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April 2011



AMD Catalyst 11.4c Hotfix

30 April 2011


AMD has released the Catalyst 11.4c Hotfix graphics driver for Windows XP, Vista and 7. This driver resolves intermittent flickering issues seen in several games when using an HD 6600 series graphics card in DirectX 9 mode.



Sandra 2011

30 April 2011


SiSoftware has released a new 2011 Build 17.50 of the free system information utility Sandra.



Game Patches

30 April 2011


  • ArcaniA: Gothic 4 - Patch 4
  • Battlefield Academy - 1.5.3 Patch
  • Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition - 2.0.1.2 Patch
  • Portal 2 - Update via Steam
  • Shift 2 Unleashed - 1.01 Patch
  • The Sims Medieval - 1.3.13 Patch


  • Chrome 11.0.696.60

    29 April 2011


    Google has released Version 11.0.696.60 of the Chrome browser. This version fixes a single issue related to switching Chrome windows with an overlapped app.



    Game Patches

    29 April 2011


  • Cities in Motion - Update via Steam
  • Sid Meier's Civilization V - Update via Steam
  • Sol Survivor - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam
  • The Settlers 7 - Update via Steam
  • Tommy Tronic - Update via Steam


  • Firefox 4.0.1

    29 April 2011


    Mozilla has released Version 4.0.1 of the Firefox browser. This version fixes several security and stability issues.



    AMD Catalyst 11.4

    28 April 2011


    AMD has released the official Catalyst 11.4 graphics driver for the HD 2000 series and above. The changes in this WHQL certified driver include performance improvements in several games, enhancements to the Catalyst Control Center, GPU Compute improvements, as well as a range of bug fixes.



    Chrome 11.0.696.57

    28 April 2011


    Google has released Version 11.0.696.57 of the Chrome browser. This version adds speech input through HTML, as well as security and bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    28 April 2011


  • World of Warcraft - 4.1.0 Patch


  • Windows Updates

    27 April 2011


    Microsoft has released several updates for Windows Vista and 7 which improve reliability and resolve issues. These are available from here - click the Released column header once to sort by date. Alternatively you can download them from Windows Update.



    CCleaner 3.06.1433

    27 April 2011


    A new Version 3.06.1433 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. This update improves Firefox, Opera, Chrome and IE cleaning, adds support for new programs including FileZilla, SmartFTP, and A-Squared, and has several bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    27 April 2011


  • Crysis 2 - 1.4 Patch
  • Fate of the World - Update via Steam
  • Homefront - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • Men of War: Assault Squad - 1.85.3 Patch
  • Supreme Ruler 2020 Gold - 6.8.1 Patch


  • Malicious Software Removal Tool

    26 April 2011


    Microsoft has released a new version of the Malicious Software Removal Tool, designed to scan for the most common malware. This tool is usually released on the second Tuesday of every month as part of 'Patch Tuesday', but this appears to be an out-of-cycle release. There's a 32-bit and 64-bit version of the tool available.



    Game Patches

    26 April 2011


  • Atom Zombie Smasher - Update via Steam
  • Dinner Date - Update via Steam
  • Fallout: New Vegas - Update via Steam
  • Steam Client - Update via Steam


  • Intel Chipset Device Software 9.2.0.1030

    23 April 2011


    Intel has released Version 9.2.0.1030 of the Chipset Device Software, the main motherboard driver for Intel chipset-based motherboards.



    Game Patches

    23 April 2011


  • Call of Duty: Black Ops - Update via Steam
  • Dino D-Day - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • Monday Night Combat - Update via Steam
  • Portal 2 - Update via Steam
  • Post Apocalyptic Mayhem - Update via Steam


  • Java Runtime Environment 6.25

    23 April 2011


    Sun has released an Update 25 to the Java Runtime Environment 6.



    Game Patches

    22 April 2011


  • Counter-Strike: Source / Day of Defeat: Source / HL2 Deathmatch - Update via Steam
  • Garry's Mod - Update via Steam
  • Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes - Update via Steam
  • Men of War: Assault Squad - Update via Steam
  • Portal 2 - Update via Steam
  • The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom - 1.12 Patch


  • Game Patches

    21 April 2011


  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    20 April 2011


  • AudioSurf - Update via Steam
  • King Arthur The Role-playing Wargame - Update via Steam
  • ProtoGalaxy - Update via Steam
  • Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty - 1.3.2 Patch
  • Star Ruler - 1.0.7.4 Patch


  • iTunes 10.2.2

    20 April 2011


    Apple has released a new Version 10.2.2 of the iTunes software. This version has bug fixes for syncing and video preview, as well as stability and performance fixes.



    Nvidia Forceware 270.61

    19 April 2011


    Nvidia has released the 270.61 WHQL certified driver. This driver is for GeForce 6 and higher desktop cards. It adds support for the new GeForce GTX 500 series cards, and improves performance on the GTX 400 and 500 series in several games. The driver also has Nvidia Surround improvements, incorporates the 3D Vision driver in the core driver package, adds a new Nvidia Update checking feature, along with other changes and fixes. The driver package also contains the 9.10.0514 PhysX drivers.



    WinZip 15

    19 April 2011


    The archival utility WinZip has been upgraded to Version 15 Build 9468.



    Game Patches

    19 April 2011


  • Arsenal of Democracy - 1.07 Patch
  • Garry's Mod - Update via Steam
  • IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Update via Steam
  • Steam Client - Update via Steam
  • Strategic Command World War I: The Great War 1914-1918 - 1.01 Patch
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam


  • Chrome 10.0.648.205

    18 April 2011


    Google has released Version 10.0.648.205 of the Chrome browser. This version contains a new version of Flash and security fixes.



    Flash Player 10.2.159.1

    16 April 2011


    Adobe has released Version 10.2.159.1 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers.



    Game Patches

    16 April 2011


  • Alien Swarm - Update via Steam
  • Garry's Mod - Update via Steam
  • Killing Floor - Update via Steam
  • Steam Client - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 / Counter-Strike: Source / Day of Defeat: Source / HL2 Deathmatch - Update via Steam
  • Victoria 2 - 1.3 Patch


  • FRAPS 3.4.2

    15 April 2011


    A new Version 3.4.2 of the FPS measurement, benchmarking and video capture utility FRAPS has been released. This version improves OpenGL capture speed, and has several fixes.



    Safari 5.0.5

    15 April 2011


    Apple has released Version 5.0.5 of the Safari browser for Windows. This update contains security fixes.



    Game Patches

    15 April 2011


  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit - 1.050 Patch
  • Scourge of War: Gettysburg - 1.2 Patch
  • Team Fortress 2 / Counter-Strike: Source / Day of Defeat: Source / HL2 Deathmatch - Update via Steam
  • Wildlife Park 3 - 1.04 Patch
  • World of Tanks - 0.6.3.11 Patch


  • Autoruns 10.07

    14 April 2011


    Microsoft has released Autoruns 10.07, updating this free startup software identification utility. This version fixes a bug in Process Explorer integration on 64-bit Windows and properly escapes XML characters in Autorunsc.exe output.



    Process Monitor 2.95

    14 April 2011


    Microsoft has updated the free Process Monitor system monitoring utility to Version 2.95. This version reports the write-through flag on file I/O, shows DLL version information, automatically launches the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Process Monitor to match the bitness of a logfile, and fixes several bugs.



    Game Patches

    14 April 2011


  • Defense Grid - Update via Steam
  • Star Ruler - Update via Steam
  • Super Meat Boy - Update via Steam


  • CPU-Z 1.57.1

    13 April 2011


    A new Version 1.57.1 of the CPU-Z information utility has been released. The version history is not available.



    VLC Media Player 1.1.9

    13 April 2011


    The free VLC Media Player has been updated to Version 1.1.9. This version has security and bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    13 April 2011


  • ArmA: Combat Operations - Update via Steam
  • Audiosurf - Update via Steam
  • Cogs - Update via Steam
  • Defense Grid - Update via Steam
  • Dragon Age 2 - 1.02 Patch
  • Magicka - Update via Steam
  • ProtoGalaxy - Update via Steam
  • Rush - Update via Steam
  • The Ball - Update via Steam
  • Toki Tori - Update via Steam
  • Total War: Shogun 2 - Update via Steam


  • Microsoft Security Updates

    12 April 2011


    Microsoft has released its monthly set of Windows security updates which you can get through Windows Update. Alternatively you can view and download them individually from here - click the 'Released' column header once to sort by date.



    Opera 11.10

    12 April 2011


    The Opera browser has been updated to Version 11.10. This version introduces a new rendering engine, a plugin installation wizard, adds support for the WebP image format, and has a range of other improvements and bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    12 April 2011


  • Atom Zombie Smasher - Update via Steam
  • Dawn of War II: Retribution - Update via Steam


  • Sandra 2011

    11 April 2011


    SiSoftware has released a new 2011 Build 17.47 of the free system information utility Sandra.



    GPU-Z 0.5.3

    9 April 2011


    GPU-Z, a free graphics card information utility, has reached Version 0.5.3. Changes include support for new chipsets as well as several bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    9 April 2011


  • ArmA: Armed Assault - 1.18 Patch
  • IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam


  • Realtek HD Audio 2.59

    9 April 2011


    Realtek has released Version 2.59 of its HD Audio drivers. If you have problems with the link, click the 'High Definition Audio Codecs' link at the top of the page then select 'Software'.



    Game Patches

    8 April 2011


  • Crasher - Update via Steam
  • Defense Grid - Update via Steam
  • Killing Floor - Update via Steam
  • Rush - Update via Steam
  • Super Meat Boy - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam
  • Toki Tori - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    7 April 2011


  • Crasher - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    6 April 2011


  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood - 1.02 Patch
  • Distant Worlds: Return of the Shakturi - 1.508 Patch
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam
  • The Sims Medieval - 1.2.30 Patch
  • Warsow - 0.61 Patch


  • Game Patches

    5 April 2011


  • Atom Zombie Smasher - 1.71 Patch
  • Crysis 2 - 1.2 Patch
  • Nation Red - Update via Steam
  • Star Ruler - 1.0.7.0 Patch
  • Super Meat Boy - Update via Steam


  • CCleaner 3.05.1409

    5 April 2011


    A new Version 3.05.1409 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. This update contains a bug fix for Steam caching issues.



    Game Patches

    3 April 2011


  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit - 1.040 Patch


  • Game Patches

    2 April 2011


  • Bit.trip Beat - Update via Steam
  • Defense Grid - Update via Steam
  • Killing Floor - Update via Steam
  • Post Apocalyptic Mayhem - Update via Steam
  • Toki Tori - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    1 April 2011


  • ArmA 2: Operation Arrowhead & Reinforcements - 1.59 Patch
  • Shattered Horizon - Update via Steam


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