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Spiral Knights Update Released

Posted: 25 Jul 2012 03:46 PM PDTnew on steam

Updates to Spiral Knights have been released. The major changes include:

New Danger Mission: Compound 42
Spiral HQ has uncovered a gremlin bioweapons facility deep within the Clockworks. It is believed that this facility belongs to a member of the Crimson Order known only as ‘Herex.’ The Recon Rangers have been tasked with infiltrating the facility and uncovering the nature of Herex’s bioweapons before they are put to use.

Compound 42 is a new Danger Mission, intended for skilled players. It is available in the Prestige Mission section of the Mission interface.

Items
- Item drops will no longer appear inside of flame tiles, such as those in Firestorm Citadel.

Monsters
- Drones have been tweaked so that they have more consistent behavior.
- Trojans should no longer spam their push-back attack when near large amount of blocks.
- Fire produced from oil is now slightly less potent.
- Fire produced from oil now consistently damages monsters.
- Oil now ignites from oil slick to oil slick at a slight delay.
- Fire produced from oil in Tier 2 now burns for the intended amount of time.

UI
- Popups referencing the ATTACK button now display the first available key association for the command.
- Added /invite and /joinknight commands to chat interface.
- Changed Prestige Mission tooltips to show your knight’s current prestige levels instead of the mission’s.
- Added prestige icon to knight’s prestige number when inspected.
- Added a tooltip for PvP button.
- Removed Energy Module on the HUD until at least one of a player’s knights has reached Haven.
- Added tooltips for advanced video options.
 

New DLC Available - Microsoft Flight: Carbon Cub Deluxe

Posted: 25 Jul 2012 02:53 PM PDT

The Carbon Cub Deluxe, new content for Microsoft Flight, is now available on Steam and 25% off until Wednesday, August 1st 10AM PDT!

Explore the exciting world of bush flying and get those hard-to-reach Aerocaches in the Carbon Cub! Cub Crafters’ modern, high-performance aircraft reinvents the classic plane using carbon fiber, computer-aided design, and sporting a lightweight 180-hp engine for spectacular performance. Expand your world: This versatile, cargo-capable aircraft allows you to take off and land just about anywhere!
 

Arma 2 Operation Arrowhead Updated

Posted: 25 Jul 2012 01:25 PM PDT

ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead VERSION 1.62 HIGHLIGHTS
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* Multiplayer optimizations, security and server improvements
* Overall stability was improved with numerous tweaks and fixes
* Added new video options (Post-Process Anti-Aliasing, Alpha To Coverage)
* Additional AI improvements and numerous bug fixes
* Resolved issues with several training missions
* Added a lot of new script commands for content makers

* Documentation to accompany these changes is available on our community wiki BIKI: http://community.bistudio.com/ and our BIForum http://forums.bistudio.com/

Patch related information:
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the changelog is always approximate, we suggest You to read also CIT (Community Issue Tracker) roadmap of resolved/closed bug/feature tickets:
https://dev-heaven.net/projects/cis/roadmap

The complete list of all previous and upcoming versions and theirs progress is available on URL below (the size of page is huge so it may take while to load)
http://dev-heaven.net/projects/cis/roadmap?tracker_ids%5B%5D=1&tracker_ids%5B%5D=2&tracker_ids%5B%5D=4&completed=1&with_subprojects=0&with_subprojects=1

We would like to thanks all BIF & CIT staff/mods/volunteers, whole ARMA community, our partners and everyone who helped us to release this new patch!

Version 1.60-1.62 Changelog
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ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead / Combined Operations Engine
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[94918] New: command unit addMagazine[name, ammoCount]
[94912] Fixed: Video memory detection on W7/x64 sometimes wrong because of bug in IDirect3DDevice9::GetAvailableTextureMem.
[94886] Fixed: Possible gear item duplication (private https://dev-heaven.net/issues/36648)
[94761] TBB 4.0 update 5, (tbb40_20120613oss, http://threadingbuildingblocks.org/ver.php?fid=187)
[94699] Tweak Reinhard tonemapping pars
[94629] Fixed: Wrong magazines are removed with weapon in briefing gear.
[94206] Fixed: Disabled channels can be bypassed in briefing screen (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/33906)
[94049] New: terrainIntersectASL command
[94049] Fixed: terrainIntersect reverted to ATL
[94002] Fixed: PlayerId changed for users using Reinforcements or Arma X Anniversary edition to prevent PlayerId conflicts.
[94001] Fixed: "enableItemsDropping = 0;" now even for MP clients
[94001] New: moonIntensity command
[94001] New: sunOrMoon command
[93989] Changed: When dropping weapon unrelated magazine will not be dropped
[93958] New: Dropping items while swimming can be disabled with "enableItemsDropping = 0;" in description.ext
[93945] New: In gear added bars with ammo count
[93945] New: setGearSlotAmmoCount, setIDCAmmoCount, gearIDCAmmoCount, gearSlotAmmoCount gear commands
[93897] New: AToC & PPAA added into UI video options
[93841] Fixed: AI using NVGs as binoculars after dropping their primary weapon (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/27297)
[93821] Changed: Authentication Timeout is distinguished from bad CD key
[93812] Fixed: Restrict gamma value set by profile
[93809] Fixed: Restrict brightness value set by profile
[93722] Fixed: Effects of setDamage to buildings different on clients and server (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/23915#change-136685)
[93701] Fixed: Changing gear in briefing screen is not working reliable in MP (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/16421)
[93680] Optimized: MP: attachTo no longer sends a message when the attachment does not change.
[93672] Fixed: Unable to access AI soldier’s gear in map
[93670] Fixed: Prone units stop engaging (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/32475)
[93664] Fixed: Damage of buildings synchronization in MP after JIP (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/25659, https://dev-heaven.net/issues/23915, https://dev-heaven.net/issues/18492)
[93657] Fixed: Target is no longer stored in the long-term target list when forgotten for the second time (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/27895)
[93654] Improved: Tone mapping
[93652] New: Scripting functions visiblePositionASL and nearestBuilding position
[93648] New: Scripting functions ASLToATL and ATLToASL to convert between coordinate systems.
[93624] Changed: Scripting function weaponDirection returns a primary weapon direction when empty string is used as a weapon name.
[93622] New: Scripting function eyeDirection.
[93598] New: Scripting functions eyePos object and aimPos object
[93583] Fixed: Player-created markers not synchronised with JIP clients (see https://dev-heaven.net/issues/6337)
[93575] Fixed: StringLoad command reads unicode
[93570] Fixed: Player-made map markers disappearing in MP under certain circumstances (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/32160)
[93542] New: MP Statistics screen (key I) contains the Server hostname
[93528] Fixed: Max distance for DirectChat raised from 20m to 40m
[93415] Fixed: empty weaponHolder is not deleted when used by remote player
[93398] New: System chat like player connected/disconnected switched to CCSystem=6 channel. New configuration opportunity disableChannels[]={chan1,chan2,...}; in mission description.ext file possible.
[93294] Fixed: Multiple Object not found problems such as Server: Object 6:4 not found (message 124)
[93276] New: terrainIntersect command
[93273] New: lineIntersects, lineIntersectsWith commands
[93156] Changed: increased gear MP messages priority
[93146] Fixed: LOD blending
[93120] Fixed: JIP connecting players less affect other players network bandwith
[93117] Fix: Crash: https://dev-heaven.net/issues/31784 - caused by fix: "LOD blending not working reliably (rev. 93017)
[93017] Fixed: LOD blending not working reliably
[92956] Fixed: Sound: Music often stop playing after window focus is lost and regained
[92925] Fixed: switching backpack with dead unit in MP
[92821] Fixed: Joining unit in the vehicle to a different side group did not change the perceived side of the unit.
[92781] Fixed: SelectPlayer makes direct communication unreliable (see https://dev-heaven.net/issues/30991)
[92754] Fixed: scaling icons with grenade cursor
[92706] TBB 4.0 update 4, (tbb40_20120408oss, http://threadingbuildingblocks.org/ver.php?fid=185)
[92705] Fixed: Possible crash when in out of VRAM conditions because of a race condition.
[92679] Fixed: A Javelin missile often did not lock a target when playing with a Veteran or harder difficulty (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/28865)
[92612] Fixed: SelectPlayer in MP can break the Direct Chat or cause other MP issues.
[92582] Fixed: AI detection after load
[92463] Fixed: AToC ATi 77xx
[92071] Changed: Observer RPT messages now once per 60 sec, https://dev-heaven.net/issues/29985
[92061] Fixed: AtoC on nVidia for CSAA
[92059] PPAA pars tweak & SMAA use color edge detection method
[91173] New: Registry driven mod can contain list of required mods in its REQUIRE string value (the same syntax as for LOADAFTER). Moreover, the reg.value CANDISABLE="0" can be used to make the Disable button disabled.
[91055] Fixed: Respawn with backpack
[90909] Fixed: crash of Linux server when player with custom face connects
[90901] New: setUnitRecoilCoefficient command
[89964] Fixed: Linux servers were never green in server list.
[89899] Fixed: Helicopter is more accurate with unguided rockets
[89898] Fixed: Secondary gunner tracks enemies
[89603] Fixed: A possible crash when textures were loading too slow from the disk.
[89523] Fixed: Crash during engine termination from multiplayer game.
[89361] Fixed: Linux server slow startup
[89205] New: Player can look up/down using a mouse while driving land/water vehicles.
[89201] New: SMAA antialiasing introduced, use PPAA=3, PPAALevel=0..3 in Arma2OA.cfg.
[89104] New: Implemented automatic looking intro turns when driving a car with a mouse.
[89086] Experimental: A different way to handle mouse steering is implemented for cars, tanks, boats and bikes.
[89079] Fixed: Multiple reload sounds in mp (see https://dev-heaven.net/issues/28201)
[89011] New: A cursor is shown to provide a visual feedback when steering a car.
[88975] Fixed: Multiple reload sounds in MP (see https://dev-heaven.net/issues/28201)
[88948] Improved: Airplane thrust and brakes can now be applied at the same time.
[88947] New: Full joystick axis can be mapped by mapping both positive and negative part of the same axis (map negative first to use the axis inverted) (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/3546)
[88918] Improved: AI scanning for the target more when a visual contact is lost.
[88890] Improved: AI vehicles scanning area with their weapons when target position is not known exactly.
[88870] Fixed: AI vehicles sometimes see player outside their field of view (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/28203)
[88850] Fixed: AI was sometimes able to reveal a unit which has detonated a satchel (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/11610)
[88726] Fixed: Frequent client/server crashes in MP (when merging multipacket messages)
[88269] Changed: Application name changed to "ArmA 2 OA" for "ArmA 2 Reinforcements".
[88195] Improved: -beta mods now always loaded first (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/27762)
[88147] Add: Optional FXAA sharp filter, *.cfg "FXAASharp"
[88119] Improved: AI spotting reducing in high speed moving vehicles more accurate now (movement direction is considered).
[88111] Fixed: Unguided rockets no longer explode when passed by the target (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/27772)
[88110] Fixed: AI gunner hits the ground with manually guided missile when "Auto guided AT" is disabled (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/14297)
[88015] Fixed: Aircraft gunner firing even when manual fire was selected by a pilot (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/27689)
[87963] Optimized: Reduced memory footprint in complex missions.
[87840] New: Added scripting command productVersion (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/25580)
[87837] Changed: Addons config value requiredVersion ignored for easier addon sharing between various products (A2, TOH).
[87824] Changed: Removed support for config parameter nightVision (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/26117)
[87768] Fixed: AI vehicles crews seeing targets badly (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/23388)
[87755] Fixed: Player automatically reveals targets which AI would never see (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/27493)
[87746] Fixed: Looking around no longer possible when combat mode changes in vehicle (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/17777)
[87745] New: Cheat Shift+Minus+FPS to allow artificially limit FPS for testing to 40,20,10,5.
[87740] Improved: Targeting and firing always commanded by observer. (http://dev-heaven.net/issues/2353)
[87706] Improved: AI laser target detection at large distances improved.
[87692] Fixed: Manual guidance not working for a helicopter gunner (http://dev-heaven.net/issues/12025, http://dev-heaven.net/issues/27418)
[87659] Fixed: AI was unable to engage invisible laser targets used for SSM (http://dev-heaven.net/issues/26317)
[87658] Fixed: Command doTarget on friendly unit did not work (http://dev-heaven.net/issues/22724)
[87655] Fixed: Text parameter file parsing not reliable (http://dev-heaven.net/issues/27403)
[87654] Improved: A behaviour of the leader player is now assumed to be the most restrictive behaviour of his subordinates (http://dev-heaven.net/issues/11699)
[87652] Fixed: AI always turned out when player is effective commander in cargo (http://dev-heaven.net/issues/2733)
[87646] Fixed: MP: Bullet hits of remote units not visible over large distance (http://dev-heaven.net/issues/12973)
[87645] Changed: Default memory allocator is now tbb4malloc_bi instead of tbb3malloc_bi
[87643] Fixed: Manually guided missiles lost control when reaching 1500 m distance (http://dev-heaven.net/issues/12101)
[87640] New: RVExtension dll interface implemented (http://community.bistudio.com/wiki/callExtension)
[87640] Improved: AI sometimes did not start firing at enemy which passed quickly just in front of it.
[87640] Fixed: AI unable to target crew in vehicles other than tracked ones (http://dev-heaven.net/issues/25847)
[87640] Improved: AI units now give more preference to close targets (http://dev-heaven.net/issues/25847)

ARMA 2 / ARMA 2 Operation Arrowhead Data
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fixed : [OA] SC 48 Sector Control is missing ammo for Mk17 EGLM RCO and Mk17 TWS SD
changed : [OA] New set of multiplayer chat colors
added : New Video Options (PPAA, AToC)
fixed : Boot Camp 02: https://dev-heaven.net/issues/36778
fixed : Boot Camp E08: https://dev-heaven.net/issues/28187

More details at http://community.bistudio.com/wiki/ArmA_2:_Operation_Arrowhead:_Version_History

Daily Deal - Lucid, 75% off!

Posted: 25 Jul 2012 10:05 AM PDT

Today’s Deal: Save 75% off Lucid!

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!
 

Now Available - Dead Island Game of the Year Edition

Posted: 25 Jul 2012 09:58 AM PDT

Dead Island Game of the Year Edition is Now Available on Steam!

The Zombie apocalypse returns with this content packed edition of the fan favourite. It´s time to return to the beautiful, zombie-infected shores of Banoi!

With the Dead Island Game of the Year Edition players get the chance to experience the full story behind the Banoi Zombie Outbreak. The GOTY includes

Dead Island Maingame
Bloodbath Arena DLC
Ryder White DLC
Blueprint "The Ripper" Weapon
Get ready for your return to Dead Island, a paradise to die for!

Owners of Dead Island get 50% off the upgrade to Game of the Year Edition.
 

Now Available - Resonance

Posted: 25 Jul 2012 09:30 AM PDT

Resonance is Now Available on Steam and 10% off until Wednesday, Auguset 1st 10AM PDT.

When a brilliant particle physicist dies unexpectedly, the race is on to secure his terrible new technology before it falls into the wrong hands. The lives of four playable characters become entangled as they fight against the clock to find the dead scientist’s secret vault.
 

PAYDAY: The Heist - Update Released

Posted: 25 Jul 2012 09:00 AM PDT

PAYDAY: The Heist - Mercy Hospital out now!

OVERKILL brings you Mercy Hospital - OVERKILL’s fan fiction for Left 4 Dead!

The Mercy Hospital Heist is finally here! We have collaborated with Valve to bring our beloved PAYDAY fans a completely new heist, free of charge! Set in the Mercy Hospital - made famous by Left 4 Dead - everyone’s favorite robbers are out for blood. We also have some extra candy hidden in there for those who just can’t help ending up in the hospital.

If the regular difficulty levels won’t do it for you, don’t forget that you can play the Mercy Hospital Heist in the new OVERKILL +145 difficulty. We promise you that this one will leave you gasping for air...

But wait, the infection seems to be spreading: not only do our beloved players get a new heist for free, they also get new zombie masks AND a new zombie theme! Oh, the horror! New related challenges and Steam achievements will be released in an upcoming patch.

Here is the complete change log for the Mercy Hospital Heist release:

  • NEW HEIST: The Mercy Hospital Heist is available to everyone who owns PAYDAY on the PC.
  • NEW MASKS: Players that have "Left 4 Dead" or "Left 4 Dead 2" in their Steam library and have it installed on their computers, are awarded the new zombie masks. Wolf and the gang can now disguise themselves as the walking dead.
  • NEW THEME: Players are now able to choose a new theme inspired by our favorite undead.

Until then - Stay alive! If you can...

Source Filmmaker 0.9.5.11 Released

Posted: 24 Jul 2012 06:38 PM PDT

Source Filmmaker version 0.9.5.11 has been released. This update will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

  • SDK Launcher improvements
  • memory usage in status bar turns red when running low on memory
  • graph editor text fields are now visible for small window configurations
  • show/hide focal plane in viewport now updates
  • improvements in copy/paste between shots with infinite time selection
  • added Left 4 Dead 2 survivor models

Now Available - Street Fighter X Tekken DLCs

Posted: 24 Jul 2012 05:41 PM PDT

New DLC for Street Fighter X Tekken is Now Available on Steam!

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