We received word of a new Half-Life patch to be released at 11:00 AM PDT today,
but a couple of mirrors are already on sites too large to ignore, though they
seem to be ignoring the embargo time themselves. Mirrors of the new version
18.104.22.168 Half-Life client patch can already be found on 3DFiles
and The Adrenaline Vault
(note: the latter has removed its download page since this story was posted).
Here's word from Valve on what's new:
HL 22.214.171.124 contains three new Team
Fortress scenarios, adjustments on two TF classes, in addition to a variety of
new features and fixes.
New TF Scenarios:
Avanti challenges the offensive team to advance their flag to three successive
capture points and conclude their run in the village cathedral, while the
defense attempts to stall their efforts until time runs off the clock. The
scenario takes place on the streets of an Italian village, with a wide variety
of open spaces combined with tight corners and sniping positions.
Flag Run requires cooperative teamplay as some units attempt to retrieve their
flags from the enemy's base while other units ward off the opposing team's
attempts to the same. The scenario includes large, wide-open spaces in the
center of the map with intricate base structures on either end.
Like Flag Run, Casbah challenges the opposing teams to guard and defend captured
flags as they fight to retrieve their flags from enemy territory. Designed by
Dave Johnston (cs_cbble, de_dust), Casbah promotes extremely fast-paced battles
that can realize sharp momentum changes in no time at all.
New features and fixes include:
- All map resources can be downloaded from the game server.
- Counter-Strike proxy cheat fixed.
- Linux security issue resolved.
- Pyro's burn damage increased.
- Heavy Weapons Guy's chaingun damage reduced.