29 Jun 2013



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The Tunes, Diagnostic, and Friends widgets of PLAYXPERT
Developer(s) PLAYXPERT, Inc.
Stable release 2834 / October 14, 2011; 19 months ago
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Type In-game Toolset
License Freeware
Website www.playxpert.com
PLAYXPERT is an in-game tool set designed for anyone who wants to remain productive while engaged in a full-screen, immersive media experience on their PC. It was originally designed for gamers. It was built by former Xfire users, who wanted to reduce system overhead for in-game overlay, and give users the necessary tools to build their own in-game widgets. It features several in-game widgets, such as multi-protocol instant messaging, web browsing, a media manager, and others, all of which can be opened in-game, eliminating the need to minimize whatever game, or other full-screen application you may be running. All in-game widgets have adjustable opacity.


PLAYXPERT's in-game overlay is run on an in-house engine, called PLAYXPERT True Overlay. The performance impact is minimal, as the overlay works at the operating system's kernel level. This also means that it supports any game, and doesn't depend on explicit support from the game developer.


All in-game widgets are controlled by the Dock feature, which is an interface with all the widget buttons, which can be dragged anywhere on the screen, and has an adjustable opacity.

Instant Messaging

In addition to its own proprietary instant messaging service, it also supports Facebook Chat, AOL Instant Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ, Sony Station Friends, MSN, Yahoo! Messenger, and Xfire.

Web Browser

The Web Browser widget supports tabbed browsing, an in-game download manager, and bookmarks.


The Diagnostics widget is an in-game Task Manager of sorts, which allows you to monitor your CPU usage, RAM usage, network bandwidth usage, and also a process manager, which allows you to end system processes while in-game.


The Arcade widget is essentially a game manager, allowing you to launch all your games from it, and see what games your friends have. It also serves as a server browser. The Arcade widget became a standard widget as of February 27, 2009.

User-Made Widgets

PLAYXPERT supports user-made widgets, and offers them for download in the Widget Gallery section of their web site.


PLAYXPERT officially supports 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7, Vista, XP and 2000. PLAYXPERT supports the in-game overlay for games that use DirectX 8, 9 or 10. DirectX 11 is supported in beta as of January 2011.



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