October 25, 2016 Patch

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Patch notes

Patch 1

  • Extended Scream Fortress VIII to run through November 16th, 2016
  • Fixed a problem causing some players to receive the incorrect number of Merasmissions
    • Players should receive one Scream Fortress VIII Merasmission per day of the event, for a maximum possible of seven as of today
    • Players who received too few Merasmissions will be able to quickly catch up to the intended amount
    • A small number of players who received too many Merasmissions will not receive any for the next few days
  • Fixed the Tome of Merasmissions displaying an erroneous maximum number
    • All players will have the opportunity to receive twenty-six Merasmissions during this year's event, regardless of number of Merasmissions completed in previous years
  • Fixed a small number of unusuals that did not have the proper displayed quality (unique (golden name) instead of unusual (purple name))
  • Updated the model/materials for The El Paso Poncho
  • Fixed not seeing the correct display name for featured community maps (example: pl_fifthcurve_event vs. Brimstone)
  • Updated the localization files
  • Updated mvm_ghost_town to fix error models in the spawn rooms
  • Updated pl_fifthcurve_event (Brimstone)
    • Fixed RED players getting inside BLU's 2nd forward spawn
    • Fixed skull's teeth in hell being non-solid
    • Fixed hell's coffin tune and tiny spell song sometimes playing to the next round from previous round
    • Fixed some players dropping into hell's lava in rare cases
    • Fixed big pumpkin in RED 2nd base being non-solid
  • Updated pd_pit_of_death_event
    • Fixed an exploit which allowed players to enter the enemy spawn
    • Fixed enemy players teleported to the Underworld spawning in one another
    • Fixed finale particles not being drawn from certain distances
    • Fixed certain overlays not rendering
    • Increased damage over time dealt in the Underworld
    • Added climbable props to the platforms near mid
    • Added a nobuild to the area surrounding the portal
    • Added signs in spawns to make the second door more obvious
    • Adjusted respawn times so that the losing team will respawn faster
    • Adjusted health, ammo, and spellbooks around the map
    • Changed the Underworld buff to use the Purgatory buff from Eyeaduct
    • Players killed during the finale will now turn into ghosts
    • Decreased score limit from 5 to 4 points per player

Undocumented changes

Patch 2

  • Removed ctf_turbine from the Competitive maps list
  • Updated Mann vs. Machine to use the new ping information system already in use for Casual and Competitive matchmaking
    • In particular, parties with members from differing regions should now have a better queue experience

Correction from the Scream Fortress VIII release notes:

  • Added a taunt Unusualifier
    • A new tool that will Unusualify a specific taunt with a random Unusual effect when the tool is applied to the taunt

Files changed

Note: The changelog below is generated from a diff of two revisions of the game. This data may be incomplete or inconsistent.
Revision changes
Modified: tf/steam.inf
Modified: tf/bin/client.dll
Modified: tf/bin/server.dll
Modified: tf/maps/mvm_ghost_town.bsp
Modified: tf/maps/pd_pit_of_death_event.bsp
Modified: tf/maps/pl_fifthcurve_event.bsp
Modified: tf/tf2_misc_dir.vpk/maps/mvm_ghost_town.nav
Deleted: tf/tf2_misc_dir.vpk/materials/backpack/workshop/player/items/soldier/hwn2016_improv_coonskin_cap/hwn2016_improv_coonskin_cap.vmt
Deleted: tf/tf2_misc_dir.vpk/materials/backpack/workshop/player/items/soldier/hwn2016_improv_coonskin_cap/hwn2016_improv_coonskin_cap_large.vmt
Deleted: tf/tf2_misc_dir.vpk/materials/models/workshop/player/items/soldier/hwn2016_improv_coonskin_cap/hwn2016_improv_coonskin_cap.vmt
Modified: tf/tf2_misc_dir.vpk/models/workshop/player/items/engineer/hwn2016_el_paso_poncho/hwn2016_el_paso_poncho.dx80.vtx
Modified: tf/tf2_misc_dir.vpk/models/workshop/player/items/engineer/hwn2016_el_paso_poncho/hwn2016_el_paso_poncho.dx90.vtx
Modified: tf/tf2_misc_dir.vpk/models/workshop/player/items/engineer/hwn2016_el_paso_poncho/hwn2016_el_paso_poncho.mdl
Modified: tf/tf2_misc_dir.vpk/models/workshop/player/items/engineer/hwn2016_el_paso_poncho/hwn2016_el_paso_poncho.sw.vtx
Modified: tf/tf2_misc_dir.vpk/models/workshop/player/items/engineer/hwn2016_el_paso_poncho/hwn2016_el_paso_poncho.vvd
Deleted: tf/tf2_misc_dir.vpk/models/workshop/player/items/soldier/hwn2016_improv_coonskin_cap/hwn2016_improv_coonskin_cap.dx80.vtx
Deleted: tf/tf2_misc_dir.vpk/models/workshop/player/items/soldier/hwn2016_improv_coonskin_cap/hwn2016_improv_coonskin_cap.dx90.vtx
Deleted: tf/tf2_misc_dir.vpk/models/workshop/player/items/soldier/hwn2016_improv_coonskin_cap/hwn2016_improv_coonskin_cap.mdl
Deleted: tf/tf2_misc_dir.vpk/models/workshop/player/items/soldier/hwn2016_improv_coonskin_cap/hwn2016_improv_coonskin_cap.sw.vtx
Deleted: tf/tf2_misc_dir.vpk/models/workshop/player/items/soldier/hwn2016_improv_coonskin_cap/hwn2016_improv_coonskin_cap.vvd
Deleted: tf/tf2_textures_dir.vpk/materials/backpack/workshop/player/items/soldier/hwn2016_improv_coonskin_cap/hwn2016_improv_coonskin_cap.vtf
Deleted: tf/tf2_textures_dir.vpk/materials/backpack/workshop/player/items/soldier/hwn2016_improv_coonskin_cap/hwn2016_improv_coonskin_cap_large.vtf
Deleted: tf/tf2_textures_dir.vpk/materials/models/workshop/player/items/soldier/hwn2016_improv_coonskin_cap/hwn2016_improv_coonskin_cap_color.vtf