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Gmax Stereoscopic 3D Driver for Playing Games in S3D Mode

July 20th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Anaglyph Glasses


Here is something interesting that I’ve just found, a stereoscopic 3D driver for playing games in stereo 3D mode being developed by a Chinese company called GMAX Electronic Technology. Of course the software is far from perfect or from the level of features and support that more well known solutions such as Nvidia’s 3D Vision or DDD’s TriDef 3D are, but it is still interesting as an alternative. The Gmax stereoscopic 3D driver apparently works with all GPUs and supports Anaglyph and Side by Side output modes. The free version of the software supports only anaglyph mode and puts a watermark on the screen, but that shouldn’t be a problem for testing it. The product also uses profiles for games and currently the developer reports that there are profiles for 273 games available and of course there is a generic mode that you can use for games without profiles.

And now with the not so good things about the Gmax stereoscopic 3D driver. Although the installer and the interface of the software is translated in English, the error messages and the help remain only in Chinese and that could be a bit of a problem while installing the software. I’ve had some trouble installing the software and making it work at first, but after that it worked quite Ok. You only have a slider for adjusting the level of depth, nothing for the convergence and in order to enable/disable the stereoscopic 3D effect or to change the depth level apparently you need to get out of the game do the changes and rung it again – no real-time adjustment. The good thing is that the games are being launched via a Launcher software, similar to TriDef 3D Ignition and you have the ability to switch the left/right image, but again only prior running the game. If you ate interested you can give the software a try and report your feedback below, it definitely has the potential to be developed further into something good, but there is some more work to be done (the software is also labeled as Beta). Interestingly enough there is also a mention about stereoscopic 3D driver for Linux as well, though there isn’t much information about it available.

Here you can download the Gmax stereoscopic 3D driver to try it out…

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  • 1 Bloody // Jul 20, 2012 at 13:51

    The list of games with profiles:
    25 To Life
    3dfarm
    9th Company Roots of Terror
    a7titude
    Air Force Missions
    Airport Simulator
    Alcatraz
    Alien Shooter 2
    Alien Swarm
    Amaneka
    Ankh – Heart of Osirs
    Area 51
    ARMA – Combat Operations
    ArmA II
    ARMA II Operation Arrowhead
    ArmA: Armed Assault
    Assassins Creed 3 Brotherhood
    Astro Tripper
    ATVGP
    Avatar
    Bass Pro Shops Trophy Hunter 2007
    Battle Field Bad company2
    Battle of Europe
    Battle Strike
    Battlefield 1942 Secret Weapons of WWII
    Battlefield 2142
    Battlestar Galactica
    Bee Movie
    Bet on Soldier: Blood on Sahara
    Big Oil 2
    Bio4
    Bionic Commando
    Black Site: Area 51
    Blackout Saigon
    Blade Kitten
    BOILING POINT
    Breed
    Burnout Paradise The Ultimate Box
    Cabelas African Safari
    Call of Duty 2
    Call of Duty 4
    Call of Duty 6
    Call of Duty 7: Black Ops
    Call of Juarez Bound in Blood
    CitiesXL 2011
    Civil War
    Civil Wars Secret Missions
    Civilization V
    Clive Barker’s Jericho
    Clutch
    Code OF Honor: The French Foreign Legion
    Code OF Honor3
    Company of Hereos
    Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
    Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor
    Condemned – Criminal Origins
    Condemned Criminal Origins
    Conquest of the Americas
    Crysis Warhead
    Crysis2
    Darksiders
    Dawn Of Magic
    Dead Rising2
    DeadSpace
    Death to Spies
    Devil may cry 4
    DinerDash5
    DiRT
    DiRT 2
    DOGZ 2006
    Doom Rails
    Dragon Age
    Dragon Age 2
    Drawn2 Dark Flight
    Dream Chronicles: The Chosen Child
    Dreamfall – The Longest Journey
    DrivingSpeedPro
    Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion
    Emergency 2012
    Ether Vapor
    Euthanasia
    Evolution GT
    F.E.A.R.
    F.E.A.R. Extraction Point
    F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate
    Fable
    FACES of WAR
    Facewound
    Fallout 3: Broken Steel
    Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta
    Fallout 3: Operation Anchorage
    Fallout 3: Point lookout
    Fallout 3: The Pitt
    Fallout3
    Far Cry
    Far Cry 2
    FEAR2: Reburn
    Ferrari Virtual Academy
    FIA WRC
    FIFA 2010
    FIFA 2011
    Foreign Legion
    FUEL
    Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords
    Gear Grinder
    German Truck Simulator
    GForce
    GM Rally
    Grand Ages: Rome
    Gratuitous Space Battles
    GREED – Black Border
    GRID
    GTA San Andreas
    GTI Racing
    GTR
    GTR2
    Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
    Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
    HAWX
    heavy weight
    Heroes of Might & Magic V
    Heroes of the Pacific
    Hotel Giant2
    Ice Age:Dawn of the Dinosaurs
    James Bond 007 Blood Stone
    Jetfighter 2015
    Joint Operations Typhoon Rising
    Kane and Lynch: Dead Men
    Kane&Lynch 2: Dog Days
    Kawasaki Quad Bikes
    King’s Bounty The Legend
    Kung Fu Panda
    Land Of The Dead
    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
    Left 4 dead 2
    Left 4 dead 2: sacrifice
    Loki
    Lost Planet Colonies
    Madden NFL08
    Mafia2
    Major League Baseball (MLB) 2K10
    Marine Park Empire
    Mass Effect
    MassEffect2
    Matrix3
    Medal of Honor Air Borne
    Medal of Honor Pacific Assault
    Memento Mori
    men of war red tide
    Men Of War
    Military Life Panzer Simulation
    Mini Desktop Racing
    Mirrors Edge
    MotoGP 2007
    MotoGP URT 3
    MudTV
    My Kingdom For The Princess II (PeaceCraft2_CE)
    Myst IV – Revelation
    NBA 2010 2K sports
    NBA 2k 2011
    NBA 2K10
    NBA live 2007
    NBA live 2008
    NBA 2009
    NecroVisioN
    Need for Speed 10
    Need For Speed 11
    Need For Speed 12
    NEED FOR SPEED 13
    NEED FOR SPEED 14
    Need For Speed 8 underground
    Need For Speed 9
    Nexus – The Jupiter Incident
    NHL 2008
    Ninja Blade
    NovaGame
    Operations Flashpoint DragonRising
    Order of War
    Overlord II
    Overspeed: High Performance Street Racing
    Pac-Man World 3
    Painkiller
    PerfectAce – ProTournamentTennis
    PES 2009
    PES 2010
    PES 2011
    Prince of Persia 4
    Prince of Persia 5
    PrisonBreak
    Project Snowblind
    Prototype
    Psychonauts
    PT Boats
    Puzzle Quest
    Rainbow six VEGAS2
    Raven Squad: Operation Hidden Dagger
    RecettearAnItemShopsTale
    RedOrchestra Red41-45
    RESIDENT EVIL 5
    Restaurant Empire 2
    Rise of the Argonauts
    Risen
    RTL Biathlon 2008
    Ruse
    Saints Row 2
    SBK-08
    Section 8
    Serious Sam HD
    Serious Sam HD 2
    Shell Shock2
    Shin Sangokumusou 5
    Sid Meier’s Railroads
    Silent Hunter 4
    SimCity Societies
    Singularity
    Sins of a Solar Empire
    Sins of a Solar Empire: Diplomacy
    Sins of a Solar Empire: Entrenchment
    Sniper Art Of Victory
    Sniper Ghost Warrior
    Space Siege
    Spider Man: Shattered Dimensions
    Spider Man3
    Splinter Cell 5 Conviction
    Splinter Cell 5 Pandora
    SPORE
    Spore Creature Creator
    Stalin Subway 2
    Stalker: call of pripyat
    Stalker:shadow of chernobyl
    Star Trek
    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2
    Star Wolves 3: Civil War
    STCC
    Stolen
    Super stars V8 Racing
    Super Taxi Driver 2006
    Superbike World Championship 2007
    Supreme Commander2
    Take Command – Second Manassas
    Terminator Salvation 4
    Terrorist Takedown 3
    Th 12.8
    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
    The Fate of Hellas
    The Haunted
    The Last Remnant
    The Saboteur
    The Sims 3
    Tomb Raider 8
    Transformers2:Revenge of the Fallen
    Transforms War For Cybertron
    Tron Evolution
    Tropico 3
    Turismo Carettera: Stock Cars Argentina
    Twin Sector
    Uber Soldier 2
    Unreal Tournament 2004
    Urban Extreme
    Virtua Tennis 2009
    Virtual Skipper 5
    Wallace And Gromit Episode 3: Muzzled
    War3
    Warmonger
    Wine Tycoon
    Wings of Prey
    Wings Over Europe
    WolfschanzeII
    World in Conflict
    World War II Combat Road To Berlin
    X3:Reunion
    Zombie Shooter 2
    Zulus zoo

  • 2 StuartM // Jul 20, 2012 at 16:41

    Awesome! Look forward to trying this out!

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