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egyteam
12-09-05, 10:52 PM
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_81.95.html

Release Highlights:
Updated December 9, 2005: Updated application profiles to include Matrix: Path of Neo, Need for Speed Most Wanted, Conflict 4 and more. For information on SLI please visit SLIzone.com.
WHQL Certified
Adds support for GeForce 7800 GTX 512 and GeForce 6800 GS
Improved performance for Quake 4
Improved performance and compatibility for Call of Duty 2
Mixed vendor support for NVIDIA SLI.
TV-Out/HD-out support for NVIDIA SLI.
Added support for VSync on Direct3D games when running NVIDIA SLI.
Performance enhancements for dual-core CPUs.
PureVideo high definition MPEG-2 de-interlacing support.
Usability enhancements when connecting to an HDTV.
Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0c and OpenGL® 2.0 support
For a full list of fixed and known issues please view the Release Notes.

jAkUp
12-09-05, 11:15 PM
Nice! No x64 though yet :( These have the exact same date too... 11/11/05

rewt
12-09-05, 11:25 PM
Extract the 32-bit 81.95 set to a folder. Open command prompt there.

C:\NVIDIA\8195>expand nvapps.xm_ nvapps.xml

Copy it to your windows\system32 directory. Perhaps that way you can get the profiles to work on x64?

P.S. - I've tested this on 32-bit and it works just fine. Saves me from having to reinstall the driver and reboot. Be aware that you will lose any custom-made profiles with this method so you may wish to save them first.

jAkUp
12-09-05, 11:38 PM
Holy crap it worked! Thanks rewt!

rewt
12-09-05, 11:45 PM
No problem bud. :) This should get you by at least until the x64 set is released ;)

K007
12-09-05, 11:49 PM
What about this direct montor acess thing? Is it removed in this one?

rewt
12-10-05, 12:07 AM
Doubtful. Being that it is the same version # and date it is probably nothing more than update for game (SLI) profiles.

Wolken007
12-10-05, 12:10 AM
yeah, i'll be interested to see if these actually work with my monitor...

Salamandar
12-10-05, 12:16 AM
All 8x.xx are still no good for me.

Wolken007
12-10-05, 12:25 AM
These still do not allow me to select monitor scaling for custom resolutions. Therefore, they look all blurry and junky on my LCD where on 81.84 and lower they look perfect. Weird.

Darkfalz
12-10-05, 12:28 AM
Why does it come with so many built in profiles? Is this a sneaky way for NVIDIA to have to use custom tweaks to get games to work or to run reasonably, instead of a decent unified and stable driver?

I always delete all the built in profiles...

rewt
12-10-05, 12:29 AM
I always delete all the built in profiles...

This would be a very bad idea, especially if you use SLI. The profiles add better compatibility and performance for games and SLI systems. They also serve some function in non-SLI systems. But generally not as severe if you delete them then. You may experience some problems with OpenGL games however.

K007
12-10-05, 12:55 AM
This would be a very bad idea, especially if you use SLI. The profiles add better compatibility and performance for games and SLI systems. They also serve some function in non-SLI systems. But generally not as severe if you delete them then. You may experience some problems with OpenGL games however.

I always have global setting...never really noticed anything special..like in hl2 or something...might check q4 later

rewt
12-10-05, 12:58 AM
I always have global setting...

So do I. But SLI profiles override global settings for compatibility sake.

Deleting all the profiles would mean broken compatibility for many games. Doesn't really matter if it set to Global in the CP properties because different games use different SLI modes and compatibility bits. By deleting all the profiles I would then have to custom set the SLI mode every time before playing a different game. But why do that when NVIDIA has already done it for me?

rewt
12-10-05, 01:13 AM
I talk a lot about SLI, but the fact is NVIDIA pre-made profiles are useful for non-sli users as well. Take Quake3 for example;


<PROFILE Label="Quake3">
<APPLICATION Label="quake3.exe"/>
<PROPERTY Label="conformant_texture_clamp" Value="2" Itemtype="predefined"/>
<PROPERTY Label="multichip_rendering_mode" Value="1" Itemtype="predefined"/>
<PROPERTY Label="ogl_extension" Value="7000" Itemtype="predefined"/>
</PROFILE>


There are values in there that affect both SLI and non-sli users.

NeverNoMore
12-10-05, 02:21 AM
So much for the "Need for Speed Most Wanted" profile, I get better FPS without SLi and it feels a lot smoother.
Actually, AFR2 is slightly better than 1 GPU....not by much though on my pc.

jAkUp
12-10-05, 02:32 AM
Yea, NFS just doesn't work good with SLI period.

rewt
12-10-05, 02:38 AM
Plays great with SLI here. The trick is to use AFR2, enable Vsync and triple buffer.

Peoples-Agent
12-10-05, 08:28 AM
Yeah, that's the way to do it!

But I keep resorting to the old SLI AA mode, it's not exactly x8 AA as such, more like x5 ....don't exist but it looks and feels better than normal x4 AA mode if you get me.

HYBRID
12-10-05, 11:20 AM
Is there any difference between these set of drivers, and the none WHQL?

OWA
12-10-05, 11:38 AM
Looks like they fixed the conflict between NFSU and NFSMW also.

Peoples-Agent
12-11-05, 04:02 AM
Yeah they did, but I always delete the older game profiles anyways because I dont use them.

Demigod
12-11-05, 08:52 AM
Is it just me or have the profiles been broken for aa and af ?

Apollo 13
12-11-05, 08:08 PM
These driver don't work with the COD2 tweak app. I use to be able to start the training mission in sit in the truck and get 38-41 FPS and when I turn on the Tweak it will go up to 40-44FPS. With these driver I start in the truck at 36-38FPS and the when I press the perioud key to activate the tweak my FPS stays the same.

*EDIT* nevermind I forgot you lose your overclocks when you change drivers.

SH64
12-12-05, 01:06 PM
Yea, NFS just doesn't work good with SLI period.

Running great with SLI here .. i'm just using a custom AFR2 profile.