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Anyone else having issues with Steam since the library update?

TillerTiller Member EpicPosts: 8,167
Seriously every time I exit a game Steam freezes up. I've tried some of the suggested fixes, seems it might just be broken. I can't say I really like this side bar and shelf feature, it's harder to find the games I'm looking for. The only thing I do somewhat like is how game info is all in one place, like community hub ect.



  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 13,106
    No problems so far for me.
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,794
    I had those freezing issues for a while during the beta phase, but not since.

    You can try setting the Library rendered to "Low Performance Mode" but that didn't help me. You can also disable "Community Content" in settings so it won't try and load all that info.

    In my instance I have a large library ~350 titles. I also created a lot of custom categories (most dynamic). There is a toggle to display all games or just installed games. If the toggle displayed "all games" my client would often freeze until I exited Steam and restarted. If the toggle was set to just show installed games I didn't get the freezes.

    My guess is that the long dynamic lists couple with a bunch of new visual data to download and cache caused my issues. I also keep only installed games visible unless I'm actually downloading new games. I hope it works out for you.
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  • MendelMendel Member EpicPosts: 3,381
    Steam is a bit sluggish with the new Library.  I haven't experienced a lock up like described above, but I have almost constant problems with the sidebar not refreshing its graphics completely after another window overlays it.  I'll frequently get a sidebar with the top 10 or 15 games just missing because a game opened a Launch window.  The sidebar also seems to lose 'focus' and the scroll wheel won't operate normally.  Annoying and unpolished, but not critical errors (so far).  My list of games is only 71, so it doesn't appear to be related to an excessively large library.

    I haven't really messed with the shelf feature so far.

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  • AkulasAkulas Member RarePosts: 2,530
    The 5th November 2019 client build should have fixed that.

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  • MendelMendel Member EpicPosts: 3,381
    Akulas said:
    The 5th November 2019 client build should have fixed that.
    It didn't fix the problem I was talking about.  Happened about 5 times today.  The freezing issue, maybe, I don't know.

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  • newbismxnewbismx Member UncommonPosts: 156
    No problems for me except for the fact I freaking hate it.
  • TillerTiller Member EpicPosts: 8,167
    I have over 370 titles, not sure if that is part of the problem. I did clear my DL cache to see if that had anything to do with it. I don't want to have uninstall Steam and all games just to troubleshoot it, I guess I'll just deal with the crashes.

    The only two games I have been playing lately is GTA and Two Point Hospital. As soon as I close a game out the Steam viewer library page is stuck in loading mode and the store won't load at all. Seems to be Steam Bootstrapper that crashes.

  • H0urg1assH0urg1ass Member EpicPosts: 2,278
    I'm not having problems with it when I play or quit games, but goddamn do they really have to copy the Epic Game interface?

    I mean, I'm not one of those ravenously angry people at Epic Games exclusives, but their interface is busy, crowded, terrible at relaying information and laggy as shit and I didn't want to see it take hold on steam at all.
  • ArteriusArterius Member EpicPosts: 2,059
    No problems here but I mostly use GoG now a days. Only game I play is Planet Zoo off of Steam and load it from desktop
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,794

    • Brought back Small Mode library view and updated to work with Steam Collections and the new Steam Library
    • Added a library setting to hide game icons in the Steam Library’s left column game list
    • Fixed download progress bar and status wrapping to a second line on game pages on smaller windows
    • Compressed game page links bar to one line on smaller Steam windows
    • Post-game summary, game review reminder and other dynamic content on game pages will now fill only one column on wider Steam windows
    • Fixed occasional crashes caused when uninstalling games
    • Fixed Steam client crash after exiting some AutoCloud-enabled games
    • Fixed a case where game icons would sometimes not properly be downloaded and used for the game's desktop shortcut when installing a game. For for previously installed games affected by the problem, validating game contents and recreating the shortcuts should fix the issue.
    • Removed auto-creation of Documents/Downloads directory.
    • Updated vaapi decoding to libva2 compatibility
    • Fixes to free disk space checks to address issues with some NFS mounts
    • Fixed Steam Input F12 binding

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  • chambordinchambordin Member UncommonPosts: 180
    yeah, my eyes have been bleeding uncontrollably since.
  • psychosiz1psychosiz1 Member UncommonPosts: 166
    I have some issues sometime but they are infrequent and don't seem to be related to your issue,  I do hope you can get it resolved.  
  • GorweGorwe Member EpicPosts: 6,240
    Now that you mention it, I've been having some issues as of late. Could it indeed be related to lib update?
  • bentrimbentrim Member UncommonPosts: 248
    Mine also has frozen completely twice....hard boot out. Wont be on steam for a while.
  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,573
    I guess I am lucky - zero issues with steam since update 
  • fyehu43fyehu43 Newbie CommonPosts: 22
    Nope, just the occasional lagging here and there.

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  • Agent_JosephAgent_Joseph Member UncommonPosts: 1,331
    no trouble but hate those changes,I wish it is optional,I am like more  old style

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  • LvercanLvercan Newbie CommonPosts: 1
    edited November 18
    I once encountered a similar problem and also tried to set the Library to "Low Performance Mode", which didn’t help. I even had to go to since I used this as a basis for my scientific experiment, in the context of the deadline I urgently needed a case study writing help. Then I installed the 5th November 2019 client build and everything works fine. Let's see how long it lasts.
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  • TillerTiller Member EpicPosts: 8,167
    New update today with the fix

    "Fixed Steam client crash after exiting some AutoCloud-enabled games"

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