Steam For Linux Finally Made 64 Bit System Compatible

Finally, this day has came. Valve has released a stable version for Steam for Linux, that works on 64 bit systems.

To my mind, making Steam for Linux compatible with 64 bit is the best improvement ever.

Steam For Linux Finally Made 64 Bit System Compatible

This is a full list of improvements:

  • Added support for 64-bit Linux titles
  • Added a “friendly machine name” when Steam-Guarding an account
  • Changed data format of client updates to improve compatibility with flawed proxy servers.
  • During login, if Steam can’t be reached and the user has entered a username we’ve never seen before, pop a dialog and ask them to login again
  • When returning to the login dialog and we’ve cleared the username field, put the keyboard focus on the empty username box instead of the password box
  • Fixed failing to update a game properly if an unexpected folder exists in the install directory for a game and we want to replace it with a new file
  • Fixed finding Steam client skins on Linux
  • Fixed crash looking at community images on Linux
  • Fixed Linux Steam overlay not restoring the proper mouse cursor in certain situations
  • Fixed focus issue with the startup UI when the intro movie terminates early
  • The play button on a games library page is now disabled if the game is not available on your platform
  • Fixed updating background images in the library details view even when not visible while a game is running
  • Fixed regression in prior update that made the Web/Friends footer buttons not appear in the in-game overlay on startup
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