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L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition for PC with 3D Vision Support

November 8th, 2011 · 10 Comments · Stereo 3D Games

Do you want a new good game that works well in stereo 3D mode with 3D Vision, well then you should forget about the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 game is it does not play well in stereo 3D mode. And apparently we’ll have to wait a bit more for the proper stereoscopic 3D support to be added with a patch for the latest Battlefield 3 game. And the release of the PC version of the new Batman: Arkham City game that should look wonderful in stereoscopic 3D mode was yet again delayed, this time for 22nd – 25th of November (depending on your location). So what can you play meanwhile that will look good in stereo 3D mode on 3D Vision? You should definitely check out the new PC version of the game L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition that just got released as it looks very nice in stereoscopic 3D mode as the game has official support for 3D Vision. But the console versions of the game apparently will not have support for 3D and they should be released in a few days on November 15th.

The PC version of L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition was developed by Rockstar Leeds and features increased resolution and graphical detail along with keyboard remapping and gamepad functionality. L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition on PC also features support for NVIDIA 3D Vision for an even greater sense of interaction and immersion.

There are already some screenshots in stereoscopic 3D format already available here on the 3D Vision Live portal that you can see. Also there is something very important regarding the proper support for the game by 3D Vision at the moment, as the latest official Nvidia video drivers version 285.62 do not properly recognize the game. You will have to manually make a 3D Vision profile for it with the correct settings and use it for a few days as Nvidia should very soon release a driver update to correct this issue. So here is what you need to do to be able to fully enjoy the L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition game in stereo 3D with 3D Vision at this very moment:

– Browse to NVIDIA Control Panel > Set up Stereoscopic 3D.
– Click “Set Keyboard Shortcuts”.
– Click arrow to “Show advanced in-game settings” and click checkbox to “Enable advanced in-game settings”. Remember your hotkeys.
– Start L.A. Noire.
– Change the default convergence up or down (doesn’t matter) and then press the button to save the Save in-game settings and make sure you see the green text on screen.
– Quit L.A. Noire.
– Open Regedit.
– Browse to these locations:
— For Windows 32-bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\NVIDIA Corporation\Global\Stereo3D\GameConfigs
— For Windows 64-bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\NVIDIA Corporation\Global\Stereo3D\GameConfigs
– Check to see if there is an Entry for “LANoire”.
– In the LANoire folder, create the following registry entries:
— D-word (32-bit), StereoConvergence=3eac4a51
— D-word (32-bit), StereoTextureEnable=00000023
— D-word (32-bit), StereoCutoff=00000001
– Re-launch L.A. Noire and you now are matching our 3DV profile. The in-game text still say its not rated by NVIDIA, but don’t worry about that.

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Patch 1.2 for the Game Hard Reset Adds Support for 3D Vision

November 3rd, 2011 · 4 Comments · Stereo 3D Games

Back in early September when the demo of the game Hard Reset was released I was eager to try it in stereo 3D mode with 3D Vision as the game had the potential to look really well with added sense of depth. Unfortunately it did not working well as it had issues with shadows, lights, 2D crosshair, 2D HUD elements etc., so I just tweeted about that and kind of forgot about the game up until now. The reason for that is the fact that there is a new patch version 1.2 for Hard Reset that does add support for Nvidia 3D Vision and three monitor Surround setups (however not specifically mentioning 3D Vision Surround). The patch for the game should autoinstall over Steam, so there is nothing special that you need to do in order to get the game working properly in stereoscopic 3D mode with 3D Vision. Below you can find all the new things and changes that you get with the patch 1.2 for the game.

What’s new?
– New Survival Mode. Two new maps are available: ‘Arrival Hall’ and ‘Landing Pad’.
– To launch Survival Mode, select ‘New Game’ and then ‘Survival Mode’
– Survival Mode is available in all the difficulty levels selectable for Hard Reset Campaign.
– Added Leaderboards for the Survival Mode.
– Full Nvidia 3D Vision support.
– Full Nvidia Surround support.
– Support for multiple displays – recommended 3 display adapters for best effects, and several non-standard resolution modes.
– To select the triple display mode in the game, change the Aspect Ratio to ‘Other’ in the Video Options menu, then select a resolution you wish to use.
– Note that the ‘Other’ mode will be available only if you have 3 displays connected to your PC.
– Added a ‘Details’ tab in the Profile screen – now you are able to check the score you achieved on each of the game’s levels.

What’s changed?
– During bullettime, falling down won’t cause additional damage to players.
– Changed the way how the Mortar Cyborgs react to player in vicinity.
– Crawling gorillas will explode when trying to jump off a higher place.
– Changed the way how Melee Cyborgs behave – now you are able to avoid their attacks while sprinting – their aoe frontal cone was lowered.
– All the crosshairs will be displayed in an appropriate way to objects in front of the player for 3D Vision.
– Changed the way how the messages and hints are displayed to a way more appropriate for 3D Vision.
– Changed the way how dynamic lightning is rendered on decals.
– Changed the way how weapons are displayed on screen.
– Changed the way how the HUD is displayed both in 3d and on multiple displays.
– Improved support for dual SLI users.

For more information about the FPS game Hard Reset…

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Patch Adding Support for 3D Vision in Deus Ex: Human Revolution

October 20th, 2011 · 8 Comments · Stereo 3D Games

The latest patch for the game Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Build 643) is apparently what every stereo 3D gamer was waiting for as it not only improved support for 3D on AMD HD3D-based solutions, but also adds support for 3D Vision and 3D Vision Surround setups. Apparently the in-game stereo 3D controls have also been improved allowing you to get more convincing results and not to have the game looking “flat” when playing in stereo 3D mode.

Release notes for the patch:

* A fix for some players that get stuck on an infinity loading screen in Detroit.
* Fixes for some issues that caused crashes for players using specific firewall or proxy software.
* Additional improvements to counter stuttering in the game.
* Support for Eyefinity in combination with 3D when using interleaved stereoscopic monitors.
* Support for additional brands of stereoscopic interleaved monitors when using AMD graphics hardware.
* Support for Nvidia 3DVision.
* Support for Nvidia Surround, also in combination with 3DVision.
* Improved control over the stereo-3D display in the game.
– The allowed range for the stereo 3D Strength setting has been increased.
– A Stereo 3D Plane setting was added to provide additional control over the 3D effect.
* Various performance improvements.
* Fix for ‘moire’ issues seen on billboards in DX11 mode.
* Some changes to try to counter specific driver issues causing crashes in DX11 mode.

The patch should autodownload the next time you rung the game or it might have already installed, so if you try Deus Ex: Human Revolution with the new patch, then feel welcome to share your feedback about the improvements in stereo 3D support in the comments below…

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