Portal Patched

Steam News announces a new patch is now automatically available for Portal, to update Valve's first-person puzzle game. The list of changes follows.

  • Fixed screen "fuzziness" caused by color correction operation
  • Fixed text not rendering in game if font Tahoma was disabled
  • Fixed startup video not playing fullscreen
  • Added optional -snd_openal command line parameter to force the engine to use the OpenAL api, can be used if Portal is playing no audio when launched normally
  • Added mac_fsbackground convar, on Snow Leopard or better you can set this to have Portal still visible when it is not the foreground application
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Re: Fix the bugs before you ship the game.
May 14, 2010, 04:43
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Re: Fix the bugs before you ship the game. May 14, 2010, 04:43
May 14, 2010, 04:43
 
Sho wrote on May 14, 2010, 03:17:
Looking at the bugs, I have to disagree.
You should have looked at the "such as" part of the line you quoted instead. My comment didn't refer necessarily or specifically to these particular bugs. That's why I wrote the original sentence the way I did. It was a comment about bugs in general. This is hardly the first time which Valve has fixed bugs in its games long after their initial release.

Anyway, the bottom line is that I doubt any of these changes really apply to a "three-year old game"
Then why update the PC version if they don't apply? Why change the PC version at all if they aren't needed? Just because the game was ported to the Macintosh doesn't mean that the PC version needs to be touched at all. As I pointed out it's a three year old game. It doesn't need to be changed if it's not broken. But, the PC version of the game was patched. That's why these notes don't say that the fixes only apply to the Macintosh version.

Out of things to get one's panties in a twist over, this is a strange one.
Again you obviously didn't read all of my previous posts in this thread or understand them. I was not actually upset that these particular bugs weren't fixed before. I merely made the point in my initial reply to post #2 that praising Valve for fixing bugs years after the errors are made isn't justified. It should be expected, and they should have been fixed much earlier.

This comment was edited on May 14, 2010, 05:19.
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