Apr 30, 2013
Product Update - Valve
Version v13a

Fix: Control key issue when buying/selling items to the caravan
Fix: Heroes near death won't go aid friends
Fix: Heroes won't go aid other heroes of other parties
Fix: Sacrificing animals to the shrine now works properly

Version 13

Add: Server support for buried maps (townsmod.net server added by default)
Add: You can add text to some items, and bury them!
Add: New writeable wooden signs
Add: New items, books, scrolls and a shrine, an item to revive custom died heroes
Add: Sieges have a chance to come from underground
Add: Death messages for heroes
Add: Heroes choose companions based on their morale. Companions will explore together
Add: Languages now have internal mod loader support
Add: Mods folder tip on the mods menu
Add: Sheep are added to the butcher-for-bones menu
Add: Average happiness added to the UI
Add: New happiness system
Add: Trading panel now shows the remaining trades
Add: The control key can be used like the shift key on several panels. It will add and subtract in amounts of 100
Add: Wild snoat and a snoat farm
Change: Cyclop graphics
Change: Raise and lower speed icons are now disabled when you set the min/max speed
Change: Bamboo trap damage has been reduced to half
Change: The option to pause the game when a caravan comes, now also pauses the game when the caravan is ready to trade
Balance: Fire bow stats are slightly increased
Balance: Eat a fish now fills a bit less
Balance: Fishing set happiness cooldown has been increased
Balance: Monsters' level boosted in lower dungeons
Typo: Bite/bites verbs swapped on the Exploding sprouts and bats
Typo: "it's tiny size" changed to "its tiny size" (iron short sword description)
Typo: Spanish name for the low and burnt cooking fires
Typo: Some 'accesible' words instead of 'accessible'
Fix: Allies combat log colors now are correct
Fix: Planting flowers ID in the right menu
Fix: Lag when you have many non-available orders, has been reduced
Fix: Werepig and throwing rock glitches
Fix: Now the system detects all the low and burnt cooking fires to renew them
Fix: The removal of items from containers doesn't have the "Unknown task" text anymore

Modders: New tag on the items.xml. Possible values are true and false (default). Used to set an item to be writeable (tombs, books, scrolls, signs, ...)
Modders: New tag on the queues of actions.xml. Possible values are item IDs. Used to lock a bench when the action is assigned
Modders: New tag on the queues of actions.xml. It doesn't require a value. Used to reset the dead status of the custom heroes
Modders: New and on livingentities.xml. Value should be a number or a dice. Used on citizens, for the new happiness system
Modders: New and tags on the queues of the actions.xml. Possible values are a dice or a single number. Used to remove coins from the world
Modders: New submenu on the decorations/outdoor for the statues and poles
Apr 30, 2013
Product Update - Valve
v0.8.37
Art
• Added workshop table, saw bench, crate with logs, crate with planks, saw horse, chisel, butcher knife, kitchen knife, cloth rolls, scissors, jewelry pile, vise, blueprint, paper, kiln, hammer, market stall, crossbow bolt pile and musket round pile tiles
• Updated tool stand, tools, saw table, weapon stand, water trough tiles
• Updated Sawmill, Carpenter, Woodcarver, Stonecutter, Stonemason, Stonecarver, Loom, Tailor, Butcher Shop, Kitchen, Gemcutter, Jeweler, Forge, Furnace, Smelter, Blacksmith, Metalworker, Armorer, Weaponsmith, Tinker Bench, Engineer, Machine Shop, Leatherworker, Market Stall and Bone Carver workshops

Fixed
• Pickaxe and Felling axe not correctly giving material options in the Uniform
• Brick blocks auto-queueing at Stonecutter instead of Kiln
Product Release - Valve
Zeno Clash 2 is Now Available on Steam!

Ghat's story is far from over: Zeno Clash 2 picks up where the deliciously brazen first game left off. After 4 years of development, the sequel to the surreal first-person brawler brings more variety in combat and levels, and even more bizarre storytelling into the beguiling world of Zenozoik. Join forces with your former foe Rimat and battle against scores of angry denizens, preventing their dastardly machinations from being realized.

Product Update - Valve
Features
- New 2v2 King of the Hill map, The Labyrinth
- New Commendation system: at match end, give commendations to fellow players for good sportsmanship, and earn Prizes for commendations received
- Added “Beginners Only” matches for low-level players
- Added basic scripted tutorials for each class
- Revised and expanded contextual tutorial text
- Added actions to Sandbox for summoning stationary, moving, and armed target practice dummies
- New Tutorial, Teaching, and Citizenship achievement categories in “Miscellaneous” tab
- Added new progression achievements and ranks (level cap raised to 11)
- Ship customization screen now shows a 3D preview of your ship
- Holding the mouse button now causes buffing and rebuilding tools to trigger continuously
- Added list of currently online CAs and community group links to Social page
- New hats in the Store
- New gun handles
- New particle effects for Carronade and Mortar
- New flare gun model
- You might see birds

Balance
- Rebalanced ship acceleration/speed profiles
-- Top Forward Speed (fastest to slowest): Squid, Goldfish, Pyramidion, Galleon, Junker, Spire
-- Forward Acceleration (fastest to slowest): Squid, Junker, Goldfish, Spire, Pyramidion, Galleon
-- Top Turn Speed (fastest to slowest): Squid, Junker, Goldfish, Spire, Pyramidion, Galleon
-- Turn Acceleration (fastest to slowest): Squid, Spire, Junker, Goldfish, Pyramidion, Galleon
-- Mass (largest to smallest): Galleon, Pyramidion, Spire, Goldfish, Junker, Squid
-- Vertical Acceleration (fastest to slowest, all top vertical speed is 12m/s): Squid, Spire, Goldfish, Junker, Pyramidion, Galleon
- Spire: Upper right gun slot turned slightly forward (allows 2 light and 1 heavy gun on a single target with proper coordination)
- Moonshine: Changed to +200% thrust, -50% longitudinal drag in response to pilot tool fix (see below)
- Ramming damage: Damage dealt and received properly takes into account your ship masses and speed at which the collision takes place. E.g. A large ship ramming into a small ship will deal more damage to small ship and vice versa. Impact damage multipliers still apply.
- Anglean Raiders capture point time increased to 70s from 40s
- Control point multiplier decreased, capturing 3 points in CP points no longer extremely difficult to fight against.
- Mortar
-- Removed spread
-- Increase zoom
- Artemis
-- Increase turn radius
-- Increased projectile speed to 750m/s from 640m/s
-- Increased zoom
- Removed “friendly fire” from ramming damage

Fixes and Optimization
- Scaled mouse sensitivity on Linux to match other OSes
- Fixed a cause of “ghost ships” being left behind on ship death
- Fixed a bug with the way ship angular velocity was inherited by projectiles
- Fixed a bug where ships used different mass values for damage/momentum calculations and for engine acceleration (caused several peculiar situations)
- Fixed a bug with ship collision bounds that could cause ships (esp. the Spire) to get stuck inside other objects
- Made ship collision resolution smoother and more predictable
- Allied ships now always appear on your map, regardless of visibility
- Fixed ship positioning on minimap.
- Fixed a bug with spotting indicators that caused them to scale strangely from some angles
- Fixed several pilot skill effects not being applied correctly (modifications to thrust, damage received, chance of fires)
- Server: Fixed server “hiccups” caused by users joining a game midway through
- Fixed display issue with disabling joystick (thank you Chris Wilson)
- No longer able to unlock an already owned item in Prizes
- Fixed issue with items in store not appearing correctly
- Use Steam’s common redistributables for directx install
- Fixed disappearing wrench sound

Known items for imminent hotfix:
- Adding system persisted lv1-2 matches (there will always be one running)
- Clearer commendation buttons
- Mouse over text positioning on ship customization



Product Release - Valve
Strike Suit Infinity is Now Available on Steam! Also owners of Strike Suit Zero get 50% off!*

Ok, cadet. This is it. All your training has brought you to this point - you are here for one reason only: to be the best.

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Take to the cockpit of one of three Strike Suits, engaging waves of enemies, building your multiplier and putting as many points on the board as possible. You’ll need to use your head, though. In between rounds, use credits to purchase upgrades and reinforcements, maximizing your potential in the next round. The longer you can stay alive, the bigger your score, and the higher up the leaderboard you’ll find yourself.

Engage intelligent enemy fighters and take on colossal capital ships, exploiting weak points in their super-structure to blow them apart piece by piece. Upgrade your Strike Suit and customize your weapon load-outs to tailor combat to your tastes. Take advantage of three very different Strike Suits to experience dogfighting action as you’ve never seen it before.

*Offer ends May 30th at 10AM Pacific Time

Product Release - Valve
Jack Lumber is Now Available on Steam and is 33% off to celebrate!

A tree killed his granny and now he is out for revenge. Meet Jack Lumber, the supernatural lumberjack who hates trees, loves animals, and hates trees. Did we say that twice? The guy really hates trees, and boy does he have an axe to grind.

Use the supernatural powers of Jack Lumber to massacre the forest in this time-warping, line-drawing, log-slicing, pun-filled lumberjacking mashup! Bust out your flannel to muster the strength and burlyness to solve the skill and logic puzzles (flannel not actually required).

*Offer ends May 7th at 10AM Pacific Time

Product Release - Valve
Three new songs are Now Available for Rocksmith

Play "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor, "White Wedding (Part 1)" by Billy Idol, and "Here Comes Your Man" by The Pixies.

Announcement - Valve
Save 75% on The Testament of Sherlock Holmes during this week's Midweek Madness*!

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Become the greatest detective of all time in The Testament of Sherlock Holmes, a twisting, turning investigation game set in a faithfully-reproduced London of 1898. Suspected in a case involving theft, fraud and double-crossing, Sherlock Holmes will undergo a descent into hell in what will doubtlessly become one of his most thrilling cases yet. You will find all the elements of a grand investigation: examine crime scenes, find the clues, follow the trails, interrogate suspects and unveil the mystery behind a great adventure, led by a breath-taking story full of twists!

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Announcement - Valve
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Product Release - Valve
Save 66% on the DiRT Franchise during this week's Midweek Madness*!

Race, crash and hoon your way through a world tour of motorised mayhem in DiRT Showdown! Crowd atmosphere, social gameplay and accessibility are all ramped up in this turbo- injected shot of driving delirium. Smash down the accelerator and earn the adulation of frenzied crowds at hyper-energised events at iconic locations. Trick, speed and smash your way to victory, then do it again.

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DiRT 2 is a revolution in off-road racing. Big event atmosphere and a killer vehicle roster come together on a multi-discipline World Tour, stretching from Malaysia to Morocco and London to LA. Compete in 100 events against icons like Ken Block and Travis Pastrana, go online in head-to-head 8 player races and enjoy jaw-dropping visuals, damage and speed.

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