TF2 / L4D Update 22-08-09

August 22, 2009 by Aaron

TF2 / L4D Update 22-08-09

Left 4 Dead Engine:

- Fixed an exploit that allowed files to be uploaded to the server at arbitrary locations in the file system
- Fixed a server crash caused by a client packet claiming to be an HLTV client when HLTV is disabled on the server
- Fixed a server crash caused by spoofing a client disconnect message
- Fixed a server crash caused by sending malformed reliable subchannel data

Left 4 Dead:

- Novint Falcon support is now enabled by default

Orange Box Engine:

- Fixed an exploit that allowed files to be uploaded to the server at arbitrary locations in the file system.
- Fixed a server crash caused by a client packet claiming to be an HLTV client when HLTV is disabled on the server
- Fixed a server crash caused by spoofing a client disconnect message
- Fixed a server crash caused by sending malformed reliable subchannel data
- Fixed a server crash related to unbounded settings on some convars

Team Fortress 2:

- Bullet spread algorithm changed to fire a bullet right down the crosshair under these circumstances:
- The first bullet of a spread weapon (except for rapid fire spread weapons like the minigun)
- The first bullet of a non-spread weapon if it's been >1.25 seconds since firing
- Added a "Disable HTML MOTDs" option to the multiplayer->advanced dialog
- Added "motdfile_text" convar to servers, which allows them to specify a text file that's shown instead of the HTML MOTD to clients who've turned on this option
- Fixed radius damage not tracing out of enemies when the explosion occurs within them
- Fixes rockets & grenades doing no splash damage when fired point blank into enemies
- Added missing snowpuff particles for DX8 players (honest)
- Restored LOD for the Demoman player model
- Fixed being able to alt-fire with the fists while stunned as a Heavy
- Fixed CTF_Sawmill not ending the map when mp_timelimit hits during the middle of a round
- Fixed the "The Big Hurt" achievement not being awarded for players who already have the required count
- Fixed sv_pure not reloading the map's custom particle file
- Custom particle effects contained within maps must now be placed in the particles directory
- Fixed another case where items weren't being validated properly in class loadout slots

Community requests:

- Removed centerprint texts for TF_FLAGTYPE_INVADE CTF game mode
- Changed TF_FLAGTYPE_INVADE CTF game mode capture reward from 10 kills to 1 capture
- Added OnCapTeam1 and OnCapTeam2 outputs to the item_teamflag and func_capturezone entities
- Fixed HUD "carried" image for the TF_FLAGTYPE_ATTACK_DEFEND and TF_FLAGTYPE_INVADE CTF game modes using the wrong team color
- Fixed dropped flag for the TF_FLAGTYPE_INVADE CTF game mode using the wrong skin

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