HL2 DM & Source Engine Update Plans

New Counter-Strike Source Map Coming Soon on the Steam Website (thanks Voodoo Extreme) has details on plans to release a new Counter-Strike map via Steam, Half-Life 2 deathmatch updates, and a high dynamic range lighting feature for the source engine:
Over the next month or so there will be a couple of interesting releases via Steam, in addition to the upcoming Counter-Strike map cs_compound.

First, we'll be releasing an update to Half-Life 2: Deathmatch that will include the Slam, Stunstick, and the Crowbar. We're not ready to release the contest winning maps just yet, but we will be releasing a new map we've built at Valve to tide people over while we sort out the contest winners. There will also be a release to Counter-Strike: Source around the same time that will address a few minor issues.

One feature that we'll be adding to the Source engine in the coming months is high dynamic range lighting. To showcase this we've taken a part of the Highway 17 chapter of Half-Life 2 and worked it into a single level that incorporates HDR along with some new gameplay. We're calling this short level "The Lost Coast," and it will be made available free of charge to Half-Life 2 customers that meet a specific set of high end hardware requirements. We'll be publishing those requirements soon.

Below are a few early concept sketches of the level early in its development...
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I don't consider de_tides to be worth playing.

Because we all know your opinion means so much to everyone.
/sarcasm off

I'm not a fan of Tides either...but that doesn't mean there aren't alot of people out there that do like it. And its obvious from the quality of the map that Turtle put alot of effort into it, and the bots. It was a remake from Condition Zero, and obviously a fairly popular map if they chose it to be upgraded.

And the Prodigy remake is simply fantastic (but that's just my opinion.

What the hell is Slam?

It's the baton the manhacks used.
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/halflife2/screens.html?page=313

Releasing a map called cs_compound ?? Wtf ??

How about releasing cs_militia, as_oilrig, de_inferno,

Yea shame on Valve for making *original* CS maps instead of always remaking the old ones. They have already said they are working on de_militia and an official de_inferno.

As already mentioned. There has been a quality remake of de_inferno for months now. Been running on my server since December sometime.

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