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TF2 Update - several Bugfixes & two new Items
Written by Unknown and translated by Unknown on 18.04.2012 Time 11:42

Valve released another update after a longer period including a new Promo-Item and a new Misc-Item - a new pair of trousers for the Engineer Though, Team Fortress 2 itself didn't get a raw deal. Several optimations and adjustments have been implemented by Robin Walker & Co.

The new items, two in fact, contain a new hat: the Bolt Action Blitzer is available for all of the nine classes. On the other hand, we have a Misc-Item, that is available only for the Engineer. The latter is called Texas Half-Pants, a pair of leatherpants in western style. The hat is unlockable through the "Key in the City" Achievement in CrimeCraft GangWars

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    • Bolt Action Blitzer

      The Bolt Action Blitzer is an unlockable promotional headwear item for all classes. It is a team-colored football helmet with a black stripe running down the middle and bolts protruding from it.

      The Bolt Action Blitzer is awarded to players who complete the CrimeCraft GangWars achievement Key to the City.

    • Texas Half-Pants

      The Texas Half-Pants are a community-created miscellaneous item for the Engineer. They are a pair of beige leather chaps, featuring metal bolts attached to the side and team-colored tassels.

      This item has two unique styles. The second style colors the chaps a darker brown.

However, the update is not just about items. A brief glance at the changelog reveals that Valve made a lot of optimations. The Source Engine itself has been improved concerning the client and server stability: The logging system has been updated and the number of processes for the opening and closing of files have been reduced.

Another improvemnt concerns the Strange Parts: They can be removed from the weapon with the help of the "Restore-Button". Moreover, the scores on the weapons can be removed with the button as well.

Furthermore, all Sniper fans may be happy about the possibility that the crosshair can be removed for the Zoomed-In-Mode. You can change it with the respective field in the Advanced Options.

Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)

  • Fixed server crash exploit related to audio buffer overruns
  • Fixed server crash caused by using changelevel2
  • Updated console logging system to minimize opening and closing of files, greatly improving performance under certain conditions
  • Additional improvements for client/server stability

Team Fortress 2

  • Added the Texas Half-Pants and the Bolt Action Blitzer
  • Updated the Teufort Tooth Kicker so it can also be equipped by the Engineer
  • Updated the Scrap Pack so it can now be crafted, gift-wrapped, and traded
  • Updated the Short Circuit
    • Fixed projectiles not being cleared if they were blocked by buildings or other projectiles
    • Fixed not incrementing the "How the Pests Was Gunned" achievement for destroyed stickies
  • Fixed being able to place buildings in nobuild zones
  • Fixed Red team Pyros being able to grief teammates by attacking them with the flamethrower and then switching to team Spectator during the attack
  • Added the ability to remove Strange parts via the Restore button in the backpack
  • Added the ability to reset scores on Strange items via the Restore button in the backpack
  • Crates now display their series number in the backpack view
  • Added new "tf_hud_no_crosshair_on_scope_zoom" to the Advanced Options menu
  • Fixed using the "inspect" command to Spy-check teammates
  • Fixed the Bazaar Bargain increasing its head count while shooting at ÜberCharged enemies
  • Fixed defense buffs reducing crush and telefrag damage
  • Fixed a bug that would cause Medics to reduce the health of heal targets if the target had earned more health than their normally allowed max overheal 
  • The Cozy Camper’s description now correctly reflects the actual speed reduction while scoped and is now applied correctly when using the Huntsman (speed for the other rifles remains unchanged)
  • Add the object entindex to the object_deflected game event

Undocumented changes

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