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April 2012



FRAPS 3.5.0

28 April 2012


A new Version 3.5.0 of the FPS measurement, benchmarking and video capture utility FRAPS has been released. This version adds support for AVI files larger than 4GB, as well as an option to split AVIs every 4GB for legacy support, along with several bug fixes.



Game Patches

28 April 2012


  • Crusader Kings II - Update via Steam
  • Mount & Blade: Warband - Update via Steam
  • Mount & Blade: Warband - Napoleonic Wars - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 / Day of Defeat: Source / HL2 Deathmatch - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    27 April 2012


  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Dungeon Defenders - Update via Steam


  • Java Runtime Environment 7.04

    27 April 2012


    Oracle has released an Update 4 to the Java Runtime Environment 7.



    AMD Catalyst 12.4

    26 April 2012


    AMD has released the official Catalyst 12.4 graphics driver for the HD 2000 series and above. This driver enables Windows XP support for the HD 7900, 7800 and 7700 series. It improves SSAA LOD image quality as well as the performance of MLAA, and has texture filtering quality improvements. It also contains a range of bug fixes.



    CCleaner 3.18.1707

    26 April 2012


    A new Version 3.18.1707 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. This update adds support for Firefox 12, Chrome 20, MS Security and GIMP, along with a range of other improvements and bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    26 April 2012


  • Magicka - Update via Steam
  • Super Monday Night Combat - Update via Steam
  • Total War: Shogun 2 Fall of the Samurai - Update via Steam


  • Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0.1526.0

    25 April 2012


    Microsoft has released a new Version 4.0.1526.0 of its free Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) anti-malware package for Windows. You can update via the link above, or via Windows Update. Changes include the removal of the separate options under Real Time Protection, improvements to performance and automatic quarantining of detected malware, and bug fixes.



    CPU-Z 1.60.1

    25 April 2012


    A new Version 1.60.1 of the CPU-Z information utility has been released. This update provides support for new chipsets and contains a Windows 8 bug fix.



    Firefox 12.0

    25 April 2012


    Mozilla has released Version 12.0 of the Firefox browser. The most significant change is the introduction of the Mozilla Maintenance Service which allows silent automatic installs of updates. Details of the service and its functionality are on page 3 and at the bottom of page 5 of the updated Firefox Tweak Guide.



    Game Patches

    25 April 2012


  • Foreign Legion: Buckets of Blood - Update via Steam
  • Garry's Mod - Update via Steam
  • Ys: The Oath in Felghana - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    24 April 2012


  • MacGuffin's Curse - Update via Steam
  • Serious Sam 3 - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    21 April 2012


  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • Naval War: Arctic Circle - Update via Steam
  • Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery - Update via Steam
  • War Inc. Battlezone - Update via Steam
  • Waveform - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    20 April 2012


  • Crusader Kings II - Update via Steam
  • Gary Grigsby's War in the East - 1.06.05 Patch
  • PixelJunk Eden - Update via Steam
  • Steam client - Update via Steam
  • Stellar Impact - Update via Steam
  • Stellar Impact - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    19 April 2012


  • APB Reloaded - Update via Steam
  • King's Bounty Series - Update via Steam
  • Mount & Blade: Warband - Update via Steam
  • PoxNora - Update via Steam
  • Star Ruler - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam


  • WinZip 16.5

    18 April 2012


    The archival utility WinZip has been upgraded to Version 16.5 Build 10095.



    Game Patches

    18 April 2012


  • Crusader Kings II - Update via Steam
  • Lunar Flight - Update via Steam
  • Might and Magic: Heroes VI - Update via Steam
  • Stellar Impact - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 / Day of Defeat: Source / HL2 Deathmatch - Update via Steam
  • The Witcher 2 - Enhanced Edition
  • War Inc. Battlezone - Update via Steam
  • Waveform - Update via Steam


  • Windows 8 Editions

    17 April 2012


    Microsoft has announced the different editions for Windows 8. For consumer desktop PCs and powerful tablets there will be Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro editions in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. A new Windows RT edition will also be released for lower-powered ARM-based devices. Windows 8 is expected to be released around October this year.



    Game Patches

    17 April 2012


  • Microsoft Flight - Update via Steam
  • Naval War: Arctic Circle - Update via Steam
  • Railworks 3: Train Simulator 2012 - Update via Steam
  • War Inc. Battlezone - Update via Steam
  • Waveform - Update via Steam


  • Flash Player 11.2.202.233

    14 April 2012


    Adobe has released Version 11.2.202.233 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers.



    Chrome 18.0.1025.162

    14 April 2012


    Google has released Version 18.0.1025.162 of the Chrome browser. This version contains bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    14 April 2012


  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam


  • Skype 5.9.0.114

    13 April 2012


    A new Version 5.9.0.114 of the communications utility Skype has been released. This version adds minor improvements, including the ability to opt-out of silent updates, as well as several bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    13 April 2012


  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Naval War: Arctic Circle - Update via Steam
  • Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter - Update via Steam


  • Adobe Reader 10.1.3

    12 April 2012


    Adobe has released Version 10.1.3 of the Adobe Reader software for viewing PDF documents, now known as Adobe Reader X. This update contains compatibility, security, stability and bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    12 April 2012


  • Nuclear Dawn - Update via Steam
  • Shoot Many Robots - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    11 April 2012


  • Altitude - Update via Steam


  • Microsoft Security Updates

    11 April 2012


    Microsoft has released its monthly set of Windows security updates which you can get through Windows Update.



    Nvidia Beta Forceware 301.24

    9 April 2012


    Nvidia has released the Beta 301.24 driver for Windows XP, Vista and 7. This driver is for GeForce 6 and higher desktop cards. It provides a range of new features including Nvidia FXAA, Adaptive Vertical Sync, Frame Rate Target and new Surround capabilities. The driver also contains new SLI and 3D Vision profiles, as well as performance improvements and bug fixes. The driver package contains the 9.12.0213 PhysX drivers.



    Chrome 18.0.1025.151

    7 April 2012


    Google has released Version 18.0.1025.151 of the Chrome browser. This version contains security and bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    7 April 2012


  • Lucid - Update via Steam
  • Pineapple Smash Crew - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    6 April 2012


  • Blood Bowl Legendary Edition - Update via Steam
  • Space Pirates and Zombies - Update via Steam
  • Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    5 April 2012


  • Nuclear Dawn - Update via Steam
  • Really Big Sky - Update via Steam
  • Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter - Update via Steam
  • Waveform - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    4 April 2012


  • War Inc. Battlezone - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    3 April 2012


  • Waveform - Update via Steam
  • Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn - 1.1.0 Patch


  • Game Patches

    2 April 2012


  • Rock of Ages - Update via Steam


  • Realtek HD Audio 2.68

    1 April 2012


    Realtek has released Version 2.68 of its HD Audio drivers. If you have problems with the link, click the 'High Definition Audio Codecs' link at the top then select 'Software'.



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