New Nvidia Driver for Vista RTM 97.19


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drotaru

Head over to Guru3D and grab the new driver

First reports say that it has AA enabled and works very well, but no control panel , both x86 and x64 ver in the same pack

forceware 97.19

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Slimy

It's not on the nvidia site, I'd rather not. Is it a beta driver?

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drotaru

indeed it's not on Nvidia site , probably leaked before the announcement :)

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Settepotet

I recon... I hope the full release will include control panel. This release is just basic drivers, no extras.

Anyhow: 2142 works for the very first time on Vista. :) No textures, no glitching in menus, no nothing :)

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kinetix63

Anyone able to confirm if it supports 1440x900 resolution?

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salis

Pretty small, only 5mb ? Does that mean not all cards are supported or what? or is the control panel really that big.

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drotaru

the CP is the big one , almost all cards are suported , but i think there is no suport for the 8800 series

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Pulgafree

Thank you Ghost_one. Going to test this out as soon i get to home.

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RGSPro

They also don't support OpenGL, and are branded as Microsoft Drivers.

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fusi0n

thanks, around 20+ FPS more for Prey.

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Gabe3

People say you can edit the INF to support the 8800, other then that.

These drivers rock, no more corruption when I run games in full screen(bf2, bf2142, guildwars).

I'm now getting the FPS I got in XP, if not better. I'm so happy!!!!

Vista RTM x64

7800 GT(475/1.1ghz) bios mod overclock

2GB ram

amd opteron 165 dual-core @ 2.8ghz

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drotaru

how come Prey runs if it does not suport OpenGL , or am i missing something here?

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CRTrials

Need For Speed : Carbon crashes when trying to start a game with these drivers :( It seams to run a lot smoother in the menu's tho.

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LiGhTfast

just tried installing them while using 1440x900 (widescreen) and it killed the os get no output at all now so guess im gonna have to go into safe mode to sort out if i can be bothered. Nvidia are muppets how can this major bug still exist.

Rebooted to xp were everthing works :)

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Chosen One

dont even see these on the nvidia FTP

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aleni

how the hell can i install this driver? i just removed the beta driver that nvidia put for rc2, i just uninstalled the driver and bang, the screen is blank and blinking. i just press power and vista is shutting down itself.

turning the cpu back on, when i point the path of the driver while installing, vista is trying to be a smart ass and installing the default driver and the dialog box says my 7800gtx has currently installed the best driver or something like that. i forgot the exact message on the dialog box.

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joeneo13

just tried installing them while using 1440x900 (widescreen) and it killed the os get no output at all now so guess im gonna have to go into safe mode to sort out if i can be bothered. Nvidia are muppets how can this major bug still exist.

Rebooted to xp were everthing works :)

1440x900 works fine here

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TheNay

Thanks for the heads up :)

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Settepotet

Nice desktop. :) How do u get the sidebar totaly transparent? :)

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BBinder

1440x900 works fine here

thats not fair my monitor supports 1440 x 900 and the only high res that i can choose is 1280 x 1024 :(

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Chosen One

Nice desktop. :) How do u get the sidebar totaly transparent? :)

r u serious? lol

just dont hold ur mouse cursor on it and it will go transparent....LOL

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joeneo13

Nice desktop. :) How do u get the sidebar totaly transparent? :)

The Sidebar in vista is transparent

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SFkilla

Nice desktop. :) How do u get the sidebar totaly transparent? :)

The sidebar is transparent as default :blink:

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Settepotet

lol. ffs, i mean why it's TOTALY transparent.

Here is mine:

sidebar.jpg

:turboedit:

AHA

I've enabled 'stay on top of other windows'...

I feel like complete asshat now... :rofl:

Back on topic: I don't get glitches ingame anymore, but they appear when i quit the game... bah.

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Iceblaster

Hey how do i install these drivers when i try to go through the window and update drivers it says u already have the newest drivers?

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