Product Update - Valve
An update to Counter-Strike: Source has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Counter-Strike: Source. The major changes include:

  • Disabled Java for the in-game web browser
  • Added a new ConVar sb_filter_incompatible_versions. This will default to true and hide servers on the Internet tab that are running incompatible versions.
  • Fixed a client crash related to the audio system
  • Fixed a client crash related to rendering models
  • Fixed a client crash related to audio in the web browser
  • Fixed servers crashing with the error message "Overflow error writing string table baseline"
  • Fixed a missing material when setting mat_viewportscale to anything other than 1
  • Fixed a missing material when changing the value of mat_color_projection
  • Fixed a material system client crash for the Linux version
  • Fixed windowed mode under certain window managers for the Linux version
  • Updated controller support for the Linux version
  • Improved performance for the Linux version
Product Update - Valve
An update to Counter-Strike: Source has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Counter-Strike: Source. The major changes include:

  • Added mat_viewportupscale and mat_viewportscale to enable rendering the world at a reduced resolution
    • "mat_viewportupscale 1" and "mat_viewportscale 0.5" will downscale world rendering by 50%
  • Added positional audio support for Mumble clients
  • Added a new ConVar mp_mapcycle_empty_timeout_seconds to trigger a changelevel when the server is empty
  • Added a new ConVar sv_shutdown_timeout_minutes
    • Forces a server to shutdown if it has been requested to do so, even if the server is not empty
  • Fixed a ConVar exploit that allowed malformed values to circumvent range checks
  • Fixed a con_logfile ConVar exploit
  • Fixed HTTP downloads on Mac not sending an HTTP referer
  • Fixed a bug that prevented consecutive clicks on scrollbar buttons
  • Fixed a bug that was causing intermittent lag spikes for Linux dedicated servers
  • Fixed a crash while command-tabbing on Mac in fullscreen
  • Fixed a client crash in the sound emitter
  • Fixed an audio problem for Mac users
  • Fixed MOTD sometimes not displaying HTML contents
  • Improved the performance and stability of the libraries used for in-game HTML display
  • Performance and stability improvements
  • Updated to support Big Picture mode
Product Update - Valve
An update to Counter-Strike: Source has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Counter-Strike: Source. The major changes include:

  • Fixed a client crash bug caused by overflow of the audio cache
  • Fixed a bug that allowed server browser network activity to continue after choosing a server
Product Update - Valve
An update to Counter-Strike: Source has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Counter-Strike: Source. The major changes include:

  • Added a new command "kickall" which kicks all connected clients except for HLTV and the listenserver host if applicable
  • Fixed a bug that allowed malicious servers to execute restricted console commands on players
  • Fixed a bug that allowed malicious servers to prevent players from executing console commands
  • Updated Steam binaries; fixes Linux crash on shutdown or restart
  • Performance improvements
Product Update - Valve
An update to Counter-Strike: Source has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Counter-Strike: Source. The major changes include:

  • Fixed a client crash on exit (after connecting to a server using sv_pure)
  • Added sv_namechange_cooldown_seconds, to throttle clients from changing their name too rapidly. (Defaults to 20 seconds)
  • Added sv_netspike_on_reliable_snapshot_overflow to selectively enable the automatic dumping of netspike file if a client drops due to "reliable snapshot overflow" (defaults to 0, which disables the debugging)
  • Added check to prevent player names from containing color codes
  • setinfo console command will now reject attempts to set / change convars with any unusual characters
  • Marked mem_force_flush as a cheat to prevent client exploits
  • Fixed %n console crash in the client
  • Updated client rate value to default to 30000 to improve network performance for most players
    • Rate was previously set by Steam’s Internet connection speed setting
  • Updated client rate value to be stored in the config.cfg file
  • Fixed a Linux dedicated server crash on exit
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:


Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM, CS:S)
  • Fixed a problem that allowed spoofed IP addresses to make connections to the game server

Team Fortress 2
  • Teddy Roosebelt can now get assists in Pyrovision
  • Fixed Pyrovision sometimes activating in killcams for more than just weapons and cosmetics
  • Fixed exploit where the Scorch Shot could fire its short range kill pellet at the very beginning of the taunt
  • Fixed blood getting sprayed on the world in some cases in Low Violence and Pyrovision
  • Fixed decapitations creating head gibs in Low Violence and Pyrovision
  • Fixed Hitman’s Heatmaker headshot not properly getting counted on the scoreboard
  • Fixed tracers being fired for other weapons (SMGs) while in focus
  • Fixed Sydney Sleeper’s bonus not properly protecting against Decapitating Headshots
  • Added team color to rainbow-showered players in Pyrovision
  • Updated localization files

Counter-Strike: Source
  • Added ConVars sv_rcon_maxpacketsize and sv_rcon_maxpacketbans to allow server admins to control the maximum RCON packet size and whether or not users get banned for exceeding that limit. The defaults reflect the existing behavior.
  • Fixed not being able to import custom spray images on Macs
  • Fixed Macs cancelling http map downloads that take longer than 30 seconds
  • Updated the HTML renderer for displaying server MOTD
Product Update - Valve
An update to Counter-Strike: Source has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Counter-Strike: Source. The major changes include:

  • Fixed a client crash related to dynamic model loading
  • Fixed dedicated server not receiving restart requests when updates are released
  • Fixed IP bans not applying to RCON access
  • Fixed server crash exploit related to audio buffer overruns
  • Fixed server crash caused by using changelevel2
  • Updated console logging system to minimize opening and closing of files, greatly improving performance under certain conditions
  • Additional improvements for client/server stability
  • Fixed a problem that allowed malicious clients to disable the "ping" and "status" commands for other connected clients
  • Fatal engine errors are now written to the server log file
  • Added sv_lowedict_threshold and sv_lowedict_action which allow the engine to take action before running out of free edicts
    • Possible values for sv_lowedict_action are: 0 - no action, 1 - warn to log file, 2 - attempt to restart the game, if applicable, 3 - restart the map, 4 - go to the next map in the map cycle
  • Added changelevel_next server command which changes to the next map in the map cycle
  • Added mp_restartgame_immediate ConVar which has the same effect as mp_restartgame without a delay
Product Update - Valve
An update to Counter-Strike: Source has been released. The update will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:
  • Limit the effective FOV of players using wide-screen resolutions with aspect ratios wider than 1.85:1. The sv_restrict_aspect_ratio_fov ConVar can be changed to remove the restriction or make the restriction also apply to full-screen players.
  • Fixed a demo playback crash
  • Changed the way bot counts are displayed in the server browser: the bot column is now next to the player column and always visible. Bot count is no longer subtracted from maxplayers.
  • Adjusted error messages on servers when players drop due to Steam authentication failure to be more clear
  • Additional important server messages now go to the server log instead of just the console
  • Fixed the HUD radar not using the correct colors for players
  • Fixed the HUD radar background disappearing after level change
  • Fixed the class menu models not animating correctly
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Counter-Strike: Source and Day of Defeat: Source have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:
  • Fixed the in-game overview map not drawing the background material
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)
  • Fixed a bug which caused Windows Aero Extensions video option to always be enabled, regardless of setting. Disabling this can improve compatibility with third-party programs and overlays, but may also affect performance.
  • Fixed SourceTV showing player counts for the game server instead of the number of clients connected to the SourceTV server

Team Fortress 2
  • Australian Christmas has begun!
    • Added community-contributed winter event items
    • Added new Grordbort Pyro and Engineer item sets
    • Added the "Valve Gift Grab 2011 – TF2" achievement
    • Added Naughty and Nice winter keys to the Mann Co. store
  • Added a new Valve-authored control point map: Foundry
    • added 12 achievements for Foundry
    • added achievement reward milestone reward for Foundry achievement
  • Added UGC Highlander medals
  • Relaxed some restrictions on what misc items can be equipped simultaneously
  • Additional improvements for client stability
  • Updated the localization files

Day of Defeat: Source
  • Added the "Valve Gift Grab 2011 – DoD:S" achievement
  • Updated the localization files

Counter-Strike: Source
  • Added the "Valve Gift Grab 2011 – CS:S" achievement
  • Added rate limiting for connections and added the following ConVars to support that:
    • sv_max_connects_sec
    • sv_max_connects_window
    • sv_max_connects_sec_global
  • Dramatically improved the dynamic model loading system's memory usage, performance, and stability
  • Reduced memory usage on systems running Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7
  • Improved alt-tab handling under Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Fixed a client crash during demo playback
  • Updated the localization files
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