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nekrosoft13
09-17-07, 12:14 PM
64 bit
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_163.69.html


32bit
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_163.69.html

updated WHQL NOW
Supports GeForce 6, 7, and 8 series GPUs.
Improved compatibility and performance for NVIDIA SLI™ technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL applications.
Improved compatibility for The Way It’s Meant To Be Played™ game titles: BioShock, Crysis, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Hellgate: London, and World in Conflict.
Added HD video post-processing for H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2 HD content on the GeForce 8500 and 8600 series GPUs.

release note
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/163.69/163.69_WinVista_Forceware_Release_Notes.pdf

Dragunov
09-17-07, 12:17 PM
thx, downloading now :)

nekrosoft13
09-17-07, 12:21 PM
these bioshock\crysis improvements are probably the same just like in previous driver.

malachi1313
09-17-07, 12:22 PM
Iwas wondering when they released these..

jAkUp
09-17-07, 12:49 PM
Tested it, performance wise, similar to 163.67 in WiC and FEAR.

pingu2
09-17-07, 01:21 PM
after installing, nhancer shows this error..

http://www.avernis.org/images/nhancer.jpg

seems to be on this line in the XML (guess the OS_TYPE variable is a new thing?):

<PROFILE Label="The Call of Juarez DX10" OS_TYPE="Vista">
<APPLICATION Label="CoJ_DX10.exe" OS_TYPE="Vista"/>
<APPLICATION Label="CoJ_DX10_benchmark.exe" OS_TYPE="Vista"/>
<PROPERTY Label="multichip_dx10_rendering_mode" Value="0x000010F1" Itemtype="predefined" />
</PROFILE>

nekrosoft13
09-17-07, 01:23 PM
wow, they added SLI support for media players ;)

watch those AVI files with SLI

<PROFILE Label="Cyberlink Power DVD">
<APPLICATION Label="PowerDVD.exe"/>
<PROPERTY Label="multichip_rendering_mode" Value="0x0000004" Itemtype="predefined"/>
</PROFILE>
<PROFILE Label="Intervideo WinDVD">
<APPLICATION Label="WinDVD.exe"/>
<PROPERTY Label="multichip_rendering_mode" Value="0x0000004" Itemtype="predefined"/>
</PROFILE>
<PROFILE Label="Windows Media Player">
<APPLICATION Label="WmPlayer.exe"/>
<PROPERTY Label="multichip_rendering_mode" Value="0x0000004" Itemtype="predefined"/>
</PROFILE>
<PROFILE Label="Windows Media Center">
<APPLICATION Label="ehshell.exe"/>
<PROPERTY Label="multichip_rendering_mode" Value="0x0000004" Itemtype="predefined"/>
</PROFILE>
<PROFILE Label="RealNetworks Real Player">
<APPLICATION Label="RealPlay.exe"/>
<PROPERTY Label="multichip_rendering_mode" Value="0x0000004" Itemtype="predefined"/>
</PROFILE>
<PROFILE Label="Quick Play">
<APPLICATION Label="QuickPlay.exe"/>
<APPLICATION Label="QP.exe"/>
<PROPERTY Label="multichip_rendering_mode" Value="0x0000004" Itemtype="predefined"/>
</PROFILE>
<PROFILE Label="Toshiba DVD Player">
<APPLICATION Label="TosDVD.exe"/>
<APPLICATION Label="TosHDDVD.exe"/>
<PROPERTY Label="multichip_rendering_mode" Value="0x0000004" Itemtype="predefined"/>
</PROFILE>

nekrosoft13
09-17-07, 01:25 PM
something new to the profiles

<APPLICATION Label="AgeOfConanDX10.exe" OS_TYPE="Vista"/>
<APPLICATION Label="AgeOfConan64DX10.exe" OS_TYPE="Vista"/>

OS type wasn't there before

Dragunov
09-17-07, 01:25 PM
I downloaded them, but also gonna look to what those WHQL driver is gonna give to us

nekrosoft13
09-17-07, 01:26 PM
they also changed Bioshock AA compability bit,

aa_feature_bits" Value="0x00000045"

used to be different.

bfar
09-17-07, 01:27 PM
I'll give em a blast :)

nekrosoft13
09-17-07, 01:31 PM
64bit hellgate

<PROFILE Label="Hellgate: London DX10" OS_TYPE="Vista">
<APPLICATION Label="hellgatedx10.exe" OS_TYPE="Vista"/>
<APPLICATION Label="hellgatedemodx10.exe" OS_TYPE="Vista"/>
<APPLICATION Label="hellgate_mp_dx10_x86.exe" OS_TYPE="Vista"/>
<APPLICATION Label="hellgate_mp_dx10_x64.exe" OS_TYPE="Vista"/>
<APPLICATION Label="hellgate_sp_dx10_x86.exe" OS_TYPE="Vista"/>
<APPLICATION Label="hellgate_sp_dx10_x64.exe" OS_TYPE="Vista"/>
<APPLICATION Label="hellgateDemo_mp_dx10_x86.exe" OS_TYPE="Vista"/>
<APPLICATION Label="hellgateDemo_mp_dx10_x64.exe" OS_TYPE="Vista"/>
<APPLICATION Label="hellgateDemo_sp_dx10_x86.exe" OS_TYPE="Vista"/>
<APPLICATION Label="hellgateDemo_sp_dx10_x64.exe" OS_TYPE="Vista"/>
<PROPERTY Label="multichip_rendering_mode" Value="0x000000F1" Itemtype="predefined"/>

DRen72
09-17-07, 01:36 PM
The release notes look like a clone of the last couple of releases. That makes no sense.

nekrosoft13
09-17-07, 01:48 PM
The release notes look like a clone of the last couple of releases. That makes no sense.

because it is, pretty much all 163 release notes will look the same.

WiC improvements are from 163.11 driver

bioshock improvements are from 163.44 driver.

etc..

spajdr
09-17-07, 02:01 PM
Bioshock DX10 1680x1050 at start, same fps like 163.67, didnt expected more, just reporting (63fps at start in water)

Lfctony
09-17-07, 02:05 PM
I'm sticking with the 163.44s for now, since the 67s gave me the famous nvklblah error.

DRen72
09-17-07, 02:23 PM
because it is, pretty much all 163 release notes will look the same.

WiC improvements are from 163.11 driver

bioshock improvements are from 163.44 driver.

etc..I see. I was thinking the changes were from the 163.67 drivers.

MFAC
09-17-07, 03:16 PM
Any one spy crysis changes that might have been added that the first set of beta drivers for bioshock would not have?

Spike21
09-17-07, 03:49 PM
Fixed my flashing screens Armed Assault in Vista 32....(nana2)

4q2
09-17-07, 04:40 PM
they also changed Bioshock AA compability bit,

aa_feature_bits" Value="0x00000045"

used to be different.

Does this mean that AA is working with Dx10 in Vista then???

Rozollio
09-17-07, 04:56 PM
Does this mean that AA is working with Dx10 in Vista then???


Hold on, I will try it out in bioshock ;)

nekrosoft13
09-17-07, 04:58 PM
they also changed Bioshock AA compability bit,

aa_feature_bits" Value="0x00000045"

used to be different.

old value used to be 100003C5

Single Player
09-17-07, 04:58 PM
Hold on, I will try it out in bioshock ;)

waiting

Rozollio
09-17-07, 05:11 PM
waiting

Uh...someone else will have to try it. I forgot that I needed to reinstall bioshock :o

breathemetal
09-17-07, 06:17 PM
Rivatuner 2.04 reports that i am running the 162.50 drivers...odd...