This update deals with a series of graphics and sound issues, a couple of gameplay problems, and wide range of bugs.
Driver 3 by Reflections Interactive - US retail patch #2
DRIV3R Patch version 2
No details available.
DRIV3R Patch version 1
Issues resolved in this patch
You may encounter some screen corruption in the Main Menu if Anti-Aliasing is
enabled on your video card.
If you have an ATI Radeon series video card you may encounter a situation where
at night if you collide with another object the buildings nearest or in
line-of-sight of the collision will appear with rainbow or bright white
If you have a Matrox P750 or Matrox Parhelia video card you may encounter a
situation where vehicle windows are not displaying properly and showing up as a
solid white texture.
During gameplay, if you have all other video options enabled except for
advanced shaders, you may encounter a situation where your character\'s hands
and legs appear white. To resolve this go into Options - Settings - Display -
Advanced Video Card Settings and enable advanced shaders.
Added improvements to enhance gameplay performance.
General system issues
Optimizing gameplay on slower computers
If you are experiencing slowdown, try turning the detail levels for all
graphical options down to the minimum, and then adjusting them one by one until
you achieve an acceptable balance between visual quality and game performance.
This table describes the differences between detail levels:
Note that disabling shadows has the greatest impact on the game\'s performance,
so this option is a good place to start when tuning the game\'s performance.
General Video Card Troubleshooting.
Outdated or incorrect video drivers are the cause of the majority of video
issues. Before contacting support, ensure you have the latest production
(release) drivers for your video card.
* ATI Technologies (http://www.ati.com/support/driver.html)* Matrox
(http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp)Card Issues / Workarounds
ATI Radeon 7200 * Un Supported Card
ATI Radeon 7500 * Un Supported Card
Intel 82810 Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82815 Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82830M Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82845G Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82852 Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82855 Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82915G GMA 900 Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82910GL GMA 900 Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82855GM Extreme Graphics 2 * Un Supported Card
Intel 82865G Extreme Graphics 2 * Un Supported Card
Intel 82865GV Extreme Graphics 2 * Un Supported Card
Mobile Intel 915GM/GMS Express Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Mobile Intel 910GML Express Integrated Graphics* Un Supported Card
Nvidia GeForce 2MX * Un Supported Card
Nvidia GeForce 2GTS* Un Supported Card
Nvidia GeForce 4MX * Un Supported Card
SiS Xabre series video cards * Un Supported Card
* If you have any of the non-supported video cards please contact your system
vendor for assistance in upgrading your video card.
I get a message that says \"Unable to initialize DirectX.\" when I try to launch
Possible solutions to this problem include:
1. Make sure you have DirectX 9.0C or greater and that it is working properly.
2. Make sure you have the latest video drivers for your video card. 3. Try
running Driv3r in Safe Mode (use the Driv3r - Safe Mode shortcut on the start
If you have a Geforce FX series video card, such as a Geforce FX 5200, you may
encounter a situation where if you enable all graphical options you will notice
poor performance. To resolve this go into Options - Settings - Display -
Advanced Video Card Settings and turn off Shadows, Advanced Shaders, and
Anti-Aliasing which will improve performance.
During gameplay you may encounter a situation where, depending upon the viewing
angle and distance from the car you are driving a black box will appear around
your steering wheel. This is a known issue.
During gameplay you may encounter a situation where, if you have shadows
enabled and are standing in a shadowed area on a daylight level, the muzzle
flash from your selected weapon will not be present while it is present during
nighttime levels. This is a known issue.
If you have a LCD display you may encounter a situation where during all
introduction movies, before selecting a profile, the picture is offset to the
left or to the right and auto-adjustment does not help. To resolve this issue,
once you have created a profile go into Options - Settings - Display - Advanced
Video Card Settings and adjust your resolution to 800x600 or higher.
If you are experiencing sound problems, including volume issues, missing audio
channels (i.e., no sound comes through your center speaker channel), crashes,
or any other audio issues, we recommend switching your sound driver to the
default MILES Fast 2D Driver.
If you have a Sound Blaster PCI 16/64/128 sound card you may encounter a
situation where if you hit ESC when firing a fully automatic weapon, such as
the M16, the audio will stutter for a few seconds before entering the menu.
If you have a Sound Blaster Live! 5.1, Sound Blaster Audigy, Sound Blaster
Audigy LS, or ADI AD1980 sound card you may encounter a situation where with
5.1 speakers selected, in third-person camera view, any in-game effects, such
as gunfire, only come from the center channel. This is normal behavior.
If you have a Turtle Beach Santa Cruz, Sound Blaster Live! 5.1, Sound Blaster
Audigy LS, or Realtek ALC650 sound card you may encounter a situation where in
the game menu and during cutscenes, regardless of audio settings, with 5.1
speakers selected, no sound is produced by the center channel. This is normal
If you have a Sound Blaster Extigy sound card you may encounter a situation
where during gameplay, regardless of audio settings, with 5.1 speakers
selected, the front left and right speakers only produce audio. This is normal
Driv3r does not support non-analog gamepads, such as the Microsoft Sidewinder,
Gravis Gamepad Pro, or Logitech Precision gamepad. You will need to obtain an
analog controller, such as the Logitech Dual-Action gamepad or Logitech Wingman
Rumblepad if you wish to play Driv3r with a gamepad.
MANUAL ERRATA AND ADDENDUM
The Following options have been removed from the Manual and Game.
Show Crosshairs On/Off Show Overlays and Minimap On/Off
Location: Game options (Options -> Settings -> Game)
The Following options have been added to the Manual and Game.
Advanced Shaders On/Off - Supports Pixel Shader 2.0 on compatible
cardsAnti-Alias On/Off - Creates smoother blending on diagonal surfaces
Location: Advanced Video Card Settings (Options -> Settings -> Display ->
Advanced Video Card Settings)
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