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Steam Workshop gets even better with shareable Workshop Collections

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Valve are really doing some good stuff with the updates to the Steam Workshop. On top of the new features added recently, they've also now put in Workshop Collections you can switch between and share around.

In the latest update posted today, Valve highlighted this new Workshop Collections feature that allows you to make separate lists of mods. So you can create, save and load different subscription lists using this new collections feature - giving you the ability to make preset mods lists and swap between them. On top of that, you can also share them for others to use (you have to save them first before you can share them).


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You can access your collections via the game's Properties -> Workshop page under the Advanced Options.

Some other bits Valve updated for it:

  • Added the ability to sort items by Time Created or Time Updated.
  • Added the ability to sort items in ascending or descending order.
  • Added the ability to add or remove all items from the selected section (e.g. item's you've published, favorited, or subscribed to).
  • Added ability to quickly remove all items or linked collections.

You need to be in the latest Steam Beta Client to get the Steam Workshop updates.

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gradyvuckovic Dec 18, 2023
Stuff like this is why Steam's still ahead of the pack by a mile on PC.
I can imagine that being very useful for stuff like making sure you and all your friends have the same mods when you play an online game together.
CatKiller Dec 18, 2023
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Quoting: gradyvuckovicStuff like this is why Steam's still ahead of the pack by a mile on PC.
I can imagine that being very useful for stuff like making sure you and all your friends have the same mods when you play an online game together.
Also "mods on desktop" and "mods on Deck."
Linux_Rocks Dec 19, 2023
This is cool, and the ungrateful bastards in the comments on Steam for this update saying they "don't care" disgust me. Pissant losers, all of them.
TrainDoc Dec 19, 2023
It's amazing to see Valve finally address the Steam workshop as it's been a slowly decaying disaster that developers have been avoiding or implementing other solutions in it's place. Hopefully they will address the issues with the very outdated interface used for moderating the workshop and give developers better tools to moderate the workshops of their games. The current state of most workshops that don't have active moderation is quite disturbing as they are pretty much anything goes.
Here's hoping Valve addresses those issues soon.
Ehvis Dec 19, 2023
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One of the problems with these Steam services is that they only work on Steam. This means that games that want something that works for multiple stores tend to look elsewhere. This is the same thing why games on Steam will go to EOS for their online services. It's not always a bad thing. A game like Factorio has amazing mod support which works better than the Workshop. And since it is hosted by the devs themselves, it works just as good in the DRM free version.
RealChris Dec 19, 2023
Wait Until Steam Is Enforced To Allow Steam Users To Share, Sell Or Trade Their Used Steam Games, Gonna Be Even Better For Us.
williamjcm Dec 19, 2023
Quoting: EhvisThis is the same thing why games on Steam will go to EOS for their online services. It's not always a bad thing.

Personally, I've always had such piss-poor experiences with EOS games that I had to outright block all of Epic's domains on my Pi-hole. And it's not a connection problem, because I've never had issues with Steamworks or other game network backends.

And for games that rely on EOS to even work offline (Killing Floor 2 is an example, as it'll refuse to load your local save if it can't connect to Epic's servers), I have a DLL I can replace the EOS DLL with that basically acts as some kind of "yes man" for basic functionality.
Eike Dec 19, 2023
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Quoting: CatKiller
Quoting: gradyvuckovicStuff like this is why Steam's still ahead of the pack by a mile on PC.
I can imagine that being very useful for stuff like making sure you and all your friends have the same mods when you play an online game together.
Also "mods on desktop" and "mods on Deck."

Isn't this what users here had wished for just some days ago?!?
Eri Dec 19, 2023
Quoting: gradyvuckovicI can imagine that being very useful for stuff like making sure you and all your friends have the same mods when you play an online game together.

My exact thought as I was reading. I've used the collections in Nexus Mods/Vortex to make my own list and share it with friends before starting coop modded sessions in games like Stardew Valley, it simplifies the processs A LOT. This functionality in Steam WorkShop is sweet nectar coming from the sky.
Fesiug Dec 19, 2023
Collections aren't at all a new feature, but with how little the Workshop has been getting love until recently, I wouldn't blame you for knowing that. These new updates are great!
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