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Jul 8, 2014
Community Announcements - Rubat
FIXES

  • Fixed item pickups not being collectable in some cases
  • Fixed env_microphone not always transmitting NPC voices in multiplayer
  • Fixed some textures on gm_construct having an incorrect normal map when running under DX8
  • Fixed console crash on some machines
  • Fixed another possible exploit with CNetChan::SendFile
  • Fixed an exploit allowing access to any file on a client machine
  • Fixed vehicle noclip exploit
  • Fixed SMG viewmodel animation glitch when firing exactly 3 shots in a single burst
  • Fixed inaccurate text selection in RichText controls


IMPROVEMENTS

  • Files with an incorrect extension can no longer be loaded as modules
  • Loose .vcd files can now be loaded without having to be compiled into scenes.image


TTT

  • Fixes

    • Admin commands no longer appear in "last words"
    • Fixed a minor issue with teleporter effects

  • Additions

    • Added lag compensation to the crowbar's secondary attack
    • Added TTTPlayerUsedHealthstation hook


COMMUNITY

  • Fixes

    • Fixed vehicle third person affecting cameras
    • Fixed shipped weapons creating errors when given to NPCs
    • Fixed SimpleDoF to properly work with cameras
    • Fixed return values of draw.SimpleText
    • Fixed big numbers not sending properly with net.WriteTable
    • Fixed gmod_admin_cleanup/gmod_cleanup errors when run in a dedicated server console
    • Fixed vehicles not duplicating their skin, bodygroups, etc
    • Fixed derma.SkinTexture
    • Fixed longstanding thruster crash exploit
    • Fixed pasted ragdolls with duplicator being in T pose until you touch them (still happens for saves though, sorry)
    • Fixed snow footsteps
    • Fixed some base weapons (Alyx gun, HL1 grenade) being .357 clones

  • Improvements

    • Post Process effects are no longer saved across restarts
    • Hidden some useless HL2 maps
    • Updated jQuery/AngularJS
    • draw.SimpleTextOutlined now returns same thing as draw.SimpleText
    • Lua errors notification only stays for 10 seconds instead of 30
    • Clicking "Resize" in spawnicon right click menu no longer automatically rerenders the icon.
    • Fancified Bouncy Ball
    • Updated server browser looks
    • Bots are no longer counted towards player count in server browser
    • Sort addons and games alphabetically in Browse
    • Made player_manager.TranslateToPlayerModelName case insensitive
    • Tweaked some tools

      • Tweaked default values for some of the tools, tweaked limits in context panels for some of the tools
      • Added right click option for lamp tool to copy settings of another lamp
      • Deprecated settings/controls/*.txt, noone uses it, serves no benefit.

    • Improved context menu properties in various ways

      • Now works properly when you look from camera/driving a vehicle
      • Fixed some issues with "Drive" property and cameras


  • Additions

    • Added team.SetColor(index, color)
    • Added Angle:SnapTo(component, degrees)
    • Added IsColor, net.WriteColor, net.ReadColor


LUA

  • Fixes

    • Fixed Entity:PhysicsFromMesh building a deformed collision mesh
    • Fixed PhysicsCollide entity callback missing information about the entity which was collided with
    • Fixed IMaterial:GetMatrix crashing the game
    • Fixed sound.Add not working on dedicated servers
    • Fixed ents.FindByClass not interpreting wildcards correctly
    • Fixed util.CRC not working correctly on strings with embedded zeroes
    • Fixed util.JSONToTable losing precision for large integer values
    • Fixed Entity:GetBoneController returning a truncated value
    • Fixed Entity:SetHitboxSet not working properly with an integer parameter
    • Fixed NPC:FoundEnemySound, LostEnemySound, FearSound, IdleSound and AlertSound not calling their appropriate equivalent in the engine
    • Fixed InnerAngle and OuterAngle parameters not doing anything in lights created by DynamicLight()
    • Fixed util.TableToJSON crashing when passed a table containing keys that aren't strings or numbers

  • Improvements

    • Updated LuaJIT to version 2.0.3
    • Reverted Entity:IsValid to its old behaviour
    • Changed Entity:PhysicsInitBox behaviour to be more consistent with Entity:PhysicsInitConvex (no longer creates a broken physics object in some cases)
    • game.GetWorld is now shared
    • Player:HasWeapon and Player:GetWeapon are now shared
    • Entity(0) now returns the world on both server and client
    • Entities can now have up to 64 DT vars of each type (except strings)
    • Player:Kick and Player:Ban kick/ban reasons are now optional and may contain newlines
    • SWEP holdtypes are now properly networked
    • Vector and angle access using a numerical index rather than x/y/z is now slightly faster
    • gui.OpenURL now clamps URLs to 511 characters max
    • Added safeguards to mesh library functions
    • Entity:GetMaxHealth() is now shared again and properly networked
    • Entity:DrawViewModel now takes an optional second argument which controls which viewmodel to show/hide (defaults to 0)
    • Moved Entity:Disposition, GetActivity, IsNPCMoving, IsUnreachable to NPC:Disposition, GetActivity, IsMoving, IsUnreachable
    • Trace tables now accept an "output" parameter which may contain the table in which trace results should be written
    • sound.PlayFile and sound.PlayURL callbacks now receive an error ID and error name as their second and third parameters if an error occurs
    • Weapon:CallOnClient second argument is now optional
    • Moved Player:PlayScene, NPC:PlayScene and NextBot:PlayScene to Entity metatable
    • Entity:PlayScene second argument (delay) is now optional
    • MsgC can now print text with several colors in a single call
    • Moved Player:Freeze, GodEnable, GodDisable, IsFrozen, HasGodMode to Lua
    • Clamped pitch between -90 and 90 instead of -180 and 180 for AngleRand
    • util.KeyValuesToTable and util.KeyValuesToTablePreserveOrder now accept a third parameter which prevents keys from becoming lowercased when set to true
    • vgui.LoadControlsFromFile/LoadControlsFromString now properly creates scripted panels
    • Optimized vgui.LoadControlsFromString

  • Additions

    • Added Entity:PhysicsDestroy()
    • Added Weapon:GetHoldType()
    • Added util.SharedRandom(uniqueName, min, max, additionalSeed=0)
    • Added util.BlastDamageInfo(dmginfo, origin, radius)
    • Added Entity:SetLOD(lod=-1)
    • Added Entity:SetLagCompensated(bool), IsLagCompensated()
    • Added Player:SetAllowWeaponsInVehicle(bool), GetAllowWeaponsInVehicle()
    • Added CSoundPatch:SetDSP(dsp), GetDSP()
    • Added IGModAudioChannel:EnableLooping(bool)
    • Added IGModAudioChannel:PlayFile(path, flags, callback)
    • Added optional second argument to Entity:SetPhysicsAttacker which controls expiry time
    • Added game.SetSkillLevel(int), game.GetSkillLevel()
    • Added the following hooks to scripted effects: StartTouch, Touch, EndTouch
    • Added CUserCmd:SelectWeapon(weapon_ent)
    • Added __tostring to CNavArea, CSoundPatch, IGModAudioChannel, PhysObj, dlight_t metatables
    • Added PhysObj:GetName()
    • Added CNavArea:Draw(), IsUnderwater(), GetSizeX(), GetSizeY(), IsRoughlySquare(), IsFlat(), GetZ(pos), IsOverlapping(pos, tolerance), Contains(pos), IsCoplanar(navArea), GetClosestPointOnArea(pos), IsVisible(pos), GetCorner(cornerId)
    • Added navmesh.GetNavAreaCount(), GetNavArea(pos, beneathLimit), GetNavAreaByID(id), BeginGeneration(), IsGenerating(), GetPlayerSpawnName(), SetPlayerSpawnName(), AddWalkableSeed(pos, normal), ClearWalkableSeeds()
    • Added Entity:IsDormant()
    • Added ENT:Blocked(other)
    • Added Color:__tostring, Color:__eq and Color:ToHSV
    • Added gui.InternalKeyTyped(code)

  • Removals

    • Removed "loop" flag from sound.PlayURL
    • Removed support for vm_origin and vm_angles from GM:CalcView

Shacknews - Ozzie Mejia
We've previously taken in Chatty's perspective on Counter-Strike's milestone 15th anniversary. But some of our posters opted to remember Valve's shooter by sharing some memorable videos. Some of them show off some classic glitches, memorable rage moments, and classic mods. There are also a few others that celebrate Chatty's legacy, showing off some classic CS gameplay from years gone by.
Shacknews - Ozzie Mejia
It started as a simple mod to a classic first-person PC shooter. Taking Valve's original Half-Life, a pair of programmers tinkered with the game's script and worked to turn it into a team-based multiplayer romp. The result was a mod called Counter-Strike, which turned 15 on June 19 of this year. Since then, it turned into a retail release and quickly ballooned into a global phenomenon, becoming one of the most influential and beloved multiplayer experiences ever created.

As a website with its roots firmly entrenched in PC gaming, Shacknews' Chatty community has some fond memories of battling Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists across the years. Their recollections range from unforgettable encounters, to funny bugs and glitches, to nights that just went on without end. This is a collection of memories from our community about Valve's Counter-Strike.
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically. The major changes include:


  • Fixed a case where some clients/servers would crash during map load
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically. The major changes include:


Source Engine Changes (CS:S, DoD:S, TF2, HL2:DM)
  • Fixed the skybox on 3rd party maps when using certain sky materials
  • In Hammer, while using the Vertex Tool, pressing CTRL+B will snap selected vertices to the grid
  • Allow about:blank in the MOTD
  • Marked mat_texture_list as a cheat to prevent client exploits
  • Removed the sv_voicecodec convar because it isn’t necessary anymore and was being used as an exploit
  • Updated the con_logfile convar to checking for invalid filenames
  • Updated the network resource download path to check for invalid filenames
  • Updated the plugin_load command
    • Servers can only load plugins if they are not running a map
    • Clients can only load plugins if they are not connected to a server

Team Fortress 2
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the Sentry’s health to look overhealed when it wasn’t
  • Fixed an exploit with the Red-Tape Recorder and Sentry where the Sentry could build up a large amount of health
  • Fixed a bug where the Spy could not place a sapper without switching weapons first
  • Fixed the Engineer being able to purchase the Disposable Sentry Gun upgrade in Mann vs. Machine, build a disposable Sentry, and then refund the upgrade without the Sentry being destroyed
  • Improved client-side critical attack prediction for rapid-fire weapons (i.e. Flamethrower, Minigun)
  • Updated the equip_region for the Pyromancer's Mask
  • Fixed the equip_region for tournament medals conflicting with other items
  • Added the LBTF2 Season 9 tournament medals
  • Updated the localization files
PC Gamer
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title="Permanent Link to See CS:GO with everything cranked up: 4320×2560 on LPC">cs-go-flash







Source is certainly showing some wrinkles in comparison to, say, UE4, but CS:GO remains the premier competitive shooter on PC today. Even after a decade half of history with the franchise, we still love the look and feel of its classic maps and their modern iterations: Mirage's A bombsite, Inferno's "banana" path, or Dust 2's dim tunnel.



Firing up CS:GO on LPC, I decided not to go with a triple-wide monitor setup, so I arranged our three 27" monitors in portrait configuration. This gave us a combined resolution of 4320x2560 or 25 percent/3 million more pixels than we'd get at 4K.



.@wesleyfenlon has fired up Next Car Game on our ludicrous 3x27" portrait setup. https://t.co/JYOJGYvSdr— Evan Lahti (@ELahti) May 9, 2014









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PC Gamer
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Garry Newman trolled me. I asked the Garry's Mod and Rust creator to show us his computer setup and he told me, flat out, that he doesn't use a standard PC. Then I asked him to send pictures of the setup and he included male genitalia on one of his monitors. Dude is messing with me.



But when you're Garry Newman, looking in on the ridiculousness of the industry, you can do that. You can see the notion that a game developer should have some hand-crafted PC with a giant case and laugh. You can get an email from someone about showing off your rig and decide to have a little bit of fun. And his rationale for his non-traditional working setup is fascinating.



What's in your PC?

My work PC is a Mac Pro running Windows 8.1.



3.7GHz quad-core with 10MB of L3 cache

12GB (3 x 4GB) of 1866MHz DDR3 ECC

1TB PCIe-based flash storage

Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM each



What's the most interesting part of your setup?

Probably the fact that it's a Mac Pro. It looks like a bin.







What's on your desk?

Mac Pro, 2 Apple Displays (connected via thunderbolt), a phone that I never use and a printer.



Do you have a gaming PC?

No I don't have a gaming 'PC'. The Mac is probably more powerful and sexy looking than any gaming PC I could build. I've never had any problems with performance. PC manufacturers have kind of got it wrong for 10 years when designing gaming PCs. I don't want a computer that looks like a motorbike, I'm not 12 years old. I want a PC that doesn't look out of place in my living room. I don't want to have to lock it away in its own room.



At one time I did build a smaller PC with a smaller case, but it was always a struggle to fit everything in, and even then everything was quite loud.



Even though I use a Mac I don't use OSX. This kind of makes me a sinner in both camps. PC users hate it because I'm using a Mac (even though it's just a PC) and Mac users hate it because I'm using Windows.



Blur added to obscure giant Rust penis.



At home I have an iMac with Windows installed. OSX has a tool built in to let you easily install Windows. It's not running emulated, it creates a partition and you boot into it. I have one wire coming from my computer, and that's plugged in the wall to power it.



The only disadvantages to using a Mac are the price and the fact that you can't really upgrade them (except for memory). To me this isn't a big deal because I'm rich as fuck so I'm more likely to just buy the latest model instead of trying to get 10fps extra in BF4 by upgrading the graphics card.



My days of taking my PC to bits to make it faster are over. In the same way that I don't take my TV or fridge to bits and change components. This stuff doesn't interest me. I just want to use it.



What are you playing right now?

Banished.



What's your favorite game and why?

Ever? My favourite game ever is probably Black and White 2. I don't know exactly why but it's a game that I return to and play through at least once a year.



Mr. Newman also sent a picture of his "PS4/XBone/Steambox desk" for inclusion:



Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically. The major changes include:

  • Fixed another issue where compressed community maps would not be decompressed by clients if the file size was too large
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically. The major changes include:

  • Fixed an issue where compressed community maps would not be decompressed by clients if the file size was too large
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically. The major changes include:

  • Fixed an issue where plugin_load may load a non-binary file type
  • Fixed an issue where decompressed file sizes were not being checked by the engine
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