Dec 23, 2012
Product Update - Valve
A new update to Pid has been released:

We are happy to introduce Easy Mode with the latest patch!

In Pid's Easy Mode we have redesigned nearly ALL levels and maybe most importantly made ALL the boss fights shorter and more simple. We have studied the reviews and playthroughs on youtube thoroughly to determine how we can create a version of the game that can be enjoyed by everyone. We have also reworked small parts of Normal Mode and the difficulty spikes that people ecountered!

You can now also change the difficulty mid-game without having to restart the game.

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:

  • Added "Benign infiltration" to the Mann Vs. Machine mission-cycle file for servers
  • Fixed a Dead Ringer Spy exploit in Mann Vs. Machine mode
  • Fixed a regression with mini-crit damage calculation
  • Fixed a client crash in the Medi Gun charge meter when using a custom HUD
  • Fixed Festive Huntsman arrows and Rescue Ranger bolts using incorrect hit boxes
  • Fixed Tough Stuff Muffs not using the correct model for the Engineer
  • Fixed a clipping problem with the Hunger Force
  • Fixed Strange Festive Sandviches leveling up multiple times in a single use
  • Fixed a lighting issue in mvm_bigrock
  • Updated the backpack icon for the Festive Ambassador
Product Update - Valve
1.4.12.1
We'll leave you with one small update before the holidays. Best wishes from the Magicka team!

- Modified levels are no longer listed when hosting a VAC-secure server.
Product Update - Valve
FTL Version 1.03.1

Changes:
-Colorblind mode (available in options) makes many color pallette changes and adds additional symbols to help out our colorblind players.
I apologize for the delay in getting this into the game!
-Hotkeys added for many actions in the game, customizable from within the Options menu -Indicator for when the enemy is attempting to jump away (and if it's able to) -Cloaking will automatically cooldown in non-danger situations -You can now pause using the middle mouse button -Orange room borders for very low O2 have been replaced with hazard stripes on the floor
-Ctrl+click (customizable in Options) when aiming will allow you to
specify a single weapon to auto-fire (or not auto-fire if auto-fire button is toggled) -Minor balance change: System Repair drones power requirement reduced to 1

Major Bugs:
-Cloaking will provide the +60 evasion even if you don't have a pilot -Beams will correctly damage crew (and start fires if the Fire Beam) -Odd numbered Shield Systems will now properly repower after ionization -Tough Little Ship, Astronomically Low Odds, and all of the Crystal Cruiser achievements fixed -Repair/Anti-Personel Drones will always properly disappear whenever unequipped (or sold) - this will let you unequip them to make room for repair men if you system is destroyed -Potential fix for rare crash when selecting weapons

Minor Bugs:
-Fixed: Zoltan Bonus power wouldn't update while paused for drones -Federation Cruiser Artillery cooldown imagery properly updates during pause
-Fixed: Sometimes incorrectly displays the teleporter/shuttle text when your crew dies after battle -All enemies (including boarders) will now have names -Tooltips will properly clear when events/sub-windows open -System limits/effects caused by events (or nebulas) update upon arrival, not after the event -Cloaking system glow fixed -Zoltan Trade hub event fixed - blue option will actually do something now
-Fixed: Quest beacon tooltips were sometimes innacurate -More Typos/Grammar Fixes
Product Update - Valve
01 – GETTING STUCK BETWEEN FLOORS (IN STAIRS AND ELEVATORS)
For you that have this problem you MUST DO the following! Go to OPTIONS, then ADVANCE and then turn SURFACES to OFF. Now you should be able to enter floors in the game without problems.


CLEAR BLOOD INFO
if this function is turned ON the blood will be removed when it lands. You should try and play the game with this turned OFF first.
If you feel that the game runs slower with SURFACES OFF you can try and switch to ON, to save memory.


02 – GLASS BREAKING BUG (HOT AND HEAVY)
We have limited the amount of sounds that the game can play at once (which was what caused the problem with the game crashing).

Note: Win 8 seems to be more sensitive to this then other platforms, but we think the sound limit we have will be enough, since it worked for those that helped us test this.


03 – SLOWDOWN
It helped our testers to turn SURFACES to OFF and CLEAR BLOOD to ON. That made the game run in normal speed for them, so try that if you have slowdowns.


04 - MISC FIXES
Minor issues like the boiling pot/werewolf bug have been fixes as well.

Product Update - Valve
Build 174448 for Serious Sam 3 is released.
If you have previously opted into public beta, you already have this. For all others, here is the list of changes:

- Linux: Added log messages for connected gamepads.
- Linux: Added inp_bLogGamepadEvents cvar for logging gamepad events.
- Linux: Fixed crashes on some window managers due to missing Xlib atoms.
- Added support for OpenGL tearing in VSync via 'ogl_bVSyncTearing' cvar. When cvar is on, screen refresh will wait for number of retraces specified via 'gfx_iWaitVSyncs' cvar and if more vertical retraces passed, will not wait for next one, but will do swap as soon as possible.
- Fixed wrong report of utilized OpenGL extensions.
- Slider widgets in color options menu are now enabled/disabled depending on support of gamma-correction also, not only full-screen or window mode.
- Fixed resolution downsizing not downsizing some buffer in-game causing more GPU memory usage than needed.
- Fixed command bindings not displaying properly in spectator view HUD.
- Added news feed to start screen.
- Editor: Fixed crash when exporting textures.
- Editor: Khnum and Aircraft puppets no longer ignore lethal damage. This allows Killer entity as well as macro functions such as DropDead() to affect these puppets.
- Editor: Added a new macro function to base entity: InflictWeaponDamage(). This function deals damage equivalent to one produced by any given weapon.

Product Update - Valve
1.4.12.0
Magickas menu has gotten a much needed facelift as well as several other improvements.
- The layout on the front page has been updated and made more visually exciting.
- New unused content is now marked with a star to make it easier for players to find their newly bought content.
- The level and robe selection screens are now sorted based on availability and have been updated with availability icons.
- The various pre-game lobbies have been slightly redesigned for better use of space and easier access for new players.
- "The Other Side of the Coin", "Vietnam rescue mission" and "Dungeons & Daemons" now have their own lobby and are shown under the "Adventure" tab when searching for online games.
- Some minor optimization and performance improvements included.

Product Update - Valve

Stardock Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of v1.12 for Fallen Enchantress today. This minor update resolves a number of issues reported to us by players.


Fixes


Crash while loading saves (especially old version saves)


Correctly sets the Heroic trait to cost 2 instead of 0


Removed the setting of arctic terrain from Vetrar's Howl (it was overwriting cities)


Fixed a bug that caused auto-targeting of tactical units when all you did was previously set them as a target, but have since only walked up next to them


Fixed datadef corruption issues (which caused issues like trolls losing their death animation and crashing the game when they were killed)


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)
  • Updated some Big Picture features
  • Additional improvements for client stability

Team Fortress 2
  • Australian Christmas has begun!
    • Added community-contributed winter event items
    • Added three new community weapons
      • The Vaccinator
      • The Loose Cannon
      • The Rescue Ranger
    • Added Naughty and Nice winter keys to the Mann Co. Store
  • Mann Vs. Machine
    • Added a new tour of duty with unique loot:
      • Operation Mecha Engine, with 3 new advanced skill missions
      • New map mvm_bigrock
      • New Engineer Botkiller items
    • Added new Engineer robot
  • Added new Strange Filter items to the Mann Co. Store to support community map makers
  • Added new checkout dialogs and taunt-activated effect to raise awareness for Community Map Stamps
  • Added +context_action command (defaults to X for controllers). This will use the action slot if your Canteen contains a charge and will taunt otherwise3
  • Added +attack3 command (defaults to middle-mouse button)
  • Added Adult Swim items to the Mann Co. Store
  • Fixed an exploit that allowed players to be permanently invulnerable
  • Fixed the Pyro’s airblast not working correctly when facing downhill
  • Made Force-A-Nature pushback more consistent
  • Updated pl_barnblitz
    • Fixed various map exploits
  • Updated sd_doomsday
    • Fixed various map exploits
  • Updated the localization files
Product Update - Valve
- Naked Greevils now get a random ultimate too.
- Auras from heroes no longer apply when in Greevil mode.
- Rebalanced the essence stat bonuses slightly. This should make seraphic greevils slightly weaker overall and colored greevils should be the best at whatever their essence gives innately.
- The items heroes receive from presents are now significantly better.
- Fixed a bug that would sometimes caused non-naked greevils to get incorrect/random abilities.
- Fixed a few greevil ability tooltips that were crediting abilities to the wrong essence/egg colors.
- Fixed Greeviling game summary gifts somtimes displaying incorrectly.
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