Steam client update released

A Steam client update is now available. To apply the update, click the File menu inside of Steam and then select "Check for Steam Client Updates...". The specific changes include:

Steam Client
  • Fixed an issue on Windows 2000 requiring the SP4 update rollup 1 package to be installed for Steam to run
  • Fixed in-game overlay generating spurious D3D11 debug runtime warnings about CSSetUnorderedAccessViews when running on downlevel hardware
  • Fix regression causing a crash on exit in the in-game overlay
  • Small startup performance optimization to not initialize settings dialog data until needed
  • Fix the you have been logged in elsewhere dialog to not leave Steam in a broken state on Cancel
  • Support for a forthcoming news URL format change
  • Fixed Retail not prompting for a CD key when creating a new account
  • Fixed VGUI crashing when the number of panels was very large (ie, for users with huge friends/clan membership lists)
  • Decreased number of VGUI panels active at once for friends list
  • Decreased the time it takes Steam to launch some games
  • Fixed memory leak when resizing in-game overlay web browser
  • Fixed potential failure or client hang when failing talking to content server directory servers
  • Fixed overlapping text for pending group invites in the friends list invites section
  • Fixed error message “You don't currently have any games ready to backup..” when restoring a previous game backup
  • Fixed Cloud changing last modified times on clouded files.
  • Fixed the Cloud sync transfer rate display in list viewSteamworks - Fixed case where building an installer could randomly fail due to an error in the Microsoft crypto library