This post will go over how to play PC titles cheaply in 3D! The big buzz of late is to play games with special 3D glasses (expensive) and a 120HZ monitor (expensive). I am going to show you how to use traditional 3D glasses (Red/Blue) to give you the same effect for only a few dollars.
1.) Make sure that you have a compatible video card from nVidia
2.) Download the most up to date driver for your video card. Install it. My card is a GTX280-SSC
4.) Once you have downloaded the file run it. My File was called: NVIDIA_3D_Vision_v191.03_driver.exe
5.) Run “Enable 3D Vision Discover” in the START – ALL PROGRAMS – nVidia Corporation – 3D Vision
6.) Run through the Wizard.
7.) Right Click desktop and open NVIDIA Control Panel
8.) Click on Setup Stereoscopic 3D
9.) Make sure that it’s enabled.
10.) Set Keyboard Shortcuts button displays the stereoscopic 3D effects shortcuts. These are the default shortcuts and I find that they work well.
*NOTE* – For Left 4 Dead I find I like the depth to be around 75%. For Team Fortress 2 I think I like something like 7 or 8. – UPDATE – I can’t play left 4 dead very long at 75%. I think about 15% is much easier on the eyes.
Thanks to my buddy Ken for borrowing me his 3D glasses to try this out.