Kuehnau Apr 12, 2013 @ 10:39pm
3D not working?
Hello I own this game and I noticed it had 3D stero support. Well the monitor I use is a 3D stero television. Most 3D games and movies work fine. No issues at all.

When I go to play Desux Ex, I can enable 3D support, but there's none. There's no 3D at all. Stero 3D uses two images that are kind of staggered, if you take your glasses off, it looks all fuzzy and stuff.

Well there's no 3D at all that I can see, there;s no dual screens, no staggered images, no fuzzy. It looks just like it would with 3D support turned off. Any ideas?
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CodenameD Apr 19, 2013 @ 10:27am 
Make sure your graphics card support 3D as well.
Kuehnau Apr 19, 2013 @ 11:52am 
Uh, besides the fact that my GPU does in fact support 3D, this isn't a hardware issue, you can do 3D just by how the video is encoded and how it's presented.

The option is presented as sterocopic 3D, other games work fine, 3D blurays work fine. This game simply just doesn't do what it says it's supposed to do.

Like I said, I use a 3D TV for my monitor, sterocopic 3D uses 2 images to present a 3D effect, when put into 3D mode the images should be staggered together and then using glasses it's all pulled together.

With the game, it doesn't split the images up, it isn't staggered, it looks just like it would if 3D was disabled. And yes, the option for me to enable 3D is on, so the game knows I can do it.
Dan Fury Apr 20, 2013 @ 2:35am 
3D works flawlessly with 3D Vision 2 and after it was fixed this game became awesome in 3D.
What you want is side-by-side 3D, check the options if it's available.
But it could be not supported, because honestly that technology is sub-par to the 3D vision approach.
Kuehnau Apr 20, 2013 @ 3:42pm 
I really appreactae the fact that you decided down about a version of 3D that is perfectly fine. But you know, whatever, ♥♥♥♥ off.

Here's the bottom line, the game advertises the use of stereoscopic 3D, which is side by side 3D. If that's not what it is, then the game option should use the term stereoscopic 3D.

More importantly, it is what the game is advertising, as people are showing game play footage of it being done, with side by side, stereoscopic 3D. It simply isn't registering or working, or whatever, even though it allows me to enable it, even though I can use it with 3D movies, Doom 3 BFG edition and other 3D games.
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Eincrou May 3, 2013 @ 12:42pm 
The person who said to check for S3D support on your graphics card wasn't helpful, but the issue of graphics card does matter here.

DX:HR has native in-engine stereoscopic rendering, just like Doom 3 BFG, Trine 2, Battlefield 3, etc.

Unlike a game like Trine 2, which allows you to choose what stereoscopic output format to use, DX:HR doesn't have these options. It works through your stereoscopic drivers.

What brand is you graphics card, and what stereoscopoic drivers do you use to play other games in S3D?
Kuehnau May 3, 2013 @ 10:06pm 
Originally posted by Eincrou:
The person who said to check for S3D support on your graphics card wasn't helpful, but the issue of graphics card does matter here.

DX:HR has native in-engine stereoscopic rendering, just like Doom 3 BFG, Trine 2, Battlefield 3, etc.

Unlike a game like Trine 2, which allows you to choose what stereoscopic output format to use, DX:HR doesn't have these options. It works through your stereoscopic drivers.

What brand is you graphics card, and what stereoscopoic drivers do you use to play other games in S3D?

Actually I figured it out, DX3 does it really weird for some reason. Most of my movies and games just go with the staggered images right away, but DX3 didn't. Instead it waited until it detected my monitor going into 3D mode. That's what really threw me off because a lot of the menus and stuff aren't in 3D.

Just a FYI Doom 3 BFG, works fine on my system, but it doesn't render it the same way DX3 does it. Which was weird.
Eincrou May 4, 2013 @ 8:05am 
I'm glad you got it working but I still would like to know the answers to my questions.

What brand is you graphics card, and what stereoscopic drivers do you use to play games in S3D?

Also, what does "staggered images" mean? My best guess is that you have a passive 3DTV that uses polarized glasses. If so, the proper term is "interlaced format."

I am a big fan of S3D gaming but there are many problems people can run into. I'd like to know more about your problem so I might help someone else if they have a similar issue.
Kuehnau May 5, 2013 @ 11:28am 
If you looked at my profile I got my entire set up in my profile description.

I am running am AMD A10 5800K APU, using the GPU in the APU. I am simply using the most up to date drivers for my hardware.

When I say staggered, I mean, when a S3D image is first presented, it's two images, centered on the screen, hit 3D and the images are staggered together, pop on the glasses and it all moves into one.

I am used to a lot of games and eve 3D movies just starting out with the two images centered on the screen and me having to enable 3D support on my Toshiba 3D TV manually. It's been like that for every 3D movie I've watched, Doom 3 BFG and Sonic Generations.

So when DE3 didn't have the dual images show up, it kind of threw me for a loop, I figured it just wasn't working. Turns out it was doing something weird where it didn't do anything until the 3D mode was actually enabled on my monitor.

With that being said, the native S3D mode for DE3 is terrible, it's no good at all. If you want to play it in really good 3D, people should go ahead and check out TriDef 3D, the 3D support for the game was amazing and has a lot of support for other games that would normally not even have 3D support.

Unfortunately TriDef 3D requires a bit more GPU horse power then DE3's native 3D mode and it ran rather slow. At some point I'll have to upgrade from the APU GPU to a new beefier 3D card, but it won't be happening any time soon.

With that being said, I agree completely, S3D gaming is amazing for people who love it, but what sucks is the fact that it's often not easy to set up, the drivers and set up can be confusing and it's not always the same in every situation. I really wish there was some sort of standard set up in the industry for this, with drivers and games and stuff, because the variation is so large, it can often get really confusing.
Eincrou May 9, 2013 @ 6:16pm 
Thanks for the info, I understand better now.

Yeah, I agree that the native rendering is bad. Almost all of the effects work and the 3D UI is pretty cool, but the stereoscopic settings are too conservative.

The maximum depth setting is WAY too low. The maximum convergence is also too low, making the game world shallow and lacking in impact.

Sadly, the worst games to play in S3D are sometimes ones with developer support because they put in strict limitations and it's difficult or impossible to disable native rendering to use stereoscopic drivers instead. Games that have no support have a better chance of being good experiences through use of stereoscopic drivers, even if they initially don't work in S3D.
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