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Batman: Arkham City For PC With 3D Vision Support is Available

November 23rd, 2011 · 9 Comments · Stereo 3D Games

If you are living somewhere in North America you already have the PC version of Batman: Arkham City available to you and you are able to try it in stereoscopic 3D mode, but for others like me based in Europe it is a few more days until it is released. So if you already have the game and you’ve tried it in stereo 3D mode you are welcome to share your feedback below. The PC version of the game has been delayed a bit and came out a month later than the console version, so is the extra wait worth it, considering that the previous Batman game for PC was really good in stereoscopic 3D mode…

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  • 1 Franco // Nov 23, 2011 at 16:04

    I’ve just bought this game in Steam, I can’t believe it was released earlier in Brazil than Europre. I guess not just North America, but also South and Central America got it first. It’s available since yesterday in Steam.
    I’m still downloading the game, 50% so far. I can hardly wait to try it out in Stereo 3D.
    I can consider myself a lucky guy for owning a Samsung 2010 63″ 3D Ready Plasma model cause my TV supports Checkerboard mode.
    So, thanks to Rollermod, I can make the Nvidia drivers think my Samsung Plasma TV is a 2008 model that supports CB, rather than a HDMI 1.4.
    So I can play Batman in 1080p60hz 3D. And believe me, I can’t tell a considerable difference in 3D quality compared to Frame Packing 1080p24hz, what I can tell is that playing at 60fps is a lot better than nasty 24fps. BTW, 720p FP looks lik crap compared to CB 1080p.
    It’s going to be crazy playing Batman in 3D in the big screen, can hardly wait for that. I’ll leave my comments here.

  • 2 Rodolfo // Nov 23, 2011 at 16:06

    I’m playing here in Brazil the steam version using 3DTVplay with a Viera Plasma 50GT30. I can say that this game is the best 3D experience I’ve had since I started using S3D.
    The problem is that the game is having performance issues in DX11 (http://community.batmanarkhamcity.com/forums/showthread.php/10585-PC-DirectX-11-Issues-Please-Read) already recognized by the developers (shame !). Until SLI GTX580 owners are complaining.
    I am using physx on normal playing at 720p 60hz (3DTVplay) and DX11 on (I wonder if off). Detail level im very high. Perfect playable.

    Asus GTX560 TOP overclocked DCII Ti, AMD Phenom II X6 1055T, Asus 4A785TD Evo-V, 4 GB DDR3 DIMM, Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium 7.1,Panasonic Plasma TV 50”3D GT30B.

  • 3 Franco // Nov 23, 2011 at 23:54

    That’s the problem with 3DTV Play, you loose a lot of pixels playing at 720p in a big screen, it’s like a PS3 game.
    1080p is a must for big screens, I know 24fps is lame for that, I’m just glad I can play in 1080p60hz. 3DTV Play is not the best way to play games in a 3DTV cause of this limitation, no one can play games in 1080p24hz, it’s not playable at all.
    I hope Nvidia give us SBS support, so everyone can play in 1080p60hz, cause all 3D TV’s support SBS, it’s like CB that only Samsung and DLP TVs support.
    This talk about full resolution per eye is crap, what matters is native full hd resolution over scaled crappy 720p. I’m sure everyone would be happy to play games in 1080p60hz SBS or CB, and no one would care about not beign full resolution per eye, you can’t tell any difference, this is pure Nvidia gossip saying that Frame Packing is the way to go, it is for bluray3D, not gaming, not with HDMI 1.4 limitations.

  • 4 Rodolfo // Nov 24, 2011 at 02:48

    Franco, I have a ps3 either and I can tell that S3D in 3DTVplay is far way better than the S3D in Sony console. CanĀ“t even compare.

  • 5 BL1NDS1DE13 // Nov 24, 2011 at 07:20

    Hey, Franco, which plasma are you using?

  • 6 BL1NDS1DE13 // Nov 24, 2011 at 08:44

    Also, when using checkerboard, at 1080p60, since it is using “checkerboard” a single 1080p image is displayed in a CB with half image and half black CB… so what you have is 1080p30 stereo transmitted at 1080p60. The display will take the CB signal which is 1080p30 and display it at the displays native refresh rate.

    CB is great because it is 1080p30 instead of 1080p24… seems to make all the difference.

    The best part about it is that games can be ran at a native 60hz, instead of the game having to support 24 hz in order to get it to run properly over 1.4.

    I was asking about your plasma… have you tried running the tridef software? If your plasma supports CB, you should be able to get tridef and iz3d drivers to run as well.

  • 7 Franco // Nov 24, 2011 at 16:15

    Blindside13, my TV is Samsung 2010 Plasma model C8000 3D Ready. I was lucky to get this baby cause the new Samsung 2011 Plasma and LED 3DTVs don’t support CB anymore, just SBS and under/over.
    I know it’s half resolution per eye, but I play games at 60fps, not 30, so you’re mistaking there.
    I can also play games in Frame Sequential mode using my Samsung Plasma C8000 which is the 3D format used by all 3Dvision compatible displays such as my Alienware 23″ 3D display. It’s full resolution per eye just like frame packing, but it’s 1080p60hz – 30fps per eye, so in this case I play games at 30fps, but it’s full resolution per eye, so it’s much much better than frame packing 1080p24hz.
    I can say that playing games at 30fps is a lot smoother than lame 24fps, and a lot of games are quite playable at 30fps, even most console games run at 30fps average. Now 24fps is terrible, 30 is OK.

    The deal is that besides FP and FS offers full resolution per eye, it’s really hard to see a quality difference compared to CB or SBS which are half resolution per eye, so I prefer to play most games in CB mode 1080p 60fps instead of FS 1080p 30fps, because playing games at 60fps is the way to go and you can play any game, even heavy action titles.
    Some games like Just Cause 2, I’ve played in Frame Sequential 1080p60hz = 30fps per eye, and JC2 is a game that is quite playable at 30fps, so I deciced to play this game in this mode, and the graphics quality was a little bit crispier cause it’s full resoluton per eye.
    Now I’ll play Batman AC, but I’ll choose CB cause 60fps is a lot smoother and the game will be just as beautiful in 3D CB as it would be in FS mode.

    So, you see, I don’t ever use 3DTV Play, just for bluray3D. If I want to play games in 3D using my Plasma TV, I play in CB or Frame Sequential model. So, I don’t ever need crappy Frame Packing mode. And everygame works in FS or CB mode cause those 2 modes are essencially 3Dvision, but not all games work ok in FP mode which is 3DTV Play.
    I can just say I was so lucky to get this TV, I don’t care if the new 2011 Samsung 3D TVs have less ghosting and Bluetooth 3D Glasses, cause they don’t support CB and FS anymore, so people are doomed to play games using those TV’s in 720p60hz, which is unnaceptable for me. I only play at native resolution, 1080p above all.

    Rodolfo, I know 3D in your PC is way better than PS3, I know the difference is huge. PS3 is an outdated console just like Xbox, both are 6 years old, there’s no miracle to make PS3 games comparing to a new updated PC gaming machine.
    What I know for sure is that FP 720p60hz doesn’t get close to the quality I get in Checkerboard 1080p60hz. Native resolution is what matters, when you Tv scales to 720p, you loose quality and pixels. Now this full resolution per eye vs half resolution, this is marketing, your eyes can’t really see a considerable difference that would matter, what they can see easily is a difference between 1280×720 X 1920×1080
    I think you got my point….

  • 8 surreal // Nov 25, 2011 at 04:11

    I can’t even enable 3d on this for some reason.

  • 9 Bricki // Dec 30, 2011 at 18:56

    Did someone have manage to play with 3D TrioViz Glasses ? (just anaglyphic one, that worked on a non 3D TV) Lot of articles say the games is suppose to support anaglyph 3D and the only option I can find in the setting indicate that a geforce 8800 is required. Doesn’t this option is available for any other graphic cards (ATI for example) ?

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