Product Update - Valve
SEv2 Update 1.04: 29th May 2012


New Features/Content:

- 2 new Multiplayer maps available for DM and TDM:
* Coast
* Graves
- Command Line Options added to fix/diagnose/workaround various issues customers are having:
* "-nosound" - disables all sound.
* "-novid" - disables all movie playback.
* "-60hz" - should now clamp to 60Hz in all cases.
* "-RV6xx" - for older ATI chipsets (for example, Radeon HD 3650) as a workaround for a driver crash in some areas (such as Facility - level 3).
- New server option: Headshot Only (AKA: Power 10)
- New server option: Sudden Death
- New server option: Team Autobalancing
- Voice-comms mute via the console ("Voice.Mute" and "Voice.UnMute" with a substring of player name).
- Console available on Ctrl-Tab as well as the grave key for non-US-English keyboard configurations.
- In-game "swap team" button for balancing.
- Players remaining on the loading screen, or not respawning, for more than 3 minutes after game has started will now be kicked.
- Spawn-point evaluation changed to try to prevent spawning behind the enemy in Multiplayer.
- Coop Lobby chat in place.
- Added Compute Shader versions of HDR Bloom and Depth of Field effects for DX11 hardware.
- Added Supersampling option for top-end graphics cards. Choose between Off (default), 2.25x and 4.0x supersampling. This can be used in conjunction with existing Anti-Aliasing options.
- Added Advanced Shadows option - this enables contact hardening shadows on DX11 hardware.


Fixes:

- Fixed issue with black square occasionally displayed when destroying explosives.
- Tweaks to the following maps:
* Opernplatz (Multiplayer only)
* Kreuzberg (Multiplayer only)
- Various voting improvements in Multiplayer.
- Partial fix to fix grenade throwing during periods of high-latency in Multiplayer.
- Fixes to tagging when joining a Multiplayer game-in-progress.
- Panzerfaust kills now counted against the career stats.
- Partial fix to solve people seeing different servers when refreshing the server-list.
- Partial fix to prevent graphic card overheating while game is minimised.
- Successfully completed Overwatch missions can now be retried.
- Various server browser fixes:
* Longer search times
* More search results allowed
* Fixed flickering text while scrolling with the mousewheel


Dedicated Server improvements:
* Invites to dedicated servers fixed.
* There is a new console command "Server.Say" which can be used to send text chat from the dedicated server.
* Dedicated server logs more game information.
* The console command reference has been updated.
* The example server config file has been updated.


If you encounter problems, please contact us on: Sev2_support@rebellion.co.uk.

Product Update - Valve
Pole Position 2012 Update 4.3 Changelog:

- Bug fixed: When you deactivated or activated a team, that team would be doubled
- Bug fixed: Self-developed fuel tanks above level 2 could not be installed
- The effect of the driver attribute “Quick on Curves” has been reduced
- Bug fixed: An incorrect value was displayed for handling in the wind tunnel
- The amount of gas now has a stronger effect on lap times.
- The difference between hard & soft tires is now greater
- New drivers now demand a salary depending on their talent (no longer just 10,000)
- Emails are now sorted by date
- When you save a game, the date is now also included in the savegames’ name
- Bug fixed: The tire rule was no longer working
- Changes in weather have now been greatly reduced
- Chance of rain reduced
- Bug fixed: Extremely slow cars should now no longer hold up following cars.
- Bug fixed: After starting a new game, it was possible to select a sponsor from the old game
- Members of the pit crew are now between 19 and 30 years old
- Employee talent now increases randomly
- Tire wear now has a stronger effect on lap times
- In training & qualification, you can now view the intervals for the first and leading car, using a new button in the race display
- In a race, you can now view the intervals for the first and leading car relative to the last checkpoint, using a new button in the race display
- The strength of NPC teams increases & decreases
- The leading car in a race is now marked with a star-symbol
- Only the current year is displayed in the lower bar: “2012 Season”
- Bug fixed: The salary for your own drivers was not being deducted
- Bug fixed: Rain tires B deteriorated too quickly
- The talent of the junior drivers no longer increases so quickly
- Bug fixed: The salary for personnel was not being deducted
- Random events now occur less frequently, some have been removed
- Bug fixed: Weather conditions were only being adopted by the cars for a few seconds after the start of a race
- Bug fixed: The winner of a race isn’t overwriting the winner of the previous race anymore.
- An icon now indicates which driver is selected in a race
- When both cars are called to the pit at the same time during a race, there’s no longer a bug that left one car stuck in the pit. The second car will recognize that the pit is occupied and will attempt a pit stop during the next lap.
Product Release - Valve
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Announcement - Valve
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Product Update - Valve
- Improved dashboard positioning/sizing for 16x9 resolutions.
- For live games, fixed the WATCH button coming up too early and an error where you could be connected to a game that has already completed.
- Made changes to hero picker based on community feedback.
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