Ever wanted to stream Terminal Velocity to the PC in your living room? Well, uh, now you can.
By Alex Walker on January 24, 2014 at 8:14 am
And the Steam juggernaut gets bigger and bigger. Identifying that many people like to add games to their Steam account just so they can have access to their friend’s list while they play, oh, Slipstream 5000 or something, Valve have done the whole “nice corporate guy” thing by expanding their streaming support to include non-Steam games as well. The note was included as one of several fixes in the latest Steam client beta update, which also adds remote gamepad support for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, SEGA Bass Fishing (seriously?), and Skullgirls.
The full patch notes are below:
- Show “invalid file system” if game tries to install files larger than 4GB on FAT32
- Make “View Community Hub” item in a game’s context menu go to the game hub if available.
- Ukrainian language support added to the Steam Client
- Fixed applying wrong region restrictions in some cases
- Fixed installing from old retail install discs
- Fixed “NoBigPicture” dialogs not showing correctly localized strings
- Ensured that “start in Big Picture” setting is automatically cleared if Big Picture fails to launch and one of the “No Big Picture” dialogs is shown so that the next launch will succeed to desktop UI
- Fixed some cases where multi-monitor setups would not fully restore original monitor layout after closing Big Picture when a non primary monitor is chosen for Big Picture use
- Changed X360 controller guide button to never trigger desktop UI to Big Picture UI transition if used while a game is in focus
- Automatically update Windows firewall rules to allow streaming
- Fixed launching the streaming client on Windows XP
- Added support for streaming non-Steam games in the Steam library
- Steam Controller configurations edited via the streaming overlay apply promptly
- Added remote gamepad support for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Skullgirls, and SEGA Bass Fishing
- Fixed “Authentication problem” error for Steamworks developers
- Added support for Guide+Y and Guide+X chord actions on the Steam Controller
- HMDs cloned with main display are now supported
- Fixed some cases where the window on the HMD would close unexpectedly
- Fixed stretching issues due to odd aspect ratios
It’s nice to know that someone is still supporting Windows XP too. Out of that list, the stretching issues for VR devices might be one of the most important changes, although I don’t own an Oculus Rift dev-kit of my own, or any other piece of VR tech, so I’ll never know. But it’s nice to dream.