Steam Music Participant does precisely what it feels like
Valve’s recreation distribution service has been going by way of lots of small modifications just lately: not solely has Steam been given a recent coat of paint and a utterly redesigned storefront, however now it performs music, too. This is not a complete shock, in fact — Valve has been testing music playback for months, and even rolled the function out to beta customers over the summer time — however now Steam Music Participant is obtainable to anybody operating the newest model of the shopper. It is a fairly easy addition, too: Steam scrubs your PC’s widespread (or manually outlined) music folders for MP3s and, nicely, performs them.
It does get a little extra complicated — the music participant is accessible within the shopper’s recreation overlay, which suggests you possibly can management and play music with out alt-tabbing again to the desktop. It additionally gives a simple strategy to take heed to soundtracks of supported video games, however this a part of the expertise is a bit clunky: since Steam provides soundtracks as recreation DLC, it seems that a lot of the service’s music cannot be downloaded individually from the sport itself. If Portal 2 is not put in, neither is the sport’s music. Want some music to check it out with? Valve no less than has you coated right here: Half-Life, Half-Life 2 and each Portal video games are seventy five% off in celebration of the brand new function, and all of these video games include free soundtrack DLC. Neat.