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Aliens vs Predator Multiplayer Demo Fix for 3D Vision Users

February 5th, 2010 · 6 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision


The Multiplayer Demo of scheduled for February 16th release game Aliens vs Predator has been released yesterday over Steam and a lot of people (including myself) tried to play it with 3D Vision. It turned out however that the 3D Vision drivers contain a profile for an older AvP game and load it and that results in totally messing up the image on the screen when you turn on the stereoscopic 3D mode. Turns out that the convergence level is the thing that totally messes up the image on the screen, but even after lowering the convergence with the help of CTRL + F5 key combination the game is not in a true stereo 3D mode…


So I had to figure a way out to fix that by preventing the wrong game profile to be loaded from the 3D Vision driver and this was not as easy as to just rename the AvP.exe file from the Steam directory as this prevents the game from actually being run. So the solution I’ve found is to rename the actual game executable from AvP.exe to AvPx.exe and then add a small launcher that is named AvP.exe that is just calling up the renamed actual game executable file and that did the trick. The 3D Vision drivers no longer detect the game and load the old profile so things look normal, although you might still want to play with settings in order to get best results in S3D mode. To make it easier I’ve packaged the launcher I’m using (Bart’s program launcher 1.2) into a small archive so that after renaming the the original Exe of the game you can just extract the files from the archive below and then just run the game with everything working fine with 3D Vision.

Download the archive with the launcher fix for the AvP Multiplayer Demo…

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rob Magee // Feb 5, 2010 at 15:26

    Great work yet again bloody.NV should add you to ther pay roll. You should consider setting up a wiki with fixes like this, along with suggested convergence settings. Me and many outhers would love to contribute to somehting like this

  • 2 ik // Feb 5, 2010 at 15:49

    couldn’t start the game with this

  • 3 Bloody // Feb 5, 2010 at 16:03

    Ik, did you follow all the instructions, renaming the original file and then extracting the launcher?

  • 4 ik // Feb 5, 2010 at 16:12

    hi yes followed the instructions but wouldn’t start

    seems like myn works without it I using latest drivers 196.34 with 1.20 stereo drivers

  • 5 Fguillotine // Feb 5, 2010 at 18:10

    it works perfect. Thanks again for the fix.

  • 6 John // Feb 17, 2010 at 22:44

    Thanks alot… avp look great in 3d

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