Valve see the major filtration of its history and various content deleted from very popular games are published online on Steam Deck and pc in various ways.
The steam creator has suffered the biggest asset theft in the company’s history, after a series of asset repositories from its 2016 games were leaked online.
The games according to PC Gamer are Portal, Counter Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source, Half Life 2: Episodes 1 and 2, Half Life 2 multiplayer and Team Fortress 2.
STEAM DECK REVIEW – We put it to the test with various games!
The leaks appear to have originated from an account calling itself WandererLeaker that was initially spread via Discord.
In the instant messaging service the leaker wrote:”I do not care anymore. I was also playing around with it for a few years, I didn’t upload it to the network because they threatened me every time […]
A real shame. I have no legal link to these files. Not anymore“. Later I would add “I keep these files since 2016“.
The Valve logo and its creator Gabe Newell, the main affected
A quick-and-dirty collage of some interesting icons in the tf2 leak I haven’t seen anyone mention yet
– Canvas Shoes (Scout) (Blank Buck Turners?)
-Prep Cap (Scout)
-Victorian Boots (Demo)
– Generousest (Early Gifting Man?)
– Taunt Case (Early Reel Case?) pic.twitter.com/2lqVdaHBp1
—SnickerPuffs (@SnickerPuffs) January 13, 2023
Leaks have come in the form of asset repositories with materials, where it’s typical that files for a specific game are attached for easy sharing with an external partner.
The biggest leak in scale is that of Team Fortress 2but the short version is that it is a 61 GB package with almost all the resources of the game.
“Tons of maps, models, PSDs and VMFs, everything and never seen before“, He said TF2 Richter Overtime content creator.
“Once the community finishes digesting this (61GB), there’s going to be nothing to talk about. This is the last installment of official TF2 content that you or I will see“.
It may be overkill, but there is material to get excited about. The files date back to 2016 and include content that was cut, published differently, and assets that were abandoned for whatever reason.
Right now it is difficult to know what is real and what is not, since many ‘funny’ are creating false leaks among the true ones and confusing the rest.
Although despite all this it is a gift and a true treasure for all fans, especially for those immersed in the modding community; but sorry, there is no Half-Life 3 around here.
After what would be the biggest leak in its history, in Valve has revealed content removed from Half-Life 2, Portal and Team Fortress 2.