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Frustration in a box
on 11 October 2013
At the time I bought these 3D glasses they were the best option in my opinion for getting a 3D effect when playing games on the PC. In my case, Microsoft's Flight simulator, of which I am a keen user. I paid a premium for a 120hz monitor and a high end graphics card hoping to get the best performance from the experience of 3D in flight. Initially I was not disappointed. I was delighted with the 3D effect when running Flight simulator coupled with photo realistic scenery and other software additions which added to the realism of weather and texture.
Nvidia released a driver update and thus my problems started. Somehow all settings related to Flight simulator became corrupted, I was now getting red/green stereo not 3D glasses stereo. Initially a delete and reload of drivers related to 3D vision was sufficient. This of itself does not sound such a big deal but getting the update to stick meant I had to delete a lot more than just the 3D driver, (I spent days of research to sort out the problem I had).
Sorted at last, or so I thought. Then Nvidia released another update and my problem returned. I eventually found that a stereo 3D on flag in the registry was not being set. Again, which one and how took a very considerably long time. I disabled all automatic updates and decided I would under no circumstances make any changes to what was a stable 3D viewing platform. Then after a break from running flight simulator, I fired up the PC that I have dedicated to it to find, you guessed it, 3D is not starting up, again!!!!!! Best guess at the moment is that Windows update, also caused an update of Nvidia drivers corrupting other elements in the Nvidia glasses/Vision chain.
For all you prospective purchasers out there, take a look at the forums, it's not just me experiencing this and not just Flight Simulator where these problems are happening.
If all goes well, the 3D effect is truly awsome! Certainly worth the money, even worth some of the hassle necessary to get it running right. Nvidia's repeatedly poor programming in regard to the update of drivers though, I myself will be looking for an alternative.