May 9, 2012
Product Update - Valve
Update Notes:


- Most monster attacks can be blocked now
- Player has the ability to dodge during combat

- Fixed issue with flickering trees in far distance
- Fixed issue with SLI graphic cards
- Fixed a crash with 7.1 sound system configuration
- Fixed a crash during climbing
- Fixed issue within return to ship option
- Fixed rain in interiors
- Crew members can't be killed by monsters anymore
- Player get the cunning potion after he crafted it
- Fixed issues with skill teachers


- Maximum amount of automatic saves was limited to 10
- Improvements in monster combat AI
- Improvements in character AI if they get attacked from behind
- Improved vegetation rendering
- Improved object view distance
- Improved terrain rendering

- Simplify cannon sabotage in Puerto Isabella
- Merchant on Sword Coast sells Rum and Grog
- Removed exploit for shooting game
- Mara's health increased
- Stealbeard's hat can't be sold anymore


- Spieler kann nun die meisten Angriffe von Monstern blocken
- Spieler verfügt nun über einen "Ausweichen" Move im Kampf

- Bäume in der Entfernung flackern nun auf NVidia Karten nicht mehr
- Probleme mit Grafikkarten im SLI Verbund gelöst
- Absturz bei Verwendung eines 7.1 Soundsystems behoben
- Selten auftretenden Absturz beim klettern behoben
- Fehler bei "Rückkehr zum Schiff" Option behoben
- Fehler bei Regen in Innenräumen behoben
- Crew Mitglieder können nun nicht mehr von Monstern getötet werden
- Spieler erhält nun das Item Narrensaft nach dem brauen
- Fehler beim erlernen von bestimmten Fähigkeiten behoben


- Es werden nur noch maximal zehn Autosaves angelegt
- Verbesserung im Angriffsverhalten der Monster KI
- Verbesserung im Angriffsverhalten wenn Charactere von hinten angegriffen wurden
- Verbesserung in der Darstellung der Vegetation
- Verbesserung der Sichtweite für Gegenstände
- Verbesserung der Darstellung des Geländes

- Kannonen sabotieren in Puerto Isabella ist jetzt wesentlich einfacher
- Händlerin an der Schwertküste verkauft jetzt auch Rum
- Exploit beim Schießen Minispiel entfernt
- Lebenspunkte von Mara erhöht
- Stahlbarts Hut kann nun nicht mehr verkauft werden
Product Update - Valve
(Build 154741)
- Middle mouse button didn't work on OSX. Fixed.
- Mouse wheel didn't work properly on OSX. Fixed.
- Fixed wrong calculations of tangent space for plane-mappings in vertex shaders.
- Fixed problem with black screen on Mac systems with ATI GPUs and OS X Snow Leopard.

Product Update - Valve
An update to the Source SDK has been released. The update will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

- Fixed faceposer crash in Source Multiplayer
- Added Maya 2012 support
- Updated Maya launch scripts and configs
- Added which is a command line driven non-gui version of itemtest for batch processing of items
Announcement - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 75% off Wolfenstein 3-D!

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Announcement - Valve
Save 50% on Alan Wake during this week's Midweek Madness!

When the wife of the best-selling writer Alan Wake disappears on their vacation, his search turns up pages from a thriller he doesn’t even remember writing. A Dark Presence stalks the small town of Bright Falls, pushing Wake to the brink of sanity in his fight to unravel the mystery and save his love.

Additionally Alan Wake's American Nightmare is now available for Pre-Purchase on Steam.

Announcement - Valve
Alan Wake's American Nightmare is now available for pre-purchase on Steam! Pre-purchase now and receive 10% off. Own the original Alan Wake on Steam and receive an extra 15% off.

In this brand new standalone experience, Alan Wake fights the herald of darkness, the evil Mr. Scratch! A thrilling new storyline, hordes of creepy enemies, serious firepower and beautiful Arizona locations, combined with a fun and challenging new game mode make this a must for Alan Wake veterans, and the perfect jumping on point for new players!

Product Release - Valve
The Collection 1 DLC is Now Available on Steam and includes 4 Multiplayer/Survival Mode Maps & 2 Special Ops Missions for Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3.

Armed with just this one content pack, players can choose between heading to a militarized Central Park in Liberation, destroying scenic vistas in a seaside Italian getaway in Piazza, raining glass on New York passersby from 70-stories-up in Overwatch, and battling beside a downed Air Force One in Black Box.

As if that breadth of multiplayer variety wasn’t enough, fans of Special Ops can hop aboard snowmobiles to infiltrate a diamond mine in Black Ice or head to India, where Negotiator will leave the fate of hostages in their hands.

Product Release - Valve
Warlock: Master of the Arcane is now available on Steam!

The latest game in the popular Majesty series, Warlock: Master of the Arcane introduces turned-based strategy and global conquest to the fantastic world of Ardania. In a time of chaotic upheaval, the player takes the role of a great mage, a warlord vying for ultimate power. Your mission is to build an empire, expand your borders, research new spells and conquer your enemies. Become the ultimate Warlock and rule over all of Ardania!

Announcement - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 66% off Anomaly: Warzone Earth!

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Product Release - Valve
The new free Portal 2 update titled "Perpetual Testing Initiative" is now available on Steam!

The "Perpetual Testing Initiative" allows players to easily create, share, and play Portal 2 puzzles. The Initiative comes with a simplified puzzle maker that allows that creation of mind-bending puzzles without ever leaving the game.

The puzzle maker can directly publish maps to the Steam Workshop where users can browse, vote on, and select to play them. Selected puzzles will automatically be downloaded and installed inside Portal 2.