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Just Cause 2 Demo is Available on Steam and Supports 3D Vision

March 4th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Stereo 3D Games


Just yesterday I’ve shared the information that the game Just Cause 2 will be 3D Vision-ready title and today we already have the demo of the game available on Steam. The good news is that the demo also works just fine with 3D Vision, so you can get a feel of what to expect form the full game when it is out later this month, however there are a few issues that you should be aware of regarding the demo. The game really looks great in stereo 3D mode with 3D Vision even with all the additional effects enabled so it is really done with S3D in mind, but the demo however has some minor issues. You should start with the installation the 3D Vision driver included in the just made available 196.75 drivers as these drivers are the first ones that do include a 3D Vision profile for the game. Not that if you use older driver without the game profile you’ll have some issues as the default convergence level in the game is just fine, it maybe needs just some fine tweaking for optimum results, but that also depends on personal preferences. If you have an SLI system with two or more Nvidia video cards you should disable the SLI before running the demo of the game if you plan to play it in stereo 3D mode as it seems that the demo has some issues with SLI and 3D Vision working together. With SLI enabled when you switch to stereoscopic 3D mode by enabling the 3D Vision the left frame in the game (right when taking a 3D screenshot) is almost completely dark creating a very weird feeling and making the S3D mode unusable until you disable SLI. The last thing you should be aware of is that the demo and probably the final game is quite demanding in terms of graphical performance, especially if you wish to play it in stereoscopic 3D mode.

To download the demo of the game Just Cause 2 over Steam…

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Coppershark // Mar 5, 2010 at 04:43

    Just played the demo for a good couple of hours and in my opinion it is the best 3D I have yet seen. It knocked Batman AA and Resi 5 into next week as far as 3D ready goes. The demo is demanding but ran pretty smoothly on my ‘now creaking’ core 2 duo, 275 gtx, 4 gb ram machine. I had a few issues with some halo effects around the cut scene but I would think that the drivers at launch will get rid of that. Now this is what I would call a true 3D ready game, Bioshock 2 developers 2K games could learn a thing or two from Just Cause 2 ! I wasn’t going to pre-order this title but I will now.

  • 2 Romney // Mar 5, 2010 at 07:28

    The Nvidia drivers are no longer available at their website. I downloaded the demo and its not that cool without the drivers. Also I bought Bad Company 2 and the 3d in that game is horrible. when might they fix that game?

  • 3 Romney // Mar 5, 2010 at 08:57

    i Just searched on the missing driver problem. It seems that Nvidia needs to fix it because it was causing computers and graphics cards. It was also making all of Blizzard’s games unplayable. Please let us know when its available again. Also let us know when Bad Company 2 will be fixed…and Bioshock 2. im getting sick of these developers flaking on the 3d support.

  • 4 Ferry // Mar 7, 2010 at 13:21

    BadCompany 2 can be fixed for most of the issues,do a little research…
    Same counts for Bioshock.

    I downloaded the Justcause demo,and it really looked great !
    Not really my game,but thinking of bying it,because I really like the atmosfere with the 3d option.

  • 5 Ray // Apr 22, 2010 at 15:38

    Bad Company 2 patched via Steam last night and it solved my SLI 3D issue (running 2 x GTX 470). Just Cause 2 still has 3D issues when running in SLI mode. Hopefully there will be a patch or driver update soon.

    Also can’t wait for the 3d surround drivers to come out!

  • 6 Ray // Apr 23, 2010 at 07:08

    Looks like the motion blur feature was causing the 3d vision issues in SLI mode.

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