Product Update - Valve
* Fixed a bug with some Dragon forms for Dragon Knight where selection boxes were sometimes incorrect
* Fixed a bug where copy/paste would not work correctly in chat if text was selected from right to left.
* Fixed achievement for tipping 10 times not granting the reward (we retroactively granted the reward to everyone who completed it so far).

* Savage Roar cooldown increased from 28/24/20/16 to 38/32/26/20
* Earth Spirit's Scepter Enchant Remnant cast range reduced from 600 to 125
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
* Fixed a bug where in-game chat would sometimes display the incorrect hero on a chat line
* Fixed bug where home screen panels could overlap
* Fixed the Winter Battle Pass emoticons not appearing in-game
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 security issue related to the file system (thanks to Simon Pinfold for this report)
  • Fixed a client crash related to the material system
  • Fixed a crash when using medium or low texture quality on maps with static prop lighting
  • Fixed not seeing team names when using custom scoreboards
  • Fixed leaderboards occasionally not displaying when changing map
  • Improved bspzip tool stability when packing maps with large amounts of custom assets
  • Updated the contents of the Gargoyle Case, the Fall 2013 Acorns Crate, the Love And War Cosmetics Bundle, the Mann Co. Strongbox, and the Mann Co. Stockpile Crate
  • Updated the model/materials for the Crusader's Getup and Arthropod's Aspect
  • Updated The HazMat Headcase so it can be equipped by the Sniper
  • Updated The Mustachioed Mann so it can be equipped by all classes and added a second style
  • Updated The Special Eyes so it can be equipped by the Pyro and added a second style
  • Updated The Frenchman's Formals to hide the Scout's dog-tags
  • Updated the equip_region for the Cheater's Lament and added a new style
  • Updated the Backburner to add the pilot light
  • Updated the Rainblower to remove the pilot light
  • Updated several materials to fix issues caused by mat_picmip
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated pl_borneo
    • Fixed an exploit where players could get outside the map
  • Updated ctf_landfall
    • Fixed some material issues
  • Updated cp_vanguard
    • Added new path to the last point
    • New geometry to reduce sightlines on the middle point
    • Reorganized spawn points to better exit final spawns
    • Fixed Red forward spawn door blocking when held open
    • Fixed some material issues
Product Update - Valve
An update has been released for Left 4 Dead 2.

- Fixed two exploits that could allow remote code execution.
- Fixed controller navigation of some lobby settings menus.
Product Update - Valve
* Fixed Quests not working with Swapping and Repicking
* Reduced Daily Hero Reroll time from 24 hours to 22 hours
* Fixed DK being able to damage himself with Armlet for the final quest
* Increased successful location size for Welcome to the Jungle quest
Product Update - Valve
An update has been released for Left 4 Dead

- Fixed two exploits that could allow remote code execution.
Product Update - Valve
* Fixed a bug that was preventing completion of the final Lina quest
* Fixed a bug with Witch Doctor not getting credit for the Ultimate Damage challenge
* Fixed missing particles in the portrait window of Terrorblade's demon form
Product Update - Valve
* Fixed various crashes, including frequent crashes on machines with Integrated Graphics Cards
* Removed recent low priority penalties from affected users
* Lots of memory optimizations
* Various fixes to weapon ambient effects not showing the right color
* Fixed Terrorblade Arcana specular
Product Update - Valve
- Added Conduct Summary popup, which tells you how many reports, abandons, and commends you have received in the past 25 games.
- Restored the notification when action was taken against a player whom you recently reported.
- Added support for Live Rewind while spectating.
- Improved CPU usage on low end machines
- Improved rendering performance (heroes, shadows, particles, water)
- Improved lighting integration of weather effects for visual clarity and quality
- Improved rendering of low and high quality water
- Default global items such as couriers are now visible within the armory so you can control their shuffle state from there.
- Improved the ability to control shuffle state from the context menu of items in the armory
- Bundles are now inspectable. The owned item details page will show you all items in the bundle and allow you to unbundle it.
- Announcer, Mega-kill, Music, and Voice items now preview their sounds in the loadout, owned item details, and store item details screens.

- Updated textures for Clockwerk's Power Cogs
- Added new Enchant Remnant animation for Earth Spirit
- Added a sound when blink dagger distance is within the threshold between the max distance and the clamped distance
- Updated Iron Talon sound
- Fixed Brood Webs ambient sound
- 50% chance between short and long version of Skywrath's ITB line
- Players competing in the Dota 2 Majors will now be required to use their registered name when competing in a tournament
- Fixed Illusory Orb doing no damage to Spirit Bear
- Fixed effigies appearing incorrectly in the portrait window in-game
- Fixed a bug and corrected textures to address prismatic gems not tinting Terrorblade or his Demon Form to the correct color.
- Fixed a bug where Terrorblade's Metamorphosis would sometimes leave Terrorblade's Demon in a running-in-place animation
- Fixed a glitch that occurred in the cast animation of Terrorblade's Metamorphosis
- Fixed a bug where some of Terrorblade's Demon Form particles were not being affected by prismatic gems when seen in the portrait window
- Fixed a bug where taunt animations looked bad when the hero became stunned or flailing
- Fixed Exalted Quality issue with Tempest Helm of the Thundergod Bundle and Tempest Helm item
- Fixed missing material on El Gato courier
- Fixed custom portrait for Timbersaw's Steam Chopper Top Hat
- Fixed broken idle rares for Captain Bamboo courier and Spirit of Anger bear
- Fixed model distortion in Children of Verdicia treant
- Fixed missing geometry on Armlet of Mordiggian
- Fixed Aegis winners display for 2014 splitting onto two lines.
- Chat: if you ignore someone, then their messages will immediately be hidden. If you unignore them, then the messages will reappear.
- Emoticons now preview in tooltips, and the store and owned item details pages. They also preview in the confirmation dialog that appears when you unlock a set of emoticons.
- Emoticons can be unlocked from the owned item details page.
- Workshop tools: Added support for previewing items using the currently equipped terrain
- Workshop tools: Fixed crash when placing too many trees in a map
- Custom Games: Fixed a memory leak with modifier_lua and CheckState().

Russian Voiceover:
- Added Gyrocopter, Luna, and Necrophos.
- Reworked Silencer and Wraith King VO, and made volume adjustments to Sven.

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