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We're definitely not the first team to find that their mod has been broken by an update from the engine developer, and I'm sure we won't be the last. In the latest Steam update Valve have changed the way the a few other things work in the Source engine; bloom, vgui screens, lighting shaders

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We're definitely not the first team to find that their mod has been broken by an update from the engine developer, and I'm sure we won't be the last.

In the latest Steam update Valve have changed the way the a few other things work in the Source engine; bloom, vgui screens, lighting shaders and more. This is causing some major issues in Dystopia. You may have noticed that the thermal effect has gone pretty wacky. Worse than this though, is the fact that looking at a vgui screen will crash to desktop.

We're eagerly awaiting Valve's release of an update for the Source SDK, then we'll be busting hump to get Valve's changes merged into our code base.

Until this happens there is zero Team Dystopia can do.

We are extremely frustrated and will have an update released as soon as humanly possible to return Dystopia to working order. Thanks for your patience.

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BigBird
BigBird - - 1,161 comments

Tis a dam shame :(

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J_Master_B
J_Master_B - - 2 comments

After Dystopia stopped working, I've resorted to playing CS:S. It's funny because I forget how fast I die. Why aren't there any jack-in points on de_dust?

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yalldropdead
yalldropdead - - 73 comments

that sucks, i almost feel like crying for you.:P hope you get everythingworked out soon.

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Toxicity2
Toxicity2 - - 104 comments

lol @ j_master_b, but yea that sucks major anus...

ive been hearing rumors that for the final version, were gonna have to pay? is that true? cause if it is, i think im gonna cry

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J_Master_B
J_Master_B - - 2 comments

Depends. If Valve sees Dystopia, commercially fit, as they did with CS and DoD, then they'd sell it. But there is an upside to that. If it's sold, then it'll be available through steam. If it's available through steam, more people will play it. If more people play it, then we'll get better support for it. I.E. bug fixes, player model updates, frequently new maps. All that jazz. And if it's an official 1st party mod, then no steam update will EVER RUIN IT AGAIN.

I figured out why there aren't any jack-in points in de_dust. de_dust is in a poverty stricken area in the middle east! Who woulda thought.

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grasn
grasn - - 401 comments

well valve... 8)

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Crispy
Crispy - - 602 comments

"The full release will only be sold if we're able to organise with Valve for it to be a full stand alone game. We will never charge for Dystopia while it's a HL2 addon."

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