Steam Updates and Releases 06 June 2011

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Pre-Purchase Now: Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012

Posted: 06 Jun 2011 02:49 PM PDT

Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 is now available for pre-purchase on Steam! Gather your allies. A challenge awaits.

Pre-purchase now and receive the following Duels of the Planewalkers in-game items for Team Fortress 2!

- Planeswalker goggles: “No more bugs in your eyes as you blaze across the map.”

- Planeswalker helm: “If anyone asks, tell them the tusks qualify you for veterinary work.”

Puzzle Dimension Updated

Posted: 06 Jun 2011 12:59 PM PDT

- Added languages: Japanese, Korean and Simplified Chinese.
- Optimized Flash UI renderer and player.
- Major optimizations in the DX9 and OpenGL renderers.
- Improved threading and CPU usage in particle system.
- Alot (!) of performance, threading and memory optimizations through out the entire engine.
- Streaming music from memory instead of IO to reduce playback glitches during loading on low-end machines.
- Optimized loading time both between levels and between in-game/front-end transitions.
- Now using DirectInput8 for keyboard input instead of Win32 API functions.
- Minor graphical improvements on various particle effects, meshes etc.
- Able to adjust gamma in "video options".
- Fade sound when application becomes inactive.
- Faster to shutdown when closing game during loading.
- Some tweaks to "highest" shadow setting to reduce SSAO noise.
- Loading initial resources during startup is now threaded.
- Improved use of registers in shader generation which improve performance on bad OpenGL drivers.
- Improved shadows in front end.
- Randomization bug in particle effect fixed; particle effects are no longer created equally.


Wings of Prey Update Released

Posted: 06 Jun 2011 10:45 AM PDT

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

  • New matchmaking system - have to be more effective in connections.
  • Enhanced FM engine simulation (a few fixes were made, lots of planes will have more realistic FM now)
  • Optional mission continue in single missions
  • Optional take off in training
  • Availability of planes in MP mode is now based on fronts instead of locations
  • Now it’s possible to slow down and speed up time in replay mode
  • Some new cameras and other features for replay mode added
  • Migrating host was fixed
  • Сonsistency check added to game launcher (don’t try it if you have your own skins)
  • If you have a problem on AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core, please download an official patch from AMD.

Daily Deal - Power of Defense 50% off!

Posted: 06 Jun 2011 10:02 AM PDT

Today’s Deal: Save 50% off Power of Defense!

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