Category: white papers

WINDOWS 10 KB4088776

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This update applies to Windows 10 version 1709. Addresses issue where Internet Explorer stops working when using F12-based developer tools. Addresses issue with printing XML documents with Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Updates legacy Document Mode cell visibility in Internet Explorer. Addresses issue with pinch and zoom gestures on some machines while using Internet Explorer. Addresses an …

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FLIGHT SIM LABS

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Somebody sent us a note earlier about this company using some rather suspicious tools. Evidently the company is bundling a chrome password dump tool with their software for Flight Simulator etc. There is a file called test.exe which has been found to dump the passswords from Google Chrome. Evidently they were using this to attack …

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ASYNCHRONOUS GAME ENGINE DESIGN

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Game engines today need to be more threaded to take advantage of modern CPU architectures. GPU designs today also make sense to use threaded code as well. The std::future container is designed to provide a mechanism to return a shared value. When a thread is done it can update the shared data which is then …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4074588

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Windows 10 KB4074588 applies only to Windows 10 1709. Previous versions have to be updated to receive the latest update roll-ups. This update brings the Windows build to 16299.248. Fixes a security problem with children’s accounts and Microsoft Family on ARM devices Fixes serveral issues with Internet Explorer Fixes some problems with Edge Fixes issues where, in …

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NEW WINDOWS 10 SKUS

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Microsoft is moving to make Windows less costly for low end machines.The new Entry SKU is for machines with up to 4GB of memory which presently are low end. Tablets and basic laptops running Windows have to compete with Chromebooks and Android. We have mentioned this to Microsoft who has moved quickly to handle all …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4058258

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Windows 10 KB4058258 applies to Windows 10 1709. If you are using an earlier version of Windows 10 you will need to install that before installing this and other cumulative updates. This brings Windows 10 to build 16299.214. Addresses issue where users of Microsoft and Azure Active Directory accounts may see the password prompt repeatedly. Addresses a …

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BITLOCKER & KB4056892

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If you are using bitlocker you should disable it so you can redo the security after the mess of the CPU cache problem. Windows 10 version 1709 with KB4056892 installed will fix the CPU cache problems called Meltdown and Spectre. Once it is decrypted, then bitlocker can be turned on again with a new key. This …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4056892

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This update applies only to Windows 10 1709, earlier versions should be updated to receive this and other updates. This brings windows 10 to build 16299.192. Fixed some memory problems with 4TB or more RAM installed Fix a problem with Reset this PC after KB4054022 Fixed some problems with Edge Fixes the Intel CPU bug. Other …

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THE GROWING COST OF GAMES

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A lot of AAA games are becoming so expensive to develop that publishers have been pushed to use DLC with parts of what used to be part of the game historically. So far DLC has managed to work when the costs are reasonable but some have abused the DLC model which has attracted a lot …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4054517

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This update applies to Windows 10 1709. Users of previous versions of Windows 10 should install 1709 to have the latest fixes etc. Updates Internet Explorer’s default visibility for the button that launches Microsoft Edge. Addresses issue where Windows Defender Device Guard and Application Control block some applications from running, even in Audit-Only Enforcement Mode. …

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WINDOWS 10 SURPASSES 600 MILLION

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told shareholders this week that Windows 10 has now passed 600 million monthly active users, picking up 100 million since May of this year. This number counts all Windows 10 devices used over a 28-day period. Microsoft has worked very hard to continue to develop Windows 10 with the goal of 1 …

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KB4051963

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KB4051963 is a cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1709.  This update bumps the build number to 16299.98. If you have not upgraded to 1709 yet your do so immediately as previous versions of Windows 10 are not being supported. Addressed issue that prevents Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 3 from running on some high-end …

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KB4048955

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KB4048955 in a cumulative update for Windows 10 1709. If you have not yet upgraded to version 1709 we should point out that older versions are not being fully supported. Addressed issue that causes the Mixed Reality Portal to stop responding on launch. Addressed issue that causes a black screen to appear when you switch …

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VISUAL STUDIO 2017

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Visual Studio 2017 is much more feature packed compared to the previous release that it would take several books to explain it all. At 48GB it is easily the largest ever released and that does not include the manuals which are another 12GB or so. For game development, Visual C++ remains the tool of choice …

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GAMES WITH UNITY ENGINE ISSUES

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Several games made with the Unity engine have had issues with Windows 10 since the September updates and this have continued with the 1709 version of Windows 10. The problem is mostly with closing the game. Windows error reporting catches most of them but several do not trigger an error at all. Unity is popular …

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