Product Update - Valve
Update 171082

It includes following changes:
- Added support for VAC.
- Leaderboard for SV_TripleTrouble now works.
- Fixed player banning not working and re-enabled player time ban in voting menu.
- Ammo items are no longer allowed in case infinite ammo game mode is enabled.
- Fixed a bug in warmup mode where the player's body would remain in the game when they switched into spectate mode.
- The game can now start even if XInput is not (properly) installed. Dedicated server can now also run without it.
- Crouching now doesn't emit any footsteps.
- Added a HUD element that shows the names of people currently transmitting via voice chat.
- Added support for colored chat messages in chat console.
- Changed the color of kill messages in chat console.
- Fixed formatting errors with player names with special characters in spectator mode and when voting.
- Fixed a formatting error in French locale with DeathMessage.Suicide.
- When picking up a sniper weapon item, player will receive five bullets in non-campaign modes, and fifteen bullets in campaign modes.
- Adjusted Sniper weapon and ammo availability and respawn times on versus levels.
- Fixed possible spawning of multiple sniper items on JumpOver.
- Now allowing powerups to be disabled in Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch.
- Fixed that the scoreboard in versus matches would sometimes show the score outside of the box.
- Added an XML tag "roundstart" at the beginning of a match containing information about the gamemode.
- Added playerid to logged Xml tags for playerjoined, playerleft, kill and chat.
- Fixed a very rare crash when formatting times (e.g. in save/load menu).
- Added additional subtitles for Sam's quotes on HDTSE.
- Fixed a kamikaze getting stuck in a wall.
- Fixed an issue with trigger not being spawned in coop mode on final level of FE.
- Fixed players erroneously receiving minigun on a chapter on 3rd level of HD DLC Legend of Beast.
- Fixed a few collision bugs in some Legend of the Beast levels.

Product Release - Valve
Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter - Legend of the Beast DLC is Now Available on Steam!

Grab a fistful of rockets and step into the bright red shoes of the legendary Sam "Serious" Stone as he reloads for an all-new battle against the nefarious minions of Lord Mental. Hunt down the mysterious ram-god of the Great Obelisk and unlock the secrets buried beneath the mystical temples dotting the sands of ancient Egypt. Then challenge your nerves with an intense new survival mode map or take aim in three brand new versus multiplayer maps.

To celebrate the launch of the new DLC, Serious Sam: The Second Encounter and the Serious Sam Complete Pack are 75% off until May 22nd at 10AM PST!

Product Release - Valve
Serious Sam Double D is Now Available and 10% off until September 6th 10AM PST. Get an additional 10% off if you own Serious Sam HD First Encounter, HD Second Encounter, HD Gold Edition or Serious Sam 3: BFE.

The first release in the Serious Sam Indie Series Sam explodes into the second dimension using everything in his arsenal to battle the abominable legions of Mental’s horde. Pull the trigger to let the heavy ordinance fly in Serious Sam Double D, a hand drawn, side-scrolling shooter featuring all the over-the-top gameplay and chaotic action of the Serious Sam series. Pile on the firepower with the revolutionary Gunstacker and fire all your weapons at once in a symphony of destruction! All that stands between victory and annihilation is a man in a T-shirt and jeans wielding a great big pile of guns.

The Serious Sam Indie Series is an extraordinary program launched by Croteam and Devolver Digital to partner with gaming's most creative independent developers and design radically unique Serious Sam games in a variety of styles and genres.

Announcement - Valve
Serious Sam 3: BFE is now available for Pre-purchase on Steam.

Purchase before the October 18th launch and save 10% or get 20% off if you already own any one of the following Serious Sam games on Steam:

- Serious Sam HD: Gold Edition
- Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter
- Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter
- Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter
- Serious Sam Classic: The Second Encounter


Serious Sam 3: BFE is a glorious throwback to the golden age of first-person shooters where men were men, cover was for amateurs and pulling the trigger made things go boom. Serving as a prequel to the original indie sensation, Serious Sam 3 takes place during the Earth’s final struggle against Mental’s invading legions of beasts and mercenaries. Set against the collapsing temples of an ancient civilization and the crumbling cities of 22nd century Egypt, Serious Sam 3 is an exhilarating fusion of classic twitch shooters and modern gameplay features.

Announcement - Valve
To commemorate the upcoming release of Serious Sam 3 BFE, all currently available Serious Sam games are available at 66% off during the Midweek Madness Sale. Click here for details.

The deal gets seriously better. Pre-purchase Serious Sam 3 BFE now and get all currently available Serious Sam games at 85% off! Offer ends August 25th at 4pm PDT.

Product Update - Valve
Serious Sam is like a gift that keeps on giving. Devolver Digital and Croteam has released a free Fusion Downloadable Content Pack to owners who have both Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter and Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter. Customers who purchase Serious Sam HD series for the first time will also receive the free update!

The Serious Sam HD Fusion DLC Pack combines all the campaign and multiplayer levels from Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter into Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter for the ultimate in classic first-person shooter mayhem. For the first time ever, players will enjoy new modes like Beast Hunt and My Burden using the classic maps from Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter!

Product Update - Valve
Updates to Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:
  • Added workaround for wrong version report from ATI driver.
  • Fixed rare case of some network messages being dropped when they could have been delivered.
  • Added protections against spectator mode starting in singleplayer in some cases.
  • Fixed crash on dedicated server happening when someone muted/unmuted another player.
  • Fixed inability to join as client in some cases.
  • Fixed "FragCombo" and "RoyalFragCombo" achievements not being achieved properly.
Community Announcements - [ct]agoran
You're all more than welcome to join the official group for the (very) soon to be released Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter.

Also don't forget that Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter is still available for pre-purchase (featuring a discount and bonus character), but only for a couple of hours.
Announcement - Valve
A free demo of Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter is now available on Steam.

Grab the demo and go back in time *IN HD* as the legendary Sam 'Serious,' where you'll head to ancient Egypt to battle the overwhelming forces of Notorious Mental and the Sirian army.

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