Last Updated: February 21, 2017
This is an application I’ve been working on for a while. It's called 3D Fix Manager and the reason I developed it is that I wanted to have a more comfortable way for installing 3D Vision Fixes and editing hotkeys for changing 3D separation / convergence settings.
So which features does 3D Fix Manager provide?
- Download, install and uninstall 3D Vision fixes with only 1 click
- Clear GUI
- Comfortable hotkey editing for changing 3d separation / convergence in game
- Automatic detection of installed games for which 3D Vision fixes exist
- Auto backups of hotkeys / ini files
- Auto disable 3D Fixes when playing in 2D mode
- Auto update for new fixes
- Auto notification about new program update
Currently more than 500 fixes from helixmod.blogspot are supported by 3D Fix Manager. This includes Helix Mod (DirectX 9), 3dMigoto (DirectX 11) and OpenGL 3D Vision Wrapper.
- Hotkey editing is only available for Helix Mod and 3dMigoto fixes at the moment. Hotkey support for OpenGL fixes may come in the future.
- Some fixes require addional steps for installation (e.g. changing 3D profile with Nvidia Inspector)
- A detailed manual can be found here. Please have a look to the section "Problems and Solutions" if you experience any issues
- The Main Thread about 3D Fix Manager can be found here
- If you want to keep old hotkey backups from previous versions extract the downloaded file archive to the old program folder and replace files.
- Start the application with "3DFixManager.exe"
- Optional: Give admin rights to the application (right click on exe / run as admin). The application needs admin rights for dynamically detecting processes like Trinus VR / Tridef and for installing fixes to protetected folders like c:\program files
Change Notes Version 1.07 (February 21, 2017):
- New: Icon in "Installation" tab added for indicating if the fix runs out of the box / needs further installation steps (I've tagged a few games for this. Help by the community is appreciated to complete this for other fixes)
- New: User can define in fix profile if manual steps are required for installing a fix / fix is broken / fix runs out of the box
- New: After every Nvida driver installation the user is asked if he wants to run 3D Vision setup or if he likes to skip it by automatically setting registry keys
- New: When user starts another instance of the application the new one is automatically closed
- Bugfix: User_disabled.cfg is deleted now when uninstalling a fix
- Bugfix: "No installed games found" - label was displayed in "Settings" tab when no games were installed
Change Notes Version 1.06 (February 18, 2017):
- New: Installation of fixes further improved by automatically making required changes to ini files (e.g. Outlast, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter and over 40 more games automated by this)
- New: When uninstalling a fix the game ini file is reseted to original values
- New: User can define in fix profile how to edit game ini file
- New: Fixes can be disabled for individual games
- Changed: No bat files used any more for enabling / disabling 3D Vision
- Bugfix: Fixed a crash when application was launched without internet connection
- Bugfix: Fixed a crash when update server was not available
- Bugfix: Fixed a crash in Edit profile" tab when user tried to set a filename in relative install path
- Bugfix: Fixed a potential crash when searching for installed games in windows registry
Change Notes Version 1.05 (February 08, 2017):
- Slightly improved detection of installed games
- New: Checkbox for disabling Steam overlay
- New: Window size and position is remembered when restarting the application
- New: User can define a game exe file for launching games when there is no "Start Game" button
- New: Button for going to Helixmod Blog
- Changed: Increased maximum value from 1000 ms to 2000 ms for hotkey delay sliders
- Changed: Dialog windows are opened at the center of the application instead of the center of the screen
- Changed: Options in settings tab are saved to XML instead of an ini file now
- Changed: "Search Game" button is being disabled now when no search paths are defined
- Bugfix: Checkbox "Enable Fixes" was not initialized correctly when starting the application
- Bugfix: When user clicked on install path for opening window explorer the game was sometimes launched accidentially
- Bugfix: When search paths were enabled and the name of a fix profile was changed the user had to press button "Search Game" again to see correct results
- Bugfix: Tooltip for Steam App ID in "Edit Profile" tab was not set
- Detection of installed games may fail if no corresponding registry keys could be found. To fix this either enable search paths in the application settings or set a custom install path for the individual fix profile. Please have a look in the manual (section "problems and solutions") for a more detailed information on this.
- Another reason for not detecting games is when the name of the individual fix profile does not match the title of the game retrieved from the windows registry. Try to rename the fix profile to match exactly what is listed in "Windows Control Panel / Programs"
- Please help me to improve this application by reporting bugs, wrong / outdated fix profiles or if you have any suggestions. Thank you.
- I tested the application a lot and I think it’s in a good state. However I take no responsibility if any damage should occur on your machine by using this application. Use at own risk. :)