Clearing Your Cache

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Cache is basically "RAM," or Random Access Memory that is set aside as a continually updated specialized buffer storage (usually in the form of a "temporary folder"), which is used to optimize data transfers between system elements with different characteristics. It is perfectly safe to delete your cache and very beneficial to do so, as it rids your computer of outdated data remnants. For this reason, you may find that problems you may experience with EpicDuel after game updates are often fixed by deleting your cache, so it is advisable to do so after every release.

Below shows very simple instructions on how to empty your cache for various browsers.

Side note: If you have a time restriction on your computer on the day you clear your cache the restriction will not go off but should be back the next day.

Browsers

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) Users


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Step #1: Run an Internet Explorer 9 browser window.

Step #2: At the top of the window, you will find your Menu Bar. This toolbar has your File, Edit, View, Favorites, Tools and Help tabs. Click on Tools.

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Step #3: A list will appear. In that list, click on Delete Browsing History… Alternatively, you can use the depicted Ctrl+Shift+Delete command in the browser window to bring up the same thing.

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Step #4: A small pop-up window will appear. Check-mark Temporary Internet Files, Cookies, and History. If you do not have any saved passwords or forms, you can also choose to check-mark everything.

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Step #5: Once you have finished check-marked your selection, click Delete. The pop-up will vanish. Your browser will begin clearing your cache; the time this process takes may vary, depending on the last time you emptied your Internet Cache. After the process is complete, close all Internet Explorer browser windows, then re-open a new IE browser window. Congratulations, you’re done!

Mozilla Firefox Users


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Step #1: Run a Firefox browser window.

Step #2: At the top left corner of the window, you will find the orange rectangular shaped Firefox toolbox. Clicking it will bring up a list.

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Step #3: In that list, hover your mouse over History, then select Clear Recent History... Alternatively, you can use the depicted Ctrl+Shift+Delete command in the browser window to bring up the same thing.

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Step #4: A small pop-up window will appear. Ensure that Everything is selected next to Time range to clear. Imitate the screenshot.

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Step #5: Once you have check-marked everything, click Clear Now. The pop-up window will vanish. Your browser will begin clearing your cache; the time this process takes may vary, depending on the last time you emptied your Internet Cache. Close all Mozilla Firefox windows, then re-open a new one. Congratulations, you’re finished!

Safari Users


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■ First Method (Shorter Version; Recommended)

Step #1: Run a Safari browser window.

Step #2: At the top right corner of the window, you will find a cog. Clicking it will bring up a list. Select Reset Safari...

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Step #3: A small pop-up window will appear. Imitate the screenshot and click Reset. The pop-up will vanish. Your browser will begin clearing your cache; the time this process takes may vary, depending on the last time you emptied your Internet Cache. All open Safari windows will also close simultaneously, leaving a blank Safari window behind to use. Congratulations, you’re finished!

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■ Second Method (Longer Version)

Step #1: Run a Safari browser window.

Step #2: At the top right corner of the window, you will find a cog. Clicking it will bring up a list. Select Preferences... Alternatively, you can use the depicted Ctrl+Shift+, command in the browser window to bring up the same thing.

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Step #3: A small pop-up window will appear. At the top of the window, select the Privacy tab. Then select Remove All Website Data.

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Step #4: Another small pop-up window will appear. Select Remove Now. The pop-up will vanish. Your browser will begin clearing your cache; the time this process takes may vary, depending on the last time you emptied your Internet Cache. Close all Safari windows, then re-open a new one. Congratulations, you’re done!

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Google Chrome Users


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Step #1: Run a Google Chrome browser window.

Step #2: On the top-right of the window, you will find an image of three parallel horizontal lines. Click it and select Options.

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Step #3: Your page will be redirected. In the left side pane, select History, then click on Clear all browsing data...

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Step #4: A pop-up window will appear. Imitate the screenshot. Next to the phrase "Obliterate the following items from:", ensure you have the beginning of time selected. If you do not have any saved forms, passwords, or saved preferences in an application, you may also check-mark everything. Once you have made your selection, click Clear browsing data. The pop-up will vanish. Your browser will begin clearing your cache; the time this process takes may vary, depending on the last time you emptied your Internet Cache. Close all Google Chrome windows, then re-open a new one. Congratulations, you're finished!

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Opera Users


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Step #1: Run an Opera browser window.

Step #2: At the top left corner of the window, you will find the Opera toolbox. Clicking it will bring up a list.

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Step #3: Hover your mouse cursor over Settings, then select Delete Private Data... in the sub-list that appears.

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Step #4: A pop-up window will appear. Click the down arrow beside Detailed Options. Imitate the screenshot. If you do not have any saved passwords, you may check-mark everything. Once you have finished your selection, click Delete. The pop-up will vanish. Your browser will begin clearing your cache; the time this process takes may vary, depending on the last time you emptied your Internet Cache. Close all Opera, then re-open a new one. Congratulations, you're finished!

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All information in this guide was originally gleaned from this post by Eventus, from EpicDuel Forums.
Updated and revised on November 17, 2012 by Eventus.