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There's a new Steam Beta client available. To access the Beta, go to File -> Settings, and on the Account tab will be a drop down. Select Steam Client Candidate, and then allow Steam to restart itself. Here are the specific changes:

- Improved cache defragmenter to both defragment at the OS level and internal files
- Fixed apps getting stuck when downloading
- Added audio recording device selection for voice chat
- Added push-to-talk support for voice chat

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YES @ fixed apps getting stuck while downloading. That's ALL my downloads did. As much as I hate DRM and such, you got to love Steam.
    
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Interesting....

I'll have to give this a shot.
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YaY! I love beta's.
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Awesome find, I just enrolled myself in the beta!
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Yep Im in, on all of my updates I had to pause then resume updating to dowload it
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updating now!
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I was hoping this was part of the movement to get CS:S multi-threaded.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Limes View Post
I was hoping this was part of the movement to get CS:S multi-threaded.
Why would it need to be multi-threaded?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AKAeric View Post
Why would it need to be multi-threaded?
Better performance on laptops with a 1.6GHz Turion X2 and a mobile 8200GT graphics card? Source has always been really CPU limited, but virtually any desktop CPU made after 2004 is enough to run Counterstrike: Source maxed out (not necessarily including AA) with a decent GPU...
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