Today released a new Linux game player very excited Steam beta This brings several Linux-specific updates in a series of cross-platform improvements, the most promising purpose is to optimize the game client before release Steam deck.
Linux changes are behind the scenes, improving the library process and enabling Nvidia drivers for application-specific configuration files. The CPU usage of Steam Input has also been improved, and compatibility with NixOS is back.Full patch notes can be found hereThese minor changes are the beginning of a series of Linux improvements that will shape the Arch-based Steam operating system and power the Steam platform.
The most obvious change in this Beta version is the “Download” screen, where we can now get some game art next to the graph representing the download data, as well as a filled bar graph to indicate the degree of download completion. It also clearly shows disk usage, providing useful information for those times when downloads seem to be stalled but the game is still being actively patched. Multiple downloads in the queue can now be dragged and dropped to reorder, replacing the clunky function of the “to top” button. We also provide a clear all button for completed downloads.
Elsewhere, there is now a storage manager in the library, accessible from settings, which allows you to order games by size, move them between drives, and unmount directly to free up space-if you rely on Small solid state drive And Micro SD card, we can imagine.