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#22 wickedplayer494 Appreciation Thread in TF2 General Discussion

It's gonna be kind of crazy to think that late this year that I'll have been going at this gig of mine for 10 straight years. Even though the glory days of the at-least-once-weekly updates are long behind us, it's been quite the ride that I've been happy to share. And really, thank you all for your readership, and especially thanks to those of you that do your own digging as well. Without you, getting quality information out to the masses, preferably in a hurry, would be a tough ask. It's a true team effort.

ZestyThe way Facepunch handled bans was extremely entertaining. I miss that website.

Most of us have moved on to Knockout after Garry decided to be Garry and kill off the old forums. It's a fair bit more relaxed over there, though most of the fracases these days are about whether you can even say this or that word at all. A lot more open than FP ever was even if a bunch of the userbase doesn't like the POV of some of the mods there (most of which are different, I think really the only carryover is OvB). I don't really hold any hard feelings, that post of mine was really a knee-jerk thing that was influenced heavily by a near-B&E experience a long, long time ago when I was much younger. It was actually around one of the nicer areas of Tyndall Park too, closer to King Edward if I'm remembering right, pretty much right across from Stanley Knowles, but even then the cops dragged their ass horribly to even take a statement from what I was told.

posted 11 hours ago
#1 CS:GO update for 3/1/21 (3/2/21 UTC, in CSGO General Discussion

Via the CS:GO blog:

Valve[ Misc ]

– Fixed a bug that allowed enemy players to spawn outside of their spawn location.
– Fixed a case where players would see a second bomb in retakes mode.
– Fixed some cases where dropped weapons exited the play area.

Rumor has it:

- To tell you the honest truth, this one is as boring as it looks, just a protobuf addition and a small shot of translations, the latter part of which is made possible in part by contributions from Translators Like You - Thank You

- Size is ~10 MB

posted 5 days ago
#3 TF2 update for 3/2/21 in TF2 General Discussion
eddiieeI bow to the king


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posted 5 days ago
#1 TF2 update for 3/2/21 in TF2 General Discussion


Valve- Added a round timer to cp_powerhouse
- Updated/Added some tournament medals
- Updated the localization files

Rumor has it:

- In case you haven't seen it elsewhere already: the Luxembourg server cluster (also referred to as EU West in Dota 2 and CS:GO) has been decommissioned last week in favor of a new cluster in Frankfurt, Germany
- However, at this time, the new Frankfurt cluster is not currently able to be matched to in TF2, and you will likely notice higher than usual latencies for the time being while the game's matchmaker places you on a nearby cluster like Madrid or Stockholm
- If you're a Dota 2 and/or CS:GO player just passing by, no action is required

- /u/pikatf2 says that some function changes strongly suggest a bug with Strange weapons not counting kills in parts of Halloween maps where you get turned into a ghost after dying (TF_COND_HALLOWEEN_IN_HELL) has been fixed

- Not a lot of tournament medal additions as far as the tournaments that were added, which are as follows:

- NHBL Season 10 (Natascha Heavyweight Champion, Sasha Heavyweight Champion, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, 4th Place, Participant)
- EBL Invite Season 5 (1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Participant)
- EBL Main Season 5 (1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Participant)
- EBL Open Season 5 (1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Participant)

- Maintainers of custom HUDs will probably want to check for some funny business in leaderboards

- Several items have had their "Of"s in their names turned lowercase, including the Towering Pillar of Summer Shades, Spirit of Giving, The Full Head of Steam, Pile of Ash, Voodoo-Cursed Bag of Quicklime, Pile of Curses, Get Out of The Locker!, Wall of Pain, Brim-Full of Bullets, Melody of Misery, and Head of Defense
- The "Process of Elimination" achievement also had its "Of" turned lowercase

- The same is also true of The Ivan the Inedible, which had its second "The" turned lowercase, as well as a string for disabling HTML MOTDs that had its "Of The" turned into "of the"

- If you'd like to have a peek at the delicious localization file updates, here they are. As always, these are made possible in part by the efforts of Translators Like You - Thank You

- Size is close to 40 MB

posted 5 days ago
#8 TF2 Update 3/2/21 in TF2 General Discussion
SOOOOOAPYMEISTERnot wickedplayer, dont care.

Well at least OP got the date right on this one. Someone did one on /r/GO for last night's tiny update and although they did pretty alright by doing it as a text post, they screwed up the date so that it was actually a day in the future.

Originally I thought I'd just pass on it here but the RHI section is actually looking a little beefier to the point where it's probably worthwhile anyway. I'll put it up when I've got it all done and the only thing left to do is turn Markdown into BBCode. Something I've been giving a little bit of thought into over the last little while is having a CMS of sorts where I can just style things the way I want once, and then have both Markdown and BBCode varieties spit out from it, maybe even automatically, so I can just edit once instead of effectively having to re-do whole RHI bullets. That's something that's a bit of a PITA especially on the CS:GO side with lots of new items.

Speaking of which, VACnet when.

Edit: okay here's your rumors everyone!

posted 5 days ago
#1 CS:GO update for 2/17/21 (2/18/21 UTC, in CSGO General Discussion

Via the CS:GO blog:

– Anubis
— Reskinned the signs and information boards
— Fixed the wallbang through the trim on the mid building between double door and the CT house
— Added some grenade clips to prevent weird grenade bouncing on A heaven

– Engage
— Fixed several visual issues
— Removed boost spots
— Updated Bot NAV (Thanks Ham)

– Apollo
— Multiple exploits, clipping faults and boosts etc. fix based on the feedback of Oliv1er and timure of the MapInk Discord
— Fixed spawn boost exploit (thanks Marius)
— blocked guns going out of CT spawn so much with a big sign. (thanks Fnugz)

– Frostbite
— Removed window glass from buildings to improve gameplay
— Fixed exploit in Town
— Fixed stuck spots
— Fixed certain visual errors
— Adjusted border clipping
— Fixed floating exploding barrel/turret spawns
— Adjusted prop fade distance in the bunker
— Added drone clips to buildings at Tourist and Radio

– Pings no longer highlight players. This eliminates any instances of being able to reveal a hidden enemy.
– Fixed a bug which caused the incorrect footstep sounds to be played on some surfaces.
– Fixed short-handed bonus being given in Guardian mode.
– Fixed visual shuffle in map vote at end of match.

Rumor has it:

- Numerous script and string changes for the next few weeks of Operation Broken Fang missions, plus a lot of translations made possible in part by contributions from Translators Like You - Thank You: https://github.com/SteamDatabase/GameTracking-CSGO/commit/547beb31c15342a54f180bed0ccf1c39b6132020

- Size is ~185 MB

posted 2 weeks ago
#1 CS:GO update for 2/3/21 (2/4/21 UTC, in CSGO General Discussion

Via the CS:GO blog:


– Short-handed income is now given after every round regardless of a win or loss.
– Broken Fang Premier team timeouts have changed from 4x half-minute timeouts to 2x one minute timeouts.

Rumor has it:

- Because short-handed income now applies irrespective of round outcomes, "cash_team_loser_bonus_shorthanded" has been renamed to "cash_team_bonus_shorthanded"

- A variety of translations are also included, which are made possible in part by contributions from Translators Like You - Thank You

- Size is ~65 MB

posted 1 month ago
#1 CS:GO update for 1/28/21 (1/29/21 UTC, in CSGO General Discussion

Via the CS:GO blog:

– Logo adjustments on several stickers

– Fixed bug on guardian mission.
posted 1 month ago
#1 CS:GO update for 1/27/21 (1/28/21 UTC, in CSGO General Discussion

Via the CS:GO blog:

Valve[2020 RMR Stickers]
– Team Stickers featuring the best-performing regional teams from the 2020 Regional Major Ranking events are now available for purchase. 50% of the proceeds go to the teams who participated in the 2020 RMR.

– In Competitive and Wingman, if your team has fewer players than the opposing team for 3 or more consecutive rounds in the half, each of your team members will receive a $1000 ‘Shorthanded Loser Income’ following a round loss. This does not apply in cases where a player was kicked.
– In Competitive and Wingman, each team has one 2 minute technical timeout that will be automatically initiated the first time a teammate disconnects. The timeout will end early if the teammate abandons or reconnects to the match.
– Pinging now displays the name of the pinged location. (Thanks, VasaLavTV)

– Added client convar to control automatic parachute behavior. Set cl_parachute_autodeploy 0 to disable automatic parachute activation.

-Fixed a boost spot near the entrance to A site.
-Fixed a pixel walk on the door hinges (both doors).
-Improved the clipping of the roof.
-Grenades now bounce more predictably off the wall.

-A site
-Improved the clipping on the A sign.
-Fixed a pixel walk on top of the wall.
-Fixed a gap in the center wall on site.
-Grenades now bounce more predictably off the A sign, Elysion sign, art on the wall, wall in connector, the wall on site and the poles connecting to the roof.

-Main hall
-Grenades now bounce more predictably off the art work and painting.

-Fixed a boost spot where players were able to jump on top of the waterfalls.
-Fixed a pixel walk on the lower levels of middle.
-Fixed a pixel walk on the light fixtures (not sure how you would get up their but you cannot trust anyone).
-Grenades now bounce of more predictable of the grey poles inserted in the wall, the wall with the waterfalls and the wall near T spawn.

-CT spawn
-Fixed a pixel walk on the clock (clock has been made non solid).
-Fixed a pixel walk on the glass wall.

-T spawn
-Fixed a pixel walk on the clock (clock has been made non solid).
-It is no longer possible to jump on top of the light above the desk.

-Generally improved the clipping.

Rumor has it:

- Here's what the 2020 RMR Stickers look like, starting with the Legends capsule:
- Vitality (holo, foil, gold):


- Heroic (holo, foil, gold):


- Ninjas in Pyjamas (holo, foil, gold):


- Spirit (holo, foil, gold):


- Natus Vincere (holo, foil, gold):


- Evil Geniuses (holo, foil, gold):


- 100 Thieves (holo, foil, gold):


- FURIA (holo, foil, gold):


- These are the contents of the Challengers capsule:
- Astralis (holo, foil, gold):


- BIG (holo, foil, gold):


- Fnatic (holo, foil, gold):


- G2 (holo, foil, gold):


- OG (holo, foil, gold):


- GODSENT (holo, foil, gold):


- Nemiga (holo, foil, gold):


- Team Liquid (holo, foil, gold):


- And lastly, the contents of the Contenders capsule:
- FaZe (holo, foil, gold):


- North (holo, foil, gold):


- Virtus.pro (holo, foil, gold):


- ESPADA (holo, foil, gold):


- Gen.G (holo, foil, gold):


- Boom (holo, foil, gold):


- Renegades (holo, foil, gold):


- TYLOO (holo, foil, gold):


- Size is ~65 MB

posted 1 month ago
#1 CS:GO update for 1/20/21 (1/21/21 UTC, in CSGO General Discussion

Via the CS:GO blog:

Valve[ POSIX ]
– Updated to the latest version of SDL library for Linux and OSX.

– Improved loadout cards assignment logic.
– Fixed a crash when players change teams during freeze time.
– Enemy loadout card no longer provides enemy pistol.
– Fixed a rare case when an extra C4 could spawn.

[ MISC ]
– Adding official game servers in Argentina.
– Fixed settings search UI for non-Latin languages.
– Updated AK-47 | Anubis wear alpha

[ MAPS ]
-Fixed issues with previous update(thanks Fnugz)
-Made glass breaking more consistent (thanks T1mure)
-Replaced and realigned textures
-Fixed some gun stuck spots (thanks JustAlex)
-Deleted upsetting bench (thanks sprunk)
-Realigned some assets (thanks fnugz)
-Deleted some cans people thought were smoke grenades
-Fixed boost spots (thanks poop)
-Reduced assets in giftspot and other general optimizations for lower end computers

Rumor has it:

- A variety of script updates making many of today's changes possible can be viewed here, as well as a sprinkling of localization file updates made possible in part by contributions from Translators Like You - Thank You

- Size is ~50 MB

posted 1 month ago
#3 TF2 update for 1/8/21 in TF2 General Discussion
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posted 1 month ago
#1 TF2 update for 1/8/21 in TF2 General Discussion

Via the Steam store:

Valve- Added pl_pier to the list of maps for Casual matchmaking
- Updated pl_pier
- Added additional exits to forward spawns
- Added windows to RED final spawn
- Added small platform to the first beach
- Improved general clipping
- Players can no longer build on the tables in RED spawn

Rumor has it:

- Size is ~20 MB

posted 1 month ago
#1 CS:GO update for 1/7/21 (1/8/21 UTC, in CSGO General Discussion

Via the CS:GO blog:

– When a player disconnects or is kicked in classic competitive and wingman modes, they will no longer be replaced by a bot. If the entire other team leaves, one bot will be left on the other team, idling in spawn.
– Fixed bots not navigating properly in Warmup arenas.

– Reduced size of SWAT sleeves matching all existing models.

[ MISC ]
– Fixed a crash in Windows dedicated server when “version” command is issued.
– Pings no longer move when walked over by characters, and will no longer highlight weapons in competitive matches.
– Adjusted Retakes clip areas in Mirage and Train

– Accounts that completed government identity verification have been upgraded to CS:GO Prime Account Status for Steam China.

[ MAPS ]
– Further optimizations
– Fixed some clipping bugs

-Fixed a pixel-gap in the Cargo containers in T-Spawn (Thanks to the perceptive individual that reported it to 3kliksphilip!)
-Fixed Cargo containers not having their proper colors.
-Fixed bomb explosions being visible above the A site. (Thanks markman2575!)

– Removed several boost spots
– Added stairs in the garage for better rotation flow
– Breakable glass ceiling around A-site and Mid. Smokes and flashes can now be used on A-site
– Removed “office” area on mid
– Added ladder on A upper CT side
– Both entrances of the hut are now wider for better player traffic flow between A-site and Mid
– Lowered A upper and bridge to make entire bombsite more readable
– Removed several awkward angles on A-site
– Removed excessive areas on A-site
– Removed clutter on A-site
– Better FPS around the whole map

– Widened inner part of connector
– Reduced size of restaurant corner
– Adjusted tarp positions on truck to eliminate some angles
– Lowered half-wall at stairs
– Adjusted timings by pushing CT spawns back a bit
– Shifted crates next to tower further towards pit
– Enhanced visibility for various long range angles
– Removed electric box next to bikes
– Reduced amount of breakable glass at shop
– Blocked angle from CT boost to pit
– Increased size of ladder hole
– Added location names
– Fixed players being able to see into the tower area when boosted at dumpster (u/ReVoLTimE)
– Fixed some Z-fighting and intersecting geo (Thanks Joaokaka1998)
– Fixed various visible nodraw textures (Thanks Joaokaka1998, Fnugz, u/TheSpudd, u/ReVoLTimE)
– Fixed various bomb stuck spots (Thanks Joaokaka1998)
– Fixed player stuck spot on street (Kerluck)
– Clipping adjustments throughout the map (Thanks Joaokaka1998, u/ReVoLTimE, Kerluck)
– Minor visual adjustments and enhancements

Rumor has it:

- A few protobufs, as well as a couple of strings have been added in preparation for the upcoming eventual shift from today's standalone launcher to the Steam China system for users under Perfect World influence. Also, a new "Steam China Edition" app ID was added to the game's list of DLC yesterday, which will allow for the continued segmentation between users under Perfect World influence and the rest of the world

- Beyond what's described above, you can take a peek at all the script file updates and gander at the flurry of new translations, the latter part of which is made possible in part by contributions from Translators Like You - Thank You: https://github.com/SteamDatabase/GameTracking-CSGO/commit/1a4678289b5a035e2253233a6d52da84955604f8

- Size is ~250 MB

posted 1 month ago
#1 CS:GO update for 12/17/20 (12/18/20 UTC, in CSGO General Discussion

Via the CS:GO blog:

– Adjusted first person arm models for Operation Broken Fang agents.
– Adjusted end of match animations for Operation Broken Fang master agents.
– Fixed a bug that could allow extra stars to be earned from missions. Going forward players will be correctly limited to receiving the total number of stars available from all unlocked cards.
– Kick player vote is now disabled in Broken Fang Premier pick/ban arenas.
– Fixed kill distance in missions UI to be correctly rounded for display.

[ MISC ]
– Added 2021 Service Medal to be awarded for outstanding service and achievement starting from January 1, 2021 GMT.
– Donate weapons to teammates in need! Hold the buy menu donation key (CTRL by default) when purchasing a weapon to donate to teammates without dropping your primary weapon. You can change the “Buy Menu Donation Key” in settings.
– Game settings now have a search box to quickly find and jump to any setting or key binding.
– Zeus restrictions in Casual, Wingman, and Competitive modes are now the same as all other weapons.
– Adjusted Retakes clip areas in Inferno, Mirage, Nuke, Train, and Vertigo

[ MAPS ]
– Repacked radar

– Fixed a pixelwalk outside on the glass.
– Fixed a pixelwalk on the Elysion sign on A site
– Fixed a pixelwalk on the umbrellas outside.
– Fixed the pixelwalks on the doorframes
– Players were able to jump on top of the A sign on A site
– Player were able to jump on top of the small palm plant
– Players were able to 2 man boost outside and see into the site from an unfair position
– Players were able to run boost on the windows railing on A site
– The ladder outside has been removed
– Reduced the foilage outside, players were able to hide
– Waterfalls have been deleted from the white walls. Caused the smoke to become see through.

– Reduced props that draw for people on very low and low settings to hopefully help FPS levels across the map. (Thanks Shavitish)
– Reduced CT spawn Cover to make it easier to clear
– Improved model shuttle collsions to make walking over nicer
– Reduced non-designed headpeaks across map (Thanks CF-166)
– Fixed car fade in CT spawn (Thanks Sylikoira)
– Fixed a few boost exploits
– Updated to radar to a more simple single layer one
– Reduced foliage over key angle (Near moonroom/CT spawn)
– Fixed a number of grammar and spelling mistakes (Thanks Dogman15 + Marisakiri)

– Widened A main entrance
– Simplified A connector area
– Got rid of the deep corner below the windows on A
– Got rid of the wall near the pillar at Waterfalls A site and reduced some corners to hide in as a CT
– Some other minor things 3kliksphillip will probably find out
posted 2 months ago
#1 TF2 update for 12/16/20 in TF2 General Discussion

Via the Steam store:

Valve- Fixed a client crash related to inspecting the same item twice
- Fixed the Strange Count Transfer Tool not being able to transfer stats between Mad Milk and Mutated Milk
- Fixed the equip_region for Pebbles the Penguin
- Fixed not being able to use Taunt: The Table Tantrum Unusualifer on Taunt: The Boiling Point
- Updated Taunt: The Pooped Deck to fix some sounds
- Updated the localization files
- Updated ctf_snowfall_final
- Fixed an issue some players were having with candy cane textures
- Updated the lighting
- Updated pl_wutville_event
- The Smissmas trees are now properly colliding with mercs and ordinance
- The larger first BLU spawn as been re-zoned for proper class changes and no more Engineer shenanigans
- Wooden crates and furniture from the 2Fort division has had the minimum DirectX levels restored and should now be visible to mercs
- Clipping of ledges and outcroppings around the Control Points has been installed to keep the merc's boots on the ground
- The train tunnels will no longer allow for early escape
posted 2 months ago
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