Steam Blog - Christen
A three-day schedule of over 40 hours of Premiere streaming events is now announced on Steam, and slated to begin next Wednesday, October 21st at 10 am Pacific.

The first-ever Steam Digital Tabletop Fest, celebrating games that cross between physical and digital, will make its debut October 21st through 26th. Produced in collaboration with Auroch Digital, the event will feature virtual let’s plays, panels, talks and more streaming activities that explore the fusion between physical and digital games with legendary designers, upcoming studios, and you.

In celebration of the Fest, we’ll also be featuring a Digital Tabletop Sale including downloadable demos and discounts on hundreds of card, board, and tabletop-adjacent titles on Steam.

Join the free Fest and attend events such as:

Let's Play Wingspan with Designer Elizabeth Hargrave
Physical and digital teams unite
Wednesday, Oct 21 @ 10am Pacific


The Mars Games Panel
Join a conversation among experts in game design and Mars exploration
Wednesday, Oct 21 @ 5pm Pacific


An Interview with Sandy Petersen
Yes, that Sandy Petersen, designer of the Call of Cthulhu RPG, DOOM level designer, creator of Cthulhu Wars and many, many other titles.
Thursday, October 22 @ 2pm Pacific


Let’s Play Slay the Spire with Devs & Designers
Worlds collide as physical and digital game creators come together to Slay the Spire
Thursday, Oct 22 @ 3pm Pacific

Join us for these events and more, Wednesday through Friday, with the Digital Tabletop sale extending on 'til Monday, October 26th at 10am Pacific.

Check out the full Schedule of Digital Tabletop Fest Events, featuring reminders to join your favorites.

#DigitalTabletopFest
Team Fortress 2 - Valve
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Updated the Jupiter Jetpack to not hide the Pyro grenades
  • Updated The Great Deflate achievement to include the Balloonicorpse
  • Updated pl_hasslecastle
    • Fixed more out-of-bounds exploits
    • Improved clipping
    • General improvements
  • Updated koth_undergrove_event
    • 3v3 participants will now be healed and extinguished upon entering a 3v3 portal, in addition to when the 3v3 begins and ends
    • Reduced the delay after winning a 3v3 before players are teleported back to the overworld
    • Fixed Wrap Assassin/Pomson 6000 projectiles not firing correctly in the indoor areas
    • Polished clipping around the capture point
    • Polished some textures on RED's side
    • Fixed several console errors that appeared upon map load
    • Minor lighting fixes
Noita - Valve
Noita is Now Available on Steam and is 20% off!*

Noita is a magical action roguelite set in a world where every pixel is physically simulated. Fight, explore, melt, burn, freeze and evaporate your way through the procedurally generated world using spells you've created yourself.

*Offer ends October 22 at 10AM Pacific Time
Dota 2 - Valve
- Fixed some notifications appearing on top of the in-game item shop
- Added 15 min delay option for DotaTV for tournament games so community streams can broadcast without delay on their end.
Left 4 Dead 2 - Valve
An update has been released for Left 4 Dead 2.

Last Stand:
- Fixed ammo pile in Junkyard not spawning on second round of Versus.
- Fixed exploit where the trigger used to quiet the Director could be activated after the finale started.

Survival:
- Fixed an issue where Fallen Survivors could still drop medkits on Riverbank.
- Fixed issue where several weapon spawners would absorb dropped weapons on Barge.

Tank Run:
- Fixed an issue in Scavenge finales that prevented the escape vehicle from working.
- The Sacrifice finale will now spawn Tanks properly and the bridge will lower when the timer reaches 0.

RocketDude:
- Fixed players ending up with no viewmodel and no avatar by rejoining a game where any survivor already left the safe room.
- Added support for custom playground maps ( a guide will provided by ReneTM ).
- Fixed players not instantly dying when jumping into c14m1 safe room water area.
- Fixed players not instantly dying when jumping into c14m2 finale water.
- Lowered slow motion probability from 10% to 5% as requested by many players.
- Fixed RocketDude decals sometimes not showing up.
- Fixed new best times not saving.
- Added Start and finish textures.

Other:
- Updated several Mutations to fix the issue where the weapons in Whitaker's Gun Store weren't being removed or converted.
- Fixed tanks failing to spawn in versus on No Mercy 3 (at 90+% boss flow).
- Fixed tanks spawning before the finale on No Mercy 5.
- Fixed a few stuck Special Infected issues on survival maps.
- Fixed setting the input mode to joystick/Steam Input.
- Increased command limit before causing a disconnect.
- Fixed some reported model crashes.
Dota 2 - Valve
- Fixed a bug that could cause cast-attack spells to malfunction (like Silencer’s Glaives of Wisdom)
- Fixed the limit behavior of Templar Assassin’s traps. There was a short period where a triggered trap continued to count against the trap limit.
Team Fortress 2 - Valve
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Updated koth_viaduct_event
    • Fixed Engineers building teleporters in the spawn rooms
  • Updated pl_precipice_event_final
    • Fixed missing models
  • Updated pl_bloodwater
    • Removed an unintended clip brush passing through a BLU spawn wall
    • Added occluders
  • Updated pl_hasslecastle
    • Fixed BLU players spawning in the wrong spawn room
    • Fixed Engineers building teleporters the first BLU spawn room
    • General improvements
  • Updated pl_rumble_event
    • Fixed Merasmus uttering round start voice lines randomly during mid round
    • Fixed some misaligned textures
    • Fixed a tree from hovering in underworld
    • Fixed few models fading too late or too soon
    • Fixed clock sometimes triggering underworld entrances during bumper kart race
    • Fixed Merasmus from spawning if the race was already over
    • Fixed push trigger in underworld being too low
    • Improved clipping around the map
Team Fortress 2 - Valve
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Fixed players not being able to rocket jump or stickybomb jump during a truce
  • Fixed missing War Paint icons in the Steam Community Market
  • Updated the Impish Ears to add a missing style
  • Updated the equip_region for the Gourd Grin
  • Updated The Ghoul Box to fix an issue with the materials
  • Updated pl_hasslecastle
    • Added occluders to improve optimization
    • Added a spell book near the first RED spawn and the first BLU spawn
    • Brightened up some areas
    • Fixed some texture misalignments
    • Reduced the saturation of purple spell book patches
    • Changed the ending when BLU wins
    • Fixed the arrow signs not changing near the first RED spawn
    • Fixed an out-of-bounds exploit near the first point
    • Fixed an out-of-bounds exploit in the second BLU spawn
    • Fixed an out-of-bounds exploit near the cliff at the second-to-last point
    • Changed the doors in the second BLU and the first RED spawn rooms to standard ones
    • Fixed a displacement error near the entrance to the last point
    • Moved the resupply cabinet from the second BLU spawn out of the wall
    • Updated the "Kill with a pumpkin bomb" bonus objective to be "Win a round"
    • Fixed some texture errors
    • Brightened up the map
    • General improvements
  • Updated pl_precipice_event_final
    • Lowered amount of entities on the map to prevent crashing
    • Adjusted some misaligned textures around the map
    • Simplified some detail for better performance
    • Combined some models for better performance
    • Removed some clutter to improve readability and fluid movement
    • Fixed some lighting bugs around the map
    • Added a one way door to left flank on last CP for Blu
    • Removed build limitations on both Shack (CP1) and the isolated balcony (final CP)
    • Adjusted health kits in last to be less favorable to defense
  • Updated koth_megalo
    • Fixed players building teleporters in RED spawn
  • Updated pl_bloodwater
    • Fixed exploit using the Minify spell at point A
    • Fixed being able to build as an Engineer in lava pits
    • Bosses no longer get stuck in lava pits
    • Reduced the chance of the Horseless Headless Horsemann and Monoculus spawning
    • Updated all railings to not collide with projectiles and bullets
    • Removed normal-sized skeleton spawn locations
Client Update - Valve
A new Steam client has been released and will be automatically downloaded.

General
  • Fixed the Steam Client window starting minimized when the client is run after first install on a Windows machine


Library
  • Improved the alignment of controls in the play bar on game pages

  • Fixed one instance where achievement unlock percentage was not shown on game pages

  • Added Edit Review button to personal review on game pages

  • Changed the context menu when viewing screenshots to browse to file if the screenshot exists locally


Chat Filtering
  • Steam and games which leverage the Steam Text Filtering API now filter strong profanity and slurs shared by users you don't know, replacing them with hearts and asterisks. You can enable their display in the Community Content Preferences, where you can also customize what words are filtered, and whether to filter messages from Steam Friends. For more background on these features, read our blog post.


Downloads
  • Changed download throttling setting to be a custom value in Kbps


SteamNetworkingSockets
  • Fixed a crash bug if app shutdown exited very soon after starting, while SDR network configuration fetch in progress

  • Fixed bug with certificates expiring on long running processes such as dedicated servers


Steam Overlay
  • Fixed a crash when switching between Direct3D 11 and 12 or vice versa in Serious Sam 4

  • Fixed macOS crash when certain Metal framework API's are used by game


Steamworks SDK
  • Fixed some Javascript key fields not being set correctly by ISteamHTMLSurface


Linux
  • Scout steam runtime v0.20200910.0

  • Various correctness improvements to the runtime information tool (Help > System Information)

  • Fixes to DNS resolution in container runtime mode

  • Many improvements to robustness and shared directories when running in container runtime mode


Windows
  • Avoid a crash or GPU reset hitting some Windows 8/8.1 users with certain GPU drivers when Vulkan shader cache tries to query support

Steam Blog - Alden


Happening now through October 13th at 10 am, the Steam Game Festival returns for its 4th edition, bringing hundreds of new game demos, in-depth developer interviews, developer livestreams and more.

Check out a special selection of game developer interviews conducted by SirActionSlacks and PyrionFlax. Plus, videos featuring gameplay and commentary from Kasumi Yogi, Andy Laso, SpikeVegeta and OatsnGoats on selected games.

Tune-in throughout the festival to catch scheduled developer livestreams and get a chance to meet the teams behind some of this season’s most anticipated games.

And of course, it’s a great chance to download and try out limited-time demos to see more of what this season’s releases have in store. Add your favorites to your Steam Wishlist to get notified when the game releases on Steam.

Check it all out at //cr.xn--ykq093cpgc0z4atks.net/sale/steamgamefestival

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