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Some Improvements for Playing StarCraft II in S3D with 3D Vision

August 9th, 2010 · 15 Comments · Stereo 3D Games

Last Friday Nvidia has silently released a new beta driver CD version 1.33 for 3D Vision users after previously releasing a 1.33 CD with WHQL drivers and that kind of confused the users as the version of the drivers included was the same as with the WHQL release. However in the new beta driver there are some improvements regarding the 3D Vision profiles and one of them is targeted for StarCraft II players, along with updated Mafia II profile (the game is finally coming very soon) and TRINE profile with both getting certified as 3D Vision Ready. And while normally there is no need to update (this is beta driver after all) if you play StarCraft II and want to finally be able to play in stereo 3D mode with good results then you should update the drivers as they do a good job in fixing most of the issues the game has in S3D mode. However this driver update brings the game to a “Good” 3D Vision status according to the profile and does not make it perfect in stereo 3D mode, for that we are still waiting for a patch for the game itself coming from Blizzard (like fixing the 2D crosshair etc.). One thing regarding the 3D Vision profile for the StarCraft that kind of surprised me was that the convergence level in the profile was a bit messed up, so I did some tweaking and here is a custom convergence profile that should fix things for you should you experience the same problem. So if you the the new driver and the custom convergence settings for StarCraft II please report how they work for you.

Download the custom convergence settings for the game StarCraft II…
Download the new 3D Vision driver CD version 1.33 beta with the updated profiles…

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15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kevin Newman // Aug 9, 2010 at 22:02

    I don’t know who’s responsible – nVdia or Riot, but there were fixes for League of Legends as well. The trick on that one was to pull the convergence way up, so the characters pop out of the screen a little bit – kind of like the defaults for StarCraft 2. Both games look great in S3D.

  • 2 john // Aug 10, 2010 at 00:08

    more boring news from 3dvision blog. where do you get your 3d news from. Once again i will give you some UP TO DATE 3d news that is somewhat interesting. Sharp has a 3d smart phone coming out. now that is news!. Do we have to wait a month for you to let us know about this?

  • 3 Bryan // Aug 10, 2010 at 00:15


    Re: F*CK OFF!

    Thank you.
    Come again.

  • 4 Bloody // Aug 10, 2010 at 00:23

    John, this is NOT a news site and was never intended as such if you haven’t noticed that already! So do not expect to always find the latest news here… and it seems that you are up to date enough not to need to find the latest 3D news here anyway.

  • 5 Tiger76 // Aug 10, 2010 at 00:33

    We Love your Blog Bloody

    thanks for your time my friend :XD

  • 6 Nafi // Aug 10, 2010 at 01:18

    Thanks for this awesome news!
    I was waiting to hear some news about the 3D fix in Starcraft 2
    for some time now.
    You are the best! =)

  • 7 Peter // Aug 10, 2010 at 01:43

    The only news I need for 3D are the latest 3D Trailer/Video downloads, 3D game fixes/announcements, and 3D hardware reviews or fixes.

    This is why this website is awesome because Bloody provides all of this in a website that isn’t cluttered.

  • 8 timmy // Aug 10, 2010 at 03:24

    and please, dont ever let us know about 3d smartphones or 3d -f*ckin-watches. gadget noobs like john makes me sick.

  • 9 serge // Aug 10, 2010 at 07:19

    Bloody, do u have a plan to play with 3d tv ?
    for example compare old and new generation tv – samsung 50b450 plasma and new led panel ?
    i’m too greedy to buy both of them %)

  • 10 Bloody // Aug 10, 2010 at 10:42

    Serge, I will try to, but it is not very easy to get 3D TVs for review, so most likely if/when I buy one there will be a more extensive review…

    Samsung 50B450 isn’t very easy to find, and is not Full HD, however there is a lot of positive feedback about it and the price is quite attractive for an old generation 3D-ready 50″ plasma TV using checkerboard input and the 3D Vision glasses.

  • 11 Matej // Aug 11, 2010 at 00:55

    You are great and i fully agree with : The only news I need for 3D are the latest 3D Trailer/Video downloads, 3D game fixes/announcements, and 3D hardware reviews or fixes.

  • 12 serge // Aug 11, 2010 at 02:05

    Bloody, will wait )
    hope to see review like acer vs viewsonic

  • 13 jacob pederson // Aug 14, 2010 at 14:07

    I didn’t feel like the camera angle was very conducive to 3d in Starcraft 2. It is very close to being a straight down view. The Dawn of War 2 camera is much friendlier, being tipped back almost into the 3rd person shooter range, and making for expansive stereoscopic vistas.

  • 14 larry // Aug 17, 2010 at 17:46

    great work! nice to have a extra support keep it up

  • 15 DarkMe // Sep 19, 2010 at 01:29

    I’ve been trying to test out 3D using Nvidia’s Anaglyph and starcraft was the one game i really wanted to try but their default settings were way off as soon as i used your registry patch it started working perfectly!! THANK YOU!!!

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