The Orange Box PS3 Patch Released

An update is now available for the PlayStation 3 edition of Valve's mega-compilation The Orange Box, publisher Electronic Arts has announced.

Tweaks include improved stability, better online support, and the resolution of an issue that prevented players from signing online if they had over 30 friends. North American players will be prompted to download the patch when they sign into the online PlayStation Network within the game--a European update expected shortly.

Released on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 last fall, The Orange Box packs Valve's story-driven shooters Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, and Half-Life 2: Episode Two along with its colorful class-based multiplayer title Team Fortress 2 and the wit-driven puzzle effort Portal.

While the PC and Xbox 360 editions were developed internally at Valve, EA UK handled the PlayStation 3 port. A complete list of the patch notes follows:

  • Fixed a graphical issue whereby a player would have the explosion effect left on the end of their Rocket Launcher when attempting to Rocket Jump.
  • Fixed a memory leak to improve single player stability.
  • Fixed an issue whereby the players name would not appear on the Stats comparison screen.
  • We have fixed an issue that would cause the vote tallies to disappear when you viewed the scoreboard between rounds.
  • Fixed an online server issue.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a crash when a player that wasnÂ’t in Division 1 entered 'Your Leaderboards.'
  • Fixed an issue with players not always being added to the 'Players Met' menu on the XMB.
  • Fixed a bug where a player viewing a friend without an EA account would have an empty entry in the friend's Leaderboard.
  • Fixed an issue where it was not possible to connect to the EA servers if you had more than 30 friends.