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Overwolf version 0.33.199 released!

Dear audience,

I hope you all enjoyed this crazy gaming month, while using Overwolf of course!

Today we have a great update for you with an amazing new feature that will change the way you play LoL!

The League of Legends Respawn Timers Widget
Stop guessing when one of those bloody creeps are respawning and use our in-game “League of Legends Timers” widget that will help you with those respawn times. Each creep has its own timer. Clicking on it will reset the timer to count down again, so pay attention when a teammate says he killed one! Currently, the widget is only available for “The Summoners Rift”, 5 vs 5 map. BUT if you throw enough stones at our support mail, we’ll add it for the other maps!

So how does it works?

1. When you enter LoL, you’ll get a notification like this on Overwolf main menu, aka “The dock”:
League Of Legends in-game creeps re-spawn timers widget

2. A new widget will be added to the widget bank:
League Of Legends in-game creeps re-spawn timers widget

3. Click on it and follow the instructions provided…
League Of Legends in-game creeps re-spawn timers widget


And some other cool updates:

  1. We’ve added a maximize button at the top of each widget, so you can now maximize its window by double clicking the title bar or by using this weird rectangle button.
  2. Italiano è supportato! Overwolf now speaks Italian!
  3. The music player, which apparently doesn’t work on Windows XP with WMP < 10, now supports these music formats: AAC, AIFF and WAV.
  4. Lots of bugs were fixed, specifically the ones concerning the connection to various IM’s, so please try it out again.

I am glad to announce that we now support these games: Tera, Guild Wars 2 and Dota 2, under certain limitations, please read the game comment carefully. The complete list of the new supported games:

  • Dota 2
  • Fallen Earth
  • Guild wars 2
  • Jagged Alliance: Back in Action
  • Kerbal Space program
  • Knight Online
  • Path of Exile
  • Point Blank
  • Pokemon World Online
  • Rise of the Dragonian Era AKA R.O.D.E
  • Sol: Exodus
  • Tera

Note that you have to restart Overwolf to get it working, and make sure you are running the latest version 0.33.199…

Don’t forget to find us on Facebook, Steam Group, Twitter and YouTube.

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Rock on!

Gil Or, Lead developer at Overwolf.

Overwolf version 0.32.194 released!

Hello Beloved Gamers,

We’ve released another epic update today, with 2 of our most requested features, each one had thousands of requests, so I hope it will make you all happy!

Music Player – Play your favorite songs while playing your favorite game! A Simple, clean, cool, easy to use, Overwolf Style… Currently in limited edition, you can play a specific file or folder on your HD. Soon we will add an option to control your favorite music player.
In-Game Music Player



Alarm Clock – If you have a free day and you play like it’s the last day of your life, you can really get lost in time. I almost got late to school sometimes and other places just because of it. Set an alarm clock for your own needs :)
In-Game Alarm Clock



In addition to:

1. A new darker skin for Overwolf, you can change Overwolf’s look and feel in the general setting tab – Check it out, It’s awesome!

2. Yahoo messenger integration in the in-game Multi-IM widget.

3. TeamSpeak channel – Mute indication. Ok ok, enough with the pressure, the feature is added.

4. As always bugs were fixed and improvements have been made. If you had problems browsing Facebook website or logging into Xfire chat – Try again now plz.

As for new games, Battlefield 3 is now supported in a limited testing edition, without TS3 Full widget support. Please tell us if you encounter any problems with this. The complete list of the new supported games:

  • Archlord X: The Chronicles
  • Battlefield 3
  • Brick Force
  • Crimecraft – XP Support
  • Cross Fire
  • Dead Space
  • Forsaken World
  • Iris Online – XP Support
  • Live for Speed
  • Metin 2
  • Perfect World International – xp support
  • PES 2012
  • S4 League (was supported before)
  • Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition
  • Trackmania Nations Forever
  • Walking Dead

Note that you have to restart Overwolf to get it working, and make sure you are running the latest version 0.32.194…

Don’t forget to find us on Facebook, Steam Group, Twitter and YouTube.

Discuss this post in the forum!

Rock on!

Gil Or, Lead developer at Overwolf.

Overwolf version 0.31.190 released!

Hey gamers!

Great news, another Overwolf version is out there!

This time we decided to beef up our Multi IM widget, so we added three(!) new services: Facebook chat, gTalk and XFire chat. Oh, and you can now customize which chats will appear in the widget.
Who loves ya???

We’ve also added:

1. Ability to select where the TeamSpeak notifications will appear (top-left or top-right).

2. You can now maximize windows by double-clicking on the titlebar!

3. Support for Korean language.

4. As usual, many bug fixes :)

5. Two games were added as well: 2Moons and Unstoppable Gorg

As always, you need to restart Overwolf to get these updates working…

Don’t forget to find us on Facebook, Steam Group, Twitter and YouTube.

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Rock on!

Gil Or, Lead developer at Overwolf.

300 Million Gamers Are Going To Be Frustrated When the Windows 8 Tablet Launches

At first, Windows Gamers are going to be extremely happy with Microsoft’s tablet launch. Their excitement will stem from the belief that their games are going to work on Windows 8 Tablets. After all, it’s basic and justified logic, “You know… if the games run on Windows they will also run on a Windows 8 Tablet because it’s the same OS, right?” Like a hungry gold digger discovering his lute is actually fool’s gold, these gamers excitement will quickly wane upon realization this is only partially true. Sure, these games will run on Windows 8 Tablets, but since they were designed to be played with a mouse and a keyboard and not for a touchpad tablet experience – this means users will not be able to go beyond the login screen or play the game. It will be a rude awakening for anyone whose hopes were to take advantage of Windows tablets for serious gaming.

As folks who both love games, play games and enable better gaming experiences, the Overwolf Team felt this is was a serious problem that must be solved. Just before having started development, I received a request from Intel to develop and display that exact ability in the largest and most prestigious gaming conference – GDC 2012. Our team felt that this was a wonderful opportunity to enable great existing games, currently not optimized for tablet, to be translated to the Windows 8 Tablet – and we immediately started development.

Overwolf’s technology was developed under the lead of my business partner, Nir Finkelstein. As Overwolf’s CTO, Nir and the team created an embeddable, rich layer of functionality in games without having to touch or alter the games’ source code – a huge upside for any developer to get access to a new platform without having to spend additional development resources to do so. Prior to this project, our tech team was mainly focused on adding social features such as communication and content creation for social networks, and as a result, positioned Overwolf as the leading market solution from a tech and UX standpoint. Nir kept pushing forward, and I’d hear him in the office pushing ahead, he’d say, “this challenge is a great fit with our current infrastructure. Guys, we can solve this problem and do it quickly”. What resulted was our ability to deliver a live demo for two different game genres in less than a month. I was extremely proud of our achievements, but what dawned upon me clearly, was that we achieved this great milestone due to our robust technology we had developed for more than two years. Without it the execution would have taken a lot longer.

As soon as the team had a working prototype, Overwolf’s Product Manager Alon Rabinovitz started running focus groups to fine-tune the experience. At first it was done with our internal group of employees, and later, moved to serious hard core gamers… the type of gamers for whom gaming is more important than almost anything. I recall a conversation with Alon saying, “These gamers have a ton of brilliant ideas, so we can quickly develop to their requests and iterate one version after the other to find what is most optimal”. As you can imagine, the feedback we received was directly given from people who would utilize the final product, but more importantly, could continue using it as we evolved it to meet their needs. As a result, the product Overwolf showcased at GDC 2012 was extremely well received. This also led to high interest from various Game Industry players who are interested in Overwolf creating new products and services.

It looks like the 300 million gamers are going to be frustrated [very] happy when Windows 8 Tablets at launch, utilizing Overwolf’s solution to play their games on their tablet. After all, how else would you run World of Warcraft on a Windows 8 Tablet…? And if you’re a gamer, you can now enjoy such an immersive game experience on your Windows 8 Tablet and let your mom continue playing Angry Birds on her tablet.

Overwolf version 0.30.183 released!

Hello folks,

Here is another patch by Overwolf creators, this time we’ve focused more on stabilizing Overwolf!

The main new feature is a Multi-IM Window which combines Skype, Messenger and Steam chat together to ease the use of this widget.

In addition to:

1. Spanish, French and Turkish localization.

2. Browser engine upgraded and finally after spamming my inbox for this feature, mouse middle click closes tab.

3. The YouTube widget is back.

4. Disable all or single hot-key by pressing ESC while choosing hot-key. That means that ESC alone cannot be a hot-key, what do you think bout that?

5. Disable/Enable incoming chat sound, yep some of you complained :)

As for new games, we got Mass Effect 3 supported!! and…

  • Archlord
  • Crysis
  • Dead space 2
  • Dekaron
  • Eligium
  • Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
  • Mass effect 3
  • Mythos
  • Shank 2
  • Skydrift
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2

Note that you have to restart Overwolf to get it working…

That’s it for today… don’t forget to find us on Facebook, Steam Group, Twitter and YouTube.

Discuss this post in the forum!

Rock on!

Gil Or, Lead developer at Overwolf.

Overwolf version 0.29.175 released!

Yihaaa!

It’s been a while, but was worth waiting, a new version is up in the air!

So, what’s new:

1) Teamspeak channel widget is now available, open this widget to see who’s in your channel!

2) Incoming chat notifications! One of the most wanted features, you will now see and hear when new messages are coming – Pop…!

3) Falar português?! :) Overwolf is now available also in Portuguese!

4) Wait no more – Overwolf in-game overlay is now supported in Star Wars: The Old Republic for Windows 7!!! And also for:

  • Aika Online – BR instance
  • Aion (Added xp support)
  • America’s Army 3 (Added xp support)
  • Basket Dudes
  • Blur
  • Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood
  • Brothers In Arms: Hell’s Highway
  • Brothers In Arms: Road to Hill 30
  • EDF: Insect Armageddon
  • F1 2011
  • Heroes VI
  • Shift 2 unleashed
  • Stronghold 3
  • The Witcher
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction
  • Tom Clency Endwar
  • Tribes: Ascend
  • Overwolf full supported games list

Note that you have to restart Overwolf to get it working…

5) The messenger widget has been improved significantly and is much more stable now. As always bugs were fixed and improvements have been made!

This is it for today… don’t forget to find us on Facebook, Steam Group, Twitter and YouTube.

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Rock on!

Gil Or, Lead developer at Overwolf.

Overwolf version 0.28.170 released!

Hello Gamers!

Today we have a new cool version for you guys! We wanted to release it one hour ago, but then we took an arrow to the knee…

Here’s what we have for you this time:

1) We got the idea about the TeamSpeak 64bit support. You really wanted that one… so – we are starting with support for in-game notifications and the rest of the features are cooking in the oven.

2) FUS RO DAH! We now support Skyrim and many other new games… (Overwolf full supported games list):

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Sonic Generations
  • Silkroad-R (Pre release support!)
  • Flyff
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2
  • Global Agenda (Added XP support)
  • Unreal Tournament 3
  • Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
  • Rappelz
  • Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West
  • Pacific Storm: Allies
  • Avencast
  • CrimeCraft GangWars (Support improvements)
  • Perfect world international (Support improvements)
  • Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword (Support improvements)
  • Black Prophecy (Added XP support, Support improvements)
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. – Shadow of Chernobyl (Support improvements)
  • A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda (Support improvements)

3) As usual, we also have some bug fixes and performance improvements.

This is it for today… don’t forget to find us on Facebook, Steam Group, Twitter and YouTube.

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Rock on!

Asaf Livne, Community Manager at Overwolf.

Overwolf version 0.27.166 released!!!

Hello Gamers!

Today… is a very special day. We’ve got a brand new uber version for you guys! You’re going to explode with its ubernace…

So, check this out:

1) TeamSpeak 3 Widget – The wait is over! Team Overwolf is happy to announce this new amazing widget. Take your gaming experience one step forward with in-game TeamSpeak 3:

  • Full TeamSpeak 3 Interface: The full TS3 interface is now available right from within your game.  No more alt-tabbing just to switch to a different channel…
  • In-game Notifications: The era of “Who’s talking?” and “Who just entered?” has come to an end. You can now see who is talking and who has entered or left your channel with our cool in-game notifications.
  • More cool TeamSpeak features are coming soon!

Click on the picture in order to zoom-in.

2) Tons of new supported games! (You can find the Full Game List here)

  • Sevencore
  • L.A Noire
  • Nuclear Dawn
  • CrimeCraft: GangWars
  • America’s Army 3
  • Zombie Driver
  • Elements of War
  • Heroes in the Sky
  • 4Story
  • Dead Island
  • Battle Hearts (Pre release Support!)
  • Fallout 3
  • Fallout New Vegas
  • Rusty Hearts
  • Bioshock 2
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Eden Eternal (Added XP support)
  • Day of Defeat Source (Added XP support)
  • Everquest 2 (Added XP support)
  • Assasin Creed II (Added XP support)
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Added XP support)
  • Bioshock 2 (Added XP support)
  • APB: All Points Bulletin (Added XP support)

3) As usual, Bug fixes and performance improvements.

What are you still doing here? Install TeamSpeak 3 and make some noise! (in-game of course…)

Oh, and don’t forget to find us on our Facebook PageSteam Group, Twitter and YouTube Channel.

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Rock on!!

Asaf.

Overwolf’s Community Manager.

Overwolf version 0.26.157 released!

Hello gamers!

We are back again with a very cool new update, all for you guys!

So, do you want to see what’s waiting for you today? of course you do…

1) Please meet our little kido! we call him “Chat”. This little one has grown up so we decided to take a new picture of him (In other words, our Chat window has been re-designed and it’s now lock and loaded!)

Click on the picture in order to zoom-in.

2) You now have the power to decide whether to display notifications while gaming with Overwolf! For example, you can choose to hide the notifications when someone comes online – like a boss. To configure the notifications, simply open the Settings window under Notifications.

3) More languages supported – We now support German! (currently supported only in Overwolf classic version and World of Tanks Hub version. Support for all versions coming soon).

4) Our in-game welcome notifications has stopped in the pit for improvements too! The basic controls guide is easier, and its more… well, cute.

5) You now have the option to choose if you don’t want, or do want to automatically open Overwolf Media Player after recording (Can be found under “Video” Tab in the Settings).

6) A hell-lot of new cool supported games! for games request, please talk to us via email: Team@Overwolf.com (You can find the Full Game List here):

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  2. DC universe Online
  3. Vindictus
  4. Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
  5. APB: All Points Bulletin
  6. Dungeon Defenders
  7. Empire: Total War
  8. Sanctum
  9. Grand Theft Auto IV
  10. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City
  11. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  12. Black Prophecy
  13. Battlefield Heroes
  14. Battlefield Play4Free
  15. Assassin’s Creed 2
  16. Orcs Must Die!
  17. Age of Empires Online
  18. Batman: Arkham Asylum
  19. Bioshock
  20. Mafia 2
  21. Monday Night Combat
  22. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2
  23. Neverwinter Nights 2
  24. Crysis 2 (Now support DirectX 9)

7) Bug fixes and performance improvements.

This is it for today. But, don’t forget to check our blog tomorow in order to see the new supported games! Also, you can find us on our Steam Group, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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Overwolf version 0.25.153 released!

Hey y’all,

It’s another smoking hot version straight from the oven of team Overwolf ;)

So here’s what we have for you this time:

1) Russian language support – Yep, it’s a great day for all you Russian speaking folks, Overwolf now supports Russian language. Just open the settings window and choose your preferred language (currently supported only in Overwolf classic version and World of Tanks Hub version. Support for all versions coming soon).

2) Many great new games are now supported:
(click to see our complete list)

  • Mass Effect 2
  • Champions Online
  • Eden Eternal
  • Aion
  • Global Agenda
  • Perfect World
  • Everquest 2
  • Face of Mankind

3) Improved support and bug fixes for some of your favorite games:

  • Lord of the Rings Online
  • Dungeon and Dragons Online

4) We’ve put Overwolf on a major “Resources Diet”, and dramatically cut down on the memory used for Skype, MSN and Steam widgets. Now you have extra juice for your game. Who loves ya??

We have many cool features ahead, so don’t forget to join our Steam Group, Twitter and Facebook to stay connected!

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