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Team Fortress 2 Update Released

July 26, 2011 - Valve

Updates to Team Fortress 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include: Team Fortress 2

  • Corrected the damage ramp for the Cow Mangler 5000 and the Soda Popper
  • Fixed a rare crash bug with the Demoman TFBot laying stickybomb traps
  • Fixed a bug that would cause team-painted wearable gibs to show an incorrect color
  • Fix memory leak when updating the item schema
  • Fix an occasional crash on game exit
  • Replay updates
    • Client
      • Added basic/rough render queue for internal use to increase replay output for relaunch trailer
      • Block files are now deleted on replay reconstruction (i.e. viewing), to conserve disk space
      • Unneeded block files are now cleaned up automatically on startup
    • Server
      • Fixed fileserver cleanup
      • Any time replay_fileserver_offload_hostname is modified, the corresponding IP is resolved and cached, if possible. This fixes a crash, as well as failed publishing due to "unresolved hostname" errors.
      • Added a fileserver IP lookup test to replay publish test
      • Setting replay_enable to 0 now halts recording and does cleanup automatically, the way replay_stoprecord does. This fixes a crash that would occur when replay_enable was set to 0 and a changelevel was executed.
    • Replay temp directories automatically cleared on startup on both client and server
    • Memory management improvements
    - Added ConVar demo_fov_override, which overrides the FOV during demo playback if the value is non-zero

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

July 22, 2011 - Valve

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)

  • Fixed a bug in SourceTV that would sometimes corrupt demo data
Team Fortress 2
  • Cow Mangler changes
    • Fixed the charged shot sometimes doing more damage than intended.
    • Fixed a bug that caused the projectiles to stay in the world after a team change.
    • Slowed reload rate by 5%.

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

July 22, 2011 - Valve

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 localization files
Team Fortress 2
  • Fixed a Linux dedicated server crash caused by the Replay director
    • Crash would happen whether the server was capturing Replays or not
  • Fixed the Map Stamps Collection bundle missing in the store
  • Fixed dedicated server ENTITY_CHANGE_NONE console spam
  • Improved the impact sounds for the Cow Mangler 5000’s projectiles
  • Optimized many particle effects related to the Cow Mangler 5000 and the Righteous Bison
  • Reduced the ConVar fov_desired to have a lower bound like the Replay editor
  • Updated the Cow Mangler 5000 to display the drawbacks in its attribute list
  • Updated the gamehaptics file
    • Added recoil/draw/crit/reload forces for the Cow Mangler 5000 and the Righteous Bison
    • Added charge shot force for the Cow Mangler 5000
    • Refined the Demoman's Stickybomb Launcher/Pipe Bomb Launcher reload forces
    - Updated the localization files

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

July 20, 2011 - Valve

Updates to Team Fortress 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include: Team Fortress 2

  • Added the items for Dr. Grordbort's Victory Pack
  • Fixed hatless hats not working correctly
  • Fixed a display issue with team color paints
  • Updated the localization files

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

July 18, 2011 - Valve

Updates to Team Fortress 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include: Team Fortress 2

  • Added a music clip from Meet the Medic to the menu startup music list.
  • Fixed a case where stickybombs could sometimes damage enemies on the other side of a wall.
  • Updated duels to apply a short duel ban to the loser if they team switched or disconnected during the duel.
  • Updated The Private Eye so it can be equipped by the Medic and Demoman.
  • Updated Crafting:
    • Added a new "Custom Blueprint" option to the Special blueprints
    • Made these items craftable: Copper's Hard Top, Security Shades, Tam O'Shanter, Stately Steel Toe, Nessie's Nine Iron, Rogue's Col Roule, Prairie Heel Biters, and The Big Steel Jaw of Summer Fun
    • Removed the redundant Smelt Primary/Secondary/Melee/Misc item blueprints.
  • Updated Matchmaking:
    • Added a progress bar and server count during the matchmaking search
    • Added more filtering on the master server to avoid pinging non-matching servers
  • Community Requests:
    • Mod makers:
      • Added inputs to the player:
      • "SetCustomModelRotation": Parameter is a string that specifies the angle rotation (Pitch, Yaw, Roll)
      • "ClearCustomModelRotation". No parameter. Will return the model rotation to following the player view yaw.
      • Restarted the player's animation cycle whenever the custom model changes.
    • Movie makers:
      • Added "tf_clientsideeye_lookats" convar. Set it to zero to disable TF players automatic clientside pupil focusing on nearby players.

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

July 7, 2011 - Valve

Updates to Team Fortress 2 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 FCVAR_NOT_CONNECTED back to the ConVar fps_max to prevent client cheats
  • Fixed a bug with playback of SourceTV demos
Team Fortress 2
  • Fixed a bug where Medics using the Quick-Fix could easily identify disguised Spies
  • Fixed a bug where healing a Scout while they change class in the spawn room would allow the Medic to keep the Scout speed
  • Fixed a bug with honorbound weapons allowing themselves to be holstered before getting a kill
  • Improved matchmaking logic
    • Fixed a case where players were being matched to full servers
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated Pl_Barnblitz
    • Reduced Blue respawn time at cap 1
    • Fixed cart not allowing overtime when it has to stop at the turn table
    • Fixed players getting stuck in spawn doors when blue captures a point
    • Fixed spawn doors staying open when points are captured
    • Various clipping and exploit fixes

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

July 5, 2011 - Valve

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)

  • Fixed a Linux dedicated server crash in vphysics.so

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

July 1, 2011 - Valve

Updates to Team Fortress 2 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)

  • Fixed a case where servers would accumulate ghost players
  • Fixed bug with SourceTV and Replay causing player count to be off by one.
Team Fortress 2
  • Added lots of new Summer items, including the Refreshing Summer Cooler Key
  • Added a new achievement: Escape the Heat
  • Fixed a case where the client-side voting dialog would have an incorrect list of items
  • Fixed a bug where some items would not update their team colors correctly
  • Fixed a client backpack crash
  • Updated the Lo-Fi Longwave to be paintable
  • Updated the localization files

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

June 28, 2011 - Valve

Updates to Team Fortress 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include: Team Fortress 2

  • Fixed a case where CritBoost effects were being removed from players being healed.
  • Fixed a problem with Arena mode first blood CritBoost not removing itself at the correct time.
  • Fixed a bug where Demomen kept their leftover charge amount when self-aborting charges (you'll still keep leftovers when stopped by enemy airblasts)
  • Fixed the problem that was causing Strange Demoman shields to not accumulate kills.
  • Fixed a bug where the Reserve Shooter would minicrit against swimming targets.
  • Tomislav spin-up reduction has been reduced from 75% to %40 (so it now spins-up slower)
  • Made the Jumper's Jeepcap and Pocket Medic craft-able.
  • Updated the bot navigation files for several maps.
  • Added an entry for "Call Vote" to the Options->Keyboard Settings, so you can bind a key to it.
  • Updated the gamehaptics file:
    • Added/Refined recoil/draw/crit/reload forces for all of the new weapons in the Uber Update.
    • Refined all Rocket Launcher Forces recoil forces to feel more true to recoil animation.
    • Tuned Brass Beast recoil to have less of an impact on your aiming reticle.

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

June 27, 2011 - Valve

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)

  • Reduced CPU usage for idle servers
Team Fortress 2
  • Added the Splendid Screen, Ali Baba's Wee Booties, and the Mantreads to the whitelist for Medieval mode
  • Added a server console message when a player is sent to the server via the matchmaking system
  • Fixed the cl_gameserver_list output
  • Fixed the Quick-Fix showing the fire overlay when running in DX8
  • Fixed a problem with team paints not being displayed properly when playing
  • Fixed a display problem with Hatless hats
  • Fixed a problem that prevented the new Scout items from being used in crafting recipes
  • Fixed a problem with clients seeing the incorrect vote options after changing servers
  • Fixed the backpack image for the Schadenfreude not being disabled when using paint
  • Updated the Planeswalker Goggles to not hide the Scout's hat/headset
  • Updated the taunt items to be nameable
  • Updated the localization files

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

June 24, 2011 - Valve

Updates to Team Fortress 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include: Team Fortress 2

  • Added the Splendid Screen, Ali Baba's Wee Booties, and the Mantreads to the whitelist for Medieval mode
  • Added a server console message when a player is sent to the server via the matchmaking system
  • Fixed the cl_gameserver_list output
  • Fixed the Quick-Fix showing the fire overlay when running in DX8
  • Fixed a display problem with Hatless hats.
  • Fixed a problem that prevented the new Scout items from being used in crafting recipes
  • Updated the Planeswalker Goggles to not hide the Scout's hat/headset
  • Updated the taunt items to be nameable

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

June 23, 2011 - Valve

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

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

June 17, 2011 - Valve

Updates to Team Fortress 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include: Team Fortress 2

  • Added a new command line option: -strictportbind
    • If you launch the game with this option it will quit with an error message if it can't bind to the default or specified port
  • Fixed a server crash caused by the replay system
  • Fixed a server crash caused by disguising spies
  • Fixed a server crash on startup caused by writing to the console
  • Fixed a server crash triggered during entity cleanup

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

June 15, 2011 - Valve

Updates to Team Fortress 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include: Team Fortress 2

  • Fixed some server replay publishing bugs
  • Added a new ConVar “replay_fileserver_offload_aborttime”
    • Any replay publishing thread that takes longer than replay_fileserver_offload_aborttime seconds will be killed

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

June 14, 2011 - Valve

Updates to Team Fortress 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include: Team Fortress 2

  • Added the Spiral Knights promotional hat
  • Updated The Superfan, The Essential Accessories, and The Hero's Hachimaki so they can be painted
  • Updated The Conjurer's Cowl and The Maul so they can be crafted and traded