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Gearbox’s Barney-starring add-on is the black sheep of the Half-Life family, although at the time I never encountered any reason why that should be the case. My teenage tastes were perhaps less discerning then, but more importantly any> return to Black Mesa was irresistible. I wanted new monsters and new guns, everything that a young’un wants from a follow-up to their favourite shooter, and I also had a vain hope that maybe I’d get to shoot that creepy suit-guy in the face and rescue Gordon. … [visit site to read more]

Product Update - Valve
An update for Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source, Half-Life Deathmatch: Source, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, and the Source SDK 2013 Base has been made available.

Important note for SDK mod authors: This update replaces the current main branch of the SDK 2013 Base with what was previously the "beta_test" branch. The previous SDK 2013 release branch as well as the outdated "upcoming" branch are now available for a short time as "previous" and "previous_upcoming" respectively.

The major changes include:

  • Fixed potential security issues (thanks to Justin G. (aka sigsegv), Nathaniel Theis, Simon Pinfold for these reports)
  • Fixed a case where changelevel2 would print a map not found error and fail to function in SDK2013 mods
  • Fixed an exploit that could be used to crash dedicated servers
Product Update - Valve
A mandatory update for Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source, Half-Life Deathmatch: Source, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, as well as the Source SDK Base 2013 beta branch has been made available. The patch notes are below.

  • Fixed a security issue related to the file system (thanks to Simon Pinfold for this report)

  • Fixed mp3 sounds causing occasional hitching and framerate stuttering

  • Fixed OS X players being limited to medium texture quality

  • Fixed maps compiled with static prop lighting causing crashes for players on medium or low texture quality

  • [SDK] Fixed steam.inf not being loaded from the base directory for SDK mods

  • [CS:S] Fixed server crash when running with 64 players plus SourceTV


The following fixes were already included in the previous update for Half-Life 2: Deathmatch:
  • Fixed ent_teleport causing a crash when issued by the server

  • Fixed buildcubemaps command not working for maps that already have cubemaps embedded

  • Fixed -buildcubemaps command line option generating black non-HDR cubemaps

Product Update - Valve
Updates to Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, and Half-Life Deathmatch: Source have been released. The major changes include:

  • Fixed a problem with the Steam Overlay for Mac clients
  • Fixed maps using static prop lighting producing bad lighting in some conditions
  • Fixed a Linux client crash related to the sound system
  • [Day of Defeat: Source] Fixed client consoles being spammed with a message about invisible weapons

Product Update - Valve
An update to Half-Life Deathmatch: Source has been released. The major changes include:

  • Fixed several security issues
  • Latest fixes and updates from the Orangebox engine and shared game code

Community Announcements - alfred
We have updated the public release of Half-Life: Source. This update contains all the changes from the recent beta, thanks to the whole community for their help with testing and suggesting new features.

Changes in this update are:
  • Fixed crash when fighting the Apache helicopter
  • Added in drowning sound effects when drowning
  • Fixed glock to have 17 bullets per clip to match the original Half-Life
  • Fixed missing HEV suit when starting on Unforeseen Consequences and Residue Processing
Community Announcements - alfred
We have started a new Beta for Half-Life Deathmatch: Source.

To access this beta go to the Properties page for Half-Life Deathmatch: Source and use the Beta tab to opt-in. To opt-out use the same tab.

Changes in this update are:
  • Added in drowning sound effects when drowning
  • Fixed glock to have 17 bullets per clip to match the original Half-Life
  • Updated game menu to match other titles
  • Fixed crowbar playing incorrect hit sounds
Community Announcements - alfred

We have started a new Beta for Half-Life: Source.

To access this beta go to the Properties page for Half-Life: Source and use the Beta tab to opt-in. To opt-out use the same tab.

Changes in this update are:
  • Fixed crash when fighting the Apache helicopter
  • Added in drowning sound effects when drowning
  • Fixed glock to have 17 bullets per clip to match the original Half-Life
  • Fixed missing HEV suit when starting on Unforeseen Consequences and Residue Processing
Community Announcements - alfred
We have updated the public release of Half-Life Deathmatch: Source. This update contains all the changes from the recent beta, thanks to the whole community for their help with testing and suggesting new features.

Changes in this update are:
  • Converted Half-Life Deathmatch: Source to the new SteamPipe content system, for optimized delivery of the game
  • Added support for Linux and Mac OS X operating systems
  • Numerous bug fixes contributed by community members
Community Announcements - alfred
We have released a Beta update for Half-Life Deathmatch: Source.
Changes in this update are:
  • Added support for weapon icons in death messages
  • Fixed death notices not displaying correctly on some widescreen video modes
  • Fixed wrong font being used for game name in main menu
  • Enabled muzzle flash on weapons
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