Alien Command Center and Experience
AlienAdrenaline, Alien Command Center
The latest version of Alien Command Center adds an AlienAdrenaline section to the existing AlienFX, AlienFusion, and AlienTouch areas. AlienAdrenaline is a feature that lets you create “modes” for your various installed games that kick in when you launch them; for example, you can set a media player to come on, VoIP chat to initiate, and even launch an AlienwareFX State.
If you’re particular about the touchpad controls on your machine, AlienTouch is pretty cool. In this area of Alien Command Center, you can adjust the tapping functions, sensitivity (for example, you can make it so that the touchpad reacts nimbly to your finger but mostly ignores your accidental palm movements), and scrolling features.
AlienAutopsy is on board to be a resource for accessing help (such as forums, the manual, and so on), service and support, and updates that come straight from Alienware. You can also create backup media, set Internet proxy settings, and poke through detailed system information.
The final prong of the Alienware pre-installed trident of software is AlienRespawn, which as you might have surmised from the name is a backup/restore program. (Although you can set backup media from AlienAutopsy, AlienRespawn is a fuller-featured application.) The basic backup/restore features are there, although to unlock its full functionality, you’ll need to drop $39.99 for the upgrade.