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IQz3r0
05-31-07, 03:17 PM
somethin to play with for the weekend :D

32-bit

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_158.45.html

64-bit

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_158.45.html

ForceWare Release 158
Version: 158.45
Release Date: May 31, 2007
Beta Driver


Product Support - Windows Vista 32-bit v158.45
GeForce 8300 GS
GeForce 8400 GS
GeForce 8500 GT
GeForce 8600 GT
GeForce 8600 GTS
GeForce 8800 GTX
GeForce 8800 GTS
GeForce 8800 Ultra

Bman212121
05-31-07, 03:20 PM
Thanks, maybe I'll get a chance next week to play around with it. I'll let the other guinea pigs try it out first though. :thumbsup:

Edit: Looks like it is mainly to help out with COH DX10 performance. :D

Release Highlights:

Improved performance for DirectX 10 version of Company of Heroes
Improved 3D performance for single GPU and NVIDIA SLI
Numerous game and application compatibility fixes
This driver supports the following 3D features:
Single GPU support
DirectX 9 support for GeForce 8 series GPUs
DirectX 10 support for GeForce 8 series GPUs
OpenGL support for GeForce 8 series GPUs
NVIDIA SLI support
DirectX 9 support for GeForce 8 series GPUs
DirectX 10 support for GeForce 8 series GPUs
OpenGL support for GeForce 8 series GPUs

kevJ420
05-31-07, 03:34 PM
what about dx 5, 6.x, 7, and 8.x compatibility?

nekrosoft13
05-31-07, 03:37 PM
what about dx 5, 6.x, 7, and 8.x compatibility?

**** you are right, they better also not forget about DX1

jAkUp
05-31-07, 03:47 PM
Sweet :D

NaitoSan
05-31-07, 03:55 PM
yay new driver :D gonna try it soon.

hmm i smell company of heroes dx10 patch coming very soon.

IQz3r0
05-31-07, 03:57 PM
the patch is already here

http://www.gamershell.com/

I've also mirrored the drivers :D

Bman212121
05-31-07, 03:57 PM
yay new driver :D gonna try it soon.

hmm i smell company of heroes dx10 patch coming very soon.

It's already out. :D

grey_1
05-31-07, 03:58 PM
Thanks, maybe I'll get a chance next week to play around with it. I'll let the other guinea pigs try it out first though. :thumbsup:

Edit: Looks like it is mainly to help out with COH DX10 performance. :D
iirc the changelog for the 158.43s was very short also, but they perform much better than the .42s for me.

radekhulan
05-31-07, 04:10 PM
the patch is already here

http://www.gamershell.com/

I've also mirrored the drivers :D

http://www.companyofheroesgame.com/updates/ - only 13MB, won't do much..

Dragunov
05-31-07, 04:17 PM
Just installed them, but not gonna see my pc again till Sunday (2 days at girlfriend)

nekrosoft13
05-31-07, 04:19 PM
http://www.companyofheroesgame.com/updates/ - only 13MB, won't do much..

they started implementing DX10 components around version 1,4

Electronic Punk
05-31-07, 04:24 PM
Yer, it seems to be the directx10 patch for the game.

Dammit, I really need to get myself upgraded ;p

Dragunov
05-31-07, 04:36 PM
to go off-topic:

DX-10 patch does it add something to the game, or do the graphics stay the same and performance on the same level?

Electronic Punk
05-31-07, 04:38 PM
Well from what I read Directx10 stuff should run faster while still looking better, I guess we get to see if that really happens in practice now.

nekrosoft13
05-31-07, 04:38 PM
it adds more flash, and lowers the performance

Bman212121
05-31-07, 04:38 PM
to go off-topic:

DX-10 patch does it add something to the game, or do the graphics stay the same and performance on the same level?

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=92464&page=2

About halfway down the page is the readme.

Electronic Punk
05-31-07, 04:47 PM
Check out this page for a few shots:
http://www.novatek.com.au/news/confirmed-dx-10-games.html

8800gtsfan
05-31-07, 05:00 PM
Is 1280x1024 back for games in Vista yet?

Hapatingjaky
05-31-07, 05:43 PM
Is 1280x1024 back for games in Vista yet?

It was gone? LOL all the PC's at work run mostly 19" and 8800GTS and GTX's at 1280x1024 without issue for the past I dunno 10 5 driver releases???

NaitoSan
05-31-07, 05:56 PM
It's already out. :D
holy ****! yay i don't have class nor work so im gonna play coh! sorry c&c3 you have to wait. :P

XxDeadlyxX
05-31-07, 06:59 PM
Sigh.... any DV for 8800s? If not, Nvidia officially lied :rolleyes:

Hapatingjaky
05-31-07, 07:12 PM
Sigh.... any DV for 8800s? If not, Nvidia officially lied :rolleyes:

Sadly no DV...

8800gtsfan
05-31-07, 07:17 PM
It was gone? LOL all the PC's at work run mostly 19" and 8800GTS and GTX's at 1280x1024 without issue for the past I dunno 10 5 driver releases???


try NHL 07 there is no 1280x1024, some other games as well...

Hapatingjaky
05-31-07, 07:23 PM
try NHL 07 there is no 1280x1024, some other games as well...

Thats because its an EA title and 1280x1024 is considered wide screen and to EA its cheating. All EA games except C&C3 are like this, BF2, BF2142, NHL 2007.

The easiest way to fix this is by adding +szx 1280 +szy 1024 to the command line of the game forcing it into the resolution you want. This is what I do and no its not a driver issue.