Integration with the NVIDIA stereo driver

Now it will be difficult, this is the most difficult section to understand. We're going add S3D galsses to NVIDIA Stereo driver for games. Before, you should test the S3D Player, adjust the display and glasses, and only after that then start try playing games.

Switch the S3D-USB emitter to NVIDIA mode

On the underside of the device, press the first button for 2.. 3 seconds. The green light on the device will turn on. This indicates that the device The device has entered NVIDIA hardware compatibility mode.

Check that the emitter is connected correctly. Open the 'Device Manager'. Press Win+R on your keyboard, the 'Run' window will open. Enter the line devmgmt.msc and press Enter.



Make sure that the system has correctly installed the driver for the new mode. In the group: 'USB Controllers' try to find the device name in the list.



If "NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D USB controller" is not listed there, you should install the NVIDIA Steteoscopic 3D driver. You can do this manually by downloading the latest 425.31 version that supports 3D. The easiest way is to to install the driver using the configuration utility "3D Fix Manager".

Download from the developer's website "3D Fix Manager"

Go to the "Drivers" tab, where, following the program recommendations add all the necessary files. As a result, you should have a similar configuration, but with the names of your display and video card.


Carefully after installing the drivers.
If you have everything installed, configured and it works, do not install new updates from NVIDIA! The new versions will mess up and 3D will not work. The new driver will change the registry and '3D Fix Manager' won't be able to restore the configuration unless you manually uninstall everything and clean the registry. Then you will have to install the drivers from '3D Fix Manager' again.

Creating a display profile.


Next, create a virtual 3D display file, and add its profile (settings) to the existing one on your PC, so the NVIDIA driver thinks you are using 2nd, special 3D display. If this is not done, the driver will refuse to start.


Go to the Settings -> Display Profiles tab, where you should fill in the settings. You need to define what screen resolution you want to use in different modes and what frame rate is acceptable. For the glasses to work properly, you should set something like 120Hz if the display if the display supports this. Allowable screen resolution and maximum operating fps check your hardware specifications. If your display is slow, you should not go for the maximum resolution, so that the picture "does not slow down". That's where the work with the "3D Fix Manager" program is finished and you can close it.

Turn on and activate the stereo driver

Now everything is ready to enable the NVidia Stereoscopic driver. Open from the Start menu or Display Properties -> "Nvidia Control Panel". In it appears the "Stereoscopic Display Type" selection box. Choose your previously created 3D virtual display (profile).

Should probably choose a display to use each time before 3D mode, because the setting will be cleared after turning off the power and the display selection is not shown in the control panel.

1. Open the "Nvidia Control Panel".
2. Selecting the 3D display profile.


3. Next, run the "Setup Wizard" and configure the driver to work with the "Pyramid and glasses" set.


4. You can see the 'Run test image test' item.
5. Next, open the NVidia 3D player, everything should work.

Testing games

After successful completion of the "Setup Wizard" you can try to run the game. Press the "Assign keyboard shortcuts" button and see what commands you can stereo settings from the keyboard. Adjust the depth of the stereo base for eye comfort.


Next, you should look at the list of available games and read the hardware requirements.

List of compatible games Game List
Instructions for installing games Installation & Known Issues

That's the end of the story. For more information about adapting games read the dedicated forums. Have fun playing!

Additional players


Download programs of compatible 3D players from the developers' sites. Not all players will be useful to us, but only those with "page flip" or "side by side" display methods. Choose the ones with built-in support NVidia 3D Vision. Otherwise it will be impossible to synchronize glasses with the display.

The first thing you should try is a proprietary application from NVidia.

Menu -> Programs -> NVIDIA Corporation -> 3D Vision "3D Vision Photo Viewer". This will download along with NVidia 3D Vision.

NVIDIA 3D Vision Video Player
User-friendly interface, the program works in window mode. You can quickly You can quickly change the parallax and adjust the maximum stereo effect.

Free sView
Paid Stereoscopic Player
Free 3D Vision Video Player

Warning: third-party players that use the NVIDIA 3D interface, without S3D-USB emitter will not work with the glasses.