Help me find a stereoscopic video card for...Windows XP!

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Help me find a stereoscopic video card for...Windows XP!

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It's a long, convoluted story, but it boils down to this: I'd like to dedicate an old Windows XP machine for Stereoscopic Player. I need a decent video card that I can use for this machine. There's a couple catches:

* I want something which will use a good stereoscopic driver. I've never been able to get Stereoscopic Player's page flipping to work reliably. I have had success -- on other computers -- with the NVIDIA stereo driver and the appropriate hardware.

* Stereoscopic drivers must be available for Windows XP (32-bit). I have an extra NVIDIA GeForce 210 card which works well on Vista and Windows 7. However, it appears that NVIDIA's XP drivers do not have a NVIDIA stereoscopic driver.

* The card must run the stereoscopic playback through the SVGA output. I have a NVIDIA GeForce 580 on a Windows 7 machine, which can indeed play back stereoscopic material...through the DVI output only. If I try to convert the DVI output to a SVGA output, the drivers say, "Nope, forget it" and the NVIDIA drivers switch over to outputting the signal in anaglyph.

So basically...who here successfully uses a stereoscopic video card on Windows XP with a SVGA output, and what video card are you using?

Thanks!

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Re: Help me find a stereoscopic video card for...Windows XP!

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My advice would be to stick to a modern system, Windows 7 64-bit, and get modern equipment. Your life will be better.

However, if you insist on using ancient computer parts, the newest card you can get is an Nvidia 7800. I have heard conflicting reports as to whether the 7900 model works in stereo.

You'll also need a very old Nvidia driver, I believe 91.31 was a good choice.

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Re: Help me find a stereoscopic video card for...Windows XP!

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cybereality wrote:My advice would be to stick to a modern system, Windows 7 64-bit, and get modern equipment. Your life will be better.

However, if you insist on using ancient computer parts, the newest card you can get is an Nvidia 7800. I have heard conflicting reports as to whether the 7900 model works in stereo.

You'll also need a very old Nvidia driver, I believe 91.31 was a good choice.
Thanks for the info, cybereality. Actually, since I posted this, I realized that I forgot that I have the iZ3D driver, which, from my limited testing a couple years ago, seems to work well with Stereoscopic Player. So I probably won't need to buy a new video card after all; I can probably use the GeForce 210 on the XP machine, install the iZ3D drivers, then run Stereoscopic Player on top of that. I'm pretty sure it'll work.

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