The Steam overlay

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The Steam overlay

Post by knutremi » Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:26 pm

Did you know that the Steam overlay (Shift + Tab) can be used with more than just Steam games? In the bottom left of your library, there's this menu that lets you add a game that's not from Steam. You can do this with Minecraft for instance.

You can do group chats in the Steam overlay. Just open a chat via the friend list, click the big dropdown button, then invite a friend to the conversation. You can do that to me when ever you'd like.

One advantage of the overlay compared to Skype, is that you get in-game notifications and can access them immediately without minimizing the window. When gaming this is often a big deal. Steam is also available for iPhone and Android. Another advantage is that we get to keep in touch even while playing other games.
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Re: The Steam overlay

Post by porwerboy » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:12 pm

After reading this I pressed Shift+Tab expecting to go to the Forums home... You put a spell on me XD
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