Announcement - Valve
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May 17, 2013
Product Update - Valve

Now announcing a permanent price drop for Fortix 2.



The former price has been lowered by 80%. Buy Fortix 2 now for only $1.99!

Product Update - Valve
Improvements:
— Turn resolution code has been optimized, resulting in speed improvement during AI turns.
— Better support for scaling interface windows.
— Provinces under AI control will now trigger random events just like the player’s provinces do.
— Maximum zoom level on strategic map has been increased a little; the camera can be brought even closer to the ground level now.
— AI construction decisions have been improved.

Fixes:
— Fixed an error with the body of a slain hero taking too long to be delivered to stronghold.
— Fixed an error with AI heroes’ level computation, resulting in AI heroes gaining levels too fast.
— Fixed an error causing the AI to engage into battles with hopeless odds of victory.
— Fixed an error causing the AI to ignore the construction limits, such as constructing 5 first tier military buildings instead of 4.
— Fixed an error causing the AI to overspend on mercenaries.
— Fixed an error in construction window, when clicking to select the Great Temples set of buildings caused selection of the Matter Transmutation set instead.
— Fixed an error with unlocking the “Viva la Revolucion!” achievement.
— Fixed an error where the unit selected in the garrison window sometimes could not be deselected and dropped from cursor, resulting in the game getting stuck in the garrison window.
— Fixed a misguiding tooltip on a bottom panel button in the citadel interface.
— Fixed a tactical combat interface error with ending turn while a spell is selected.
— Fixed an error with a medal being awarded after winning a shard for conquering every province therein.
— Fixed erroneous display of access conditions for the third foreign quarter building of lizardmen allies.
Product Update - Valve
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:


Source Engine Changes
  • Fixed server CPU spikes caused by compression of string tables and packets.
  • Added sv_netspike, sv_netspike_sendtime_ms, and sv_netspike_output convars for investigating server performance
  • net_compresspackets_minsize default value increased to 1024. This convar now also determines the threshold to determine when a "fragment" (logical game network message, before being broken up into network packets) is compressed.
  • Added vprof_vtrace and vprof_report_oninterval convars, and tweaked vprof_dump_spikes and vprof_dump_oninterval to reduce output

Team Fortress 2
  • Added the Robotic Boogaloo community update: http://www.teamfortress.com/roboticboogaloo/
  • Fixed a chat exploit that would cause other clients to timeout from dedicated servers
  • Updated the Mann Co. Store
    • Added RoboCrate Keys
    • Added A Random RoboKey Gift
    • Added Pile of RoboKey Gifts
    • Backpack Expanders on sale at 80% off
  • Updated the localization files
Product Release - Valve
Bad Bots is Now Available on Steam and is 25% off.

As Sam McRae, last surviving member of the “Titan Hauler” crew, you must hack and blast your way through an onslaught of truly bad 'bots to find a way to prevent a potential planet-destroying catastrophe. The mystery of what happened to everyone while you were in cryostasis unfolds around you as you wade through the bodies of your fallen shipmates, unloading round after round into your relentless automaton attackers.

*Offer ends May 24th at 10AM Pacific Time.

Product Update - Valve
Hotfix: Unlocking multiplayer maps
Update Anomaly 2 now in order to unlock all multiplayer maps even when playing matches that are not ranked! This update make it easier to gain access to the ELEN'S CHALLENGE - the biggest and most difficult arena in the game!

Product Release - Valve
Dragon's Lair is Now Available on Steam and is 10% off!*

Haven't heard of Dragon's Lair?! Well, you play the heroic Dirk the Daring, a valiant knight on a quest to rescue the fair princess from the clutches of an evil dragon! Originally released in the summer of 1983, Dragon's Lair has solidified itself as a cultural icon in gaming.

Control the actions of the daring adventurer, finding your way through the castle of a dark wizard, who has enchanted it with treacherous monsters and obstacles. In the mysterious caverns below the castle, your odyssey continues against the awesome forces that oppose your efforts to reach the dragon’s lair.

*Offer ends May 24th at 10AM Pacific Time
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Product Update - Valve
Patch 1716:

[Controls] Added possibility to change the keyboard setup in an external file
[Controls] Added default left handed control setup
[Camera] Fixed FoV automatically returning back to 45
[Camera] Improved the out of fight camera
[FX] Fixed rare FX issue with technomancers power on lower configurations
[Graphics] Fixed rare remaining cases where characters could sometime be stuck in the ceiling [Tutorial] Fixed rare cases where a tutorial popup won't close
[Saves] Fixed savegames with UNC path
[Quests] Various quests fixes
[Sound] Added -stereo and -surround command line options to force audio mode selection
Product Update - Valve
Rev: 76128

- Updates to Telekinesis gamepad controls: Allow cycling through Telekinesis-enabled objects using shoulder buttons
- Updates to in-game gamepad control screen page & gamepad tooltips, to properly communicate latest control settings
- Updates to in-game control screen page ordering: Show gamepad controls page 1st, keyboard-and-mouse page 2nd
- Updates to customkeys.ini file to provide players with ability to override controls for new Telekinesis focus-cycling commands
- Minor level updates to improve flow when playing with a gamepad (e.g. minor modifications to end-puzzle in level 15)
- Updates to pdf manual gamepad control page

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