DDD has just released an update to their TriDef 3D software after a bit more than 3 months with no updates. The other AMD HD3D partner – iZ3D, should’ve also had a new beta available (“before the end of March”), however there is still nothing new and they haven’t released updates for more than 5 months already, but hopefully they will soon have something new too. Getting back to the new TriDef 3D software version 4.5, it apparently now supports over 460 games (430 DDD game profiles and 30+ user submitted profiles) or about 40 new profiles since the previous version 4.4. Among the new game profiles added are Dragon Age II, Men of War Assault Squad, Bulletstorm, Assasin’s Creed Brotherhood, Lineage 2, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Tron Evolution, and apparently a lot of Chinese and Korean MMO games. There are also several game profile improvements relating to auto-focus, Virtual3D, scan rules, icons, performance and crashes. (for games such as Metro 2033, Starcraft II, Prince of Persia the Forgotten sands, Aion etc…). DDD is promising significantly improved cursor and window handling on some systems and games as well as improved the user friendliness of several error messages. There is also a hot-key added to Toggle Virtual 3D On/Off – Alt+Shift+V. This all goes for the TriDef 3D Ignition and apparently there is nothing new fixed or improved in the TriDef 3D Media Player.
March 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment · General 3D News
December 24th, 2010 · 4 Comments · General 3D News
I haven’t covered new driver updates from DDD and their TriDef 3D Software for a while, but that doesn’t mean the company has stopped working on their software. Just in time for Christmas comes a new update version 4.4 that brings even more improvements and fixes, with it DDD claims to have support for over 420 games – 383 with DDD game profiles and 50+ with user submitted profiles. There is also improved NVIDIA 3D Vision interoperability (for multimedia playback), new game profiles added for FIFA 09, 11, Lost Planet 2, NBA 2K9, Allods Online, The Settlers II – 10th Anniversary, and other games. An interesting update for the TriDef 3D Media Player is the addition of support for .srt and .sub subtitle file formats.
The previous updates were not that significant, but what is noticeable as a trend is that DDD is quite active lately and has been constantly adding a lot of new game profiles with every single update. And that is a good thing, especially since not every user will want to tweak or create his own profile in order to play games in stereo 3D, so this activity is much appreciated. Since version 4.3.1 when the support for AMD HD3D technology on ATI Radeon HD 5000 series and AMD Radeon HD 6000 series cards was added DDD had 329 profiles for games made by them and now they are 383 (over 50 new profiles for two months). On the other hand iZ3D has been quite silent as usual in terms of updates and since the late October official release of their iZ3D Driver version 1.12 they haven’t had any update.
May 28th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Other S3D Tech
It has been a while since we’ve seen an update from DDD of their TriDef 3D Software, but today brings good news for the people that use this software solution to drive their 3D-capable system – playing photos, videos and games in stereo 3D. The new version of the software updates the TriDef 3D Ignition to version 2.7 and the TriDef 3D Media Player to version 6.7.9 and brings some small improvements and fixes in both programs. There is still no word about DirectX 10/11 support or 120Hz LCD and shutter glasses, so we’ll have to keep waiting for these to maybe get them in the next update…
It is worth noting that the TriDef 3D Ignition now has new profiles for the following games: Mass Effect 2, BioShock 2, Assasin’s Creed II, ShellShock 2, Street Fighter IV, The Saboteur, The Lord of the Rings Online, Mines of Moria, Perimeter 2 New Earth, Need for Speed Undercover, Leisure Suit Larry – Box Office Bust, Dark Void and Aion. There are now also beta profiles for Divinity II – Ego Draconis, Mini Ninja, Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 and Starcraft II and some updates were done to several game profiles including Google Earth, Left for Dead 2 and Age of Empires III. The TriDef 3D Media Player got an improved rendering backend and several user interface enhancements including higher resolution graphics, special font rendering for 3D displays and better tooltips.