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18. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 21, 2013, 18:26 Dev
 
fiftykyu wrote on Jul 21, 2013, 17:26:
Dev wrote on Jul 21, 2013, 15:37:
Another thing, I wish steam made it easier to tell if you own all DLC for a game or are missing some. Like with all that new BL2 dlc, it gets very tedious to have to add all DLC to cart to see which I already have, then remove one at a time (WTF is my remove all from cart button valve?). And then there's the DLC that doesn't say previously owned, until you go to buy it, then it says at the last step "oh yeah you already own this suckah".
What I'd like is a little note next to each DLC on the main game store page with the list that says "owned" or some such. Then I could immediately see which I'm missing and if its on sale.

Maybe valve will hire a GUI expert sometime who thinks its fun and interesting to work on the steam GUI, rather than wheeling his desk over to work on something like TF2 just for the huge bonuses that amount to more than their salary (I don't know specifically what games offer those bonuses, but given the amount of stuff that comes out of TF2 that would be my guess).

Have you taken a look at the Chrome/Firefox addon "Enhanced Steam" from http://www.enhancedsteam.com/ ? It's a huge help for these situations.
Uhm, WOW. And thanks!
The only downside is its only for the web browser, not steam itself. Although I've found myself more and more doing steam purchases store stuff inside the browser simply because of tabs.

Protip valve: implement all those things IMMEDIATELY into the steam browser!

http://www.enhancedsteam.com/features.php

Features
Highlights the games and downloadable content you already own
Highlights games on your wishlist
Points out 3rd party DRM on games
Adds DLC categories to the product page
Finds out how much you really save on a bundle
See pricing history for each game
See how much you've spent on your Steam account
Fixes the "No Image Available" images on your wishlist
Displays Metacritic user scores
Gives you widescreen support information from WSGF
Adds an "Add to Cart" button on your wishlist items
Adds an "Empty Cart" button to checkout
Enhances the Steam Community pages
User-controlled options page lets you decide which features to enable
Replaces the Steam Greenlight banner.
Now I doubt that valve would want to do pricing history, and I don't know what the greenlight banner thing means, but most of the rest of those should be easily implementable by valve.

I'm not terribly picky about 3rd party DRM as long as its not too nutso, but its great to more easily know which games I'm looking at have extra layered unneeded crap in them.

This comment was edited on Jul 21, 2013, 18:36.
 
 
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