While we're on the subject of Steam glitches...



  • The Tools section contains games and no tools.
    The Media section contains games and tools and no media.
    The Games section contains the same content as the Tools section.
    The Games category of the Media section contains dedicated servers, which are normally under Tools.



  • What Tools section? And aren't those categories ones YOU created and put tools/games into?



  •  @blakeyrat said:

    What Tools section? And aren't those categories ones YOU created and put tools/games into?

    No, the Steam Library contains a dropdown for Games, Media, Tools, and Downloads next to the Search box; you can see it's set to Media in the screenshot.  The first 3 are categorized by Valve.  Games is self-explanatory. Media is supposed to contain any videos you've downloaded from Steam.  Tools is supposed to contain everything else; mainly various dedicated servers for games you own and things like Source Movie Maker.  Downloads is just the current download progress for anything you're currently downloading from Steam.

    There may be an Applications section now, since that was added to the Steam Store a few weeks back... I'm not at a computer that has Steam at the moment to check

    Last time I had Tools I wanted to use, these categories worked correctly.  That was before Applications were added to the store, though.



  • @powerlord said:

    The first 3 are categorized by Valve.

    Unless you're using the word "categorized" in a different way than the Steam UI uses it, this is not true. The only category you get automatically is "installed" vs. "not-installed".



  • The section is called All Software and all the sections are working right for me. The OP's issue might be the big picture beta, a corrupt Clientregistry.blob file or a corrupt AppUpdateStats.blob file.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @powerlord said:
    The first 3 are categorized by Valve.

    Unless you're using the word "categorized" in a different way than the Steam UI uses it, this is not true. The only category you get automatically is "installed" vs. "not-installed".

     

    I'm using it in its linguistic sense, but feel free to continue to use your pedantry if it makes you feel important.



  • I don't read minds. If you're talking about Windows and you say "bar", I'll assume you mean "toolbar" and not "a place where people gather to drink beverages." Duh, right?



  • I'm not sure why I don't have Big Picture mode. Probably because Steam detected I have a multi-monitor setup and was polite enough to not try canabilizing a screen at the expense of the others.

    Now if only Valve's games were as considerate...



  • @MiffTheFox said:

    I'm not sure why I don't have Big Picture mode. Probably because Steam detected I have a multi-monitor setup

    I have it, and not only do I have a multi-monitor setup, but I have a non-rectangular multi-monitor setup.



  • @MiffTheFox said:

    I'm not sure why I don't have Big Picture mode. Probably because Steam detected I have a multi-monitor setup and was polite enough to not try canabilizing a screen at the expense of the others.

    Now if only Valve's games were as considerate...

    Did you opt into Steam Betas? Sounds like you didn't.



  • This should create more clear up any confusion.



  • @Kyanar said:

    @MiffTheFox said:

    I'm not sure why I don't have Big Picture mode. Probably because Steam detected I have a multi-monitor setup and was polite enough to not try canabilizing a screen at the expense of the others.

    Now if only Valve's games were as considerate...

    Did you opt into Steam Betas? Sounds like you didn't.

    In that case it turns out WTF is that Valve is actively marketing beta software as if it were gold.

    I'm not installing the beta to test it because I dislike running beta-quality software.



  • @Ben L. said:

    This should create more clear up any confusion.

    So, you're using wine, and complaining that steam is buggy when run with wine?



  • @Salamander said:

    @Ben L. said:

    This should create more clear up any confusion.

    So, you're using wine, and complaining that steam is buggy when run with wine?

    That is TRWTF.



  • @The_Assimilator said:

    @Salamander said:
    @Ben L. said:

    This should create more clear up any confusion.

    So, you're using wine, and complaining that steam is buggy when run with wine?

    That is TRWTF.

    Especially since we're *this* close to Steam for Linux. OTOH, it's not here yet of course, and God only knows how many WTF's per kilobyte that will turn out to be.



  • @toon said:

    God only knows how many WTF's per kilobyte that will turn out to be.
     

    Every. single. one.



  • I can confirm that I'm seeing the same problem as BenL.

    • All Games, All Software, Recent, Installed, Favorites, and Downloads are functioning properly. (Favorites is mostly untested since I don't do that starring thing.)
    • Media produces the same view and auto-categorization as Installed, but also includes the former contents of Tools under the Games auto-category and includes content I'm subscribed to but haven't installed. It does not show any media.
    • Tools produces the same view and auto-categorization as Installed, but also includes content I'm subscribed to but haven't installed. It does not show any tools or media.
    • Big Picture works correctly for the categories it offers, but does not offer any media, tools, or software; this is by design.
    • The category counts are accurate; it seems only the displayed grid is inaccurate. Installed media files and tools can be launched from the "media" and "common" folders, respectively, in the SteamApps folder. Further, new media can be found in the Steam Store and downloaded/updated, and launched from the Downloads page. It's merely impossible to launch media from the grid.
    • I can't find anything about this issue in the Steam Forums or Steam Support. I imagine this problem was introduced within this week. I did find something else, however.
    This is apparently unrelated to the Client Registry blob or whether you're using Wine. I don't know if the same problem applies to the Linux or Mac Steam clients. I only hope that this gets fixed soon.


  • @Salamander said:

    @Ben L. said:
    This should create more clear up any confusion.

    So, you're using wine, and complaining that steam is buggy when run with wine?

    Oh for fuck's sake, what the fuck is wrong with you Linux people? Do you HAVE to be mentally ill to run Linux? I somehow missed that in the Ubuntu docs? Why would you not mention that!



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Unless you're using the word "categorized" in a different way than the Steam UI uses it, this is not true. The only category you get automatically is "installed" vs. "not-installed".
    Not since the update that supports Software came out. "Installed" vs. "Not installed" has gone away. Instead, in the Recent view, content is automatically categorized by date, and in all other views, content is should be automatically categorized into "Games", "Software", "Tools", and "Media" if you have not set a category for it yourself (and "Favorites" is a regular category that's only special in that starring content puts it there).



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @Salamander said:
    @Ben L. said:
    This should create more clear up any confusion.

    So, you're using wine, and complaining that steam is buggy when run with wine?

    Oh for fuck's sake, what the fuck is wrong with you Linux people? Do you HAVE to be mentally ill to run Linux? I somehow missed that in the Ubuntu docs? Why would you not mention that!

    What the hell are you talking about? TDEMSYR


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