Featured Steam Controller 3D Design Assets Released

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  1. Omnomnick

    Omnomnick Retired Lead Content Creator
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    May 29, 2007
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    During the build-up to the Steam Controller's launch throughout 2014 and 2015, Valve repeatedly referenced potentially allowing the device to be modded and changed by the community similar to open-source software. Although nothing initially evolved from this concept within the first 4-5 months of the Steam Controller's life, Valve's Greg Matelich has today released the original 3D geometry used to design and create the controller. Files within the bundle can be used to view, edit, or even 3D print components, potentially modifying the controller is ways unseen by Valve.

    The license for the use of these files, and the potential sale of Steam Controller mods, is outlined below.
    Put simply: this means consumers are free to open up their Steam Controller and modify it how they see fit, at the expense of their warranty. Mods can only be created for private use and cannot be sold without official authorisation from Valve (which itself is unlikely to ever happen). Unfortunately, these files can currently only be downloaded via a relatively slow Dropbox link, found here. Still - it's always interesting looking forward to what kind of interesting inventions the community will inevitably create.
    Source: PC Gamer
  2. Adul

    Adul Medic

    Jun 26, 2013
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    Valve really should have some kind of content delivery system, instead of relying on external services, like Dropbox.

    Oh, wait...
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  3. Clan Wolf 2

    Clan Wolf 2 Hunter

    Feb 25, 2014
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    better to put the load on someone else, than thru valve servers. enough bottlenecks there
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  4. Otto-Grainer

    Aug 13, 2006
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    Yeah, so many people must've accessed the file that they made the link slow, but surely there can't be many people who are that interested?
    At least, not many I know who would benefit from having the files, or even able to open them.
    I mean, 5 KB? I'm surprised that's putting on any load at all. You'd think Valve would certainly be able to host a 5kb size file.

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