Steam Updates and Releases 15 September 2011

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Update Released

Posted: 15 Sep 2011 02:43 PM PDTnew on steam

The new patch addresses a variety of issues as well as adds some new features:

Fixes:
- We have addressed various issues that can occur for players that would result in ‘stuttering’.
o Stutters that are the result of graphics driver shader processing are now removed or significantly reduced.
o Stutters that are the result of data streaming have been removed or significantly reduced.
o Performance has been improved and made more stable on dual-core systems. This could previously also result in stuttering.
- Fixed issue where some players couldn’t complete the Motherly Ties side quest.
- Fixed an issue where doors in Omega Ranch sometimes wouldn’t open.
- The TYM medical card should no longer fall through the table if an NPC’s body comes into contact with the card. Players already stuck in this area will need to revert to a previous save before the card fell through.
- Occasional hangs for some players during video-playback have been fixed.
- A crash on startup when running DX11 on a single-core CPU has been fixed.
- An issue causing Eyefinity setups to not be correctly detected for some players has been fixed.
- Fixed an issue where the HUD would get permanently disabled for some players.
- Fixed certain issues that caused the mouse cursor to be able to leave the game-screen on multi-monitor setups.
- Fixed an issue that caused the mouse cursor to not be visible in-game when the user has mouse trails enabled in Windows. We still recommend disabling mouse trails for a smoother in-game mouse cursor.
- Fixed issue where ammo count for collected guns is incorrect when Adams weapon is augmented.
- In DX9 mode:
o Fixed error message for some users when trying to use FXAA Medium or FXAA Low anti aliasing modes.
o Fixed shadow-mapping ‘lines’ on some graphics hardware when using anisotropic filtering.

Feature Additions:
- The Enter and Numpad-Enter keys can now be bound to game actions in the keyboard control menu.
- Intro logos can now be skipped on all but the first run of the game.
- Added windowed mode.
o Selectable in the menu, and can be toggled between windowed, fullscreen, and fullscreen windowed using ALT-ENTER.
- Added an option to change the text language of the game. This setting only changes the text language, the audio is controlled by the language option in Steam.

On top of this we are continuing to monitor for any issues that may need to be addressed in a future patch. One extra feature we can already confirm for a future patch is support for Nvidia 3DVision and Nvidia Surround.

We hope this patch will allow players to further enjoy Deus Ex: Human Revolution.


Now Available - Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water’s Edge

Posted: 15 Sep 2011 02:25 PM PDT

Nancy Drew®: Shadow at the Water’s Edge is now available on Steam and is 10% off!

Uncover mystery and solve puzzles as Nancy Drew heads to Japan. It’ll be up to you, as Nancy Drew, to uncover the secret that lies beneath the surface, before a ghost can take its revenge!

Discount ends September 22nd at 10am Pacific.

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

Posted: 15 Sep 2011 01:30 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)

  • Added a server command line option called "-dumplongticks" which will generate minidumps when there are long server frames
  • Fixed startmovie failing for the raw, tga, jpg, and wav options
  • Fixed some HUD messages not displaying properly on widescreen resolutions
  • Updated the localization files for all games

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

  • Fixed Demomen with the Persian Persuader equipped picking up ammo crates when they’re already at full health
  • Fixed hatless headgear not removing the player’s hat
  • Fixed Natascha’s bullets preventing Scouts from using Bonk and Crit-a-Cola
  • Fixed teleporter progress being displayed incorrectly after upgrading a teleporter while it was recharging
  • Fixed a rare server crash related to assists
  • Fixed FCVAR_NOTIFY chat messages being clipped and not displaying the new value for the cvar
  • Purchased items are no longer announced in the chat text
  • Reduced the amount of server console output when client commands are out of sync
  • Added the following ConVars for proxy support for replay FTP offloading: replay_fileserver_offload_useproxy, replay_fileserver_offload_proxy_host, and replay_fileserver_offload_proxy_port
  • Removed replay_port ConVar (and the need for replay to open a port)
  • Updated the matchmaking filtering to speed up searches and reduce the number of pinged servers
  • Updated Pl_Upward
    • Fixed ending the game mid-round when mp_timelimit has been reached
    • Fixed several exploit areas
  • Updated Pl_Goldrush
    • Stage 1 : Fixed overlapping train track models
    • Stage 1 : Fixed terrain seam by red spawn exit
    • Stage 1 : Fixed red spawn room door going through ceiling
    • Stage 1 : Light fixture on roof structure of red’s first spawn building switched to non-solid
    • Stage 2 : Added func_nobuild under bridge that would get teleported players stuck
    • Stage 3 : Added invisible func_brushes above roofs to block blind demo grenade spam
    • Stage 3 : Fixed wood structure by main gate entrance so it doesn’t destroy teleport buildables
    • Stage 3 : Added clip brush to top of main gate entrance
    • Stage 3 : Extended red’s respawn room brushes to enclose entire interior
    • Stage 3 : Added respawn visualizer material to back face of blocker that prevents red from entering blue’s respawn area from the top route
  • Updated Items
    • Added the Killer Exclusive
    • Added the Mask of the Shaman to the droplist and made it craftable
    • Added the El Jefe to the droplist and made it craftable
    • Added two new styles for the Large Luchadore
    • Fixed the Industrial Festivizer sometimes turning white
    • Updated the shading on the Crusader’s Crossbow
    • Updated the Magnificent Mongolian texture and made it paintable
    • Updated the Carouser’s Capotain with an improved appearance
    • Updated the Whiskered Gentlemen with an improved appearance
    • Updated the particle effects for the Cow Mangler 5000 and the Righteous Bison
    • Updated the Stickybomb Jumper
      • Now uses a unique texture and projectile
      • No longer causes the wielder to take increased damage from other sources

Counter-Strike: Source Update Released

Posted: 15 Sep 2011 01:29 PM PDT

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

Cumulative weapon updates

  • All weapons now have a new accuracy model which fixes many bugs and provides more intuitive weapon behavior
  • Weapons now have separate accuracy penalties for jumping, landing, and standing on ladders
  • All weapons are now more accurate while crouching
  • Accuracy penalties for movement no longer have a discrete threshold, but scale between crouch move and run speed
  • All rifles are less accurate while running
  • Fixed bug that caused the glock to fire burst rounds on three consecutive tick frames. It now fires burst rounds with a 0.05 cycle time
  • Fixed a bug that cause the famas to fire burst rounds on uneven intervals (0.1 and 0.05). It now fires burst rounds with a fixed interval of 0.075.
  • Fixed bug for the bolt action sniper rifles that caused their zoom state to incorrectly toggle when holding down fire.
  • Fixed bug that would cause the suppressor state on the USP and M4A1 to not be accounted for correctly when the weapons were dropped with the suppressor attached and then picked up.
  • Fixed fast suppressor switch exploit
  • Decreased range of shotguns, while slightly increasing damage
  • Slightly increased damage of m249
  • Sniper rifles now zoom faster
  • AWP fire animation changed to match 1.5 second cycle time
  • Fixed burst fire prediction of FAMAS
  • Fixed animation issue with elite dry fire
  • Fixed timing of sounds on Glock burst fire
  • Weapon spread patterns are no longer square
  • Dynamic crosshair now uses actual weapon accuracy, rather than a separate simulation
  • Increased run speed for Galil and FAMAS
  • Increased FAMAS accuracy and reduced spread for burst mode
  • Increased accuracy of silenced USP
  • Increased accuracy of zoomed sg552
  • Cycle time for dual elites increased to .12 second
  • Fixed firing of "stale" burst mode bullets on glock and famas
  • Fixed reload animation issue with shotguns under high latency
  • Fixed bug which allowed a CT to defuse the bomb in the same frame that it exploded
  • Pistols no longer continuously spam weapon_fire event when the +attack key is pressed. This has the side effect of no longer allowing the glock to continuously auto-fire in burst mode).
  • Weapons no longer continuous cycle the weapon_reload event when the reload key is pressed
  • Weapons no longer continuously cycle the empty fire event (and click) when out of ammo and the attack button is held

Other bug fixes

  • Re-enabled the ability for max grenades to be set from server convars
  • Allow observing other players when mp_fadetoblack is enabled and mp_forcecamera is something other than OBS_ALLOW_NONE
  • Scoreboard is now more robust with user modified layout changes
  • Added defuser icons to CTs on the scoreboard; these are analagous to the bomb icons for Ts, in that they only are visible for team members and spectators.
  • Defuser, bomb, and VIP icons are now colored by team color convar.
  • Bomb/defuser icons are no longer shown for members of the opposing team when you are not allowed to spectate them.
  • Updated player max speed cap so that it no longer limits players to 240 movement speed
  • Allow player max speed to be changed by mods
  • Killing friendly players no longer increments the player stat for kills with enemy weapons
  • Round no longer ends when timer runs out and mp_ignore_round_win_conditions is set
  • Players no longer get weapon donation credit for buying, dropping, and picking up the same weapon
  • Fixed crash related to planting C4
  • Fixed positioning of hud_targetid; it now is correctly visible in wide screen aspect ratios and when spectating.
  • Updated the multiplayer options UI so that it offers more options for configuring the crosshair.
  • When dynamic crosshair is disabled, the crosshair is now completely static.
  • Fixed a couple of issues with the view offset when dead was fighting with the observer code.
  • Fixed a bug where the client would have a ragdoll entity in CS, but wouldn’t have actually created a ragdoll which would give a one frame glitch in the death camera position setup.
  • Fixed an exploit where users could disable flashbang audio effects using alias commands.
  • Marked the "mat_diffuse" convar as a cheat to protect against exploits.
  • Fixed issue with buying multiple grenades when ammo_*_max were set to other than the defaults.

Paradox Publisher Event - Day Two - Sengoku

Posted: 15 Sep 2011 10:05 AM PDT

Now through Sunday take advantage of great Daily Deals on Paradox titles or save huge on The Paradox Complete Collection, which contains over 90 games and DLC for one low price!

Today’s Daily Deals are Sengoku and the Paradox Strategy Pack!

  • Sengoku releases today on Steam and is 20% off.
  • The Paradox Strategy Pack is 80% off, and offers huge savings on Strategy titles individually.

    Daily Deal offers end Friday at 10am Pacific Time.


Weekend Deal - Star Wars selected titles 50% off!

Posted: 15 Sep 2011 10:00 AM PDT

This weekend only, save 50% on the Star Wars™ Collection on Steam!

Additionally, pickup these individual Star Wars™ titles at 50% off:
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Star Wars Battlefront® II
Star Wars Republic Commando™
Star Wars® Empire at War™: Gold Pack

Offer ends Monday at 10AM Pacific Time.


Daily Deal - Bit.Trip Beat 75% off!

Posted: 15 Sep 2011 10:00 AM PDT

Today’s Deal: Save 75% off Bit.Trip Beat!

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 - Astro Tripper 20% off!

Posted: 15 Sep 2011 09:53 AM PDT

Astro Tripper is now available on Steam and is 20% off until September 22nd at 10 AM Pacific time.

Astro Tripper is a furious shoot-em-up experience inspired by the painful, knuckle busting video games of years gone by. An evolution of PomPom’s 2001 award winning game, Space Tripper. Travel the surface of large horizontally-scrolling platforms, and pit your highly maneuverable craft against hoards of enemies eager to blow you to bits, eat you or worse.


Call of Duty: Black Ops Update Released

Posted: 14 Sep 2011 05:04 PM PDT

Patch 1.14

  • New contracts
  • Fixed UI in colored clan tags menu
  • Added mouse scroll in the recent games menu
  • Added the option to have “Radar always on” in private match
  • Colored score bars in lower-left HUD no longer overlap the numbers
  • Addressed various MP exploits
  • Addressed various Zombies exploits
  • Addressed Online Zombie Lobby crash
  • Added support for upcoming Rezurrection Map Pack.

Now Available - Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 Expansion

Posted: 14 Sep 2011 03:35 PM PDT

The first expansion for Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 is now available on Steam!

This expansion brings three new playable decks, four new unlockable cards for each of the ten original decks, four new puzzling challenges, and more!

New to the Magic: The Gathering series? Get caught up with the Magic: The Gathering 2012 Complete Bundle that is currently discounted on Steam! Offer ends Thursday, September 14th at 4PM Pacific Time.

 

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