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    Update Highlights

    Today's update includes a slew of bug-fixes for users and new OpenXR extension support for developers. We've also added a popup message and support article to help Linux users who may be attempting to use SteamVR with an unsupported desktop environment.

    We continue to focus on OpenXR as our preferred API for new games and applications. SteamVR’s official OpenXR subforum is here and we’d love to hear your feedback, as well as suggestions for new features. To report a bug, please use our Bug Reports subforum, here. Guidelines for how to provide an effective bug report are pinned at the top of that subforum.

    Full Update Notes

    SteamVR:
    • Fixed a bug when modifying the chaperone that could cause the compositor to crash (Error -203).
    • Fixed a bug that made the chaperone hard to see when set to be always visible.
    • Fixed stale window list when closing desktop window views.
    • Fixed a bug that could lead to error -201 when the HMD was plugged in after SteamVR was started.
    • Fixed a bug that could cause room setup to run every time SteamVR started.
    • Fix for VROverlayFlags_IgnoreTextureAlpha not getting obeyed when rendered from the scene graph (e.g. dashboard overlay).
    • Fixed some cases where submitting different textures each frame could cause some internal resource thrashing.
    • Fixed a bug affecting No Man’s Sky and other titles that exhausted texture cache resources.

    Meta:
    • Fixed an issue where some Guardian boundaries could negatively impact performance.

    OpenXR:
    • Fixed controllers getting stuck at floor level.
    • Fixed some poses not showing up in the binding UI.
    • Fixed some controllers not auto-rebinding poses correctly.
    • OpenXR settings tab hidden in-headset because it requires UAC interaction on the desktop.
    • Updated XR_EXT_active_action_set_priority structs to final naming convention.
    • Updated XR_HTCX_vive_tracker_interaction implementation to revision 3 - addition of wrist and ankle roles.

    Linux:
    • Fixed flipped red and blue channels on Linux textures.
    • Added a popup message for when SteamVR fails to lease the headset's display on some unsupported desktop environments. You can learn more in our new help article for SteamVR on Linux.
    Introducing SteamVR 1.27
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      pubsub.woodpeckersnest.space / Steam · Friday, 1 September, 2023 - 02:51 edit

    • Fixed a GPU driver crash with Starfield
    • Fixed an issue where Starfield could become stuck on a black screen while launching, waiting for touchscreen interaction.
    • Fixed hangs on reboot when switching from upcoming Beta OS releases.
    Steam Deck OS 3.4.10 Update: August 31st
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      pubsub.woodpeckersnest.space / Steam · Friday, 1 September, 2023 - 01:54 edit

    The Steam Client Beta has been updated with the following changes:

    Server browser

    • Fixed a bug which could cause a server browser query to stop prematurely without pinging all of the servers

    Steam Client Beta - August 31
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      pubsub.woodpeckersnest.space / Steam · Tuesday, 29 August, 2023 - 02:19 edit

    Note: This update is for the Steam Deck Preview channel, and includes new features that are still being tested. You can opt into this in Settings > System > System Update Channel.

    • Fixed a GPU driver crash with an upcoming game
    • Fixed hangs on reboot when switching from upcoming Beta OS releases.
    Steam Deck OS 3.4.9 Beta: August 17th
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      pubsub.woodpeckersnest.space / Steam · Monday, 28 August, 2023 - 17:42 edit

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    Steam Strategy Fest is live now, with an entire week of discounts and demos that celebrate games of deep strategy.

    Enjoy procrastination? Planning literally nothing? Completely unconcerned with what your opponents might be up to? This is not the fest for you! (Although might we suggest giving it a try anyway?) Steam Strategy Fest rewards the over-planners, the out-thinkers, and the out-smarters-of-opponents.

    Strategy games come in all forms, from tower defense and city builders, to tabletop games, card games, and board games! (But not bored games, amirite?)

    Head HERE to join in the action!Steam Strategy Fest, now through September 4th!
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      pubsub.woodpeckersnest.space / Steam · Thursday, 24 August, 2023 - 21:46 edit

    The Steam Client Beta has been updated with the following changes:

    Overlay

    • Fixed bug with Steam Overlay in DirectX12 not releasing resources

    Steam Input
    • Fixed the DualSense firmware update dialog from popping up when the controller was connected over Bluetooth and already up to date

    Remote Play
    • Fixed occasional crash when streaming using NVIDIA NvFBC capture
    • Fixed occasional crash directly launching a game from the Steam Link UI
    • Added support for HEVC video encoding when streaming to macOS

    Steam Client Beta - August 24th
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      pubsub.woodpeckersnest.space / Steam · Thursday, 24 August, 2023 - 20:41 edit


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    Steam’s Strategy Fest starts Monday! Get ready for a full week of discounts and demos in Steam’s Strategy Fest, starting August 28th at 10am PT!



    Strategy Fest Fest Starts Monday!
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      pubsub.woodpeckersnest.space / Steam · Wednesday, 23 August, 2023 - 21:53 edit

    Note: This update is for the Steam Deck Beta and Preview channels, and includes new features that are still being tested. You can opt into this in Settings > System > System Update Channel.

    The Steam Client Beta has been updated with the following changes:

    General

    • Fixed issue where some steam:// protocol handlers were not handled correctly due to case sensitivity. Example: steam://url/communityfilepage/ was not working correctly.
    • Fixed issue with steam://connect/:/ was not handled.
    • Fixed a case where the System Report upload process would proclaim success even though the operation failed.
    • Added a "Save To Desktop" option to the System Report dialog.

    Steam Cloud
    • Fixed a case where Steam Cloud saves could be synced to a computer that did not have the game installed if the game was available for streaming from another PC

    Desktop Mode
    • Fixed clicking "Play Game" links in event news causing client popup windows to close.
    • steamwebhelper support dialog is now shown if the main client window cannot be created at startup.

    Steam Deck Beta Client Update: August 23rd
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      pubsub.woodpeckersnest.space / Steam · Wednesday, 23 August, 2023 - 21:52 edit

    The Steam Client Beta has been updated with the following changes:

    General

    • Fixed issue where some steam:// protocol handlers were not handled correctly due to case sensitivity. Example: steam://url/communityfilepage/ was not working correctly.
    • Fixed issue with steam://connect/:/ was not handled.
    • Fixed clicking "Play Game" links in event news causing client popup windows to close.
    • steamwebhelper support dialog is now shown if the main client window cannot be created at startup.

    Steam Cloud
    • Fixed a case where Steam Cloud saves could be synced to a computer that did not have the game installed if the game was available for streaming from another PC

    Linux
    • Fixed a case where a Library Folder could be forgotten when a drive was unplugged from the system.

    Steam Client Beta - August 23rd
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