Sunday, June 17, 2018

3D Fix Manager

Last Updated: June 17, 2018

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 and an easier method for editing hotkeys in order to change 3D separation / convergence settings.

So which features does 3D Fix Manager provide?
  • Clear GUI
  • Automatic detection of installed 3D Vision games
  • Download, install and uninstall 3D Vision fixes with only 1 click
  • Start games directly in 3D Fix Manager either in 2D or 3D mode
  • Auto enable Nvidia Stereosopic 3D when starting a game in 3D mode
  • Auto disable 3D Fixes when playing in 2D mode
  • Auto installation of 3D profiles with Nvidia Profile Inspector when starting a game
  • Comfortable hotkey editing for changing 3d separation / convergence in game
  • Auto backups of hotkeys / ini files
  • Auto optimization of game settings for stereo 3D mode
  • Save and restore your stereoscopic settings of Nvidia Control Panel
  • Simple activation of Compatibility Mode (also known as Fake 3D) for any DirectX 11 game
  • RivaTuner Statistics Server support. Dynamically load or close RTSS when launching a game for improving performance in Stereo 3D
  • Auto update for new 3D fixes
  • Auto update for new program versions

Currently more than 600 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.

  • A detailed manual can be found here. Please have a look to the section "Problems and Solutions" if you experience any issues

Geforce Forum:
  • The Main Thread about 3D Fix Manager can be found here

  • If you want to support this project you can donate to this PayPal account:


  • Installer version: Start the setup wizard and simply click on continue. A desktop shortcut and entry in start menu folder will be created by the Setup Wizard. I don't recommend to install the application in C:\Program files(x86) as some Anti Virus softwares could react aggressive to this (tested with Bitdefender). Please choose another install location if you experience any issues.
  • Portable zip version: Extract downloaded file archive. Neither start menu entries nor a desktop shortcut will be created by using the zip version.
  • Start the application with "3DFixManager.exe" or use the desktop shortcut created by the installer.
  • Optional: Download and install RivaTuner Statistics Server for accessing all features of 3D Fix Manager. RTSS eliminates micro stuttering, reduces input lag and improves frametimes in Stereo 3D mode
  • Optional: If you are still using an old version (prior version 1.24) you can give admin rights to the application (right click on exe / run as admin). The application needs admin rights for installing fixes to protected folders like c:\program files. For newer versions admin rights are automatically granted.

    • Windows 7 / 8 / 10
    • .NET Framework 4.5.2 or higher installed
    • Optional: 3D Vision / 3DTV Play compatible device (you can use this application as a simple game launcher if you don't have such a device)

    Change Notes Version 1.42 (June 17, 2018):
    • New: Automatic detection of game engine in "Edit Profile" tab
    • New: Universal 3D fixes can be automatically added to the fix profiles dependent on the detected game engine
    • New: 3D Vision IR sender synchronisation mode can be set in "Nvidia 3D Settings" tab
    • New: When adding icons from there's a new option to choose between a small and a large icon
    • New: Upscale resolution set in 3dmigoto ini is automatically updated when launching the game on another display device
    • New: When right clicking on "Install / Uninstall 3D Fix" button you can easily reset 3dmigoto
    • New: Added full Portugese translation (thanks to jurandy007!)
    • Changed: GUI further optimized for different languages
    • Changed: Adding new fix profiles for 3D fixes published on helixblog was simplified. If you want to add them on your own just paste the helix blog URL and click on "Blogger API" button. All fix profile data is retrieved automatically then.
    • Changed: Improved search for Steam DB in "Edit Profile" tab. Search result should better match to the search query now.
    • Changed: When installing a 3D fix and 3Dmigoto update was forbidden in fix profile settings no update dialog window will appear any more. However you can still update the wrapper in Hotkeys tab (a warning message is displayed before that updating 3dmigoto could break the fix).
    • Changed: When enabling upscale shader "normal fullscreen" is automatically preselected
    • Bugfix: Updating 3dmigoto could break transparency of software mouse cursor in Grim Dawn (or possibly more games). Please reinstall the 3D fix if you experience this issue.
    • Bugfix: When enabling upscale shader in "Hotkeys" tab resolution could not be always correctly detected as the application was not set to be DPI aware per monitor. This issue was present if you set text / dpi scaling in Windows 8.1 / 10 to another value than 100%.
    • Bugfix: When clicking on "New" button for creating a new fix profile a GUI field was not reset

    Change Notes Version 1.41 (June 07, 2018):
    • New: User can configure up to 3 display profiles (monitor, projector, TV) for setting up the preferred 3D format, display type, monitor/screen size and refresh rates. This is useful if you intend to play on different 3D display devices.
    • New: Global driver profile options for 2D / 3D mode in "Nvidia 3D Settings" tab
    • New: Fullscreen optimizations can be automatically turned off either for all games or for specified games defined via fix profiles
    • New: Depth hack can be controlled individually by game now. This is especially useful for OpenGL fixed games which in general need more 3D depth than DirectX 9/11 games.
    • New: Filepaths to game install location can be automatically added to game config files. This is useful for automatically setting "ProxyLib" path in DX9Settings.ini for example. This feature is used for setting the ProxyLib path for Prince of Persia: Warrior Within / The Sands of Time.
    • New: Added a button in "Edit Profile" tab to open the game config file location in Windows Explorer
    • Changed: "Edit Profile" tab and "Program Settings" tab are much clearer now due to UI grouping
    • Changed: Made a small change to the source code of Nvidia Profile Inspector for preventing profiles from being completely reset while importing .nip files. By this 3D Fix Manager can do small changes to driver profiles without losing custom settings already made by the user.
    • Changed: Updated 3dmigoto files to version 1.3.11
    • Bugfix: Shader files for SideBySide / Upscale / Software Mouse Cursor were missing in the 3D Fix Manager folder
    • Bugfix: Fixed a bug when editing Hotkeys for DirectX 9 fixes could break some code in DX9Settings.ini file
    • Bugfix: Fixed a very rare bug when key type was not set in GUI for 3dmigoto hotkeys
    • Bugfix: Sometimes alternative 3D format was not ticked in "Hotkeys" tab although the feature was enabled in d3dx.ini file
    • Bugfix: Adding a API link could trigger an error message unintendedly
    • Bugfix: Success message for updating 3dmigoto was displayed although user canceled the update process
    • Bugfix: Sometimes not all hyperlinks were detected when retrieving them via Blogger API

    Change Notes Version 1.4 (April 23, 2018):
    • New: Mostly all game config files including key/value pairs can be handled now even if the files are not conform to ini standard. This is done by using Regex.
    • New: When using 3dmigoto 1.3.10 or higher and enabling custom shaders like software mouse, upscaling or side-by-side 3D format the new "Include" section in d3dx.ini is used for referencing other ini files. Duplicate sections from older ini versions are automatically cleaned up.
    • New: 32 / 64 Bit version info is shown in "Hotkeys" tab for 3D wrappers
    • New: Games can be tagged if they use DirectX 9/10/11/12, OpenGL or Vulkan render API. This facilitates the installation process for raw 3D wrappers (3dmigoto and Helixmod) when no 3D fix is available for specific games.
    • New: Added a button "in "General Settings" tab for cleaning up downloaded files
    • New: Further translations for French version (thanks to greatxerox!)
    • Changed: Uninstall of 3D fixes doesn't utilize "uninstall.bat" of 3dmigoto any more. Uninstall procedure is done natively by the app now.
    • Changed: Added a label "Uninstall 3D Wrapper" for button in "Installation" tab for distinguishing between uninstalling raw wrappers and uninstalling 3D fixes
    • Changed: OpenGL Wrapper version matches the known versions on Helifax's website now. Formerly the modify date of the DLL was taken as the version number.
    • Changed: Updated 3dmigoto files to version 1.3.10
    • Bugfix: Uninstall of Rad Rodgers universal fix made the application hang due to a PAUSE command in the "uninstall.bat"
    • Bugfix: When an update for an installed 3D fix was available it could happen that the user quickly switched to another game in the list before the update message was displayed. Although the update was installed correctly it was a bit confusing for which game it was actually done.
    • Bugfix: Fixed a crash when Windows Registry key in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\NVIDIA Corporation\Global\Stereo3D was set to read only

    Change Notes Version 1.39 (April 13, 2018):
    • New: Graphics settings for games can be configured automatically by editing XML files and Registry keys. Formerly this feature was only able to edit files which contain key/value pairs.
    • New: Added a button for opening game config files in "Edit Profile" tab
    • New: "Optimize game settings for Stereo 3D" toggle in "General Settings" tab
    • Changed: Steam is automatically restarted when editing Steam manifest file for "Hitman". This restart is needed to make Steam find the game after renaming install folder.
    • Bugfix: Removed a visual artefact when clicking on button "Install 3D Fix" in "Installation" tab
    • Bugfix: "Reversed line interlacing for passive 3D monitors" feature did not work due to saving registry values in a QWord instead of DWord. Changed to save this in a DWord now.

    Change Notes Version 1.38 (April 05, 2018):
    • New: "Enable reversed line interlacing" option for passive 3D displays in "Nvidia 3D Settings" tab. This fixes the issue of swapped interleave pattern.
    • New: Up to 3 configuration files can be automatically edited now when starting a game. This is e.g. required for optimizing ingame graphic settings for stereo 3D mode or normal 2D mode.
    • Changed: Reworked a tooltip in "Edit Profile" tab for making clearer how to edit configuration files of a game
    • Changed: Updated 3dmigoto files to version 1.3.8
    • Changed: Updated Nvidia Profile Inspector to version
    • Bugfix: Fixed another bug when modifying configuration files did not work

    Change Notes Version 1.37 (March 29, 2018):
    • New: Stereo refresh rate / shutter frequency of Nvidia 3D glasses can be controlled individually per game now. In fix profile set if you want to play with 100 hz or 120 hz. This is useful if your PC is only strong enough for steady 100 fps.
    • New: Option "Force fullscreen on key press" in "Hotkeys" tab for 3dmigoto fixed games
    • Changed: Updated 3dmigoto files to version 1.3.7
    • Bugfix: In some constellations game ini changes were not performed

    For a full list of change notes please visit

    Known Issues:
    • 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. :)


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        2. Nice thanks..Tons of games installed.. and on Steam yet only found 2.. then to put some in.. wait for update

        3. There are three ways you can make games being detected anyway: search paths, custom install paths in the individual fix profile and renaming the fix profile to match the name of the program which is listed in windows control panel / programs. Did defining search paths help in your case? Generally it's intended to list only those games for which 3D Vision fixes exist.

        4. Thank you for your work !
          What a joy to be able to play the witcher 3 in 3D Surround on 3 monitor!
          Think you make a patch for Resident evil 7?
          Thanks again !

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          1. Please don't ask for other fixes on a poster's page. It's disrespecting their hard work by saying something else it more important.

            To make requests, use our WishList here. Or use the 3D Vision forums.

        6. O.M.G.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8) Thank you SO MUCH!!!!

        7. Amazing!!!!! thank you so much!!

          i'm going to try this night

        8. Yeah, looks good so far. If it works, I see the next time I need a new fix. For now, all fixes are still in place (and your programm realized that ;) ).

          Another question though, I realized a setting regarding Tridef. What is that for, how does it work? I normally used TriDef. But nowadays most games simply don't work well in TriDef and Helixmod was more reliable. Also, no fix from here had any influence on Tridef. So I wondered what this is for. (Or has anyone here found a way to influence the output on tridef?)

          1. I think there might be some fixes in this blog that fix the Tridef profile instead of working with 3Dvision alone, but not sure.

          2. I'm not sure about this because I did not try Tridef yet. But the fixes seem to work for other things like TrinusVR, too. So if you are a TrinusVR-only user you can define that the fixes get automatically enabled when TrinusVR is startet and otherwise disabled for 2D gaming. I implemented this based on a suggestion in the geforce forum. So the feature is there just in case you need it. But I think normally you don't need it.

        9. This is an amazing piece of work. Thank you!

        10. This program installs the ABZU 3d fix to the wrong directory. It installs to \Binaries\Win64 instead of \AbzuGame\Binaries\Win64

        11. Hi, can you add to save/backup you settings etc. Cuz after every NVIDIA drivers installation all settings just reset by driver update. Would be nice to include game profiles too cuz some game needs tweaking for SLI etc. Would be nice if you could merge with Nvidia Inspector to have one and only third party software to be installed on side with Nvidia drivers.

        12. I just downloaded and tried the program with Outlast...

          Works great!!! Thank you very much.

        13. Kickass idea and a great program to boot. This is awesome thanks for sharing!

        14. This tool is highly appreciated! Like already said, it would be even better if it could also automate (re)applying game profiles, but I think it's asking too much too replace Nvidia Inspector completely. Go the easy way and use NVidia Inspector with parameters to do the task silently in the background.
          nvidiaInspector.exe" "Witcher3.nip" -silent
          applies a profile that was exported before.

          1. I will check this possibility. Do you know a manual / wiki listing all possible command line arguments for nvidia inspector? But as Fabian said removing Nvidia inspector completely would be too much work. Regarding resetted driver settings there is a bat file from Bo3b which skips 3D Vision setup and resets hotkeys.
            I could include this in the application.

          2. sorry, I don't know about a manual or other commands

          3. Doesn't look to me like N-inspector has anything in terms of command line options. It's open source now, and here is the command line handler.

        15. Truly, you guys do amazing work. Thank you. I've got a lot to aspire to with such quality work - let me know if I can ever test anything for you.

        16. Awesome tool, it's gonna have some future

        17. Just downloaded and the application will not run. I double click the exe and nothing happens. No error or running process in task manager. Windows 10 Pro x64

          1. I checked Task Manager and here are the errors it lists when trying to run. Are there some dependencies I am missing?

            Faulting application name: 3DFixManager.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x589b5e22
            Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 10.0.14393.479, time stamp: 0x58256d37

            Application: 3DFixManager.exe
            Framework Version: v4.0.30319
            Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.
            Exception Info: System.IndexOutOfRangeException
            at FixManager.ProgramFinder.GetInstalledProgramsFromRegistry(Microsoft.Win32.RegistryView)
            at FixManager.ProgramFinder.detectInstalledPrograms()
            at FixManager.VisionHelper.collectFixData()
            at FixManager.MainWindow..ctor()

        18. No, it seems that this is a bug in the program code. There is a constellation when the application may crash at startup depending on the keys in your windows registry. I identified the place in the code and this should be because of changes I did from version 1.04 to 1.05. Could you please try the old 1.04 version and give me some feedback again? The download to the old version is linked at the bottom of the blog.

        19. I am loving this program. Thank you so much. Lightning Returns is still giving me problems, but eh.

          Anyway. One thing I thought might be worthwhile - a way to flag if a game requires more than just hitting "Install Fix". FFXIII-2, for example, requires not a profile change, but a little file fiddling.

          I know it's rude to suggest changes, but perhaps pull in the comments from helix, or allow users to set (within 3dfix) whether a fix "just works", "requires extra" or is "Broken"? Then feature that info (with an icon for each perhaps?) on the 3d fix program.

          Anyway, regardless, thank you again for this.

          1. I like this idea. Adding an extra field in the fix profile for indicating if the fix requires additional steps is no problem. However tagging over 520 games could take some time

          2. Let the community do it! After all, if it's just a simple click for us...

            I have 2 unrelated questions, if I may (and it's fine if not)

            1) I first installed 3dfix and Ori DE was on a regular HD. I switched it over to an SSD, but I don't see how to refresh the app to find the new game.
            1b) So, I deleted it, thinking that would fix it. It did not. So, is there any way to reimport one/some/all the profiles?

            2) Compatibility mode. I've read and read about this, but I still don't really get it. See Ori DE (I manually installed the fix as a shortstop). When I start it, the nvidia rating comes up in the bottom right. My understanding was that this indicated it's running in compatibility mode. But, if I push ctrl-alt-f11, nothing happens. Is there a way to know if compat mode is actually on, or not? That's the one thing that's still flummoxing me over 3d.

          3. Go to the NVidia Forums. There is a ton of useful info there about 3D Vision, and in particular some stickies about CM.

          4. If you accidentially deleted a fix profile you can go to your 3D Fix Manager-Directory and simply delete the "Fixes"-folder. The next time you start the application it will download all profiles again.

            The reason why your game is not detected any more is that the location on your storage disk changed but the information was not updated in windows registry. You have 2 options: reinstall the game to set the registry keys properly or enable search paths / custom install path in 3D Fix Manager. You can look in the manual or in the Main Thread about how to do this.

            Concerning CM Mode - did you enable advanced hotkeys in nvidia control panel?

          5. Thanks - will fix the profiles now.

            As for Ori - I copied the files from E to G. Then in steam, deleted local content, and then installed to G (where it autodiscovered the files).

            I enabled search paths (first thing I went for). I added a few different folders as well -> g, g/steam g/steam/common/ori, etc (I'm paraphrasing, I used the correct URLs).

            So, the search thing might be a little wonky.

            And, I guess it's steam not updating the Reg (which I can totally believe).

            As for compat mode:
            Yep, have enabled keyboard shortcuts and advanced settings after every driver install. Just ctrl-alt-f11 (or whatever key I set it to) does absolutely nothing.

          6. Search paths are only successfull in finding games if the folder of the game matches the name of the fix profile (maybe the game folder has a slightly different name). So when renaming the fix profile the game should be found. If only Ori DE is not found you can alternatively edit the fix profile and set a custom install path to your Ori-folder. This method works always.

            I wouldn't suggest to just copy over files from steam followed by an auto-recognition. Steam has now a built-in feature for moving games to another place. Another way is to use the backup / restore feature of steam for a clean install (this worked for me so far). I think many people still use your method and therefore registry keys get invalid. 3D Fix Manager can't recognize those games by reading windows registry any more.

          7. That totally makes sense - just looked at some other games I've moved in a similar fashion and they're saying they're installed to C as well. Strange that Steam won't fix the reg if you uninstall and reinstall (even if it's local). I used to use backups, but they took so long! But I'll get on this. Thank you. Naughty steam.

        20. Hello everyone !
          Thanks a lot for all you're doing Helixmod :)

          I'm kind of a newbie here, and i have almost always the same issue in game : "current resolution 1280x720 120hz is not hdmi 3d compatible"...

          The problem is, I can't change the hertz in many games. For example, the witcher 3, i select 1280x720 and 60 frames per second but i still got this message...

          Could you please tell me how i can force the game to launch in 60hz ?
          I'm using 3d TV PLAY on a BENQ 1070

          Thanks a lot !

        21. Firstly thankyou for those involved in making this. I am havi8ng an issue now where this just keeps crashing on me (simply closes without any crash message) whenever I try and install a fix. It was working previously and i'm not aware of any system changes between then and now. Any ideas?

          1. There are a few known cases when the application may crash:

            - when you try to install a fix for a game which is installed to a protected folder like C:\program files...To solve this make sure you run the application with admin right (right click on 3DFixManager.exe and click "Run as Admin"

            - I experienced a crash extracting fixes when 3D fix manager was in a really deep file structure and the file path for extracting fixes became too long. So make sure 3D fix manager is e.g. in "D:\3D Fix Manager"

            - Startup crash when the user has no internet connection or the update server is not available (this will be fixed in the next version)

            - Maybe simply re-downloading the application solves your issues

            - You can also try the old version 1.04 if this still works for you. You find the download link at the bottom of the blog ("Outdated Versions")

        22. This is genius. I can't get Minecraft to work, however. I have to disable 3D to launch Minecraft and cannot seem to enable it after the game has started. I'm sure I'm missing something obvious; would appreciate any help.

          1. If the automatic sequence using 3D Fix Manager is not working, revert to doing a manual install using the instructions for a given game. In this case, the instructions are complicated. See this Minecraft install guide.

        23. Thanks, bo3b. I tried that before trying Fix Manager. No luck with it either.

        24. Hello hello! Just updated fix manager, and saw the icon updates in the notes - amazing! I'm going through and updating notes on the ones I've tried - will the info automatically be pushed back to you?

        25. No, unfortunately not. But I agree that this would be probably the better solution than posting profile settings here or in geforce forum. Ok - I know what I have to do for version 1.08 ;)

          1. Heh. :D

            It sort of overlaps with commments on Helix, but I think it makes sense - even if it's just an aggregation of the tags people have left (3 "out of the box", 2 "requires fiddles" etc)

        26. thank you! keep up the brilliant work and kudos to all ppl sharing the passion of 3d with us!

        27. 3d fix manager always crashes after clicking some menues/buttons. Anyone has experienced that or has an idea? Many thx.

          1. Which version is affected? I did not experience such an issue yet.
            Maybe there was an error during updating the program. I would suggest to redownload the application and see if this solves the issue.

          2. Yes, this was an installation issue. Now it works flawlessly.

        28. This is unbelievable that you guys made this in your spare time. Just friggin' awesome. As someone who struggles with the complexity of some fixes, this is a godsend. Thanks for keeping the (secret) best way to game alive on pc!!!

          1. Thank you for your comment. It took me a lot of time to come so far developing this application. The community gave a lot of useful feedback and new ideas how to further improve this piece of software. Thx to everyone for doing this. Don't hesitate to leave new ideas / suggestions here or in Geforce Forum.

        29. has anybody else been experiencing constant crashes whenever you try to select any profile? The only one I can click is bf4's profile, any other one will make 3d fix manager crash right away

          1. Sorry, this is a bug I fixed today. It happened when 3D Fix Manager was not able to detect where Steam client is installed or when Steam is not installed at all. Did you install Steam and is it listed under Windows Control Panel / Programs? I'll release the fixed version of 3D Fix Manager this week.

          2. A user in Geforce Forum confirmed that this bug is related to Steam being not found by 3D Fix Manager. He reinstalled Steam and the issue was fixed. So as a quick workaround you can reinstall Steam or wait until version 1.21 is released. But I recommend having a proper Steam installation where keys are set in windows registry.

        30. Love your program and work. Please keep posting the updates here as I only download from here atm. I'll donate to you too.

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          1. Lol Avast Antivirus probably? This program doesn't like 3D Fix Manager ... ;). I reported to Avast that my program is not a virus and they added this information to their Antivirus software but it seems whenever I release a new patch it's all starting over again.

            I tested 3D Fix Manager with Kaspersky and Bitdefender and they never it as a virus.

            So you have following opportunities: add 3D Fix Manager to the list of exceptions in your antivirus program or use Bitdefender, Kaspersky or something else. If you don't feel comfortable with it you don't have to use this application. ;)

        32. Thanks a million for making our lives easier and also making 3D Vision Kit a success , that's just because of you 3D Vision is still alive

        33. Cool that it helps you. There's only 1 developer behind this project and I'm trying the best - so I would like to know of you: what are your suggestions for 3D Fix Manager? What should be improved? Feel free to provide some new ideas.

        34. The 3Dfix Manager crashes everytime I try to install any fixes. It always says there is an outdated version of 3Dmigoto then when it extracts the downloaded files it crashes. Somehow I got it to work once, I tried copying the latest 3Dmigoto files to the appropriate directory. I think that worked once, I got all of them installed. Doesn't work anymore though. I have 7zip installed on my computer, really not sure if it is extraction, 3dmigoto or what.

          1. When does it crash exactly? When you press button "Download 3D Fix" or when pressing "Install 3D Fix"?

            Which version is affected? 1.26?

            Library files of 7zip are already bundled with 3D Fix Manager - this means you do not need to have 7zip installed on Windows. By default 3D Fix Manager uses SharpCompress to extract downloaded files - only if you set it explicitly to 7Zip it will be extracted by this. To do this double click on the game in the list and change "SharpCompress" to "7Zip" as Archive Extractor. Click Save and try to download the fix again.

            If this won't help then please give me your e-mail adress and I'll send you another version of 3D Fix Manager where it could be potentially be fixed. I suspect which part in the program code could be wrong.

          2. I have had a similar crashes whenever I tried to install any fix. But when I changed 3D Fix Manager app to run as administrator - most of the fixes I've tried installed correctly. However, some of them still crash the app, e.g. ABZU. I see exactly the same dialog as reported by Matt, click "UPDATE", app reports that update is failed and after few seconds it crashes.
            P.S. Thank you very much for this app! It looks and works really nice! ๐Ÿ‘

          3. UPDATE: I've just tried installing ABZU fix again, and this time it worked flawlessly! Installed about 10 fixes, and no crashes at all! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿš€

        35. Thanks for all your hard work!

        36. hi there, first of all many thanks for this utility, it's great!!
          i only want to report problems finding some games properly installed and legit on my steam account:
          i tried to add steam "common" folders manually too, i opened the game at least once to make sure it creates all user files and registry entries,i ended up adding them manually:

          -defence grid 2
          -Drunken Robot Pornography
          -grid 2
          -metro: last light
          -prince of persia: forgotten sands
          -resident evil 6
          -serious sam 3: bfe
          -the bureau: xcom declassified
          -the darkness 2
          -the walking dead season 2

          hope it helps , best

        37. Strange - so search paths and registry search fails?

          I did not try any of the listed games yet but could you have a look in your windows registry please?

          For example for Metro Last light (not redux) you should find the registry key in:

          HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Steam App 43160
          (if you meant Last Light Redux it is Steam App ID 287390)

          And this is what should be included in the key:

          DisplayName: Metro: Last Light
          InstallLocation: ...path../Metro Last Light

          Does this key exist in your windows registry and is the path correct? Does the DisplayName match the name of the profile in 3D Fix Manager?

          Note: Steam creates this key only if you freshly download and install a game or if you use the restore backup function. It won't create or update the key if you move a game to another hard drive or reinstall windows and autodect previously installed games via Steam.

        38. edit: registry path should be HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Steam App 43160 (without Wow6432Node)

          1. sorry for late reply, yes i do have registry key above

        39. I have problems with the steam overlay. In "Ryse" the steam overlay works in 2D but not in 3D, though the checkbox "Enable Steam Overlay" is checked. I need the overlay to configure my steam controller, is there any solution?

          1. I don't know the answer, but best bet is to post this on the 3D Vision forums and see if someone else has figured out a way to do this. Steam overlay changes behavior all the time. It used to actually crash 3Dmigoto outright because of their mistake, but has since been fixed.

            Currently it seems to disable itself if it notices a different wrapper installed (maybe trying to avoid crashes). If that's true, then using the alternate hooking techniques in 3Dmigoto in a particular game would possibly work.

        40. This is a gem of an app, I will continue donating to you dear Sir! Happy New Year!

          1. Thank you for your comment and happy new year, too! I hope this update runs well for everyone.

          2. Listen Paul, I want to gather the 3D vision community asap for a topic: Fundraising of all 3D vision customers for the purchase of 3D vision from Nvidia.

            I don't know if we need the tech, but I want to push forward with my 2015 invention of Vulken3d aka Vulken 3D project. The reason really is not to make money, as I got Trillion dollar programs - one of my inventions which I can prove was in 2005, the Rail Technical Canal, and it was stolen since then - it is worth Trillions in Phase 3, also stolen.

            I've invented many Billion Dollar projects, all stolen because I'm a Inquisition Jew - but that is a long story.

            Now, I will push forward in a ETA of 7 years with my Biotech inventions. But until then I would like to work on Vulken3d, because I love 3D gaming and Nvidia has completely left us to the dogs as clients. I just spent $33 in fraps in order to record 3D vision gaming, but it uses 11gb for a 4 minute video. I've tried OBS and it doesn't capture 3D vision gaming. Now gonna spend $39 on Bandicam or whatever - this is disgusting from Nvidia!!!

            I am tired of Nvidia and also the VR scam, which in my opinion it is because they don't have a solid solution atm for it as 3D vision had i.e. 1440 3D gaming: 1440px2 = 4k, IPS quality and 100% depth!

            While VR is what? 720p and low res textures..

            I believe I have a solid Billion dollar Vulken 3D solution for us gamers, which is not my interest for the money but to continue enjoying 3D gaming in my terms.

            My Terms are customers are first, and profits are second for shareholders = Customer Retention equals long-term profitability to expand the tech.

            If you are interested in this venture, let me know, I love your work in 3D manager. I fear that helixmod will die soon now that games like Wolfenstein Colossus is vulken ready only. I knew this would happen 3 years ago.

            I will make a lot of money from Biotech, and this venture is more of my concern for my entertainment. I've been screwed so many times by USA corp companies like Nvidia. It is time for us to make a move, or well sink with the ship.

            Thank you for reading this long message, but it isn't a hand full of nothing.

          3. What is Vulken 3D? I only know about Vulkan (API) from Khronos Group. What is your project about and which help do you need concerning 3D gaming? Why do you need 3D Fix Manager for Vulken 3D? Sorry but lots of things are unclear for me what you said.

          4. Firstly I don't need anyone or anything for my project. Your app is wonderful but it isn't my interest to use it. I need a community to start my project, but I can start alone too. I can't go into details of the project code named blue beam, because I've had 3 measure projects stolen already. i.e. In 2002 I invented Overfiend IRC MIRC script that would allow games to be launched and host servers for gamers within the script, but it was stolen in 2003 and then Steam came out, a billion dollar service. My second project was a cellular sim card with a firewall to protect children, teens from adult network - I got 80% for that in my marketing varsity group assignment of BA, it was stolen in 2005. My biggest invention of Rail Technical Canal worth trillion is on the net in my social networks, also stolen. Because I am a real Sephardic Jew, a race that was 98% killed by Nazis in ww2 the Ashkenazi are not my best friends. To your question I can only say it has to do with a 3D Vulken solution with patented VR next gen equipment never seen before.

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        42. geforce forums sux now. My post are invisible on it. I try to say to other division player universal fix works


        43. Thank you. I'll be donating to you soon again to support your product.


        45. late to the party but this tool is incredible, so ridiculously easy to install and use fixes, i can't thank you enough.

        46. SWEEEEET! Seems like every time I upgrade Nvidia drivers, game version, etc., I have to inevitably go through the process of 're-fixing' games. This sounds quite promising, and I will DEFINITELY be trying it out. Have not been on GeForce forums for a while, but my handle there is drastic00. I absolutely LOVE that this tech has not gone completely the way of the dinosaur (at least until VR is more viable and not prohibitively expensive). Once on 3DVision, there is no return!

        47. Great work, thank you!

        48. Hello. This is VERY welcomed. Thanks. But I have one request, could it be possible to create game shortcuts for 2D, and
          for 3D, so once we have a game properly configured, we could launch it from a desktop or dock icon instead of launching 3DFixManager? That would be perfect! Thanks

          1. You mean something like Steam does? Those shortcuts launch Steam and call a Steam App ID for launching the game. A similar feature would be possible by adding start arguments to the application. I'll think about it - but my opinion is that it's more clear to have all games listed in the app instead of spamming the desktop.

        49. Skyrim Special Edition with mods using XBox 360 Controller. Hotkeys do not work. Tried to use Keyboard, Hotkeys still do not work. I con't find the problem. AND starting the game in 3D mode on my 3D TV with my glasses, nothing happens also. No 3D and no hotkeys. I even checked the run as admin compatibility box for all my executables. Still not working.

          1. For the SE version, look for the installed d3dx.ini file, which should be next to the Skyrim.exe. Set the calls=1 in that file, which will enable logging. Then run the game and quit, and look for a d3d11_log.txt file in the same folder. If that file did not get created, that means that our d3d11.dll file is not being loaded and of course we can't do anything if we are not loaded.

          2. The log file gets created but still no 3D and no hotkeys enabled.

          3. OK, that suggests that your 3D Vision setup is somehow broken. Uninstall the fix altogether using the uninstall.bat, so it's vanilla SkyrimSE. Make sure that you can enable 3D Vision with just the raw game first. Go all the way back to the Stereo test in the NVidia control panel to be sure stereo is working. Probably remove all mods also, in case they are interfering with 3D Vision. After 3D Vision is working, you can put them back.

            If you can't see anything that might make sense, try doing a DDU clean reinstall of the driver. The driver can sometimes get broken, and sometimes game profiles can get broken.

          4. 3D Vision works great. The problem seems to rely on the shortcuts not being activated. I did a clean install of the drivers. Nothing to do. Shortcuts do not work and no 3D.

        50. @Pauldusler, thank you very much, man! ๐Ÿ™‡‍♂️

          P.S. One suggestion. Older versions change lot became quite large. I don't think many of us read it, so change log from the latest version only would be pretty much enough, I believe. ๐Ÿค“Thanks again for your work!

          1. You're right. The text got a little bit too large - I've reduced it to show only a couple of versions and linked the full release notes to my website.

        51. First off thanks a tonne to helifax, mike, DHR, DJ, darkstarsword, Masterotaku, bo3b, neovad and all the unsung heroes of the 3DVision community who have kept the dreams of a 3d gamer like us still alive. You guys are ones who are filling the pockets of guys at nvidia at the cost of your own. That's because its ur wonderful fixes that keep us buying the hardware meant for 3dgaming from the leeches at Nvidia who have completely taken off their eyes from 3d gaming now and still somehow earning money by selling 3DVision kits, 3dtvplay software and what not. Am just an another gamer amongst many who buys games only after checking helixmod blogspot for their fix. Thats true!!! You guys rock!

        52. First off thanks a tonne to helifax, mike, DHR, DJ, darkstarsword, Masterotaku, bo3b, neovad and all the unsung heroes of the 3DVision community who have kept the dreams of a 3d gamer like us still alive. You guys are ones who are filling the pockets of guys at nvidia at the cost of your own. That's because its ur wonderful fixes that keep us buying the hardware meant for 3dgaming from the leeches at Nvidia who have completely taken off their eyes from 3d gaming now and still somehow earning money by selling 3DVision kits, 3dtvplay software and what not. Am just an another gamer amongst many who buys games only after checking helixmod blogspot for their fix. Thats true!!! You guys rock!

          1. Thx for your appreciation. The shaderhackers are indeed the reason why 3D gaming is still alive today. I'm not a shaderhacker - I implemented 3D Fix Manager to make the hard work of those people accessible to everyone in a very easy way by installing fixes automatically with only 1 click - and to configure their fixes with as much comfort as possible - most configuration is done automatically for those fixes by my app. Also this application solves some issues Nvidia never fixed and also unlocks some hidden Nvidia features like depth hack. Enjoy 3D gaming!

        53. Oh so you are the brains behind this amazing application. I vouch for this app brother. Really awesome work simply genius. Brother could you figure out how to force launch 3d games in resolutions other than 720p 60hz nd 1080p 24hz via 3dtv play.

          1. Sorry, this is a topic developers of HDMI standard, manufacturors of projectors / 3DTVs and Nvidia would have to address but none of them want to invest money into this any more. Only thing you can do is to play in 1080p in side by side via 3dmigoto - this is said to be slighty better than 720p frame packed. BenQ W1700 and Optoma UHD50 projectors are said to be the first projectors capable of 1920x1080 @ 120hz due to their HDMI 2.0 connection but nobody tried to use them with 3D Vision yet. But this seems to be the only devices (except for 3D Vision monitors) where you might achieve a better resolution with 120 hz refresh rate.

        54. I've been using this for a few days now, and I must state, I am QUITE impressed. This is something Nvidia should have handled. At any rate THANKS!!! 3D Vision lives on!!!

        55. Thanks for your lovely software!

        56. Bug report: You 3d Fix manager program crashes when I have the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\NVIDIA Corporation\Global\Stereo3D entry permission set without full control (only read). I have this locked to lock in the swap eyes for passive interleaved as per

          1. Thx for your report! I'll fix this. However 3D Fix Manager has the same feature included for swapping interleaved pattern. So in the meantime undo "only read" option and in 3D Fix Manager go to "Settings Tab". Select "Nvidia 3D Settings" sub-tab and activate "Enable reversed line interlacing for passive 3D displays". Technically this feature changes interleave pattern in Windows registry but only locks this setting when you start a game for preventing Nvidia driver of overriding this Registry key. Write permission is automatically granted again when you close 3D Fix Manager. I would suggest you use this feature instead of "3D Vision Eye Swapper" or "Advanced 3D Vision Configuration" app - locking this special registry key permanently can be problematic - especially when you update Nvidia drivers. 3D Fix Manager only locks this temporarily.

          2. Excellent! Thanks for the tip and the fix!

        57. Thank you so much!

        58. Since Windows Update 1803 (Nvidia Driver 397.64), the game start with an orange line on top of the screen : Error opening E:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Subnautica\ShaderFixes\mouse.ini"
          and there is no more mouse cursor on the main menu screen and nor in game!
          *** Semi-solution : I change hide_cursor=1 to hide_cursor=0 in the [Device] section of d3dx.ini and put a semi-colon in front of the line "include=ShaderFixes\mouse.ini" at end of the file.
          I think it forces cursor depth to screen depth but it's playable...

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          2. In Version 1.4 of 3D Fix Manager was a bug that the mouse.ini file had been missing for 3dmigoto. Please redownload the fixed version from here: and try again.
            In the next days I will release version 1.41 where the bug is officially fixed.

        59. Hi Paul, This is really a Awesome Program and sometimes the 3D wizard does not work with some updates of drivers.. this program saved me from not being able to enable 3D Stereoscopic through the wizard and for that I am greatfull..

          I do have a Profile problem and it is with DCS World 2.5. This game which is a Flight sim was updated sometime ago to 2.5. now currently ONLY the old fix for 1.5/2.0 is showing up in the 3D Manager Program.. Now the old fix is fine for people flying 1.5/2.0 still which is possible. I am just wondering how we can get the new DCS world 2.5 too show up in the 3D Manager without conflicting with the old 3D Fix for DCS world?? Appreciate the help and keep up the good work ;)

          1. Hi Nephilim,

            sry for the late response (I didn't look in my own helix blog for a while). I'll update the profile to DCS 2.5 (seems like I've missed that you created an updated fix for the game - sorry!). You wrote in your fix description that your fix is based on the old fix - so maybe the old and new fix versions are compatible to each other? So maybe replacing the old version with the new one in 3D Fix Manager would be the best solution.

        60. HI, i installed the manager and it shows some games in the left pane. Far cry 5 is one of them.

          Does far cry 5 run in 3dtv play though.. because i wont get a 3d image, although i started 3d from the manger..

          1. Unfortunately it won't run in Geometry 3D - there seems to be issues with Far Cry 5's Anti Cheat protection which is preventing 3dmigoto from kicking in. I've just added that profile in 3D Fix Manager for being able to launch it in 2D mode. But maybe Compatibility Mode (fake 3D) is working at least? I didn't try this yet.

          2. Edit: I've just tested it and Far Cry 5 runs in Compatibility mode (looks not too bad!). However you have to run the game in fullscreen mode for 3D kicking in. I will update the fix profile today - Far Cry 5 will start in fullscreen mode automatically then. Don't install the 3D wrapper as it will be banned by cheat protection, just click on "Play 3D".

        61. Great work on this application! Can't tell you how nice it is to have people like you write these great apps to help us out. Just tried out Battlefront II (2017), using your app to install the patch. OMG, amazing. Great work by you and DHR (Star Wars BF II fix) and whoever else helped. Thanks for helping me to enjoy my next level gaming!!!

        62. Hi Pauldusler,

          I'd like to report that the Fallout 4 profile seems a broken since installing 1.41. I've also recently updated to 1.42 and still the same problem, which is: SLI is not working. I'm getting 60% utilization on GPUs with 3D vision enabled. That's 17 FPS in outside areas on 2x 1080 TI's. However, when disabling 3D vision (Ctrl+T) the SLI kicks in to boost to 60 FPS (my limit), and 99% utilization on one GPU and 70% on the other. As mentioned, only noticed this since installing 3D Fix manager 1.41.

          PS Love the program! Thanks for all the effort you put in!

          1. Hi Greg,

            Update 1.41 and 1.42 did not change anything for the Fallout 4 fix profile. Also it does not change the driver profile for the game. 3D Fix Manager does only add the ini params in "...Documents\My Games\Fallout4\Fallout4Prefs.ini" which are described in mike_ar69's info text.

            I've looked into the driver profile of Fallout 4 and there is a SLI compatibility bit already set by Nvidia. Maybe Nvidia broke something with a recent driver update. I just did a quick search on Geforce Forum and found a solution about SLI performance issues with 3D Vision and Fallout 4:

            Helifax advices to add 2 flags in the driver profile for fixing the SLI issue. For simplicity I've prepared a .nip file for you which adds these flags. Please import it via Nvidia Profile Inspector or add it in the Fallout 4 fix profile of 3D Fix Manager. For doing the latter double click on Fallout 4 in the list. Then scroll down to "Nvidia Inspector Profile for 3D Mode", choose the .nip file and save.

            Here is the .nip file:

            Please let me know if this fixed the issue. Then I'll add the file to the Fallout 4 profile by default. I can't test the SLI performance because I have only a single card system.