New Steam Client Beta Update Allows Game Pre-Loading to Any Directory or Folder, and More

on June 3, 2014 7:12 AM

Although Steam has stabilized and proven its reliability well since its original debut, continual updates and tweaks have altered its functionality significantly, such as the latest additions found in the latest update for the program.

Valve detailed that the latest update for the Steam client (beta) has added some new features to the program, most notably being the ability to pre-load games to any directory or folder that a user requests on their computer, or onto a secondary drive/device (such as an external hard drive). Previously, Steam defaulted to installing games on the user’s Steam Library location, which could only change if manually altered beforehand. However, the new update adds more options to allow players to pre-load their games wherever they choose.

In addition, the new update also adds a new section of the user’s Library for managing and viewing a user’s in-game screenshots through Steam’s Big Picture Mode, along with tweaks to the new In-Home Streaming feature that can allow users to toggle into a windowed game mode.

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