This third-party overclocking package Nvidia Inspector a different tack from older video card utilities, eschewing the system tray for a simple, extensible-pane interface that puts information and card controls front and center.
The AMD OverDrive utility not only replicates the OverDrive clocking controls built into Catalyst drivers, it also provides a full range of BIOS style CPU speed, voltage, and system controls unified in a tabbed window.
The free and open source x360ce project was designed to address the problems of using a classic controller for PC gaming. Doing the job Microsoft should have done, x360ce intercepts and translates XInput calls so DirectInput controllers can understand them.
The DOSBox emulator lets you run your DOS games and software again. It's free and open source, so you won't have to pay just to use programs you already own.
The Commodore 64 was the Model T of home computers. This emulator takes you back to that day without making you buy extra hardware.
Last year's most talked-about God game returns slick, shiny and Chrome-plated—but in the same PC port that made it notorious.
Gather your old gaming group around the virtual Battleground game table.
Take control of your PC no matter where you are with Remote Utilities Free Edition.
Longing for the classic games of yesteryear? Enjoy your favorites all over again with these homages and revamps.
Based on the classic side-scrolling shooter R-Type, Prototype II is sharper and more accessible.
Return to the heyday of adventure games with the updated Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire, which wears its age with pride...and even gives some content hat was cut from the original.
Under the right conditions, this utility can significantly lower your paper and ink or toner expenditures, but supported programs are not numerous and the SuperSaver feature is finicky.
Articles by Jim Norris