GameJackal Pro ( Slysoft) Updates


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Game Jackal Pro is the ultimate “must have” killer app for the PC gamer! If you, like most gamers, find it annoying looking for and inserting the CD-ROM for your favorite game each time you play it, then Game Jackal Pro is for you.

Keeping your gaming investment safe: One major concern gamers have is the CD’s life span. The CD-ROM for a popular game may be inserted and removed many hundreds of times, this of course leads to the inevitable “Unable to read” error and ultimately a trip to the trash.
Unleash your games and go gaming “cd free” in seconds: Using Game Jackal Pro eliminates the need to insert the CD-ROM before playing your favorite title, therefore allowing you to fire up your favorite game in seconds.
Easy to use: Game Jackal Provides the user with a powerful and easy to use interface to go gaming “cd free”. It does this without modifying any of your game’s files or installing any virtual drives on your system. Simply select the game you want to play from the Game Jackal Pro interface, or create a desktop shortcut for even faster access.
Image mode: Image mode adds support for games that need to stream data directly from the CD or DVD during game play.
Keep young eyes from playing games that may be not right for them: Game Jackal Pro comes complete with a feature called Guardian Control, this feature allows restrictions to be placed on game profiles.
Young gamers can make short work of a game CD: Being able to pack away the game CD has proven to be extremely popular with parents of young gamers, where a game can be destroyed in weeks!
There’s no other product like it: The simple fact is that Game Jackal Pro stands alone. There’s no other product on the market that delivers the flexibility and functionality that Game Jackal Provides.
Game Jackal Pro contains a very unique and powerful feature called Guardian Control, this allows a game profile to be password protected thereby ensuring that only specific users (i.e. those knowing the password) can play the game. And because your CD-ROM’s are now put away for safe keeping, there’s no fear of accidentally leaving a disc in the drive for a young gamer to find.
So now that we have limited what a young gamer can play, wouldn’t it be great if we could limit when games could be played? Well once again Game Jackal Pro provides a way… Guardian Control also allows rules to be created that detail when and how long games can be played. These rules can be as simple as defining a time (i.e. between 6:30PM and 8:30PM) during the week days in which games can be played to complex rules that involve many periods in which a young person can go gaming.
Features Pro Version:
• Create profiles right from the desktop with the new “One-click” profile creation option. Simply right-click any game icon on you desktop (or anywhere else for that matter) and select “Convert to Game Jackal Profile”, a much simplified creation wizard guides you through a 2 step process.
• Unused profiles can now be moved to an archive section allowing you to keep only your current favorites in the “My Game Profile” section.
• A new “plug-in” interface is now available, this allows third-party developers to create plug-ins for Game Jackal Pro.
• Right-click popup menu for profiles, this provides a faster and easier way to manage profiles.
• Improved reliability, support and performance for many games and hardware configurations.
• Support for multi processor hardware, including the ability to specific processor(s) on for each profile.
• Image mode, for games that need to stream data from the CD or DVD during game play.
• An easy to use interface, providing the user with a single tool for “cd free” gaming.
• The creation of a Game Jackal Profile is performed while you are playing your favorite game!
• Using the auto update feature, your version of Game Jackal Pro will always be the latest version available.
• Guardian Control, this feature allows for the password protection of game profiles in addition to specifying when and how long a game can be played.
• No longer do you need to find and insert the game’s CD-ROM.
• Preserve the original game’s CD-ROM: one of the problems with having a favorite game is that the CD-ROM gets damaged over time.
• Game load times are dramatically shortened
Changes in Release v3.2.1.2 - (2009-06-09):

  • Fixed a driver issue that could cause either Explorer.exe to crash, or a BSOD (0x50) when running on Vista SP2 systems.
  • Fixed a driver issue that could cause both Game Jackal and the launching game to become unresponsive.
  • Official Windows 7 support (based on Windows 7 RC Build 7100).
  • Introduction of the new navigation bar interface (via the “Windows 7” and Windows 7 - Black" skins).
  • Improved driver logging.
  • Fixed an issue with the smart imaging of Securom titles.
  • Fixed a skin switching issue (when switching to and from the new nav interface).
  • Implemented the hints window for the new navigation bar interface.
  • Improved log viewer performance with loading large log files.
  • A number of user interface changes and fixes.

Homepage - http://www.slysoft.com/en/gamejackal.html

Download - http://www.slysoft.com/en/download.html

[B]GameJackal Pro 3.2.1.2[/B]
Release v3.2.1.2 - release (2009-06-09)

  • Fixed a driver issue that could cause either Explorer.exe to crash, or a BSOD (0x50) when running on Vista SP2 systems.
  • Fixed a driver issue that could cause both Game Jackal and the launching game to become unresponsive.
  • Official Windows 7 support (based on Windows 7 RC Build 7100).
  • Introduction of the new navigation bar interface (via the “Windows 7” and Windows 7 - Black" skins).
  • Improved driver logging.
  • Fixed an issue with the smart imaging of Securom titles.
  • Fixed a skin switching issue (when switching to and from the new nav interface).
  • Implemented the hints window for the new navigation bar interface.
  • Improved log viewer performance with loading large log files.
  • A number of user interface changes and fixes.

http://static.slysoft.com/SetupGameJackal.exe

Release v3.2.1.4 - release (2009-06-23)

  • Fixed an issue that was displaying the CD/DVD details in explorer after the profile had been deactivated.
  • Fix an issue that was preventing the Game Jackal plug-ins from appearing under the navigation bar interface.
  • Fixed an issue with the hints windows displaying when the main interface was not visible.
  • Improved bad media reads (-9 error). Game Jackal now performs a deeper scan of bad sectors and will continue regardless of the result.
  • Improved capturing for some titles (including The Sims 3).
  • Fixed an issue that interface locking feature when used with the new navigation bar interface.

http://static.slysoft.com/SetupGameJackal.exe


[B]GameJackal v4.0.0.8 beta[/B]
http://sandbox.slysoft.com/gj/SetupGameJackal4008.exe

Release v4.0.0.8 - beta (2009-10-24)

[ul]
[li]Major driver upgrade to fix a number of issues and improve overall performance.[/li][li]Fixed a number of interface crashing issues.[/li][li]Number of fixes to profile maps.[/li][/ul]

[B]GameJackal v4.0.0.9 beta[/B]
http://sandbox.slysoft.com/gj/SetupGameJackal4009.exe

Release v4.0.0.9 - beta (2009-11-06)

[ul]
[li]Driver improvement and bug fixes.[/li][li]Implemented interface drag and drop functionality and re-enabled desktop shortcut creation.[/li][li]Implemented Windows context menu support.[/li][li]Fixed support for The Sims 3.[/li][li]Many fixes and improvements to the interface.[/li][/ul]

http://sandbox.slysoft.com/gj/SetupGameJackal4010.exe

Release v4.0.1.0 - beta (2009-11-07)

[ul]
[li]Fixed a minor driver bug.[/li][li]Fixed a bug with the profile advanced settings.[/li][/ul]

[I]http://sandbox.slysoft.com/gj/SetupGameJackal4011.exe

Release v4.0.1.1 - beta (2009-11-12)

[ul]
[li]Interface locking now fully supported.[/li][li]When starting a profile from a shortcut, the manager will now close when the profile is deactivated.[/li][li]Removed deprecated options from setting dialog.[/li][li]Fixed a bug that was preventing image mode working correctly.[/li][li]Fixed an issue with media type detection.[/li][li]Many fixes and improvements to the interface.[/li][/ul]
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http://sandbox.slysoft.com/gj/SetupGameJackal4012.exe

Release v4.0.1.2 - beta (2009-11-16)

[ul]
[li]Fixed language issue with main navigation bar (i.e. some items were not displaying the correct language).[/li][li]Fixed issue with the profile map.[/li][li]Minor interface updates.[/li][/ul]

GameJackal v4.0.1.3 (RC1)
http://sandbox.slysoft.com/gj/SetupGameJackal4013.exe

Release v4.0.1.3 - rc1 (2009-11-26)
Re-enabled Guardian Control.
Added a “No CD” profile map. This is to replace the v3.x “No CD” plugin.
Many interface fixed and improvements.

[B]GameJackal v4.0.1.4 (RC2)[/B]
http://sandbox.slysoft.com/gj/SetupGameJackal4014.exe

Release v4.0.1.4 - rc2 (2009-12-15)

[ul]
[li]Major driver changes to improve reliability.[/li][li]Fixed a driver issue that was causing the profile’s CD/DVD image to remain in explorer after the profile is shutdown.[/li][li]Fixed some minor issues with the performance and reliability monitor.[/li][li]Auto-start dialogs should no longer display when profiles are starting.[/li][li]Fixed an issue that could cause a “Conflict with Emulation software” message to appear with some titles.[/li][/ul]

[I][B]Changes in Release v4.0.1.5 - release (2009-12-23):[/B][/I]

  • The new v4.x Game Jackal Server will now move existing v3.x profiles if detected on first start up (providing there are no existing v4.x profiles).
  • Minor updates to improve profile timing.
  • A number of interface updates and fixes.
  • Added profile map for “The Sims 3 World Adventures”.
  • Added profile map for “Borderlands”.
  • There are a number of important changes and additions since the last retail release (v3.2.1.4) of Game Jackal. Please refer to all v4.x Beta and RC notes for further information.
    Homepage - http://www.slysoft.com/en/gamejackal.html
    Size: 4.15 MB

http://static.slysoft.com/SetupGameJackal.exe

[B]GameJackal v4.0.1.9 beta[/B]
http://sandbox.slysoft.com/gj/SetupGameJackal4019.exe

Release v4.0.1.9 - beta (2010-02-04)

[ul]
[li]A number of driver bug fixes and improvements including.[/li]1) Better handling of media errors.
2) Under some instances the drivers could deactivate before the profile is shutdown, this has been fixed.
3) Improved resource handling (i.e. lower memory footprint).
4) Better debug support.
[li]Fixed a profile issue that was causing read errors on some hardware.[/li][li]Fixed an issue with the media type detection.[/li][li]Changed fast “error skipping” routine used during capture. By default this is only enabled on CD-ROM’s (registry setting are “Fast Error Skip Mode” = 0: disabled, 1: cdrom only, 2: any media. Default = 1).[/li][li]A backup of the license key is now retained. This is to prevent the license key being deleted if v3 is uninstalled after v4 is installed.[/li][li]When deleting a profile, the client interface is now refreshed correctly.[/li][li]The uninstaller will now stop the Game Jackal service before attempting to remove the server component(s).[/li][li]Updated Arabic and Spanish languages.[/li][/ul]

http://static.slysoft.com/SetupGameJackal.exe

REVISIONS AND UPDATES
[B]Release v4.0.2.0 [/B]- release (2010-02-16)

  • A number of driver bug fixes and improvements including.
    1) Better handling of media errors.
    2) Under some instances the drivers could deactivate before the profile is shutdown, this has been fixed.
    3) Improved resource handling (i.e. lower memory footprint).
    4) Better debug support.
  • Fixed a profile issue that was causing read errors on some hardware.
  • Fixed an issue with the media type detection.
  • Changed fast “error skipping” routine used during capture. By default this is only enabled on CD-ROM’s (registry setting are “Fast Error Skip Mode” = 0: disabled, 1: cdrom only, 2: any media. Default = 1).
  • Improved the image mode profiling functionality.
  • A backup of the license key is now retained. This is to prevent the license key being deleted if v3 is uninstalled after v4 is installed.
  • When deleting a profile, the client interface is now refreshed correctly.
  • The uninstaller will now stop the Game Jackal service before attempting to remove the server component(s).
  • Updated Arabic and Spanish languages.
  • Added two new skins.

Release v4.0.2.1 - release (2010-02-23)

  • Some setting are now user account specific. These include
    1) The skin selected.
    2) Enable manual profile option.
    3) Disable balloon tips.
    4) Disable wizard animation.
    5) Profile display order.
    6) Language.
  • Fixed an issues with the interface when changing skins.
  • Update Arabic and Spanish language files.
  • Fix to the BF2142 profile map.
  • Added profile map for “BioShock 2”.
  • A number of interface updates and fixes.

http://www.slysoft.com/en/download.html

Release v4.0.2.3 - release (2010-03-18)

  • A number of driver bug fixes and improvements including.
    1. Improved logging.
    2. Fixed a lockup issue when advanced logging is enabled.
  • Advanced logging no longer resets when Game Jackal is restarted. However we recommed that you disable this option when it is not required.
  • Fixed a number of issues that could cause a “Conflict with Emulation software” message to appear with some titles.
  • Fixed some interface bugs.
  • Updated Arabic language files.

http://www.slysoft.com/en/download.html

4.0.2.4 - beta (2010-03-26)

[ul]
[li]Fixed driver profile read errors that can occur on some machine configurations.[/li][li]Design change to eliminate the “Conflict with Emulation software” message that appears with some titles.[/li][li]Added the advanced profile option “Close while running”. This will close the Game Jackal interface when a profile is launched, and restart the interface when the profile is complete.[/li][li]Fixed an issue that could cause the “No CD inserted” message to be displayed when a profile starts.[/li][/ul]
http://sandbox.slysoft.com/gj/SetupGameJackal4024.exe

[B][I]Changes in Release v4.0.2.6 - release (2010-05-06):[/I][/B]

  • The Manager will now check the Server component to ensure that both the Manager and Server are of the same version level.
  • Fixed and issue with profile importing.
  • Fixed a timeout issue that could occur when a profile is starting.
  • Fixed an issue with the log viewer when opening files containing null characters.
  • Added Launchpad functionality. This new feature can create a new game exe (exe created alongside the game’s original exe) that will activate the game’s profile and then launch the game, all without the Game Jackal interface running. Note this feature is still in beta and is disabled by default. To enable add the registry value “Enable Launchpad” and set it to “1”.
  • Added Game Jackal Diagnostics utility.
  • Updated Spanish language files.
    Homepage - http://www.slysoft.com/en/gamejackal.html

[B]Game Jackal Pro v4.1.0.5 (release)[/B]
Release v4.1.0.5 - release (2010-08-23)

[ul]
[li]Fixed a bug that could prevent Game Jackal from detecting a profile de-activation.[/li][li]Added two new options (under settings). Enable Safe Mode - Capture / Emulation. Use these options if you are experiencing lockups or other driver related issues.[/li][li]Log veiwer can now filter by category.[/li][li]Fixed a number of logging bugs.[/li][li]Added 2 new skins - Windows 7 Black (now the default skin for new installations) and Windows 7 Full Black.[/li][li]A number of interface updates and fixes.[/li][li]There are a number of other important changes and additions since the last retail release (v4.0.2.8) of Game Jackal. Please refer to all v4.1 Beta and RC notes for further information.[/li][/ul]
Download v4.1.0.5


Release v4.1.0.6 - release (2010-09-02)

[ul]
[li]Fixed a driver bug that could cause a BSOD on some hardware (0x44 MULTIPLE_IRP_COMPLETE_REQUESTS).[/li][li]Improved client / server initial connection functionality and added “noevents” application switch to help with connection debugging.[/li][li]Added client / server connection failed logging.[/li][li]Added some further testing operation to the “Game Jackal Diagnostics” application.[/li][/ul]
Download v4.1.0.6


[B]Game Jackal Pro v4.1.0.7 (release)[/B]
Release v4.1.0.7 - release (2010-09-03)

[ul]
[li]Fixed a driver bug that could cause a game being captured to display an error (and in some cases the game process may hang).[/li][li]Updated Spanish language files.[/li][/ul]
Download v4.1.0.7