Ok, i remember that i tried that Forceware version (169.21), and the game was totally broken:
There're some issues with the latest nVidia drivers (Forceware 169.21):
- The super sampling AA modes are no longer working.
- The standard AA isn't working properly if you've the 'enhance in-game AA' option off, in the nVidia control panel.
The latest Forceware version that works properly with the patch is the 169.01.
I've been testing a new beta version (Forceware 171.16 XP Beta), and this is what i've discovered:
+ The Super Sampling AA mores are working again like a charm.
- They caused instability problems in my rig.
I still cannot recommend them.
I've been testing the quadro driver this weekend (Forceware 169.61 XP WHQL):
+ Super Sampling AA modes are working properly.
+ Excellent stability & compatibility with the patch.
+ H264 hardware decoding works perfect !
You can download it at: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_169.61.html
I'm really happy with these new 169.61 from the Quadro. The most stable driver that i have used on a nVidia card. No hangs while playing h264 videos since i installed them 1 month ago, and the compatibility with my patch is excellent.
Version 169.21 was released for Crysis patch 1.1, and i remember that it caused horrible problems with BR2, even without my patch (a lot of effects were corrupted).
Hope this helps.
And yes, Fraps works great with my patch