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3D Vision Standalone Driver 196.75 With IR Transmitter USB Driver

March 5th, 2010 · 19 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

We’ve been waiting for Nvidia for over a month to release a new standalone 3D Vision driver with profiles for new top games, but there is still nothing available, even as a beta version. Nvidia however released a new driver for graphic cards version 196.75 that also included an updated 3D Vision driver with the same version, but this one only supported 3D Vision Discover mode… and soon after that this driver was recalled and removed from the website because some issues (not in the 3D Vision part, but in the GPU driver!). So I repacked the 3D Vision driver version 196.75 with the IR Transmitter USB driver that was originally not present and here you can download the full package and install on your PC while waiting for the official updated release (the 3D Vision driver provided is completely safe to use!). And as you can see above this driver has profile even for the recently announced 3D Vision Ready title Just Cause 2 that also works with the just released demo of the game. Besides the Just Cause 2 profile you can also see other 3D Vision-ready titles such as the quite expected Metro 2033 game. And if you are wondering what that Biohazard 5 game is, well nothing new actually as this is the name under which the Resident Evil 5 is actually known as in Japan, so no big news there. The 3D Vision driver 196.75 also includes official profiles for games like Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and even correctly recognizes the new Aliens vs Predator game that had issues with older versions of the driver (loaded a profile for older AvP game that messes up things). Have in mind however that even though there is a profile for the new AvP it is being rated as Not Recommended for 3D Vision because of the 2D flashlight and other lights being rendered at wrong depth levels (need a path for the game to fix that).

But the interesting things in the new version 196.75 of the 3D Vision driver don’t end up with only new profiles for games, there are also seem to be other new additions. If you remember back in January I told you about some new expected features in 3D Vision and Nvidia seem to be adding some of these already. Like for example the 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla Firefox (npnv3dv.dll) you get installed or the one for Internet Explorer (Nv3DVisionIePlugin.dll and Nv3DVisionIePlugin64.dll) as these are supposed to allow you to view stereoscopic 3D photo pairs directly from within your browser. However I could not make them work, as I’m not even sure how they are supposed to be working anyway… there is still no any information officially available for them… yet. Anyway, if you are eager to get the repackaged 3D Vision standalone driver version 196.75 you can download it from one of the links below. Then you need to extract the Zip archive and run the setup.exe to complete the installation, if you get a prompt for the USB drivers for the IR transmitter you can select the folder where you extracted the driver (32-bit and 64-bit versions are included).

To download the standalone 3D Vision Driver 196.75mirror 1mirror 2

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19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 kesda // Mar 5, 2010 at 20:26

    I do not recommend to use the 196.75 driver until nvidia fix the bug issue that caused recall. The bug may corrupt the fan management and the gpu may fry!

  • 2 Bloody // Mar 5, 2010 at 20:38

    This is the 3D Vision Driver only!, not the GPU one (which has the issue), so there is anything here that controls your video card fans and you can safely use it in combination with older graphics driver ;)

  • 3 ReMichael // Mar 5, 2010 at 22:29

    Installed, is that Mozilla (Firefox) Addon just a placeholder? No information on how it should work…
    Youtube in 3D Vision would be great, no need to download every video anymore ;). Hope they release something soon.

  • 4 vesper8 // Mar 5, 2010 at 22:55

    I read in one of your other articles (I think it was one of yours) that the people who purchased the nvidia 3d-vision kit would sort of be left in the dust with their proprietary hardware whereas the new kits based on the bit cauldron glasses which should be available for purchase soon and branded with all sorts of different companies would be the way of the future since they would all use the same standard.

    With that in mind, do you think there’s any chance that nvidia will make a change to their driver so that their kits also become compatible with ATI cards and the same standards as the bit cauldrons kits?

  • 5 Bloody // Mar 5, 2010 at 23:07

    It is more like that the iZ3D driver that will supposedly work with ATI cards and the Bit Cauldron shutter glasses might also support Nvidia hardware. So it can turn out to be more like an alternative to the 3D Vision, but these are just some assumptions based on the current universal support of the iZ3D’s drivers. Anyway it is too early to assume anything, we need to wait for the Bit Cauldron’s glasses to become available and iZ3D to update their driver first…

  • 6 Darktronik // Mar 6, 2010 at 00:41

    Hello Bloody,
    i’ve installed 196.75 gpu driver and after this 3d vision driver, but didn’t work.

    Setup wizard cant detect IR trans.

  • 7 Bloody // Mar 6, 2010 at 01:23

    You need to update the IR transmitter driver manually, selecting the folder where you extracted the 3D vision driver…

  • 8 al_bo // Mar 7, 2010 at 03:18

    Hello Bloody, “…need to update the IR transmitter driver manually, selecting the folder where you extracted the 3D vision driver…”, – where is located this folder?

  • 9 Ferry // Mar 7, 2010 at 13:10

    It works great…!
    BadCompany 2 looks much better now,with this new driver…

    Thanks for taking the time to post those links Bloody !

  • 10 turls // Mar 10, 2010 at 00:45

    Did the Samsung DLP 3D support/fix make it into this?

  • 11 Bloody // Mar 10, 2010 at 00:56

    Can’t tell for sure, no change log is yet available and I don’t have a compatible 3D DLP TV to test with… anyone with one can try and report if it works or not.

  • 12 iamKira // Mar 13, 2010 at 15:46

    Hi, drivers looks okay to me except that opposite to the 196.21 one it’s all depth inside my screen. with the 196.21 drivers it was like my gun was outside the screen coming towards me.
    not sure if you understand what i mean but it’s less immersive now.
    any idea why?

  • 13 Bloody // Mar 13, 2010 at 16:29

    The convergence level was probably tweaked for better results in the respective profile, you can change it back to have more out of the screen effect manually, but this can also bring some issues in the respective game and that is probably why now it is optimized for depth.

  • 14 iamKira // Mar 13, 2010 at 16:46

    I see. the game is Battlefield Bad Company 2.
    i tried using the shortcut for convergence ‘ctrl + f6’ but it didnt do anything.

    have you tried bfbc2? got suggestion for the 3d settings?


  • 15 SpeedKilz // Mar 15, 2010 at 20:41

    Do you need to uninstall your exisiting 3d vision drivers BEFORE you install the 196.75 drivers?

  • 16 franco // Mar 17, 2010 at 07:01

    Can I install this driver combined with 196.21 WHQL ( package 1.20)???
    Do I have to uninstall drivers 196.21 (both GPU and 3d Vision) completely and then install again 196.21 WHQL and 196.75 3d vision driver or can I just install 196.75 3d vision driver over 196.21 without uninstalling GPU driver???

    I also downloaded driver 196.86 from guru3d, but I’m kind afraid of GPU forceware beta drivers. I prefer WHQL always.

  • 17 Bloody // Mar 17, 2010 at 11:01

    No need to uninstall the previous drivers, just install this one over and it will update the 3D Vision driver to version 196.75.

  • 18 bluNt // Mar 23, 2010 at 21:18

    is there a way to run the stereoscopic 3D without having the IR transmitter?

  • 19 bluNt // Mar 23, 2010 at 21:21

    I dont have the 3d Vision kit, but I have some ‘Real D 3D’ glasses from the Cinema that I saw a 3D film with. So I was just wondering if I could get it to work somehow without the IR transmitter cos the discover mode sucks.

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