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Author Topic: N.A.N.Y 2024: ChunkPatcher (Steam "What's New" Remover)  (Read 2430 times)


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N.A.N.Y 2024: ChunkPatcher (Steam "What's New" Remover)
« on: December 17, 2023, 12:50 AM »
NANY 2024 Entry Information

Application Name ChunkPatcher
Short Description Removes the obnoxious Steam "What's New" section.
Supported OSes Windows 10/11
Download Link
System Requirements.NET Framework 4.8.0
Version History
  • - Initial release.
  • - The application no longer requires administrative permission to work properly.
  • - Added an option in the INI file to adjust the check interval (seconds).
  • - Fixed minor bug, removed application window from alt-tab.
  • - Modified code to work with Steam's May 2024 patch.
Author Grumpy Coder

This is based on Kopert solution to removing the obnoxious Steam What's New section, because Valve couldn't be bothered to make it optional for some stupid reason.

The application runs in the background to monitor the chunk css file, and when it detects it has been poisoned modified by Steam, it will automatically patch it for you.
It will first close Steam, patch the file, and re-launch Steam when it's done. The whole process should take a few seconds.

Planned Features
You tell me.

2023-12-17 09_41_36-.pngN.A.N.Y 2024: ChunkPatcher (Steam "What's New" Remover)

The application is portable, just extract it somewhere safe, and run the exe file.

Using the Application
The application is completely automated, and there's no real UI. It relies on an INI file for settings.
I don't suggest you mess around with it (INI) unless you know what you're doing, though.

Delete it.

If you don't like seeing the popup window every time, just change the QuickPatch to 1, in the INI file, and restart the application.
You can adjust the checking interval, by changing the "CheckInterval" in the INI file (number of seconds).

Known Issues
None that I know of.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2024, 12:48 PM by GrumpyCoder, Reason: Version »