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March 2012



Game Patches

31 March 2012


  • Dungeon Defenders - Update via Steam
  • Nuclear Dawn - Update via Steam
  • Rise of Immortals - Update via Steam
  • World of Tanks - 0.7.2 Patch


  • iTunes 10.6.1.7

    30 March 2012


    Apple has released a new Version 10.6.1.7 of the iTunes software. This update contains security and bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    30 March 2012


  • Battlefield 3 - Patch 5
  • Bunch of Heroes - Update via Steam
  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 1.5.26 Patch
  • Frozen Synapse - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • The Darkness 2 - Update via Steam
  • War Inc. Battlezone - Update via Steam
  • Wargame: European Escalation - Update via Steam


  • Chrome 18.0.1025.142

    30 March 2012


    Google has released Version 18.0.1025.142 of the Chrome browser. This version has improved graphics performance, and enables fancier 3D content. It also contains security and bug fixes.



    AMD Catalyst 12.3

    29 March 2012


    AMD has released the official Catalyst 12.3 graphics driver for the HD 2000 series and above. This driver enables full support for the HD 7900, 7800 and 7700 series. It also contains a range of bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    29 March 2012


  • Clones - Update via Steam
  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam
  • Tropico 4 - Update via Steam


  • Flash Player 11.2.202.228

    28 March 2012


    Adobe has released Version 11.2.202.228 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers.



    CCleaner 3.17.1689

    28 March 2012


    A new Version 3.17.1689 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. This update fixes a bug with Windows Media Player.



    Opera 11.62

    28 March 2012


    The Opera browser has been updated to Version 11.62. This version has security and stability enhancements.



    Game Patches

    28 March 2012


  • Bumbledore - Update via Steam
  • Dino D-Day - Update via Steam
  • Gotham City Impostors - Update via Steam
  • WW2: Time of Wrath - 1.90 Patch


  • Safari 5.1.5

    27 March 2012


    Apple has released Version 5.1.5 of the Safari browser for Windows. This update contains a fix for problems in 32-bit mode, as well stability improvements.



    SpeedFan 4.46

    27 March 2012


    Almico has released Version 4.46 of SpeedFan, a free utility for changing system fan speeds, measuring temperatures and voltages and adjusting clock speeds. This version improves Dell support, provides support for new chipsets, and contains other improvements and bug fixes.



    Autoruns 11.22

    27 March 2012


    Microsoft has released Autoruns 11.22, updating this free startup software identification utility. This version fixes several bugs.



    CCleaner 3.17.1688

    27 March 2012


    A new Version 3.17.1688 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. This update adds wildcard support for cookies, adds cleaning support for DivX player, PhotoDirector 10 and Snagit 11, improves cleaning for Chrome, Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player, and has a range of other improvements and bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    27 March 2012


  • Anno 2070 - Update via Steam
  • CrimeCraft - Update via Steam
  • Trine 2 - Update via Steam
  • Waveform - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    24 March 2012


  • Conquest Medieval Realms - 1.9 Patch
  • Defenders of Ardania - Update via Steam
  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Space Pirates and Zombies - Update via Steam
  • Spiral Knights - Update via Steam
  • Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter - Update via Steam


  • Chrome 17.0.963.83

    23 March 2012


    Google has released Version 17.0.963.83 of the Chrome browser. This version fixes a Flash bug and contains security fixes.



    Game Patches

    23 March 2012


  • Frozen Synapse - Update via Steam
  • King Arthur 2 - Update via Steam
  • Spiral Knights - Update via Steam
  • Stacking - Update via Steam
  • Super Monday Night Combat - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam
  • Total War: Shogun 2 - Update via Steam
  • War Inc. Battlezone - Update via Steam
  • Waveform - Update via Steam


  • Nvidia Forceware 301.10

    22 March 2012


    Nvidia has released the 301.10 WHQL certified driver. This driver is only for the newly released GeForce GTX 680. It contains a range of new features including Nvidia GPU Boost, FXAA, Adaptive Vertical Sync, Frame Rate Target, NVENC Support and 3D Vision Surround Technology. The driver package also contains the 9.12.0213 PhysX drivers.



    Game Patches

    22 March 2012


  • Alan Wake - Update via Steam
  • Auditorium - Update via Steam
  • Space Pirates and Zombies - Update via Steam
  • Star Ruler - 1.2.0.0 Patch
  • Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter - Update via Steam
  • Vessel - Update via Steam
  • Ys: The Oath in Felghana - Update via Steam


  • Windows Live Essentials

    21 March 2012


    Microsoft has updated the Windows Live Essentials 2011 package, which contains a range of programs including Windows Live Mail, Messenger and Photo Gallery. This is a minor update in terms of feature changes, but contains critical fixes.



    Game Patches

    21 March 2012


  • Alan Wake - Update via Steam
  • Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy - 1.10 Patch
  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 1.5 Patch
  • Space Pirates and Zombies - Update via Steam
  • Stacking - Update via Steam
  • Steam client - Update via Steam


  • AMD Catalyst 8.95.5

    20 March 2012


    AMD has released a beta Catalyst 8.95.5 graphics driver for the HD 7800 series under Windows 7 64-bit. It contains Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing image quality improvments and significant MLAA performance improvements.



    GPU-Z 0.6.0

    20 March 2012


    GPU-Z, a free graphics card information utility, has reached Version 0.6.0. Changes include an optional installer, support for new chipsets, and bug fixes.



    VLC Media Player 2.0.1

    20 March 2012


    The free VLC Media Player has been updated to Version 2.0.1. This version adds support for MxPEG files and streams, as well as security and bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    20 March 2012


  • Batman: Arkham City - Update via Steam
  • Railworks 3: Train Simulator 2012 - Update via Steam
  • Space Pirates and Zombies - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    18 March 2012


  • Super Monday Night Combat - Update via Steam


  • Mass Effect 3 Tweak Guide

    17 March 2012


    The Mass Effect 3 Tweak Guide is now live at GeForce.com. Aside from in-game setting descriptions, I've also provided the working advanced tweaks which have a noticeable impact on image quality.



    Game Patches

    17 March 2012


  • Defenders of Ardania - Update via Steam
  • Jagged Alliance: Back in Action - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • SOL: Exodus - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    16 March 2012


  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Dungeon Defenders - Update via Steam
  • Take on Helicopters - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 / Day of Defeat: Source / HL2 Deathmatch - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    15 March 2012


  • Defense Grid: The Awakening - Update via Steam
  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Football Manager 2012 - Update via Steam
  • Steam client - Update via Steam


  • Nvidia Forceware 296.17

    14 March 2012


    Nvidia has released the 296.17 Preview driver. This driver is for GeForce 6 and higher desktop cards. It is specifically designed only for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, and provides full WDDM 1.2 support.



    Firefox 11.0

    14 March 2012


    Mozilla has released Version 11.0 of the Firefox browser. The most significant changes are that you can now migrate bookmarks, history and cookies from Chrome, and the Sync feature can now also synchronize add-ons across computers. The Firefox Tweak Guide has been updated but there are no notable changes.



    Microsoft Security Updates

    14 March 2012


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



    Game Patches

    14 March 2012


  • Battle Academy - 1.8.0 Patch
  • L.A. Noire - Update via Steam
  • Strike Fighters 2 - March Update
  • Time of Fury - 1.01 Patch
  • Wargame: European Escalation - Update via Steam


  • Nvidia Forceware 296.10

    14 March 2012


    Nvidia has released the 296.10 WHQL certified driver. This driver is for GeForce 6 and higher desktop cards. It adds support for the GeForce GTX 560 SE, boosts SLI performance in several games, adds 3D Vision support for new games, and contains bug fixes. The driver package also updates the PhysX drivers to version 9.12.0213.



    Safari 5.1.4

    13 March 2012


    Apple has released Version 5.1.4 of the Safari browser for Windows. This update has security, compatibility and stability fixes.



    Game Patches

    13 March 2012


  • Containment: The Zombie Puzzler - Update via Steam
  • Railworks 3: Train Simulator 2012 - 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


  • Chrome 17.0.963.79

    11 March 2012


    Google has released Version 17.0.963.79 of the Chrome browser. This version fixes a Flash bug and contains a security fix.



    Game Patches

    10 March 2012


  • Crusader Kings II - Update via Steam
  • Dead Horde - Update via Steam
  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Gotham City Impostors - Update via Steam
  • Risen - Update via Steam
  • The Sims 3 - 1.32.3 Patch


  • Chrome 17.0.963.78

    9 March 2012


    Google has released Version 17.0.963.78 of the Chrome browser. This version fixes a Flash bug and contains a security fix.



    Mass Effect 3

    9 March 2012


    Bioware has released Mass Effect 3, and by most accounts, fans of the series have not been disappointed. For those still sitting on the fence, I've put up a YouTube Video at maximum settings with a mix of combat, storyline and general gameplay from an early part of the game. I'll also be releasing a Mass Effect 3 Tweak Guide on GeForce.com soon.



    Game Patches

    9 March 2012


  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Nuclear Dawn - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam
  • Unstoppable Gorg - Update via Steam


  • AMD Catalyst 12.2

    8 March 2012


    AMD has released the official Catalyst 12.2 graphics driver for the HD 2000 series and above. 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.



    iTunes 10.6

    8 March 2012


    Apple has released a new Version 10.6 of the iTunes software. This update adds support for 1080p movies and TV shows, and contains improvements for iTunes Match.



    Game Patches

    8 March 2012


  • Football Manager 2012 - Update via Steam
  • Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter - Update via Steam
  • Wargame: European Escalation - Update via Steam


  • Skype 5.8.0.158

    7 March 2012


    A new Version 5.8.0.158 of the communications utility Skype has been released. This version fixes two minor bugs.



    Game Patches

    7 March 2012


  • Alan Wake - Update via Steam
  • Costume Quest - Update via Steam
  • NBA 2K12 - Update via Steam
  • Really Big Sky - Update via Steam
  • Take On Helicopters - 1.04 Patch


  • Game Patches

    6 March 2012


  • PixelJunk Eden - Update via Steam


  • Flash Player 11.1.102.63

    5 March 2012


    Adobe has released Version 11.1.102.63 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers.



    Chrome 17.0.963.65

    5 March 2012


    Google has released Version 17.0.963.65 of the Chrome browser. This version updates Flash and contains stability, security and bug fixes.



    CPU-Z 1.60

    3 March 2012


    A new Version 1.60 of the CPU-Z information utility has been released. This update provides support for new chipsets.



    Game Patches

    3 March 2012


  • Assassin's Creed Revelations - 1.03 Patch
  • Super Monday Night Combat - Update via Steam
  • The Sims 3 - 1.31.118 Patch


  • Game Patches

    2 March 2012


  • Dragon Age 2 - Update via Steam
  • Stronghold 3 - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam


  • Windows 8 Graphics Drivers

    1 March 2012


    For those trying the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, make sure to use the latest graphics drivers. AMD has just released the Catalyst for Windows 8 Drivers, and Nvidia released a Windows 8 version of the 295.73 Drivers last week.



    Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    1 March 2012


    Microsoft has released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, which is essentially a beta version of the next version of Windows for the general public to try out. It's available in 64-bit (3.3GB) or 32-bit (2.5GB) versions. There is still no official release date for the final version of Windows 8, though it is expected to be out before the end of this year.



    Game Patches

    1 March 2012


  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 1.4.27 Patch


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