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Grestorn
02-03-05, 04:31 AM
The latest version 1.1 of nHancer has just been released and its website www.nhancer.com is online now.

nHancer is a new advanced profile editor for nVidia cards. Version 1.0 has been released about two month ago and acclaimed much praise in the community.

nHancer offers many more options than nVidia’s own control panel, including advanced SLI options to make almost every game SLI compatible, additional options for anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering, optimizations and much more.

A database of profiles is available on the website, and we’re planning to add many more games to this database. With the help of the community, eventually this database is supposed to contain all games, old and new, to make them SLI compatible and offer the best possible image quality for every hardware out there, ranging from a GF 4x00 Ti to a 6800Ultra SLI.

Many more details, including the screenshots, the download link and a detailed manual, can be found on the website (www.nhancer.com).

nHancer's features:

Create and manage fully automated profiles for all your games
On-the-fly control of all global settings and all game settings
Very easy to use, explains all options and their effect, like Anti Aliasing, Anisotropic Filtering, etc.
Special options for nVidia's SLI feature, allowing you to be able to use almost all games with SLI even if nVidia doesn't support them
Offers addional Anti Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering modes, that are not available through nVidia's control panel
Flexible user interface: change the size of the window and all sub areas
Use the online profile database to download profiles for your games, to enhance your gaming experience without having to explore the various options yourself
Export and share your profiles with other by uploading them into the profile databse
User interface and help texts available in various languages (right now English, German, Spanish and Polish)
Coexists perfectly with nVidia's own control panel and other tools, like aTuner or RivaTuner. nHancer will immediately detect any changes made by any other tool.

Lfctony
02-03-05, 04:50 AM
Looks excellent. Great job :)

Grestorn
02-03-05, 11:08 AM
Thanks, but you seem to be the only one interested...

Maybe I should stress that the tool is not onlyuseful to SLI users but to all GeForce users,,,

|MaguS|
02-03-05, 11:12 AM
I'll try it out but don't often bother with profiles...

scoote69
02-03-05, 11:15 AM
Ill try it tonight with eq2! This looks like exactly what a novice like me needs to tweak sli in eq2. Thank you so much. Ill post my results asap.

|MaguS|
02-03-05, 11:36 AM
Nice, I might actually use profiles more often. This is alot easier to use then the clumsy Nvidia one. Don't have SLi but it sure makes setting profiles no hassle at all.

BTW: Close/Exit option in the drop down still looks to be in German, Kinda off in the English version ;)

EDIT: One thing I would like to see is the tool automatically alphabetize or atleast the ability to do it yourself when you add a new entry the the games list.

Grestorn
02-03-05, 11:49 AM
EDIT: One thing I would like to see is the tool automatically alphabetize or atleast the ability to do it yourself when you add a new entry the the games list.
lol, you're right :)

It wasn't created automatically though, I really typed it that way. I just didn't realize that I was switching languages.

Nice catch!

GlowStick
02-03-05, 11:50 AM
Thanks, but you seem to be the only one interested...

Maybe I should stress that the tool is not onlyuseful to SLI users but to all GeForce users,,,
Oh I am definatly intrested in this software, however I just woke up :D


I really do hate useing the Awful awful NV control panel to try to add new games that are not already on the list, sometimes it just blatently dose not add the games for some odd reason.

Thanks for the great tool!

Grestorn
02-03-05, 11:53 AM
Ill try it tonight with eq2! This looks like exactly what a novice like me needs to tweak sli in eq2. Thank you so much. Ill post my results asap.
I haven't had much luck myself with EQ2 though. EQ2 seems to be pretty SLI resistant - either that or it's completely CPU limited (which is unlikely, because it gets a lot slower as soon as you enable FSAA).

But if you find a setting that works, let us know!

BTW, starting with 71.40, nVidia shipped the driver with a profile for EQ2 (which just disables SLI for that game). If you get a lock symbol on the SLI page, you have to delete the EQ2 profile and recreate it. YAPE doesn't allow to change the SLI settings if they were predefined by nVidia (indicated by the option "predefined" in nvapps.xml). Deleting and recreating a profile works around that.

saturnotaku
02-03-05, 11:55 AM
Does this program have the ability to enable/disable the OpenGL extension limit? I need this functionality in order to play some older OGL games that crash if it's not enabled.

Grestorn
02-03-05, 12:19 PM
Does this program have the ability to enable/disable the OpenGL extension limit? I need this functionality in order to play some older OGL games that crash if it's not enabled.Yes, it does. But since the driver doesn't just use "1" and "0" for this option, but several different numbers (and I don't know what they mean exactly, check out the predefined profile for "Medal of Honor" for example), I just put an edit field where you can enter any number for the OpenGL extension limit option (check the "compatibility" page). Just enter "1" in this edit field to enable the default extension limit.

CaptNKILL
02-03-05, 01:01 PM
I cant even install this program... it says I need .NET Framework version 12871847104971091 and Ive downloaded 2 different things from MS that deal with the .NET framework and this program still wont install. The place it says to download it from is no longer there.

:rolleyes:

Grestorn
02-03-05, 01:08 PM
I cant even install this program... it says I need .NET Framework version 12871847104971091 and Ive downloaded 2 different things from MS that deal with the .NET framework and this program still wont install. The place it says to download it from is no longer there.

:rolleyes:
The installer is made by MS not me :).

Don't install "things that deal with the .net framework" but just the framework itself. Check out this link (http://forums.nvidia.com).

Have you tried any other .net Application?

I could also give you the application files directly, maybe it's just the installer that's misdetecting the framework on your system.

flurry
02-03-05, 01:16 PM
This looks great, Thank you very much for sharing. Downloading now :)

GlowStick
02-03-05, 04:05 PM
question

before exiting the program we have to Tools->Write all profiles to registry correct or the updates will not take? Im a bit confused of how we finalzie our changes.

Thx again, its a great program made my life so much easier to add a new app in.

SH64
02-03-05, 04:21 PM
Excellent work :thumbsup: ..now thats something worth a try!

Grestorn
02-03-05, 05:19 PM
question

before exiting the program we have to Tools->Write all profiles to registry correct or the updates will not take? Im a bit confused of how we finalzie our changes.

Thx again, its a great program made my life so much easier to add a new app in.
The changes are written immediately, as soon as you click an option.

That menu function is only meant for rare cases, when the registry doesn't match the profile database (e.g. if you have used nvidia's own CP :) ).

GlowStick
02-03-05, 05:44 PM
The changes are written immediately, as soon as you click an option.

That menu function is only meant for rare cases, when the registry doesn't match the profile database (e.g. if you have used nvidia's own CP :) ).
Ah even better! I also love the 'save to file' feature, basicly so i can setup my friends computers like mine :D

I love the tool so far, have to say this is front page news worty

BTW, if you want some mirrors just tell me and i can up it to some space i have!

(urock)

Jocomp10
02-03-05, 05:48 PM
Great program man I always had trouble aplying my setting in the nvidia CP :thumbsup:

CaptNKILL
02-03-05, 05:50 PM
The installer is made by MS not me :).

Don't install "things that deal with the .net framework" but just the framework itself. Check out this link (http://forums.nvidia.com).

Have you tried any other .net Application?

I could also give you the application files directly, maybe it's just the installer that's misdetecting the framework on your system.
Well I think I know what the problem was...

First, I found the .net framework compact and that required me to download other stuff and then turned out to be for handhelds ( :rolleyes: ) then downloaded .net framework version 2 and that didnt work. Apparently, it isnt backwards compatible and requires version 1.1. It took a half hour for version 2 to install so im not going to bother installing a second one.

The program looks good btw... i just wish this .net crap was backward compatible :rolleyes:

Veger
02-03-05, 05:54 PM
WOW, that is excellent. I will be trying this out soon.

Good Job, you are very talented...

GlowStick
02-03-05, 06:45 PM
Well I think I know what the problem was...

First, I found the .net framework compact and that required me to download other stuff and then turned out to be for handhelds ( :rolleyes: ) then downloaded .net framework version 2 and that didnt work. Apparently, it isnt backwards compatible and requires version 1.1. It took a half hour for version 2 to install so im not going to bother installing a second one.

The program looks good btw... i just wish this .net crap was backward compatible :rolleyes:
Ok,

Here is a direct link to the file you need.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=262d25e3-f589-4842-8157-034d1e7cf3a3&displaylang=en

Best way to find crap on Microsofts huge ass site is google ; )

Ill give them credit, they change it so much and move crap around even their own softwares links are outdated months within its release.

.net Redistributable site:http://www.microsoft.com

flurry
02-03-05, 06:54 PM
Enjoying the Utility very much! Testing with FRAPS on NFSU2 16x12 max AA max AF no blur no trails. AMD FX 55, Dual eVGA Ultra's

Single GPU:

Frames, Time (ms), Min, Max, Avg
3267, 74688, 31, 51, 43.742

Forced SLI;SFR: w/YAPE:

Frames, Time (ms), Min, Max, Avg
4791, 75049, 36, 100, 63.838

OWA
02-03-05, 07:36 PM
Cool utility. Thanks.

Just one suggestion though. Is there any way you can hide the SLI stuff for people that don't have a SLI setup? It was a little confusing to me at first seeing all the SLI: AFR labels and other SLI modes listed beside the profiles. My initial thought was that the utility messed something up but then saw that it didn't really seem to affect anything.

Anyway, thanks for the effort. It's appreciated.

Cota
02-03-05, 10:42 PM
nVidia tool: Replacement profile editor

Here some highlights of nHancer:


Uses the nVidia internal profile system, i.e. as soon as a profile has been defined, it will automatically be activated by the driver as soon as the respective game has been started. There is no need for manual profile activation or creation of special shortcuts etc.

Adds several options that are not available through the standard nVidia control panel, like "inofficial" AA modes and detailed SLI compatibility flags.

Even more options might be included in future versions.
Uses and updates the nvapps.xml file that's also used by nVidia's control panel.

No need to click "Ok" or "Apply", every click on an option is immediately written to the registry and the nvapps.xml file.

Automatically detects if another application (like the nVidia cp, aTuner or RivaTuner) changes the registry and/or the file nvapps.xml and will immediately update its own user interface to reflect the changes. Because of that, nHancer can remain active all the time, even when using other tools and running a game (doesn't eat any CPU-cycles whatsoever).

Allows to export and import all or single game profiles into a separate file. So you can create your own database of game profiles which you can also share on the internet. Especially usefull to share SLI profiles for games which are not directly SLI-supported by nVidia themselves.


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