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Release notes for 1.102December 15th, 2008

* Long-time users running the Xfire skin will be switched to the Shadow skin, in the old-colors Xfire theme, during this update. You may switch back if you so choose.

* Added the ability to change sounds through sound packs, which are zip files containing .wav files.

* Improved server information for Call of Duty: World at War.

* The Xfire In-Game web browser is now available in *beta* quality in Guild Wars, Dawn of War: Soulstorm, and Unreal Tournament 2004.

* Live Video broadcasts now let you chat with the broadcaster directly from the broadcast web page.

* New games supported:
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Lords of Evil Street Gears Dynasty Warriors 6
FIFA Manager 09 Pokemon World Online Eets Bodog Poker
Mr. Robot AssaultCube Pyroblazer Mosby's Confederacy
Eudemons Online Gothic III - Forsaken Gods Cross Fire Beta Football Manager 2009
Grand Theft Auto IV Shin Megami Tensei Imagine Online Shaun White Snowboarding Legendary
Zero Online I-Fluid Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Defense Grid: The Awakening
Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Prince of Persia
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Looks like they're trying to copy Steam's new update. To bad steam won because all there games in the catalog and those games you installed from a dvd can use the steam overlay. But i'm wondering why release it on older games or just only a few games.
    
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Looks like they're trying to copy Steam's new update. To bad steam won because all there games in the catalog and those games you installed from a dvd can use the steam overlay. But i'm wondering why release it on older games or just only a few games.
Xfire has alot of bugs. Especially on 64bit.

One thing I dont like about STEAM's thing, is that alot of java and flash sites do not work.
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Looks like they're trying to copy Steam's new update. To bad steam won because all there games in the catalog and those games you installed from a dvd can use the steam overlay. But i'm wondering why release it on older games or just only a few games.
You can mod a few files for any game to use the web browser. Just like in a few games they don't offer the in game chat, yet with a few modifications it's ready to go.

While I do think they copied the Steam's new browser feature. They both got it from other in game browsers that have been available.
    
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Java would be really nice for Steam overlay but I don't find much use for it anyway even with a 19 inch screen alt tabbing works good enough and doesn't cause any lag for me. One thing i would really like is to be able to use music websites such as slacker but i haven't been able to try it yet.
    
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Yay they updated world at war!
    
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I think the better question is- who needs to browse in-game?

I don't know about everyone else, but for a game like Guild Wars, I run it in a window, sometimes on my main screen sometimes on my secondary depending on how into it I am. Any source game can be run in a window, and games that can't you can just alt-tab.
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JUST update. I don't have those games anymore so can't really test this ingame browser. Steam's kinda had this for while. Not a browser but Community Browser. Still love Xfire more .
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WOW! Jazz Jackrabbit! I havent heard that name in a real long time.

But cool find but I agreee that it seems like its a copy if the new Steam update
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