Steam Client Update Has Improvements For ZFS, Streaming, Controllers
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve on 12 December 2016 at 05:32 PM EST. 24 Comments
VALVE --
Besides Valve pushing out Dota 2 7.00 today, also coming out of Valve as an early Christmas present is a big update to the Steam client.

Today's Steam client updates its Chromium CEF, improved download/patching states for traditional non-SSD hard drives, new higher-bandwidth options for 4K in-home streaming, support for NvFBC with the latest NVIDIA driver, support for Steam Controller personalization while streaming, some Big Picture Mode improvements, fixes for installing games on file-systems like ZFS that report abnormally large sector sizes, and a horde of controller improvements.

Among the controller improvements with today's Steam update is Steam Configurator support for the PlayStation 4 Dual Shock Controller, a joystick mouse mode, support for LED color settings, and a wealth of other controller preferences/behavior changes.

Particularly if you use a controller for your Steam Linux gaming, check out the change-log to learn about all of the differences with today's update.
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