Visual Patch 3.8 was created specifically for software developers who need to build secure, compact and reliable binary patches for their software products. It features state-of-the-art DeltaMAX binary difference compression, combined with a powerful full-history patching engine. No other tool makes software patching this easy.
Secure Binary Patch Development
Binary Differencing Compression = Tiny Patches
Easy to Use – No Programming Required
Multi-Version Software Patching
Total Patching Control and Customization
100% Compatibility: Windows 95 to Windows 8.1
Visual Patch automatically takes care of the complicated details of patch development, such as inspecting versions to decide which files have changed, and performing sophisticated byte level differencing on each file in order to extract the differences between versions. Using a combination of 128-bit MD5 hashing, CRC-32 checksums and industry standard data encryption protocols, applications and data are kept safe from unauthorized use, transmission errors and other threats. With our state-of-the-art DeltaMAX™ binary differencing compression, the savings are often dramatic – between 90% and 99%. And while other tools can stall out on files as small as 40 MB(!), Visual Patch can make quick work of gigabyte sized files.
Visual Patch features a completely integrated visual development environment. You can quickly and easily add, remove and organize product versions, and see all of the important details about your files, making it easy to manage all your software releases from one environment.
The Project Wizard can even walk you through the creation of a professional software patch complete with customized dialogs and multiple methods of version detection. There is no easier way to make professional-quality, binary patches!
Where some patching tools can only update one particular version of a file, Visual Patch’s intelligent full-history patching algorithms can update multiple older versions to the latest release from a single patch file. Of course, you have full control over which versions can be patched with a single executable.
Only having one file to download simplifies the patching process. End users don’t have to worry about finding multiple patches and applying them in the correct order, as they would with other, less sophisticated patching tools.
Visual Patch gives you total control over the software patching process. A powerful, yet easy to use scripting language gives you access to over 250+ high-level actions. You can query the Registry, modify INI files, perform file searches, interact with web scripts, explore folders, delete and rename files, and much more.
Additionally, you have full freedom with the user interface, with both silent and wizard operation. A library of over twenty different screens, graphical skinning system and full international language support makes it easy.
With Visual Patch, you can make a single patch file that is compatible with all popular versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. This includes everything from Windows 95 all the way up to Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and now Windows 8.1
Plus, we also handle Authenticode signing of your patch file, eliminating Internet Explorer security warnings. And rollback protection automatically restores the original application files if an error occurs or the user aborts the patching process.