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NVIDIA’s 384.80 hotfix driver fixes Watch Dogs 2 startup issues

NVIDIA rolled out the 384.76 Game Ready drivers at the end of last week, offering optimizations for Rise Up, Lawbreakers, and Spiderman: Homecoming VR. Shortly after it was released, users started to notice that it caused Watch Dogs 2 to endlessly crash. NVIDIA is now issuing a 384.80 update that fixes the issue. The problem revolved around Ansel, NVIDIA’s in-game screencasting tool.

Aside from the fix for Watch Dogs 2, the 384.80 update doesn’t include anything new. Here’s the list of changes introduced in the 384.76 update:

Game Ready:

  • Provides the optimal gaming experience for Lawbreakers “Rise Up” Beta.

Game Ready VR

  • Provides the optimal gaming experience for Spider-man: Homecoming VR.

New Features

  • NVIDIA Control Panel: Added debug option in the Help menu.
  • Selecting this option removes all overclocking performance and power settings.
  • Application SLI Profiles

Added or updated the following SLI profiles:

  • FIFA 17

Fixed

  • [NVIDIA Control Panel][Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances]: Fixed a typo in the game name on the Stereoscopic 3D Compatibility page. [1441041]
  • [3DVision]: CPU bottleneck occurs when 3DVision is enabled. [1823627]
  • [GeForce GTX 1080/1070/1060][Prey (2]: Large amount of stuttering occurs throughout gameplay. [1902201]
  • [Gamestream][DirectX 12 titles]: DirectX 12 titles fail to capture when streaming. [1903492]
  • [Firefall]: The game does not run. [1911485]
  • [GeForce GTX 970][SLI][Norton 360]: SLI cannot be enabled unless Norton 360 is disabled or in Safe mode. [1919094]
  • [Doom 2016][Vulkan API]: Glitches occur when using the Vulkan API. [1935744]
  • [No Man’s Sky][SLI]: Texture corruption appears in the game with SLI enabled.[200257478]
  • [Windows Store video app]: Video playback is choppy with V-Sync OFF. [200314351]

Windows 10 Issues

  • [VR Funhouse]: The game crashes upon hot-unplugging and then hot-plugging the HMD device. [200321374]
  • [GeForce GTX 1080 Ti][Sid Meier’s Civilization VI][G-Sync/SLI/DirectX 12]: Black corruption appears while entering the in-game menu after skipping the cutscene. [200283322]
  • [GeForce GTX 780/780 Ti][NieR:Automata]: The game freezes. [1892334]
  • [Notebook][GeForce GTX 970M][Tom Clancy’s The Division Survival DLC]: Game crashes, pointing to ntdll.dll when changed to full-screen and to windowed full-screen. [200252894]
  • [Notebook][GeForce GTX 970M][ShadowPlay][For Honor]: The game silently may crash if the intro video is skipped while instant replay is on. [200247313]
  • [SLI][Notebook][GeForce GTX 970M][Gears of War 4]: Level loading may hang. [1826307]
  • [GeForce Experience]: Driver installation may fail when attempting to perform a driver overinstall.
  • To workaround, perform a clean installation.
  • Error code 43 appears in the Device Manager after installing the driver with HDMI display connected. [200283276]
  • Driver install/overinstall requires a reboot. [1757931]

Windows 7 Issues

  • [GeForce GTX 1080] Battlefield 1 hangs when campaign loaded with Fast Sync enabled from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [200254350]

You can download the driver from this link.

Harish Jonnalagadda
http://harishjonnalagadda.com
Harish Jonnalagadda is an avid reader of science-fiction novels. A long-time Arsenal fan, his other interests include gaming, basketball and making music. He also likes tinkering with hardware in his free time.

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