Originally Posted by pilger
I've read the release notes on both extensions and they seem to do the same thing.
What is the main difference between the two of them? And when should I use one or another?
The SteamTools extension is built against OpenSteamWorks
The SteamWorks extension is built against Valve's SteamWorks SDK
(and includes some of the redistributable files from version 1.28).
More importantly, though... SteamTools is only guaranteed to work on Team Fortress 2, while SteamWorks should work on any Valve game.