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#1 CS:GO update for 1/19/18 (1/20/18 UTC) in CSGO General Discussion

Via the CS:GO blog:

Valve[ MISC ]

– Added a convar tv_playcast_delay_resync, which allows users who occasionally lose their GOTV+ connection to increase the delay before a stream re-sync is attempted. Generally this should not be set higher than tv_playcast_retry_timeout.

– Fixed inertia problems in model compiler when low precision errors could lead to bad rotation inertia. Mappers will need to recompile their models to have a higher rotation inertia precision.

Rumor has it:

- Size is ~2.5 MB

posted 1 day ago
#1 CS:GO update #2 for 1/12/18 (1/13/17 UT, in CSGO General Discussion

Via the CS:GO blog:

Valve[ BOSTON 2018 ]
100 Thieves have withdrawn from the Boston 2018 Major: (OP note: their minutes-old announcement is here)
— Their sticker is no longer a valid game piece for the Boston 2018 Pick’Em Challenge. The sticker and graffiti are no longer available for purchase directly or through the ELEAGUE 2018 Boston CS:GO Major Championship Mega Bundle.
– Boston 2018 Attending Legends (Holo/Foil) Capsule and Autograph Capsule are now available for purchase (these capsules do not include 100 Thieves).

Rumor has it:

- Itching to make your Group Stage picks in Pick'Em? You'll need to wait until the Prelims phase has finished on Monday.

- Got questions about souvenir cases? Check out Valve's blog post as well as an unofficial FAQ for all the questions Valve hasn't answered themselves

- Size is close to 5 MB

posted 1 week ago
#1 CS:GO update for 1/11/18 (1/12/18 UTC, in CSGO General Discussion

Via the CS:GO blog:

Valve[ MISC ]
– Compatibility versions of official maps now show the official name of the map in the scoreboard.
– Added missing drop shadow on team logo for Sunny autograph stickers.

Rumor has it:

- 12 hour warning!! You have about 12 hours left to finalize your Pick'Em picks for the prelims phase. Pick'Em will lock tomorrow morning at 7:45 AM CST/8:45 AM EST/1345Z

- View the before-and-after of suNny's sticker here

- Community server operators: a release candidate build for updated binaries that changes the way servers interact with the Steam platform was pushed out today (see here for context on what's changing). It'll be released to all after the conclusion of the major (it was originally supposed to be released next week, but someone from the control room reminded Fletch that it's starting tomorrow). See csgo_servers for download info and details

- Size is ~5 MB

posted 1 week ago
#1 CS:GO update for 1/10/18 (1/11/18 UTC, in CSGO General Discussion

Via the CS:GO blog:

Valve[ MISC ]
– Holiday cheer comes to an end.
– Added main menu elements for in-game tournament streaming.
– Updated in-game Boston 2018 signature for Ropz.

Rumor has it:

- Final preparations for the start of ELEAGUE Boston 2018 are viewable here

- There's also a new version of the Aces High sticker for users under Perfect World influence in China that replaces Mr Skeletal with just the cards from his hat

- Reminder: Pick'Em locks for the prelims phase on Friday at 7:45 AM CST/8:45 AM EST/1345Z
- Also, if you had TyLoo picked for anything, you'll need to make a new pick due to their dropout from the tournament

- Size is close to 10 MB

posted 1 week ago
#5 TF2 update for 1/4/18 (1/5/18 UTC) in TF2 General Discussion

TF2 update #2 for 1/4/18 (1/5/18 UTC):

Via the Steam store:

Valve- Fixed not being able to apply the Civilian Stat Clock to Civilian-grade weapons

Rumor has it:

- Size is close to 7.5 MB (hey, that seems familiar)

posted 2 weeks ago
#1 CS:GO update for 1/4/18 (1/5/18 UTC, in CSGO General Discussion

Via the CS:GO blog:

Valve[ BOSTON 2018 ]
– Flash Gaming is replacing Tyloo at the Boston 2018 Major:
— Flash Gaming stickers and graffiti are now available for purchase and are part of the ELEAGUE 2018 Boston CS:GO Major Championship Mega Bundle (the Mega Bundle no longer includes Tyloo).
— Boston 2018 Minor Challengers with Flash Gaming Autograph Capsule is now available (this capsule does not include Tyloo).
— Boston 2018 Minor Challengers with Flash Gaming (Holo/Foil) Capsule is now available (this capsule does not include Tyloo).
— The Tyloo Boston 2018 sticker is no longer a valid game piece for the Boston 2018 Pick’Em Challenge. Players who previously used a Tyloo sticker in the Pick’Em Challenge will need to make a new prediction.
— Updated in-game Boston 2018 signature for Ropz.

[ MISC ]
– In-game UI will correctly display subscribed Workshop maps in all versions of the game client.
– Enabled Steam Datagram Relays for 100% of game traffic to official game servers in Sweden.
– Fixed a bug where audio devices could sometimes not be changed properly in the settings menu.

[ MAPS ]
– Adjusted Wingman spawn positions on Overpass and Cobblestone.

Rumor has it:

- Check out the Flash Gaming stickers here: https://github.com/SteamDatabase/GameTracking-CSGO/commit/451d630cddf2b0f12dbf3af027710f6278ad2839
- As previously promised by DanB, the Easy Peasy Pin's "Squeezy" has been fixed. Fixing that one proved to be easy pasy after all

- Christmas cheer remains active, it'll probably stay through Ukrainian Christmas

- Size is ~65 MB

posted 2 weeks ago
#1 TF2 update for 1/4/18 (1/5/18 UTC) in TF2 General Discussion

Via the Steam store:

Valve- Fixed Festivize Woodsy Widowmaker not drawing the lights
- Fixed the main menu being muted if clients disconnect from a server while in freezecam
- Updated festivized items to use "Festivized" in the name instead of "Festive"
- This will help disinguish the original Festive weapons from weapons that have had a Festivizer applied to them
- Updated Strangifiers so they can no longer be applied to War Paint items
- Updated the equip_regions for the The Koala Compact, Pocket Saxton, and Pocket Yeti

Rumor has it:

- A note was missing from the Smissmas 2017 update, it has been amended into and can be found at the thread for that update

- Size is close to 7.5 MB

posted 2 weeks ago
#25 Rewind II details revealed in News

any other euros going? hmu and we'll make a EU open team

Will probably come out for a week though so I can actually see some of LA rather than flying straight home;


305 quid to go across the pond, and then some, and back? I'm jealous. To do the same from Winnipeg would be at least $650.

posted 2 weeks ago
#1 TF2 update for 1/3/18 (1/4/18 UTC) in TF2 General Discussion

Via the Steam store:

Valve- Fixed missing War Paint icons in the Steam Community Market and Steam Inventory
- Fixed The Hot Hand not displaying the item level in its description
- Fixed Steam Workshop file uploads applying filesize limits before compression, rather than after
- Updated materials for the Dovetailed War Paint to fix a problem with the alpha channel
- Updated materials/models for The Snowmann and The Nuke
- Updated the localization files

Rumor has it:

- WYSIWYG: https://github.com/SteamDatabase/GameTracking-TF2/commit/0efafe43363904366800937fca4030132eb57e88

- Size is ~20 MB

posted 2 weeks ago
#24 Valve will VAC ban you automatically for username in TF2 General Discussion

McJohn pretty much said "fake news":

/u/vMcJohnHi! Valve employee here. The bug report is incorrect. VAC will not ban you for simply having catbot in your user name (either your steam profile or on one or more of your linux accounts).

The bug report--and I suspect many of the posts in this thread--are a tactic employed by cheaters to try and sow discord and distrust among anticheat systems.

VAC has many different types of detections and we cannot discuss what they do publicly because doing so makes them less effective. However, one thing I can disclose is that all detections require that the detection occur while a user is actively cheating and connected to a VAC-secured server.

Linux historically hasn't been a problem for cheating--the base rate of cheating is significantly lower on Linux than it is on Windows. Unfortunately, a "healthy" community of cheaters grew up around catbot on linux and their impact on TF became large enough that they simply could no longer be ignored. Those banned users are very annoyed that VAC has dropped the hammer on them.

Kisak moderates many of valve's github bug repositories for us in an attempt to keep the bugs high quality and actionable. The VAC team asked him to close the issue in question and to indicate that github was not an appropriate location to discuss VAC bans. He did so, and we support this action.

For proof that I am a Valve employee, you can check my posting flair in the other subs I post on (/r/CSGO and /r/tf2) or a mod can message me and we can work on confirmation using my work email and PMs.
posted 2 weeks ago
#32 TF2 update for 12/21/17 (Smissmas 2017) in TF2 General Discussion

TF2 update #2 for 12/21/17 (12/22/17 UTC):


Valve- Fixed missing sounds for the new taunts
- Fixed a bug that prevented already-Festivized weapons from drawing their lights
- Updated materials/model for the Blast Blocker
- Updated the Heals for Reals medals so they can be painted

Rumor has it:

- Want to knock yourself out with the scripts that fixed stuff? Just head here

- Size is ~5 MB

posted 4 weeks ago
#1 TF2 update for 12/21/17 (Smissmas 2017) in TF2 General Discussion


ValveHappy Smissmas 2017!

- All players who play TF2 during the event will receive a Stuffed Stocking as a gift! Stockings contain goodies for good little Mercenaries.
- Event runs through January 10th, 2018
- Added the Winter 2017 War Paint Case
- Contains 15 new community-contributed War Paints
- Randomly dropped for players who have activated a Jungle Inferno Campaign Pass
- Added the Winter 2017 Cosmetic Case
- Contains 20 new community-contributed items
- The Festivizer can be found as a bonus drop when opening the case
- Added 6 new community-contributed taunts to the Mann Co. Store
- Taunt: The Skating Scorcher
- Taunt: The Bunnyhopper
- Taunt: Runner's Rhythm
- Taunt: Luxury Lounge
- Taunt: Surgeon's Squeezebox
- Taunt: The Trackman's Touchdown
- Expanded the list of weapons that can be Festivized!
- Ubersaw, Dragon's Fury, Amputator, Air Strike, Back Scratcher, Scotsman's Skullcutter, Bazaar Bargain, Black Box, Claidheamh Mòr, Crusader's Crossbow, Degreaser, Loose Cannon, Persian Persuader, Detonator, Brass Beast, Holy Mackerel, Loch-n-Load, Powerjack, Iron Bomber, Reserve Shooter, Disciplinary Action, Family Business, Shahanshah, Scorch Shot, Shortstop, Soda Popper, Rescue Ranger, Tomislav, Panic Attack, Winger
- Mann Co. Store winter sale!


- War Paints can now be used for Mann Co. Trade-Ups
- Fixed a rendering issue with the Misty Skull unusual effect
- Fixed a case where it was possible to use the Thermal Thruster twice in one launch
- Fixed the inspect animation for the Shortstop
- Fixed the Festive Sandvich not showing the bite mark when eaten
- Increased the maximum number of backpack slots to 3000 (from 2500)
- Added the UGC Highlander Season 21, Highlander Season 22, Highlander Season 23, 6v6 Season 23, 6v6 Season 24, 6v6 Season 25, 4v4 Season 10, 4v4 Season 11, and 4v4 Season 12 tournament medals
- Added Ready Steady Pan Season 3 tournament medals
- Updated cp_mercenarypark
- Added a forward spawn for BLU when attacking the final control point
- Added a connecting stairwell to the mid-structure of the final control point
- Fixed area portal rendering issues between the first and second control points
- Updated pd_watergate
- Respawn times of the teams will change dynamically based on the difference in scores. This should help balance any extreme differences in the team skills/scores.
- <50% difference in scores: 8s for leading team, 4s for trailing
- >50% difference in scores: 12s for leading team, 0s for trailing
- Equal scores: 6s for each team
- Relocated the player beer pickup counter on the HUD to the lower left, but made it slightly larger
- Updated the soundscape to have more alien-y sounds in the main areas
- Adjusted detail in the center and spawn rooms
- Adjusted clipping around the map

Amended from the 1/4/18 (1/5/18 UTC) update:

Valve- Australium weapons can now be Festivized

Rumor has it:

- Several loading screen tips have been updated: https://github.com/SteamDatabase/GameTracking-TF2/commit/47f13ca8689125cd5fd056567efcd1b18eb1b457

- Size is ~150 MB

posted 4 weeks ago
#1 CS:GO update for late 12/19/17 (12/20/17 UTC) in CSGO General Discussion

Via the CS:GO blog:

– Team stickers, team graffiti, and stickers autographed by CS:GO pro players are now available for purchase in-game, from the Steam Community Market, or from the 50 piece Mega Bundle on Steam. 50% of the proceeds go to the players and organizations at Boston 2018. For more details, visit http://www.counter-strike.net/pickem/boston2018
– Team stickers can be used as game pieces for the Boston 2018 Team Pick’Em Challenge.
— Preliminary stage picks can be made immediately, preliminary stage picks lock at the start of the preliminary stage matches.
— Group stage picks can be made when the preliminary stage has completed, group stage picks lock at the start of the group stage matches.
— Playoff picks can be made when the group stage has completed, playoff picks lock at the start of the first quarterfinal match.

– Deployed Holiday Cheer for your festive fragging season.
– You can spread the Holiday Cheer! Gifts are now available for a limited time.

[ MISC ]
– Fixed ability to host offline server with friends for War Games when setting party lobby privacy to “Friends Need Invites”.
– Tournament server logs can now have item pickup/drop events enabled using mp_logdetail_items setting.
– Game servers will now sanitize player name string to not contain non-ascii control characters.
– Fixed unlocalized string in disconnect errors for other players.
– Fixed several client-side crashes.
– Added support to demoinfogo parser for decoding fixed user data size string tables which previously caused invalid substring calculation code path to run.

– Replaced shotgun spread model (off by default). Available for offline and community servers for testing. For more details visit http://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/holiday-spread/

Rumor has it:

- A lot of new stickers and a lot of string updates in this one. Dig in and press View for your favorite stickers!

- Series 3 pins now have images: https://github.com/SteamDatabase/SteamTracking/commit/72c3643e6d6c4d81bac3e9d3d9414f7f749f9c9f

- These pins were previously uncovered in the 11/28/17 (11/29/17 UTC) update. Here they are in their digital form, expect the real-life versions to look more or less the same (obviously):
- Guardian 3 Pin
- Canals Pin
- Welcome to the Clutch Pin
- Death Sentence Pin
- Inferno 2 Pin
- Wildfire Pin
- Easy Peasy Pin
- Aces High Pin
- Hydra Pin
- Howl Pin
- Brigadier General Pin

- Size is ~125 MB

posted 1 month ago
#60 OH SHIT in TF2 General Discussion
AccordIf we make a reddit post the mods will probably pin it since many of the mods want to help promote the comp scene as much as possible, it would also help a lot with signups

Send your golf claps to /u/PurnPum. Or a party through the streets, I guess.

posted 1 month ago
#6 TF2/SFM Blog: "The Seventh Annual Saxxy Awards!" in TF2 General Discussion
Hermann_von_SalsaSmin2017 Saxxy Awards with a due date in 2018? Well played valve
I assume it was Update's fault why it's so late
Tho it's still kinda dissapointing :/

It would probably be the fault of their Lincoln Square Expansion move in September, which would've been about when they would've announced it in past years. By the way, now that they're there, the Best Overall winners will be the first winners to see the new space.

posted 1 month ago
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