...you didn't think I'd let this survive unchanged, did you?
I actually posted an older version of this icon on my website a while back, but I've now updated it with a lot of shading tweaks and some newly drawn retina sizes.
It was my intention to release this icon many months ago along with a lengthy blog post detailing an obscure method to circumvent Steam's built-in checksums and modify the running icon used for Steam.app—replacing the icon through normal methods only applies so long as Steam isn't running; it reverts as soon as the app launches. Unfortunately for me, Steam updated their client a few days before I finished the blog post, and my method no longer works.
You can download the icon from either the attachment or from my website, and I'd love to hear any feedback. Ideas on how to get the running icon changed are also appreciated :)
6 months ago
I love Steam and your works.
Yes. Much better.
Yep, better! :) And standard Steam app gui ugly too.
Really cool icon!
Everytime you open steam the app will check the size of the icon and all the graphic stuff and download a new file if the size is not right.
The light on the top of the icon is great :)
@Jérôme Détraz I'm aware of this. In previous versions I was able to modify the manifest txt file with new byte values for each file. Unfortunately, now it looks like it's got an additional method of checking, either through a new manifest or some other technique. All of the icon files were moved, too, and there's a lot of redundancy that makes finding the correct things to modify confusing :(
Lovin' this. About time I changed the Steam icon. Thanks, Ollin!
Also, Dribbblers! Add me on stream: cjmlgrto :D
Nice man, what games do you play on Steam? CS:S?
@Nick Chamberlin I play CSGO everyday for a couple of hours. Maybe we should create a Dribbble clan?
@Nick Chamberlin @Ashley Staggs TF2 pretty much exclusively, I'm afraid :)
@Ashley Staggs haha I wish I had enough time to still play, I was playing CS since 1.6, I'm actually still pretty good, I got CS:GO but haven't played it much, they keep changing the way the game works and the hitboxes, super frustrating trying to get used to a new CS game.
Rest is cool except, is that line supposed to make it look chrome-ish?
@Xalion™ Yeah :)
@Ollin Looks good at small sizes.
@Ollin I love it!
Big improvement over the original.
How to get this to be the running icon:
• Contact Valve
• Bitchslap Valve
• Show them this icon
• Wait till the next update
BTW, great job!
@Jacopo Bassan aha yea I guess this is the best solution
I love you honey
@Ollin I found a little trick... if you drag and drop your icon over the small Steam icon of the information panel of the app (cmd + i), Steam will use the old one when the app is open and when the app is close your icon is back
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