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April 2013



Game Patches

30 April 2013


  • Natural Selection 2 - Update via Steam
  • Resident Evil 6 - Update via Steam


  • Intel Rapid Storage Technology 12.5

    29 April 2013


    Intel has released Version 12.5.0.1066 of the Rapid Storage Technology driver for those using RAID or AHCI on Intel chipset motherboards.



    Site Update

    27 April 2013


    Apologies to those who are only recently able to reach the site again. I had to change my DNS details a little while ago. When DNS records are changed, it can take up to 48 hours or more for the change to be reflected across the world due to the way the DNS system works. For some the site was down only a few hours, for others, it's only recently accessible again. Sorry for the annoyance but it was unavoidable and unforeseen.



    Game Patches

    27 April 2013


  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Update via Steam
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Update via Steam
  • Drop that Beat Like an Ugly Baby - Update via Steam
  • Fallen Enchantress - Legendary Heroes - Update via Steam
  • Prison Architect Alpha 9 - Update via Steam
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 - 1.04 Patch


  • Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.6.7

    26 April 2013


    A new Version 1.6.7 of the free Media Player Classic Home Cinema player has been released, containing performance improvements and bug fixes.



    CCleaner 4.01

    26 April 2013


    A new Version 4.01.4093 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. This update contains optimized Registry cleaning for Windows 8, added support for several utilities including Acrobat XI, improvements to cleaning for Chrome, Firefox, IE10 and Google Earth, as well as other minor improvements and bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    26 April 2013


  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Resident Evil 6 - Update via Steam


  • Site Update

    26 April 2013


    The site was unreachable for a few hours a short while ago due to a need to change the DNS details. It was nothing serious, but I apologize for any inconvenience.



    AMD Catalyst 13.4

    25 April 2013


    AMD has released the official Catalyst 13.4 graphics driver for the HD 5000 series and above under Windows Vista, 7 and 8. It adds support for the HD 7790 and 7990 GPUs, improves performance in a range of games, adds OpenGL 4.3 features, and contains bug fixes.



    AMD Catalyst 13.5 Beta

    25 April 2013


    AMD has released the Catalyst 13.5 Beta graphics driver for the HD 5000 series and above on Windows Vista, 7 and 8. This driver provides performance improvements on the HD 7000 series in Far Cry 3, Shogun II, Tomb Raider, BioShock and Borderlands 2. It also fixes corruption in Tomb Raider when TressFX is enabled on the HD 7790.



    Nvidia GeForce 320.00 Beta

    24 April 2013


    Nvidia has released the 320.00 Beta graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 8 and higher graphics cards under Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. It is the recommended driver for Dead Island: Riptide, Neverwinter, and Star Trek. It also provides performance improvements in a range of games on the 400, 500 and 600 series, and adds new SLI and 3D Vision profiles, along with bug fixes. The driver package also contains the 9.12.1031 PhysX drivers.



    CPU-Z 1.64

    24 April 2013


    A new Version 1.64 of the CPU-Z information utility has been released. This version adds support for new chipsets.



    Microsoft Security Update

    24 April 2013


    Microsoft has reissued a recent Security Update. The original update was recalled, as it could cause serious problems on some Windows 7 systems. The new update can be downloaded via Windows Update, or directly for 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7 systems.



    Game Patches

    24 April 2013


  • E.Y.E Divine Cybermancy - Update via Steam
  • Gnomoria - Update via Steam
  • Panzer Corps - 1.14 Patch
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    23 April 2013


  • Steam Client - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    20 April 2013


  • AirMech - Update via Steam
  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Organ Trail - Update via Steam


  • 3DMark 11 1.05

    19 April 2013


    Futuremark has released a 1.05 Patch for the 3DMark 11 benchmark. The patch contains minor improvements and bug fixes.



    3DMark Vantage 1.1.2

    19 April 2013


    Futuremark has released a 1.1.2 Patch for the 3DMark Vantage benchmark. This update adds Windows 8 compatibility and fixes several bugs.



    Game Patches

    19 April 2013


  • Assassinís Creed III - Update via Steam
  • Borderlands 2 - Update via Steam
  • Max Payne 3 - 1.0.0.114 Patch
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam


  • GPU-Z 0.7.0

    18 April 2013


    GPU-Z, a free graphics card information utility, has reached Version 0.7.0. Changes include support for new chipsets as well as bug fixes.



    AMD Catalyst for HD7790

    18 April 2013


    AMD has released a newer version of a Catalyst graphics driver specifically to improve performance on the HD7790 graphics card on Windows Vista, 7 and 8. This update resolves corruption in Tomb Raider when TressFX is enabled.



    Start8 1.15

    18 April 2013


    Stardock has released Version 1.15 of the Start8 Start Menu replacement utility for Windows 8. Changes include an option to view the taskbar when using fullscreen Windows 8-style menu, and optimizations to icon loading.



    Game Patches

    18 April 2013


  • Alliance of Valiant Arms - Update via Steam
  • Tomb Raider - Update via Steam
  • Towns - Update via Steam


  • Foxit Reader 6.0.2

    17 April 2013


    The free Foxit PDF Reader has been updated to Version 6.0.2.0413. This version adds new features, including PDF creation, a Ribbon-based toolbar, the ability to stamp or sign documents, a Plug-in Manager, as well as other improvements and bug fixes.



    Java Runtime Environment 7.21

    17 April 2013


    Oracle has released an Update 21 to the Java Runtime Environment 7.



    SoundBlaster Drivers

    16 April 2013


    Creative has released new Drivers for the SoundBlaster Z series of sound cards. Changes include adding support for ASIO playback and bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    16 April 2013


  • Orion: Dino Beatdown - Update via Steam
  • Serious Sam 3 - Update via Steam


  • Site Update

    13 April 2013


    I'm finally releasing my Crysis 3 Tweak Guide, although obviously it is quite late and probably of little use to most people. I apologize for the almost six week delay between its completion and public release - this was outside my control. As I mentioned in a previous update, because of these repeated and lengthy delays, I have chosen to cease writing game guides for Nvidia. So this is the last game guide I'll be releasing until I find another sponsor. For anyone interested in the behind-the-scenes details of my three years of work for Nvidia, and just what went wrong with the Far Cry 3 and Crysis 3 Tweak Guides, I've prepared an article entitled My Nvidia Story.



    Microsoft Security Update Problem

    13 April 2013


    Microsoft has recalled a recent Security Update, as it may cause serious problems on Windows 7 systems. If your system doesn't recover from a restart, or applications cannot load, then follow these instructions to uninstall the update and resolve the issue.



    Game Patches

    13 April 2013


  • CrimeCraft - Update via Steam
  • Tomb Raider - Update via Steam
  • Towns - Update via Steam


  • Firefox 20.0.1

    12 April 2013


    Mozilla has released Version 20.0.1 of the Firefox browser. This update contains bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    12 April 2013


  • Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes - Update via Steam
  • Resident Evil 6 - Update via Steam
  • Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army - Update via Steam
  • Spiral Knights - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    11 April 2013


  • Dishonored - Update via Steam
  • Strategic War in Europe - 1.08 Patch


  • Chrome 26.0

    10 April 2013


    Google has released Version 26.0.1410.64 of the Chrome browser. This version updates the Flash player as well as providing stability fixes.



    Game Patches

    10 April 2013


  • Aliens: Colonial Marines - Update via Steam
  • Awesomenauts - Update via Steam
  • Borderlands 2 - Update via Steam
  • Magicka - Update via Steam
  • Revolution Under Siege - 1.06a Patch
  • Time of Fury - 1.04 Patch
  • Towns - Update via Steam
  • World of Tanks - 0.8.4 Patch


  • Microsoft Security Updates

    10 April 2013


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



    Flash Player 11.7

    10 April 2013


    Adobe has released Version 11.7.700.169 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers.



    Shockwave 12.0

    10 April 2013


    Adobe has released a new Version 12.0.2.122 of the Shockwave player plugin for browsers.



    Realtek HD Audio 2.71

    9 April 2013


    Realtek has released Version 2.71 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'.



    Game Patches

    6 April 2013


  • 1 2 3 Kick It - Update via Steam
  • Decisive Campaigns: Case Blue - 1.05j Patch
  • Decisive Campaigns: The Blitzkrieg from Warsaw to Paris - 1.51j Patch
  • Drox Operative - 1.007 Patch
  • Natural Selection 2 - Update via Steam
  • Spiral Knights - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    5 April 2013


  • Battle Academy - 2.1.0 Patch
  • Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition - Update via Steam
  • Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes - Update via Steam
  • Resident Evil 6 - Update via Steam
  • Worms Revolution - Update via Steam


  • Opera 12.15

    4 April 2013


    The Opera browser has been updated to Version 12.15. This version contains security and stability fixes.



    Game Patches

    4 April 2013


  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam


  • Firefox 20.0

    3 April 2013


    Mozilla has released Version 20.0 of the Firefox browser. The most significant changes are a redesigned Downloads interface, the ability to open new Private Browsing windows alongside your regular session windows, the ability to close unresponsive plugins without having to close Firefox, a reset function for the Address Bar search provider, as well as general performance improvements and bug fixes. Details are on page 3 of the updated Firefox Tweak Guide.



    Game Patches

    3 April 2013


  • Commander The Great War - 1.3.0 Patch
  • Crysis 3 - 1.3 Patch


  • Game Patches

    2 April 2013


  • Steam Client - Update via Steam


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