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3D Vision Driver CD Version 1.44 Beta (266.35) Has Been Released

January 4th, 2011 · 16 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

Today Nvidia has released a new beta driver CD version 1.44 for 3D Vision that is based on the new beta video and 3D Vision driver number 266.35. This also marks the first officially available version of the release 265 drivers which is the next major update in terms of features that has been released after the R260 not too long ago. One of the major new features in the new drivers is the addition for the option to view 3D photos directly in the browser window at the new updated 3DVisionLive.com community portal also updated today. And since I’ve already discussed that in a bit more detail in the previous post, I’ll just cover the other new features made available, as they also deserve some attention…

Nvidia has been mentioning 3D Vision Window Mode support for games as an upcoming feature for quite some time and now it seems that it is finally making its appearance as the release notes mention 15 games that already support it. This means that you will be able to play these games in stereo 3D mode not only in full screen, but also in a window mode in stereo 3D while at the same time you may have other 2D applications also open. This seems to be a bit of a challenge as you have to define the apps that should be in 3D mode in order for things to work, so maybe Nvidia is working on another profiling method, or more like extending the 3D Vision profiles, with MMO games being the priority. The full list of games that should work in window mode in stereo 3D with the new driver is as follows: Aion, Crazy Racing Kart Rider, Crossfire, Dragon Nest, EverQuest 2, Guild Wars 2, NED, PopKart, QQ Dance QQ, QQ Xian Xia, Tian Long Ba Bu, World of Warcraft – Burning Crusade, World of Warcraft – Wrath of the Lich King, Xun Xian and Zhu Xian 2. As you can see from the titles here, there seem to be quite a lot of Asian games that don’t seem very well known, at least to me, with them also getting official 3D Vision profiles along with a few other games. The drivers also support stereo 3D window mode in Google Earth, finally.

The new driver also adds support for two new 3D Vision projectors: Acer X1261P and Sanyo PDG-DXL2000. But more interesting and important is the significant update that includes support for more recent Mitsubishi 3D DLP television sets, including the 2010 series that also got a free firmware update to support HDMI 1.4 stereo 3D input. The full list of additional models that are now also supported includes: Mitsubishi WD-83838, WD-83738, WD-73838, WD-73837, WD-73738, WD-73638, WD-73C10, WD-65838, WD-65738, WD-65638, WD-65C10, WD-60738, WD-60638, WD-60C10, L75-A91.

Nvidia Surround is also updated, with improved performance for 3-way and 4-way SLI configurations, as well as an updated 3D Vision Surround and NVIDIA Surround game support list, although the new list is still not available on Nvidia’s website. The release notes also mention support for some new 3D-capable LCD monitors, but these were actually added in earlier releases, so they are not entirely a new feature for the 266.35 drivers. The mobile version of the drivers has pretty much the same features and it also mentions added support for new 3D Vision notebooks: Acer Aspire 5745DG, ASUS G53Jw, ASUS G73Jw. Interestingly enough the mobile version does not mention the 3D Vision Window mode as the desktop version does, but that does not necessarily mean it is not supported.

Download the 3D Vision Driver CD Version 1.44 Beta (266.35) for Desktop PCs
Download the 3D Vision Driver CD Version 1.44 Beta (266.35) for Laptops

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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bonom Denej // Jan 5, 2011 at 01:54

    Maybe that will introduce 3D not only for games… I’m thinking about Google Earth or some 3D software that we us mainly in a window. Google Earth in 3D could be terrific ^^

    About 3dvisionlive.com, does this site only works with IE ? Because I’m using Opera and even if the video loads up, the 3D doesn’t work and I have two players side to side in the size of one player… Maybe it’s due ton Silverlight compatibily which is improved only for IE ?

  • 2 Bloody // Jan 5, 2011 at 02:29

    I forgot to mention, Google Earth is also be supported, the only non-game so far and works quite decent, I’ve tired it already.

    Interestingly enough if you rename Torchlight.exe (should work for other games too) for example to googleearth.exe and run it in window mode you can also play it in stereo 3D mode… ;)

    the 3DVisionLive will work not only in IE, but I don’t think Opera is yet supported…

  • 3 kingsmeadow // Jan 5, 2011 at 12:58

    Nvidia 3D works with Firefox and Google Chrome and only 32bit IE.

  • 4 park // Jan 5, 2011 at 16:32

    i c tested Aion at windows mode
    but s3d does not work
    any 1 know how can i activate 3dvision in windows mode?

  • 5 Bloody // Jan 5, 2011 at 16:41

    If it is not activated by default, then try pressing the CTRL + T or the button or the IR emitter… I have only tried with Google Earth and a few “unsupported” games renamed to see if they will work.

  • 6 jimi // Jan 5, 2011 at 18:36

    The Beta Fixes Call of Duty 3DTV Play bug also..

    Does anyone know if 3dvision live supports 3DTV Play? Did not appear to be in stereo.

  • 7 Bloody // Jan 5, 2011 at 19:02

    No, 3DVisionLive does not yet support 3DTV Play…

  • 8 Please help // Jan 5, 2011 at 22:48

    I just installed the NEW 266.35 driver and seems that my 3D Vision don’t work anymore,cause they need the ‘driver controller’ installed.The only new version is the 260 driver controller,so I installed it and I had problems too. If anyone has the same probl,please post it or anybody knows how to fix this then PLEASE HELP~

  • 9 Bloody // Jan 5, 2011 at 23:15

    Download the 3D Vision CD that includes the IR emitter driver too…

  • 10 Gekko // Jan 5, 2011 at 23:15

    Google earth 3d is a absolute killer app!
    Try and see with own eyes….

  • 11 gregor // Jan 6, 2011 at 06:29

    I am the owner of PANASONIC VIERA TX-P50VT20EA and geforce 580. 3D gaming doesnt work on my TV. Can you help me. I have the latest drivers and 1.4 hdmi cable. In the nvidia control panel TV is recognised as blu-ray . Thanks

  • 12 Bloody // Jan 6, 2011 at 11:04

    You need to buy the standalone version of the 3DTV Play software in order to be able to use it for gaming since you probably don’t have the IR emitter from a 3D Vision kit to get the free functionality. The good news is the standalone 3DTV Play software is finally available now at the Nvidia Online Store.

  • 13 Dallas // Jan 7, 2011 at 04:47

    Bloody I can’t get my IR emitter to work, any time it needs to activate 3d the green indicator on the emitter turns off and then I can’t turn it on. I installed the released IR emitter drivers and I also tried the beta ones. Same result. I am running a 480gtx and an Acer GD235HZ.

  • 14 Anonymous // Jan 7, 2011 at 12:03

    Dallas,I had the same problem with the beta ones.Here is the fix: Make a clean install for 266.35 then install this driver :

    Then your IR should work;) Good luck

  • 15 Jacob // Jan 10, 2011 at 07:36

    I have installed this driver, but when I run Google Earth, nothing happens, just a slight “pause” when I press Ctrl+T, but the IR emitter doesn’t begin to glow bright green, nor when I press the button on the emitter itself. I have the 460GTX with a Mitsubishi DLP.

  • 16 Bloody // Jan 10, 2011 at 11:09

    The Window 3D Mode may only work with 3D LCD monitors for now, it does not work with 3DTV Play and 3DTVs for sure and the same may be also be true for 3D DLP TVs…

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