Steam is getting a library redesign beta later this month

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. diggeloid

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    It'd be nice to have the community stuff for a game be more visible, instead of the "news" articles that pretty much never have anything interesting. What I really like about the current design is the amount of information that fits on screen at once. The simple list on the left is simplistic, but very utilitarian and I love it. Big ol' cards like in Big Picture mode are pretty for 5 minutes, but having to scroll so much to find what you want is always annoying.
     
  2. LiveLatios

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  3. AbyssalMonkey

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    Guys, this is the competition from Epic in action! Valve is actually changing Steam! /s

    Seriously though, I can only echo the sentiment of "I hope I can still have a list and not a bunch of icons." I only have like 20-30 games in my library (plus the several hundred from friends' shared libraries), and I don't know the cover art for all of them. This could actually make finding the game I want to play harder. Especially the ones I only boot up every few months.
     
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  4. Nimrod-002

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    even link?
     
  5. MythicalData

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    Even Link!
    (Link is not affiliated with Steam Nor Valve in anyway. This is just Link's personal opinion.)
    Link uses steam link to play steam games with his ocarina and the mirror shield (janky hyrule tech imma right?)
     
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  6. Darksabre72

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    it looks fine and i do agree, but some people wouldn't mind a modern change to make steam look new
     
  7. LightyKD

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    Really wish they would add some care to Big Picture Mode...
     
  8. Godofcheese

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    It's a digital store, the DRM part is optional, but devs tend to opt for it.
    Even GOG has started with DRM with Galaxy, locking down multiplayer if you don't use it.
     
  9. Voyambar

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    I cant wait for this
     
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  10. MythicalData

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    I'd love it if steam had some sort of cover flow
     
  11. Burlsol

    Burlsol GBAtemp Regular

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    But then they see my 'hidden' section off to the side and assume that it's all porn.
     
  12. SammyP6

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    you'll still have your games in a nice list on the left side. the right side is going to just change the way things look, but still have the same information.

    They're also adding more sorting functionality. you'll be able to sort your library based on tags, which is great. they also said they're making it easier to see what your friends are playing, and what games have had new features added since you last played. I got to play around with it a few months ago, and other then some bugs(which im sure they've fixed by now) it was really nice
     
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  13. shadow1w2

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    Been looking forward to this, hope it works well with custom themes or the like.
     
  14. Bernhard

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    if we re lucky we can switch layouts... or if everything goes to shit there s still a theme option so we can add custom themes
     
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  15. voddy

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    Hope it won't be a shitty one. The current one is perfect to me.
    No covers is great. I like the clean look of it.
     
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