Portal 2 gets bug-zapping fix for PC

Portal 2 for $29.99 on Amazon.Another update for the PC version of Portal 2 has been rolled out via Steam; having already received an update 2 weeks ago.

This latest patch is less about adding new features as it is reducing the number of crashes in the game. A few bugs have been ironed out and the update will automatically download when you start Steam.

Full details below:

  • Fixed: Occasional crash after Alt-Tab/minimizing or running in a window on certain graphics hardware
  • Fixed: Crashes and/or graphical glitches after changing video settings without exiting game
  • Fixed: Player stuck at the beginning of Chapter 6
  • Fixed: Crash attempting to use other weapons (e.g. mods) with Portal 2
  • Fixed: Mouse cursor doesn’t highlight UI elements in game on Mac OSX
  • Fixed: Numerous localization bugs and improvements (also added Czech and Turkish localized text)
  • Fixed: Overflow bug in keyvalues
  • Fixed: Voice functionality regression (voice again enabled by default)
  • Fixed: Joystick now defaults to off in order to avoid issues with non-joystick hardware that registers itself as a joystick
  • Fixed: French sentences are not wrapping correctly in subtitles and commentary
  • Improved: Handling of Mac OSX crashes
  • Improved: Updates and bug fixes to Robot Enrichment
  • Improved: Reliability on unsupported Intel Mobile Series 4 Express chipsets
  • Removed: Unsupported console commands (“retry”, “switch_teams”) that caused problems if used

If you haven’t yet purchased Portal 2, over on Amazon they have dropped the price of the PC version from $49.99 to $29.99. The console variants also have similar price-drops; PS3 and Xbox 360 deals here and here.

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