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'Counter-Strike: Source' Beta Started

by Judy on Aug. 18, 2004 @ 8:25 p.m. PDT

The second phase of the Counter-Strike: Source beta has opened and the game is now playable for owners of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero and the ATI/HL2 bundle. During this limited-time beta, issues can be reported using the in-game bug-reporting tool. In addition any crashes will automatically generate a report back to Valve's bug database. Read more for details ...

COUNTER-STRIKE: SOURCE BETA CHANGES / ADDITIONS:

  • Added new benchmark level
  • Added command "net_start" to start networking without loading map
  • Improved bullet penetration code
  • Improved upper body player animation at low framerates
  • Improved dedicated server behavior on level change
  • Improved sniper scope zoom sound behavior
  • Improved weapon sounds
  • Improved weapon v_models
  • Improved shadow behavior in de_dust tunnel
  • Improved setmode antialiasing behavior in dx8
  • Improved selected weapon sound behavior
  • Addressed players flickering in de_dust tunnel
  • Addressed sound stuttering behavior
  • Addressed bomb target overlays flickering
  • Increased blast impact on ragdolls
  • Eliminated delay when someone can pick up a tossed weapon
  • Optimized network message

For more information on the Counter-Strike: Source beta, please visit: http://www.steampowered.com/index.php?area=productnews_CSS

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