Farewell Scaleform, embrace Panorama: Aug. 30 update retires old UI

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Farewell Scaleform, embrace Panorama: Aug. 30 update retires old UI

Valve have now fully embraced the Panorama UI, officially retiring the old version of the user interface, Scaleform. Until last night, Aug. 29, Scaleform was available through console command "-legacyscaleformui", an option no longer supported. Further, various optimisations were implemented for the brand new Panorama UI, as well as quality of life and bug adjustments.

In-game adjustments were also made to Mirage and the recently-released MP5-SD. The dusty map received an aesthetic touch-up in the T-spawn area in the form of fixed texture blending, meanwhile the silenced SMG had the metal on its ejection port darkened.

Lastly, Valve implemented a free version of CS:GO that allows users to play offline and view matches on GOTV. Users are able to download this version of the game by searching "CS:GO - Free" in the Steam Store.

Below are the release notes:


[LONDON 2018]
– Added tournament items for the FACEIT 2018 London CS:GO Major Championship and the London 2018 Pick’Em Challenge.
– Later today, CS:GO will be freely available for offline play and GOTV viewing by installing “CS:GO – Free” from the Steam Store.

[PANORAMA]
– Added better support for Panorama UI on low-end machines.
– Added support for weapon stickers and character gloves on the character featured in the main menu.
– Fixed a case where weapon finishes appeared overly dark.
– Adjusted optimal movie resolution based on user’s CPU and GPU levels.
– Fixed extra bright flashlight on characters when loading non-HDR community maps.

[MP5-SD]
– Darkened exposed metal on ejection port and bolt.
– Added support for MP5-SD to workshop workbench.

[MAPS]
Mirage
– Fixed texture blends in T-spawn area.

[MISC]
– CS:GO has bid farewell to the Scaleform UI. “-legacyscaleformui” is no longer supported.
– Updated the Settings menu to display the Steam Controller Configurator if a Steam Controller is detected.
– Added a new recommended Steam Controller config to better support the Buy menu and Team Select menu.
– Miscellaneous stability and security improvements.

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