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February 2013



Firefox 19.0.1

28 February 2013


Mozilla has released Version 19.0.1 of the Firefox browser. This update fixes a stability issue with some AMD graphics cards under Windows 8.



AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta 7

28 February 2013


AMD has released the Catalyst 13.2 Beta 7 graphics driver for the HD 5000 series and above on Windows Vista, 7 and 8. This driver fixes a hanging issue on CrossFire configurations in Crysis 3. It also contains all of the changes in the previous Catalyst 13.2 Betas.



Game Patches

28 February 2013


  • Panzer Corps - 1.13 Patch
  • Pid - Update via Steam


  • FRAPS 3.5

    28 February 2013


    A new Version 3.5.99 of the FPS measurement, benchmarking and video capture utility FRAPS has been released. This version fixes a bug with the FPS counter not appearing on the Aero Desktop and in DX10 games.



    Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7

    27 February 2013


    Microsoft has released the final version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7.



    Flash Player 11.6

    27 February 2013


    Adobe has released Version 11.6.602.171 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers.



    Game Patches

    27 February 2013


  • Crysis 3 - Update via Origin
  • Don't Starve - Update via Steam
  • Fallen Enchantress - Update via Steam


  • CCleaner 3.28

    26 February 2013


    A new Version 3.28.1913 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. This version improves Windows 8 compatibility, improves cleaning for Windows Log Files and Flash Player, and has a range of minor improvements and bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    26 February 2013


  • Serious Sam 3 - Update via Steam
  • Steam Client - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 / Day of Defeat: Source / HL2 Deathmatch - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    23 February 2013


  • Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty - 2.0.4 Patch
  • Team Fortress 2 / Day of Defeat: Source / HL2 Deathmatch - Update via Steam
  • The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition - 3.3 Patch


  • Nvidia GeForce 314.09 WHQL

    23 February 2013


    Nvidia has released the 314.09 WHQL certified graphics driver. This driver is only for the new GeForce GTX Titan under Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. The driver package also contains the 9.12.1031 PhysX drivers.



    Chrome 25.0

    23 February 2013


    Google has released Version 25.0.1364.97 of the Chrome browser. This version has various improvements including better management of extensions, improved HTML5, JS Web Speech and WebGL support, as well as security and bug fixes.



    Microsoft Security Essentials 4.2

    23 February 2013


    Microsoft has released a new Version 4.2.223.1 of its free Microsoft Security Essentials anti-malware package for Windows XP, Vista and 7. You can update via the link above, or wait for it to become available via Windows Update.



    Crysis 3

    22 February 2013


    Crysis 3 is finally here. As promised by Crytek, the game delivers superb visuals, as well as solid gameplay. I've prepared a YouTube Video showing Crysis 3 at maximum settings, with the exception of only 1x SMAA Anti-aliasing. You can see that the game is very system intensive. I'm now going to get down to the task of doing a Crysis 3 Tweak Guide, and although it may take a while to complete, this time there won't be any clearance delays.



    Game Patches

    22 February 2013


  • A Valley Without Wind 2 - Update via Steam
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Update via Steam
  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Drox Operative - 1.004 Patch
  • Guns of Icarus Online - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    21 February 2013


  • Impire - Update via Steam
  • The Sims 3 - 1.50.56 Patch


  • Adobe Reader 11.0.02

    21 February 2013


    Adobe has released Version 11.0.02 of the Adobe Reader software for viewing PDF documents, now known as Adobe Reader XI. This update contains compatibility, security, stability and bug fixes.



    iTunes 11.0.2

    21 February 2013


    Apple has released a new Version 11.0.2 of the iTunes software. This update adds a new Composers view and also contains several security and bug fixes.



    Java Runtime Environment 7.15

    20 February 2013


    Oracle has released an Update 15 to the Java Runtime Environment 7.



    Firefox 19.0

    20 February 2013


    Mozilla has released Version 19.0 of the Firefox browser. The most significant changes are the enabling of a built-in PDF viewer which allows fast viewing of PDF files within the browser using HTML5, as well as startup performance improvements. Details are on page 3 of the updated Firefox Tweak Guide.



    AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta 6

    20 February 2013


    AMD has released the Catalyst 13.2 Beta 6 graphics driver for the HD 5000 series and above on Windows Vista, 7 and 8. This driver improves CrossFire performance in Hitman Absolution, as well as fixing graphical corruption in Crysis 3 and COD: BO 2. It also contains all of the changes in the previous Catalyst 13.2 Betas.



    Game Patches

    20 February 2013


  • Assassin's Creed 3 - 1.03 Patch
  • Binary Domain - Update via Steam
  • Endless Space - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • Rochard - Update via Steam
  • You Need A Budget 4 - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    19 February 2013


  • SpellForce 2 - Faith in Destiny - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam


  • Nvidia GeForce 314.07 WHQL

    19 February 2013


    Nvidia has released the 314.07 WHQL certified graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 8 and higher graphics cards under Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. It is specifically designed for Crysis 3, improving performance in the game for both single and multi-GPU setups. It also updates SLI and 3D Vision profiles, and has bug fixes. The driver package also contains the 9.12.1031 PhysX drivers.



    Game Patches

    17 February 2013


  • Towns - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    16 February 2013


  • Carrier Command: Gaea Mission - 1.04 Patch
  • Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy - 2.01 Patch
  • Steam Client - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 / Day of Defeat: Source / HL2 Deathmatch - Update via Steam


  • Valley 1.0

    15 February 2013


    Unigine has released a new Valley GPU stress-testing tool featuring advanced DirectX 11 graphics. A free Basic edition is available for download.



    Game Patches

    15 February 2013


  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Steam Client - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 / Day of Defeat: Source / HL2 Deathmatch - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    14 February 2013


  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Update via Steam
  • Diablo 3 - 1.07 Patch
  • Don't Starve - Update via Steam
  • Legend of Grimrock - 1.3.7 Patch
  • Nuclear Dawn - Update via Steam


  • Heaven 4.0

    13 February 2013


    Unigine has released a new Version 4.0 of Heaven, the DirectX 11 graphics benchmark. Changes include GPU temperature and clock monitoring, along with several graphical improvements. The Basic edition of Heaven is free.



    Microsoft Security Updates

    13 February 2013


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



    Flash Player 11.6

    13 February 2013


    Adobe has released Version 11.6.602.168 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers.



    Shockwave 12.0

    13 February 2013


    Adobe has released a new Version 12.0.0.112 of the Shockwave player plugin for browsers.



    Game Patches

    13 February 2013


  • Decisive Campaigns: Case Blue - 1.05c Patch
  • Decisive Campaigns: The Blitzkrieg from Warsaw to Paris - 1.51 Patch


  • Aliens: Colonial Marines

    12 February 2013


    The new Aliens: Colonial Marines game has just been released. I've prepared a YouTube Video at maximum settings to demonstrate the graphics and gameplay. In my opinion the game is rather mediocre in both respects. If you're an Aliens fan though, it's probably still worth getting.



    Game Patches

    12 February 2013


  • Primordia - Update via Steam
  • The Cave - Update via Steam


  • CPU-Z 1.63

    9 February 2013


    A new Version 1.63 of the CPU-Z information utility has been released. This version adds support for new chipsets.



    Game Patches

    9 February 2013


  • Ace of Spades - Update via Steam
  • Euro Truck Simulator 2 - 1.3.1 Patch
  • Retrovirus - Update via Steam


  • Flash Player 11.5

    8 February 2013


    Adobe has released Version 11.5.502.149 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers.



    Windows Updates

    8 February 2013


    Microsoft has released an Update for the built-in Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8.



    Game Patches

    8 February 2013


  • Counter-Strike: Source - Update via Steam
  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam


  • AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta 5

    7 February 2013


    AMD has released the Catalyst 13.2 Beta 5 graphics driver for the HD 5000 series and above on Windows Vista, 7 and 8. This driver improves CrossFire performance in the Crysis 3 MP Beta, improves Far Cry 3 performance, adds CrossFire support for 3DMark 2013, as well as containing all of the changes in the previous Catalyst 13.2 Betas.



    Process Explorer 15.30

    7 February 2013


    Microsoft has released Version 15.30 of the free Process Explorer utility, which is a more detailed version of Task Manager. This major update adds a heat-map display, sortable security groups, tooltip reporting of tasks, dump files that match the bitness of the target process, and works around a bug introduced in Windows 8 disk counter reporting.



    Start8 1.11

    7 February 2013


    Stardock has released Version 1.11 of the Start8 Start Menu replacement utility for Windows 8. Changes include adding a Start8tweak.exe advanced config method, email support for search, support for returning to the Desktop after closing a Metro app, and a range of other changes.



    Game Patches

    7 February 2013


  • Euro Truck Simulator 2 - 1.3.0 Patch


  • WinZip 17.0

    6 February 2013


    The archival utility WinZip has been upgraded to Version 17.0 Build 10381.



    Firefox 18.0.2

    6 February 2013


    Mozilla has released Version 18.0.2 of the Firefox browser. This version contains security and bug fixes.



    Opera 12.14

    6 February 2013


    The Opera browser has been updated to Version 12.14. This version provides security and stability fixes.



    Game Patches

    6 February 2013


  • Counter-Strike: Source - Update via Steam
  • Day of Defeat: Source / HL2 Deathmatch - Update via Steam


  • 3DMark 2013

    5 February 2013


    Futuremark has released a new version of the 3DMark graphical benchmark. It contains DirectX 9, 10 and 11-based benchmarks, and requires Windows Vista, 7 or 8 to run. There is a free Basic Edition of 3DMark available.



    Game Patches

    4 February 2013


  • Natural Selection 2 - Update via Steam


  • Java Runtime Environment 7.13

    4 February 2013


    Oracle has released an Update 13 to the Java Runtime Environment 7. This Critical Patch Update contains numerous security fixes.



    Game Patches

    3 February 2013


  • Spectraball - Update via Steam


  • AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta 4

    2 February 2013


    AMD has released the Catalyst 13.2 Beta 4 graphics driver for the HD 5000 series and above on Windows Vista, 7 and 8. This driver improves performance in the Crysis 3 MP Beta when 4x and 8x MSAA are enabled, as well as containing all of the changes in the previous Catalyst 13.2 Beta 3.



    Game Patches

    2 February 2013


  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam


  • Chrome 24.0.1

    1 February 2013


    Google has released Version 24.0.1312.57 of the Chrome browser. This version contains bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    1 February 2013


  • Construct 2 - Update via Steam
  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • RaceRoom Racing Experience - Update via Steam


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