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VIA Grease Monkey Patch-Tracking Software Review

VIA Grease Monkey Patch-Tracking Software Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: PC gamers are often forced to acquire multiple patches for a single game over the few months that it is 'in play', and this activity can get tedious.
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External Mfg. Website: VIA Technologies Mar 11 2005   Mike Dowler  
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Game Search Results

We were impressed with the speed of the search, though there were some curious results. Here's what we ended up with:

As you can see, Gunmetal was not detected at all, though this is not one of the more popular games in our test set, having the dubious distinction of being at least twice as popular as a gaming benchmark than as an actual game. More unusual is the fact that several of the more popular games on the test machine including Thief and Deus Ex are listed as 'unsupported.' More on this later...

The main screen of Grease Monkey is composed of four main tabs, 'my games,' 'my drivers,' 'downloads' and 'what's new.' Let's take a look through these screens, starting with the most important one, 'my games.'

Tracking game patches and files with Grease Monkey

As you can see, VIA's Grease Monkey software breaks games down into three major categories. Those unsupported by the program (grey), supported programs with available updates (red) and supported programs which are fully up to date (green).

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Contents of Article: VIA Technologies Grease Monkey
 Pg 1.  VIA Grease Monkey Patch-Tracking Software Review
 Pg 2.  Installation and Setup
 Pg 3.  — Game Search Results
 Pg 4.  Available Downloads
 Pg 5.  Tracking Drivers and Direct X
 Pg 6.  Demo's and Expansions
 Pg 7.  Unsupported Game Issues

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