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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Sven De Nys, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. do i need to buy off stream???? if i buy hard copys - paying a lot more in NZ, can i get them updated(patches etc) anywhere other than stream?
  2. no you dont, boxed dvd versions work just the same as thouse brought direct from steam
  3. thanks Nigel.
  4. I would like to buy a GTLegend, do any one know where can I buy from Internet?, coz I just want to have a download direct to my pc.

    In Macau I can't find this racing game

    Thank you

    Jose Ferreira (JoJo)
  5. New Steam UI arrives on Monday

    Published on 21st April 2010 by Joe Martin

    Valve has issued forth two big announcements today. The first confirms that the Steam UI beta which has been running for the last two months is finally ready for release and will roll out to all users on Monday, 26th April. The second reveals the release date for the long-awaited Left 4 Dead 2 DLC, The Passing - that will be available on PC and Xbox 360 on Thursday, AKA Tomorrow.

    First, the beta. The new Steam UI is mainly a cosmetic update to the now aged look of Valve's digital distribution platform, but it'll also bring with it a lot of new functions too - syndicated news feeds and customisable games libraries to name a few.

    Most importantly, the underlying technology that runs Steam has been significantly upgraded and the platform will no longer rely on Internet Explorer so heavily, thanks to a new WebKit-based rendering engine.

    Valve has been keen to stress though that the previously announced Mac version of Steam is separate to the UI update, so Apple users will have to wait a little bit longer for that.

    Meanwhile, Valve has also announced an April 22nd release for Left 4 Dead 2 DLC The Passing, which acts as a bridge between Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2.

    As well as a new campaign, The Passing will include weekly game 'mutations' which will develop new modes and objectives for players. Some of the mutations Valve has hinted at include 'Realism Versus Mode' and 'Chainsaw Massacre'. Sounds fun.

    The Passing will cost nothing for PC users, but Xbox 360 gamers will have to pay 560 MS Points to download the new add-on.
  6. New Steam UI launched

    Published on 27th April 2010 by Joe Martin

    Valve has finally rolled out the complete and final version of the new Steam user interface, which has been in open beta since February this year.

    The new look and feature-set will be automatically applied when you next start Steam up, though if you're having problems with that then you can force an update by downloading the new version of Steam direct from Valve.

    The new interface is mainly built around a aesthetic changes to the Store and Games Library that make it easier to peruse your available games and likely purchases, but there are plenty of new features bundled into the update too.

    Among the more useful features is a new downloader which offers more info on your download speeds and apparently stops game updates from pausing so regularly. The new games library is also customisable and Steam users are now able to sort their owned titles into lists.

    Social features have updated too, with your latest achievements and game progress now listed right in your library. There's new news feeds to, including a feed for each game listed on Steam. The Steam Alt-Tab overlay has been improved too, now running smoother than ever.

    Best of all, Steam has eschewed it's reliance on Internet Explorer and opted to use a WebKit based rendering engine for the client and in-game overlay.

    You can read a full list of the new features on Valve's UI site - and don't forget that the update coincides with a sale on all Rockstar Games available on Steam too.
  7. Bram

    Administrator Staff Premium

    The default new look of Steam i don't really like. What was wrong with the old steam? Does the new layout means that they finally are giving support also? :D
  8. James Johnson

    James Johnson
    The Weatherman

    I was using this UI in its BETA stage. Took some getting used to.
  9. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff Premium

    oh joy, it looks like vista, I didnt min the old one. inever see it, just sits in the tray.
  10. are there already skins for the new steam as the standart is just hmmmm ugly ??
  11. At least they ditched IE support only and have gone for webkit - much better system.

    However, it doesn't look too bad, but whats really annoying - you have to click several times to get to your games. Before, you could hover over Steam in the start menu (this is windows 7, dunno about vista or xp), then select "games" in the slide out menu, now you have to click on steam, then click 'games' in the top menu, then select your game...arrghh..so annoying.
  12. Omer Said

    Omer Said
    Weresloth Staff

    While trying to select Genres from the top menu, submenu disappears and you can select the genres. What a bug ! :(
  13. Running Steam (Race On, Gtr Evo, etc) on a Mac

    Is anyone here using a Mac? I have been gathering a lot of info on Macs because they seem to be more stable. All of the Mac techs I talk to tell me that you can run windows on a mac and it runs faster than on a pc, also I have been told steam runs no problem on a mac. So I just want to know, do any of you use a mac for race gaming here and what (if any) problems have you had?
  14. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff Premium

    You need to check the steam store page. Not all titles are mac ready. It appears that Evo is not.

    I managed to get rF running under Wine on Ubuntu with little issue so the same could be achieved on OSX presumably. I failed miserable on the G25 drivers front and was unable to get it out of compatibility mode but I haven't given up yet. There may be better options than wine for mac but that's not really my domain. http://davidbaumgold.com/tutorials/wine-mac/

    As for Race07 / Evo compatibility was pretty bad using the same method. I wouldn't have described it as playable.
  15. If the Mac is like the ipod touch on the web. Goooooooooooodluck on some of the pages, that require abobe flash or shockwave, because there is no support.
  16. Know some guys run Vista and 7 through Bootcamp. :)
  17. So if you are running any of the windows on your Mac, does steam and race work? The Mac guys say it will, but I don't think they really know for sure.

    @ Dave - did you try Evo or race with Windows installed on your Mac, or were you running a virtual windows?
    In theory if windows is actually installed to the mac harddrive and running, Steam and race on shouldn't know the difference, right?
  18. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff Premium

    erm firefox & flash plugin?
  19. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff Premium

    I don't have a mac, but the software (WINE) that I use on linux is available for mac, You'll have to search around based on stuff in the link I gave you as I have little more knowledge than that first hand.

    WINE doesn't install windows inside the other system like virtual machines do (VMWARE, VirtualBox etc...). It instead uses a compatibility layer, providing the software with binaries and dlls that it needs to run, thinks like .net, directx etc.

    I have tried a few things in a windows install on a virtual machine in VMWare player but 3d stuff just never seems to work. Most stuff quits saying that it cant find the 3d device. Other Virtual Machines may differ. My main reason for them is to test stuff in IE so I haven't put a huge amount of effort in.

    WINE has an appDB in which people record their experiences of what works and what's doesn't when installing windows apps on OSX, linux etc. which is here -> http://appdb.winehq.org/