Product Update - Valve
Patch 1.11.5.3
Released September 23, 2012
This patch addresses a number of issues:

* Tweaks to various areas to prevent units from getting stuck.
* Fixed a potential crash bug when applying affixes and effects.
* Fix for Berserker geyser proc showing up as a mappable skill.
* Fixed several typos.
* Fixed friends list based achievements.
* Spell-learning achievements now don't incorrectly trigger based on other players.
* Fix a bug when recalculating the price on objects to make sure the calculation is based on the correct data.
* Fixes to some logic in the Frosted Hills.
* Fix for triggering Shocking Burst and Arc Beam out of range while hitting shift that could cause chain casting.
* Fix for potential issue when units would queue removed/unavailable skills.
* Fix for having more than 100% reduction to charge decay or a negative flat charge decay.
* Changed lootable rocks to be non-colliding as they could occasionally block very narrow corridors.
* Improvements to journal tooltips.
* Proc affixes scale better with player level.
* 'Resist Slow' affix fixed.
* Berserker 'Wolf Shade' now has the (intended) 60 second cooldown applied to all ranks.
* Fix for mistriggering when chaining two skills together when there is an early hit-frame.
* Safety check to stop any looping skills that get stuck in the 'on' state when the character is not performing a skill.
* Put in protection against character save file corruption. Corrupted characters will not appear in the list of characters.
* Removed display of other users' IP addresses in multiplayer games.
* Removed access to console commands in multiplayer games.
* Removed Steam Cloud toggle in the settings file (it didn't do anything); the ability to toggle is available in the Steam client.
* Fixed a bug that could cause multiple Tower of the Moon entrances to appear in the world.
* Implemented a few specific boss room pathing fixes.
* The game's login dialog now correctly allows passwords up to 64 characters long.
* Fixed bug with 'Poison Burst' procs.
* Fix for bug where rapid clicks could misspend stat points.
* Made significant optimizations to particle collisions.
* Fixed rare crash when turning in quest in the Undercurrents.
* Fixed problems with characters or shared shash items disappearing.

If users have any problems with disappearing characters or shared stash items, please contact support@runicgames.com and we may be able to resolve the problem.
Product Update - Valve
An update to Counter-Strike: Source has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Counter-Strike: Source. The major changes include:

  • Fixed a client crash bug caused by overflow of the audio cache
  • Fixed a bug that allowed server browser network activity to continue after choosing a server
Product Update - Valve
4.10. Patch 1.7 release notes

- Adventure Pack "Danse Macabre" Compatibility:
- Campaign
- Two new campaign maps
- New neutral building 'Magic Menagerie'
- Unique End Boss 'Dragonwraith'
- New Dynasty Traits
- New Hero 'Sandro'
- New Heroes available for purchase in the Altar of Wishes
- New Dynasty Weapon 'Staff of the Netherworld'
- New Artifact Set
- New Achievements
- New Player Portraits available for purchase in the Altar of Wishes
- New Dynasty Pet



- New available multi-player maps:
- Warlords of Xeen
- Coast of Intrigue
- The Lost City
- The Conquest of Enroth

- Community bug requests fixes :
- Campaign
- In “Pirates of the Savage Seas” campaign, the secondary hero Falagar receives blood and tears reputation points.
- In “Pirates of the Save Seas” campaign, the secondary hero Falagar has no specialization.
- The secondary Stronghold Campaign hero Akamas does not have the First Blood level specialization during battle.
- Magic Sanctuary hero Himiko has Might heroic strike animation and damage instead of water magic animation and damage.
- Magic Stronghold campaign hero Airini as Might heroic strike animation and damage instead of magic animation and damage.
- Magic Inferno campaign hero Xana has not heroic strike animation.
- Crag Hack’s “Plunder” (+1 gem per week) effect and the All-Seeing Crown artifact effect do not work.
- Dynasty Weapons/Artifacts
- When two or more heroes the Artifact seller building on Adventure map with one of them, you can buy artifacts and scrolls to a remote hero by clicking on his portrait.
- Artifacts that award bonuses to creature damage do not function correctly.
- The "Winterwind Peace Circlet" Artifact doesn't work (already fixed in 1.5.2 patch).
- The "Flamegold Shield" artifact does not award fire resistance (already fixed in 1.5.2 patch).
- The "Gauntlets of the Khan" artifact's second ability (+1 to friendly creatures might damage) doesn't work (already fixed in 1.5.2 patch).
- The "Frozen Chrysanthemum" Artifact doesn't work (already fixed in 1.5.2 patch).
- The level 3 ability (Sephiel’s Voice) of the Heartrending Song takes effect on 5x5 area instead of 3x3.
- The Perfect Silksword’s buff is not enough powerful. (Now gives +30%damage dealt and +40 Luck).
- Missing icon for staff of Cleansing "Tainted Mist" ability in the Spellbook.
- Staff of the Tides level 5 "Ice Barrier" ability does not absorb damage in retaliations.
- Asha's Staff of Eightfold totally refills mana each day instead of the +10 mana.
- The description of the Arachne's level 5 ability contains the value 0.
- The level 3 (Sephiel's Voice) ability of the Heartrending Song gives too little heal.
- Will of Urgash “Burning Fire” ability fire damage can be healed.
- Will of Urgash “Firestorm” damage is not influenced by the Hero's level and Magic Power.
- The number of summoned Juggernauts by the Blade of Binding is not influenced by the Hero’s level.
- Level 5 Staff of the Tides "Ice Barrier" ability was too powerful. It now disappears after the stack is dealt more than 393 damages.
- The "Warping Pendant" artifact will be effective against enemies even if the hero does not have 10 might attack power.
- Different items are present in the Artifact Merchant after loading a game.
- Achievements
- "Some Rotten Forever" achievement cannot be unlocked.
- A fight won without engaging in close combat is not counted for the "Marksman" achievement.
- Abilities/Spells/Traits
- The "Mentoring" ability gives the hero 75% experience instead of 50% as indicated
- The bonus to the "Diplomat" ability awarded by the "Master Diplomat" specialization is too small to make a difference.
- Vampires and Vampire Lords cannot be attacked when they have the "Out of Time" buff.
- The animation of the "Inner Eye" ability can be seen on units that are in the army of a Might hero.
- The "Cleave" skill will trigger for every stack that destroys an enemy stack rather than just the first one.
- Damage dealt by any spell is doubled if the user casts Pressed Attack.
- Demographist II dynasty trait increases elite creature by 1 instead of 2.
- The "Assailant I, II, III" abilities receive the same amount of points on both Tears and Blood reputation.
- Stronghold campaign secondary hero Airini’s first class tears ability cannot be used in combat.
- The Meditation skill will restore 50% of the hero's mana even though the description states it should restore 15%.
- The "Magic Affinity III" skill does not work.
- The Fire Elemental "Cremation" ability does not work.
- Dynasty trait Artifact Finder does not work.
- Level 1 Sanctuary reputation ability for Might heroes is not displayed in the spell book.
- The Lich's "Drain Life" ability doesn't work if the stack that is attacked dies.
- A stack doesn't retaliate when is attacked by an enemy stack affected by "Taunt" ability.
- Localizatio/Text error fixes
- Incorrect message is displayed when the player loses a battle in the arena
- Incorrect description of Movement points for a unit affected by "Haste" spell.
- Incorrect description in the "Vampire Palace" structure tooltip regarding the creature growth.
- Miscellaneous
- The user won't be able to zoom or move the camera using the scroll after he uses the "Statue of Revelation" Haven building
- You can move the portrait of your hero while visiting an Arena or an Arcane Library.
- The combat music effect continues playing after visiting an Arena until an action that triggers another music effect is made.
- In Custom Game, there is not a Chose random enemy faction or/and hero on all slots.
- The "Lightning Bolt,Fire Bolt and Agony" spells have no special effects when killing an enemy stack.
- Loading an autosave creates a new autosave.
- Attacking a hero that is outside the town (a few steps outside) starts a town battle with the defender inside the castle.
- Player is not warned when one or several of his heroes have movement points left when he ends a turn. Now a popup window appears near the hourglass to warn the player.
- The scrollbar does not reset after switching between tabs in the spellbook.
- In the Diving Attack's tooltip there is no information about the special ability's cooldown.
- Right clic info window disappears for no reason. It disappears now at a new right click press.
- There is not a “Lock Dynasty weapon” button in MP lobby.
- The Frost Miya does not increase population by 2 as described, but by 1.
- Low resolution picture for Azkaal in the Bestiary.
- Combat hotkeys are not functional when the user is attacked on passive turn.
- The level bar of a Dynasty Weapon shows a constant value.
- Special Offers (such as 10 crystals for 10 ore, or get 3000 gold for 10 woods etc.) from the Advanced Market changed on Save/Load.

- Bug fixes :
- Localization/Text error fixes :
- The tooltip for the last achievements tab was not localized
- Wrong tooltip for the "Fire Ball" ability.
- In game lobby menu, the number of creatures in your army are shown at the 10th than the number of creatures that you actually have in combat
- Wrong description displayed when opening the fort screen.
- Incorrect description of movement points for a unit affected by "Slow" spell.
- Incorrect description in the "Raging Kennels" structure tooltip regarding the creature growth.
- Incorrect description in the "War Pavilion" structure tooltip regarding the creature growth.
- Incorrect description in the "Harpy Colony" structure tooltip regarding the creature growth.
- Incorrect description in the "Hall of Agony" structure tooltip regarding the creature growth.
- Incorrect description in the "Pen of Chaos" structure tooltip regarding the creature growth.
- Incorrect description in the "Haunted Tower" structure tooltip regarding the creature growth.
- The intermissions and cinematics are not audio translated for "Pirates of the Savage Sea" campaign on Spanish, French and German localizations.
- Inconsistency between tooltip and behavior
- In “A Princess of Varn” scenario map, primary Quest marker is not displayed on the in game map menu.
- Abilities / spells
- The might defense bonus received from Stone Skin spell is shown with a minus instead of a plus on friendly creatures.
- The town portal spells are present in the spell book even if the town portal and advanced town portal are not built.
- Curse of the netherworld will heal friendly stacks when the enemy is undead.
- Despair increases the morale of the enemy instead of decreasing it
- Siege master II has the same base damage for blood and tears reputation
- The heroism, mass ability gives the creatures within your army 13% damage instead of 12%
- Eternal winter ability last only one turn instead of 2 turns
- Duck and cover still has 40% cover defense instead of 50%
- The seraph has the Blade of Mercy ability instead of the Blade of Epiphany ability.
- The celestial has the Blade of Epiphany ability instead of the Blade of Mercy ability.

- Dynasty weapons
- Thunder staff - The +5 air magic bonus points given by the passive ability of the weapon are not received.
- Staff of tides - The +5 water magic bonus points given by the passive ability of the weapon are not received.
- Heartrending song - The +5 light magic bonus points given by the passive ability of the weapon are not received.
- Miscellaneous
- Missing icon for the passive abilities given by the Amulet of thunder, Evercold Icicle, Brythigga Amber, Rune of flame, Sun cross and Heart of Darkness
- The maps created with the editor do not appear in the multiplayer game lobby.
- Incorrect functionality for the creature dismiss hotkey
- No autosave is generated for a hotseat session in offline mode.
- The HUD is not visible for the first player in his first turn playing hotseat.
- The quick save feature is not functional on hotseat mode.
- Team options should be grayed out on 2 player maps .
- The end turn hotkey doesn't work while on water.
- The autosaves are not made daily for the first 4 days, for several campaign maps
- The autosaves are not made daily for a period of 3 to 7 days after starting the map, for several skirmsh maps
- The same hero is available twice for the user, ingame on the same map.
- The perfectionist trait does not work as stated in the description.
- Maniac weekly growth increased to 8 units instead of 9
- The game crashes if the user enters a town before a dialogue box is triggered and tries to change anything in the town screen.
- The final boss, Mother Namtaru, has no animation when she dies.
- Wrong deployment area for creatures in combat map.
- The game crashes if the user tries to load a game from the "End Screen".
- The game crashes when the user confirms the Disconnected from Conflux message.
- The Load Game shortcut does not have any functionality in-game.
- After creating 44 heroes the 'Create New Hero' button is grayed out and no additional heroes can be created.
- The game crashes when loading the first autosave made on any campaign map.
- In “The Lost City” map, the user cannot pick the spell scroll after defeating the stack that guards the area.
- In the 4th map of the Inferno Campaign, there is Wrong deployment area for creatures in combat map.
- The "End Turn" button is functional only after it is pressed a second time.

- Complete Balancing list:
- Ability
- “Fire Vulnerability” (Fire damages taken +20%) effect is now considered as “Might Vulnerability” (Might damages taken +20%).
- “Chilled” and “Frozen” effects now add “Might Vulnerability” effect.
- Circle of Winter ability damage increased to 700/800/900.
- Assailant ability is now based on Blood reputation.
- Defender and Arcane Ward abilities are now based on Tears reputation.
- Assailant, Defender and Arcane Ward abilities give modifiers based on reputation:
- Reputation 0
- Tier I: 2
- Tier II: 3
- Tier III: 4
- Reputation 1
- Tier I: 3
- Tier II: 4
- Tier III: 5
- Reputation 2
- Tier I: 4
- Tier II: 5
- Tier III: 6
- Opposite reputation
- Tier I: 2
- Tier II: 3
- Tier III: 4

- Creature Abilities
- Haven
- Guardian Angel IV healing power decreased to 23% (-5%).
- Marksman “Piercing Bolt” passive ability is now an Active ability.
- Crossbowman health decreased to 20 (-2).
- Marksman health decreased to 24 (-2).
- Sentinel Health increased to 25 (+4).
- Praetorian health increased to 32 (+32).
- Praetorian growth rate decreased to 14 (-1).
- Praetorian movement increased to 5 (+1).
- Sun Rider movement increased to 6 (+1)

- Inferno
- Juggernaut movement increased to 6 (+1).
- Juggernaut Minimum Melee Damage decreased to 17 (-1).
- Juggernaut Maximum Melee Damage decreased to 20 (-1).
- Breeder and Mother Breeder “Mana leach” ability decreased to 4% (-1%).
- Breeder morale decreased to 4 (-6).
- Breeder luck decreased to 8 (-4).
- Mother Breeder has now “Mobile Shooter” ability.
- Mother Breeder cost increased to 550 (+55).
- Mother Breeder morale decreased to 4 (-6).
- Mother Breeder Luck decreased to 10 (-5).

- Necropolis
- Ravenous Ghoul growth rate increased to 10 (+1).
- Ghost growth rate increased to 7 (+1).
- Specter growth rate increased to 10 (+2).
- Vampire’s “Out of Time” passive ability is now an Active ability with a 2 turns cooldown.
- Vampire “Embrace” ability power increased by 5% (20% drain).
- Vampire Lord “Grasp” ability power increased by 5% (25% drain).

- Sanctuary
- Spring Spirits and Mizu-Kamis have now the passive Ability “Water Strike”.

- Stronghold
- First Blood ability movement boost decreased to 1 (-1).
- Crusher Minimum Melee Damage decreased to 4 (-1).
- Crusher Maximum Melee Damage decreased to 8 (-1).
- Crusher health decreased to 34 (-2).
- Crusher growth rate decreased to 9 (-1).
Product Update - Valve
An update to Take on Helicopters has been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Take On Helicopters , update 1.06

Take On Patch "Downtown" highlights:
•Take On Helicopters: Rearmed
•Disappearing cockpit bug fixed
•Stability and performance tweaks merged from Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead

Changelog:

ENGINE
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Applying wheel brakes in non-RTD helicopters could crash the game
Ambient traffic was not always drawn in cockpit view
Head-tracking logic improved: the head position was offset in reverted direction when certain roll limits were reached (looking over shoulder)
Head-tracking head offset sensitivity curve improved
Controller axes sensitives were sometimes set to full
Registry-driven mods: value PATH_FORMAT can be used to expand %DATA% or %MAIN% key values using PATH key
Support for multiple proxy-based weapons on vehicles improved (config entry maverickweaponIndexOffset added)
PBOs are now searched and loaded also from a "Common" sub-folder of mod folders
Zero default value for min/maxMoveX/Y/Z in ViewXXX classes

ENGINE (MERGED FROM OA)
-----------------------
[95939] Fixed: Vehicle interior sometimes disappearing briefly.
[95862] Improved: Server browser now prefers "better" (connectable) servers.
[95783] Fixed: Some sounds (esp. say) queued if played out of hearing range.
[95691] Changed: buildRequired is now limited by the server version, server can never require a higher version than its own.
[95654] Improved: VoN now uses the same port as the game traffic, should make VoN more reliable (less NAT issues).
[95406] Improved: Servers can set vonCodecQuality 11..20 for improved quality (wideband). Ultrawideband 21..30 will be possible in 1.63. The new setting requires a recent client on the talking side, server and listening clients can be any version.
[95308] Improved: MP: Custom game types no longer displayed as Unknown in the server browser.
[95307] Changed: Default matchmaking filter now shows only servers with ping < 100.
[95285] Fixed: Possible crashes after closing the game in MP (Alt+F4)
[94918] New: command unit addMagazine[name, ammoCount]
[94912] Fixed: Video memory detection on W7/x64 sometimes wrong because of bug in IDirect3DDevice9::GetAvailableTextureMem.
[94886] Fixed: Possible gear item duplication (private https://dev-heaven.net/issues/36648)
[94761] TBB 4.0 update 5, (tbb40_20120613oss, http://threadingbuildingblocks.org/ver.php?fid=187)
[94699] Tweak Reinhard tonemapping pars
[94629] Fixed: Wrong magazines are removed with weapon in briefing gear.
[94206] Fixed: Disabled channels can be bypassed in briefing screen (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/33906)
[94049] New: terrainIntersectASL command
[94049] Fixed: terrainIntersect reverted to ATL
[94001] Fixed: "enableItemsDropping = 0;" now even for MP clients
[94001] New: moonIntensity command
[94001] New: sunOrMoon command
[93989] Changed: When dropping weapon unrelated magazine will not be dropped
[93958] New: Dropping items while swimming can be disabled with "enableItemsDropping = 0;" in description.ext
[93945] New: In gear added bars with ammo count
[93945] New: setGearSlotAmmoCount, setIDCAmmoCount, gearIDCAmmoCount, gearSlotAmmoCount gear commands
[93897] New: AToC & PPAA added into UI video options
[93841] Fixed: AI using NVGs as binoculars after dropping their primary weapon (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/27297)
[93821] Changed: Authentication Timeout is distinguished from bad CD key
[93812] Fixed: Restrict gamma value set by profile
[93809] Fixed: Restrict brightness value set by profile
[93722] Fixed: Effects of setDamage to buildings different on clients and server (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/23915#change-136685)
[93701] Fixed: Changing gear in briefing screen is not working reliable in MP (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/16421)
[93680] Optimized: MP: attachTo no longer sends a message when the attachment does not change.
[93672] Fixed: Unable to access AI soldier's gear in map
[93670] Fixed: Prone units stop engaging (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/32475)
[93664] Fixed: Damage of buildings synchronization in MP after JIP (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/25659, https://dev-heaven.net/issues/23915, https://dev-heaven.net/issues/18492)
[93657] Fixed: Target is no longer stored in the long-term target list when forgotten for the second time (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/27895)
[93654] Improved: Tone mapping
[93652] New: Scripting functions visiblePositionASL and nearestBuilding position
[93648] New: Scripting functions ASLToATL and ATLToASL to convert between coordinate systems.
[93624] Changed: Scripting function weaponDirection returns a primary weapon direction when empty string is used as a weapon name.
[93622] New: Scripting function eyeDirection.
[93598] New: Scripting functions eyePos object and aimPos object
[93583] Fixed: Player-created markers not synchronised with JIP clients (see https://dev-heaven.net/issues/6337)
[93575] Fixed: StringLoad command reads unicode
[93570] Fixed: Player-made map markers disappearing in MP under certain circumstances (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/32160)
[93542] New: MP Statistics screen (key I) contains the Server hostname
[93528] Fixed: Max distance for DirectChat raised from 20m to 40m
[93415] Fixed: empty weaponHolder is not deleted when used by remote player
[93398] New: System chat like player connected/disconnected switched to CCSystem=6 channel. New configuration opportunity disableChannels[]={chan1,chan2,...}; in mission description.ext file possible.
[93294] Fixed: Multiple Object not found problems such as Server: Object 6:4 not found (message 124)
[93276] New: terrainIntersect command
[93273] New: lineIntersects, lineIntersectsWith commands
[93156] Changed: increased gear MP messages priority
[93146] Fixed: LOD blending
[93120] Fixed: JIP connecting players less affect other players network bandwith
[93117] Fix: Crash: https://dev-heaven.net/issues/31784 - caused by fix: "LOD blending not working reliably (rev. 93017)
[93017] Fixed: LOD blending not working reliably
[92956] Fixed: Sound: Music often stop playing after window focus is lost and regained
[92925] Fixed: switching backpack with dead unit in MP
[92821] Fixed: Joining unit in the vehicle to a different side group did not change the perceived side of the unit.
[92781] Fixed: SelectPlayer makes direct communication unreliable (see https://dev-heaven.net/issues/30991)
[92754] Fixed: scaling icons with grenade cursor
[92706] TBB 4.0 update 4, (tbb40_20120408oss, http://threadingbuildingblocks.org/ver.php?fid=185)
[92705] Fixed: Possible crash when in out of VRAM conditions because of a race condition.
[92679] Fixed: A Javelin missile often did not lock a target when playing with a Veteran or harder difficulty (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/28865)
[92612] Fixed: SelectPlayer in MP can break the Direct Chat or cause other MP issues.
[92582] Fixed: AI detection after load
[92463] Fixed: AToC ATi 77xx
[92071] Changed: Observer RPT messages now once per 60 sec, https://dev-heaven.net/issues/29985
[92061] Fixed: AtoC on nVidia for CSAA
[92059] PPAA pars tweak & SMAA use color edge detection method
[91173] New: Registry-driven mod can contain list of required mods in its REQUIRE string value (the same syntax as for LOADAFTER). Moreover, the registry value CANDISABLE="0" can be used to make the Disable button disabled.
[91055] Fixed: Respawn with backpack
[90934] New: Folder with mod.cpp containing statement hide=true; is not not listed in Expansions
[90909] Fixed: crash of Linux server when player with custom face connects
[90901] New: setUnitRecoilCoefficient command

DATA
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Take On Helicopters: Rearmed
Medium: pedal controller ranges tweaked
Heavy: waypoint indicator fixed
Faulty pilot memory points for various characters fixed
Free Flight: non-RTD helicopters filtered
Free Flight: "Fly!" starts higher and with default collective read from config
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Garry's Mod have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

- Fixed issues caused by Friday's engine update
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:


  • Updated with other Orange Box client/server fixes
  • Product Update - Valve
    An Update to Cubemen has been released. To celebrate, 3 Sprockets is offering 60% off Cubemen until September 28th at 10Am Pacific Time.

    The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted.

    The major changes include:

    • Level Editor including level creation, sharing & favourites - Yes Finally!
    • Soon to be hundreds or thousands of user levels to play
    • Brand new music tracks with custom music theme selection options per game mode
    • Local Mayhem games versus Bots (no need for online connectivity at all)
    • Random tower placement option in defense (unlocked per level by getting platinum)
    • Reverse tower placement in Skirmish mode (local and online games)
    • Brand new music tracks with custom music theme selection options per game mode
    • New volume controls for Music and SFX in game options and in game
    • Level Theme skinning gallery

    Product Update - Valve
    Updates to Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:


    Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)
    • Fixed a client crash bug caused by overflow of the audio cache
    • Fixed a bug that allowed server browser network activity to continue after choosing a server

    Team Fortress 2
    • Added new promo items
    • Unlocked the "What's in the Sandvich Box?"
    • Unlocked the "What's in the Companion Square Box?"
    • Fixed a server crash related to Demoman bot AI
    • Updated the Tin Pot to use the correct skin for each style
    • Fixed seeing the fire texture on Gold Botkiller items in DirectX 8
    • Updated the localization files
    • Updated Mann vs. Machine

      • Matchmaking search criteria supports selecting multiple missions
      • Mann Up servers will retry notification of mission victory to game coordinator, to ensure loot is eventually granted in the case of service disruption
      • Matchmaking will prevent late joining into the a server near the end of the last wave
      • Added a new currency UI element to indicate money that is active in the world
      • Added the tour number to the information on the scoreboard
      • Fixed the Medigun overheal duration attribute causing the overheal effect to decay faster, rather than slower
      • Added the ability to buy projectile penetration for the Crusader's Crossbow
      • Fixed a false positive for the achievement "Clockwork Carnage"
      • Added a new command "bot_hurt"
        • Parameters -name [bot name], -team [red/blue/all], -damage [amount]
      • Fixed the Demoman shields not saving their upgrades upon round reset
    • Updated koth_king
      • Reflections fixed for the floors and some glass windows
      • Modified model file for the sign 6 through 9 to avoid Red signs on Blu side of the map
      • Modified light pole to merge bulb and pole into a single model for perf
      • Fixed location where mini-sentries can shoot through a bush without being seen
      • Clipping pass
      • Added glass on footbridge roof and lights nearby
      • Prop reduction for perf
      • Some props changed to non-solid for player mobility
      • Adjusted health and ammo in various spots
    • Community requests:
      • Add a new server ConVar "tf_avoidteammates_pushaway" to control whether or not teammates push each other away when occupying the same space
      • Add a new server ConVar "tf_arena_override_team_size" to allow server owners to set the maximum team size in arena mode
    Product Update - Valve
    9/19/12
    HIGHLIGHTS:
    - Added Meepo!
    - Added Meepo!
    - Added Meepo!
    - Added Meepo!
    - Added Meepo!
    - In the Test client, heroes will now randomly equip cosmetic items every time they spawn.

    GAMEPLAY
    - Pugna: Fixed Nether Ward briefly registering the incorrect team right after casting.
    - Wisp: Fixed being able to Teleport a Tethered creep to the enemy base.
    - Lich: Fixed Chain Frost being dodge-able.

    UI
    - The buyback button is no longer shown when the hero is reincarnating.
    - Shift clicking a recipe now puts it in quickbuy.
    - Fixed misaligned tooltips in the combine tree.
    - Pennants now work for any game that's part of a tournament.
    - New broadcaster select dialog.
    - Added animated Firstblood, killstreaks and multikills notifications.
    - Reduced opposing-team pause resume time down to 5 seconds (from 30 seconds). It remains 30 seconds if a player is disconnected.
    - The top bar healthbars now show up any time a player is spectating.
    - Fixed issues with the featured hero in the profile not showing the right hero, or not animating after toggling the dashboard.
    - Stackable items now have their sellback time expired when they are stacked by a movement inside the inventory.
    - The suggested items tab is now reloaded after a player swaps heroes with someone else.
    - Added hero filter to live games list.

    VISUALS
    - Added a effect that plays the whole time Keeper's Mana Leak is active on a target, not just when the target moves.
    - Player's chosen team pennant will display in the fountain area.

    DOTA 2 BOTS
    - Added Lich bot.
    - Added Death Prophet bot.
    - Added Viper bot.
    - Bots will now select heroes their teammates have suggested in the hero picker.
    - Increased the radius and strength of fountain avoidance.
    - Tuned the strength of bots desire to place a ward, they should be somewhat more cautious about it now.
    - Bots now wait 15 seconds after hero-picking to spring into action. This gives players the opportunity to buy their own couriers, if they want.
    - Bots will no longer try to TP out of a fight if they're currently visible to the enemy team.
    - Bots now try to path through FoWed areas when retreating.
    - Bots now pay attention to multiple pings, and will use them to strengthen their desire to attack a hero, defend a lane, or push a lane.
    - Bots that are disabled due to missing players on the opposing team are now also invulnerable so they cannot be farmed.
    - Supports will now defer last-hitting to non-supports in their lane.
    - Bots on easier difficulty levels will now be worse at retreating out of a gank.
    - Fixed bug with the avoidance of Dark Seer's wall (only half the wall was being avoided).
    - Slightly increased sticktoitiveness of bots overall, but moreso for medium and easy bots.
    - Made Tiny bot less likely to Avalanche when retreating (so it's harder to harass him into using all his mana).
    Product Update - Valve
    Updates to Left 4 Dead 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

    - Console commands update_addon_paths and unload_all_addons can't be used while connected to a server.
    - Some custom UI's give the ability to change which add-ons are active from the in-game menu. Now those changes won't be applied until the player returns to the lobby or main menu.
    - Melee weapon scripts can optionally define the HUD icon data inside the script, similar to other weapons. See golfclub.txt for a format sample.
    - Fixed a rare crash in the Spitter attack.
    - Fixed a rare crash in bot navigation involving ladders.
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