1. Post #1
    UserDerth's Avatar
    September 2009
    3,711 Posts
    So which one do you like? The original theme, or the beta theme?
    I like the beta.
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  2. Post #2
    lilcheeselad's Avatar
    January 2009
    8,524 Posts
    I love the beta theme, and overlay kicks ass now that they fixed the font issue.
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  3. Post #3
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    Dennab
    March 2009
    2,716 Posts
    Beta. It's sexy and It eats less RAM.
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  4. Post #4
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    September 2006
    1,724 Posts
    Beta, uses more ram for me but Webkit and removal of flash makes up for that.
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  5. Post #5
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    December 2009
    9,846 Posts
    Damn. I'm getting the beta right now, if it's as good as you guys say it is.

    Edited:

    Meh. It's alright, they're heading in the right direction, but it needs work.

    But of course, it is a beta.

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    Urgh... Something called PunkBuster just tried to isntall...

    Is that steam related?

    It sounds like some sort of emo-y porn client.
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  6. Post #6
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    Dennab
    March 2009
    2,716 Posts
    PunkBuster is shitty AntiCheat app. I don't think it's from Steam since Valve is using VAC.
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  7. Post #7
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    Mr. Someguy's Avatar
    March 2006
    24,068 Posts
    I like standard steam.
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  8. Post #8
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    General Omega's Avatar
    January 2009
    2,400 Posts
    I know BF2 and most EA Games uses punkbuster. Tis crap and always kicks everyone for false messages.
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  9. Post #9
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    NOD Engineer's Avatar
    April 2009
    1,807 Posts
    Beta rules, I was already a bit sick of old Steam. I knew that there will be changes.

  10. Post #10
    cDash's Avatar
    February 2010
    264 Posts
    Old one. New UI uses like 120mb of ram, and takes almost half of cpu.
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  11. Post #11
    Mr_Sun's Avatar
    July 2009
    3,874 Posts
    I grew up using the OLD version. i love it. the new one is kinda confusing but it looks really nice.

  12. Post #12
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    smurfy's Avatar
    October 2007
    21,628 Posts
    Beta was a bit dodgy when it first came out but with the fixes and the 5 March update it's much better than the old version now.

    Edited:

    Old one. New UI uses like 120mb of ram, and takes almost half of cpu.


    Say whaaat

    That's with the window open BTW.
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  13. Post #13
    Zielak's Avatar
    March 2008
    77 Posts
    It's a big choppy when you resise/move the window but I like it.
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  14. Post #14
    Sergeant Turtle's Avatar
    September 2009
    1,427 Posts
    Old steam, beta ran really slow for me.
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  15. Post #15
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    Turkey72's Avatar
    January 2009
    1,771 Posts
    I like both, the new UI has a better in-game overlay that isn't laggy, and the old gold UI is good because i can still sort my games between 2 sections.

  16. Post #16
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    February 2009
    4,264 Posts
    Urgh... Something called PunkBuster just tried to isntall...

    Is that steam related?

    It sounds like some sort of emo-y porn client.
    It's one of the shittiest anti-cheats out there, and it kicks many people for just joining a game.

    I can't even play America's Army 3 online with it. As soon as I play the shitty multiplayer game for more than 10 seconds with the major lag caused by it, I'm kicked for "Cheats Detected" by Punkbuster. Many people have the same problem.

    Ontopic: I prefer the beta, all though I do sometimes have a problem in CSS and Garrysmod where shift+tab just completely starts to not work.
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  17. Post #17
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    mr hobo's Avatar
    February 2005
    2,678 Posts
    Beta easily.

  18. Post #18
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    Chonch's Avatar
    July 2009
    7,177 Posts
    I prefer the original, as the beta has some serious issues IMO. I'll use it once it's complete.
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  19. Post #19
    dvnc91's Avatar
    March 2010
    5 Posts
    Beta is great, i like it better

  20. Post #20
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    butters757's Avatar
    December 2008
    3,595 Posts
    I prefer the old one, the new one always hangs and it always crashes.

  21. Post #21
    D0x
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    March 2010
    40 Posts
    BETA is alright, but I find it a little confusing at times. If only they offered a simpler layout for the games :\
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  22. Post #22
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    benjgvps's Avatar
    June 2008
    6,561 Posts
    BETA is alright, but I find it a little confusing at times. If only they offered a simpler layout for the games :\
    You can change it... The top right corner has the view settings.

  23. Post #23
    D0x
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    March 2010
    40 Posts
    You can change it... The top right corner has the view settings.
    True, but I would prefer one that looks more like the old steam layout. There's one that's pretty close to it but it doesn't feel right.

    Meh, I dunno.

  24. Post #24
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    Cows Rule's Avatar
    October 2008
    3,941 Posts
    I really like the beta, a bit more complex, monitor my downloads and is a nice change from the simplistic dull look of the original.

  25. Post #25
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    Zackin5's Avatar
    May 2008
    4,850 Posts
    PunkBuster is shitty AntiCheat app. I don't think it's from Steam since Valve is using VAC.
    The PunkBuster website looks like something out of the 90's
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  26. Post #26
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    john_frohman's Avatar
    September 2008
    2,960 Posts
    Old steam works better for me.

  27. Post #27
    Roger The Alien's Avatar
    December 2009
    778 Posts
    I love the beta theme, and overlay kicks ass now that they fixed the font issue.
    Would the font issue happen to be when you're in game the text of some steam notifications disappears?

  28. Post #28
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    Clavus's Avatar
    September 2009
    6,157 Posts
    Would the font issue happen to be when you're in game the text of some steam notifications disappears?
    Yes. I couldn't even see the names of the guys I was chatting with in the overlay window.

  29. Post #29
    Roger The Alien's Avatar
    December 2009
    778 Posts
    Yes. I couldn't even see the names of the guys I was chatting with in the overlay window.
    Me neither I hated it it shows I had a message and it didn't say wtf it was
    I had to highlight the text

  30. Post #30
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    September 2007
    4,144 Posts
    PunkBuster is shitty AntiCheat app. I don't think it's from Steam since Valve is using VAC.
    it isn't that bad, at least with punkbuster (from my personal experience) you never experienced hackers. but with VAC, it doesn't stop them...
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  31. Post #31
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    alexk's Avatar
    July 2007
    1,100 Posts
    Steam Beta ALL THE WAY!

  32. Post #32
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    Akasolidus's Avatar
    July 2008
    2,699 Posts
    I used to use the new beta but it got really difficult when I couldn't use it for no reason in game sometimes. Then I couldn't even use the friends list outside of games so I'm using normal for now.

  33. Post #33
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    ShaRose's Avatar
    April 2007
    1,240 Posts
    it isn't that bad, at least with punkbuster (from my personal experience) you never experienced hackers. but with VAC, it doesn't stop them...
    Whenever I've gamed online in tf2 / l4d / l4d2, I've never seen an actual hacker.

    Punkbuster I've always found shitty though.
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  34. Post #34
    Dr Pepper's Avatar
    October 2008
    3,543 Posts
    I love the beta theme

  35. Post #35
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    Shugo's Avatar
    July 2005
    8,099 Posts
    I loved the beta, but the overlay crashed nearly every time I was playing a game. When I'm in fullscreen, my only form of communication to others is via the overlay, and if it goes down then I can't talk to anybody. Unless they've fixed that, I'm staying on the old Steam for now.
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  36. Post #36
    HellsKnightmare's Avatar
    June 2009
    440 Posts
    Viva La Beta!
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  37. Post #37
    I'll donate $1,000 to a site that's based around chance but not $1 to a site that provides a community service :C
    yellowoboe's Avatar
    February 2007
    33,005 Posts
    Beta.
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  38. Post #38
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    TacoNinja's Avatar
    June 2009
    839 Posts
    I would love the beta except for the lack if game seperation options. It would be really cool if you could make your own subsections (like favorites) and drag and drop games around. I would never close steam again, and I would email Valve my babies if I ever made any (since I never leave my computer, that may be an issue).

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    And, be sure to tell VALVe about these issues. That's why they issue betas out!

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  39. Post #39
    GET IN THE BACK OF THE VAN
    angrykid8's Avatar
    March 2007
    2,184 Posts
    Im still in the middle, I like both.

  40. Post #40
    ComboTroop's Avatar
    October 2009
    4,127 Posts
    Beta is cool, but sometimes I get the "Lost connection to VAC Server" or what not, more frequently on older Source Games like Counter-strike or HL2:DM when I use the beta Theme.