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September 2012



Game Patches

29 September 2012


  • Containment: The Zombie Puzzler - Update via Steam
  • The Sims 3 - 1.39.3 Patch
  • World of Tanks - 0.8.0 Patch


  • Game Patches

    28 September 2012


  • Accu-Feel - 1.1 Patch
  • Borderlands 2 - Update via Steam
  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Nuclear Dawn - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 / Day of Defeat: Source / HL2 Deathmatch - Update via Steam


  • Foxit Reader 5.4.3

    27 September 2012


    The free Foxit PDF Reader has been updated to Version 5.4.3.0920. This update fixes a security vulnerability.



    Borderlands 2 Tweak Guide

    27 September 2012


    The Borderlands 2 Tweak Guide is now live at GeForce.com. As promised, NVIDIA has fast-tracked the editing and approval process so that the guide could be released earlier than has been the case in the past. Hopefully it will be of some use to Borderlands 2 players.



    AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta

    27 September 2012


    AMD has released the Catalyst 12.9 Beta graphics driver for the HD 5000 series and above on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. This driver adds support for AMD Enduro Technology, has a redesigned Catalyst Control Center, improves performance in Lost Planet 2, and contains bug fixes.



    Chrome 22.0.1229.79

    27 September 2012


    Google has released Version 22.0.1229.79 of the Chrome browser. This update adds Mouse Lock API availability for Javascript, has Windows 8 enhancements and HiDPI/Retina improvements, and contains security and bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    27 September 2012


  • F1 2012 - Update via Steam
  • Train Simulator 2013 - Update via Steam
  • Tryst - Update via Steam
  • Warlock - Master of the Arcane - Update via Steam


  • AMD Catalyst 12.6 Legacy

    26 September 2012


    AMD has released the Catalyst 12.6 Legacy graphics driver for the HD 2000 - 4000 series on Windows 8. However this driver is not WHQL certified and only supports WDDM 1.1, not WDDM 1.2.



    Windows Updates

    26 September 2012


    Microsoft has released two non-critical Windows Updates. The first is an Update for Windows 7 which resolves issues with opening an .oxps file. The second is a new version of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista and 7.



    Microsoft Security Essentials 4.1.522.0

    26 September 2012


    Microsoft has released a new Version 4.1.522.0 of its free Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) anti-malware package for Windows XP, Vista and 7. You can update MSE via Windows Update, or from the link above.



    CCleaner 3.23.1823

    26 September 2012


    A new Version 3.23.1823 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. The changes in this version include added support for Firefox 16 and CoolNovo, improved support for Windows 8 and Google Chrome, along with various minor improvements and bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    26 September 2012


  • Borderlands 2 - Update via Steam
  • Strategic War in Europe - 1.04 Patch
  • Uprising 44: The Silent Shadows - 1.02 Patch


  • Game Patches

    25 September 2012


  • Counter-Strike: Source - Update via Steam
  • Garry's Mod - Update via Steam
  • Might and Magic: Heroes VI - Update via Steam
  • Take On Helicopters - Update via Steam
  • Torchlight II - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    22 September 2012


  • Day of Defeat: Source / HL2 Deathmatch - Update via Steam
  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Strategic Command World War I: The Great War 1914-1918 - 1.06 Patch
  • Team Fortress 2 / Day of Defeat: Source / HL2 Deathmatch - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    21 September 2012


  • Borderlands 2 - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • Scania Truck Driving Simulator - 1.5.0 Patch
  • Scourge of War: Gettysburg - 1.5.0 Patch
  • Take On Helicopters - Update via Steam


  • Intel Rapid Storage Technology 11.6.0.1030

    20 September 2012


    Intel has released Version 11.6.0.1030 of the Rapid Storage Technology driver for those using RAID or AHCI on Intel chipset motherboards.



    Internet Explorer Security Update

    20 September 2012


    Microsoft has released a Security Update to address a vulnerability in Internet Explorer 7, 8 and 9 on Windows XP, Vista and 7.



    Game Patches

    20 September 2012


  • Awesomenauts - Update via Steam
  • Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty - 1.5.3 Patch
  • Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter - Update via Steam
  • Waveform - Update via Steam


  • Borderlands 2

    19 September 2012


    Borderlands 2 is currently having a staggered release in different regions around the world. The game can best be described as a space western-themed loot-and-shooter with RPG elements and comic-book style graphics. I'm doing a tweak guide for the game to be released on GeForce.com soon. For now, I've uploaded an HD YouTube Video which demonstrates basic gameplay and game mechanics.



    Flash Player 11.4.402.278

    19 September 2012


    Adobe has released Version 11.4.402.278 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers.



    Shockwave 11.6.7.637

    19 September 2012


    Adobe has released a new Version 11.6.7.637 of the Shockwave player plugin for browsers.



    Game Patches

    19 September 2012


  • Garry's Mod - Update via Steam
  • Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    18 September 2012


  • Anno 2070 - Update via Steam
  • Galaxy on Fire 2 Full HD - Update via Steam
  • Portal 2 - Update via Steam
  • Really Big Sky - Update via Steam
  • Rigonauts - Update via Steam
  • The Basement Collection - Update via Steam


  • Site Update

    16 September 2012


    Since I'm getting a few emails about this, it's worth repeating that yes, I am working on a TweakGuides Tweaking Companion for Windows 8. It's going quite well at the moment, but I can't give a firm due date - late November is my current estimate. Furthermore, I will have to set the TGTC aside for a period to do some game guides for Nvidia in coming months. The first game guide I've begun working on is for Borderlands 2, and we are trying to expedite it so that it is available as soon as possible after the game's official release next week.



    Game Patches

    15 September 2012


  • Brawl Busters - Update via Steam
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Update via Steam
  • Foreign Legion: Multi Massacre - Update via Steam
  • Tiny & Big - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    14 September 2012


  • Audiosurf - Update via Steam
  • Microvolts - Update via Steam
  • Payday: The Heist - Update via Steam
  • Spiral Knights - Update via Steam
  • Take On Helicopters - 1.06 Patch
  • World of Warcraft - 5.0.5 Patch


  • Nvidia GeForce 306.23

    14 September 2012


    Nvidia has released the 306.23 WHQL certified graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 6 and higher graphics cards under Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. It contains support for TXAA on the GTX 600 series, improves game performance on GeForce 400, 500 and 600 series cards, adds Ambient Occlusion support for several new games, adds SLI and 3D Vision profiles, and supports the upcoming Borderlands 2. The driver package also contains the 9.12.0604 PhysX drivers.



    iTunes 10.7

    13 September 2012


    Apple has released a new Version 10.7 of the iTunes software. This update adds support for iOS 6 which will be released to the public shortly, as well as support for the new iPhone 5, iPod Touch, and iPod Nano.



    SpeedFan 4.47

    13 September 2012


    Almico has released Version 4.47 of SpeedFan, a free utility for changing system fan speeds, measuring temperatures and voltages and adjusting clock speeds. This version provides adds support for new chipsets, support for hard drives through CSMI, and contains other improvements and bug fixes.



    Autoruns 11.34

    12 September 2012


    Microsoft has released Autoruns 11.34, updating this free startup software identification utility. This version fixes a bug that resulted in some Internet Explorer extensions not being shown.



    Microsoft Security Updates

    12 September 2012


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



    Game Patches

    12 September 2012


  • Counter-Strike: Source - Update via Steam
  • Decisive Campaigns: The Blitzkrieg From Warsaw to Paris - 1.50 Patch


  • Game Patches

    11 September 2012


  • Flatout 3: Chaos & Destruction - Update via Steam
  • Hitman Sniper Challenge - Update via Steam
  • Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 / Day of Defeat: Source / HL2 Deathmatch - Update via Steam
  • Transformers: Fall of Cybertron - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    8 September 2012


  • Darksiders II - Update via Steam
  • Steam client - Update via Steam


  • Firefox 15.0.1

    7 September 2012


    Mozilla has released Version 15.0.1 of the Firefox browser. This version fixes a bug with Private Browsing mode.



    Foxit Reader 5.4.2

    7 September 2012


    The free Foxit PDF Reader has been updated to Version 5.4.2.0901. This update adds support for DocuSign and Microsoft SharePoint Server, as well as a range of bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    7 September 2012


  • Dynasty Warriors 7 with Xtreme Legends - Update via Steam
  • Mount & Blade: Warband - Update via Steam
  • Mount & Blade: Warband - Napoleonic Wars - Update via Steam
  • Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 / Day of Defeat: Source / HL2 Deathmatch - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    6 September 2012


  • Battlefield 3 - Patch
  • ThreadSpace: Hyperbol - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    5 September 2012


  • Hitman Sniper Challenge - Update via Steam
  • Legends of Pegasus - Update via Steam
  • Steam Client - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam
  • The Sims 3 - 1.38.151 Patch


  • Game Patches

    4 September 2012


  • Tryst - Update via Steam


  • FRAPS 3.5.9

    1 September 2012


    A new Version 3.5.9 of the FPS measurement, benchmarking and video capture utility FRAPS has been released. This version fixes two bugs.



    Game Patches

    1 September 2012


  • Star Ruler - 1.2.1.2 Patch
  • Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter - Update via Steam


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