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« on: August 24, 2004, 03:32:52 PM »

http://www.steampowered.com/index.php?area=news

Kinda inferred that way....anyone confirm?
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2004, 06:21:17 PM »

I read that story and it doesn't seem to explicitly state that now everyone and their uncle can play CT: Source. The Valve Deception continues...

And if they ever make a movie about the Half-Life 2 saga, watch them call it "The Valve Deception." Just you wait... smile
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2004, 07:10:17 PM »

Sweet. Two things I reported got fixed.

Those are the same news posts that have been up since it was activated for CZ/ATIVoucher owners, plus some news about updates. There's nothing there really about it being released to everybody else.
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2004, 07:14:58 PM »

Thin, are you aware of a general time-line/effectiness of bug-squashing that's going on? If users are reporting things and they're getting fixed in quick succession, that would lead one to believe that Valve is hell-bent on getting things completed quickly. Thoughts?
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2004, 07:47:30 PM »

Well, the beta's only been out since the 19th, and they've released 3 updates for a total of 28 fixes in 5 days. 5 of those fixes were to the Steam client itself, the other 23 were to the source beta.

Now, maybe 23 fixes doesn't seem like a lot, but they're fixes to things that were only realized to be issues within the last week.

It looks to me like they're finishing this off pretty quickly. All of the things people have been complaining about in large numbers have already been fixed. At this point they're already down to the little nagging detail type fixes.

Honestly, I've only reported three things, and the third is not something I'm sure is an actual bug, it's just a general thing. There's not a whole lot to report. The game looks, runs, and plays almost like a full retail product. Matter of fact I think the source beta is in a better state of polish than Far Cry is even after it's patch. That may come off as an exaggeration, but I'm having trouble finding anything wrong with the game now.

The thing is that I'd bet something like 95% of the people playing don't even care that the bug report feature is there. This is CS after-all. I shudder to think of the number of things people saw.. looked at, typed "LOLZ TAHT IS SOOO FUNNAY!", and then completely ignored. And lots of them just bitch and moan that something's wrong and then refuse to listen when you tell them there's a bug report feature in the main menu.

It's kind of frustrating to think about.
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2004, 07:55:14 PM »

The primary reason I don't play CS online anymore: Way too many smacktards running the games. Plus, my mad skillz aren't quite up to snuff with the guys playing CS 24/7 anymore. If only to have the skills I honed back in college, when I could honestly say I was king of the hill in TFC and Quake. smile
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2004, 08:04:19 PM »

Yeah, I had like a 6 month time-period where I didn't play much but CS, and I got really really good at it. Got into a clan with some pretty cool guys, had rcon on the server. It was good stuff. When people popped in and started awping through walls or spouting racism or just generally being buttholes I could just ban them. It made for a much more enjoyable experience when you could make sure that everybody in the game was interested in just playing the game. There were a large # of regulars, some of whom I got to be pretty good friends with as far as online games go. It was good times. Unfortunately it had to end.

I'd kill to have the kind of connection required to have a 12 or 16 player CS:Source server just for people from GG or CG, but that's just not meant to be I suppose.

Anyway, yeah. While the source engine has sort of revitalized CS for me right now, I can't imagine it lasting very long unless I find some really cool people to play the game with all the time.
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2004, 01:32:55 AM »

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I'd kill to have the kind of connection required to have a 12 or 16 player CS:Source server just for people from GG or CG, but that's just not meant to be I suppose.


Ahh....but I do.  We just need to get our hands on it....
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2004, 03:51:20 AM »

Please oh please be foretelling the future.

I'd absolutely love CS again if I had somewhere to play it where all the kiddies couldn't ruin it for me. I can imagine playing with just people from around here would be a blast compared to how the game plays out normally. Actually getting a chance to use some team tactics makes such a huge difference to the game.

I won't hold you to anything, but I damn sure will hope.
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2004, 05:02:33 AM »

I'd be willing to set up something regular.  I have more than enough rig to run it.  Friday Night Fights if you will. smile
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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2004, 03:48:05 PM »

Arent there still some glitches to be ironed out?
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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2004, 06:25:20 AM »

Yes, there are some, but they're small.
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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2004, 12:56:46 PM »

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Yes, there are some, but they're small.


Yeah, like being released on time and all. smile

KD - that would be utterly awesome to setup in the future. I may have to look into the whole headset thing just to smack talk people who don't respond with "WTF RU AbUt, Bey00tch!?!!?!? LOL!1!!
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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2004, 09:55:08 PM »

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I'd be willing to set up something regular.  I have more than enough rig to run it.  Friday Night Fights if you will. smile


I am so for this.  Could you keep it up all the time even?  Let me know if I can help.  I'm as good a CS server admin as their are so I volunteer if one is needed smile
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