Finally stereo support for Windows 2000/XP

Finally stereo support for Windows 2000/XP

It took a long time, but now stereo support for 3D glasses for nVidia-based graphics cards under Windows 2000 and Windows XP is finally available, without the need for wild modifications to the hardware. A first test run with OpenGL games was successful.

With the help of the latest version of the GeForce Tweak Utility it is on easy way to reveal the hidden stereo support settings, which are contained in the new drivers of the 23.xx generation. Even if the performance is not the best, at least OpenGL-based games now run in the correct 3D mode, provided you have 3D glasses like the ELSA 3D Revelator. The average frame rates in Quake 3 Arena on my test system with Athlon XP 1600+ and Inno3D GeForce2 Ti have dropped from an initial 206fps without stereo mode to 60fps with stereo mode. With all Direct3D-based applications, however, the stereo support could not yet be brought to life.

Stereo Support Panel
OpenGL Panel
Direct3D Panel