v163.44 VISTA 32bit | NVIDIA, BiOSHOCK

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drv_forcewarex.gif  nVIDIA ForceWare X 163.44 for Windows Vista 32bit

drv_drivers.gifDriver | drv_inf.gifModded INF | drv_enhance.gifINF Enhancer | drv_quickstart.gifQuickstart Guide


 Operating System: Windows Vista 32bit

 Driver Version: 163.44

 Driver Date: 2007-08-17 (YYYY-MM-DD)

 Driver Size: 30.93 MB

 Driver Released by: NVIDIA, "BiOSHOCK"

 MS WHQL Certificate: false.gif

 Setup Files Included: true.gif

 International Files: true.gif

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Beta driver intended to enhance BiOSHOCK. Latest driver now (only 3 days old).

All languages included. 104 devices supported.

According to the changelog the new feature is:

  • Added PureVideo HD decode acceleration for GeForce 8600, 8500 and 8400 series GPUs.

DRIVER INSTALLATION HINT:

For those getting strange "File not found" type errors from Windows, you have to use the pre-packaged drivers from this site and extract them, not the extracted files from NVIDIA's site... I'm not really sure what the distinction is, but at a quick glance if u compare the files in either extracted folder you can see there's a lot more in this one.

Plus, it actually worked for me, it's just installed and I'm about to dive into Bioshock.

Regards,

Paul B

That's a good point... and it explains the errors some have. The drivers which were released yesterday by NVIDIA and promoted and spread by NZONE, news and driver sites, were the English-only driver, while we already downloaded, repacked an uploaded the MultiLanguage driver release released a day later officially. As Pieter's INF for this driver is based on the original INF that came with this driver it will install MultiLanguage files :) If you got the English driver only and use Pieter's INF, it just will not work. Always use the INF provided with the driver we host since if not we cannot guarantee anything.

In other word use the driver we host, as that's what Pieter's INF is made for. We know it was not in the past like this, but the localization dependency was added by NVIDIA again to their original INFs (like in the pre 53.00 driver series).

Original INF only supports:

[DEV_0040] NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra
[DEV_0041] NVIDIA GeForce 6800
[DEV_0042] NVIDIA GeForce 6800 LE
[DEV_0043] NVIDIA GeForce 6800 XE
[DEV_0044] NVIDIA GeForce 6800 XT
[DEV_0045] NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT
[DEV_0046] NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT
[DEV_0047] NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS
[DEV_0048] NVIDIA GeForce 6800 XT
[DEV_004E] NVIDIA Quadro FX 4000
[DEV_0090] NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX
[DEV_0091] NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX
[DEV_0092] NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
[DEV_0093] NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS
[DEV_0095] NVIDIA GeForce 7800 SLI
[DEV_009D] NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500
[DEV_00C0] NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS
[DEV_00C1] NVIDIA GeForce 6800
[DEV_00C2] NVIDIA GeForce 6800 LE
[DEV_00C3] NVIDIA GeForce 6800 XT
[DEV_00CD] NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450/4000 SDI
[DEV_00CE] NVIDIA Quadro FX 1400
[DEV_00F1] NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT
[DEV_00F2] NVIDIA GeForce 6600
[DEV_00F3] NVIDIA GeForce 6200
[DEV_00F4] NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE
[DEV_00F5] NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS
[DEV_00F6] NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS/XT
[DEV_00F8] NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400/4400
[DEV_00F9] NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Series GPU
[DEV_0140] NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT
[DEV_0141] NVIDIA GeForce 6600
[DEV_0142] NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE
[DEV_0143] NVIDIA GeForce 6600 VE
[DEV_0145] NVIDIA GeForce 6610 XL
[DEV_0147] NVIDIA GeForce 6700 XL
[DEV_014A] NVIDIA Quadro NVS 440
[DEV_014C] NVIDIA Quadro FX 540M
[DEV_014D] NVIDIA Quadro FX 550
[DEV_014E] NVIDIA Quadro FX 540
[DEV_014F] NVIDIA GeForce 6200
[DEV_0160] NVIDIA GeForce 6500
[DEV_0161] NVIDIA GeForce 6200 TurboCache(tm)
[DEV_0162] NVIDIA GeForce 6200SE TurboCache(tm)
[DEV_0163] NVIDIA GeForce 6200 LE
[DEV_0165] NVIDIA Quadro NVS 285
[DEV_0169] NVIDIA GeForce 6250
[DEV_016A] NVIDIA GeForce 7100 GS
[DEV_0191] NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
[DEV_0193] NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
[DEV_0194] NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra
[DEV_019D] NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
[DEV_019E] NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600
[DEV_01D0] NVIDIA GeForce 7350 LE
[DEV_01D1] NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE
[DEV_01D3] NVIDIA GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS
[DEV_01DD] NVIDIA GeForce 7500 LE
[DEV_01DE] NVIDIA Quadro FX 350
[DEV_01DF] NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GS
[DEV_0211] NVIDIA GeForce 6800
[DEV_0212] NVIDIA GeForce 6800 LE
[DEV_0215] NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT
[DEV_0218] NVIDIA GeForce 6800 XT
[DEV_0221] NVIDIA GeForce 6200
[DEV_0222] NVIDIA GeForce 6200 A-LE
[DEV_0240] NVIDIA GeForce 6150
[DEV_0241] NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE
[DEV_0242] NVIDIA GeForce 6100
[DEV_0245] NVIDIA Quadro NVS 210S / NVIDIA GeForce 6150LE
[DEV_0290] NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX
[DEV_0291] NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT/GTO
[DEV_0292] NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS
[DEV_0293] NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2
[DEV_0294] NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2
[DEV_0295] NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT
[DEV_029C] NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500
[DEV_029D] NVIDIA Quadro FX 3500
[DEV_029E] NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500
[DEV_029F] NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 X2
[DEV_02E0] NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT
[DEV_02E1] NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS
[DEV_02E2] NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT
[DEV_02E3] NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS
[DEV_0390] NVIDIA GeForce 7650 GS
[DEV_0391] NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT
[DEV_0392] NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS
[DEV_0393] NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT
[DEV_0394] NVIDIA GeForce 7600 LE
[DEV_0395] NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT
[DEV_039E] NVIDIA Quadro FX 560
[DEV_03D0] NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
[DEV_03D1] NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405
[DEV_03D2] NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 400
[DEV_03D5] NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 420
[DEV_0400] NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS
[DEV_0402] NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
[DEV_0404] NVIDIA G84-100
[DEV_0421] NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
[DEV_0422] NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
[DEV_0423] NVIDIA GeForce 8300 GS
[DEV_0424] NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
[DEV_053A] NVIDIA GeForce 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a
[DEV_053B] NVIDIA GeForce 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a
[DEV_053E] NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a
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omg we need modded INF soon please oh lord of driver INF goodness

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I'm curious, why do the infs need changed each time a driver is released?

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So is this driver any good then? Please say you can finally scrap the 158.45 as the 163.44 driver is the new daddy. Not only is it stable but the increase in frame rates when playing games is just fantastic! Hmmm. I've installed so many of these buggers and always rolled back to the 158.45. If anyone has installed this, please say how they got on with it. Thanks!!!

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You should try it and tell us :)

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Eagerly awaiting a modded INF... I've had the demo since last night from the Fileplanet leak, but I'm still running 158.18...

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Heh Heh. I'll leave it to someone else to do that. I've had my fill of benchmarking using 3dmark 06 for the time being. Mind you if no-one else does then sad ###### that I am, then I probably will....

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Thanks if you do :)

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the modded INF makes it so you can install the driver with any graphic card, where as you use the original INF and it only works with the cards listed, not every card

Edited by StaFForD

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many thanks to the lv2go team for posting the INF so quickly.

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What does this mean? I used the modded INF...

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Can you install this driver via Control panels system properties please.

I just need to know which file it is that is missing.

I didn't change the way the INF looks for files so it may be file missing from the zip.

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Worked for me. I have the G1S. Definitely a big improvement in the Bioshock PC Demo, as for other games they feel faster.

However, it hasn't fixed the skipping problems I've been encountering. I'll be checking the HDMI output, and whether you can overlock or not next.

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the driver installed for me and is as stable as 158.45. recommended.

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I've noticed a ~100 point drop in 3dmark 06, which probably doesnt mean anything but its there. Oddly enough my graphics(non gaming) rating in vista went up by .1 to 4.5 using an 8600m GT. I haven't tested it on any games yet, so can't give any input there. The controll panel though, is an issue. I'm not sure if its do to a rushed INF, but it's simply non-existant for me. There is none.

Just my 2 cents...

-Michael

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Hey,

When I installed these drivers it made my mouse and over movement stutter a bit. Any idea why this is?

Thanks

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Ok I'm having a problem. Also let me note that im running Vista (32-Bit) on Boot Camp and I have a 8600M GT. I've downloaded the Vista 32-bit file and the modified .INF, replaced it in the folder and tried to run the setup but I get an error saying "Setup detected that the operating system in use is not Windows Vista [32-bit]." Does anyone know what to do?

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These drivers are borked.

These drivers fail to completely install, and make my system inoperable.

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Well i am not sure what happen with you guys but I am getting slight increase.

This is the order of driver that i found best suit me. left (low) to right (highest 3dmark06 score)

158.45,162.18,156.31,163.44

I can run the setup(replace inf) without any problem.

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I believe there is something wrong with the modded INF. The last version that worked was Pieter's INF version 3.212. If you use the installer, it tells you that "The system has not been modified" and to "run the installation again". If you use the control panel/device manager, you get what Guest_Guest_* posted.

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it would be better those who can't installed list out what graphic card are they using.

Currently i am using 8600m GT (acer 5920). No problem in installing.

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The drivers installed fine, but every few minutes my display becomes corrupted. I don't think I noticed an increase in framerate in the Bioshock demo either, but I was only able to play it for a few minutes.

Dell Inspiron e1705

Core 2 Duo 1.7g

2gb RAM

Geforce Go 7900GS

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On my GeForce Go 7300 there was a slight increase in framerate in Bioshock (still not really playable though) but I kept getting weird corruption on the desktop. Back to 158.45 I think.

Toshiba A100

Core 2 Duo T2350 @ 1.86GHz

2GB RAM

GeForce Go 7300

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these worked on my vaio fz with 8400 gt. Increased 3dmark scores roughly 50 points.

it sucks there is no powermizer though. I may have to switch back to 158.45 so I can underclock...

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weird i have the powermizer. not sure why.

So far no desktop corruption but i havent download the Bioshock Demo, because my country ISP is not up to standard.

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