The RPG game Arcania – Gothic 4 was released not long ago and the stereoscopic 3D gaming community had high hopes for it to perform and look good in stereo 3D mode, however the game did not do great in fulfilling these hopes. But thanks to the reader Helifax and the large game community, there is now an unofficial user-made patch that fixes some of the issues the game has in stereo 3D mode with 3D Vision, so that you can get better experience should you decide to play the game in S3D. The patch fixes some of the lightning effects, the lights on hero and the environment, shadows in caves or buildings, weapon effects, torch effects etc., however there are still some things that need to be fixed and some things that are being rendered in 2D too. So if you own the game and want to try the user-made patch, you are welcome to do so as well as reporting some issues with it and maybe even helping further improve it.
November 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Stereo 3D Games
August 7th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Stereo 3D Games
Until a few days ago the game Trine was rated as Not Recommended to be played in stereo 3D mode with 3D Vision according to the Nvidia game profiling system and it actually still is reported as such, however the developers of the game have already fixed the issues it had in S3D mode. With the latest patch for the game version 1.08 it is now working very well in stereo 3D mode when being played with 3D Vision and the previous issues are go, so the game can as well be considered almost as a 3D Vision Ready title after applying this patch.
Trine is a physics-based action game where three characters allow clever solutions to challenges created by hazardous puzzles and threatening enemies. The gameplay is based on fully interactive physics – each character’s different abilities and tactics can be used to invent new ways to overcome obstacles and save the kingdom!
May 4th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Stereo 3D Games
Bad Company 2 used to have a bug, where the name tags (and associated icons) were rendered way off from the character they belong to when playing the game in stereo 3D mode with 3D Vision, but now that issue is fixed. This problem was more apparent in the Multiplayer mode of the game as in Singleplayer you don’t see many name tags anyway. You can see what I’m talking about in the video above, to get an idea of the annoying nature of the problem when trying to play with name tags moved away like that…
The latest Battlefield: Bad Company 2 patch (version 529843) which was released on April 21st has the name tags display fixed and you should normally have that automatically installed, but if you skipped the update and you play the game in stereo 3D mode with 3D Vision then now you have a good point in updating it. BFBC2 has an auto-update mechanism and forces all the Multiplayer users to update to the latest patch, but it seems that a lot of people that play the game mostly in Singleplayer might not have applied the patch and thus can still have the issue. And you are more than welcome to share your thoughts in the comments below how the latest patch works for you in stereo 3D mode…
And if you still don’t have the game, because it did not yet perform good enough for you in stereo 3D mode when using 3D Vision, then now you don’t have an excuse anymore even for that, so you can go and get it. The current price for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 at Amazon is $43.51 USD. Not to mention that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is also one of the game titles that works very well with a 3D Vision Surround setup as we’ve seen in all the 3D Vision Surround demonstrations going on around lately (plays very well on 3 displays). And the new driver release version 256, that will give us 3D Vision Surround as a feature is just around the corner and should very soon be available to everyone with two Fermi-based GTX 470 or GTX 480 or even GT200-based SLI configurations.