Community Announcements - alfred
We have released a Beta update for Counter-Strike 1.6.
Changes in this update are:
<ul><li>Fixed console spam if a user connected with a particularly malformed UTF-8 name
<li>Fixed "bomb has been dropped" message staying on the screen
<li>Made keypad Enter key work for MOTD, team and class menus
<li>Clamped health values to fix display issues when it dropped below 1 or above 255
</ul>
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Community Announcements - alfred
We have released a Beta update for Counter-Strike 1.6.
Changes in this update are:
<ul><li>Fixed non-latin names being corrupted in voice labels
<li>Fixed HTML form control elements not rendering correctly in the MOTD
<li>Fix the snapshot command in the software mode renderer, and change the screenshot command in the software renderer to produce TGA files
<li>Fixed test microphone button not working correctly
<li>Fixed crash in demoplayer when using invalid time offsets
</ul>
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Opportunities for misdirection maneuvers are less common in multiplayer shooters, so I'm compelled to highlight this absurdly creative flashbang feint I spotted on the ESEA YouTube channel from last weekend's ESEA S13 LAN in Dallas.

The setup: two teams whittle each other down to a one-on-one scenario around bomb site A on de_dust2. Watch how Swag (Team Dynamic) handles KennyS (VERYGAMES) after the bomb plant.
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Community Announcements - alfred
We have released a Beta update for Counter-Strike 1.6.
Changes in this update are:
<ul><li>Fixed crash when spamming grenades while having the M3 purchased
<li>Fixed buy menu not working with shortcut keys if caps lock was enabled
</ul>
Community Announcements - alfred
We have released a Beta update for Day of Defeat.
Changes in this update are:
<ul><li>Enable detail textures for maps that support them
</ul>
Community Announcements - alfred
We have updated the public release of Counter-Strike. 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:
<ul><li>Added better detection for older GPU drivers and the functionality they support. This should fix the green bar or black screen rendering issues people have been seeing
<li>Added letterboxing of the game based upon your resolution option so the game maintains the correct aspect ratio based upon your resolution choice. If you choose a "Normal" (4:3) and play on a widescreen (16:9 or 16:10) monitor then we will now place black bars at the edge of the screen to keep the right aspect ratio. The same is true for widescreen options on 4:3 monitors. Put "-stretchaspect" in the games launch options in Steam if you wish to disable this behavior
<li>Report bomb position more frequently to T team members when dropped, fixes it appearing at the wrong location on the radar
<li>Added support for "-freq <X>" command line to set monitor frequency when running in fullscreen AND your monitor supports the frequency in question. If you don't have a CRT monitor chances are you can't use this option.
<li>Improved firing behavior in Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike:Condition Zero and Half-Life Deathmatch, it is no longer dependant on client or server frame rate. This change needs both your client and server updates to see the improvements.
<li>Strip trailing and leading whitespace on player names, and strip all styles of whitespace now unicode is supported
<li>Added logging of developer messages when using -condebug
<li>Added support for double clicking a demo to load when using the Load dialog for the viewdemo command
<li>Improve general dialog layout in the options UI
<li>Improved copy/paste functionality under Linux
<li>Cleaned up default keybindings
<li>Fixed defuse bar staying up across round restart if you died while defusing without the defuse kit
<li>Fixed corrupt texture when running older GPU's that incorrectly report support for non power-of-two textures
<li>Fixed the content lock dialog when running some video resolutions
<li>Fixed "snapshot" command when running certain video resolutions
<li>Force cl_bobcycle to be a minimum of 0.1 to prevent game exploits
<li>Fixed Half-Life flashing to black for a single frame on level change
<li>Fixed crash if you picked up a grenade in non-standard game styles
<li>Fixed some window size change events not passing through correctly
<li>Fixed white bar at the bottom of the screen and low FPS when running a 16-bit desktop under windows
<li>Fixed crash if you used the swapdemo command incorrectly
</ul>
Mar 29, 2013
Community Announcements - alfred
Ricochet is now available as a Beta. This beta adds Linux and OS X support.

This beta involves significant changes for all platforms and your testing is appreciated, please report any bugs to our GitHub page, https://github.com/ValveSoftware/halflife/issues.

Linux and OS X users can simply install the Ricochet application to access the beta. For Windows users right click the game in your Library, choose properties and then go to the Beta tab. Select the SteamPipe beta to start testing. Under windows to opt out of testing simply deselect the beta option on this same page. If you opt into the Beta under Windows please use the Local Files tab in Steam to validate your install once you have opted into the beta.
Community Announcements - alfred
Deathmatch Classic is now available as a Beta. This beta adds Linux and OS X support.

This beta involves significant changes for all platforms and your testing is appreciated, please report any bugs to our GitHub page, https://github.com/ValveSoftware/halflife/issues.

Linux and OS X users can simply install the Deathmatch Classic application to access the beta. For Windows users right click the game in your Library, choose properties and then go to the Beta tab. Select the SteamPipe beta to start testing. Under windows to opt out of testing simply deselect the beta option on this same page. If you opt into the Beta under Windows please use the Local Files tab in Steam to validate your install once you have opted into the beta.
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