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Driver Fusion is now ad free

If you have downloaded the free version of Driver Fusion recently then you might have seen some third party advertisements in our installer. For the last couple of years we have been working on making Driver Fusion the best device and driver solution there is. Every now and then we try some ideas to help with the cost of developing and maintaining Driver Fusion for all our users. Ever since we launched Driver Fusion we received numerous offers from advertising networks to include third party advertisements in our installers. Because installers with third party advertisements had become the norm, even for companies like Adobe, we opted to include this in the Driver Fusion installer as well.

The advertising network we picked focused on popular software, such as Google Chrome, Opera Browser and AVG Internet Security, when we first started to include these third party advertisements. After a while though, the focus changed to browser addons and other questionable software. We were always quick to disable these but as there is no way to verify them in advance, they were always shown to you at least some time. We always felt that the third party advertisements compromised the user experience and after receiving yet another email about some questional software being installed, we decided to remove the third party advertisements completely. Starting today, with the release of Driver Fusion 3.1, there will no longer be third party advertisements shown in the installer.

How to translate Driver Fusion

Driver Fusion currently supports 57 different languages, but not all translations are complete yet. This guide describes how easy it is to translate Driver Fusion to your preferred language. The following steps are described in detail:

  1. Prerequisites.
  2. Adding a new language.
  3. Translating into your language.
  4. Submit to Treexy.

 

STEP 1: PREREQUISITES

Before you can start translating Driver Fusion, you only need to download these two items:

  • DriverFusionLanguages.zip, containing the translations currently used and a simple one-click converter (LangResX) to convert the translations file to the format used in Driver Fusion.
  • Zeta Resource Editor, a free application that enables you to edit the translation files.

Start by extracting the DriverFusionLanguages.zip file to a new directory, for this guide the directory C:\Languages is used. You also need to know the language code for the language that you want to translate. This can be found on the Microsoft website; several examples from that page are nl-nl, fi-fi, zh-hant-hk and en-us. We will use the xx-xx combination throughout this guide, where xx-xx is the language code you just looked up.

 

STEP 2: ADDING A NEW LANGUAGE

This step is only required in case you want to create a translation of a language that is not yet present in Driver Fusion. You can skip this step if you only want to update an existing translation.

To add new language to Driver Fusion, create a copy of the Language.resx file and rename it to Language.xx-xx.resx.

 

STEP 3: TRANSLATING INTO YOUR LANGUAGE

Open Zeta Resource Editor and click on open resources files, as depicted in Figure 1.

Figure 1

Figure 1 – Open resource files location in Zeta Resource Editor.

The easiest way to start translating Driver Fusion is to open Language.xx-xx.resx and Language.resx simultaneously. You can do this in the file opener by keeping the CTRL-key pressed and left-clicking both files. For this guide we opened Language.resx and Language.nl-nl.resx, as depicted in Figure 2.

 Figure 2

Figure 2 – The English and Dutch language opened in Zeta Resource Editor.

The entries of the language you want to translate can be found in the right column, whereas the English language can be found in the middle column. Once you are done translating the entries in the right column, click on Save all files, as depicted in Figure 3.

 Figure 3

Figure 3 – Save all files location in Zeta Resource Editor.

You can try your translation by running the LangResX application (found in the directory where you extracted DriverFusionLanguages.zip) to automatically process all resx files in the directory and generate the corresponding resources files. Copy the Language.xx-xx.resources file to the Languages folder of Driver Fusion. If Driver Fusion is not set to your language already, you can change the current language in the general settings.

 

STEP 4: SUBMIT TO TREEXY

If you want to submit your improvements to Treexy, you can send us an email at support+language@treexy.com with the resx file for your translation. We will include the translation in the next version of Driver Fusion and give you credit for your translation.

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