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3D Vision “Cheat” Fix for Mass Effect 3 Demo and Other Origin Games

February 17th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Other S3D Tech

There are many people that do not like Steam and Origin for reasons that are far beyond the problems that these clients for obtaining and playing games usually provide, reasons like the inability to rename the executable file for a game in order for 3D Vision to recognize the game as a different one for example and load some extra settings that help get better stereo 3D experience at least until Nvidia provides an official profile for that specific game. This is the case with the recently released Mass Effect 3 demo that you can only download through Origin and must play with Origin running and can’t rename the executable file, so that the game is recognized as another UE3-based title such as Bulletstorm for example with the idea for 3D Vision to maybe bring better results in stereo 3D mode and the demo of ME3 to have less issues (pretending that the ME3 demo is Bulletstorm does not help even a bit however)…

The good news here is that there is a workaround to this limitation that Origin implies, with a little bit of tinkering I’ve just found out that my Steam cheat-fix for 3D Vision is also working with Origin, but with a slight difference in how it needs to be used. So here is what you need to do to make things work and be able to rename the original game executable while still being able to run the game with Origin running:

1. Open the folder containing the game files you downloaded from Origin: \Origin\Mass Effect 3 Demo\Binaries\Win32
2. Rename the game executable from masseffect3demo.exe to shippingPC-stormgame.exe for example
3. Rename the file masseffect3demo.par found in \Origin\Mass Effect 3 Demo\Binaries\Win32\Core to SippingPC-stormgame.par or the other new name that you have used for the original executable of the game
4. Extract the masseffect3demo.exe and masseffect3demo.ini files from this archive to the game folder above, you may need to edit the shippingPC-stormgame.exe variable found in the INI file if you set another name for the game executable
5. Make sure that you have the Origin client running before continuing
6. Run the shippingPC-stormgame.exe executable directly (or how you have named the original game executable) and not masseffect3demo.exe or through the Origin client, this is very important
7. That is it, you are ready… the Mass Effect 3D demo will run and the 3D Vision driver will recognize it as Bulletstorm (if you used shippingPC-stormgame.exe) or as another game based on the name of the executable you have used

This procedure should also work not only with the Mass Effect 3 Demo, but when the full game gets released as well as with other games that are available only through EA’s Origin client. Again have in mind that this is a workaround to allow you to rename the original game executable, so that 3D Vision recognizes it as another game and loads the profile for that other game including some special fixes for use in stereo 3D mode. Use this only if there is no official 3D Vision profile like for the Mass Effect 3 demo and when that game has some issues in stereo 3D mode that you think might be fixed with the 3D Vision profile with another game loaded. The example used above will load the 3D vision profile for Bulletstorm, but that will not help fix the issues in the Mass Effect 3 demo, so more experimenting with the names of different executables for games based on UE3 is required…

Download the 3D Vision “Cheat” Fix for Mass Effect 3 Demo and Other Origin Games…

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DDD Has Released TriDef 3D Ignition 3.5 Beta 1 Software

February 16th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Other S3D Tech

DDD has released a new beta version of their TriDef 3D Ignition software for playing games in stereoscopic 3D mode on supported 3D-capable hardware, have in mind that this is only a beta version of the Ignition and not a complete TriDef 3D package. This means you need to download and install this package over an already installed full TriDef 3D software in order for you to be able to test the new TriDef 3D Ignition 3.5 Beta 1. The most important change in this new beta version is the fact that the Virtual 3D mode has been improved and renamed to Power 3D, meaning that you should be able to get better performance and higher quality out of it. There are also some new game profiles being added in the beta version, they are for: Mass Effect 3, The Darkness II, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. So if you are into experimenting with the improved Power 3D mode or want to test the new game profiles, like with the demo of Mass Effect 3 for example, feel free to do so and you can post some feedback in the comments below. Just a reminder, this is a beta version…

For more information and to download the TriDef 3D Ignition 3.5 Beta 1 software…

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Share Your 3D Monitor, 3D HDTV or 3D Projector EDID Data

February 16th, 2012 · 13 Comments · Other S3D Tech

Let us try to make a useful list of the EDID identifiers for different 3D-capable display solutions, so that owners of different stereoscopic 3D devices can experiment by making their display recognized by Windows and other software as a different product and thus behaving differently or getting some extra features available. No matter if you have a passive, active 3D or even autostereoscopic 3D solution please follow the simple guide below and share your EDID identifier data if it is not already shared by somebody else. It is something that you can do in no time and with that you might be able to help many other users…

How to save your Monitor EDID info:
– Get the free Monitor Asset Manager
– Install and Run the Monitor Asset Manager
– Click on the File menu and select “Create INF…
– Name the file with your display model and upload it in the forum.

When posting the INF driver for your 3D display it might also help if you include some additional information, such as what interface the monitor is connected over and if you also have some sort of adapter or maybe a receiver connected between the computer and the display. This might be important especially for HDMI connections where you may also need to have support for audio over the interface and not only the 3D video.

You can post your 3D Monitor EDID INF driver here in the forum…
You can post your 3D HDTV EDID INF driver here in the forum…
You can post your 3D Projector EDID INF driver here in the forum…

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