Update to Steam Client released

By Justin Mann on March 14, 2006, 12:20 PM
An update to Steam Client has been released and will be auto-installed on anyone utilizing it for Steam-based games like CS: Source and Half Life 2. Though I'm sure we'd all much rather see the HL2 expansion than a steam update, the update fixes a few bugs and activated the Friends beta, so if you've already downloaded it you can give it a go. No updates to HL2 were posted, sadly. If you care about statistics, there's also a better hardware detection scheme put into place to see how your system ranks amongst the others.

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vigilante said:
Go steam. I kinda like their program. But they put out updates all the time, what's so special about this one that it requires a news article?
PanicX said:
I greatly despise the Steam Utility and refused to buy HL2 when I found out they would be using Steam. Why should you be forced to login and authenticate to play in single player? Why should you be forced to have an internet connection to play the single player? Why should I be forced to see adds from Valve for a game I paid $50 for? And should valves authentication servers go down, well then you don't get to play at all. Not to mention that the load time of the game double's twice over waiting for steam to check for updates and verify credentials.
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