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Team Fortress 2 Update Released

May 17, 2013 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:
Source Engine Changes

  • Fixed server CPU spikes caused by compression of string tables and packets.
  • Added sv_netspike, sv_netspike_sendtime_ms, and sv_netspike_output convars for investigating server performance
  • net_compresspackets_minsize default value increased to 1024. This convar now also determines the threshold to determine when a "fragment" (logical game network message, before being broken up into network packets) is compressed.
  • Added vprof_vtrace and vprof_report_oninterval convars, and tweaked vprof_dump_spikes and vprof_dump_oninterval to reduce output
Team Fortress 2
  • Added the Robotic Boogaloo community update: http://www.teamfortress.com/roboticboogaloo/
  • Fixed a chat exploit that would cause other clients to timeout from dedicated servers
  • Updated the Mann Co. Store
    • Added RoboCrate Keys
    • Added A Random RoboKey Gift
    • Added Pile of RoboKey Gifts
    • Backpack Expanders on sale at 80% off
  • Updated the localization files

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

May 14, 2013 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Added a missing material for the UGC medals
  • Added server convars related to investigating server network and CPU utilization:
    • sv_netspike
    • sv_netspike_sendtime_ms
    • sv_netspike_output
Notes missed from yesterday's update:
  • Added player avatars to the votekick menu
  • Added -insert_search_path command line argument
  • Fixed deflected Cow Mangler 5000 projectiles doing full critical damage instead of minicrit damage like other deflected projectiles

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

May 13, 2013 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Added UGC Highlander Season 9 and UGC 6vs6 Season 11 medals
  • Fixed the Botkiller Sniper Rifle, Rocket Launcher and Spy Knife weapons using incorrect team materials for the arms
  • Fixed a bug that allowed level 3 mini-sentries in Mann Vs. Machine mode
  • Fixed a problem where underwater explosions would cause graphics corruption
  • Fixed an issue with HDR rendering where auto-exposure would vary incorrectly in some areas
  • Fixed an issue where objects underwater would not render properly
  • Fixed incorrect ellipsizing of text in some cases for the Mac version
  • Updated the Phlogistinator to reduce the rate for gaining MMMPH when attacking tanks and robots in Mann Vs. Machine mode
  • Updated the Tuxxy tuxedo so it can be crafted
  • Updated The Wilson Weave and The Ham Shank so they can be crafted, traded and gift-wrapped
  • Updated the console so it can be accessed from the terminal that was used to run the game for the Linux and Mac versions
  • Updated the Linux version
    • Fixed triggers never registering as "released" on certain game controllers
    • Fixed clipboard issues on some window managers, most notably KDE
    • Fixed a bug where the map list would be reversed
    • Made loading custom fonts for third party HUDs work on certain fonts

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

April 23, 2013 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Added "Only allow map files" to the possible selections in the download filter option for clients
  • Fixed a client crash related to the material system
  • Fixed Diamond/Carbonado Botkiller weapons using incorrect team materials for the arms
  • Fixed a vphysics regression where some items would travel farther than they should
  • Improved performance and stability for the Linux version
  • Removed range restrictions from viewmodel_fov_demo
  • Updated the Ap-Sap so it can be gift-wrapped and have custom names/descriptions applied to it

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

April 18, 2013 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Added a new ConVar cl_first_person_uses_world_model to allow this mode to be used outside of VR mode
  • Disabled plug-ins that would allow users to connect to secure game servers even when -insecure is specified on the command line
    • Continued use of such plug-ins will risk your Steam account getting VAC banned
  • Added support for unloading the displayed URL when the user closes the info panel
    • Added ConVar sv_motd_unload_on_dismissal to allow server ops to control the default behavior of their MOTD
  • Fixed a client crash related to doing a changelevel while firing the Minigun
  • Fixed a bug where you could come out of a teleporter facing the wrong way in VR mode
  • Fixed a bug with custom fonts not loading for third party HUDs on Linux.
  • Improved performance and stability for the Linux version

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

April 3, 2013 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Prevent game servers from opening the MOTD panel more than once if the player connected through matchmaking or quickplay
  • Added new promo items
  • Fixed a bug where dispensers sapped by a Red-Tape Recorder would continue to heal players
  • Fixed buildings destroyed by the Red-Tape Recorder not always displaying a death notice
  • Fixed a bug in Mann Vs. Machine related to carrying buildings and using the "Upgrade Buildings" canteen
  • Fixed the guitar sound not always playing when taunting with the Neon Annihilator
  • Fixed missing cloak effect for the Wanga Prick
  • Fixed the Bat Outta Hell using the Red team arms skin while on the Blue team
  • Fixed custom cursors in VR mode
  • Fixed Hydra input in VR mode
  • Improved performance of Linux dedicated server binaries

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

March 27, 2013 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Fixed a bug that caused invisible players in the world
  • Fixed Engineer bots in Mann Vs. Machine building disposable sentries that upgrade into tiny, red, level 3 sentries
  • Added the Ready Steady Pan tournament medal for Season 2
  • Fixed the Festive Axtinguisher, The Disciplinary Action, The Wanga Prick, and The Wrap Assassin sometimes floating in the world after death
  • Removed the promotion restrictions from Croft's Crest, The Fortune Hunter, and The Tomb Wrapper
  • Updated Mvm_Bigrock to fix a hole in the terrain
  • Community requests:
    • Added new inputs for the tf_logic_koth entity: SetRedTimer, SetBlueTimer, AddRedTimer, AddBlueTimer
    • Added a "team" field to the teamplay_flag_event game event to identify which flag the event is for

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

March 19, 2013 - TF2 Team

Updates to Team Fortress 2, 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 (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)

  • Disabled Java for the in-game web browser
Team Fortress 2
  • Added support for running VR mode on the Oculus Rift
  • Fixed a server crash related to game stats
  • Fixed custom paint not showing in the tool tip when you mouse-over an item in your backpack
  • Fixed the Spy not holding sappers correctly in third person
  • Fixed a bug where sentries would not rotate to face their target under some circumstances
  • Fixed a scoreboard bug where domination count was reduced by 2 when a dominated player left the server
  • Fixed the Fists of Steel not reducing damage from ranged weapons that use energy rings
  • Fixed the death notice icon for the Eureka Effect
  • Fixed the Neon Annihilator sometimes floating in the world after death
  • Fixes for strange parts:
    • The Big Earner can no longer accept Long-Distance Kills strange parts
    • The Festive Grenade Launcher can now accept Critical Kills strange parts
    • The Neon Annihilator can now accept Sappers Destroyed strange parts
  • Removed some description text from the Manmelter that incorrectly stated its projectiles could not be deflected
  • Updated the Blind Justice so it can be equipped with other misc-slot items on the Demoman's face
  • Updated the backpack image for the Upgrade to Premium Gift item
  • Updated Mann Vs. Machine
    • Fixed the boss health bar sometimes disappearing
    • Fixed the uber Medics in Wave 4 of the Broken Parts mission charging at the incorrect rate
  • Updated the localization files

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

March 12, 2013 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Unlocked the "What's in the Portal 2 Soundtrack Box?"
  • Added new promo Items
  • Removed Salvage Crate #40, Crate #49 and Crate #54 from the drop list
  • Added Salvage Crate #50, Crate #56, and Crate #57 to the drop list
  • Updated the localization files

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

March 7, 2013 - TF2 Team

Updates to Team Fortress 2, 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 (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)

  • Added a new ConVar sb_filter_incompatible_versions. This will default to true and hide servers on the Internet tab that are running incompatible versions.

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

March 4, 2013 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Added new promo items
  • Added crafting recipes for the Sticky Jumper and the Rocket Jumper
  • Fixed r_depthoverlay ConVar not using the correct material
  • Improved performance and stability for the Linux version

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

February 28, 2013 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Fixed a client crash when attempting to fire the flamethrower while coming out of a taunt
  • Fixed The Phlogistinator's Mmmmph particle effect getting stuck on after performing a taunt

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

February 28, 2013 - TF2 Team

Updates to Team Fortress 2, 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 (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)

  • Improved performance for the Linux version
Team Fortress 2
  • Fixed a problem that was preventing some older demos from being played
  • Fixed a client/server crash when a flamethrower gets destroyed while firing
  • Fixed missing buttons on the item import tool
  • Removed the promo restrictions from the Shred Alert, the Brutal Bouffant, and the Buck Turner All-Stars
  • Updated the Vaccinator with its own uber-off sound and a sound when toggling resist types
  • Updated some of the animations for the Shred Alert taunt
  • Updated a couple HUD panels to support team scores with more than two digits

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

February 25, 2013 - TF2 Team

Updates to Team Fortress 2, 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 (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)

  • Fixed a missing material when changing the value of mat_color_projection
Team Fortress 2
  • Fixed an item description bug that would not display the not-tradable text for some untradeable items

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

February 22, 2013 - TF2 Team

Updates to Team Fortress 2, 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 (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)

  • Fixed a client crash related to rendering models
  • Fixed a client crash related to audio in the web browser
  • Fixed servers crashing with the error message "Overflow error writing string table baseline"
  • Fixed a missing material when setting mat_viewportscale to anything other than 1
  • Fixed windowed mode under certain window managers for the Linux version
  • Improved performance for the Linux version
Team Fortress 2
  • Added new promo items
  • Fixed buildings not always being downgraded at the same rate by the Red-Tape Recorder
  • Fixed not hearing the sound for the Shred Alert taunt while playing Mann Vs. Machine
  • Fixed players spamming the Shred Alert taunt in spawn rooms by changing their loadout presets
  • Fixed giant robots sometimes getting stuck in Mann Vs. Machine
  • Fixed a problem where traders that send in-game trade requests would receive the error message "The other player is currently busy trading with someone else" when the problem was actually related to Steam Guard settings