Product Update - Valve
Updates to Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically. The major changes include:

  • Fixed an issue where plugin_load may load a non-binary file type
  • Fixed an issue where decompressed file sizes were not being checked by the engine
Product Release - Valve
Dark Souls™ II is Now Available on Steam!

Developed by FROM SOFTWARE, Dark Souls™ II is the highly anticipated sequel to the gruelling 2011 breakout hit Dark Souls. The unique old-school action RPG experience captivated imaginations of gamers worldwide with incredible challenge and intense emotional reward.

Dark Souls II brings the franchise’s renowned obscurity & gripping gameplay innovations to both single and multiplayer experiences.

Join the dark journey and experience overwhelming enemy encounters, diabolical hazards, and the unrelenting challenge that only FROM SOFTWARE can deliver.

Client Update - Valve
An update has been released for the Steam Client and will be automatically downloaded.

This update is a small set of fixes to the client released earlier this week. It includes the following new fixes.

  • Fixed some large SteamWorkshop mods causing some users to run out of memory and crash on update
  • Fixed and simplified PayPal purchase path in Big Picture mode
  • Steamworks: Fixed timeouts uploading leaderboard scores for games that update scores very frequently

  • Fixed regression with AppOverlay.dll causing compatibility issues with some applications

The following changes from the prior update will also be new if you have not already updated recently.

  • Added support for regional EULAs
  • Improved caching of leaderboard API requests
  • Improved handling of warnings on unrecognized links in chat
  • Fixed bug causing Windows service log message "Error: Failed to poke open firewall"
  • Fixed installing games from older retail discs
  • Fix message shown when you unblock someone
  • Improved keyboard accessibility in block/unblock success dialog
  • Fixed removing empty sub folders after game updates
  • Fixed SteamGuard UI problem preventing login in rare configurations
  • Fixed launching games dialog getting stuck in "Preparing to launch..." state
  • Fixed installed apps detecting content updates
  • Fixed inability to install games or force updates outside of the auto-update time window, if specified
  • Fixed repeated attempts to apply pending updates to a game that is currently running

  • Improved Steam overlay compatibility with 64-bit games, especially under Windows 8.1
  • Fixed a hang that occurred when opening the overlay for the second time in some games

Mac OS X
  • Improved initial startup time when launching Steam
  • Fixed crash in some newer games when launched from Steam

Linux + SteamOS
  • Updated the steam-runtime for Ubuntu 14.04 compatibility
  • Fixed potential hang when using certain UI toolkits that relied on SIGCHLD
  • Fixed a game crash occurring when more than ten processes were attached to the Steam overlay, fixing "CID The Dummy" on Linux
  • Added support for setting voice input device in Big Picture

Big Picture
  • Load correct localized eula if the language changes in the Choose Language panel
  • Fix progress % displayed for items that are queued for download
  • Fixed a bug in Web browser where big pages would be erroneously clamped
  • Fixed UI for pre-loading games
  • Added login help support for forgotten password and account name

Virtual Reality Mode
  • Added “Virtual Reality mode” to the View menu and removed the –vr command line option. This will only appear if SteamVR is installed and if a supported HMD is detected
  • Added support for switching from desktop mode to VR, then back to desktop and into Big Picture
  • Added support for detecting when an HMD has been plugged in after Steam has started
  • When running in VR mode Steam will now open only the VR window and not the normal Big Picture window
  • Moved VR mode log files under the Steam client install directory
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 an issue where plugin_load may load a non-binary file type
  • Fixed an issue where decompressed file sizes were not being checked by the engine
  • Fixed a client crash related to Unusual items and the character loadout screen
  • Fixed an item exploit where tools were being used for purposes other than the original intent
  • Fixed The Shortstop not using its crit sound when firing crits
  • Fixed the HUD achievement tracker not filtering map-specific achievements
  • Fixed an issue where character voice lines would be clipped
  • Fixed disguised Spies losing their disguised cosmetic items when they touch a supply closet
  • Fixed the HUD 3D Character equipping the wrong item when Spies change their disguised weapon
  • Fixed the Demoman's shield charge turn rate when using joystick input
    • Joystick input now matches keyboard/mouse input
  • Added new promo items
  • Added ETF2L 6v6 Season 17 and ETF2L Highlander Season 5 medals
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated metal hats to sound like metal when they fall off players' heads
  • Updated the equip_regions for The Toss-Proof Towel, The Titanium Towel, The Tartan Shade, Marshall's Mutton Chops, Stockbroker's Scarf, The Carl, and The Polar Pullover
  • Updated cp_dustbowl
    • Fixed players standing in sky over the beginning of stage 1
    • Fixed collision on rocks in the front of stage 1 where stickybombs could be placed inside them
  • Updated cp_junction_final
    • Players are now prevented from building in spawn rooms
  • Updated ctf_2fort
    • Fixed players standing on conduits in flag rooms
    • Fixed players standing in sky over Red battlements
    • Fixed a missing face under the stairs in the Blu base ramp room that let players see enemies above
    • Fixed collision on props under stairs in Red's courtyard
  • Updated ctf_turbine
    • Fixed collision on spawn doors
    • Added prop to facilitate players jumping up to raised platform and fixed surrounding collision
    • Fixed collision under stairs in mid room
    • Fixed misc prop collision
    • Fixed collision on signs in mid room
    • Fixed the clipping in the rafters of flag rooms
    • Increased performance with addition of area portals
    • Added decals under ammo and health packs
    • Smoothed geometry in the vents
    • Added nobuild around spawn doors
    • Added light props over Red and Blu gate 1 doorways
  • Updated koth_lakeside_event
  • Updated koth_lakeside_final
    • Fixed bot navigation errors
    • Prevented players from building in spawn room doors
    • Fixed rock piles to mirror on Red and Blu sides
  • Updated pl_goldrush
    • Fixed players shooting projectiles through the window in the mining tower into Red's first spawn and Blu's second spawn
    • Fixed players standing in sky above Blu spawn in stage 3
    • Fixed player clipping exploit above the Blu exit in stage 3
Product Release - Valve
Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink is Now Available on Steam and is 30% off!*

Unburied secrets burn like wild steam – nothing is what it appears!

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Product Release - Valve
Street Racing Syndicate is Now Available on Steam and is 50% off!*

The raw, high-stakes world of illegal street racing comes to life in Street Racing Syndicate. Trick out over 40 authentic licensed cars with parts from over 15 real-world manufacturers, then turn your customized ride loose on the streets of 3 cities across the USA. Lay it all on the line - your wallet, your woman, your pride and your wheels.

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Product Release - Valve
Realms of the Haunting is Now Available on Steam and is 50% off!*

Forged in the Beginning and protected by the Seven Seals, there lies a place where thought and creation intertwine. The center for all realms of existence, it is the balancing force between good and evil, man and spirit. A focal point for all energies, and the one element that has kept the consuming nature of darkness at bay... Until now.

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Product Release - Valve
Vangers is Now Available on Steam and is 30% off!*

Mind-altering sandbox game that can be described as a racing role-playing adventure game with a complicated storyline. You’ll find a unique atmosphere, complete freedom and lots of gameplay hours to figure out what’s the game is all about.

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Product Release - Valve
Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy is Now Available on Steam and is 33% off!*

Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy revolves around two versions of the same prophecy written by Nostradamus. One inspired by the discovery of a strange carved stone, a fragment from a ruin bearing ancestral signs. The other was more straightforward, harm was to come to the royal family.

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Product Release - Valve
Mashed is Now Available on Steam and is 15% off!*

Compete over 13 challenging and diverse environments using whatever means necessary to batter and bruise your opponents into submission, and claim victory for yourself!

*Offer ends May 1 at 10AM Pacific Time