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 220.127.116.1139 (290.39)
- Super-D IC Driver version 1.0.1613.809
- Toshiba Blu-ray Disc Player version 18.104.22.1689
- 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…