NVIDIA ForceWare Beta Drivers

NVIDIA's BETA Drivers Page now features new beta version 163.69 ForceWare reference drivers for GeForce accelerators (thanks Tadej). There are drivers for Windows XP 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition/Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, and Windows Vista 64-bit. Among the changes is improved compatibility for BioShock, Crysis, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Hellgate: London, and World in Conflict.
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Re: GeForce GO drivers
Sep 18, 2007, 13:15
Kxmode
 
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Re: GeForce GO drivers Sep 18, 2007, 13:15
Sep 18, 2007, 13:15
 Kxmode
 
No Flo

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Re: GeForce GO drivers
Sep 18, 2007, 08:20
Flo
 
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Re: GeForce GO drivers Sep 18, 2007, 08:20
Sep 18, 2007, 08:20
 Flo
 
Get the modified INFs from http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/, then you have the latest drivers for your geforce powered laptop. Worked fine on my samsung r70 with 8600 GS mobile.
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Re: GeForce GO drivers
Sep 18, 2007, 00:15
Kxmode
 
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Re: GeForce GO drivers Sep 18, 2007, 00:15
Sep 18, 2007, 00:15
 Kxmode
 
Got off the phone with XPS support. The way they handle drivers is they wait until nVidia releases final versions. If they release alpha or beta drivers there's too much of a risk that it may cause system problems.

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Sep 17, 2007, 20:59
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Sep 17, 2007, 20:59
 
EDIT: i wonder how the vista 64-bit beta driver gets past UAC during installation. its not WHQL. hmm.
Well, my understanding is that nothing can bypass driver signing with 64-bit (without pressing F8 on boot up) so my guess is that part of the driver is signed (and never changes) whilst the rest runs in user mode. Either way I am using unsigned audio and video drivers on Vista 64bit and I haven't had any trouble.

I'd be interested if someone that knows could explain how non-WHQL drivers can run on Vista 64.

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Re: GeForce GO drivers
Sep 17, 2007, 20:55
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Re: GeForce GO drivers Sep 17, 2007, 20:55
Sep 17, 2007, 20:55
 
It shouldn't be too much trouble. My girl had a simple Gateway laptop and to update the graphics drivers all I did did a serial number search on the main page, it pulled up the machine and I went to downloads page. It had the latest drivers posted.

done.

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Re: GeForce GO drivers
Sep 17, 2007, 20:40
Kxmode
 
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Re: GeForce GO drivers Sep 17, 2007, 20:40
Sep 17, 2007, 20:40
 Kxmode
 
NVIDIA provides driver updates to our Notebook and Laptop computer partners. The driver updates are then packaged and distributed by the partners, often with custom power management and other features and settings specific to that platform. NVIDIA does not control the schedule the various notebook and laptop providers use to release new drivers for their products.

NVIDIA is NOT allowed to directly distribute drivers for the vast majority of Notebook and Laptop computers.

The only way to get updates for NVIDIA laptop or notebook graphics cards is though the notebook provider.

Hmmm I'll need to talk to my provider esp considering this is a gaming laptop.

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Re: No subject
Sep 17, 2007, 20:31
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Re: No subject Sep 17, 2007, 20:31
Sep 17, 2007, 20:31
 
Now if they could only strike a deal with Disney/Pixar and make a Supers game with the TF2 engine

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Re: No subject
Sep 17, 2007, 20:26
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Re: No subject Sep 17, 2007, 20:26
Sep 17, 2007, 20:26
 
"Plus, I doubt the cartoon approach will push that graphics envelope that much either"


Supposedly the TF2 version of source engine is the most advanced incarnation of the engine yet. Just because the overall look is cartoon like does not mean the game is not advanced technically.

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Re: WTH?
Sep 17, 2007, 20:17
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Re: WTH? Sep 17, 2007, 20:17
Sep 17, 2007, 20:17
 
There was the last official driver, then the Bioshock beta driver, the ETQW beta driver and now the Crysis beta driver, but no WHQL, whilst AMD keep release new WHQL's.

thats because AMD wastes tons of money to get that four letter word (okay its an acronym) on their drivers. it cost somewhere around 10k to get WHQL certification per version release. with games coming out in rapid succession for the holiday season i would not be surprised if we dont see a WHQL certified nvidia driver until late winter. i am not concerned with non-WHQL certified drivers because the ones that are WHQL certified still crash from time to time.

WHQL certified drivers really shouldnt concern you unless you are using vista 64-bit which wont install anything that is not WHQL certified. and M$ wonders why hardware manufacturers are not supporting 64-bit. maybe they should lower the price for certification.

EDIT: i wonder how the vista 64-bit beta driver gets past UAC during installation. its not WHQL. hmm.

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Re: WTH?
Sep 17, 2007, 20:00
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Re: WTH? Sep 17, 2007, 20:00
Sep 17, 2007, 20:00
 
Any word on the errors with video acceleration being fixed?

huh? what type of graphics errors?

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Re: Laptop Drivers
Sep 17, 2007, 19:55
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Re: Laptop Drivers Sep 17, 2007, 19:55
Sep 17, 2007, 19:55
 
Best site I've found for laptop drivers. There modded, but most times they work very well.

http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/

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Re: No subject
Sep 17, 2007, 19:38
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Re: No subject Sep 17, 2007, 19:38
Sep 17, 2007, 19:38
 
No tweaks mentioned for TF2 which debuts any minute now. Everything just works with Valve games?

Everything works when you use the same graphics engine. Plus, I doubt the cartoon approach will push that graphics envelope that much either.

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Re: WTH?
Sep 17, 2007, 19:29
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Re: WTH? Sep 17, 2007, 19:29
Sep 17, 2007, 19:29
 
Nvidia released some beta drivers when the Quake Wars demo came out.

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Re: No subject
Sep 17, 2007, 19:06
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Re: No subject Sep 17, 2007, 19:06
Sep 17, 2007, 19:06
 
Games not released eh? Bioshock is out, Crysis and Hellgate are in beta (Crysis beta is alot of fun), and Quake Wars had a beta and a demo, with World in Conflict I believe been released or close to it.

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No subject
Sep 17, 2007, 18:48
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No subject Sep 17, 2007, 18:48
Sep 17, 2007, 18:48
 
No tweaks mentioned for TF2 which debuts any minute now. Everything just works with Valve games?

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Re: GeForce GO drivers
Sep 17, 2007, 18:46
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Re: GeForce GO drivers Sep 17, 2007, 18:46
Sep 17, 2007, 18:46
 
Anyone know when nVidia will release drivers for their laptop "cards" ?
http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/ has what you need. Make SURE you uninstall your current drivers and use Driver Cleaner, or you will get BSOD on boot, trust me on this one... I banged my head against a wall for an hour before doing that, thinking that I knew better. I didn't. Once I did that, though, I was able to get the last NV beta drivers installed just fine on my Thinkpad, and can play ETQW.
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Re: GeForce GO drivers
Sep 17, 2007, 18:31
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Re: GeForce GO drivers Sep 17, 2007, 18:31
Sep 17, 2007, 18:31
 
nvidia doesn't release drivers for laptops. You have to get them from whoever made your laptop. This is from the faq on nvidia's site:

NVIDIA provides driver updates to our Notebook and Laptop computer partners. The driver updates are then packaged and distributed by the partners, often with custom power management and other features and settings specific to that platform. NVIDIA does not control the schedule the various notebook and laptop providers use to release new drivers for their products.

NVIDIA is NOT allowed to directly distribute drivers for the vast majority of Notebook and Laptop computers.

The only way to get updates for NVIDIA laptop or notebook graphics cards is though the notebook provider.

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Re: WTH?
Sep 17, 2007, 18:15
Jod
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Re: WTH? Sep 17, 2007, 18:15
Sep 17, 2007, 18:15
Jod
 
lol, me too...and for Crysis no doubt! I'd love to see an NV auto updater so I don't have to work so hard.

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Oh I get it....
Sep 17, 2007, 17:51
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Oh I get it.... Sep 17, 2007, 17:51
Sep 17, 2007, 17:51
 
improved compatibility for games not yet released. Makes sense.

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GeForce GO drivers
Sep 17, 2007, 17:47
Kxmode
 
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GeForce GO drivers Sep 17, 2007, 17:47
Sep 17, 2007, 17:47
 Kxmode
 
Anyone know when nVidia will release drivers for their laptop "cards" ?

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