will explain here how to install the
stereo drivers for Geforce video cards. I
have no experience with Radeon cards,
maybe someone else can try this and tell
us all. They will probably have a similar
kind of stereo possibility.
First of course, you need a pair of
red-blue glasses. Find yourself a
cardboard version first. I found them
available on the internet at the site of
the Dutch Mars Society. No doubt, the
American Mars Society exists too. But
probably there are more places where you
can buy one. Just in case you cannot find
a seller in your country, I here provide
the web adress of the Dutch Mars Society
where they sell several types of red-blue
I am sorry, the language is Dutch indeed.
Another company call Eyecessories has
recently started selling red-blue glasses
specfically for flightsim use. You can
find out about these here.
Once you are the proud owner of a pair of
red-blue glasses, let's start downloading
the stereo drivers for Geforce videocards
If your version of the normal Geforce
driver has a lower version number than
the version of the stereo driver, update
your normal Geforce driver too. You can
find the latest drivers at http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp On my PC it
works fine with the newest driver
versions of both. Only if the version
number of the normal Geforce driver is
the same or higher than the version
number of the stereo driver file will it
If you needed an updated normal Geforce
driver, install this one first. Then
install the stereo drivers.
If you have installed everything
correctly you can follow the next - I
think rather simple - instructions. The
most important thing you should know is
that even after you installed the stereo
drivers, you first have to switch it on.
It is switched off by default.
Therefore right click your desktop and
choose Properties. You get a screen that
looks like this.
choose the tab Settings (Instellingen),
the most right tab.
click at the Advanced button (here
Geavanceerd). If I do that I get the next
you choose the - probably most right -
tab that displays your type of video
foldout screen on the left is not
visible, click on the green button next
to the sliderbar Stereo-separation (here
first activate the stereo drivers. I
choose the, in my opinion, most practical
option of switching the stereo drivers on
and off by using a key combination, the
reduce the amount of stereo separation to
about 8%, this is a good amount of
separation to start with. You can always
change this later.
set the stereo type to Anaglyph (red-blue
the foldout screen left of the
mainscreen, click on the + before Stereo
Properties. The sub options for stereo
settings are reachable now.
part to change now and then is the first
sub choice, extra or more stereo
properties (here Aanvullende
can change the key combinations used to
adapt the stereo separation while you're
in a game, and with which you switch the
stereo effect on and off.
default the on/off key-combination is set
at CTRL + T.
look at the key combinations so you know
how to switch the stereo effect on and
off and how you adapt the stereo
settings. I would suggest you only change
them if there is a conflict with the key
combinations you use in your favorite 3D
screen shot below you see my chosen
key-combination for switching on and off,
not the default one.
finally here is the moment you can start
Flight Simulator. After you choose your
flight and are in the actual flying
screen, hit the key combination to start
the stereo effect. If you did everything
OK, you will see a transparant red-blue
'echo' of the normal screen as an overlay
over what you would normally see.
on your glasses (the red-blue ones I
mean, eventually in combination with your
normal glasses) and enjoy the
breathtaking 3D view that your eyes think
tell your eyes it's all fake. Just move
your throttle to max and fly your now a
little more realistic simulation.