Jump to content



Photo

Metro for Steam - 3.6.8


  • Please log in to reply
321 replies to this topic

#286 OP +BoneyardBrew

BoneyardBrew

    Photoshop Junkie

  • Joined: 15-April 09
  • Location: United States
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: iPhone 5s

Posted 31 October 2013 - 18:04

3.3 - Download - Screenshots - Settings App (Executable) - Settings App (Source) - Donate - Steam Group (Changelogs and Progress Reports)

 

Valve pushed the beta changes to the stable client. Everyone can use 3.3 now.

 

Does anybody else notice slower loading times in the Steam client while using those skins?

 

 

Yep. but worth it.

 

Oddly enough, most people seem to say the skin makes Steam feel faster. If you're talking about client startup times, I've done some quick testing out of curiosity (starting up Steam several times with and without the skin) and according to the developer console there's just about no difference between the two. We're talking maybe a tenth of a second and they both trade blows for first place.

 

These results aren't scientific, of course, and I can only go by my system.




#287 articuno1au

articuno1au

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 2
  • Joined: 20-March 11
  • Location: Brisbane, Australia

Posted 01 November 2013 - 10:41

It definitely slows down my launch, but I don't have scientific numbers either.

 

Any way you could shoot me info on how to replicate the tests you did?

 

Might I also add I love the new download interface in 3.3.  Having all the extra info is awesome, along with the coloured accent panel at the top.

 

You're awesome at this stuff :)



#288 OP +BoneyardBrew

BoneyardBrew

    Photoshop Junkie

  • Joined: 15-April 09
  • Location: United States
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: iPhone 5s

Posted 01 November 2013 - 15:40

It definitely slows down my launch, but I don't have scientific numbers either.

 

Any way you could shoot me info on how to replicate the tests you did?

 

Might I also add I love the new download interface in 3.3.  Having all the extra info is awesome, along with the coloured accent panel at the top.

 

You're awesome at this stuff :)

 

Create a shortcut to Steam and add -dev to the launch parameters (something like that). Once Steam loads you'll see a new link in the header for the console. One of the first few lines should have startup time. For what's it worth, my copy of Steam is on an SSD.

 

I tried to keep the spirit of Valve's new design while adding my own style to it. I'm happy with the way it came out.

 

Thank you! :D



#289 +Boo Berry

Boo Berry

    Neowinian Ghost

  • Tech Issues Solved: 6
  • Joined: 26-March 05
  • Location: United States

Posted 01 November 2013 - 18:27

Question, how do you get to the About Steam dialog when using this skin? For the life of me, I can't find it. Awesome skin, by the way! I'm even using it on the Linux version of Steam. :D



#290 articuno1au

articuno1au

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 2
  • Joined: 20-March 11
  • Location: Brisbane, Australia

Posted 02 November 2013 - 07:31

It delays the load by about 1.3 seconds (from 6.4).

 

Ultimately not bad and I'm definitely not worried.

 

Obviously I'm loading that from a spinning disk. I also note that the load times fluctuate heavily.. Going to update to 3.3 :D



#291 OP +BoneyardBrew

BoneyardBrew

    Photoshop Junkie

  • Joined: 15-April 09
  • Location: United States
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: iPhone 5s

Posted 06 November 2013 - 06:17

3.4 - Download - Screenshots - Settings Web AppSettings App (Executable) - Settings App (Source) - Donate - Steam Group (Changelogs and Progress Reports)

 

3.4 has arrived a bit earlier than planned thanks to the latest Steam Beta update. This release includes fixes for said beta, an overhaul to the voice chat panel, and miscellaneous tweaks and fixes. Users on the Steam stable channel can also use 3.4!

 

Be sure to check out SoapyHamHocks' new Settings Web App! Select or create an accent color, font, and decal of your choosing without the need to download the standalone settings application! When you're done, simply hit save and a compact custom.styles file will be downloaded and ready for placement in your Metro for Steam folder.

 

Question, how do you get to the About Steam dialog when using this skin? For the life of me, I can't find it. Awesome skin, by the way! I'm even using it on the Linux version of Steam. :D

 

I removed it.  :o

 

It delays the load by about 1.3 seconds (from 6.4).

 

Ultimately not bad and I'm definitely not worried.

 

Obviously I'm loading that from a spinning disk. I also note that the load times fluctuate heavily.. Going to update to 3.3 :D

 

Ah, okay. It definitely varies with each system.



#292 compl3x

compl3x

    Feels good, dunnit?

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 06-December 09
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy S4

Posted 06 November 2013 - 06:26

Still by far the best Steam theme I have ever seen. Thanks for keeping it updated  :D  :D



#293 +Boo Berry

Boo Berry

    Neowinian Ghost

  • Tech Issues Solved: 6
  • Joined: 26-March 05
  • Location: United States

Posted 06 November 2013 - 06:29

I removed it.  :o

Really? Why? I use that dialog to see when the binary of Steam was built. :p



#294 OP +BoneyardBrew

BoneyardBrew

    Photoshop Junkie

  • Joined: 15-April 09
  • Location: United States
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: iPhone 5s

Posted 06 November 2013 - 06:40

Still by far the best Steam theme I have ever seen. Thanks for keeping it updated  :D  :D

 

Thank you! :D

 

Really? Why? I use that dialog to see when the binary of Steam was built. :p

 

I didn't want the combined menu to be too long and I figured the average user didn't need it.

 

I did add System Information back recently so there's always hope for the future.  :p



#295 +Boo Berry

Boo Berry

    Neowinian Ghost

  • Tech Issues Solved: 6
  • Joined: 26-March 05
  • Location: United States

Posted 06 November 2013 - 23:38

I didn't want the combined menu to be too long and I figured the average user didn't need it.

 

I did add System Information back recently so there's always hope for the future.  :p

I really hope so! Thanks for the quick reply too! :)



#296 OP +BoneyardBrew

BoneyardBrew

    Photoshop Junkie

  • Joined: 15-April 09
  • Location: United States
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: iPhone 5s

Posted 07 November 2013 - 04:57

3.4.1 - Download - Screenshots - Settings Web App - Settings App (Executable) - Settings App (Source) - Donate - Steam Group (Changelogs and Progress Reports)

 

Fixed Steam Workshop download panels.

 

I really hope so! Thanks for the quick reply too! :)

 

You're welcome! :)



#297 Niekess

Niekess

    Windows Platform Developer

  • Joined: 12-September 11
  • Location: The Netherlands
  • OS: Windows 8.1 Update 1
  • Phone: Nokia Lumia 930

Posted 07 November 2013 - 08:31

Nice, this skin seems to work with touch as well by seeing the screenshots.

Will install it later today and use it on my Surface Pro.. ^_^



#298 OP +BoneyardBrew

BoneyardBrew

    Photoshop Junkie

  • Joined: 15-April 09
  • Location: United States
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: iPhone 5s

Posted 23 November 2013 - 05:22

3.5.2 - Download - Screenshots - Settings Web App - Settings App (Executable) - Settings App (Source) - Donate - Steam Group (Changelogs and Progress Reports)

 

Hello everybody. 

 

An important release is coming to a Steam client near you! Here's what it has to offer: 

 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 

 

Updated archive file structure

A few users had difficulty installing the previous release. This aims to eliminate any confusion. 

 

Cleaner skin folder structure

I've moved a few things around. If any images appear to be missing please bring them to my attention! 

 

Compressed larger images

What does this mean to you? Well, probably not much considering the skin isn't all that hefty to begin with. The larger TGAs have been compressed with no loss of quality to reduce the unpacked size of the skin. Because why not? 

 

Removal of deprecated images and code

Let's keep things clean and organized! 

 

Updated text boxes

Even I can't imagine going back to the lighter ones after using these. Consider me a convert... 

 

Improved web page scroll bars

I've given them a bit more width by request and a border for contrast! Ideally the client scrollbars would match, but that doesn't seem to be possible. I won't design around the lowest common denominator. 

 

New server browser and game info windows

They've been completely overhauled and the response has been positive. I hope you find them to be as functional as they are pleasing to the eye! 

 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 

 

Other minor changes and bug fixes can be viewed in the changelog above. Also, don't forget to take a peek at the screenshots!



#299 Geoffrey B.

Geoffrey B.

    LittleNeutrino

  • Tech Issues Solved: 11
  • Joined: 25-July 05
  • Location: Ohio
  • OS: Windows 8.1u1
  • Phone: Nokia Lumia 928 WP8.1u1

Posted 12 December 2013 - 13:57

Does anybody else notice slower loading times in the Steam client while using those skins?

not really an issue when you just open steam and leave it open for days.



#300 ShockD

ShockD

    Antagonist

  • Joined: 15-October 13
  • Location: 127.0.0.1

Posted 12 December 2013 - 14:05

not really an issue when you just open steam and leave it open for days.

Well, I do turn my PC off so... Anyhow, it's out of question now as I'm using a hell of a slow laptop :p