Steam Updates and Releases 11 Feb 2011 – Dungeons, HAWX 2, Cricket, APOX

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Today sees the weekend deal with Tom Clancy`s HAWX 2 on sale and a new add-on pack available plus updates to Dungeons, APOX and Cricket Revolution... Steam powered!

Dungeons Updated Released

Updates to Dungeons: Steam Special Edition have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted.

  • Upgraded DUNGEONS to use Microsoft .NET 4.0 (lower memory footprint, faster startup).
  • Modified graphic assets for Radeon R520 core compatibility (Radeon X1000 series).
  • Switched to hlsl shaders for lower memory footprint.
  • Added ribbonbands for all weapons.
  • Improved shader effect quality for many game object surfaces (crystal, lava, water, invisibility, ...).
  • ReturnToDungeonHeart spell now opens a portal that can be used to travel back. This will not work in old saved games however.
  • Allow switching the game language in the in-game options.

New minor features and improvements:

  • Goblins fetch their gold from a gold pile in throne room, not from the room-center.
  • Shift-Click in attribute panel now increases an attribute by 10 points.
  • Increased default autosave interval to 30 minutes.
  • Dungeon displacement can now be deactivated in options.
  • Rotating camera with right or middle mouse depends now on setting in options.
  • Added low shader quality option for improved performance on less capable hardware.
  • Allow selecting 720p resolution in options.
  • Added configuration option to deactive build-after-teardown.
  • Added buff loop animation for heroes.
  • Tweaked several game textures to reduce memory footprint.
  • Custom game: buy spawn credits with soul energy.
  • Custom game: Hero entrances can have a "spawn now" button.
  • Custom game: Increase or decrease hero level with soul energy.
  • Heroes don’t cast townportal if they didn’t learn the spell yet.
  • Enhanced GUI modding hooks.
  • Improved memory monitoring, which can be disabled in config.
  • Improved performance of displacement texture.
  • Included more sound effects.
  • Optimised some models, for improved rendering performance.
  • Clip mouse cursor to game window in fullscreen mode, for multimonitor setups.
  • Custom game list now shows the map type.
  • Minor improvement of positions for all wall gimmicks in the sunken temple setting.
  • Tweaked tooltips of campaign map challenges.
  • Minor balancing improvements.

Fixes:

  • Fixed several reported crashes.
  • Various minor map fixes.
  • Fixed tortured heroes not running away after being freed by the champion.
  • Fixed Minos special attack spells.
  • Fixed displacement bugs on GeForce 7XXX series cards in maps with multiple dungeon levels.
  • Fixed: Sentries didn’t stop moving when they died during patrol (sliding bodies).
  • Fixed problem with Alt+Tab during startup and in campaign map.
  • Fixed rare audio crash if audio device was lost during the game (e.g. unplugging audio cable).
  • Repaired some challenges.

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As one of the elite members of H.A.W.X. 2. squadron, you will use finely honed reflexes, bleeding-edge technology and ultra-sophisticated aircraft – their existence denied by many governments – to dominate the skies.

The Open Skies Expansion Pack for Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 adds 5 new planes and 5 extra skins to your hangar options as well as 3 intense new Team Battle missions, for hours of additional multiplayer fun!

Offer expires on Monday, Feb. 14th at 10AM PST.

New Release - Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2: Open Skies

Expansion Pack

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2: Open Skies Expansion Pack is now available on Steam.

The Open Skies Expansion Pack for Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.® 2 adds 5 new planes and 5 extra skins to your hangar options as well as 3 intense new Team Battle missions, for hours of additional multiplayer fun!

 

APOX Update Released

Updates to APOX have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

APOX

  • Added Clan support
  • SURVIVAL MODE: Six New maps added using a game mode called "Survivor Mode". This is a single player or co-op mode game. The objective for this type of game is to survive for 25 minutes as large waves of bot controlled units swarm your base
  • Body Armor Upgrade. Place a metal drop in your barracks and body armor is automatically produced. Body armor is droppable. Body armor has a condition, can be auto-repaired at the mechanic or will eventually break. Body armor would provide protection against bullet weapons and grenades, and some (less) protection against flame
  • Automatic weapon repairing at the mechanic
  • Metal drops increase resource production for refinery, gas station, salvage yard, and ammo factory. Store metal in the structure for a 20% bonus
  • Grenade order UI shown even if groups are selected
  • Cooldown timer for tossing grenades (2.5 seconds).
  • Several AI bug fixes and crash fixes
  • Newcomers allowed to play against easy bots and earn APOX credits
  • Unlocking of some existing maps
  • Mission polish
  • More achievements implemented

 

Cricket Revolution Update Released

Updates to Cricket Revolution have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

- Added the ability to skip through the innings when bowling to the computer
- Fixed compatibility issues with certain PC configurations

 

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