Linux News Today: Latest Steam Client Update Improves Steam Controller Support with DOOM 2016
Today, June 10, 2016, Valve pushed a new major Steam Client update to the stable channels for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
There are numerous improvements implemented in the June 10 Steam Client Update, starting with better compatibility for Valve’s Steam Controller and Steam Link devices with the recently released DOOM 2016 first-person shooter game, and continuing performance improvements for Vulkan apps with AMD hardware.
Among the general improvements that have been implemented in the Steam Client, we can mention a short idle-timer making sure Steam Client updates will no longer disrupt your typing, the issue with missing Workshop content when uninstalling and reinstalling a game were fixed, and better resizing of windows.
Of course, there are also the usual platform-specific bug fixes. For example, SteamOS and GNU/Linux users will be able to launch the Steam Client when the Steam Runtime has been disabled, and Mac gamers should notice great improvements for the In-Game Overlay in Retina-aware games.
Some Steam VR enhancements were added as well in today’s stable Steam Client update, which you can install right now by accessing the Steam menu and clicking on the “Check for Steam Client Updates” entry, such as initial support for viewing stereo screenshots in VR.
Lastly, streaming of Vulkan applications just got a lot better for Valve’s In-Home Streaming feature. To see all the fixes and improvements added to the Steam Client Update June 10 release, please consult the release notes attached below. Update your Steam Client as soon as possible!