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#1 jshackles

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:19 PM

Since the Steam Deals thread was being cluttered by talk of the Enhanced Steam extension for Google Chrome and Firefox, I decided to start a new thread in the PC Games Discussion forum to keep everyone updated on new developments, provide links to downloads, and more.

The official site of this plugin can be found at http://www.EnhancedSteam.com.

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Using the "Dev" Version in Chrome

This thread is for users to ask questions, (hopefully I have the answers!) as well as provide feedback, report bugs, and suggest new features!


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#2 Cheaplikeafox OS X

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:22 PM

Awesome! Might I suggest adding a link to this thread under your cool looking Enhanced Steam banner? And I don't know if you plan to have a forum on the official site, but if not maybe this could become the official Enhanced Steam thread on the internets?

#3 jshackles

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:25 PM

Awesome! Might I suggest adding a link to this thread under your cool looking Enhanced Steam banner? And I don't know if you plan to have a forum on the official site, but if not maybe this could become the official Enhanced Steam thread on the internets?


Good idea! I probably won't be hosting my own forum, so for now - this is it! And thanks for the idea of making this it's own thread!

#4 Jugglenaut

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:29 PM

I have to say, I have been way to busy to be on steam this past week, but the few free moments I've had to look at this forum, your add on has excited me. Can't wait to get a chance to try it out for a bit.

#5 motoki

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:33 PM

I admit I never come into the PC Games Discussion forum because it's usually dead, but I'll try to check here regularly now.

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#6 jshackles

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:43 PM

I admit I never come into the PC Games Discussion forum because it's usually dead, but I'll try to check here regularly now.


Yeah I was the same way, but with all of the Enhanced Steam talk going on in the Steam deals thread, I could see why people might be upset that we would constantly be discussing this "non-deal".

Also I'm pretty sure it's easy to "subscribe" to this thread and see it somewhere or get email alerts or something. :-k

#7 Cheaplikeafox OS X

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:47 PM

Yeah, I think you can subscribe by just posting. Or if that doesn't work it should be under the "Thread Tools" thing at the top right.

And I agree the PC section tends to be pretty dead. I have tried at times to be active in posting here, but the threads do not get a lot of traction.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:59 PM

Also I'm pretty sure it's easy to "subscribe" to this thread and see it somewhere or get email alerts or something. :-k


In addition to the "Subscribe to this Thread" under "Thread Tools", if you go to the User CP and select "List Subscriptions", you can select the threads you want and at the bottom use the "Selected Threads" drop down to Update Notification Type. If this is redundant info, than never mind me...

#9 jshackles

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:00 PM

I'll be using this thread and the OP as my kind of "scratchpad" for feature ideas as well. Since Enhanced Steam now integrates with EnhancedSteam.com, we can do some really cool and unique things that weren't possible before (like DLC Categories).

Anyway, thanks to all for their support and ideas for this project!

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:22 PM

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:09 AM

sweet, you got your own thread
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#12 DPsycho

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:51 AM

Love it so far, though the reality is that without a big sale in progress, I'm only checking Steam once a day and often not bothering to click beyond the first page of the storefront. As such, I'm not really getting to see the extension in action.

Definitely served me well while buying Sleeping Dogs DLC during that one crazy half hour, though!

#13 mitch079

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:52 AM

Great add on bro, thanks for putting this together.

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#14 jshackles

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:21 AM

Love it so far, though the reality is that without a big sale in progress, I'm only checking Steam once a day and often not bothering to click beyond the first page of the storefront. As such, I'm not really getting to see the extension in action.

Definitely served me well while buying Sleeping Dogs DLC during that one crazy half hour, though!


Yeah that was a crazy sale! I didn't have ANY DLC for Sleeping Dogs at the time, so I just did an "Add all to cart" and removed the two that weren't on sale. :)

Great add on bro, thanks for putting this together.


No problem! I'm hoping to have v 1.9 up sometime soon that will replace the price history link to SteamGameSales.com and replace it with a custom call to EnhancedSteam.com

#15 crystalklear64

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:42 AM

Does the Steam Client use your default browser?
More to the point, does this enhanced steam thing have any effect if I'm viewing the store through the Steam client rather than on the steam website via my "normal" browser (something I never do)?

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#16 jshackles

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:04 AM

Okay version 1.9 is live on Google and should be updating automatically. Hopefully, this will be the last time that the permissions on the plugin change at all. The new permissions remove www.SteamGameSales.com completely, so it just access store.steampowered.com, steamcommunity.com, and www.enhancedsteam.com

Does the Steam Client use your default browser?
More to the point, does this enhanced steam thing have any effect if I'm viewing the store through the Steam client rather than on the steam website via my "normal" browser (something I never do)?


Unfortunately, no it does not. Although the Steam client uses a Webkit based browser (like Chrome), the browser portion isn't open to any kind of user modification.

#17 DPsycho

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:05 AM

Chrome just now alerted me that it needed new permissions. Odd that it was apparently a 2-hour delay?

#18 HansKaosu

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:20 AM

oh snap.. will have to give this a try when i get home.

#19 akmgmer

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:40 PM

This is such an awesome extension for Chrome. Nice work jshackles! Makes sale time shopping on Steam much easier. You are just an unstoppable force at this point with the constant improvements. Thanks!

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#20 HansKaosu

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

Found a bug

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I'm not sure if its possible but i want a way to hide software.

#21 jshackles

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:47 PM

Found a bug

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I'm not sure if its possible but i want a way to hide software.


Yeah I'm working on the international currencies bug. ;) I'm hoping it'll be fixed in version 2.0 which is coming soon.

As for hiding software, do you want to hide ALL software? Like, the tab at the top, search results, all that?

#22 Zmaj

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:50 PM

Will those "Chrome only" features get enabled on Firefox at a certain point? Or it can't happen?

#23 jshackles

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

Will those "Chrome only" features get enabled on Firefox at a certain point? Or it can't happen?


It can happen, and I'm working on it. Almost all of the "Chrome only" features at this point have to do with Cross Domain scripting. This means that while you're on the store.steampowered.com page (like, the game's page) it has to pull information from another domain, such as steamcommunity.com or enhancedsteam.com, for things like sales history, metacritic scores, etc.

In Chrome, the permissions of the plugin allow for this. In Firefox addons, this seems to be a much more complicated problem. Once I figure it out, I should be able to put all of the current "Chrome only" features into the Firefox plugin. :D

#24 DPsycho

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

Found an oddity in the Chrome version. When clicking through to the pages for the Free DLC items for Sanctum, the Price History ends up returning this: "/W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http:/"

Might need to do an internal check to see whether the item has a price before trying to grab history data.

#25 jshackles

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

Found an oddity in the Chrome version. When clicking through to the pages for the Free DLC items for Sanctum, the Price History ends up returning this: "/W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http:/"

Might need to do an internal check to see whether the item has a price before trying to grab history data.


Thanks for the heads up! I think it should be fixed now. (Nice when it's on the web-service side, and not in the extension code - makes it way easier and faster to update!)

#26 Genocidal

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:16 PM

I feel like this may have already been requested, but is an Empty Cart button feasible? It's a hassle to remove a cart full of DLC if you change your mind or accidentally click the add all button.
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#27 jshackles

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:28 PM

I feel like this may have already been requested, but is an Empty Cart button feasible? It's a hassle to remove a cart full of DLC if you change your mind or accidentally click the add all button.


Actually, that's a great idea and hasn't been asked yet. :D I'll look into it!

#28 HansKaosu

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:18 AM

Yeah I'm working on the international currencies bug. ;) I'm hoping it'll be fixed in version 2.0 which is coming soon.

As for hiding software, do you want to hide ALL software? Like, the tab at the top, search results, all that?


Like the official DLC filter, just have a button that hides the software from the front page. i dont mind the software tab it just annoying to see software on the new games list.

#29 jshackles

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

Like the official DLC filter, just have a button that hides the software from the front page. i dont mind the software tab it just annoying to see software on the new games list.


I'll see what I can do, but the DLC filter is a function of their own Javascript, so I'm not sure if I'll be albe to override that or not. More on this soon.

Additionally, I've been working on the "International Currencies" bug. When I first developed this plugin, I wasn't exactly expecting people from around the world to use it! I think I've got all the code I need now to make this work with all of the currencies that Steam currently supports:

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#30 Cheaplikeafox OS X

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:02 PM

That's pretty awesome with the currencies. I would also love an empty cart button. Would make turning away from those impulse purchases a little easier.