Product Update - Valve
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Fixed an issue causing dedicated servers to occasionally hang on shutdown
  • Hammer tools: Fixed vbsp -onlyents and -onlyprops compiles failing
  • Updated localization files
  • Updated the Maps Workshop Beta
    • Fixed an issue causing clients or servers installed in long path names to be unable to load workshop maps
    • Fixed an issue causing clients to occasionally be unable to launch a listen server using a workshop map via the 'map' command
    • Fixed an issue causing the initial map load on dedicated servers to fail if the map is a workshop map
    • Fixed dedicated servers requiring a reboot to properly handle updated workshop maps if the map name changed
TF2 Blog
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:
  • Fixed an issue causing dedicated servers to occasionally hang on shutdown
  • Hammer tools: Fixed vbsp -onlyents and -onlyprops compiles failing
  • Updated localization files
  • Updated the Maps Workshop Beta
    • Fixed an issue causing clients or servers installed in long path names to be unable to load workshop maps
    • Fixed an issue causing clients to occasionally be unable to launch a listen server using a workshop map via the 'map' command
    • Fixed an issue causing the initial map load on dedicated servers to fail if the map is a workshop map
    • Fixed dedicated servers requiring a reboot to properly handle updated workshop maps if the map name changed
Product Update - Valve
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Fixed a client crash related to crafting
TF2 Blog
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:
  • Fixed a client crash related to crafting
Product Update - Valve
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Mann Co. Store summer sale is on!
  • Updated dedicated server 'status' command to include sv_tags
  • Enabled raw mouse input for Mac clients
  • Added OWL 13 tournament medals
  • Added TF2Connexion Season 15 tournament medals
  • Fixed a client crash related to the HUD
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated Mann Co. Store prices for foreign currencies to current USD equivalents
  • Security/crash fixes (thanks to Nathaniel Theis for these reports)
    • Fixed a remote code execution bug and a crash related to malformed custom spray files
    • Added checks to the voice system that prevent loading codecs other than the files that ship with the game
  • Updated the Maps Workshop Beta
    • Workshop map names (e.g. workshop/cp_foo.ugc123456) can now be used in the map, changelevel, and nextlevel commands as well as the mapcycle config
    • Allow fuzzy name matching in the map, changelevel, and nextlevel commands as well as the mapcycle config -- e.g. "changelevel dustbowl"
    • Shorthand workshop map names of the form workshop/ (e.g. workshop/123456) will now auto-resolve to the full map name
    • Running tf_workshop_map_sync is no longer necessary, maps will be fetched and updated on demand during level change
    • tf_workshop_map_sync is no longer blocking, and can be used to precache maps in the background
    • Workshop maps are no longer copied to tf/maps/workshop/ by default, instead using the single copy in the steamapps/workshop folder
    • Fixed some cases of embedded resources in workshop maps, such as cubemaps, not being loaded properly
    • Fixed an issue preventing game servers from properly receiving updates to workshop map files
    • Fixed game servers using registered accounts via sv_setsteamaccount not being able to download workshop content
    • Fixed syncing workshop maps prior to the first map load on a dedicated server
    • Updated in-game workshop import tool
      • Fixed not being able to select the class/other tags for cosmetic items
      • Hide unused buttons when editing an existing workshop entry
      • Fixed text getting truncated when editing items with long descriptions
TF2 Blog
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:
  • Mann Co. Store summer sale is on!
  • Updated dedicated server 'status' command to include sv_tags
  • Enabled raw mouse input for Mac clients
  • Added OWL 13 tournament medals
  • Added TF2Connexion Season 15 tournament medals
  • Fixed a client crash related to the HUD
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated Mann Co. Store prices for foreign currencies to current USD equivalents
  • Security/crash fixes (thanks to Nathaniel Theis for these reports)
    • Fixed a remote code execution bug and a crash related to malformed custom spray files
    • Added checks to the voice system that prevent loading codecs other than the files that ship with the game
  • Updated the Maps Workshop Beta
    • Workshop map names (e.g. workshop/cp_foo.ugc123456) can now be used in the map, changelevel, and nextlevel commands as well as the mapcycle config
    • Allow fuzzy name matching in the map, changelevel, and nextlevel commands as well as the mapcycle config -- e.g. "changelevel dustbowl"
    • Shorthand workshop map names of the form workshop/ (e.g. workshop/123456) will now auto-resolve to the full map name
    • Running tf_workshop_map_sync is no longer necessary, maps will be fetched and updated on demand during level change
    • tf_workshop_map_sync is no longer blocking, and can be used to precache maps in the background
    • Workshop maps are no longer copied to tf/maps/workshop/ by default, instead using the single copy in the steamapps/workshop folder
    • Fixed some cases of embedded resources in workshop maps, such as cubemaps, not being loaded properly
    • Fixed an issue preventing game servers from properly receiving updates to workshop map files
    • Fixed game servers using registered accounts via sv_setsteamaccount not being able to download workshop content
    • Fixed syncing workshop maps prior to the first map load on a dedicated server
    • Updated in-game workshop import tool
      • Fixed not being able to select the class/other tags for cosmetic items
      • Hide unused buttons when editing an existing workshop entry
      • Fixed text getting truncated when editing items with long descriptions
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Meet the aliens.

That rag-tag gang of mercenaries from Team Fortress 2 are at it again, “it” being “appearing in other games made by other people.” This time they’ve popped up in Dungeon of the Endless [official site], the really very good roguelikelike tower defence game by Amplitude Studios.

The free Australium update launched yesterday, adding the TF2 Pyro, Medic, Heavy, and Engineer to Dungeon’s lineup of playable characters. But wait, there’s more! It also added five new TF2-y items. The game’s on sale too.

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Product Update - Valve
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Fixed a problem that was preventing clients from uploading items to the Steam Workshop
  • Fixed a stability issue with dedicated servers
TF2 Blog
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:
  • Fixed a problem that was preventing clients from uploading items to the Steam Workshop
  • Fixed a stability issue with dedicated servers
PC Gamer

Every once in a while, Team Fortress 2 pops its head out of the gravel to remind us all that it exists. "Oh yeah, TF2," we'll say, "that's a lovely hat you're wearing. Are you up to much these days?" And yes, it is, as Valve has now implemented Steam Workshop support for maps.

The new Maps Workshop—currently in beta—collects up the community's vast range of unofficial maps. Here, in Valve's own words, is what it does:

"Are you great at making fun, addictive TF2 maps? Do you have no idea how to make a map, but you like playing on them? Are you only vaguely aware of what maps are and prefer to just walk in a single direction until you find what you're looking for? Introducing the Maps Workshop Beta, a place for all three of you to upload, enjoy or just learn about the existence of maps!"

Maps, then. If you're a map-maker, this seems like a neat way to get instant feedback on your creation. For players, though the change may be slightly less revelatory. TF2 has always auto-downloaded maps from the server list, negating the need to pre-prepare community content. Now, when joining a server running a Workshop map, the client will instead auto-download it through the Workshop. A change, then, but a slight one.

Nevertheless this is one of those updates that seems long overdue. If you'd like to browse the community's current crop of Workshopped maps, head over to Team Fortress 2's Steam Workshop page.

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