Valve Corporation - ( Freeware)
Play the favorite games using the ultimate online game platform named Steam, which offers many possibilities and has many advantages compared to its competitors.
Steam is a popular distribution platform for online games. At the beginning, its content is just was just with games developed by the publisher only but at the moment the platform provides a wide variety of games.
This program is a utility for downloading games on the site of the same name. It allows user to buy and download games of his choice in a fast and simple way but with the condition to be a member of the platform by creating his own account.
This utility is even more convenient than the use of a CD / DVD because it removes the current problems relating to removable devices such as scratches, discs and other disused.
Despite these qualities, Steam may displease people who do not like to run a program in the background when not using their games.
In addition to these main features, Steam Community offers some options. For example, the program has an instant messaging client which allows to "chat" with friends or join in the middle part.
The problems or worries about updates or losses serial numbers disappear since since they will be stored in the Steam account.
Updated embedded Chromium build in Steam to 72.0.3626.121
Fixed the Steam updater window intermittently displaying as a small transparent rectangle if it is shown when the main Steam window is closed.
Fixed store trailer video playback on Windows when DPI scaling is active.
Fixed audio artifacts in web audio / friends notification sounds / voice chat for users with certain headsets that create multiple devices and have mono/single-channel chat output devices
Improved wizard that helps install SteamVR and related components (such as the Windows MR driver) when VR hardware is present.
Fixed an issue with the new Steam networking system where the datagram relay configuration would never become available to the application if it was the first run after starting the Steam client.
Updates to shared installer content will now be listed under Steamworks Common Redistributables
Fixed black box covering much of the first page of the dialog when installing multiple games on Windows
Reduced latency for 1 on 1 viewing of friend broadcasts to less than a second
Big Picture Mode
Added a Big Picture Mode library filter for local multiplayer games
Added a Controller Connected notification to the desktop client for Steam Input enabled controllers. This can be disabled under Steam->Settings->Controller.
Added a Configuration Loaded notification to the desktop client and Big Picture when launching a game with a Steam Input enabled controller
Add action set layer visualization support to the controller HUD and the ability to bind beeps when applying/removing action set layers
Fix some cases where the Steam Input Configurator could get stuck with a blank view when previewing configurations or when deleting action sets
Fix some cases where adding/deleting action sets and action set layers could scramble which action set layer an Apply Action Set Layer binding points to.
Fixed modifier and volume keys not working properly as controller bindings on macOS
Added a Platformer variant of the gamepad template for the Steam Link Mobile Touch Controller with pre-laid out on-screen controls
Added filtering of unneeded template results in the configuration browser for controllers that dont have touchpad or gyro inputs (ex: Xbox One, Xbox360, and Generic Gamepads)
Added the ability to blacklist individual DirectInput and Xinput devices in the controller settings menu. This is intended to be used when a device either erroneously shows up as two devices or shows up as a controller but isnt one.
Reduced packet loss and latency on high bandwidth streams
Improved automatic bitrate algorithm to rapidly handle changes in available bandwidth
Enabled Vulkan pipeline dumping and collection if Shader Pre-Caching is enabled
Steam Networking Sockets
Fixed issues with P2P connections sending too many keepalives on an idle connection