Updates to TF2, CSS and DODS 18/08/2010

Required updates to TF2/CSS and DODS are up now.  The specific changes include:

Source Engine Changes (CS:S, DoD:S, TF2)

- The mat_hdr_level, r_rootlod, and r_waterforceexpensive settings are now saved in the user’s config file.

- Fixed clients being able to connect to servers with spoofed SteamIDs.

- Fixed a bug where some video configurations could get reset by restarting the engine.

- Fixed materials compiled into a map not being loaded correctly if they’re in the root materials folder.

- Fixed a case of uneven performance on multicore machines.

- Fixed point contents not respecting detail brushes. This fixes a bullet penetration bug in some community maps.

- Fixed clients being able to spam servers using the ai_set_move_height_epsilon, mission_show, and sv_querycache_stats commands.

- Audio fixes:

- Reduced overlap in the sound timing code.

- Fixed a case where audio could skip.

- Fixed voice communication getting corrupted while playing on a Mac.

- sv_pure 2 now protects the game_sounds files in the scripts directory.

CSS Server

- Fixed prediction errors that were causing greater weapon inaccuracy (bullet spread) on client than server.

- Made the bomb the primary target of a +USE command.  This fixes a problem with objects placed around the bombsite interrupting defuse attempts.

- Fixed the ‘skating’ behavior that could occur when a bomb planting attempt was aborted.  Also fixes the resulting out of sync hit boxes.

- Fixed bug in which a player who crouched rapidly and repeatedly was seen as stationery by other players.

- Fixed problem in which the sound of a reload that was occurring when a player was killed persisted into spectator mode, making it sound like a reload was taking place near the spectated player.

- Gave chat interface priority over scoreboard to reduce conflict between the two.

- Increased size of HUD icons.

- Fixed bug with env_hudhint that caused problems when its value was greater than 255 characters.

- Made the message of the day screen dismissible by hitting ENTER.

- Fixed servers not being able to set sv_hudhint_sound.

- Gun sounds now match up with the framerate dependent sound timing, and fixed the framerate dependent jittering bugs.

- Stats:

- Fixed an issue that could cause loss of player stats if network connectivity was lost briefly, just after launching the game.

- Fixed an issue that caused the favorite weapon to display incorrectly on the stats summary page when a player achieves the most kills with a knife or grenade.

- Made newly-earned achievements and stats immediately update in the achievements and stats panels instead of showing stale data.

- Improved the font on the achievement toast.

- Community Requests:

- Added cvar sv_enablebunnyhopping, defaulted to 0. ( A value of 1 autotags the server with “bunnyhop” )

- De_dust and De_dust2 updated.

- Fixed several exploits.

- Fixed collisions on crenellation and domes.

- Fixed minor visual glitches.

- Adjusted HDR settings.

- Removed dust clouds.

- Added console variable cl_hudhint_sound.

Team Fortress 2 server

- Added server ConVar “sv_max_usercmd_future_ticks” which prevents clients from running usercmds too far in the future.

- Added missing Mac intro movie for cp_coldfront.

- Fixed “Hit ‘%disguiseteam%’ to Toggle Team” string and code so they’re not hard coded to ‘e’ and ‘-’.

- Fixed servers trying to validate backpack positions in inventories.

- Fixed clients validating inventories other than their own.

- Fixed item selection HUD elements showing un-acknowledged items, which resulted in items in invalid backpack positions.

- Fixed players not always getting “recent damager” credit for player suicides.

- Fixed the weapon selection menu not displaying properly when using hud_fastswitch and lastinv at the same time.

- Updated Engineer startup music.

- Updated localization files.

- Updated Pl_ThunderMountain

- Clipped off sticky outcrops for smoother movement

- Clipped various exploit ledges

- Increased environment ambient exterior light level

- Stage 1

- Fixed hole in respawn room brushes in RED spawn

- Shifted respawn times to favor BLU by two seconds

- Stage 3

- Clipped rocks off by BLU’s spawn exit that leads to building B (allowed Snipers to snipe the entire area)

- Removed embedded displacement (building B interior roof)

- Removed rogue clip brush from building A balcony

- Updated Plr_Hightower

- Fixed players building in the RED spawn room.

- Fixed players building on the back window decks of the barns.

- Fixed players getting on the satellite dish platform.

- Fixed players building on the elevators.

- Reduced the ammo packs in the barns down to small ammo packs.

- Increased the hill speed modifier to 1.2 (up from .95)

- Fixed explosion particle effects playing in the skybox.

- Mine cart “window” collision fixed.

- Upped Scout-loop health to large.

- Updated Pl_Upward

- Fixed respawnroom entities not reaching the floor of split-level spawns

- Fixed griefable fence facing BLU spawn near RED base

- Added BLU high flanking route at RED base

- Added health & ammo along BLU flanking route at RED base

- Sealed BLU base left exit with block bullets brushes

- Extended clip between C and BLU spawn to prevent sticky jump spawn camping

- Fixed non-clipped non-solid railing in RED base

- Fixed kill brush in middle spawn not extending to the ceiling

- Put a block bullets brush on grate below middle spawn

- Fixed some high micro-ledges accessible to sticky-jumpers

- Community Request

- Added “item_pickup” game event for ammo/health packs.


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