this a try.  Start up steam: "Cannot connect to network, try again later".  Try to start one of my games- "cannot connect to network, try again later"

Steam-"you can play the games you paid for, but only if we have our shit together"   Roll Eyes

must be a beta thing as I didn't opt in yet and just played a game no problem.
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2010, 03:53:33 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on February 24, 2010, 03:31:23 AM

Quote from: Canuck on February 24, 2010, 01:07:19 AM

THought I'd give this a try.  Start up steam: "Cannot connect to network, try again later".  Try to start one of my games- "cannot connect to network, try again later"

Steam-"you can play the games you paid for, but only if we have our shit together"   Roll Eyes

must be a beta thing as I didn't opt in yet and just played a game no problem.

I saw something about friends list being erased...has anyone had that happen to them?
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2010, 05:41:26 AM »

How about Steam not requiring multiple installs when you have games spread across multiple hard drives?  Ah, well - at least this is a step in the right direction.
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2010, 09:32:18 AM »

Nice new UI at least which is what I wanted...
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2010, 04:55:23 PM »

Quote from: Canuck on February 24, 2010, 01:07:19 AM

THought I'd give this a try.  Start up steam: "Cannot connect to network, try again later".  Try to start one of my games- "cannot connect to network, try again later"

Steam-"you can play the games you paid for, but only if we have our shit together"   Roll Eyes

I found restarting Steam solved this issue.
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2010, 05:11:27 PM »

Quote from: Reemul on February 24, 2010, 04:55:23 PM

Quote from: Canuck on February 24, 2010, 01:07:19 AM

THought I'd give this a try.  Start up steam: "Cannot connect to network, try again later".  Try to start one of my games- "cannot connect to network, try again later"

Steam-"you can play the games you paid for, but only if we have our shit together"   Roll Eyes

I found restarting Steam solved this issue.

I tried to start steam at all last night to get the update and it couldn't connect to the steam network.  Haven't tried yet today.
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2010, 06:39:45 PM »

I haven't had problems with the new UI re: launching games, but it did make me re-download Tales of Valor.

It looks nice so far, but it really doesn't matter for me that much, I only really use steam to play my games and haven't touched any of the other features.

On the plus side, it looks like they've moved away from using the IE based rendering engine for the anti-IE crowd.
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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2010, 10:24:56 PM »

Ok tried again and it updated.  I like it, looks really slick.
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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2010, 10:40:42 PM »

I'm having a problem where none of the text in the drop-down menus is rendered. I can't see what I'm clicking.
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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2010, 11:16:01 PM »

Displays testshell error for me. Cant see anything on the home page store. Games page looks pretty but also means I cant see as many titles and so it takes more clicks to find what I want. Probably not an issue for most people but i have 100 steam games.
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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2010, 02:29:59 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on February 24, 2010, 10:40:42 PM

I'm having a problem where none of the text in the drop-down menus is rendered. I can't see what I'm clicking.
Here you have solution - worked for me.
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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2010, 02:39:24 PM »

Thanks! That did indeed work.
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« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2010, 02:44:57 PM »

Quote from: Lordnine on February 24, 2010, 11:16:01 PM

Displays testshell error for me. Cant see anything on the home page store. Games page looks pretty but also means I cant see as many titles and so it takes more clicks to find what I want. Probably not an issue for most people but i have 100 steam games.
i have > 100 games on steam too, and if i change the view from "list" to "details" (top right corner buttons) i have a pretty compact list of my games on the left, so can get to one specific game as quickly as with the old version.
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« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2010, 11:53:47 PM »

is the beta about to end?
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« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2010, 01:11:43 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on March 20, 2010, 11:53:47 PM

is the beta about to end?

No, but Steam is going to get a lot more beta testers!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2010, 04:11:41 AM »

yay... microtransactions  disgust
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« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2010, 04:15:45 AM »

Quote from: greeneggsnham on March 21, 2010, 01:11:43 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 20, 2010, 11:53:47 PM

is the beta about to end?

No, but Steam is going to get a lot more beta testers!  Roll Eyes

Actually.. I've been using the new UI update since it's been available. I ditched it for a few days when there was a pretty big usability bug, but they already fixed it. It's been extremely solid since then. Even already have a custom skin for it smile
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« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2010, 08:17:19 PM »

the new look is coming next Monday.
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« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2010, 08:27:52 PM »

I can't say I ever look forward to any Steam updates unless they're absolutely essential. Even just the store and game updates downloading over my admittedly craptastic Internet connection, tend to hang the Steam client and cause me to reboot once or twice. I think they could borrow a page or 2 from Xfire or Microsoft XBL, as they're respective updates seem lightning fast in comparison.
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« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2010, 09:11:08 PM »

Is the Mac client coming separately? The announcement above made it sound like they were coming together, but I haven't found a place to download the Mac client.

EDIT: Nevermind - I see they were doing closed beta signups but then stopped for the time being.
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« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2010, 12:18:19 AM »

I guess it's safe to opt in for the beta since it's being released on Monday.
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« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2010, 08:11:41 PM »

http://store.steampowered.com/uiupdate
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« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2010, 08:15:03 PM »

It's live!
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« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2010, 08:26:22 PM »

I mentioned this in another thread, but I wish they'd figure out a fix for demo install links not working in - apparently, based on my experience and others' - Windows Vista 64-bit for a lot of people. You have to use Windows run menu to append an install shortcut to Steam's .exe shortcut, and it's just really annoying and makes Steam more hassle than it's worth for demos. Doesn't seem to be on the fixes list for the UI, oh well...

At some point I should just clean out my list of GTers in Steam and restart that cause it doesn't seem like anyone I have listed there posts here.  icon_confused
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« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2010, 08:40:51 PM »

What we also need to do is split up the GT Steam group so it will display everyone online in the drop down menu. Once a group gets past 100 members the only way to see who's online is to go to the community page, and unless they changed that it was a pain to tell who is playing what.
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« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2010, 11:10:40 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on April 26, 2010, 08:40:51 PM

What we also need to do is split up the GT Steam group so it will display everyone online in the drop down menu. Once a group gets past 100 members the only way to see who's online is to go to the community page, and unless they changed that it was a pain to tell who is playing what.
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« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2010, 11:22:56 PM »

Quote from: vizionblind on April 26, 2010, 11:10:40 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 26, 2010, 08:40:51 PM

What we also need to do is split up the GT Steam group so it will display everyone online in the drop down menu. Once a group gets past 100 members the only way to see who's online is to go to the community page, and unless they changed that it was a pain to tell who is playing what.
agreed

But what about those of us who end up in the "B" group.  frown
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« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2010, 11:36:17 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 26, 2010, 11:22:56 PM

Quote from: vizionblind on April 26, 2010, 11:10:40 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 26, 2010, 08:40:51 PM

What we also need to do is split up the GT Steam group so it will display everyone online in the drop down menu. Once a group gets past 100 members the only way to see who's online is to go to the community page, and unless they changed that it was a pain to tell who is playing what.
agreed

But what about those of us who end up in the "B" group.  frown

It'd be something like GT Steam Group A, then once that hit 99 new people would be put into GT Steam Group B, etc. 
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« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2010, 11:37:24 PM »

all the cool kids will be in A, only outcasts belong in B..   those with stars upon thars
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« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2010, 11:41:26 PM »

shhh....  on'tday elltay emthay aboutway atthay olutionsay.
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« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2010, 11:47:24 PM »

the Mac launch cometh.
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« Reply #34 on: April 30, 2010, 12:57:50 AM »

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Groovy.
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Groovy.

just to warn you though, it's only going to run stuff Apple lets it run  icon_twisted
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« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2010, 03:07:27 PM »

How's the updated Steam working for everybody?  I'll finally be firing it up tonight or tomorrow.
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« Reply #37 on: April 30, 2010, 03:13:09 PM »

It's OK.  being able to sort the games list in the Library section into categories is nice.  I've set up 3 categories so far: Current Games, Finished and MP Only.  it's nice to be able to install a game, move it to the Current category, and then when I'm done with it I move it to Finished.  MP Only takes out a lot of clutter from the uncategorized list too, and since I'm approaching 200 games on the library list being able to collapse the category lists is really handy.
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« Reply #38 on: April 30, 2010, 05:39:41 PM »

Quote from: Freezer-TPF- on April 30, 2010, 03:07:27 PM

How's the updated Steam working for everybody?  I'll finally be firing it up tonight or tomorrow.
I couldn't really grasp how the new UI works... but it worked fine as far as not having any problems.

I couldn't quite figure out how to access my non-Steam games in the menu like I did in the old version.

And I haven't gotten around to checking if Demo Installs now work under Vista 64-bit.
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« Reply #39 on: April 30, 2010, 06:36:03 PM »

Works fine.  I'm neutral on it, I don't really see any major improvements nor anything bad with it.
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