James  [developer] Feb 7 @ 11:29am
Game Notifications
Hi everyone!

Please use this thread for discussing your impressions of the new game notifications.
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Sparky Stardust Summers Feb 7 @ 1:46pm 
This game's still active?
matburton Feb 7 @ 4:36pm 
I hope this will be in addition to the normal e-mail notifications?

Thanks for the new feature :-D
diegov_ Feb 8 @ 12:19am 
I tried the preview beta but I had a couple of issues:

1. There's no sound in the game. If I disable the beta I get sound again. I've switched back and forth between beta and stable a couple of times, same result. I should mention that I don't have pulseaudio installed, so audio goes straight to ALSA.

2. The game asked if I wanted to enable notifications, I selected yes, and then I got an error message: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=225627732

Basic system info:
Debian GNU/Linux testing (jessie) (64 bit)
Kernel Name: Linux
Kernel Version: 3.12-1-amd64
X Server Vendor: The X.Org Foundation
X Server Release: 11405000
X Window Manager: compiz
Steam Runtime Version: steam-runtime-release_2014-02-05

I'm running the beta steam client.

Thanks,
Diego
MangoFusion  [developer] Feb 8 @ 2:38am 
@mattburton yes

@diegov thanks for the report, I've fixed the error. Not sure about the sound though, might have to get James to look into that.
Tomaš Nepotrébko Feb 9 @ 7:52am 
I am in the preview beta but I don't recieve any notifications. Steam asked me if I want to turn them on and I clicked 'Yes'. Is there anything else I should do to enable notifications?
MangoFusion  [developer] Feb 9 @ 11:30am 
@herohascome Unfortunately you currently need to challenge someone who has registered in the game notifications beta. For example if you challenge me (MangoFusion), it should create a notification in steam.

We're investigating removing this restriction.
MangoFusion  [developer] Feb 10 @ 3:51am 
Just pushed an update to the server. Notifications should now be created even if only one player is using a steam account, making this feature far more useful.
James  [developer] Feb 10 @ 4:35am 
Originally posted by diegov_:
1. There's no sound in the game. If I disable the beta I get sound again. I've switched back and forth between beta and stable a couple of times, same result. I should mention that I don't have pulseaudio installed, so audio goes straight to ALSA.
Hi Diego,
Sorry, I forgot to include the OpenAL library when I was putting together the beta. I've updated it now so sound should be working again.
diegov_ Feb 10 @ 1:05pm 
Ok sound's working in the beta now, thanks James.
Ankon Feb 12 @ 8:32am 
Hello, I´ve tried a match with the notifications and for the moment I´ve really liked it. I like how it launches the directly into the match and how the turns "replace" one another keeping the list nice and clear.
Are you going to add something similar to frozen Endzone? If it used the same list it would be a nice place to have control over the active matches from both games.
Cheers.
James  [developer] Feb 12 @ 12:06pm 
Ankon,
We're definitely going to use this for Endzone. The notifications will show up in the same part of Steam but they will be divided in to two lists (one for each game).
Lumen Melano Feb 12 @ 5:31pm 
Tried a match with notifications and it seemed to work well. Although I thought it was a little confusing when I got a notification after winning a match and I went to the notification and it said that "I won the game with 50 points, blah, blah, blah". So I clicked the X to get rid of the notification and it prompted me if I did that I wouldn't notified for any future notifications from that game. Of course I would receive any more notifications for a completed game (except maybe comments?), so perhaps remove the prompt for completed games.
Mavi ツ Feb 16 @ 4:20am 
can someone take a screenshot of the said notifications? I want to see how they look like. Thank you very much in advance!
Last edited by Mavi ツ; Feb 16 @ 4:21am
Jay Feb 16 @ 6:43am 
Originally posted by Mavi ツ:
can someone take a screenshot of the said notifications? I want to see how they look like. Thank you very much in advance!
Here ya go. It pops up on the bottom right side of the screen.
http://imgur.com/dZyG0Gn
Last edited by Jay; Feb 16 @ 8:10am
Ankon Feb 17 @ 12:44am 
To add to Jay´s image, this is what it looks like when you get the notification while you are offline:
http://i57.tinypic.com/2i21zpe.jpg
Cheers.
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