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Steam Client Beta Available

Discussion in 'News' started by JacKz5o, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. JacKz5o New Member

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    A Steam client beta is now available. To access it, go to File -> Settings and on the Account tab choose "Steam Client Candidate" in the Beta participation section. The specific changes include:
    • Fixed downloads becoming paused
    • Improved download speeds
    • Decreased application launch time
    • Fixed URL links in chats to not include trailing punctuation as part of the link
    • Changed group event notifications to open at most 8 dialogs
    Source: SteamPowered Forum
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    Just updated steam, man what an update....

    I'm downloading Bioshock demo just to test it and from previous download speeds of like max 600, I am now downloading at 2MBPS!!!:rockout:

    Really nice.

    Gonna run a game see if it starts faster...
    I also always wondered why downloads would pause when I would play a game to pass time by, now it doesn't!
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    ehh..just updated my steam client, i see no differrence, maybe its just my slow dsl connection
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    FINALLY! Decreased application launch time :D
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    anytime steam does something i get scared
  6. Ben Clarke

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    It's waaaaaaaaaay faster now. Downloading and launching :)

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