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For those of you who like to live life on the edge, the Steam Client Beta was updated yesterday with some fixes for Steam Play amongst other things.

For Steam Play, Valve fixed an issue with install scripts for Steam Play games sometimes not running correctly after you've used Big Picture Mode. Additionally, something a few people noticed with Steam Play was missing DLC, this should also now be fixed. Hopefully not long before those go in the stable client, since they can be quite troublesome issues.

The beta also updates the embedded Chromium version in Steam to Chromium 68, fixes a bug with the new Steam Chat system, allows you to rearrange Xbox controllers in the Big Picture Mode overlay and prevents Big Picture Mode quitting if a game is using its overlay.

Steam Link was also updated, to allow local multiplayer by streaming to multiple devices at the same time which sounds pretty sweet.

See the release notes here.

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Tags: Beta, Steam
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Ehvis 20 Sep, 2018
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I wonder if they'll ever add broadcasting to the Linux/Mac Steam clients. Tried to share my game screen with my brother a few weeks ago, but the Linux client still doesn't support it. A bit odd since the Steam Link works just fine.
Liam Dawe 20 Sep, 2018
EhvisI wonder if they'll ever add broadcasting to the Linux/Mac Steam clients. Tried to share my game screen with my brother a few weeks ago, but the Linux client still doesn't support it. A bit odd since the Steam Link works just fine.
Yeah, we've been without the feature for a long time now I do wonder why it's not in.
titi 20 Sep, 2018
Can someone sum up which of those games is :
a) a native linux game
b) runs with proton out of the box
c) runs with proton ( with some tricks )
d) is really windows only
(Maybe liamdave can add the results to the main article)

Update:
I have absolutely no clue why this post is in this topic! I wrote it in the HumbleBundle topic ( where it makes more sense )


Last edited by titi on 21 September 2018 at 8:22 am UTC
Liam Dawe 20 Sep, 2018
titiCan someone sum up which of those games is :
a) a native linux game
b) runs with proton out of the box
c) runs with proton ( with some tricks )
d) is really windows only
(Maybe liamdave can add the results to the main article)
Which of...what games?
Nanobang 20 Sep, 2018
liamdaweYeah, we've been without the feature for a long time now I do wonder why it's not in.

You're too nice. We've been without the feature from forever. I wonder if Valve isn't waiting on something magical from Vulkan or some such. Whatever their reasons, my countenance darkens and I glower every time I think about it. Nah, I'm joking. I don't glower.


Last edited by Nanobang on 20 September 2018 at 12:01 pm UTC
Mountain Man 20 Sep, 2018
Do the Batman Arkham games work yet? Those are the only ones I really care about.
KrumpetPirate 20 Sep, 2018
Mountain ManDo the Batman Arkham games work yet? Those are the only ones I really care about.

Arkham Origins runs at least, but very poorly. I think it crashed out or I got so annoyed with the terrible graphical glitches that I quit the game and moved on to the next test.
TheSHEEEP 20 Sep, 2018
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liamdawe
titiCan someone sum up which of those games is :
a) a native linux game
b) runs with proton out of the box
c) runs with proton ( with some tricks )
d) is really windows only
(Maybe liamdave can add the results to the main article)
Which of...what games?
ALL. THE. GAMES.

km3k 20 Sep, 2018
TheSHEEEP
liamdawe
titiCan someone sum up which of those games is :
a) a native linux game
b) runs with proton out of the box
c) runs with proton ( with some tricks )
d) is really windows only
(Maybe liamdave can add the results to the main article)
Which of...what games?
ALL. THE. GAMES.

There's a pretty good compatibility list available.


Last edited by km3k on 20 September 2018 at 1:36 pm UTC
garpu 20 Sep, 2018
Grim Dawn still borked. There's some speculation it's related to the anti-piracy measures in the game? I'm not sure why it's fine with regular WINE and dxvk, but not Proton? I didn't think Proton was that much different than WINE. Would be nice if there were a fix for it, since it would be nice to have all my games in one spot, rather than scattered between two different prefixes.
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