Do you know the problem too? In times of ever-expanding game worlds, it happens again and again that you ask yourself in the course of your adventure: where was that one important NPC again? Somewhere I had seen a tempting treasure chest? And what about Lester?
We don’t have an answer to the last question either, you have to gothic 3 play. In all other cases, the new Steam update will be a blessing for you!
This gives the interface, which can be called up at any time in the game, a few really useful features – but currently only for the beta client, as a Valve employee has announced:
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Useful ingame notebook: Yes, you read that right, in the future you will be able to take notes quickly and easily in any Steam game without any additional programs in the background or your smartphone. They can either be activated via the callable in-game overlay (by default: Shift+Tab) and even displayed as a semi-transparent box in the game itself.
Your notes will be included synchronized via cloudso are available on any PC you log into Steam on. Of course, the fun also works completely offline.
The notes can be extremely helpful, especially in very extensive or complex games such as The Witcher 3 or Elden Ring. It certainly can’t hurt the memory in a From software game
Do not die! to be constantly displayed in the corner of my eye, ahem.
Custom overlays in games: Notes aren’t the only window you can view directly in-game with the new update. Whether guides, forums, videos or a custom page in the Steam web browser – with the help of freely adjustable transparency you can keep an eye on all this information directly in the game.
Improved UI: The rest of the interface, which you can call up during a game, has also been given an optical makeover. Above all, the revised notification tab and the improved screenshot manager catch the eye.
Attention Steam Deck users: If you own a Valve handheld, you’ll still be able to enjoy the new features, but only if you launch Steam from desktop mode at this time! If you use the much more pleasant console interface, you have to be patient!
How do I get into the beta program?
If you’d like to try out the innovations for yourself right now, but have never participated in the Steam beta program, here are a few quick instructions:
- Open Steam, click on the entry in the menu bar at the top
Steamand then up
- Navigates to the menu item
- There you can now click on client beta participation
Changeclick and sign up for the beta.
- Steam will then automatically install the latest beta update.
Of course, you can opt out of the beta program at any time!
Did our role-playing expert Steffi let out a cheer when she read this message? After all, not long ago, she passionately wrote a column in which she requested a feature that bears a striking resemblance to the Steam Notes:
Have you already installed and tried out the new Steam update on your computer? If so, how do you like the new functions, especially the digital sticky note? Do you have any other features on your personal wish list that you absolutely want to make it to the Steam client one day? Tell us about them in the comments!