Steam Updates and Releases 24 June 2011

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The weekend is once again upon us. Some parts of the world have crap weather but at least there are plenty of new things to download from Steam!new on steam 24-06-11

Delve Deeper Update Released

Posted: 24 Jun 2011 02:08 PM PDT

New Features:

  • Auto-tile drop mode: Sheer, unadulterated awesomeness, the new default option on the tile placement phase of a turn makes play much more elegant.
  • Valid placement highlights: When you select a tile for placement, or enter auto-tile placement, all hexes with valid tile placements are now highlighted in green, invalid placements in red.
  • The Royal Gallery now displays separate sections for add-on relic files.

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that caused a crash when clicking "Deep" when it was grayed out.
  • Fixed an issue that made the "Deep" button unclickable when using manual depth selection.
  • The last player no longer occasionally mines twice at the end of their turn.
  • Achievement fixes for Rune Mastery, Slime’s Sappin’, and Fae Friend.
  • Fixed menu navigation bugs with the gamepad.
  • Fixed a crash on the main menu caused by multiple entrances and exits from the new game screen.
  • Fairy (Pink) Dragons now drop loot.
  • Kingly level messages added for our first DLC!
  • Fixed a bug that caused AI dwarves to occasionally walk through occupied hexes.
  • Resolved a button mashing related crash.

Now Available - Supreme Ruler 2020 Gold Edition, 75% off

Posted: 24 Jun 2011 11:54 AM PDT

Supreme Ruler 2020 has just been updated to the Gold Edition on Steam!

In a world where anarchy reigns supreme, the world needs a leader. At last, your time has come. The Gold edition adds in the Global Crisis expansion for a whole new sandbox style campaign!

For a limited time, Supreme Ruler 2020 Gold Edition is available for 75% off! Offer ends June 27th at 10AM Pacific Time.

New Release - Virtua Tennis 4

Posted: 24 Jun 2011 10:16 AM PDT

The premiere tennis game franchise from SEGA returns with Virtua Tennis 4 featuring world’s top star players, joined by some of the most exciting up-and-coming contenders. An all-star line-up of 19 players includes Nadal, Federer, Murray, Sharapova, Wozniacki and Williams.

To commemorate today’s launch and the ongoing Wimbledon tournament, Virtua Tennis 4 will be available at a 10% discount now through July 1st 2011, 10am PDT. (see availability below)

Designed to encourage replay value and with an element of off-court fame, each decision affects a player’s career path meaning no two careers will ever be the same.

The new online centre will offer the world’s first engaging online tennis experience. Designed using the popular Virtua Fighter 5 technology, the matchmaking system promises more competitive games, and online tournaments will seek to find the ultimate Virtua Tennis champion.

A brand new on-court feature making for more dramatic matches. Build up your Match Momentum gauge over the course of a match and revel in your form as your player grows in confidence, allowing them to play shots mere mortals can only dream about.

Breaking the mini-game mould to include new weather conditions and put a real focus on multiplayer action, the VT mini-games will give players a real alternative mode to compete in both multiplayer and online.

Virtua Tennis 4 is available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States.

Daily Deal - Star Ruler 75% off!

Posted: 24 Jun 2011 10:02 AM PDT

Today’s Deal: Save 75% off Star Ruler!

Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are!

New Release – Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale

Posted: 24 Jun 2011 09:56 AM PDT

Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale is Now Available on Steam

Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale offers engaging "hack and slash" gameplay, bringing Dungeons & Dragons to life.

Travel to the Dalelands of the Forgotten Realms, where the journey begins in the remote Desertsmouth Mountains. From the sulfuric catacombs of the mines of Tethyamar, to the dizzying heights of the Tower of the Void, Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale delivers, action packed challenge that will satisfy the most seasoned of adventurers.

Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch Updates Released

Posted: 23 Jun 2011 06:57 PM PDT

Updates to Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Source Engine Changes (CS:S, DoD:S, TF2, HL2:DM)

  • Updated the shared interfaces for the TF2 Free To Play update
  • Updated the shared localization files

Team Fortress 2

  • TF2 is now Free To Play
  • Added the Uber Update: http://www.teamfortress.com/uberupdate/
  • Added PL_Barnblitz, a new Payload map
  • Added all kinds of new goodies!
  • The Main menu now has a "Start Playing" option which presents users with various game modes to choose from. Once selected, the game matches the player into the best available server for that mode.
  • The Crafting interface has been redesigned to accommodate the fact that crafting blueprints are always known to players now.
  • The Item selection screen in Loadouts has been redesigned to support selection among a larger number of items.
  • Training improvements:
    • New training user interface
    • Added "A,W,S,D" movement instruction to Soldier training
    • Added ammo instruction to Engineer training
    • Clarified many instructional strings
  • Added new voting sounds
  • Fixed various Coaching bugs
  • Fixed various gameplay bugs

Call of Duty: Black Ops Update Released

Posted: 23 Jun 2011 05:35 PM PDT

Updates to Call of Duty: Black Ops have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Call of Duty: Black Ops

  • Free For All matches in the Recent Games menu in Theater now appear as “Free for All” instead of being displayed as “Team Deathmatch”
  • Addressed several items that did not correctly reset to their default state when using the Default System Settings option
  • In the Combat Training Change map menu the player can toggle between the default and DLC maps using the arrow keys on the keyboard
  • When the UAV is active the radar sweep movement is shown on kill streak menus that bring up a map for the player
  • Added option to disable player emblems in the “Settings”, ”Multiplayer options” menu
  • Addressed crash when a player accepted a game invite while rendering a clip
  • Addressed various exploits
  • Allow modded servers to enable cheats
  • Added ability for mods to remove dvar/commands from restricted lists. So mods can remove dvars they don’t want user to have access to. Also increased the mods restricted list to 256

Team Fortress 2 is now Free to Play

Posted: 23 Jun 2011 04:30 PM PDT

June 23, 2011—Valve, creators of bestselling game franchises (such as Half-Life, Portal, Left 4 Dead, and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), announced today that after four years and over 200 updates, its popular and critically-acclaimed online action game Team Fortress 2 (TF2) is now Free To Play (F2P).
The F2P announcement comes as part of the "Über Update". Released today, it is the largest content pack delivered to TF2 since it shipped in 2007.

New players interested in experiencing what PC Gamer calls "the most fun you can have online" will have access to training and offline practice modes, so they can hone their skills before jumping into the ever-expanding TF2 universe.
To celebrate the launch of the Über Update, Valve has released "Meet the Medic," the latest in its series of TF2 animated shorts.

TF2 is now Free to Play for PC & Mac players via Steam.

For more information on Free to Play, please visit http://www.teamfortress.com/freetoplay.

For more information on the "Über Update" and "Meet the Medic", please visit http://www.teamfortress.com/uberupdate.

Now Available - Retro Expansion Pack for RACE 07

Posted: 23 Jun 2011 04:23 PM PDT

Retro Expansion Pack for RACE 07 is now available on Steam.

Many believe racing reached it’s pinnacle back when big sideburns and reflective sunglasses were as important to any driver as his crash-helmet, so with this DLC pack SimBin put this to the test with a collection of cars that will hit home with anyone who likes their racing cars loud and charismatic.

From the unmistakable rounded curves of the Volvo Amazon, over the iconic BMW 2002 to the raw coolness factor of the ’70 Chevrolet Camaro, it is all here. Raw, authentic and true to the roots of motorsports.

The Retro pack contains the first hill climb stage ever made by SimBin and it gives a world premiere to the Poznan track, never seen before in any authentic racing title.

New Release - Europa Universalis III Spritepacks

Posted: 23 Jun 2011 03:15 PM PDT

All new Eastern and Western Spritepacks are now available for Europa Universalis III!

Each pack adds 16 new uniform sprites for European nations.

In celebration of this release, EUIII Complete and EUIII Chronicles are 75% off until June 30th at 10AM Pacific Time!

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