Steam for Linux Finally Receives 64-Bit Gaming Support

A new beta patch has been released by Valve for the Steam client

By Silviu Stahie on June 19th, 2013 08:46 GMT

Valve has launched a new beta version for its Steam for Linux client, bringing a lot of interesting new features.

After a development version garners sufficient changes, Valve promotes it to stable. The work for the next beta starts almost immediately.

Highlights of the latest Steam for Linux beta update:

• Support for 64-bit Linux titles has been implemented;
• A "friendly machine name" is now provided when Steam-Guarding an account;
• Finding Steam client skins on Linux now works properly;
• A crash that occurred when looking at community images on Linux has been fixed;
• Linux Steam overlay is now restoring the proper mouse cursor;
• The data format of client updates has been changed in order to improve the compatibility with flawed proxy servers.

A complete list of changes brought by this release can be found in the official announcement.

Download the Steam for Linux installer from Softpedia.
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