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September 2011



Firefox 7.0.1

30 September 2011


Mozilla has released Version 7.0.1 of the Firefox browser. This update fixes a bug where some add-ons became hidden.



Skype 5.6.0.105

30 September 2011


A new Version 5.6.0.105 of the communications utility Skype has been released. This version improves screen sharing, and has several other minor improvements, along with in-call advertising.



Game Patches

30 September 2011


  • Fate of the World - Update via Steam
  • RailWorks 3: Train Simulator 2012 Deluxe - Update via Steam
  • Strategic Command WWII Global Conflict - 1.05 Patch
  • The Witcher 2 - 2.0 Patch


  • BF3 Open Beta

    29 September 2011


    DICE has opened up the Battlefield 3 Beta to the general public. It requires the installation of the Origin client, which fortunately is very lightweight. Once installed, go to the Store tab of Origin and click the 'Free Games' link to find the BF3 Beta. I've had access to the early beta and I've uploaded two HD Videos to give you a feel for the general atmosphere and gameplay at Ultra settings (excuse the noob skills). The BF3 Beta Caspian Border Video shows off the beautiful Caspian Border Conquest mode map - unfortunately this map has restricted access in the beta. The BF3 Beta Metro Video highlights the Rush mode Metro map which everyone can play in the beta. BF3 is a cross between BFBC2 and BF2, and as expected from a beta, is a bit glitchy at the moment, but has a lot of potential and is certainly quite immersive. I've been informed by a reliable source that Ultra graphics is included in the Beta despite rumors to the contrary, and note that you need to restart the game each time you change a graphics setting for it to be implemented properly. It's because of this restart requirement that a proper tweak guide for the game can't be compiled using the Multiplayer-only beta; I'll be doing one for the final version of BF3, which is due out on 25 October. The beta closes on 10 October.



    AMD Catalyst 11.9

    29 September 2011


    AMD has released the official Catalyst 11.9 graphics driver for the HD 2000 series and above. The changes in this WHQL certified driver include support for HD3D on DisplayPort panels, as well as a range of bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    29 September 2011


  • Edge - Update via Steam
  • Gundemonium Collection - Update via Steam
  • Men of War: Assault Squad - Update via Steam
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 - 1.01 Patch


  • Firefox 7.0

    28 September 2011


    Mozilla has released Version 7.0 of the Firefox browser. This is a relatively minor release, with the most significant changes coming in the form of performance improvements. The Firefox Tweak Guide has been updated for the release of Firefox 7.0 - see Page 3 of the guide for a summary of notable changes in Firefox 7.0.



    Game Patches

    28 September 2011


  • Men of War: Vietnam - Patch 1
  • RailWorks 3: Train Simulator 2012 Deluxe - Update via Steam
  • Steam Client - Update via Steam
  • Worms Reloaded - Update via Steam


  • CCleaner 3.11.1541

    27 September 2011


    A new Version 3.11.1541 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. This update adds support for Windows 8, improves cleaning for Safari, Thunderbird, Windows and Office 2007 & 2010, adds Recycle Bin contents to detailed view, and contains several other improvements and bug fixes.



    Nvidia Beta Forceware 285.38

    27 September 2011


    Nvidia has released the Beta 285.38 driver for Windows XP, Vista and 7. This driver is for GeForce 6 and higher desktop cards. It is specifically designed to improve performance in the upcoming Battlefield 3 game. It also contains new SLI profiles for several games, as well as a performance fix for Crysis 2 DX9. The driver package also contains the 9.11.06.21 PhysX drivers.



    AMD Catalyst 11.10 Preview

    27 September 2011


    AMD has released the Catalyst 11.10 Preview graphics driver for Windows 7. This driver is specifically designed to improve performance in the upcoming Battlefield 3 game on the HD 5000 and HD 6000 series. It also enables support for Eyefinity 5x1 and enhances the user interface.



    Game Patches

    27 September 2011


  • Ben There, Dan That - Update via Steam
  • Dead Horde - Update via Steam
  • Nation Red - Update via Steam
  • RailWorks 3: Train Simulator 2012 Deluxe - Update via Steam


  • Driver Sweeper 3.2.0

    25 September 2011


    A new Version 3.2.0 of the free Driver Sweeper driver file residue cleanup utility has been released. This version adds Realtek LAN cleaning, and improves Registry cleaning as well as Nvidia and AMD display driver cleaning.



    Game Patches

    24 September 2011


  • Demolition Inc. - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • Puzzle Dimension - Update via Steam
  • Red Orchestra 2 - Update via Steam
  • Steel Storm - Update via Steam
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    23 September 2011


  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Update via Steam
  • Cogs - Update via Steam
  • Railworks 3 - Train Simulator 2012 - Update via Steam


  • Flash Player 10.3.183.10

    22 September 2011


    Adobe has released Version 10.3.183.10 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers.



    Game Patches

    22 September 2011


  • CrimeCraft: Bleedout - Update via Steam
  • Demolition Inc. - Update via Steam
  • Global Agenda - Update via Steam
  • Red Orchestra 2 - Update via Steam
  • Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty - 1.4.0 Patch
  • Steam Client - Update via Steam


  • Chrome 14.0.835.186

    21 September 2011


    Google has released Version 14.0.835.186 of the Chrome browser. This version contains a Flash player update to address a security vulnerability.



    Autoruns 11.00

    21 September 2011


    Microsoft has released Autoruns 11.00, updating this free startup software identification utility. This version adds a Jump to Folder command, and several additional autostart locations.



    Process Explorer 15.05

    21 September 2011


    Microsoft has released Version 15.05 of the free Process Explorer utility, which is a more detailed version of Task Manager. This version fixes a bug in cycle CPU usage calculation on Windows 7.



    Game Patches

    21 September 2011


  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - Update via Steam
  • Demolition Inc. - Update via Steam
  • Panzer Corps - 1.01 Patch
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam
  • War Inc. Battlezone - Update via Steam
  • Xotic - Update via Steam


  • Chrome 14.0.835.163

    20 September 2011


    Google has released Version 14.0.835.163 of the Chrome browser. This version contains a large number of security fixes.



    Game Patches

    20 September 2011


  • Armada 2526 Supernova - 1.04 Patch
  • Clones - Update via Steam
  • Steel Storm - Update via Steam
  • World of Tanks - 0.6.7 Patch


  • A Guide to HDTVs

    17 September 2011


    One of the most desirable pieces of technology steadily infiltrating homes across the world is flat panel High Definition Television (HDTV). In order to make an educated decision, both at the time of purchase, and subsequently when adjusting the settings on an HDTV, you need to develop a good understanding of the fundamental workings of HDTVs and video material. I've prepared A Guide to HDTVs to help you achieve just that.



    Game Patches

    17 September 2011


  • Counter-Strike: Source - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • Rock of Ages - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam


  • Portal Free to Play

    16 September 2011


    Valve has announced that as part of an educational promotion, the original Portal game is free to download until 20 September 2011.



    Game Patches

    16 September 2011


  • Counter-Strike: Source - Update via Steam
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 / Counter-Strike: Source / Day of Defeat: Source / HL2 Deathmatch - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    15 September 2011


  • Borderlands - Update via Steam
  • Bus & Cable Car Simulator - 1.07 Patch
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops - Update via Steam
  • Cities in Motion - 1.0.21 Patch
  • Rock of Ages - Update via Steam
  • War Inc Battlezone - Update via Steam


  • Windows 8 Preview

    14 September 2011


    Microsoft has released a Developer Preview version of Windows 8. While the preview itself is obviously targeted at developers, of broader interest is a guide on the download page which lists the changes in Windows 8.



    Microsoft Security Updates

    14 September 2011


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



    Nvidia Beta Forceware 285.27

    14 September 2011


    Nvidia has released the Beta 285.27 driver for Windows XP, Vista and 7. This driver is for GeForce 6 and higher desktop cards. It improves performance in a range of games on the GeForce 400 and 500 series, adds OpenGL 4.2 support for the GeForce 400 and 500 series, adds a range of 3D Vision profiles, and contains bug fixes. The driver package also contains the 9.11.06.21 PhysX drivers.



    Adobe Reader 10.1.1

    14 September 2011


    Adobe has released Version 10.1.1 of the Adobe Reader software for viewing PDF documents, now known as Adobe Reader X. This update contains security, stability and bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    14 September 2011


  • Atom Zombie Smasher - Update via Steam
  • Battlefield Academy - 1.6.0 Patch
  • Tropico 4 - Update via Steam


  • Skype 5.5.0.117

    14 September 2011


    A new Version 5.5.0.117 of the communications utility Skype has been released. This version adds support for Windows 8.



    Game Patches

    13 September 2011


  • CrimeCraft: Bleedout - Update via Steam
  • Pirates of Black Cove - 1.04 Patch
  • Portal 2 - Update via Steam


  • Site Update

    12 September 2011


    A quick update to let you know that the HDTV Guide I mentioned earlier has been completed. The guide is lengthier than I had anticipated, and covers a large number of related topics. I'm in the process of formatting it and adding appropriate pictures, but it should be up here within a week. I've also completed a couple more guides for Nvidia, and have at least three more game guides scheduled in the coming months to appear on GeForce.com.



    Game Patches

    10 September 2011


  • Borderlands - Update via Steam
  • Hoard - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • Rock of Ages - Update via Steam
  • Steam Client - Update via Steam
  • Strategic Command World War I: The Great War - 1.03.1 Patch
  • Wastland Angel - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    9 September 2011


  • Advanced Tactics: Gold - 2.08 Patch
  • From Dust - Update via Steam
  • Gary Grigsby's War in the East - 1.04.40 Patch
  • Nuclear Dawn - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    8 September 2011


  • Soldat - 1.6.0 Patch
  • Two Worlds II - 1.30 Patch
  • Worms Reloaded - Update via Steam
  • Zen Bound 2 - Update via Steam


  • Firefox 6.02

    7 September 2011


    Mozilla has released Version 6.02 of the Firefox browser. This update revokes some trusted certificates as a security measure and has a bug fix.



    Windows Updates

    7 September 2011


    Microsoft has released an Update which updates the certificate revocation list as a security measure.



    Game Patches

    7 September 2011


  • Achron - Update via Steam
  • Dungeons of Dredmor - Update via Steam
  • Lego Pirates of the Caribbean - Update 1
  • Revolution Under Siege - 1.03a Patch
  • Steam Client - Update via Steam
  • Strike Fighters 2 - Sept Update
  • Team Fortress 2 / Counter-Strike: Source / Day of Defeat: Source / HL2 Deathmatch - Update via Steam
  • The Polynomial - Update via Steam


  • Chrome 13.0.782.220

    4 September 2011


    Google has released Version 13.0.782.220 of the Chrome browser. This version revokes some trusted certificates as a security measure.



    Realtek HD Audio 2.65

    3 September 2011


    Realtek has released Version 2.65 of its HD Audio drivers. If you have problems with the link, click the 'High Definition Audio Codecs' link at the top then select 'Software'.



    Game Patches

    3 September 2011


  • Bastion - Update via Steam
  • Civilization V - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • Sol Survivor - Update via Steam
  • TAGAP 2 - 1.3 Patch
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam


  • Process Explorer 15.04

    2 September 2011


    Microsoft has released Version 15.04 of the free Process Explorer utility, which is a more detailed version of Task Manager. This version fixes several bugs.



    GPU-Z 0.5.5

    2 September 2011


    GPU-Z, a free graphics card information utility, has reached Version 0.5.5. Changes include support for new chipsets as well as bug fixes.



    Skype 5.5.0.115

    2 September 2011


    A new Version 5.5.0.115 of the communications utility Skype has been released. There is no changelog available yet.



    Game Patches

    2 September 2011


  • Blocks That Matter - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    1 September 2011


  • Strategic Command World War I: The Great War - 1.03 Patch
  • World of Warcraft - 4.2.2 Patch


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