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How to Update Game Components on Windows

What is Game Component?

Components are designed to achieve some complicated functions of a certain program. Game components are indispensable for a game. While designing games, developers normally will use the existing solutions like API, SDK, Framework etc to achieve special gaming effect. That may save time on repeatedly setting a module, and also avoid of duplicate work. Those existing solutions belong to game components.

The Necessity of Updating Game Components

It’s necessary to keep the game components up-to-date, following are the reasons. First, fix known bugs. Some known bugs will be easily used by attackers, especially in some paid games. While updating game components can help avoid of being attacked randomly. For instance, Adobe Flash Player was reported to fix the critical “zero-day” vulnerability, which prevents users’ PC from attacking and protect the private data. Second, improve gaming performance. Updating game components can speed up your game loading in a great way, which makes the gaming process smoother and more stable. Such as OpenAL updating, it renders 3D sound quickly, which provides better experience when watching a movie or gaming. Third, explore new features. Any programs, including game components, are updated with new features added. These new features can better adapt to the development of the games.

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How to Update Game Components?

There are two methods to update game components. Update from the official website or through a third-party program. As for manually updating game components, remember to download it from the official website and choose the best match.

You can also try a tool to update all outdated components. Driver Booster helps. All drivers and game components come from their official website. Besides, Driver Booster will test the compatibility before updating, which ensures the normal operation of the programs. So far, Driver Booster supports updating several game components, including:

1. Java Runtime Environmentimage001.png

JRE(Java Runtime Environment), which includes the java virtual machine and the java base class library. It is a game/software environment required for programs written in java language to be used by users who want to run java programs. It supports 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

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Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces (APIs) for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms. Generally, Windows Update will provide DirectX update. Driver Booster offers the update for some lower versions of Windows.

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PhysX is a proprietary real-time physics engine middleware SDK. It was authored at NovodeX, an ETH Zurich spin-off. The term PhysX can also refer to the PPU expansion card designed by Ageia to accelerate PhysX-enabled video games.

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OpenAL (Open Audio Library) is a cross-platform audio application programming interface (API). It is designed for efficient rendering of multichannel three-dimensional positional audio. It gives the best sound effects to OpenAL-based games.

5. Adobe Flash Playerimage009.png

Adobe Flash Player is freeware for using content created on the Adobe Flash platform, including viewing multimedia contents, executing rich Internet applications, and streaming audio and video. Flash Player can run from a web browser as a browser plug-in or on supported mobile devices. It helps some videos and games to be watched and played normally. Driver Booster provides Adobe Flash Player ActiveX to support Internet Explorer, and Adobe Flash Player NPAPI for FireFox.

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Adobe Shockwave is a multimedia platform used to add animation and interactivity to web pages. It can be viewed in a web browser on any computer with the Shockwave Player plug-in installed.

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Adobe Integrated Runtime(AIR), is a cross-platform run-time system developed by Adobe Systems for building desktop applications and mobile applications, programmed using Adobe Animate, ActionScript and optionally Apache Flex. The runtime supports installable applications on Windows, OS X and mobile operating systems including Android, iOS and BlackBerry Tablet OS. 

8. Unity Web Playerimage015.png

Unity is a cross-platform game creation system developed by Unity Technologies, including a game engine and integrated development environment (IDE). It provides proper conditions for games developed with Unity Engine.

9. Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributableimage017.png

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable is the library that is having components which are required by many Applications to run, and the Apps which you develop on Visual C++ require components of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable. These packages are used to run the contents that are developed or written in the C++ programming language. Driver Booster supports updating Microsoft Visual C++ 2017/2015/2013/2012/2010/2008 Redistributable, and gives technical support for 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

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.NET Framework is a software framework developed by Microsoft that runs primarily on Microsoft Windows. It includes a large class library named Framework Class Library and provides language interoperability across several programming languages. It’s used to ensure the normal operation of .NET-based games or programs. Driver Booster 6 Pro supports updating Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.

With Drive Booster 6 Pro, the update can be finished in just two steps.

1. Run Driver Booster 6 Pro and wait for the scanning result;

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2. Click “Update Now” to get all the latest updates.

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