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After a short Beta period we wrote about previously, the Play Next feature is now live on Steam to remind you of your vast game library you've not touched.

We've all been there. Not knowing what to play from 100s of games and when you build up quite a backlog it's also easy to forget about games you actually own. This is the point of Play Next. Originally a Steam Labs experiment, then entering the Steam Client in a recent Beta and now it's out for everyone in a stable release.

If you have unplayed or games with "very low" playtime, there's now a Play Next shelf in your Steam Library.

While I see it as quite a useful feature, as I know plenty of people who pick up a big list of games during sales, it's also easy to see why people may not like it. Another feature nagging you and it might even perhaps feel a little embarrassing that you have so many unplayed games. Thankfully this can be moved or removed if you wish as it's just a Shelf.

This stable release of the Steam Client also came with other improvements. For Linux, Valve fixed the "registry.vdf" file sometimes becoming corrupt after a forced system reboot and issues with cloud sync and game downloads when ipv6 is completely disabled in the OS. Another Linux fix is for the Steam Cloud, to have Steam use the correct local relative path for game data for some games on Linux. Steam Overlay should also be more stable with OpenGL, as a crash was solved were in rare cases after a screen resolution change while the overlay is not up.

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Tags: Steam, Update, Valve
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flesk 15 May
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It seems like a useful feature to me, but I wish there was a way to have it not recommend old Windows games from my library, other than having to manually hide all of them.
tmtvl 15 May
Last time I went through my unplayed games I found a bunch that just didn't launch, so I really don't care for this.
Brisse 15 May
Oh. DCS uh? I guess Steam is unaware that I've spent countless hours on the standalone version of that, but a few years ago I decided I've had enough and sold all my controllers and stopped playing it.

Didn't think it would work with Proton, but I see now on ProtonDB that some people have actually made it work. I'm going to go ahead and give it a try :D
Nezchan 15 May
I don't mind the Play Next thing because honestly I don't pay that much attention to my home page anyway. But is there a way to remove specific games from it? I'm seeing stuff I finished and don't intend to return to, like The Whispered World, and stuff that I can't get to work on my system, like Shadowrun Hong Kong. It'd be more useful without that clutter.
CMDR_Kiel42 15 May
Quoting: NezchanI don't mind the Play Next thing because honestly I don't pay that much attention to my home page anyway. But is there a way to remove specific games from it? I'm seeing stuff I finished and don't intend to return to, like The Whispered World, and stuff that I can't get to work on my system, like Shadowrun Hong Kong. It'd be more useful without that clutter.

Right click on the game => manage => hide this game
Brisse 15 May
Quoting: Nezchanand stuff that I can't get to work on my system, like Shadowrun Hong Kong.

Did you try forcing Proton? It's native version doesn't work for me either, but the Windows-version works just fine with Proton.
Nezchan 15 May
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Quoting: Nezchanand stuff that I can't get to work on my system, like Shadowrun Hong Kong.

Did you try forcing Proton? It's native version doesn't work for me either, but the Windows-version works just fine with Proton.

I haven't. It's weird, my old system (which was a pretty old system when I replaced it) did run the first two games no problem. On my new one, none of the three work at all.

I'd rather not have to resort to Proton for a supposedly native game, but I may have no choice in the long run. That said, the problem still stands in that I have games that simply don't work or are broken in some way (controls, visuals, constant rolling in X3, etc.) and stuff I never intend to play or replay for whatever reason I'd like to clear out of my "Play Next" shelf.
Linas 15 May
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Quoting: NezchanI'd rather not have to resort to Proton for a supposedly native game, but I may have no choice in the long run.
Have you tried Linux Runtime as a compatibility tool that you can select the same place as Proton?
Eike 15 May
Quoting: CMDR_Kiel42
Quoting: NezchanI don't mind the Play Next thing because honestly I don't pay that much attention to my home page anyway. But is there a way to remove specific games from it? I'm seeing stuff I finished and don't intend to return to, like The Whispered World, and stuff that I can't get to work on my system, like Shadowrun Hong Kong. It'd be more useful without that clutter.

Right click on the game => manage => hide this game

Don't.

I just installed it to test and it still just works for me, so you should be able to make it work.
I did remember I had fun with it. I didn't remember it was 60 hours of it.
Nezchan 15 May
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Quoting: NezchanI'd rather not have to resort to Proton for a supposedly native game, but I may have no choice in the long run.
Have you tried Linux Runtime as a compatibility tool that you can select the same place as Proton?

Hell, I don't even understand what that sentence means!
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