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June 2009



Game Patches

30 June 2009


  • Left 4 Dead - Update via Steam


  • Windows 7

    29 June 2009


    Paul Thurrot has posted a comprehensive Comparison of the features of the various editions of Windows 7.



    Game Patches

    29 June 2009


  • ArmA 2 - 1.02.58134 Patch
  • Blood Bowl - 1.0.1.1 Patch


  • Battlefield Heroes

    27 June 2009


    EA has launched the free game Battlefield Heroes, from Dice, the makers of the previous Battlefield games. The game client download and instructions can be found at the Official Battlefield Heroes Site. There is also a FAQ and a Newcomer Guide for the game.



    Windows 7 Pre-Orders

    27 June 2009


    Microsoft has announced that there is a heavily discounted price available for Windows 7 Home Premium and Professional Upgrade Editions for US residents who pre-order before 11 July 2009. The pre-order is now officially open, however some things to note:


  • These are upgrade editions, which means you need to own a qualifying full version of XP or Vista to install them.
  • Every Windows 7 retail box - except Home Basic - comes with both 32-bit and 64-bit install discs.
  • Vista users can do a clean install or in-place upgrade, while XP users can only do a clean install.
  • If you want to upgrade from a 32-bit version of XP or Vista to a 64-bit version of Windows 7, you need to choose the electronic purchase option and select the x64 download, then burn it to disc and do a clean install.

  • Update: The offer is also open to Canadian, UK and Japanese residents via participating retailers as detailed here.



    EVGA SLI Enhancement Patch

    27 June 2009


    EVGA has released an SLI Enhancement Patch which updates the SLI profiles in the latest Forceware drivers to include SLI support for a range of recent games. Note that this patch works for all graphics cards, not just EVGA cards.



    Game Patches

    27 June 2009


  • The Sims 3 - 1.2.7 Patch


  • OpenAL 2.0.7.0

    26 June 2009


    The OpenAL sound API installer for Windows has been updated to Version 2.0.7.0. This version includes bug fixes and performance improvements.



    SoundBlaster X-Fi 2.18.0013

    26 June 2009


    Creative has released an official 2.18.0013 driver specifically designed for the X-Fi series (excluding Titanum) under Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.



    CCleaner 2.21.940

    26 June 2009


    A new Version 2.21.940 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. This version adds support for a range of new applications, improves Windows 7 support and 64-bit Registry cleaning accuracy, and has a range of minor enhancements and bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    26 June 2009


  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - 1.11 Patch
  • Left 4 Dead - Update via Steam
  • M.O.B Drug Wars - Update via Steam
  • Shadow of Legend - 0.9.29.0 Patch
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam
  • World Basketball Manager 2009 - 1.9.3 Patch


  • Game Patches

    25 June 2009


  • America's Army 3 - Update via Steam
  • Battlestations: Pacific - Update via Steam
  • Blood Bowl - 1.0.1.0 Patch
  • Depths of Peril - 1.015 Patch
  • Garry's Mod - Update via Steam
  • Light of Altair - 1.01 Patch
  • Pro Cycling Manager - Tour de France 2009 - 1.0.2.3 Patch
  • Spore - 1.04 Patch
  • Spore Creature Creator - 2.01 Patch


  • Fallout 3 1.6 Patch

    24 June 2009


    Bethesda has released a 1.6 Patch for Fallout 3. This patch prepares the game for the upcoming Point Lookout DLC by adding new achievements. I have updated the Fallout 3 Tweak Guide but there are no significant changes.



    Game Patches

    24 June 2009


  • Merchants of Brooklyn - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2, Half Life 1 & 2, Portal - Update via Steam


  • Realtek HD Audio 2.27

    23 June 2009


    Realtek has released Version 2.27 of its HD Audio drivers. Note if you have problems with the link, click the 'High Definition Audio Codecs' link at the top of the page and select 'Software'.



    Chrome 2.0.172.33

    23 June 2009


    Google has released a final Version 2.0.172.33 of the Chrome browser.



    Game Patches

    23 June 2009


  • Empire: Total War - Update via Steam
  • Steam Client - Update via Steam
  • Strike Fighters 2 - June Update
  • World in Conflict - 1.011 Patch


  • Game Patches

    21 June 2009


  • ArmA 2 - 1.02 Patch
  • CSI: New York - 1.02 Patch


  • Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility 9.1.1.1014

    20 June 2009


    Intel has released Version 9.1.1.1014 of the Chipset Software Installation Utility, the main motherboard driver for Intel chipset-based motherboards.



    IntelliPoint & IntelliType 7

    20 June 2009


    Microsoft has released Version 7 of its IntelliPoint and IntelliType mouse and keyboard drivers.



    Game Patches

    20 June 2009


  • America's Army 3 - Update via Steam
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - 1.0.4.0 Patch
  • Light of Altair - 1.10b Patch
  • Original War - 1.01 Patch


  • Foxit Reader 3

    20 June 2009


    The free Foxit PDF Reader has been updated to Version 3 Build 1817.



    Game Patches

    19 June 2009


  • Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge - Update via Steam


  • Nvidia Forceware 186.18

    18 June 2009


    Nvidia has released the Official Forceware 186.18 driver for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. These WHQL certified drivers are for the GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9 100 and 200 series. They contain various bug fixes, improve GPU acceleration on some cards, and provide performance increases over the 181 Forceware series. The package also contains the 9.09.0428 PhysX drivers.



    Game Patches

    18 June 2009


  • Men of War - 1.11.3.1 Patch
  • Merchants of Brooklyn - Update via Steam
  • Railworks - Update via Steam


  • Shockwave 11.5.0.600

    17 June 2009


    Adobe has released a new Version 11.5.0.600 of the Shockwave player plugin for browsers.



    Game Patches

    17 June 2009


  • Steam Client - Update via Steam
  • Sword of the Stars: A Murder of Crows - 1.6.7 Patch


  • ATI Catalyst 9.6

    16 June 2009


    ATI has released the Catalyst 9.6 graphics drivers for the HD2000 series and newer under Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. The changes in this version include performance improvements in Company of Heroes, Crysis, Crysis Warhead and World in Conflict, and a range of bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    16 June 2009


  • Project Aftermath - 1.20 Patch
  • World of Mixed Martial Arts 2 - 1.1 Patch


  • Nvidia System Tools 6.05

    13 June 2009


    Nvidia has released Version 6.05 of the Nvidia System Tools, a collection of system monitoring and adjustment utilities.



    Game Patches

    13 June 2009


  • Flock - Update via Steam


  • Firefox 3.0.11

    12 June 2009


    Mozilla has released an update for the Firefox browser, bringing it up to Version 3.0.11. This update addresses several security and stability issues as well as some bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    12 June 2009


  • Age of Empires 3 - 1.13 Patch
  • Age of Empires 3: The Asian Dynasties - 1.02 Patch
  • Age of Empires 3: The WarChiefs - 1.05 Patch
  • Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword - 3.19 Patch
  • FEAR 2: Project Origin - 1.04 Patch
  • Hinterland - Update via Steam


  • Xvid 1.2.2

    11 June 2009


    A new Version 1.2.2 of the Xvid video codec has been released. This is primarily a bugfix release.



    Nvidia Forceware 186.03

    11 June 2009


    Nvidia has released the Official Forceware 186.03 driver for Windows Vista and Windows 7. These drivers are only for notebook graphics cards, specifically the GeForce 8M, 9M, 100M, and 200M series, and contain a range of improvements. The package also includes the 9.09.0203 PhysX drivers.



    Game Patches

    11 June 2009


  • Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor - 2.600 Patch
  • Stalin vs. Martians - 1.01 Patch
  • Steam Client - Update via Steam
  • X3: Terran Conflict - 2.1 Patch


  • Chrome 2.0.172.31

    10 June 2009


    Google has released a final Version 2.0.172.31 of the Chrome browser.



    PerfectDisk 10

    10 June 2009


    Raxco has released Build 110 of the PerfectDisk 10 defragmentation utility.



    Microsoft Security Updates

    10 June 2009


    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.



    Game Patches

    10 June 2009


  • Hired Guns - 1.08 Patch
  • Necrovision - 1.2 Patch


  • VIA Hyperion Pro 5.24A

    10 June 2009


    VIA has released the Hyperion Pro 5.24A chipset drivers for VIA-based motherboards.



    Game Patches

    9 June 2009


  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam


  • Safari 4.0

    9 June 2009


    Apple has updated the Safari browser to Version 4.0 for Windows. The latest version has a range of new features including Apple font smoothing, Top Sites, and faster page rendering.



    Realtek HD Audio 2.26

    6 June 2009


    Realtek has released Version 2.26 of its HD Audio drivers. Note if you have problems with the link, click the 'High Definition Audio Codecs' link at the top of the page and select 'Software'.



    Futuremark Updates

    5 June 2009


    Futuremark has released a series of Updates for the 3DMark03, 3DMark05, 3DMark06, 3DMark Vantage, PCMark05 and PCMark Vantage benchmarking programs. These patches update the system information detection component and fix numerous issues related to hardware detection.



    Game Patches

    5 June 2009


  • 5Street - 0.23 Patch
  • Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason - 1.1 Patch
  • Fear 2: Project Origin - Update via Steam
  • Killing Floor - Update via Steam
  • Three Cards to Midnight - May Patch


  • Google Squared

    4 June 2009


    Google has released a new variant of its online search engine called Google Squared.



    Nvidia Beta Forceware 186.08

    4 June 2009


    Nvidia has released the Beta Forceware 186.08 driver for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. These drivers are for all GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200 and ION series cards and contain various bug fixes. The package also contains the 9.09.0428 PhysX drivers.



    Nvidia PhysX 9.09.0428

    4 Junel 2009


    Nvidia has released the 9.09.0428 PhysX drivers. These are for Ageia PhysX hardware and Nvidia PhysX-capable GPUs.



    DivX 7.2

    4 June 2009


    The DivX video codec has been updated to Version 7.2.



    Game Patches

    4 June 2009


  • Far Cry 2 - 1.03 Patch


  • Windows 7

    3 June 2009


    CNet reports that Microsoft has confirmed the retail release date of Windows 7 to be October 22 2009. This lines up with a date for Windows 7 availability recently given out by Acer.



    Game Patches

    3 June 2009


  • World of Warcraft - 3.1.3 Patch


  • iTunes 8.2

    2 June 2009


    Apple has released an update for iTunes, bringing it up to Version 8.2. This version supports iPhone and iPod touch with the iPhone 3.0 Software Update, and also includes accessibility improvements and bug fixes.



    QuickTime 7.6.2

    2 June 2009


    Apple has released a new Version 7.6.2 of the QuickTime media player. This version includes changes that increase reliability, improve compatibility and enhance security.



    Bing

    2 June 2009


    Microsoft has officially launched its new web search engine Bing.com.



    Game Patches

    2 June 2009


  • Perimeter 2: New Earth - 1.01 Patch


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