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, 13:45
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Re: Fix the bugs before you ship the game. May 14, 2010, 13:45
May 14, 2010, 13:45
 
Sho wrote on May 14, 2010, 05:51:
There may be technical reasons for that, such as keeping the version numbers in sync for multiplayer compatibility.
no viable reasons

You don't need to change the PC version to fit the Macintosh even for multiplayer (and especially since this game has no multiplayer mode at all). Efficiency and compatibility would demand the opposite.

They may also have made further minor changes not mentioned in the changelog that apply to the game on all platforms.
Certainly because why list all changes and fixes in a changelog. Something must be left to the imagination!

If you find fault with my technical explanations, do tell
They are simply speculative and in some cases veiled excuses such as the Tahoma font and intro video explanations, but you have now admitted that.

I think I explained fairly well earlier why those fixes on the whole don't seem to apply to bugs that were introduced years ago but in relatively new code :).
No, actually you didn't. With bug #3 your bias blatantly prevented you from even entertaining the notion that it could be a long standing bug. Valve's history suggests otherwise.

This comment was edited on May 14, 2010, 14:10.
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