Product Update - Valve
- Radiation timer removed from Easy mode

Product Update - Valve (05-04-2012)

- Updated: Removed possibility for fixed wing and helicopter to be launched together in a group in Flight Deck. Units that can't be launched together will be greyed out in flight deck.
- Updated: Made clearer what units isn't ready for launch in Flight Deck.
- Fixed: Problem selecting group from Units Panel after it had previously been selected.

Satellite Map:
- Added: Deselect unit/group by holding down left control button when clicking on the icon in the map.
- Fixed: Properly destroyed Jamming vector line when loading new level.

- Added: Gradual decline in hit % over range for multipurpose guns.
- Updated: AI submarines will fire at all targets in torpedo range.
- Updated: For missiles in groups, only one will perform sensor sweeps. This improves performance significantly when there's lots of action.
- Updated: Missiles do not check sensors against units other than target (when they have a target). This also improves performance.
- Updated: Increased chance of component damage on impact.
- Updated: HighLevelOrders for launching AWACS air automatically goes to max altitude.
- Updated: Tweaked HitPercent vs. air.
- Fixed: Direct shots did not use GetHitPercent, ie. super laser gun effect.
- Fixed: Aircraft to flee AA missiles that can be targeted, not engage them.
- Fixed: Unable to change preferred time compression to same as set by other player (if lower than what already requested) in multiplayer game.
- Fixed: When assigning new home base for unit, entire group changes home base as well if either group or main unit was selected.

- Added: New multiplayer and skirmish scenario: "War of the Roses".
- Updated: NATO submarines moved in "C01S10: Convoy 13 No Reply".

- Added: AlternatePositions list to GameScenarioGroup. If present, the group/unit will select randomly which of the alternate positions are chosen on scenario loading.
- Added: Alternative sub positions added to Jutland scenario.
- Added: CanRetargetAfterLaunch property to WeaponClass. Is on unless specifically set to false. Specifies whether a missile will search for new target if original target is lost/killed.
- Updated: Updated Vymbel R-77 to AE-PD (higher range); kept old weapon for reference. This affects balance!
- Updated: Reduce ammo on all CIWS weapons; count bursts not bullets.
- Updated: Guns/gatlings shots/min reduced.
- Updated: Guns with MaxSimultanousShots > 1 changed to 1.
- Updated: JAS39 upgraded to E: longer range, supercruise.
- Updated: Semiactive radar removed from missiles.
- Updated: Reduced TimeBetweenShotsSec for some SAM missiles (using VLS).
- Updated: Reduced TimeBetweeenShots for most SAM, AA missile weapons.
- Updated: Increased speed for Mark 46, Mark 54 asw torpedoes.
- Updated: Removed Gau12 gun from NH90 helicopter.
- Updated: Increased max speeds for Virginia, Ohio and Astute submarines.
- Updated: Increased max depth for Virginia.
- Updated: Massive increase in fuel on tanker aircraft.
- Updated: HitPercent for all CIWS incresed.
- Updated: Reduced minimum range for AA guns.
- Fixed: Sea Skua req weapon control (semihoming).
- Fixed: Absalon radar corrected to Smart-L.
- Fixed: F125 gun corrected to Otobreda 127 mm.
- Fixed: Non-helo UAVs set minimum speed to non-zero.

- Fixed: Missing mouse cursor on some systems.
- Fixed: Reset input when game loses focus.

- Fixed: Stopped all 3D sounds when playing victory/defeat sound.

- Fixed: More memory leaks removed.

Product Update - Valve

Critical Fixes:
+ Fixed a stance selection related crash in combat.
+ Fixed the combat multiplayer de-sync that was on the list of known
issues in the last update.
+ Fixed a crash related to exiting multiplayer combat prematurely.
+ Fixed a rare animation-related crash in combat.
+ Fixed a rare system killer related crash.
+ Fixed a recent issue in combat that was preventing ships from being selected.
+ Fixed a crash caused by cancelling a mission for a node boring Zuul fleet.
+ Fixed a crash related to upgrading a station that had not been in combat.

Other Fixes:
+ Fixed known issues with movement on the government type graph.
+ Joker, GOOP and battle rider wing buttons now disappear from the HUD
when the selected ships are too far from the viewer.
+ Fixed an issue where players were getting multiple salvage projects
leading to the same tech.
+ Addressed issues where the AI player was bypassing fleet supply
limitations when sending out missions.
+ Fixed the issue where missiles were not colliding with the ghost ship.
+ Fixed an issue where fleet missions would get hung up in systems
with disabled relics or asteroid monitors.
+ Fixed the bug where effects from stations were active prior to
completion of construction.
+ Fixed a bug that was allowing players to slot any weapon into a
retrofitted design.
+ Fixed an issue where the system killer would not proceed on to the
next star system.
+ Fixed an issue where Leviathans were taking armor damage on the
wrong side in combat.
+ Fixed some flaws in the weapon ricochet calculations in combat.
+ It is no longer possible to see enemy ship tool tips.
+ Cleaned up some inconsistencies in the display of climate hazard ratings.
+ Fixed a bug that was allowing players to submit intercept missions
when no fleets were available to do so.
+ Fixed an issue that was causing overlapping stations to appear in
the system view and combat.

+ It is now possible to set the number of initial planets for each faction.
+ Some general ship section and weapon tweaks.
+ Combat Algorithms technology now allows an additional two cruisers
instead of just one.
+ Battle Riders can now be launched by clicking the individual
squad/wing buttons associated with each ship.
+ Ships can now be retrofitted.

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 The Fruit Shoot
  • Fixed a rendering error affecting sticky bomb particle effects
  • Updated the main menu message notification system
  • Updated the Frying Pan so it can also be equipped by the Scout, Sniper, Medic, Heavy, and Pyro
  • Updated pl_thundermountain
    • Fixed a build-in-spawn exploit in the Blue spawn room for stage 2
  • Community request
    • SetForcedTauntCam player input now accepts a value of 2 to allow the taunt camera to remain even while the player is dead
Product Update - Valve
- Added Phantom Lancer!
- Fixed being able to use ping to identify illusions.
- Fixed bug where we wouldn't always upgrade couriers in order of creation.
- Fixed potential dispel threshold being calculated after damage reduction rather than before (fixes stuff like Bloodrage not dispeling potions).
- Fixed being able to blink if you became rooted after you started casting.
- Fixed unit conversion spells (Enchant, Persuasion, etc) not removing existing debuffs properly.
- Fixed Searing Arrows not stacking with Eye of Skadi.
- Fixed Satyr firing Shockwave onto smoked/invisible heroes.
- When the courier returns items to the stash, items owned by the other team are now dropped on the ground.
- Fixed Spirit Bear teleporting far away from you with Return (causing it to get stuck in trees sometimes).
- Attacking units now follow their target and then resume attack orders after getting disarmed.
- Updated attack animation for Spectre, with more impact on hit frame.

- Tranquil Boots regen is now displayed on the HP bar.
- Clicking "No Courier" opens the shop with the courier item selected.
- As spectator, clicking courier button now queries the courier for the current query unit's team.
- Fixed creepstats drawing for all units when spectating.
- Fixed missing shared cooldown on the first use of an item.
- Extended the health bar above the stats area.
- Centered respawn label when showing death panel but not the buyback button.
- Fixed a case where the cooldown swipe on buffs was not initialized and rotated backwards continuously.
- Fixed top bar timer not initializing
- Selling back a limited stock item within the sellback time restocks the shop.
- Broadcasters can now draw lines in the world.

- Bots now use their defense mode desire to determine when to use Glyph, rather than having an independent calculation for it.
- Bots will no longer use items or abilities when they are individually disabled.
- Bots now switch out of "early game" when either team becomes powerful, rather than just when the opposing team does. This prevents situations where one team is roaming and pushing and the other team is still trying to lane.
Product Update - Valve
May 3, 2012 UPDATE
Optimized memory usage even more
Optimized video memory usage
Updated level up rewards
Fixed crash if exiting game after using voice commands
Fixed bug that Killstreak rewards and other rewards except for Kill were not displaying (you still were getting XP\WP)
Fixed an issue that game wasn't working on some AMD video cards
Various level updates
Product Update - Valve
(Build 154491)
- Various performance tweaks for widget glows in menu. Should help with performance in the in-game overlay menu (Tab) on all platforms.
- Fixed one-frame-garbage on screen on some GPUs when changing scenes..
- Fixed black screens and other artefacts on GPUs that don't support sRGB decoding for textures under OpenGL.

Product Update - Valve
Change Log:
- Added Modding tools downloaded separately (
- Added Random tech progression option to the Galaxy generator (this is the pre v1.500 method)
- Added Slider for tech availability to the galaxy generator
- Added Slider for Bounty Hunter population to the galaxy generator
- Added Facebook, Twitter, and RSS buttons to the launcher. Please follow us for future developments

- Fixed Mothership is fully crewed now so it repairs properly
- Fixed Gate bribes are never greater than the max goons you can carry
- Fixed turrets firing on cloaked Ships

- Changed Increased mass bomb damage 33%
- Changed Mothership given pre-defined tech levels to keep mothership attacks fair vs. all tech specialties
- Changed Bounty Hunter random help at high respect does not cost respect since you don't choose to call them
- Changed Lowered severity of extortion missions
- Changed Lowered extortion request amounts for goons, rez and data
- Changed Removed beam boosters in favor of point def for many AI Manta designs to lower damage output a bit
- Changed Lowered Manta's maneuverability, health
- Changed Lowered Brute's health and crew
- Changed Lowered Mammoth's health and crew
- Changed Removed a weapon booster from each AI Mammoth and replaced with Point defense to lower damage output
- Changed Lowered Energy Burst Cannon damage 15%
- Changed Lowered Particle Cannon damage 15%
- Changed Greatly Increased Respect rewards for missions to offset bounties accrued during the fighting
- Changed Cloaking Shields 30% stronger
- Changed Cloaking Engines 30% faster, more maneuverable, better thrust
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