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NVidia 352.86 Drivers Do Not Work With X-Plane
Posted on May 18, 2015 by Ben Supnik

I’ve received a few bug reports about this today: NVidia’s new 352.86 WHQL drivers for Windows do not work with X-Plane 10. I’m contacting Nvidia now to figure out what has happened.

In the meantime, to fly X-Plane, use the previous 340.52 WHQL driver.

I’ll post more when I learn more; we’ll resolve this with either a driver update or an X-Plane update, based on what has actually gone wrong and which can happen first.

 

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Nvidia has been so eager to cater to the latest big budget titles, that they seem to be dropping the ball on other things.

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Oh, snap. But I run both The Witcher 3 and X-Plane... Here's hoping Nvidia releases a fix soon.

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Yea,I couldn't even get XPlane to boot up,Had to roll back.

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Update: NVidia was able to suggest a work-around in our shaders that avoids what I think is a driver bug. Since we can cut an X-Plane build faster than NVidia can re-release their drivers, I have cut X-Plane 10.36 rc1.


You can get 10.36 rc1 by running the updater and checking “get new betas”; the updater will run even with the newest NVidia drivers.


10.36 rc1 is identical to 10.35 except for version number and a single shader change, but it’s also highly untested; I wanted to get it posted ASAP to accelerate the process. So please give it a try and file a bug if it doesn’t work like 10.35 (but working with the new NVidia drivers.)


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Awesome dev work on the quick fix. That's what I call fast. :Shocked:

 

And thanks for the hu in general, Vincent. :smile: Greetings to all Witcher fans.

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I can confirm that this 10.36r1 update solves the problem with that latest nVidia update, at least on my machine. All working fine now.

 

Thank you!


:smile: And greetings to all Witcher fans.

 

Yeah, I didn't want to admit to why I didn't want to roll back. But there it is.  :P

 

Everyone happy on this local HD and SSD now.

 

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Ran updater for beta and says the d/l size is 128gb - have it on a ssd250 with 58gb remaining - how do I d/l the ver 10.36r1?

Like Phantom88 will not load - do not want to reinstall other driver - using it for other progs.

 

I like xplane too.

 

Denis B

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Hi,

Like bursco I ran the updater and it wanted to download 20GB data. I will wait and see if there is a leaner fix than this.

Keep up the good work,

John.

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Tried again for curosity and its jumped to a 360gb d/l - whoops???

 

Denis B

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I have the luxury of a pair of big 4TB drives, but the pain of a slow DSL internet connection.  Perhaps I can trade with someone ... :lol:

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Hold on a few - This should help

 

Update 2: Sigh…this is what happens when I try to rush out a patch. The 10.36 patch’s free space calculation is totally borked. This will be fixed some time today. (This will be the third time I cut a patch.)

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Hold on a few - This should help

 

Update 2: Sigh…this is what happens when I try to rush out a patch. The 10.36 patch’s free space calculation is totally borked. This will be fixed some time today. (This will be the [/size]third time I cut a patch.)[/size]

Thankyou sir - will take a look later - very quick response

 

Denis B

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Downloaded the beta update (10.36rc1, 135mb) and installed the NVIDIA driver (352.86) and it works, sort of. X-Plane crashes sometimes after a while and seems a little unstable. But hey! this is Beta.

What I really like is the fact that there are dedicated guys working on this great Sim, keep up the good work, thank you!!

Edited by torfih

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A bit off-topic but not completely

While Ben is in talks with Nvidia  (as I believe 10.36 is a termporary solution until nvidia fixes their drivers) , I saw in the comment on the blog that wasn't  aware of the problem with threaded optimization/newer drivers and stutters.

Personaly Im not suferring from these anymore , but if somebody is , please file a bug report about this , that drivers which are newer than 337.88 are causing some stutters.

Ben said that threaded optimization in theory , may increase performance , however right now as we can see it causes stutters , so if Nvidia will be aware of this and in talks with Ben they might fix all of those issues in their next drivers.

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Installed update and now xplane works - not well up with the technical things in xplane, just as long as it works.

Thanks

DMB

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Did you guys see any difference in display quality or performance with the new drivers?

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I'm not sure about quality but I am fairly certain my FPS have leaped up quite a bit.  I like to run three monitors with XP but my FPS always tanked to 15 or so.  With this driver they have stayed up in the 40's. 

 

I might be hallucinating but seems like the FPS has improved for me.

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I also saw some reports about fps increase , some report a HUGE increase.

I didn't notice anything though , but very interesting.

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Just before update fps 53/54

2 minutes after update 57/59

 

Maybe a cloud had moved a wee bit :lol:

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I too have seen higher FRs.  They have been moderate - approximately 10%.  I do, however, still find that the later nVidia drivers cause "stutters".  While flying at a 59-60 FR, it will suddenly "lock up" for several seconds and when it starts again, the FR count will be very low and then go back to where it was.  Yes, I use TrackIR and some might blame the movement factor, but I can turn it off and get the same results.  Reinstall 337.88 (I think - on another computer in a different area now) and I have the FRs back with no studder. In short, the new driver issue seems to be be fixed, but the OpenGL thing has not - at least for me.  No problem, I'm to old to play all the games the new drivers seem to support, so I have my favorite simulator giving me the experience I require.  I have been "playing" with different settings for several days now to decide if I was just seeing things or if it is real and not seeing "stutters" tells me I am on to something.  There may be some drivers newer than those mentioned that provide a "stutter free" experience, but these work for me. 

 

John

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