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Template:Friends beta

Yay, I started stuff. --STUART (TALKTemplate:E-Template:-) 17:03, 8 Mar 2006 (PST)

If something on the page is totaly pointless, can it be deleted? Im talking about a duplicate bug being posted. The poster didnt even leave their name. Etalon

If there's no contribution, as in "The text disappears if the link would be viewable" is the submitted one and the new one is "uh liek sum1 screwed upp!!!!!!11 links i cnat see", then yes. However, if it brings new information to light then it should be merged into the existing report. --Alph Tech STUART 22:31, 6 Feb 2006 (PST)

We ought to start a not-an-issue section to move issues to, like the clipboard issue someone reported. EAi 15:19, 7 Feb 2006 (PST)

I do agree, that clipboard "issue" is just cluttering things up. Its obvious there is no problem. Etalon

Biggest annoyance of test... I'm not running the Friends beta anymore - did for a day or two. But my email is in an example screenshot, and people keep trying to add me. Even though I am NOT running Friends beta, i get prompted to accept the connect. People also can send me messages, but I can't reply to them at all. So if someone adds me or messages me and I don't answer, you'll know why :^) --Holtt 08:36, 20 Feb 2006 (PST)

Minidumps building up

In every game's folder a collection of MDMP files are building up, even though the games never crashed. It seems likely they are produced by Friends and explain why it keep locking up temporarily, and probably why it isn't working ingame right now. How many others are getting this problem? I would file it as a bug, but it seems to have coincided with my new router (with the appropriate ports open, unless they've changed in the new version). --TomEdwards 14:28, 8 Feb 2006 (PST)

Reproduced—ts2do 19:15, 8 Feb 2006 (PST)
It's stopped now, must have been a server thing.--TomEdwards 11:03, 10 Feb 2006 (PST)

Table of contents

How can I get the Wiki to display it? I've tried adding some empty sections but that didn't work. —Pizzahut 06:22, 10 Feb 2006 (PST)

It's hidden because it is so huge.--TomEdwards 07:23, 10 Feb 2006 (PST)

Page is ridiculously long

Should build an archive / some other way to divide on multiple pages, Friends_Beta/Your_Title_Here for example. Jupix 02:42, 3 Mar 2006 (PST)

Maybe there should be pages for already fixed bugs and for the stuttering reports. -- Koraktor
How about one additional page for bugs and bug fixes, and another page for suggestions and implemented? --Pizzahut 03:20, 3 Mar 2006 (PST)
This sounds good to me. Friends Beta/Bugs, Friends Beta/Suggestions. What about a separate page for Friends Beta/Updates? Jupix 03:29, 3 Mar 2006 (PST)
I think this page should be considered for this consolidation effort as well: UIBugs jeradc 08:37, 3 Mar 2006 (PST)
I've done a load of edits and moved the users to test with, march 2nd changelog and fixed issues sections to their own pages. EAi 17:35, 3 Mar 2006 (PST)
Don't quite feel up to it, but someone ought to move the fixed issues downwards after the march 2nd update. EAi 17:41, 3 Mar 2006 (PST)
I moved Bug reports and fixed bugs into their own pages and styled the other links to reach a satisfactory level of consistency. For now, it looks quite good to me. Comments? Also, I'd like to suggest that the release history be reformatted (dates into numeral forms and so on). Furthermore, there's something wrong with the table of contents, it seems to be fixed to its current state and doesn't want to appear automatically if the fixed code is removed. Jupix 03:34, 4 Mar 2006 (PST)
The table of contents is turned off for the page because otherwise it'll get really long. Just modify the fake table of contents manually. Its not ideal, but I don't think you can specify the heading levels that a TOC encompasses. EAi 07:41, 4 Mar 2006 (PST)
I've pretied the page up and generally made links worked and removed redundant TOC entries... Looks much nicer. Give me a prize ;) EAi 08:03, 4 Mar 2006 (PST)
Awesome job, *hands over prize* FishBrainX
Should the "fake" table of contents just be links to the other pages, instead to sections that only contain links to other pages? Either way, the page does look significantly better. jeradc 08:28, 06 Mar 2006 [PST]
I've done this. Looks even better :) EAi 16:36, 6 Mar 2006 (PST)
I've now made the options box into a template and added it to all the beta pages. Looks nice imo :) EAi 16:53, 6 Mar 2006 (PST)
Well done. :) --Pizzahut 04:20, 7 Mar 2006 (PST)
Yeah, looks nice, good job! Jupix 05:19, 7 Mar 2006 (PST)
Yeah, that's the way we do things DOWN TOWN, BOYEE! --Alph Tech STUART 18:17, 7 Mar 2006 (PST)

Priority

I know it is somewhat subjective, but maybe we should build a list of priority issues. Currently the really important issues (like the in-game server browser being tottally screwed in half-life 1 mods) are hidden away in the list of things people have always wanted in Steam... What do people think? EAi

New Hardware Survey

How do I get to this? --STUART (TALKTemplate:E-Template:-) 17:04, 8 Mar 2006 (PST)

It'll appear if you restart steam with the beta. EAi 19:09, 8 Mar 2006 (PST)

10th March Update

Couple of things I've noticed that look interesting... In Steam\Bin, smp.exe, or Steam Media Player. Looks like movies are coming to Steam soon. Also, Steam\Public\P2PDownload.res. Hello Bittorrent-style Steam functionality. --AiusEpsi 15:21, 10 Mar 2006 (PST)

If you load it up in a debugger it does infact say Steam Media Player, it maybe related to this topic http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=83292 also it is using imports from MediaPlayer, load up the p2pdownload and it talks about, ShareRatio, don't know if this should be here. If not delete. --Sarkie

I managed to get a movie to play, it does a nice fade to black then plays the movie. ^Ben 16:37, 10 Mar 2006 (PST)
This bad boy can also stream files from the internet ^Ben 16:37, 10 Mar 2006 (PST)
Stop talking and post some pics!! ;)--RP 16:39, 10 Mar 2006 (PST)

mediaplayer0yy.jpg

It's fullscreen but you can use the standard wmp controls to work it ^Ben 16:42, 10 Mar 2006 (PST)