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How would you fix Steam?

Postby tsurugi13 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:13 pm

Despite being immensely popular, Steam in general has quite a few notable flaws, such as the poor color choices, system hoggery, and poor games that make it in. So, how would you fix steam? Many EA games are being added, so that helps with the games, but some of the system's indie games really need filterage. as for the poor color choices, how about letting me pick? No, not me personally, just let the user choose the main colors. It might also be a good idea to give steam its own lightweight browser, as I'm pretty sure it's using IE right now, and that could be a good chunk of it's system usage. What do you think? Is Steam the flawless epitome of gaming clients, or are there issues that need to be addressed?

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Re: How would you fix Steam?

Postby Kateana » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:28 pm

Only fix they could do is add back in friends games. (Chess, etc)

BTW: You can make skins for steam.

Steam never uses over 10% of my CPU (When its idle it uses 0-1%). Doesn't use a terrible amount of memory (Firefox uses nearly triple).

New games are added all the time. And the occasional big game like Crysis and Farcry 2, etc.

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Re: How would you fix Steam?

Postby tsurugi13 » Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:21 am

My biggest issue with the hoggery is that it slows up boot times like crazy. Really, I need to upgrade el processor. I'm using a Pentium dual core right now, and it's not enough for what I do.

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Re: How would you fix Steam?

Postby Fingerfood » Thu Dec 25, 2008 1:33 am

Custom status's.

And free games. :D

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Re: How would you fix Steam?

Postby Grev » Thu Dec 25, 2008 1:36 am

Fingerfood wrote:free games. :D


I HEAR DAT Brother!

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Re: How would you fix Steam?

Postby swbf_lase » Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:20 pm

Well, think of the mods as free games as a lot of them are better then the actual source games :P

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Re: How would you fix Steam?

Postby tsurugi13 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:16 pm

swbf_lase wrote:Well, think of the mods as free games as a lot of them are better then the actual source games :P

There's another thing I'd change. I like the source mods, but almost none of them actually differ from the feel and style of the original engine, just a few new models and reskins, maybe an new HUD and storyline. The biggest thing I want to see from a mod is a total shift in the feel of the game. The source engine provides a dark and clear-cut, almost cynical feel to a game, and no-one modding it seems to be willing to change that. Even something as simple as making blood a little more red than it is black :? would be a start in the right direction. Maybe brighten up the environments, remove some of the inherent grunginess (possible a word, I doubt it) and your mod will feel like a new game, instead of a mod.

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Re: How would you fix Steam?

Postby Fingerfood » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:07 pm

Might not be what you're looking for, but Kreedz Climbing is different than most traditional Source games.

Another thing I'd add would be Source mods to the "My Games" list.

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Re: How would you fix Steam?

Postby Dohnutt » Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:52 pm

Fingerfood wrote:Another thing I'd add would be Source mods to the "My Games" list.

By the My Games list, do you mean the Games tab?
'Cuz it's always there for me. I guess you probably don't mean that though.

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Re: How would you fix Steam?

Postby tsurugi13 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:09 pm

Dohnutt wrote:
Fingerfood wrote:Another thing I'd add would be Source mods to the "My Games" list.

By the My Games list, do you mean the Games tab?
'Cuz it's always there for me. I guess you probably don't mean that though.

I'd guess he means a separate category, like "installed, not installed, Mods" instead of just the first two.

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Re: How would you fix Steam?

Postby Fingerfood » Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:36 pm

Doh. I meant I wanted them to appear in your public profile. For example:

http://steamcommunity.com/id/fingerfood/games

There.

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