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New Nvidia GeForce 314.07 WHQL Graphics Drivers are Available

February 18th, 2013 · 2 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

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Nvidia has just released a new WHQL graphics driver that seems to be mostly targeted at the upcoming release of Crysis 3 that should start appearing worldwide in the next few days starting from tomorrow in North America. EA’s recommended GeForce GPU for Crysis 3 is a GeForce GTX 560 or higher and for the Hi-Performance PC Specification, EA recommends GeForce GTX 680, and that is for playing the game in 2D mode not in stereo 3D mode. Crysis 3 will of course support stereoscopic 3D rendering natively as it is a part of the CryEngine 3 that the game is based on, so good news for the stereoscopic 3D gamers, though there is no clear information yet if the game will support Full Dual View rendering or not. Still the new graphics driver adds profile for Crysis 3 and it the game is rated as “Excellent” for 3D Vision. Aside from the Crysis 3 3D Vision profile, the new drivers include profiles for Dead Space 3 – rated Poor, and Resident Evil 6 – rated Good. The rest is performance improvements.

To download the new Nvidia GeForce 314.07 WHQL Graphics Drivers…

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How to Always Keep Your Nvidia 3D Vision Video Player Up to Date

February 2nd, 2013 · 5 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

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As you might know the Nvidia 3D Vision Video Player is actually a special free version of Peter Wimmer’s Stereosopic Player that is limited to support only 3D Vision. Unfortunately the official version of the Nvidia 3D Vision Video Player hasn’t beep updated for a while (already almost a year now) and the last official version you can download is 1.7.5 while at the same time the Stereoscopic Player is currently up to a version 1.9.9 that has just been released a few days ago. Fortunately there is a very easy way to bring your Nvidia 3D Vision Video Player up to date to the latest version getting all the bug fixes and improvements available. You have to copy the license file from a 3D Vision Video Player installation, it is called “StereoPlayer.cst” into the folder where you have installed the latest version of Stereoscopic Player overwriting the file there. And next time when you run the Stereoscopic Player it will run in 3D Vision Video Player mode.

Have in mind that this workaround will just enable the 3D Vision Video Player functionality using the latest version of the Stereoscopic Player, it will not enable the full extra functionality that is found in the full Stereoscopic Player. It is just a simple way to have the 3D Vision Video Player up to date. If you need the extra functionality of the Stereoscopic Player you should get a license for the Stereoscopic Player.

To Download the latest 3D Vision Video Player version 1.7.5…
And to Download the latest Stereoscopic Player version 1.9.9…

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New Nvidia GeForce 310.54 Beta Drivers are Now Available

November 13th, 2012 · 12 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision


Nvidia has just released new beta drivers from their R310 family of drivers, the 310.54 beta is the second one after the version 310.33 beta released last month. The focus of the new version is the typical performance improvement and bug fixes in games, but it also includes some new things regarding stereoscopic 3D support as well. You should be well aware of the fact that starting in R310 drivers Nvidia has dropped support for the legacy GeForce 6-series and GeForce 7-series GPUs, these are supported up to the R304 releases.

If you still haven’t installed 310.33 or 310.54 beta drivers and you are using the new Windows 8 operating system, then you might want to do so as these add support for windowed 3D stereo mode for all DirectX 9 games, Silverlight 3D video streaming, YouTube 3D, NVIDIA PhotoViewer, NVIDIA Video Player, and 3D Blu-ray applications. Also they add HDMI Checkerboard mode to the list of stereoscopic 3D display types for users who want to use the DLP checkerboard 3D format on their compatible 3D-capable DLP HDTVs, this does not only apply to Windows 8. The new GeForce 310.54 beta drivers add support for the following 3D HDTVs/Projectors in 3DTV Play displays: Samsung UN46ES8000, LG 42LM6700 and Acer H6510BD. The previous 310.33 beta added support for 3DTV Play for the Sony VPL-VW95ES Projector.

The new beta adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles:

– 007 Legends – rated Fair
– The Amazing Spider-Man rated – Not Recommended
– Bunch of Heroes – rated Good
– CABAL2 -rated Good
– Euro Truck Simulator 2 – rated Excellent
– Hawken – rated 3D Vision Ready
– Lucius – rated Fair
– Mabinogi Heroes – rated Fair
– Medal of Honor: Warfighter – rated Fair
– Metro: Last Light – rated Good
– NBA 2K13 – rated Good
– Novlum Demes Editor – rated Excellent
– Of Orcs and Men – rated Fair
– Painkiller: Hell & Damnation – rated Fair
– Planetside 2 – rated Not Recommended
– Prepar3D – rated Good
– Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 – rated Poor
– Unmechanical -rated Good
– War of the Roses – rated Fair
– World Rally Championship 3 – rated Good

Among the most notable issues that still need to be resolved and that you might have trouble with is the fact that you might see screen corruption after pressing the Windows key while viewing content in stereoscopic 3D mode under Windows 8 64-bit, to eliminate the corruption just press the Windows key a second time. Also when installing the NVIDIA graphics driver, if the 3D Vision USB emitter is not plugged in, the 3D Vision USB Controller driver might not get installed. If you plug in the emitter after installing the driver, the indicator light on the emitter may continue to flash red and will not turn green. The recommended solution for this is to reinstall the driver with the emitter plugged in, using the “Perform a clean Installation” option is recommended.

To download and try the latest GeForce 310.54 beta drivers…

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