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The DDD TriDef 3D Software Has Been Updated to Version 4.6

September 2nd, 2011 · 2 Comments · Other S3D Tech

The two middlware partners for AMD and their stereo 3D technology – iZ3D and DDD were a bit slow lately, apparently working on something, but not releasing any new updates and when you have to also provide game profiles in order to ensure that new titles are working as good as possible out of the box, then you need to have updates more frequently. And AMD has kind of started to go around these two partners by working with game developers directly to help them to implement stereoscopic 3D rendering from the game engine and output to the AMD Quad Buffer on video cards supporting the AMD HD3D technology. An example for that is the new Deus Ex: Human Revolution game, and AMD has also released Quad Buffer SDK for developers willing to implement this approach directly in their applications…

Anyway, DDD has just released a new update for their TriDef 3D software version 4.6, bringing the number of total supported games to 540, adding profiles for 55 new titles in this update. The interesting thing is that the update includes profiles for 33 Chinese games and 22 Korean games, probably a side effect from the fact that DDD is a major partner for the passive 3D monitors as well as for the new autostereoscopic 3D display that LG is making and so they probably needed to turn a bit more attention to games more specific to gamers in Asia as well. Aside from the new game profiles there seem to be some issues fixed, but not details about which ones and that it pretty much about what is new in the TriDef 3D Ignition part of the package. There are new things in the TriDef 3D Media Player as well, with the most important being the fact that DDD is bringing back support for Side by Side 3D file formats. Something that was missing as a feature for a while, and considering the fact that most 3D videos are usually in this format and not Top/Bottom that was supported it was strange why they’ve waited so much.

And with the general TriDef 3D Software 4.6 update, DDD has also released updates for their separate versions of the TriDef 3D software that are intended for LG’s different 3D-capable monitors and 3D TV sets that are supported separately. The updates are pretty much the same as in the more generic version of the TriDef 3D software with some more specific things related to the supported 3D monitors in these specialized builds. An interesting thing here is the addition of support for the LG D237IPS 3D monitor that uses LG’s Film Pattern Retarder (FPR) 3D display technology on an IPS panel and that should already be displayed at the IFA 2011 trade show in Berlin that is currently on.

You can download the latest versions of DDD’s TriDef 3D software here…

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DDD TriDef 3D Software Has Been Updated to Version 4.5

March 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment · General 3D News

DDD has just released an update to their TriDef 3D software after a bit more than 3 months with no updates. The other AMD HD3D partner – iZ3D, should’ve also had a new beta available (“before the end of March”), however there is still nothing new and they haven’t released updates for more than 5 months already, but hopefully they will soon have something new too. Getting back to the new TriDef 3D software version 4.5, it apparently now supports over 460 games (430 DDD game profiles and 30+ user submitted profiles) or about 40 new profiles since the previous version 4.4. Among the new game profiles added are Dragon Age II, Men of War Assault Squad, Bulletstorm, Assasin’s Creed Brotherhood, Lineage 2, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Tron Evolution, and apparently a lot of Chinese and Korean MMO games. There are also several game profile improvements relating to auto-focus, Virtual3D, scan rules, icons, performance and crashes. (for games such as Metro 2033, Starcraft II, Prince of Persia the Forgotten sands, Aion etc…). DDD is promising significantly improved cursor and window handling on some systems and games as well as improved the user friendliness of several error messages. There is also a hot-key added to Toggle Virtual 3D On/Off – Alt+Shift+V. This all goes for the TriDef 3D Ignition and apparently there is nothing new fixed or improved in the TriDef 3D Media Player.

To download the latest version 4.5 of the DDD TriDef 3D Software…

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DDD TriDef 3D Software Has Been Updated to Version 4.4

December 24th, 2010 · 4 Comments · General 3D News

I haven’t covered new driver updates from DDD and their TriDef 3D Software for a while, but that doesn’t mean the company has stopped working on their software. Just in time for Christmas comes a new update version 4.4 that brings even more improvements and fixes, with it DDD claims to have support for over 420 games – 383 with DDD game profiles and 50+ with user submitted profiles. There is also improved NVIDIA 3D Vision interoperability (for multimedia playback), new game profiles added for FIFA 09, 11, Lost Planet 2, NBA 2K9, Allods Online, The Settlers II – 10th Anniversary, and other games. An interesting update for the TriDef 3D Media Player is the addition of support for .srt and .sub subtitle file formats.

The previous updates were not that significant, but what is noticeable as a trend is that DDD is quite active lately and has been constantly adding a lot of new game profiles with every single update. And that is a good thing, especially since not every user will want to tweak or create his own profile in order to play games in stereo 3D, so this activity is much appreciated. Since version 4.3.1 when the support for AMD HD3D technology on ATI Radeon HD 5000 series and AMD Radeon HD 6000 series cards was added DDD had 329 profiles for games made by them and now they are 383 (over 50 new profiles for two months). On the other hand iZ3D has been quite silent as usual in terms of updates and since the late October official release of their iZ3D Driver version 1.12 they haven’t had any update.

To download the latest version 4.4 of the DDD TriDef 3D Software…

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