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Scout Update is Officially Out!

Discussion in 'Featured News' started by drp, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. drp

    aa drp

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    Force of nature won with 42% of the votes. Next in line is The Sandman and finally the Energy Drink

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

    New features


    • Added The Force-A-Nature, The Sandman, and Bonk!
    • Added 35 new Scout achievements
    • Added crit boosted on/off sound effects
    • Added new sounds for upgraded teleporters
    • Added new sound for a fully charged medic dying
    • Add bonus points section to scores
      • Scouts earn a bonus point for killing Medics who are actively healing a target
    • Added several new speech concepts, mostly hooked up to new Scout lines
    • Added new "Remember last weapon between lives" option to the Multiplayer Advanced dialog
    • Spies can now control which weapon the enemy team sees them holding. Hitting the "last disguise" key while disguised updates the disguise to show the Spy's currently held weapon
    • Added several new Arena mode announcer speech events.
    • Added "First Blood" to Arena mode
    • Removed 2x item respawn times in arena
    • Changed backstab handling to fix facestabs
    • Spies disguised as enemy team can now see player IDs for enemies

    New maps

    • Added community maps: cp_egypt, arena_watchtower, and cp_junction
    • Updated cp_fastlane with Arttu's new version

    Mapmaker requests

    • Added new input for forward speed modifier to FuncTrainTrain
    • Added TeleportToPathTrack input to func_tracktrain

    Bugfixes

    • Fixed a bug where players would sometimes gib from non-gib damage kills
    • Fixed stat screen showing an entry for a class called "map."
    • Fixed item model panels not using team skins

    - Fixed obscure bug where spectators were able to carry the flag
     
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  2. Username00

    Username00 L1: Registered

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    curse me not being able to play TF2 during the week! wasnt expecting that to be the update though, thought something was up when i saw a steam update for TF2 being downloaded
     
  3. Icarus

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    -No Multi Core support
    -No Double Payload
    -No Meet the Video
     
  4. Icarus

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    Anyone has any idea what this means?
     
  5. TMP

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    Damnit valve way to go with taking a shit on mapper's dreams.
     
  6. Mortos

    Mortos L1: Registered

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    This is crap. Valve put NOTHING except the weapons and achievements into this update. NOTHING. They had 4 months since the release of Left 4 Dead, and a good 8 months since the Heavy update! I mean seriously, why put a separate section of the update page to tell us that its updated?? Laziness. Valve couldn't think of another feature or steal something else from the community, so they give us an update telling us that it's an update!

    Talk about false hope!
     
  7. JoshuaC

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    I'm guessing something is holding them up.
     
  8. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    lolz...valve wins...
    with all the speculations going on over what the last update was going to be, they just say, thats it, go away...
    an absolutely epic way of messing with the dedicated players
     
  9. GrimGriz

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    Does anyone know where to submit these? I still can't figure out a way to reset the capture time of a CP via trigger...
     
  10. Hawk

    Hawk L7: Fancy Member

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    I was really hoping for a new Valve map and a "Meet the" video.

    :(

    This update will mostly make Scout users happy. And I'm not a Scout user. I guess the added community maps are something, but I've already tried all of them. Still, can't complain too much, because Valve's still updating a game they have no obligation to mess with anymore.
     
  11. JohnnyB.Morbid

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    I agree wtf is valve doing? edoside 3 will be released before multi-core support at this rate, ei. never.

    Double Payload was completely flirting at mapper makers in the background of bonk photo.
    Look how much more powerful spies are now: recharging cloak, change weapon, enemy names, all these help spies massively. only thing is you can facestab as easy.

    while i'm at uni, i'll add to what they should have come out with.

    -1920x1080 resolution
    -update engie pics for dispenser levels
    -add new models for teleporters levels(get bigger like dispenser did).
     
  12. Mar

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    The weapons are gimmicks and do nothing for the class.

    I main scout and I am disappointed that they didn't nerf scout at all.
     
  13. Icarus

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    lol Scout taunt kill <3

    I love the new stuff they put in, though. New voice clips, new announcements.

    I'm a bit annoyed at why it's called Egypt Final and Junction Final... seems very lazy.

    As I suspected, all these unlocks are not practical except bonk. gotta love bonk.
     
  14. Icarus

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX__swbUwag"]YouTube - Scout Domination Audio Clips[/ame]

    :D

    The heavy also got a whole bunch of new VOs, as well as the announcer
     
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  15. Phobos

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    Quite disappointing. Imho, the update page was poorly planned and executed. Two days to announce the community maps? A low-res picture of the scout? And then just "release day"? WTF? We all knew it was going to be released that day. This is below Valve's standard.

    I'm just wondering if they had to last minute cancel the double payload map. They wouldn't tease us like this if they have no intention to release it soon.


    Domination clips = LOL :thumbup:

    C'mon, I dare you, ragequit!
     
  16. Zeewier

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    the announcer? new version of old announcements or a new announcements for new things (new gamemodes)
     
  17. Icarus

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    The new version of Egypt is actually pretty damn fun. So is Junction.

    The changes to Fastlane are amazing... I love that new final CP.
     
  18. TMP

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    Haha, this in terms of gameplay is one of the funnest, if not the most fun, update ever.

    85 hours as scout and I ccan already see myself using Sandman on AD maps with FAN on def, Drink on off.

    Man, this update is the bomb diggity. They add in more risks and benefits to the class which serverely makes it useful. You don't know how pissed off people were getting when I was ScatterStunning them. It was awesome! :D

    Many a time I had wished I had FAN with me when I had scatter, and even more I wished I had scatter when I had fan. I kept on going into battle unloaded and accidentally going to pwn someone when I was having to reload. Other times I knew the fast double-shot of the FAN would have just annihilated my enemy. Things like that really make these achievements good; I don't have a static build with these guys :D
     
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  19. NovaSilisko

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    FUCK YES. Valve added collision to the alpine cliff props.
     
  20. Engineer

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    I was waiting for ''Meet the..'' video, and the new gamemode :(
    But it all was a big scam, there is no dual payload :(