Author Topic: Faulty Nvidia Drivers with Swat 3  (Read 804 times)

Faulty Nvidia Drivers with Swat 3
« on: September 21, 2015, 09:05:54 PM »
After a lot of testing I have discovered that the lastest Nvidia drivers are incompatible with Swat 3 on Windows 7. If you revert back to version 353.62 you will once again get good frame rates. If you play Metal Gear Solid 5, Mad Max, Ashes of Singularity, or Killing Floor 2 you won't want to revert since they contain "game-ready" drivers.

Breakdown of recent drivers:

355.98 Sept 22, 2015 - bad frame rate
355.82 August 31, 2015 - bad frame rate
355.60 August 13, 2015 - bad frame rate
353.62 July 29, 2015 - good frame rate
353.30 June 22, 2015 - good frame rate
353.06 May 31, 2015 - good frame rate
352.86 May 18, 2015 - good frame rate
350.12 April 13, 2015 - good frame rate
347.88 March 17, 2015 - good frame rate
347.52 February 10, 2015 - good frame rate
347.25 January 22, 2015 - good frame rate
347.09 - bad frame rate
344.75 - bad frame rate
344.48 - bad frame rate
344.11 - good frame rate

You can help us to get a fixed driver by posting in the Nvida forums or by filling out a short bug report:

Feedback thread for Windows 7 & 8 (driver version 355.82):
https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/879824/geforce-drivers/official-windows-8-1-windows-7-amp-windows-xp-355-98-game-ready-display-driver-feedback-thread/

Driver Bug report (they call it a survey):
http://surveys.nvidia.com/index.jsp?pi=6e7ea6bb4a02641fa8f07694a40f8ac6
« Last Edit: September 22, 2015, 02:02:33 PM by Slippery_Jim »

Re: Faulty Nvidia Drivers with Swat 3
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2017, 07:23:12 PM »
Just a quick update to this thread.

Both Nvidia and Microsoft seemed to have dumped support for old games like this.   Your best option is to use apps like dgVoodoo.

Link to a page about how to use with Swat 3:
http://www.swat3lastresort.info/index.php/fix-framerate-problems


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Re: Faulty Nvidia Drivers with Swat 3
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2017, 02:13:38 PM »
Not really a surprise, we are some what lucky there was any support still happening, believe I just read recently that Blizzard won't be supporting XP/Vista any more, got to move forward at some point.

At least we have options like dgVoodoo that at least with SWAT 3 on my end works a treat!

 

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