Broadcast some games while you’re at it
While some of you might have experienced Steam’s frames-per-second counter while it was in beta, the rest of us are only now taking a look at the nice little extra.
To enable the feature, go to Steam > Settings > In-Game > In-Game FPS Counter. You can select which corner of your screen the counter will appear on, and if you aren’t cool with the default white text, there’s an eye-piercing high-contrast green option as well.
Steam Broadcasting is live now, too. Head to Steam > Settings > Broadcasting to tinker with settings like video dimensions, maximum bitrate, and microphone recording or to disable it.
Yeah, the default text is just dandy. Full update notes:
- Added Steam Broadcasting. See https://steamcommunity.com/updates/broadcasting for more info.
- Added in-game FPS counter to Steam Overlay
- When Steam has internally scheduled a game update to be queued sometime in the future, the UI will now display a note to the user indicating that time
- Fixed a crash preventing 64-bit Steamworks games from launching on older AMD processors
- Fixed starting Steam if instance is already running in other local Windows user session
- Fixed restoring game specific hardware mouse cursors when exiting the in-game overlay
- Fixed errors in web views not localizing properly
- Fixed occasional crash when trying to validate your email address
- Fixed rendering the Steam Overlay in some D3D8 games.
- Updated Windows Compatibility warnings
- Improved synchronization and smoothness of video playback
- Reduced CPU usage when drawing animated images or videos
- Reduced CPU usage when interacting with the main Steam client window
- Fixed to ask the user if they’d like to launch immediately or begin updating the game if an update is available but the game has been played recently
- When running in 720p mode scale embedded web views so they are readable
- Fixed EULA display occasionally failing to display
- Revised navigation on profile menu
- Fixed crash when entering a screenshot description
- Fixed displaying screenshots for games added by shortcut
- Fixed severe frame drop in OpenGL games that occasionally occurred on some hardware
- Reduced impact on game frame rate in D3D9c games when not using hardware acceleration
- Fixed a rare bug where Steam could delete user files when failing to start
- Fixed some combo boxes in steam client settings accepting text input when selection must be made from dropdown