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Portal 2 PC patch launches on Steam

Even the most advanced, murderous piece of artificial intelligence is going to have a few bugs, you know. The PC version of Portal 2 once had a few of these irregularities, but thanks to a patch launched this past weekend on Steam, it's now running with unprecedented smoothness. Well, okay, it still wants to kill and insult you, but at least it won't crash when you Alt-Tab out anymore.

There's a few other changes in there too, including expanded joystick support and a bunch of localization improvements. Also, is it just us, or is that blue portal just a little bit bluer? We don't see it in the full list of updates (posted after the jump), but we just feel it.

  • 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

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