The latest update to the Steam game distribution platform client brings improvements for Linux and macOS, as well as the Vulkan graphics API. The July update also brings, among other things, extended support for new controllers and joysticks, as well as bug fixes for Steam Cloud and Remote Play.
Gamers on Linux and macOS benefit
With the July update, Valve has, on the one hand, subjected the Steam Client to product maintenance, which is particularly relevant for gamers with Linux and macOS, and on the other hand, has expanded support for controllers. Player input devices include the Nintendo Online Classic Controller, the Qanba Obsidian and Dragon Arcade joysticks, and the HORI Fighting Stick Mini 4.
The official release notes Please list among the general improvements, for example, bug fixes for the Vulkan 1.3 Free Graphics API, the Steamworks API, and the overlay.
Fixed Vulkan game crashes
One of the biggest bug fixes in the new version of the Steam game client concerns the Vulkan library.
VK_EXT_graphics_pipeline_librarywhich should no longer cause some games to crash.
Also, fixed a bug that could cause some games to fail to create a desktop shortcut during installation.
Resource usage by the chat and browser components has been optimized, especially in terms of efficiency when running in the background.
To manually update the Steam Client to the latest version, users must select “Check for Steam Client Updates” from the Steam menu.
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