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Valve To Overhaul for Steam GUI

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We've all been accustomed to Valve's Steam layout (GUI) for many years now and little has changed. Well, that is about to change as over at GDC Valve has announced with is going to overhaul the GUI....

    Valve To Overhaul for Steam GUI
     
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    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    Nice more bloatware in the app.
     
  3. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    Indeed, more bloat. I prefer steam the way it was back in the day - nice and simple.

    Personally, from all those features steam has now, I use 20% tops.

    But then again, if they keep an option to disable stuff that you don't need then I'm fine with additional stuff. If people want something, let them use it, just don't make it mandatory. Give people Choice.
     
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    The Goose Ancient Guru

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    Could you elaborate.
     
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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Meh, I was wishing for a more clearer look too. As well as mostly, a more responsive and logical market interface.
     
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    Perjantai Member Guru

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    Finally.. I hope it will bring some much needed features to easily organize bigger game librarys.
     
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    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    Features i will not ever use. More useless memory usage. They should be start using modules to save some.
     
  8. Richard Nutman

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    Vast majority of the time I never even open Steam app. All my games have desktop shortcuts that I use.
     
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    RealNC Ancient Guru

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    Let me guess, it's going to be yet another desktop application that looks like a mobile app. What happened to desktop computing? What the heck is going on?
     
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    Embra Master Guru

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    UGH! ... Is steam becoming the huge ugly monster so many companies strife to be??
     

  11. Alessio1989

    Alessio1989 Maha Guru

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    Software bloat is a process whereby successive versions of a computer program become perceptibly slower, use more memory, disk space or processing power, or have higher hardware requirements than the previous version—whilst making only dubious user-perceptible improvements or suffering from feature creep.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_bloat

    Let's find something that is not bloatware in that screenshot. Hint: all the "library" should do in Steam is just a collection of games symbolic links
     
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    XP-200 Ancient Guru

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    Although my main use of steam is to fire up a game and occasionally throw my money at it during sales, i doubt anything here will have any major impact on what i do with it already.....although if it helps improve steamVR with third party HDMs then that would be nice.
     
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    Yakk Member Guru

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    Updated GUI was sorely needed.
     
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    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    I strongly agree with this. And Big screen Mode needs updated bad.
     
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    RzrTrek Ancient Guru

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    I'm not sure why they went with the Origin look, but what's wrong with keeping things simple like they did back in the day?
     

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    emperorsfist Master Guru

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    If it's customizable and responsive, I don't mind.
     
  17. Ricepudding

    Ricepudding Master Guru

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    Can they add an option to get rid of all the crap that get released? don't want to see 10 million B**B anime simulator dating games, Rather see the good games. Kinda makes me sad i could be missing another great indie game like Bastion because the indie section is just full of tat :/

    The GUI looked fine before, they keep adding too much that you have to scroll down now to see the useful stuff. Just want something clean and simple that i can customize to my liking, if i don't wanna see a certain type of genre then let me do that
     
  18. emperorsfist

    emperorsfist Master Guru

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    Can't you already filter out genres or types of games that don't interest you? I distinctively remember getting rid of visual novels this way.
     
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    Yeah, you can. I don't even see that stuff at all.
     
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    I mean, there's the "not interested" checkmark that (after a few of these on a certain genre) already modifies the recommendation algorithm, and I am fairly positive that you can manually get rid of entire genres from the get-go (I'm at work now, so I can't check).

    What I would like is the ability to filter out the "gaming news" bar that appears in the library under selected games. Or at least to set preferred sites. I can't stand RPS, but I would like to have more of Eurogamer, for example.
     

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