Steam update adds increased controller options, ability to move game files

Gaming / Mac / PC

This update should be rolling out for all users soon.

If you’ve got a large Steam library, you’ve probably known the pain and annoyance associated with moving your game files from one drive to another. Sure, it was possible, but it wasn’t the most user-friendly process in the past. A new Steam update now allows users to more easily move game files, and also adds increased controller support.

Gone are the days of manually moving folders from one drive to another before poking around in Steam settings to re-associate the moved files with your Steam library. Moving forward, you’ll see a prompt under the game Properties/Local Files to “Move Install Folder…” allowing you to more easily move data to other drives. In other game file news, the update also changes the old standby “Delete Local Content” to a more standard sounding “Uninstall Game.” Sure, anybody that has used Steam for any length of time has become familiar with and completely understood the “Delete Local Content” prompt, but “Uninstall Game” really does make more sense.

Controllers will also get increased support for configuration. Xbox 360, Xbox One, and generic X-input controllers will now be able to take advantage of the Steam Controller Configurator:

Added XBox 360, Xbox One, and Generic X-Input controller configurator support. This allows all recognized controller types to use the advanced mapping features of the Steam Controller Configurator. Note that because X-Input currently lacks per-controller means of unique identification, all controllers of that type will share personalization and configuration settings. As they share the same inputs, Xbox 360/One/Generic controllers will all see each-others configurations when browsing. Automatic conversion will be attempted when loading configurations from other controller types.

This update should be rolling out for all users soon. You can see the full list of additions and changes at the source link below. Are you happy to hear that moving Steam games will be easier in the very near future? Will the new controller options provide a better experience? Tell us what you think in the comment section below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.

  Source: Steam
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