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November 2012



iTunes 11.0

30 November 2012


Apple has released a new Version 11.0.0.163 of the iTunes software. This major update redesigns the interface and store, has a new Miniplayer, improves search and playback syncing, and allows playing purchased content directly from iCloud. It also has security and bug fixes.



Game Patches

30 November 2012


  • Diablo 3 - 1.06 Patch
  • Hitman: Absolution - Update via Steam
  • Might & Magic Heroes VI - 1.8 Patch
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 - 1.02 Patch
  • Team Fortress 2 / Day of Defeat: Source / HL2 Deathmatch - Update via Steam
  • World of Warcraft - 5.1 Patch


  • Far Cry 3

    29 November 2012


    Far Cry 3 has just been released in some parts of the world. A cross between Far Cry 1 and 2, and somewhat reminiscent of Crysis, it's a great looking game. For those who want to take a closer look at the graphics and gameplay, I've prepared a YouTube Video at maximum settings in DirectX 11 mode, minus any Antialiasing.



    Game Patches

    29 November 2012


  • Cargo Commander - Update via Steam
  • CrimeCraft - Update via Steam
  • Endless Space - Update via Steam
  • Far Cry 3 - 1.01 Patch


  • Black Ops 2 Tweak Guide

    29 November 2012


    The Call of Duty 2: Black Ops Tweak Guide I discussed earlier has been released over at GeForce.com. My next guide is for Far Cry 3.



    Nvidia GeForce Beta 310.64

    28 November 2012


    Nvidia has released the Beta 310.64 graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 8 and higher desktop cards under Windows Vista, 7 and 8. It is specifically designed to significantly improve performance in Far Cry 3, as well as updating the SLI profiles for Far Cry 3 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. The driver package also contains the 9.12.1031 PhysX drivers.



    Site Update

    28 November 2012


    An update on where current guides stand. The COD: Black Ops 2 guide I did for Nvidia was handed over and finalized over a week ago, but is still caught up in their internal approval process. The next game guide I am scheduled to do is for Far Cry 3, starting shortly. I've just finished the TweakGuides Tweaking Companion for Windows 8; all that is left is some formatting work for the different editions. I should be able to release it within the next few days, so stay tuned.



    Game Patches

    28 November 2012


  • Battle Academy - 2.07 Patch
  • Crusader Kings II - 1.08 Patch
  • Decisive Campaigns: Case Blue - 1.04 Patch
  • X3 Series - Update via Steam


  • Chrome 23.0.1271.91

    27 November 2012


    Google has released Version 23.0.1271.91 of the Chrome browser. This version contains bug and security fixes.



    Windows Updates

    27 November 2012


    Microsoft has released a non-critical update for the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista and 7, as well as a Cumulative Update for Windows 8. Both should be available from Windows Update.



    CCleaner 3.25.1872

    27 November 2012


    A new Version 3.25.1872 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. The changes in this version include Chrome extension management, improved compatibility with Windows 8, added cleaning for Dreamweaver, PaintShop Pro X5 and Anonymizer, along with other minor improvements and bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    27 November 2012


  • Doom 3 BFG - Update via Steam
  • Portal 2 - Update via Steam
  • Serious Sam 3 - Update via Steam
  • The Testament of Sherlock Holmes - 1.00.4 Patch


  • Intel Chipset Device Software 9.3.0.1026

    24 November 2012


    Intel has released Version 9.3.0.1026 of the Chipset Device Software, the main motherboard driver for Intel chipset-based motherboards.



    Game Patches

    24 November 2012


  • Assassin's Creed III - 1.01 Patch
  • I am Alive Update - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    23 November 2012


  • Deadlight - Update via Steam
  • Emergency 2012 - Update via Steam
  • Toki Tori 2 - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    22 November 2012


  • Day of Defeat: Source / HL2 Deathmatch - Update via Steam
  • Natural Selection 2 - Update via Steam
  • Portal 2 - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam
  • Worms Revolution - Update via Steam


  • Firefox 17.0

    21 November 2012


    Mozilla has released Version 17.0 of the Firefox browser. The most significant changes are larger icons in the Awesome Bar, a new Social API, a click-to-play blocklist to prevent outdated plugins from loading, performance improvements and bug fixes. Details are on page 3 of the updated Firefox Tweak Guide.



    Game Patches

    21 November 2012


  • Core Accu-Sim - 1.5 Patch
  • Civilization V - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • Natural Selection 2 - Update via Steam
  • Portal 2 - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 / Day of Defeat: Source / HL2 Deathmatch - Update via Steam


  • Nvidia GeForce Beta 310.61

    20 November 2012


    Nvidia has released the Beta 310.61 graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 8 and higher desktop cards under Windows Vista, 7 and 8. It is the same as the recently released 310.54 beta, but adds improved compatibility for Hitman: Absolution and Planetside 2, and provides a new Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 SLI profile. The driver package also contains the 9.12.1031 PhysX drivers.



    Opera 12.11

    20 November 2012


    The Opera browser has been updated to Version 12.11. This version has security and stability fixes.



    Game Patches

    20 November 2012


  • Gemini Wars - 1.21 Patch
  • Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter - Update via Steam


  • Intel Chipset Device Software 9.3.0.1025

    19 November 2012


    Intel has released Version 9.3.0.1025 of the Chipset Device Software, the main motherboard driver for Intel chipset-based motherboards.



    Microsoft Office 2013 Trial

    19 November 2012


    Microsoft has released a free Office 2013 Trial, allowing users to evaluate the productivity suite for 60 days.



    Skype 6.0

    19 November 2012


    A new Version 6.0.0.126 of the communications utility Skype has been released. This version allows Messenger users to more easily upgrade to Skype, and has several bug fixes.



    Site Update

    18 November 2012


    Just a quick note that I recently finished another game guide, this time for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. It should be up on GeForce.com shortly. I've now gone back to editing the TweakGuides Tweaking Companion for Windows 8, and I'm aiming to have it out by the start of December.



    AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta 8

    17 November 2012


    AMD has released the Catalyst 12.11 Beta 8 graphics driver for the HD 5000 series and above on Windows Vista, 7 and 8. This updated beta 8 version improves performance in Max Payne 3, Far Cry 3 and Planetside 2, as well as containing bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    17 November 2012


  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 - Update via Steam
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Update via Steam
  • Fallen Enchantress - Update via Steam
  • Sword of the Stars 2 - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 / Day of Defeat: Source / HL2 Deathmatch - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    16 November 2012


  • America's Army 3 - Update via Steam
  • Borderlands 2 - Update via Steam
  • Cargo - Update via Steam
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Update via Steam
  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Torchlight II - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    15 November 2012


  • Borderlands 2 - Update via Steam
  • CrimeCraft - Update via Steam
  • L.A. Noire - Update via Steam
  • Warlock - Master of the Arcane - Update via Steam


  • Microsoft Security Updates

    14 November 2012


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



    Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview

    14 November 2012


    Microsoft has released a Release Preview version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7.



    Game Patches

    14 November 2012


  • Borderlands 2 - Update via Steam
  • Frontline Tactics - Update via Steam
  • Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion - Update via Steam


  • AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta 7

    14 November 2012


    AMD has released the Catalyst 12.11 Beta 7 graphics driver for the HD 5000 series and above on Windows Vista, 7 and 8. This updated beta 7 version improves CrossFire performance in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.



    Nvidia GeForce Beta 310.54

    13 November 2012


    Nvidia has released the Beta 310.54 graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 8 and higher desktop cards under Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. It is the recommended driver for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Assassin's Creed III, and provides performance boosts in these and other games. The driver automates negative LOD adjustment for SSAA, and contains updated SLI, 3D Vision and Ambient Occlusion profiles, as well as bug fixes. The driver package also contains the 9.12.1031 PhysX drivers.



    Game Patches

    13 November 2012


  • Dead Hungry Diner - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    10 November 2012


  • Nuclear Dawn - Update via Steam
  • Worms Revolution - Update via Steam


  • SetPoint 6.51

    9 November 2012


    Logitech has released Version 6.51 of the SetPoint software for mice and keyboards. Changes include support for new products and bug fixes.



    QuickTime 7.7.3

    9 November 2012


    Apple has released a new Version 7.7.3 of the QuickTime media player. This version has security fixes.



    Game Patches

    9 November 2012


  • Cogs - Update via Steam
  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Nuclear Dawn - Update via Steam
  • Revelations 2012 - Update via Steam
  • Tower Wars - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    8 November 2012


  • Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers - Update via Steam
  • iBomber Attack - Update via Steam
  • Fallen Enchantress - Update via Steam
  • Frontline Tactics - Update via Steam


  • Chrome 23.0.1271.64

    7 November 2012


    Google has released Version 23.0.1271.64 of the Chrome browser. This version provides a Do Not Track setting, greater control over website permissions, GPU acceleration, and has a range of security fixes.



    Game Patches

    7 November 2012


  • Painkiller Hell & Damnation - Update via Steam


  • Flash Player 11.5.502.110

    7 November 2012


    Adobe has released Version 11.5.502.110 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers.



    Opera 12.10

    6 November 2012


    The Opera browser has been updated to Version 12.10. This version contains touch support for Windows 8, improvements to extensions and high resolution display support, as well as a range of other improvements and bug fixes.



    Battlefield 1942 Free to Play

    6 November 2012


    The original Battlefield 1942 is now available for Free. It requires an Origin account to download and run.



    Game Patches

    6 November 2012


  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Microvolts - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    3 November 2012


  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 1.8 Patch
  • King's Bounty: Warriors of the North - Update via Steam
  • Krater - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 / Day of Defeat: Source / HL2 Deathmatch - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    2 November 2012


  • Civilization V - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • They Bleed Pixels - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    1 November 2012


  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • F1 2012 - Update via Steam
  • Natural Selection 2 - Update via Steam
  • Serious Sam 3 - Update via Steam


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