Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Team Fortress 2
  • Added the Mann-conomy.
    • Added 65 new items (hats, weapons, tools, minigames, gifts, crates).
    • Added the Mann Co. Store & Catalog.
    • Added Trading.
    • Added Item customization.
  • Additional TF2 features
    • Added new auto-team-scramble system:
      • Set mp_scrambleteams_auto to 1 (default) to automatically scramble the teams if the criteria is met
      • Set mp_scrambleteams_auto_windifference to set the number of round wins a team must lead by in order to trigger an auto scramble (default is 2)
    • Updated how Spy disguise targets are selected to more randomly distribute the selections
    • Fixed the FreezePanel background not using the correct color if you were killed by a player or building on your own team
    • Server browser tweaks
      • It will now encourage you to add servers to Favorites or Blacklists after you have a good/bad experience on them.
      • The Server Browser now automatically closes after successfully connecting to a server (opt-out via the Options-Multiplayer->Advanced dialog)
  • Achievement tuning
    • Demoman achievement "The Stickening" changed to 3 from 5.
    • Heavy achievement "Krazy Ivan" changed to 50 from 100.
    • Medic achievement "Consultation" changed to 3 from 5.
    • Medic achievement "Peer Review" changed to 10 from 50.
    • Medic achievement "Placebo Effect" changed to 2 from from 5.
    • Medic achievement "FYI I am A Medic" changed to 1 from 5.
    • Medic achievement "Family Practice" changed to 5 from 10.
    • Soldier achievement "Geneva Contravention" changed to 3 from 5.
    • Scout achievement "Strike Zone" now counts assists.
    • Scout achievements "Fall Classic" and "Foul Territory" are fixed.

Engine (CS:S, DoD:S, TF2, HL2:DM)
  • Added sv_alltalk to the list of convars that are checked for the sv_tags list.
  • Fixed a model instance crash.
  • Removed engine ConVar "r_ForceRestore"

Other Games
  • Half-Life 2: Deathmatch
    • Updated to run on the Orange Box engine with CS:S, DoD:S, and TF2
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, 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:

Source Engine Changes (CS:S, DoD:S, TF2)
  • Optimizations to multi-core rendering
  • Removed -heapsize command line argument. Some detail: This command made sense in Half-Life 1’s memory manager. The current engine manages memory in a way that doesn’t need it specified. Under some circumstances, specifying a non-optimal heapsize causes crashes and/or reduced performance
  • Fixed an exploit that allowed people to send fake VAC messages to clients
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Engine (CS:S, DoD:S, TF2)
  • Fixed clients locking up while attempting to load the game and re-enabled signature checking

Team Fortress 2
  • Fixed a case where some items would display an empty string for their name
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, 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:

Source Engine Changes (CS:S, DoD:S, TF2)
  • Disabled signature checking to determine if it's the source of some reported launch issues
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Counter-Strike: Source have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Counter-Strike: Source
  • Fixed a crash that could occur if a player disconnected shortly after attacking a bot
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, 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:

Source Engine Changes (CS:S, DoD:S, TF2)
  • Disabled clients loading server plug-ins unless the plug-ins are signed by Steam or the client is running in insecure mode.
  • Added a checkbox to the Options->Audio dialog to control muting the audio when the game window is in the background.

Counter-Strike: Source
  • Fixed crash in custom maps using the trigger_camera entity.

Team Fortress 2
  • Fixed another bug in the Steamworks internal stats reporting.
  • Updated the localization files.
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Counter-Strike: Source and Team Fortress 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Source Engine Changes (CS:S, DoD:S, TF2)
  • Fixed a case where servers would lock-up while writing .dmp files

Counter-Strike: Source
  • Fixed some minor smoke grenade bugs

Team Fortress 2
  • Fixed a bug in the Steamworks internal stats reporting
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Counter-Strike: Source have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Source Engine ( TF2, DoD:S, CS:S )
  • Fixed hang when typing "map" twice in the console

Counter-Strike: Source
  • Smoke Grenades
    • Made them bloom faster
    • Made them more opaque
    • Fixed "one way" smoke
  • Changed walk speed to be 0.52x of run speed ( Counter-Strike 1.6 )
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Counter-Strike: Source, Team Fortress 2 and Day of Defeat: Source have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Source Engine Changes (CS:S, DoD:S, TF2)
  • Fixed a crash on startup with some video drivers
  • Fixed a bug where the speaker config would be lost on Windows Vista / 7
  • Fixed a case where alt-tab would stop rendering models
  • Made the ‘X’ that closes the achievements screen visible by default in 1280x720 resolution
  • Made disconnect messages wrap so they don’t get truncated
  • Made kick / disconnect messages more legible

Counter-Strike: Source
  • Fixed a memory leak in the dedicated server
  • Fixed a problem that could cause the crosshair to expand briefly after the trigger is released
  • Made crosshair scale independently of framerate, matching the old behavior at 100 fps. This does not affect actual recoil, fire rate, or spread – only the expansion of the crosshair. Added cl_legacy_crosshair, which defaults to the new behavior
  • Made the crosshair for the Glock and Famas scale correctly upon firing in burst mode
  • Removed ability to jump to inaccessible locations using grenades (flashboosting). Added sv_enableboost (defaulted to 0) for those who prefer to allow this behavior
  • Fixed an issue with involving incorrect armor protection vs. grenade damage. Added sv_legacy_grenade_damage (defaulted to 0) to allow servers to revert to the original behavior
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the freezecam sound to be heard when spectating a player who dies
  • Fixed an issue that could cause KeyHintText to generate junk characters
  • Prevented ragdoll spasm that could occur when using the jointeam command
  • Addressed a problem with the sniper rifles that prevented unzooming during auto-reload after shooting all the bullets in a clip
  • Fixed an issue with the AWP and Scout that could cause their zooms to vibrate briefly after a reload
  • Fixed map cycling so that the cycle now starts from the map selected by the user instead of going back to the first map
  • Fixed mp_restartgame so that it resets MVPs as well as score and deaths
  • Removed fun fact from achievements summary screen and associated playerblotter functionality
  • Throttled warning messages for disabled achievements to no more than once every 60 seconds
  • Made the silhouette that appears when you hit AUTO-SELECT on the Terrorist choose a class screen fit within its borders
  • Fixed lock radar rotation option in the GUI. Setting this option now works
  • Fixed a potential crash with custom huds
  • Fixed a bug in walk prediction

Team Fortress 2
  • Fixed a bug in the Steamworks stats reporting
  • Fixed the new Worms gear not playing the correct sound during the Equalizer taunt
  • Fixed map cycling so that the cycle now starts from the map selected by the user instead of going back to the first map
  • Fixed a memory leak in the dedicated server
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Counter-Strike: Source have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Counter-Strike: Source
  • Added a new server ConVar "sv_competitive_minspec" that enforces the following restrictions on clients when set to 1:
    • r_drawdetailprops 1
    • r_staticprop_lod (-1 to 3)
    • fps_max minimum 60 (or 0)
    • cl_detailfade minimum 400
    • cl_detaildist minimum 1200
    • cl_interp (0 to 0.031)
    • cl_interp_ratio (1 to 2)
  • Fixed ragdolls popping when using mp_fadetoblack 1
  • Fixed a buffer overrun exploit that could be used to attack/crash servers.
  • Fixed a crash at startup when no sound emitter scripts were loaded.
  • Fixed a crash that could happen if a custom model was loaded with missing materials.
  • Fixed a crashed related to alt-tab.
  • Fixed a potential crash in the shaders.
  • Fixed a crash when running custom maps with missing model files
  • Removed the client console commands "mat_supress" and "mat_debug"
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