Vista, nVidia, and Games


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Guest

I have an nVidia 6200 PCI (256 meg variant). Unfortunately this is the best
card I can get for my PC (because its a Dell Dimension). I upgraded to Vista
Beta 2 and every game I launch will get to the loading screen then it will
either turn the screen black and freeze up the computer, or it will return to
the desktop with the message "Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and
has successfully recovered."

When I say every game, I mean City of Heroes/Villains, Star Wars Galaxies,
Guild Wars, World of Warcraft, etc. With the included driver none of the
games would even get to the loading screen. I downloaded the Beta Vista
driver from nVidia and it helped the games at least get started, but then the
same crash would happen.

Does anyone have any idea what I can do to get my games going under Vista
Beta 2? I know this isn't very high on the importance scale, but I'm hoping
:) Oh yes, and they all worked under Windows XP SP2. (Standard disclaimer I
know)
 
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Ian M. Walker

Check out the release file associated with the nVidia beta driver. They
have some work-arounds.


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Ian M. Walker

http://www.IanMWalker.com

~ Look to your own life before worrying how others are living theirs ~
 
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Guest

Hi Irondrake & Ian

NVIDIA now has the full Beta suite of drivers for most cards. I upgraded min
last night and I have a 6800GT 256mb. It's working like a dream and even some
of my older games (Deus Ex) are working well.
 
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Guest

Glenn J Morgan said:
Hi Irondrake & Ian

NVIDIA now has the full Beta suite of drivers for most cards. I upgraded min
last night and I have a 6800GT 256mb. It's working like a dream and even some
of my older games (Deus Ex) are working well.
 
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Ian M. Walker

Unfortunately that's not quite true. For most NEWER cards, perhaps.

The Tech who responded to me said they won't be offering support for any
other cards until Vista is release (although he did think that was going to
be January 2007 for some reason).

Anyway, their beta driver for Geforce cards supports the following:

GeForce FX 5100
GeForce FX 5200
GeForce FX 5200LE
GeForce FX 5200 Ultra
GeForce FX 5500
GeForce FX 5600
GeForce FX 5600 Ultra
GeForce FX 5600SE
GeForce FX 5600XT
GeForce FX 5700
GeForce FX 5700VE
GeForce FX 5700 Ultra
GeForce FX 5700LE
GeForce FX 5800
GeForce FX 5800 Ultra
GeForce FX 5900
GeForce FX 5900 Ultra
GeForce FX 5900XT
GeForce FX 5900ZT
GeForce FX 5950 Ultra
GeForce PCX 5300
GeForce PCX 5750
GeForce PCX 5900
GeForce 6100
GeForce 6150 LE
GeForce 6150
GeForce 6200
GeForce 6200 LE
GeForce 6200 with TurboCache
GeForce 6200SE with TurboCache
GeForce 6500
GeForce 6600
GeForce 6600 LE
GeForce 6600 VE
GeForce 6600 GT
GeForce 6610 XL
GeForce 6700 XL
GeForce 6800
GeForce 6800 LE
GeForce 6800 XE
GeForce 6800 XT
GeForce 6800 GS
GeForce 6800 GT
GeForce 6800 Ultra
GeForce 7300 LE
GeForce 7300 SE
GeForce 7300 GS
GeForce 7300 GT
GeForce 7500 LE
GeForce 7600 GS
GeForce 7600 GT
GeForce 7800 GS
GeForce 7800 GT
GeForce 7800 GTX
GeForce 7800 GTX 512
GeForce 7900 GS
GeForce 7900 GT
GeForce 7900 GTX
Quadro FX 330
Quadro FX 350
Quadro FX 500
Quadro FX 540
Quadro FX 550
Quadro FX 560
Quadro FX 600
Quadro FX 700
Quadro FX 1000
Quadro FX 1100
Quadro FX 1300
Quadro FX 1400
Quadro FX 1500
Quadro FX 2000
Quadro FX 3000
Quadro FX 3000G
Quadro FX 3400
Quadro FX 3450
Quadro FX 3500
Quadro FX 4000 SDI
Quadro FX 4400
Quadro FX 4500
Quadro FX 4500 X2
Quadro FX 5500
Quadro NVS 440
Quadro NVS 285

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Ian M. Walker

http://www.IanMWalker.com

~ Look to your own life before worrying how others are living theirs ~
 
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Guest

I am experiencing the exact same issue with CoV, though other games work fine
(Oblivion, BF2).

Vista: x64 Beta 2
Card: Geforce 7900GTX
Driver: 88.61

I've checked the release notes of the driver and these issues aren't
mentioned under fixes, existing issues, work-arounds, or non-nvidia issues.
Apparently nVidia just isn't aware of them yet.

If anyone else has seen something similar and found a way around it please
let me know.
 
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