This is infuriating to no end.
NVidia finally comes up with their own S-3D solution and tells anyone who wont go to Vista to stick it where the sun dont shine. I think Im done with NVidia if I cant get any solutions to work, and try my luck with ATI.
Ok, now that thats done, heres the dilema.
Dual Core E8400
EDimensional Shutter Glasses (wired)
XP 32 bit
Nice old CRT 19" monitor
Should be more than enough info for ya. Drivers are up in the air and flying really fast towards a brick wall if none of them cooperate. Various combinations of drivers, forceware drivers, stereo drivers, etc.
Im looking for ANY driver that works with the 9800 series and lets the retarded Shutter Glasses work. What I've found so far is that Im probably out of luck as every driver I can find either does not enable the shutter glasses or just gives me a purdy BSOD. Referring to the list of drivers here:viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2489
This list seems to be pretty right on. Shutter glasses wont enable, and any place I can get them to enable, I get to look at Blue Screen of Death in Stereo! Woot! Um, oh wait, not what Im lookin for. I've also tried the IZ3D drivers, but the problem there is, even in various combinations of video drivers, and stereo drivers, the IZ3D drivers are NEVER able to turn on the Shutter glasses for me. I've also tried the EDimensional tool for just enabling the stupid shutter glasses, but they dont kick on at all. Also reading my best bet would be to be able to run the 169.21 or 169.44 drivers, however, they dont support the 9800. Theres no way that I know of to get a vista driver to run on XP. Different driver module so theres no point in trying. I've even enabled the old NVidia control panel using the following registry entries:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Registry trick does work and DOES enable the old control panel with stereo section in it (when stereo drivers installed, trying 162.50 stereo drivers atm... with 178.24 vid drivers) but trying to test anything all I get is stupid BSOD. This seems to follow suit with the list of drivers and SLI modes, but anything available to me will just give me a BSOD or no shutter glasses, as per the list on the page I linked to. I also know the stupid glasses work because I ran over them with a car until they finally started working. Just kidding, tested on another very old system thats on its last leg and has a nearly dead hard drive. Suspect its most likely something with the driver, or much less likely DVI output.
Has any one had any luck with any combination of drivers or forceware drivers to get the Shutter Glasses working on a GeForce 9800 GTX running XP 32 bit? And no Im not going to Vista if my life depended on it. Vista can kiss my left ass check and it better not even try to make the right ass cheek jealous. Also, Im NOT trying to run this in SLI mode, anything that can get the damn glasses to even turn on would be a freakin miracle at this point.