Community Announcements - alfred
We have released a Beta update for Half-Life 2 and associated games.
Changes in this update are:

  • Improved Russian audio localization
  • Fixed crash under Linux when playing the Episode 2 teaser at the end of Episode 1
  • Fixed gates in d2_coast_03 not opening if a stray piece of debris was behind them
  • Fixed in game text language to follow Steam language on Mac OS X and Linux, mirroring Windows behavior
  • Fixed being able to open door in d2_prison_03 before killing Antlion
  • Fixed being able to rotate light bridges in ep1_citadel_03
  • Fixed missing texture in Judith Mossman transmission in ep1_citadel_03
  • Fixed music not continuing after save game load in d2_coast_08
  • Fixed crash when using custom hud settings under Linux
Community Announcements - alfred
We have released a Beta update for Half-Life 2 and associated games.
Changes in this update are:
  • Updated Russian localization
  • Fixed NPC sentences not containing contextual information (like map location)
  • Lock player input during the introduction sequence in Half-Life 2
  • Fixed Episode 1 ep1_c17_00 so that Alex says the "Turret out of Bullets" line and the start of the air vent line
  • Fixed the power plugin having a red light after you fix it in the teleport sequence in Half-Life 2
  • Fixed video playback of the introduction movie and the Episode 2 recap not stretching to full screen
  • Fixed joystick rumble effects not stopping sometimes under Linux
Community Announcements - alfred
We have released a Beta update for Half-Life 2 and associated games.
Changes in this update are:
  • Fixed scenes in games very rarely not playing, preventing forward progress in a level
  • Fixed outdated materials on trees and fences
  • Drawbridge sound reverted to lower-quality version
  • Fixed red-tint on Half-Life 2 ending scene when running under Linux
Community Announcements - alfred
We have released a Beta update for Half-Life 2 and associated games.
Changes in this update are:

  • Fixed intro videos not playing when starting the game
  • Fixed recap video when starting Episode 2 not playing
  • Fixed crash when running with "-vr" on OS X 10.8
  • Fixed music not playing in game on OS X for some users
  • Fixed background maps displaying incorrectly when using a non-default FOV
  • Fixed G-Man left eye being off-center in the introduction sequence
  • Fixed Fisherman not opening the door for you in Lost Coast
  • Fixed up some detail types in detail.vbsp

We also have several map specific fixes in this update, thanks to pepper314:

d1_canals_03
  • Fixed player being able to destroy stone walls around vents
  • Fixed manhack stinger not playing

d1_eli_02
  • Fixed "Blast From the Past" automatically being achieved

d1_trainstation_01
  • Fixed FOV being locked to 75 regardless of players' settings

d1_trainstation_03
  • Changed fog controller to get around fog issue when changing level

d1_trainstation_04
  • Fixed music not playing

d1_trainstation_05
  • Fixed Breen not playing scenes correctly

d3_breen_01
  • Fixed scenes playing to early #766

d3_c17_08
  • Changed catwalk destruction behaviour; sequence is better synchronised

Episode 1
  • Fixed missing Episode 2 teaser when finishing the game

Episode 2
ep2_outland_02
  • Fixed FOV being locked to 75 regardless of players' settings
Community Announcements - alfred
We have released a Beta update for Half-Life 2 and associated games.
Changes in this update are:
<ul>
<li>Fixed game play issues when starting from older saves
<li>Fixed fisherman not moving correctly in Half-Life 2: LostCoast
<li>Fixed bad funnel effect in ep1_citadel_01 (thanks to Filip Victor for details on the issue)
</ul>

<i><b>Note -</b> This update breaks any save games that were made DURING the beta, if you get an error on load of a save then you will need to manually restart that map, the command to type is shown in the console.</i>
Community Announcements - alfred
We have released a Beta update for Half-Life 2 and associated games.
Changes in this update are:
<ul><li>Enabled Oculus Rift support under Mac OS X
<li>Added support for Italian, Korean, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese localizations in both Half-Life 2 and Episode 1
</ul>
Community Announcements - alfred
Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode 1, Half-Life 2: Episode 2 and Half-Life 2: LostCoast are now available as a Beta. This beta adds Linux support and converts the game to the new Steam Content delivery system.

This beta involves significant changes for all platforms and your testing is appreciated, please report any bugs to our GitHub page, https://github.com/ValveSoftware/source-1-games/issues.

Linux users can simply install the games access the beta. For Windows and OS X users right click the game in your Library, choose properties and then go to the Beta tab. Select the SteamPipe beta to start testing. Under Windows and OS X to opt out of testing simply deselect the beta option on this same page.
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