Steam Updates and Releases 18 May 2011

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It is a short short list of updates today at Steam one of which is a digital book about the making of Portal 2. Alright, that was a joke, there’s a ton of new stuff to check out actually.New on steam 18-05-11

New Release - Portal 2 - The Final Hours

Portal 2 - The Final Hours is a digital book now available on Steam!

The Final Hour of Portal 2 takes you deep within the top-secret offices of Valve for an unvarnished look at the creative process behind the new video game Portal 2. Journalist Geoff Keighley was granted unprecedented “fly on the wall” access to Valve to create this staggering 15,000 word multimedia experience. From the hush-hush Portal prequel that was shelved to the last minute scramble to complete the game’s story, The Final Hours of Portal 2 is a gripping and dramatic story brought to life by exclusive photos, videos, interviews, interactive experiences, and other surprises.


Daily Deal - Majesty 2 66% off!

Posted: 17 May 2011 02:16 PM PDT

Today’s Deal: Save 66% off Majesty 2!

Midweek Madness - Singularity 66% off

Posted: 17 May 2011 12:27 PM PDT

Act now and take advantage of huge savings! Singularity™ is available at 66% off during the Midweek Madness sale. Offer ends Thursday at 4pm PDT.

Portal 2 Authoring Tools Update Released

Posted: 17 May 2011 12:05 PM PDT

Updates to Portal 2 Authoring Tools have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Portal 2 Authoring Tools

  • Fixed crash that could occur when malformed brushes were saved in a map and then re-opened in Hammer.
  • Hammer will now properly save maps after detecting and fixing malformed brushes. Fixes “Permission Denied” error some users were experiencing.
  • Removed “Lighting Preview” option as this is not currently supported

Tiny Bang Story Now Available on Mac

Posted: 17 May 2011 12:01 PM PDT

The Tiny Bang Story is now available on Mac and Steamplay.

The Tiny Bang Story is set on the fictitious world, Tiny Planet. When an asteroid hits, its fragile world breaks into pieces. You’ll have to recover its lost beauty and help the population of Tiny Planet. Through five chapters, you’ll solve numerous puzzles and fix imaginative machines in a point & click environment.

APOX Update Released

Posted: 17 May 2011 11:59 AM PDT

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

New Features:
- Campaign, Skirmish and Tutorial games are now offline.
- Map Editor. You can now make your own maps. New map once selected by host is auto downloaded for the rest of the players.
- 2 Campaign Missions (from APOX: Legend DLC).
- 15 new Achievements.
- Campaign games can be saved and reloaded.

Details as follows:
- You can now assign and select control group units from the HUD.
- You can now select and view health of Super weapons in the HUD.
- Improved Help dialogue in missions. Objectives are better displayed for that mission.

Fixes and Improvements:
- Sound and Music polish.
- Improved shadow.
- Number of fixes with localization issues.
- Better cover system in campaign.
- Salvage, Ammo, Gas and Metallium drops now have a glow around it to make it easy to identify them on the map.
- Improved glow around weapon drops. Green glow for excellent condition, orange for good condition and red for bad condition.
- Improved camera movement over mountains.
- Fixed couple of out of sync errors.
- Fixed crash when remote viewing with multiple prisoners.
- Fixed a bug where sometimes unit has twice the resources after death.
- Fixed slope bug for certain maps.

AI:
- Improved general combat for foot units.
- Fixed a combat bug for Super Tank.
- Improved patrolling of units.
- Fixed a bug where sometimes HMGs and Snipers are forced prone and then don’t use their weapons.

Known Issues:
- Replays from older versions will not function in this version.

New Release - Worms Reloaded: The "Pre-order Forts and Hats" DLC Pack

Posted: 17 May 2011 11:33 AM PDT

The "Pre-order Forts and Hats" DLC Pack is now available on Steam!

For Worms Reloaded players who enjoy the strategic action and visual variety of the ‘Fort mode’, or for those who have seen them while playing online and wished they could have them too, this DLC pack offers an opportunity to purchase the previously exclusive x10 Forts that have been only available to those who pre-purchased the game. The pack also contains the x6 pre-purchase hats.

Terraria Update Released

Posted: 17 May 2011 11:25 AM PDT

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

Items

  • Cobwebs now prevent falling damage correctly.
  • Certain ’Dev only’ items were removed, as they were for testing only.
  • The dark outlines on player and armor sprites have been blended better.
  • Torches now work correctly when being placed on wooden platforms.
  • Spawning no longer destroys chests that are placed on ground that is removed due to spawn point clearing.
  • Sand directly under a chest no longer falls due to gravity.

NPCs

  • Guide now explains the use of a hammer and its interactions with walls and placed objects.

Crash Fixes

  • Leaving the settings menu via the back button should longer crash.

Performance

  • Added a toggle for Frame skip, which can correct some slowdown issues on higher end computers.
  • Optimized Single Player and Multiplayer.
  • Players who haven’t cheated will no longer be flagged as a cheater.

Controls

  • The Inventory button is now re-mappable.

Midweek Madness - Worms Reloaded 50% off. Now with Steamplay!

Posted: 17 May 2011 10:34 AM PDT

Act now and take advantage of big savings!

To commemorate addition of Mac OSX SteamPlay support and the highly requested release of the x6 Worms Hat & x10 Forts downloadable content, Worms Reloaded is available at 50% off now through end of Thursday at 4pm PDT.

New Release - Fable III

Posted: 17 May 2011 08:00 AM PDT

Fable III, the next blockbuster installment in the highly praised Fable franchise, is now available on Steam in North America! (Fable III will be available in other regions very soon - visit the store page to view specific release date and time)

Five decades have passed since Fable II, and Albion has matured into an industrial revolution. However, the fate of the kingdom is in peril. Lead a revolution to take control of Albion, fight alongside your people, and experience love and loss while defending the kingdom against a looming threat. Your choices as ruler will lead to consequences felt across the entire land.

Who will you become? A rebel without a cause, the tyrant you rebelled against, or the greatest ruler to ever live?

New Release - The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Digital Premium Edition

Posted: 17 May 2011 02:50 AM PDT

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Digital Premium Edition is now available on Steam!

In the second installment of the RPG saga about the Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, enjoy a captivating story, dynamic combat system, beautiful graphics, and everything else that made the original Witcher such a great game.

New Release: FINAL FANTASY XI Ultimate Collection - Abyssea Edition

Posted: 16 May 2011 09:39 AM PDT

FINAL FANTASY XI Ultimate Collection - Abyssea Edition is now available on Steam.

The new Ultimate Collection bundle includes the following in addition to the base FINAL FANTASY XI game:

Four expansions:
• Rise of the Zilart®
• Chains of Promathia®
• Treasures of Aht Urhgan®
• Wings of the Goddess®

3 add-on scenarios:
• A Crystalline Prophecy™ - Ode of Life Bestowing
• A Moogle Kupo d’Etat™ - Evil in Small Doses
• A Shantotto Ascension™ - The Legend Torn, Her Empire Born

3 add-on Battle areas:
• Vision of Abyssea
• Scars of Abyssea
• Heroes of Abyssea

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

Posted: 13 May 2011 06:12 PM PDT

Updates to Team Fortress 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Team Fortress 2

  • Fixed a server crash caused by a mismatched items schema
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