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New Steam Client

The promised new version 1.0 of the Steam client has been released. The non-beta version of the broadband content delivery/DRM system can be downloaded from 3D Downloads, 3D Gamers, Boomtown (registration required), Computer Games Online, FileRush (Bit Torrent), Gamer's Hell, Games Fusion,, Loadedinc (registration required), and Worthplaying. While fears have been expressed that Valve is tracking Kazaa shenanigans and such with SpyWare (thanks Cletus), the last post on this forum thread (thanks Frans) clarifies that this is an unanticipated glitch on FAT32 hard drives from software that was only tested on NTFS systems, and no SpyWare is involved (so your Justin and Kelly obsession will remain your secret).

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41. Re: ... Sep 12, 2003, 17:38 Belly Flop
I also interrupted the conversion of old files.
Now when I load steam it seems as if everything is ok. So I click on one of the games and it just says... "preparing to launch" or sumthing to that effect. I noticed if you right click on the game name and then select the "properties" option you can recalc or delete. Maybe I'll do this. Will let you know next week Friday how it went.

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