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crimsonheadGCN
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(01-31-2011, 10:17 PM)
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The screenshot update has finally arrived. At least in beta form:

There's a new Steam Beta client available. To access the Beta, go to File -> Settings. On the Account tab press the Change... button to open the Beta Participation dialog. Then Select Beta Update, and allow Steam to restart itself. Here are the specific changes:

1/31/2011

- Changed microphone voice input from 11khz to 16 khz
- Changed voice output from 8khz to 16khz
- Moved game invites from friends outside of the chat stream, into their own panel in the chat dialog
- [Mac OSX] Fixed a problem where attempting to resume a paused/interrupted download could always report ‘server unavailable’
- Fixed games not launching automatically after resolving a cloud conflict
- Fixed download rate sometimes erroneously reporting very high speeds
- Added password strength meter when you change your password
- Added UI prompting you to choose a new password if you've had support change your password
- Added Steam screenshots feature. Press F12 in any game to take a screenshot. Screenshots are automatically uploaded to the steam cloud after exiting the game, or can be manually uploaded while in-game through the in-game overlay. Screenshots can be managed through the community site and can be published to your Steam Community Profile to share with your friends. Games that use DirectX 8 and earlier are not yet supported.

If you want to see the quality of the screenshot, here's someone's profile from the beta thread:

steamcommunity.com/id/thejuice027
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RocketDarkness
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(01-31-2011, 10:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by crimsonheadGCN

The screenshot update has finally arrived. At least in beta form:



If you want to see the quality of the screenshot, here's someone's profile from the beta thread:

steamcommunity.com/id/thejuice027

That's...really awesome.
Oreoleo
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(01-31-2011, 10:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by crimsonheadGCN

The screenshot update has finally arrived. At least in beta form:



If you want to see the quality of the screenshot, here's someone's profile from the beta thread:

steamcommunity.com/id/thejuice027

So it gets downsampled automatically? Or is that something that can be user-defined? because that screen shot is really tiny.
Edit: I'm a dummy and didn't see the "view full size" link on the right. Crisis averted.
TouchMyBox
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(01-31-2011, 10:46 PM)
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Higher quality voice?! Does this affect just steam voice chat, or in-game voice chat of steamworks titles as well?
Stumpokapow
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(01-31-2011, 10:48 PM)
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fuck. yeah.

actually, we're going to make a thread about this.
Drkirby
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(01-31-2011, 10:49 PM)
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I wonder how much space we get for the Screen Shots, and what happens if you use a non-steam game.

I just got Magicka gifted out of the bllue by a close friend of mine, by the sound of it, I'm gonna hold off on installing it until after a few more patches...

Nah, just play it and have some fun.

One thing I do wonder with the game is how the hell are they going to get it to run on an Xbox 360. It uses 700MB to 1GB of Ram on the PC.
Oreoleo
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(01-31-2011, 10:51 PM)
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This totally wasn't a thread like 5 minutes ago right? Am I going crazy?
Mama Robotnik
(01-31-2011, 10:51 PM)
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Valve are PC gaming.

They just keep on happily surprising me.
gregor7777
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(01-31-2011, 10:51 PM)
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Steam man you crazy
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(01-31-2011, 10:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Orellio

This totally wasn't a thread like 5 minutes ago right? Am I going crazy?

these aren't the droids you're looking for, move along.
Bebpo
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(01-31-2011, 10:53 PM)
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So I don't need FRAPS anymore for screenshots??

awesome
Xater
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(01-31-2011, 10:53 PM)
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That's kinda awesome.
MNC
(01-31-2011, 10:54 PM)
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Oh I already thought I was going mad, but

THEY TOTALLY ADDED MY REQUEST KINDA AND MADE IT BETTER BY USING CLOUD FMNFHNFNFGN
Metalmurphy
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(01-31-2011, 10:55 PM)
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YES!!

This was the single reason why I stilled used Xfire. No reason for me to use it anymore.

LOVE YOU GABE!


Does this support non steam games added to the list?
Vanillalite
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(01-31-2011, 10:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by TouchMyBox

Higher quality voice?! Does this affect just steam voice chat, or in-game voice chat of steamworks titles as well?

This seems even bigger than the screen shot tool. Am I reading this correctly? Did Valve just fix shitty Steam voice chat?!??!
MNC
(01-31-2011, 10:57 PM)
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Wow and now steam totally bailed on me
Instro
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(01-31-2011, 10:57 PM)
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Hey thats actually pretty nifty, certainly makes me want to take screenshots of cool things more often since its so quick and easy.
V_Ben
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(01-31-2011, 10:57 PM)
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OH MY GOD VALVE.
Foliorum Viridum
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(01-31-2011, 10:58 PM)
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Such a small resolution...

I'll stick to FRAPS and Photoshop.

Edit: I didn't see click to see full size haha.
Timan
(01-31-2011, 10:58 PM)
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Can this company do wrong... ever?

Awesome feature.
Diablohead
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(01-31-2011, 10:58 PM)
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Scary thing is that I use to use f12 as my FRAPS screenshot key, lol.
Twig
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(01-31-2011, 10:59 PM)
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Next up: video! Then I can rid myself of Fraps!
The Technomancer
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(01-31-2011, 10:59 PM)
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Okay, this is awesome. I am going to be taking a lot of screencaps.
Archie
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(01-31-2011, 11:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Metalmurphy


Does this support non steam games added to the list?

nope
Grimm Fandango
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(01-31-2011, 11:00 PM)
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Pretty sweet addition. Has this also been confirmed for non-Steam games using Steam (you manually adding the shortcut to Steam)?
devildog820
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(01-31-2011, 11:01 PM)
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Sounds cool. Although, what is the primary use of in-game screenshots? Score/result bragging? Never really had the urge to capture screenshots. I feel like I'm missing something.
Twig
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(01-31-2011, 11:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Archie

nope

Oh. Then Fraps is still necessary for screenshots. Shame. Hopefully in a future update.
Instro
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(01-31-2011, 11:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Foliorum Viridum

Such a small resolution...

I'll stick to FRAPS and Photoshop.

Edit: I didn't see click to see full size haha.

Yeah I was wondering what you were talking about there. Now they just need to add in video and an FPS counter.

Originally Posted by devildog820

Sounds cool. Although, what is the primary use of in-game screenshots? Score/result bragging? Never really had the urge to capture screenshots. I feel like I'm missing something.

Dunno about others, but I would tend to use it for taking screens of really nice looking areas in games, or something interesting.
coopolon
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(01-31-2011, 11:01 PM)
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This really is a very cool feature. Kudos to Steam.

Looking forward to trying out the new and improved voice chat as well.

Oh, it doesn't support non-steam Games? That's too bad. Still, nice feature though.
Drkirby
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(01-31-2011, 11:02 PM)
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I can't seem to get it to work. Maybe the games I tried didn't use dirrectX, I'll try again later.
Blizzard
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(01-31-2011, 11:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Diablohead

Scary thing is that I use to use f12 as my FRAPS screenshot key, lol.

Me too. It would be REALLY nice if there were an option to only save the screenshots to hard disk instead of uploading them to the cloud. Is there? I'd rather make a huge directory of lossless BMPs with Fraps, and then go through them to just upload a couple of shots that are actually good.

I have 1.1 MB/s download, but my upload speed is REALLY slow, and I would hate to be required to upload some 60 screenshots when I quit a game.
sam27368
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(01-31-2011, 11:03 PM)

Originally Posted by devildog820

Sounds cool. Although, what is the primary use of in-game screenshots? Score/result bragging? Never really had the urge to capture screenshots. I feel like I'm missing something.

Hi Res Screenshot thread is always a good look, convinced me to take the plunge to PC gaming.
Bragging is also another. Beta screenshots to show others, it's a really great feature.

Also, no more uploading screenshots! Steam doesn't downsample them does it? Doesn't appear that way on the profile above.

All they need to do now is add an FPS counter and I won't need fraps anymore!
DisenLedZep
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(01-31-2011, 11:04 PM)
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Awesome addition.
Hope it reaches release candidate soon... cause I heard the beta is somewhat unstable.
Peff
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(01-31-2011, 11:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Drkirby

I can't seem to get it to work. Maybe the games I tried didn't use dirrectX, I'll try again later.

I can't either. Not sure if you're supposed to get a prompt after every screenshot or if they just take a while to be uploaded.
derFeef
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(01-31-2011, 11:05 PM)
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Holy Shit!
I said that loud!
sam27368
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(01-31-2011, 11:05 PM)

Originally Posted by Peff

I can't either. Not sure if you're supposed to get a prompt after every screenshot or if they just take a while to be uploaded.

Try Shift Tab in game after you've taken one to see if there's any indication
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(01-31-2011, 11:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by devildog820

Sounds cool. Although, what is the primary use of in-game screenshots? Score/result bragging? Never really had the urge to capture screenshots. I feel like I'm missing something.

Diebuster
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(01-31-2011, 11:05 PM)
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Very nice. I didn't like using FRAPS because I would obsess over the FPS counter, but now I can take screens again!
wwm0nkey
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(01-31-2011, 11:06 PM)
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Added minecraft.exe to steam games, pushed shift+ins...screen shot taken!

EDIT: Here is my profile for proof
Chavelo
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(01-31-2011, 11:06 PM)
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VALVE, WHY ARE U SO GODLIKE?

Will test it out when I get home.
Twig
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(01-31-2011, 11:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by devildog820

Sounds cool. Although, what is the primary use of in-game screenshots? Score/result bragging? Never really had the urge to capture screenshots. I feel like I'm missing something.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=399625
devildog820
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(01-31-2011, 11:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

haha
Hot Coldman
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(01-31-2011, 11:07 PM)
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Cool! Next up, direct-to-Youtube video recording! plz
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(01-31-2011, 11:07 PM)
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Super awesome. Convenient screenshot sharing FTW.
MNC
(01-31-2011, 11:07 PM)
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Steam keeps crashing on me now :(
Automatisch
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(01-31-2011, 11:08 PM)
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Voice chat still sounds pretty bad.
jim-jam bongs
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(01-31-2011, 11:08 PM)
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Wow. Global record and share on YouTube next please.
Ultimatum
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(01-31-2011, 11:08 PM)
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very nice actually, the image quality is good

makes me wonder how many screenshots you're allowed to keep in your cloud though, this could fill up Valve's servers very quickly once it's out of beta...
wwm0nkey
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(01-31-2011, 11:09 PM)
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Here is the minecraft picture I took. So happy this works with any game you add.

Emitan
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(01-31-2011, 11:10 PM)
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Thanks for making it the same hotkey as FRAPS, Valve...

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