Oct 2, 2012
Product Update - Valve
This update addresses a number of issues, including:
• Fixed an issue with frame rates that was introduced in patch #2
• Fixed an issue where using a flashback could result in an engine blowout effect. This would also result in the player doing an unnecessary pit stop if they were trying to serve a drive through penalty.
• Fixed the achievement “The Equipment May Be The Same” to unlock in Career as per the description
• Reduced the amount of starting fuel that the user is given for races Austin as it was previously too high
• Fixed some issues in Co-op Qualifying when only one user progresses to the next session
• Fixed a number of camera and graphical issues
• Fixed several issues which would display the incorrect number of players in a lobby or a race
Announcement - Valve
Now until Thursday at 4PM Pacific Time, save big on the Elder Scrolls Collection as this week's Midweek Madness!

This collection includes the award-winning titles Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim along with the Dawnguard DLC for Skyrim!

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Announcement - Valve
Now until Thursday at 4PM Pacific Time, take 50% off The Secret World as this week's Midweek Madness!

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Announcement - Valve
Farming Simulator 2013 is now available for Pre-Purchase on Steam and comes with the exclusive Lamborghini R6 135!

Animal husbandry, crops, sales… It's up to you to manage and grow your own farm in a huge, totally new world! As you progress in your career and complete different missions, you'll control more than a hundred farming vehicles and machines faithfully recreated from the biggest names in the industry. It also comes with an online mode and online services, so you'll be able to manage a farm with up to 10 other players.

Announcement - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 75% off Universe at War!

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Product Update - Valve
Patch 17 is now live!

This patch brings network fixes and also solves some glitches some perceptive players have found. It includes the following:

NETWORK
  • Fix for lost network peers not being timed out properly and blocking drop-in for other peers

  • Fix for rare client crash occuring if host drops a client that has missed the loading sequence from lobby to load-out

  • Fixed network related bugs connected to time outs

  • Made a fix for clients not being able to connect with each other under severe network related circumstances

  • Made a fix connected to clients that have been kicked out of the lobby and then tries to rejoin the game again

  • Fixed a bug where the game would crash while dropping in a game


GENERAL:

  • Fixed a collision error in UNDERCOVER where you could go glitch out of the map

  • Fixed a bug in PANIC ROOM where players were able to take money bundles from areas originally not intended to

  • Fixed a bug in COUNTERFEIT where players were able to jump up on the roof

  • Fixed a bug in NO MERCY where the elevator display wouldn’t work properly



  • That's it for now!
    OVERKILL Crew

Product Update - Valve
[ NEW FEATURES AND CONTENT ]
-Replaced Competitive mode "Join in Progress" matchmaking system with "Queued" matchmaking.
   -Searching for a Competitive game, either from "Find a Game" or "Play with Friends," will enter the player/s ( between 1 and 5 ) into a waiting queue. Once 10 compatible players are found then the game will begin.
   -Players that disconnect from a match can reconnect to it from the main menu or abandon it. Abandoning a game will result in a cooldown period during which no new competitive match can be joined.
   -Note: Elo will be recalibrated for the new matchmaking system over the coming weeks.
-New maps:
   -de_vertigo is now available for Classic Casual and Classic Competitive.
   -ar_monastery is now available for Arms Race.

[ MINOR FIXES ]

-Weapon changes:
   -Reduced p90 kill award from 300% of default to 200%.
   -Reduced other SMG kill awards from 300% of default to 200%.
   -Increased Bizon kill award from default to 200%.
   -Reduced all shotguns' price by 300.
-Guns are now considered "reloaded" at the point during the reload animation in which they visually appear to be reloaded - this allows you to switch away from a gun after the new magazine has been entered without having to wait until the whole reload animation has finished * the weapon refire delay after starting a reload is not affected.
-Fixed HUD not showing during demo playback.
-Changes to Matchmaking Lobby
   -Removed global Join Button and added Join Buttons for individual friends in the Invite Friends section.
   -Join state is now visible when you browse the friends list.
   -Removed global Steam Profile button and added ability to click on any avatar image to see Steam Profile.
   -Removed global Invite Button and added Invite Buttons for individual friends in the Invite Friends section.
-Added new feature section to the main menu
-Fixed issue that caused doors and other "pusher" entities to move at the wrong speed when the tick rate was > 64 Hz.
-Fixed post-process blur effect getting enabled (and left on) during demo playback if the player invoked the buy menu.
-Fixed MOTD on OSX.
-Fixed scoreboard getting stuck in toggle mode after halftime sometimes.
-Fixed ability to connect to community servers using server browser from in*game pause menu.
-Fixed exploit where models could be subsituted via a hardware performance setting.
-Fixed memory corruption related to bots cleaning up their occupied nav areas.
-Fixed spectator glow materials not being precached.
-Resolved several minor bugs to clean up console spew on launch and map load.
-Fixed a crash associated with targetIDs and the sv_competitive_official_5v5 convar.
-Votes that match or exceed the number needed to succeed now end the vote early instead of waiting for the timer to expire.
-The radar now displays when a player or bomb is above and below you.
-Reduced the aim punch that happens when shot in arms and legs as well as in the chest/stomach when wearing chest armor.
-Slightly increased the velocity boost grenades get when thrown by moving players.
-Fixed in-game voice chat not working with some microphones on OSX.
-Added convars mp_teamname_t and mp_teamname_ct that allow overriding team names on the scoreboard.
-Fixed grenade bounce being significantly reduced when tossed at the ground at most angles.
-Fixed not being able to vote when spectating/observing or when the scoreboard was up.
-Changes to warmup period:
   -Players now respawn in the warmup period.
   -Warmup periods now only end when the warmup time expires.
   -Warmup period no longer allows friendly fire.
-The community server browser warning pop*up can now be dismissed and told to never show again.
-There is now a visual and audible change in place of the silence on planted c4 when its about to explode.
-Fixed the medals on the main menu showing the wrong categories.
-The Buy Previous hotkey in the buy menu now only buys things that you purchased in the previous round.
-Fixed an exploit that let players infinitely spawn golden knives.
-Fixed a case where if all players on both teams had the same clan team name the were considered on the same team.
-Fixed a crash on startup when launching a game by joining a game server from Steam.
Announcement - Valve
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Announcement - Valve
In celebration of the new Steam Workshop for Total War: Shogun 2, save 25% off the entire Total War Franchise and even bigger saving on select Total War titles each day, now through October 1st at 10am Pacific Time.

Today only, save 75% off Total War: SHOGUN 2 and Fall of the Samurai. Owners of either of these titles will also receive the Shogun Veil in Team Fortress 2 and the Shogun Helmet in Spiral Knights.

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Total War: Shogun 2 Workshop
A thousand battles, a thousand victories, but are they yours?
Create, discover and download historical battle scenarios, multiplayer maps and the most popular and accomplished mods. Or try out Total War TEd editor to create and upload your own.

The "best Total War yet" just got better. Today The Creative Assembly has launched the Total War™: SHOGUN 2 Assembly Kit; a suite of tools that enables ground-up modification of the entire Total War™: SHOGUN 2 product family. This release also includes an update to TEd (the existing Battle Map Editor), which enables Steam Workshop integration and the ability to create scripted single-player historical battles. A sample historical battle, custom-built by The Creative Assembly, is available now on Steam to give new modders a convenient starting point.

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