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Team Fortress 2 Goldrush Update out!

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Team Fortress 2: Gold Rush Update Available Now
April 29, 2008, 5:59 pm - Alden Kroll

The Team Fortress 2: Gold Rush Update is now available, free to owners of Team Fortress 2 via Steam. The Gold Rush Update introduces the new Gold Rush map and Payload gameplay style, the first set of unlockable weapons, and a new set of achievements for the Medic.

In other TF2 news, a worldwide Team Fortress 2 Free Weekend will begin Friday at noon PDT, and will include access to the new content released today in the TF2: Gold Rush Update. Using the functionality made available through Steam and Steamworks, all of the files needed to join the Free Weekend are available for pre-loading now.

The Free Weekend is open to players around the world, and there is no obligation to purchase to participate; all that is needed is a Steam account to join.

To start pre-loading everything you need to play on Friday and learn more about Team Fortress 2, please visit www.steamgames.com/goldrush
http://steampowered.com/v/index.php?area=news&id=1551&cc=NO
Team Fortress 2 Update Released
April 29, 2008, 5:58 pm - Jason Ruymen

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

Source Engine

* Improved particle performance on multi-core machines
* Added FOV slider to Options | Video | Advanced for all games (moved there from TF2’s multiplayer options)
* Fixed surround sound initialization problems with new speaker modes defined in Vista


Team Fortress 2

* Added Goldrush
* Added Character Info and Loadout to the main menu
* Added 39 Medic achievements
* Added unique Medic items:
o The Blutsaugher, The Kritzkrieg, and The Ubersaw
* Added new attack animations to most melee weapons
* Added new speech for the Heavy and Demoman
* Added Stopwatch mode to Tournament mode
o Automatically used on Attack/Defense maps
* Teleporter effect no longer shows up on invisible or disguised Spies
* Spies disguised as their own team can now capture control points
* Increased force taken by pipebombs by bullets and explosions
* Target ID hud is now colored red or blue to match the spectator target
* Tournament mode no longer ends matches early if the time limit is nearly up when a new round starts
* Fixed exploit where clients could start benchmark mode on servers
* Fixed drowning exploit that allowed players to regenerate health
* Fixed reload exploit that allowed plays to fire instantly after switching weapons
* Fixed flamethrower bug where a player flush against a wall couldn't be lit on fire from the front
* Fixed invulnerability overlay not drawing if the invuln player was previously on fire
* Fixed "times used" entry in teleporters maxing out at 32
* Fixed rare client crash on level change during control point capturing
* Minor fix to stat gathering to prevent players using sv_cheats to easily garner achievements
* For mapmakers:
o Mapmakers can now directly place the tf_gamerules entity into their map. Fixes Hammer thinking the inputs to it are broken
o Mapmakers can now place Engineer buildings directly into a map, with an option for them to be invulnerable
o Added "AddRedTeamScore" and "AddBlueTeamScore" inputs to tf_gamerules
o Added "SetRequiredObserverTarget" input to tf_gamerules. Force spectators to use the specified viewpoint
* Granary
o Added setup time logic, and gates to the middle
o Fixed an overlay alignment bug on one of blue's gate signs
o Minor lighting fixes in red/blue spawns
* 2Fort
o Added medium ammo and health to basement hallways
o Added small ammo and health to top of spiral
o Fixed a clip brush exploit outside blue sniper deck
o Fixed number "2" overlay on front of red base not being assigned to the brush face


Portal

* Fixed a rare crash related to bone setup
http://steampowered.com/v/index.php?area=news&id=1552&cc=NO
whooohooo :toast:
 

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Damnit! Why must I choose between this and GTA4?
 
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Damnit! Why must I choose between this and GTA4?
dont you have 24 hours in a day?, stop sleeping your ass off man :laugh:
 
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Ahhhh so thats what that update was earlier cool.
 

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It's pretty crazy! Big bottlenecks with the cart and it's quite fun with a heavy just mowing people down!
 
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It's pretty crazy! Big bottlenecks with the cart and it's quite fun with a heavy just mowing people down!
you mean "teh Spys mowing people down from behind" :toast:
 

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No! For some reason, it wasn't happening too much. The cart would come to one point with two entrances/exits and it was nothing but pure carnage. Lots of medics and heavies.:)
 
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Ya it was lagging like crazy...I would register headshots as a sniper and the people would continue being alive...
 

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great update well........ bloody achievement farmers!!

Being a medic since day one of TF2 /Beta (I love that class) even on Battlefield I was a medic, now everyone is medic booo oh well. I've achive all now can't wait for more class achievements