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Quite a small update to the Steam Beta recently, but for some Linux gamers using Steam Play Proton it might be a rather helpful one.

The new Library got tweaked a little again, now allowing for Family Sharing of tools, Valve also fixed new categories created in small mode or Big Picture mode not being properly saved when switching to normal mode and recently played but disallowed by Family View games not appearing in the Recent Games shelf when Family View is enabled on startup.

Remote Play Together got a tweak as well, to actually allow it to be used in conjunction with Family Sharing.

Specifically for Linux, the Steam Runtime got a gnutls update "to support Proton". As I understand it, that's one of the packages that people needed up to date to get Halo: The Master Chief Collection working properly with Steam Play Proton on Linux. On top of that, there's been "further improvements to steam-runtime-system-info".

Find the announcement here.

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Tags: Apps, Beta, Steam, Update
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Purple Library Guy 12 Dec, 2019
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: mao_dze_dunAlso, you manage to get game time? Lucky man. I just lie in bed remembering the time when I could game as much as a I wanted :D. My wife casually mentioned I should maybe sell my PC and perhaps get a laptop, to which I reacted: "No! NO!!! This is a line we are not crossing!!!". Hey, I got to play for like 1 hour of Dark Souls: Remastered weeks ago, so yay... I guess... :D. At this rate I should be done for my daughters second birthday next August. I need a Switch...


My two daughters are two and a half, and I can't say it's gotten way better lately... :)
Things should start to quiet down in about, oh, four years. Hang in there!
Eike 12 Dec, 2019
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Quoting: Purple Library GuyThings should start to quiet down in about, oh, four years. Hang in there!

This is only four times the wait for Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Just around the corner for a Linux gamer...!
Doc Angelo 12 Dec, 2019
Quoting: mao_dze_dunI kind of agree with both of you, but I'm more on the side of "Family sharing is not what it should be". Say what you what about consoles (and I can say a lot), but all my friends own a PS4 and they swap games all the time. And if Sony (SONY!!!) are letting people swap games, I see no reason why Valve should have a stick up their b*tt about it. Surely there is a way to do this properly.

Sony lets you swap physical copies. With them being physical come quite a few limitations. You can't swap at the click of a button. You have to physically exchange the games. You also have to be in the region for that to work, so you can't swap your games with anyone on the planet. With digitally distributed games, swapping would be instantaneous and with the whole planet. Sony lets you not swap digital copies from their store. (As far as I know.)
Sir_Diealot 14 Dec, 2019
I personally prefer the family sharing feature of GOG.
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