Steam Updates and Releases 25 August 2011 (Updated)

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Big updates again this week as we slide back into the school year. The end of summer always means the beginning of video game release season...right?

Edge Update Released

EDGE update!

New levels, new languages and more FPS!

- Added five new bonus levels
- Support for 60 frames per second and higher
- Added Finish, Czech, Turkish, Portuguese and Polish languages.
- Small bug fixes

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Update Released

This latest patch addresses:

  • A frequent issue for AMD/ATI hardware users that can cause the game to crash on startup.
  • Improvements to loading speed. The speed increase depends on machine spec and settings, but loading time improvements of over 50% have been measured on some machines.
  • Some control fixes:
    • Diagonal movement is no longer faster as intended.
    • Adjustments have been made to mouse sensitivity in response to user feedback.
      • Mouse sensitivity for X and Y axis can still be configured separately, but is now consistent when set to default settings.
      • The range of settings for mouse sensitivity has been adjusted to provide for more accurate adjusting.
      • The default mouse sensitivity has been altered to be somewhat less sensitive.

Weekend Deal - Borderlands

Save 75% on all Borderlands titles and DLC during the Weekend Deal!

Lock, Load, & Face the Madness

Get ready for the mind blowing insanity! Play as one of four trigger-happy mercenaries and take out everything that stands in your way!

New Release - Hector: Badge of Carnage - Episode Two, 25% off Full Series!new on steam 25 august

The second episode for Hector: Badge of Carnage is now on Steam for Mac & PC. Pick up the Full Series for 25% off until September 1st at 10AM Pacific Time!

He’s violent, drunken, and has a taste for all things criminal, corrupt, or smothered in curry. Guide Detective Inspector Hector through a hostage crisis in the centre of Clappers Wreake, a town that took the “Great” out of Britain.

Now Available - Railworks Northeast Corridor Expansion Pack

Amtrak is now part of the Railworks 2 universe with the release of the Northeast Corridor Expansion Pack and to celebrate will be 20% off the first week.

The Northeast Corridor is the United States’ premier passenger railroad line, linking Boston to Washington DC and moving thousands of passengers daily through this extremely busy part of the country. It ia also North America’s only high-speed line operating at speeds up to 150mph. Now available for RailWorks 2, the Northeast Corridor Expansion Pack puts you in the cab of the classic EMD AEM-7 locomotive along the 90-mile core section between Philadelphia and New York City.


Ship Simulator Extreme Update Released

Posted: 25 Aug 2011 08:16 AM PDT

---- ReleaseNotes Patch 1.3.5 -> 1.4 ----


[ General ]

* New Feature: Dynamic weather presets, focussing on actual changing weather during the game

* Fixed an issue with the Mooring & Towing lines during multiplayer sessions

* New Feature: Shortcut added to initiate and change precision steering on-the-fly during play

[ Ships ]

* Fixed an issue with ship collisions causing ships to bounce off the quay during docking/mooring

* Improved horn sounds for all vessels

[ Chart ]

* Visual Improvement: Adjusted Chart colours and included new bouy icons

Now Available - Kohan Franchise

The to celebrate the launch of the classic, real-time strategy Kohan games, which are now available on Steam, save 10% off! Kohan: Immortal Soverigns, Kohan: Ahriman’s Gift and Kohan II: Kings of War are available individually or pick up all 3 in the Kohan Warchest, which is also 10% off!

Take on the role of an immortal known as the Kohan and help restore your once glorious world, which has been devastated in a series of massive cataclysms.

Discount ends August 31st, 10am Pacific Time.

Bastion Update Released

We’ve posted a new update for Bastion, which addresses several issues reported by players and adds several new achievements. This update will be applied automatically when players restart their Steam client. The change list includes:

  • Fixed a rare issue in Who Knows Where sequences, in which foes could get knocked so far out of range that they would ignore the player and not return to the combat area.
  • Fixed several more crash bugs based on user-submitted reports. Thank you to everyone who’s taken the time to send crash logs.
  • Added seven new Steam Achievements! They are:
    • Man-at-Arms

      Use the Forge to fully upgrade every weapon.

    • Whatever’s Out There

      Complete the Kid’s Dream with five or more Shrine Idols invoked.

    • Just Like That

      Complete the Kid’s Dream with all ten Shrine Idols invoked.

    • Lock Yourself In

      Complete the Singer’s Dream with five or more Shrine Idols invoked.

    • Calamity All Around

      Complete the Singer’s Dream with all ten Shrine Idols invoked.

    • A Lasting Peace

      Complete the Survivor’s Dream with five or more Shrine Idols invoked.

    • Ashes in the Sky

      Complete the Survivor’s Dream with all ten Shrine Idols invoked.

      Note: These achievements will not be awarded retroactively to players who met the requirements before this update. Man-at-Arms will be awarded when entering a fully upgraded Forge.

For more information on Bastion technical support, visit the FAQ topic in the Steam forum.

Daily Deal - Lego Batman 50% off!

Today’s Deal: Save 50% off Lego Batman!

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!

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

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

  • Fixed a client crash during demo playback
  • Fixed a SourceTV crash
  • Dedicated servers can now have both SourceTV and Replay enabled at once
    • "replay [config file]" and "+tv_enable 1" should be used to launch the server

Team Fortress 2

  • Added TF birthday replacement models for health kits and ammo packs
  • Added TF birthday Party Hat and Noisemaker
  • Fixed The Short Circuit attacking friendly projectiles
  • Fixed The Short Circuit being hidden when the Engineer taunts
  • Fixed an infinite crits exploit using The Diamondback
  • Fixed The Widowmaker not returning the correct amount of ammo when multiple targets are hit
  • Fixed supply closets regenerating players while they are taunting
  • Fixed the Select Style UI text overlapping the image of the model
  • Fixed the sunbeams hat effect
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated the gamehaptics file:
    • Added draw/recoil forces for The Widowmaker, The Short Circuit, The Diamondback, and The Machina
    • Added crit fire force for The Widowmaker and The Diamondback
    • Refined reload force for Flare Gun/Detonator
  • Bot changes:
    • Fixed crash with Demoman
    • bots trying to detonate stickybombs that had already been destroyed
    • Added tf_bot_kill console command (syntax identical to tf_bot_kick)
    • Bots obey melee only mode a bit better
    • Added func_nav_avoid to allow map creators control over where bots "like" to go
    • Fixed issue with Demoman bot reloading between each stickybomb he fired, causing him to be very slow at setting traps/destroying sentries
    • Bots never taunt if carrying the flag now
    • Aiming logic for Huntsman sniper bots
    • Sniper bots prioritize enemy snipers more aggressively, as well as enemy engineers now
    • Improved Demoman bot sentry gun sticky bombing
    • Bots will no longer try to use health entities assigned to the enemy team
    • Added simplistic behaviors for Chargin’ Targe, and various consumables (Bonk drink, sandvich, etc)
    • Medic
    • bots stay a bit closer to their patient now
    • Sniper
    • bots go after very nearby enemies with their melee weapon now
    • Added func_tfbot_hint entity to allow map creators to tell sniper bots good places to lurk
    • Sniper
    • bots opportunistically fire on viable targets they encounter while on the way to their desired lurking spot
    • Spy
    • bots are more aggressive about backstabbing an engineer before sapping his nest now

Pre-Purchase Now - 10% ~ 20% Off Serious Sam 3: BFE

Serious Sam 3: BFE is now available for Pre-purchase on Steam.

Purchase before the October 18th launch and save 10% or get 20% off if you already own any one of the following Serious Sam games on Steam:

- Serious Sam HD: Gold Edition
- Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter
- Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter
- Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter
- Serious Sam Classic: The Second Encounter


Serious Sam 3: BFE is a glorious throwback to the golden age of first-person shooters where men were men, cover was for amateurs and pulling the trigger made things go boom. Serving as a prequel to the original indie sensation, Serious Sam 3 takes place during the Earth’s final struggle against Mental’s invading legions of beasts and mercenaries. Set against the collapsing temples of an ancient civilization and the crumbling cities of 22nd century Egypt, Serious Sam 3 is an exhilarating fusion of classic twitch shooters and modern gameplay features.

New DLC Available - Brink

New DLC for Brink is now available on Steam!

Extend your Brink customization options with the Doom/Psycho Combo Pack and the Fallout/SpecOps Combo Pack! Each pack contains unique apparel, tattoos, weapons and weapon attachments for your in-game character.

War Inc. Battlezone Updated


- improved occlusion culling, now when you turn around quickly you shouldn’t see objects appear from thin air
- decals will now scale down depending on your effects quality settings
- fixed sliding when jumping on higher grounds
- fix for team rebalancing if one team completely left the game
- disable enemy tag showing if enemy is behind the wall

Alien Hallway Update Released

Posted: 23 Aug 2011 01:22 PM PDT

  • Fixed incorrect unit grenade upgrade showing in GUI
  • Fixed Bloodbath and BloodLust achievements logic
  • Constant offer for XNA installation before the start fixed
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