Geforce 181.00 12/15/2008 XP32 & VISTA32/64

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  1. tralalalala

    tralalalala Banned

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    Thank you xavier2k5 @ nvnews for finding these!!!
    XP Thread


    Found here:
    http://developer.nvidia.com/object/opengl_3_driver.html
    Linux drivers version 180.11.02 also available from link above.

    DriverVer = 12/15/2008, 6.14.11.8100

    Download:

    [​IMG] Geforce ForceWare 181.00 Vista 64-bit
    [​IMG] Geforce ForceWare 181.00 Vista 32-bit
    [​IMG] Geforce ForceWare 181.00 Win XP 32-bit



    Support for all GPUs GF 6-200
    No Physx Package included.....
    No XP64! Bummer

    OpenGL 3.0 Driver Release Notes
    You need one of the following graphics cards to get access to the OpenGL 3.0 and GLSL 1.30 functionality:

    Desktop
    Quadro FX 370, 570, 1700, 3700, 4600, 4700x2, 4800, 5600, 5800, Quadro VX200, Quadro CX
    GeForce 8000 series or higher; GeForce GTX 260, 280

    Notebook
    Quadro FX 360M, 370M, 570M, 770M, 1600M, 1700M, 2700M, 3600M, 3700M
    GeForce 8000 series or higher

    This driver implements all of GLSL 1.30 and all of OpenGL 3.0 and exposes the following new extensions:

    OpenGL 2.1 extensions:
    ARB_vertex_array_object
    ARB_framebuffer_object
    ARB_half_float_vertex

    OpenGL 3.0 extensions:
    WGL_create_context
    GLX_create_context
    ARB_draw_instanced
    ARB_geometry_shader4
    ARB_texture_buffer_object

    The OpenGL 3.0 and GLSL 1.30 specifications can be downloaded here: http://www.opengl.org/registry/
     
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  2. scandalous

    scandalous Master Guru

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    Nice find thanks for the heads up. Is the new Open Gl 3.0 the only thing that are included in drivers? Or are there any other release notes regarding game improvements and or bug fixes?
     
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  3. Cybermancer

    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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    Hey, nice finding, tralalalala! :thumbup:

    Thanks for sharing those. :D
     
  4. THEBIG360

    THEBIG360 Maha Guru

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    Damn it was just about to go to bed aswell. I suppose another hour won't harm.
     

  5. BIGWORM

    BIGWORM Maha Guru

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    NICE!!!

    I'm going to give these a run on TF2 right now!
     
  6. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    thanks man
     
  7. masterchiefx2

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    help a bro out are these newer than 184 or not im confused cos there's been so many coming out its becoming stupid
     
  8. Passion Fruit

    Passion Fruit Ancient Guru

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    They're dated the 15th so i'd have to say yes. :grin:
     
  9. 0blivious

    0blivious Ancient Guru

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    These are beta, correct?

    Any word on performance in GTA4?
     
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    great news, hope they work well with gta4
     

  11. ---TK---

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    they are beta yes
     
  12. cobhc2007

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    I don't have any numbers, but GTAIV seems smoother.
     
  13. Cybermancer

    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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    OK. I gave them a shot and ran 3DMark Vantage and Fallout 3, so far.

    The installation was a little bit longer than it usually takes on my system (Vista x64, SP1). No error message or anything like that, though.

    In 3DMark Vantage, during the two GPU tests (Jane Nash and New Calico), I had flashing and missing textures. Something I haven't seen for a very, very long time on my system. Could be a driver problem, or Vantage needs an update. Who knows. Fallout 3 ran just about the same as before. Sorry, but I didn't run a benchmark of any sort. Just my personal experience. No graphical errors in Fallout 3, though.

    3DMark Vantage:
    Forceware 180.70: P17889 (CPU: 29706, GPU: 15794, PhysX 8.10.29 enabled)

    Forceware 181.00: P17942 (CPU: 29820, GPU: 15839, PhysX 8.10.29 enabled)

    I'll give Crysis Warhead and GRID a quick look, too, just to see if there are any graphic problems...
     
  14. TheHunter

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    hm dunno how it shows opengl 3 but it does add a few strings, i had 171 Extensions before now whit this driver 174... i also tried nvemulate tool and it still showed open gl 2.1.2, apparently it shows opengl3 only when u actually do stuff with it otherwise it shows 2.1.2 -
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    or i do still need to use that opengl registry found at openGl.org ,. but i dunno how to import :O lol
     
  15. Cybermancer

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    Tested GRID and Crysis Warhead briefly and both seem to be running just fine. (I loaded a few save games in Warhead and started two races in GRID.) Everything was smooth and no graphical glitches. So, besides the mentioned problems in Vantage, these drivers are keepers for me, so far. :thumbup:
     

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    been testing these with GTa 4 it seems it has somewhat fixed the missing texture problems, by that i mean i still get some missing textures here and there but they come back and i dont get the hole map disappearing on me so ya seems this driver fixe's that, regarding performance seems the same as before no changes here
     
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    I´ll certainly try these since 180.84 beta 3 made my system crash, let´s hope these work ok.
     
  18. tralalalala

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    Did you tick the "Enable OpenGL 3.0 / GLSL 1.3 APIs" box & apply?

    Latest nvemulate tool Built: Aug 11 2008
    Download:
    http://developer.download.nvidia.com/opengl/2008-08/nvemulate.exe

    Quote Direct from NVIDIA NVemulate Site
    http://developer.nvidia.com/object/nvemulate.html
     
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  19. tralalalala

    tralalalala Banned

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    Do you have the patch installed for Grand Theft Auto IV?

    Download the patch file below [direct from Microsoft]
    Extract all contents using WinRAR/Zip/Whatever, then run setup.exe and follow all instructions.

    Download:
    http://msxb-d1.vo.llnw.net:3074/content/5454083b/5454083B1000008310000183.cab?n=CB5EDA107F2BA302
     
  20. masterchiefx2

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