Valve has shipped out an update for their competitive shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive today, and it introduced a number of small changes to the game.
While nothing major was implemented in the October 15th update, some features of the game like ‘Text Filtering’ or demo playback was improved.
For starters, the ‘Text Filtering’ setting will make use of Steam Text and Chat filtering from now on, which is an improvement over the past system which was dedicated to the game.
Another change that is quite significant is the demo playback change. A new setting “demo_index” has been added to CSGO which will improve the performance of playback of demos while using the forward and rewinding functionalities. Previously, rewinding the demos would often cause the demo to stutter, or even freeze on lower spec computers, which shouldn’t be a problem anymore.
Other than that, an option for using uber shaders has been added to replace the launch option ‘-noubershaders’. By default, it’s set on for everyone except Intel users.
Here are the full patch notes of today’s update as mentioned in the blog post by Valve:
– Text Filtering now makes use of Steam Text & Chat Filtering.
– Added a new setting “demo_index” — when enabled, playback of demo files will create full frame baselines to improve performance of seeking forward and rewinding within demo files.
– Adding an option for using uber shaders which replaces the launch option -noubershader. This setting is defaulted off for users on Intel and on for everyone else.
– Miscellaneous fixes