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Portal 2 PC patch fixes all sorts of crashing

Valve puts plasters over the PC version of its latest smasher

Portal 2 seemed as tight as Valve games always are when we played through it, but there apparently issues, and Valve has seemingly stamped them out.


The new PC patch fixes a bunch of crashing issues and glitches that got players stuck at certain points in the game.

This follows confirmation over the weekend of details regarding Portal 2's first downloadable content, which will pack new chambers, challenges and more for free.

Here's the patch change list:

# 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