View Full Version : NO more Black Boxes!
01-20-2010, 09:46 AM
The new Nvidia display drivers version 196.21,have eliminated the black box at least for the 8 series,I can only test it on this series.
Thanks to haep the German Mod for passing on this information http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
01-20-2010, 10:58 AM
I am delighted for all NVidia users that this patch has got rid of the black boxes! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
01-20-2010, 06:07 PM
I am back http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
01-21-2010, 08:14 AM
Good to see you Chris drop me an email if you have some spare time,let me know how things are going with you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
01-23-2010, 01:50 AM
Works for me, thanks the info. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
01-23-2010, 09:16 AM
Funny isnt it how when I emailed nvidia years ago when this first happened with the 8-series, they said it wasn't their problem, it was Bluebytes - and now they're the ones who have fixed it. (Either way I now use an ATI card :P)
01-28-2010, 01:22 PM
Weird, because I still get blackness on textures when I'm zoomed at certain distances. I run on 2 8800 GT's.
01-30-2010, 09:39 AM
about time they fixed it
02-06-2010, 08:07 PM
I just got my settlers 4 installed and had the same problem (9600GT notebook) but found this solution - download this modified 196.21 .inf file: Driver (http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/drivers/win7x64/196.21/disclaimer) the first file is the 196.21 driver, and the second one is the modified .inf.
So fix for laptop users:
Download the two files,
run the 19621_win7x64.exe
move the nv_disp.inf into the extracted folder (196.21_win7x64)
Run the setup
If windows ask if you wanna continue, just press yes.
And there you go, now you have a fully functional 196.21 driver working on you laptop! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Hope this help you guys,
02-07-2010, 06:09 AM
Just to say when I had my gaming laptop I found the laptopvideo2go drivers would cause me the dreaded bsod (blue screen of death) on boot up (this didn't happen on another laptop I had so it is dependant on hardware).
So if Stephmj's driver causes this, try the ngohq:
driver - I always found this one stable.
02-21-2010, 09:00 PM
It's gone here too. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Using an 9800GTX on Win7 x64
02-28-2010, 06:12 AM
I have a notebook with vista and GeForce 8400M G
The newest driver doesn't remove the black box.
Is there any easy solution?
03-01-2010, 12:04 AM
I still have black box :/
Using laptop Geforce GTX 260M V195.62
03-06-2010, 11:22 AM
The new drivers doesn't work for me either, look at my previous post: *CLICK* (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/6061083365/m/3491021718?r=4871005738#4871005738)
03-28-2010, 12:43 PM
New drivers didnt works for me too..
Just got a few problems and a 4 bit resolution 640x480... Anyway i had done a backup so i restored the old drivers..
I have a nvidia 8400 M GS (256 mb).
04-01-2010, 02:13 PM
running windows 7 and a 8600 no more black boxes ,gives me a game to play again till the y fixx the settlers 7 problem lol
04-13-2010, 01:37 PM
new nvidia 196.71 driver removed black box on my laptop with a g force 9600 gt in.
only prob i have now is getting the resolution off 800x600 and onto 1280x1024 any ideas anyone?
04-19-2010, 01:26 AM
I get this error after the new driver..
Software 3D: Error initializing Graphic Interface!
Can't start the game at all anymore.
05-12-2010, 02:25 AM
I've got the GeForce 8600M GT (notebook), and according to the information from Nvidia the 196.21 drivers don't support the 8M series for notebooks.
The latest drivers for 8M series - 197.16 - don't help getting rid of the black squares at all.
Does anyone know a driver for the 8M series that does remove the black squares???
05-12-2010, 07:59 AM
I'll take that back. Didn't know that laptopvideo2go modded the drivers so that they are compatible with notebooks.
So after installing the 196.21 drivers from laptopvideo2go IT FINALLY WORKS!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif