The Steam Controller gets new features in latest Steam Beta update

By Jamie Dalzell, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 03:14 GMT

Valve continues to tinker with its latest piece of hardware, to surprising effect.

Sure, Steam updates are a dime a dozen, and often have a habit of starting at the most inopportune of times. But anyone sporting the new Steam Controller may well want to give this latest update a look.

Hitting the Steam Client Beta yesterday, the update includes a number of new features for Valve’s little controller that could. Including the ability to bind ‘Take Screenshot’ and ‘Show Keyboard’ actions, among others which you’ll find below:

Steam Controller

  • Added user definable action sets for legacy games.
  • Users can now add additional action sets with their own sets of bindings. Action sets can be added/deleted/named as appropriate and selected via a binding. Note that unlike mode-shifts, action sets completely replace all currently active bindings, and can have their own mode shifts and so forth.
  • Added New Controller Action binding types which will expand in the future with bindings that are not specific to the game, but rather higher level, as noted below.
  • Added Change Action Set Binding – sets the action set to the next or a specified action set when used.
  • Added Show Keyboard Binding – shows the on-screen keyboard
  • Added Take Screenshot Binding – takes a screenshot
  • Removed hard coded desktop keyboard shortcut (stick click) and replaced it with controller action binding in the default desktop configuration.
  • Fixed some cases of non-steam games not applying controller settings. Ensure that “Allow Launchers” option is off for this to take effect.
  • Fixed controllers not turning off on Suspend power mode in Desktop mode which could cause zombie controllers to be seen over wireless
  • Fixed Horizontal Invert setting not working on Mouse Joystick

You’ll find the full patch notes over at the Steam Client Beta Community Group.

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