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Toshiba Qosmio F750 and F755 3D Laptops Get S3D Gaming Support

December 29th, 2011 · 13 Comments · Other S3D Tech


Toshiba has released a BIOS update for their Qosmio F750 (EU, Asia) and F755 (US) 3D-capable autostereoscopic (glasses free) laptops that adds support for gaming in stereo 3D mode, a feature that was not available initially at the release of the products. Up until recently you could officially only play 3D movies on these laptops, or use a workaround for getting stereo 3D support for other things thanks to the Screen Activator software. But after updating the BIOS of your Toshiba Qosmio F750 or F755 laptop to version 2.00 you should also be able to take advantage of Nvidia’s 3D drivers to get the full set of stereoscopic 3D features.

You need to download and install the following updates in the order listed:
Nidia Display Driver version 8.17.12.9039 (290.39)
Super-D IC Driver version 1.0.1613.809
Toshiba Blu-ray Disc Player version 1.0.1.299
– BIOS version 2.00: for the F750 or for the F755 model

Have in mind that you need to have the resolution set to 1920×1080 in order for the stereo 3D mode to work, although the actual resolution in 3D mode is lower. You need to enable the Nvidia stereo 3D support form the “NVIDIA Control Panel” under the “Set up stereoscopic 3D” pane by clicking on the “Enable stereoscopic 3D” check box. Have in mind that some games might not work in stereo 3D mode and others may not work correctly to ensure a problem free experience. Also note that due to the not so powerful video cards used in the Toshiba Qosmio F750 and F755 3D laptops some games may not have high enough fps for comfortable usage, and even lowering the detail levels may not help in making them playable. Still being able to play games in stereoscopic 3D mode on these autosterescopic 3D laptops is nice to have as a feature finally, even though they are not targeted at gamers. If you have already updated yours and tried the new feature you are welcome to share your feedback…

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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 josh // Dec 30, 2011 at 07:53

    can this laptop or pther 3d laptop outoput 3d vision to a larger 3d vision monitor?

  • 2 Christoph Bisping // Dec 30, 2011 at 17:29

    Yeah, finally we have a “smooth” way to use 3D the same way as 3D Vision users use it. I’m looking forward to hear user experiences on some available applications!

    There’s also some kind of API/SDK included with the new SuperD drivers. Maybe this can help ISV’s to provide a native 3D support in their applications…

    @josh: Sure they can. I guess almost every current laptop with decent NVidia GPU supports this.

  • 3 NobodySpecial // Jan 6, 2012 at 03:29

    @josh – this should be able to, haven’t tested.
    Things to watch out for – most laptops (not this one) use NVidia optimus where you can switch between the low power Intel graphics or Nvidia. Those WILL not run 3DVision

  • 4 cRIPPLED-pIRATE // Jan 9, 2012 at 12:41

    Please Help!!! I don’t know what I’m doing wrong but I cannot get the 3d to work properly at all. After installing all the updates I tried a 2d to 3d conversion playback and found that the depth of the 3d seemed considerably reduced so I used the Super D x-tune facility which sorted that out temporarily. Then I thought I’d try some standard 2d MP4s but they only play in 2d no matter what I did so I updated Nvidia 3d vision to 1.7.2 and that’s made no difference. The 3d screen activator program makes the screen completely un-viewable too! Also, I used to be able to play a 2d dvd in 3d through windows media player but now I can’t and it doesn’t even open up the Super D tracker, infact the 3d button only works in one program and that’s Toshiba BR Player which is now displaying 3d in split mode, one above the other, distorted and un-viewable.

  • 5 3D Playstation Fan // Jan 11, 2012 at 08:34

    Sadly, I’ve run in to similar problems trying to get my F755-S5219 to work. I’ve downloaded all the latest drivers and BIOS upgrades. But when I go NVIDIA’s 3D Vision Live site, all the images just show up as side-to-side images. When I try to play YouTube 3D videos, it lets me select HTML5 now, but the movie just loads and loads and never finishes loading. When I go to the NVIDIA control panel and turn Stereoscopic 3D on, I click “Test Stereoscopic 3D” but the “glasses-free” never kicks in.

    The most annoying thing is that I called Toshiba customer service and the low-level agents there have zero clue what’s going on. None of their service people know how to support the laptop.

    As someone who paid full retail price upon launch, I am profoundly disappointed at how they release new updates but have zero support for them.

  • 6 cRIPPLED-pIRATE // Jan 12, 2012 at 15:16

    Update: I did a system restore back to original factory settings (after 6 days of owning the damn thing) the bios was still at v2.0 but the 3d screen activator worked. I checked it after each update install and it all worked fine until I installed the super D face tracker update so I guess that the 3d screen activator is just not compatible with that update as yet. I’m going to try rolling the Super D drivers tonight and see if that works. Will let you know how I get on.

  • 7 cRIPPLED-pIRATE // Jan 14, 2012 at 22:48

    Update 2: Ok for anyone experiencing problems with the Screen Activator after the Super D face tracker update you just need to remove and re-install the activator and it’s problem solved :)

  • 8 SkeetFX // Jan 16, 2012 at 02:07

    LOVE IT!!!! Finaly an update…. Just played Left 4Dead 2 in 3D.. SWEET!
    L4D wouldnt play at 1080 so no go on 3D, unless someone know a trick.

  • 9 Mighter // Jan 16, 2012 at 19:48

    I get the same problem as 3D playstation fan. Even down to the customer services, I actually felt I knew more about the system than they did!

  • 10 gwot // Jan 20, 2012 at 20:56

    Would those of you that have tried the gaming option recommend this over (or at least comparable to) a display using with glasses?

    It seems that 15″ 3D vision models are getting harder to find and I like the all in one approach.

    Thanks for thoughts.
    G

  • 11 Justin // Mar 27, 2012 at 22:53

    I recently purchased a F755-3d350. It came with a Bios 2.0. The toshiba service tool automatically downloaded all drivers and everything works fine. Its a little difficult to focus while 3d is on. I hope I will get used to it soon :-)

  • 12 3D Freak // Jul 7, 2012 at 12:22

    hi… and cRIPPLED-pIRATE did u solve the split screen 3D issue when playing 2d to 3d video conversion??because superD doesnt do much things but that over and under split images during 2d to 3D playback is giving me a headache…..

  • 13 Aditya // Aug 7, 2012 at 18:55

    guys i need a help i lost all my recovery data accidentally can any one of u upload a torrent of the disks and my laptop has to be formatted and cant factory reset too.. pls guys… anyone

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