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February 2012



Windows Updates

29 February 2012


Microsoft has released two non-critical updates for Windows. The first is a Root Certificate update for Windows XP, and the second is a newer System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 in 32-bit and 64-bit versions.



Game Patches

29 February 2012


  • Gary Grigsby's War in the East - 1.06.04 Patch
  • inMomentum - Update via Steam
  • Really Big Sky - Update via Steam
  • The Haunted: Hells Reach - Update via Steam
  • Wargame: European Escalation - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    28 February 2012


  • Blackwell Series - Update via Steam
  • Pineapple Smash Crew - Update via Steam
  • Really Big Sky - Update via Steam
  • Strategic Command WWII Global Conflict GOLD - 1.01 Patch


  • Game Patches

    27 February 2012


  • Gundemonium Collection - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    25 February 2012


  • Dear Esther - Update via Steam
  • Nuclear Dawn - Update via Steam
  • Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter - Update via Steam
  • X3: Albion Prelude - Update via Steam


  • DivX 8.2.2

    24 February 2012


    The DivX video software has been updated to Version 8.2.2.



    CCleaner 3.16.1666

    24 February 2012


    A new Version 3.16.1666 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. This update adds scheduled task management in the Startup tool, adds an option to close running browsers when cleaning, and improves Chrome, Acrobat 9 and Windows 8 cleaning among various improvements.



    Game Patches

    24 February 2012


  • Alan Wake - Update via Steam
  • Costume Quest - Update via Steam
  • Day of Defeat: Source - Update via Steam
  • King Arthur 2 - Update via Steam
  • Nuclear Dawn - Update via Steam
  • PoxNora Crusade of the Vashal - Update via Steam
  • Super Monday Night Combat - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    23 February 2012


  • Anno 2070 - 1.03 Patch
  • Saints Row: The Third - Update via Steam
  • Serious Sam 3 - Update via Steam
  • Ship Simulator Extremes - Update via Steam
  • Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty - 1.4.3 Patch
  • Steam client - Update via Steam
  • Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter - Update via Steam
  • Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter - Update via Steam


  • Nvidia PhysX 9.12.0213

    22 February 2012


    Nvidia has released the 9.12.0213 PhysX drivers. These are newer than the PhysX version included in the latest 295.73 WHQL graphics drivers.



    Skype 5.8.0.156

    22 February 2012


    A new Version 5.8.0.156 of the communications utility Skype has been released. This version fixes a crash bug and improves login messages for blocked users.



    Game Patches

    22 February 2012


  • Grotesque Tactics 2 Dungeons and Donuts - Update via Steam


  • Nvidia Forceware 295.73

    21 February 2012


    Nvidia has released the 295.73 WHQL certified driver. This driver is for GeForce 6 and higher desktop cards. It contains significant performance improvements for Skyrim, as well as Mass Effect 3 SLI. Ambient Occlusion support is improved for Skyrim, and added for COD:MW3 and Diablo III. The SLI and 3D Vision profiles are updated, as is the HD Audio driver, and there are various bug fixes. The driver package also updates the PhysX drivers to version 9.12.0209.



    WinRAR 4.11

    21 February 2012


    The archival utility WinRAR has been updated to Version 4.11. This version fixes several bugs.



    Game Patches

    21 February 2012


  • PixelJunk Eden - Update via Steam
  • Soldat - 1.6.2 Patch
  • Space Quest II: Vohaul's Revenge - 1.1 Patch
  • World of Padman - 1.6 Patch


  • VLC Media Player 2.0

    19 February 2012


    The free VLC Media Player has been updated to Version 2.0. This is a major update containing a range of new features including a new rendering pipeline for video and new video filters, support for blu-ray, interface improvements, as well as security and bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    18 February 2012


  • Crusader Kings II - Update via Steam
  • Dustforce - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam


  • Process Explorer 15.13

    18 February 2012


    Microsoft has released Version 15.13 of the free Process Explorer utility, which is a more detailed version of Task Manager. This version adds Background priority to the process context menu, as well as bug fixes.



    Firefox 10.0.2

    17 February 2012


    Mozilla has released Version 10.0.2 of the Firefox browser. This version contains security and bug fixes.



    AMD Catalyst 12.2 Pre-Certified

    17 February 2012


    AMD has released the Catalyst 12.2 Pre-Certified graphics driver for the HD 2000 series and above on Windows XP, Vista and 7. This driver enables Windows Vista and 7 support for the HD 7900 and HD 7700 series, adds Supersampling AA in DX10 and DX11 games, and has Eyefinity 2.1 enhancements.



    Game Patches

    17 February 2012


  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Railworks 3: Train Simulator 2012 - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 / Day of Defeat: Source / HL2 Deathmatch - Update via Steam


  • Chrome 17.0.963.56

    16 February 2012


    Google has released Version 17.0.963.56 of the Chrome browser. This version updates Flash and contains stability, security and bug fixes.



    Flash Player 11.1.102.62

    16 February 2012


    Adobe has released Version 11.1.102.62 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers.



    Game Patches

    16 February 2012


  • L.A. Noire - Update via Steam
  • Rochard - Update via Steam


  • Java Runtime Environment 7.03

    15 February 2012


    Oracle has released an Update 3 to the Java Runtime Environment 7.



    Mass Effect 3 Demo

    15 February 2012


    Bioware has released a Demo for Mass Effect 3. The easiest way to download the demo if you have Origin installed is to click Store then click Free Games.


    Update: For those who don't want to download the demo or see major storyline spoilers, I've uploaded an HD YouTube Video showing the action portion of the demo at max settings.



    Microsoft Security Updates

    15 February 2012


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



    Game Patches

    15 February 2012


  • Battlefield 3 - Patch 4
  • Costume Quest - Update via Steam
  • Jagged Alliance: Back in Action - Update via Steam
  • PixelJunk Eden - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam


  • GPU-Z 0.5.9

    14 February 2012


    GPU-Z, a free graphics card information utility, has reached Version 0.5.9. Changes include an improved formula for reading ASIC quality as well as explanatory text, improvements for the HD 7000 series, support for new chipsets, along with bug fixes.



    Shockwave 11.6.4.634

    14 February 2012


    Adobe has released a new Version 11.6.4.634 of the Shockwave player plugin for browsers.



    Game Patches

    14 February 2012


  • Jagged Alliance: Back in Action - Update via Steam
  • Steam client - Update via Steam
  • War Inc. Battlezone - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    13 February 2012


  • Anno 2070 - Update via Steam


  • Firefox 10.0.1

    11 February 2012


    Mozilla has released Version 10.0.1 of the Firefox browser. This version contains security and bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    11 February 2012


  • Tropico 4 - Update via Steam
  • Unstoppable Gorg - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    10 February 2012


  • Counter-Strike: Source - Update via Steam
  • Jagged Alliance: Back in Action - Update via Steam
  • King Arthur 2 - Update via Steam
  • Steam client - Update via Steam
  • Super Monday Night Combat - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam


  • Chrome 17.0.963.46

    9 February 2012


    Google has released Version 17.0.963.46 of the Chrome browser. This version contains new Extensions APIs, updated Omnibox Prerendering, Download Scanning Protection, as well as security and bug fixes.



    Intel HD Graphics 15.22.54.64.2622

    9 February 2012


    Intel has released Version 15.22.54.64.2622 of their Graphics Media Accelerator Driver. This driver is for desktop and laptop systems with integrated Intel graphics chipsets under Windows Vista and 7. It contains bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    9 February 2012


  • Hacker Evolution Duality - Update via Steam
  • PixelJunk Eden - Update via Steam
  • Railworks 3: Train Simulator 2012 - Update via Steam
  • Steam client - Update via Steam
  • Trine 2 - Update via Steam
  • War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition - 1.01.08r9 Patch


  • Skyrim Update

    8 February 2012


    Bethesda has released several new features for Skyrim. Of greatest significance to most players is the free High Resolution Texture Pack. You can now also download and update Skyrim mods directly through the Steam Workshop. Finally, modders can now use the free Skyrim Creation Kit to create detailed mods. It's available for download under the Tools section of your Steam Library.



    Game Patches

    8 February 2012


  • Advanced Tactics: Gold - 2.10b Patch
  • Dark Horizon - 1.0.7.0 Patch
  • King Arthur 2 - Update via Steam
  • PixelJunk Eden - Update via Steam
  • Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter - Update via Steam
  • Tarr Chronicles - 1.0.7.0 Patch
  • Toki Tori - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    4 February 2012


  • King Arthur 2 - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • SOL: Exodus - Update via Steam
  • Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter - Update via Steam


  • Skype 5.8.0.154

    3 February 2012


    A new Version 5.8.0.154 of the communications utility Skype has been released. This version adds Full HD video calling, support for Facebook audio and video calling, as well as other improvements and fixes.



    Game Patches

    3 February 2012


  • Magicka - Update via Steam
  • Nation Red - Update via Steam
  • Nuclear Dawn - Update via Steam
  • Rage - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 / Day of Defeat: Source / HL2 Deathmatch - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    2 February 2012


  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 1.4 Patch
  • King Arthur 2 - Update via Steam
  • Serious Sam 3 - Update via Steam
  • SOL: Exodus - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    1 February 2012


  • Dungeon Defenders - Update via Steam


  • Nvidia Beta Forceware 295.51

    1 February 2012


    Nvidia has released the Beta 295.51 driver for Windows XP, Vista and 7. This driver is for GeForce 6 and higher desktop cards. It provides updated SLI and 3D Vision profiles, and contains bug fixes. The driver package includes the 9.11.1111 PhysX drivers.



    Firefox 10.0

    1 February 2012


    Mozilla has released Version 10.0 of the Firefox browser. The most significant change is that the forward button is now hidden until you navigate back. There is also improved support for new web standards, as well as stability and bug fixes. The Firefox Tweak Guide has been updated but there are no notable changes.



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