At the time, Steam's primary function was streamlining the patch process common in online computer games.
Though initially developed for use on Microsoft Windows operating systems, versions for OS X and Linux were later released.
Mobile apps with connected functionality with the main software were later released for i OS, Android, and Windows Phone devices in the 2010s.
This decision was met with concerns about software ownership, software requirements, and issues with overloaded servers demonstrated previously by the Counter-Strike rollout.
and Valve announced that Steam had become profitable because of some highly successful Valve games.
Use the Operating System, video card name & manufacturer, and driver version information to search your video card or computer manufacturer's site for updated drivers which will be compatible with your system.
While your video hardware may meet the system requirements of the game you are playing, using outdated drivers may prevent the game from displaying correctly.Canadian publisher Strategy First announced in December 2005 that it would partner with Valve for digital distribution of current and future titles.Valve's Half-Life 2 was the first game to require installation of the Steam client to play, even for retail copies.Do not run this process for multiple games at the same time.English, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Greek, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian Steam is a digital distribution platform developed by Valve Corporation, which offers digital rights management (DRM), multiplayer gaming, video streaming and social networking services.If a driver is not available or is not compatible with your system (as with some Sony notebooks), you may be able to install a modified third party driver using