Product Update - Valve
What's new

Futuremark SystemInfo updated to v4.20. SystemInfo is a component used in many Futuremark benchmarks to identify the hardware in your system. It does not collect any personally identifiable information. SystemInfo updates do not affect benchmark scores but you may need the latest version in order to get a valid score.

Futuremark SystemInfo v4.20 release notes:
• Updated CPUID module for improved hardware detection.
• Updated AMD ADL library for improved compatibility with latest hardware.
• Improved hardware scan speed by about 50%.
• Added Windows 8 RTC verification to online result validation.

Benchmark version numbers have not changed.


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:

  • Fixed a noclip exploit related to dueling and coaching
  • Fixed clients not being able to run on WindowsXP
  • Fixed The Filamental displaying the burning material in DirectX8
  • Fixed an exploit that allowed Strange counters to be incremented negatively
  • Fixed The Crusader's Crossbow healing teammates with The Equalizer or The Escape Plan deployed
  • Fixed The Expert's Ordnance, The Hibernating Bear, and The Medieval Medic item sets not listing their associated hats
  • Updated The Sticky Jumper to only allow 2 active stickybombs at a time
  • Updated The Rump-o'-Lantern
    • Fixed stock Medic not being able to equip it
    • Fixed not using the correct materials when equipped by the Medic
Product Update - Valve
Release Notes for 9/12/2013

[CONTRACTS]
- Added the Arms Deal Contract, allowing players to exchange items from the Arms Deal case.
-- Use the Arms Deal Contract to exchange 10 of your Arms Deal Collection items of identical quality for a single Arms Deal Collection item of a quality one tier higher. Note: Knives are not part of collections.

[ARMS DEAL]
- It is now possible to use Name Tags on stock/default items.

[UI]
- Clan tags are now displayed in the lobby.

[GAMEPLAY]
- Players can now only purchase 1 smoke grenade per round.
- Synchronized M4A1 and M4A4 reload completion event with visual magazine insertion and sound effect.
- Improved some bad cases of player radar visibility through smoke volumes.
- Enemy target IDs now only appear when the crosshair is over a target player's hitboxes instead of their overall bounding box.
- Looking at a weapon in-game (default F) no longer interrupts attaching or detaching silencers.

[MISC]
- The kill panel now correctly displays item rarity and owner.
- Kill panel damage given and received stats no longer add damage from before a player took over a bot.
- Fixed weapon inventory hud flashing when it didn't find the selected weapon in edge cases where you just threw a grenade.
- Fixed hud inventory not refreshing properly in some cases when picking up a flashbang.
- Fixed a bug that reported "hltv_changed_target" as an unused event in the console.
- Fixed weapon icons appearing dark for some Mac versions.
- When watching friends games on official servers, GOTV information is now requested asynchronously from matchmaking servers.
- CS:GO inventory items in Steam Community profiles now list most recently acquired items first.
- Improved CS:GO matchmaking servers stability.
- Fixed context menu popping up over the client info panel in the lobby.
- Added a cheat protected convar named "cl_draw_only_deathnotices" that turns off most hud except for death notices (for movie makers).
Product Update - Valve
A dedicated Mac version of Metro: Last Light is now available via Steam, with development duties handled in-house by 4A Games.

The studio are also putting the finishing touches to a Linux version, scheduled for release a little later in the year.

Metro: Last Light on Steam supports Steam Play, meaning that owners of any Steam version will automatically find the game has been added to their PC, Mac and (ultimately) Linux Steam libraries.

Metro: Last Light for Mac and Linux will also receive the same DLC packages as the Windows PC and console versions. Mac players can already download Ranger Mode and the RPK, and the first two pieces of DLC from the Season pass - the Faction Pack and the Tower Pack. And of course, purchasing the Season Pass will grant access to the last two DLC's scheduled for release, the Developer Pack and the Chronicles Packs.

For more information about Metro: Last Light, visit http://www.enterthemetro.com, like us at Facebook.com/MetroVideoGame or follow us on Twitter @MetroVideoGame.

Product Update - Valve
Gone Home is Now Available on Steam


“Gone Home is the greatest video game love story ever told.”
The New York Times

“I never expected to see myself — or such a strong reflection of myself and my own life — in a video game.”
10/10 – Polygon

“Epic, personal and revelatory.”
5/5 – Giant Bomb


Product Update - Valve
Whilst we have loved seeing you enjoy playing Order of War on Steam, unfortunately it is no longer viable for us to continue to run the multiplayer servers due to the low volume of traffic and so the servers were switched off on September 1st, 2013. The multiplayer aspect of Order of War and Order of War: Challenge have subsequently ceased to function, and customers will notice that Order of War: Challenge has been removed from their Steam library. For those who have been playing our game, we thank you for your support and hope you had fun. If you have any further questions about this, please contact our customer support team at http://support.eu.square-enix.com/main.php?la=2&id=592

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:

  • Fixed a client crash related to initializing the input system for the Mac version
Product Update - Valve
WORKSHOP:
- Added Abaddon to the Workshop submission tools and website requirements.


UI
- Added a button to add friends inside the game.
- Fixed bug where guild invites could never show up.
- Darkened background behind buff stack numbers for better legibility on bright icons.


MAC/LINUX:
- [Mac] Fixed problems with sounds cutting out or not playing for the first few minutes of a game.
- [Mac] Make Dock icon bounce when game is ready.
- [Mac] Play a ready sound when game is not focused and matchmaking has found a game.
- Make "Sound while alt-tab" setting work.
- Fix for missing lip syncing in hero portrait.
- Fix corrupted GUI after changing video settings.

VISUAL
- Fixed LOD1 on Ol' Chopper Pudge hook
- updated cloth settings and skinning Crystal Maiden, Invoker, Lina, and Rubick
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:

  • Fixed a client crash related to completing Mann vs. Machine missions
Product Update - Valve
Version 1.0.3
• Linux support
• Widescreen compatible weapon sprites
• Y-axis lock option
• Bug fixes

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