Friday, June 30th 2017

NVIDIA's 384.76 Drivers Crash Watch Dogs 2 on Startup

Users beware: if you've updated your NVIDIA drivers to the recently released 384.76 version and intend to play Watch Dogs 2, you might have a hard time doing so. Reports have surfaced that the latest NVIDIA drivers, which bring support to the "Rise Up" open-beta of "Lawbreakers" as well as support for "Spiderman: Homecoming - a VR Experience.", break startup on Ubisoft's game.

The issue doesn't appear to be listed on NVIDIA's 384.76 release notes (not even on the PDF), so it seems this issue largely flew under NVIDIA's radar. But if you've had problems with Wash (sorry, Watch) Dogs 2, be sure to check if you have the latest 384.76 drivers installed. That could be the source of the problem. Our own resident W1zzard himself ran into this problem, but no amount of steampunk wand waving was able to fix the issue. However, a fresh install of NVIDIA's previous driver release (382.53) should let you go out to San Francisco again.

Edit: The issue is related to Ansel and can be fixed by starting C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Ansel\Tools\NvCameraConfiguration.exe and selecting the "disabled" option at the bottom of the window.
Source: Ubisoft Forums
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15 Comments on NVIDIA's 384.76 Drivers Crash Watch Dogs 2 on Startup

#2
Ubersonic
The way it's meant to be played!
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#3
Prima.Vera
Played half of hour that game and got bored to death.
Zero story, zero imagination, zero play-ability.
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#4
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Time for to immediately install these latest drivers with wild abandon again! :laugh: I'm curious to see if they brick anything else.
Raevenlord
But if you've had problems with Wash (sorry, Watch) Dogs 2
;):cool:
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#5
AntDeek
Good guy Nvidia taking one for the team
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#6
OneMoar
There is Always Moar
who gives a 3 day old shit about watch dogs awful franchise even awfuller game engine
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#7
the54thvoid
It's an Nvidia ethics decision. Moral drivers that disable some bad games.

Seriously though, shouldn't bug out games it helped make.
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#8
raptori
What a shit game , it is the best thing that will happen to WD.
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#9
Vayra86
Glad you all came to terms on Watch Dogs and how crap it is.

I never touched the game and even I know this
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#10
Ferrum Master
This is a new driver branch. It ups the DX12 tier. No surprises here.

DX12 is enabled even on Fermi...
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#11
erek
I ultimately ended up enjoying Watch_dogs 2, just had a large warming up period for me
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#12
Vayra86
erek
I ultimately ended up enjoying Watch_dogs 2, just had a large warming up period for me
Stop trolling

;)
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#13
W1zzard
Original post has been updated with a fix (NVIDIA Ansel, which causes the issues must be disabled)
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#14
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
Vayra86
Glad you all came to terms on Watch Dogs and how crap it is.

I never touched the game and even I know this
WD or WD2? 1 was a good bit better than 2.
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#15
erek
Vayra86
Stop trolling

;)
I'm serious, i like Watch_dogs 2, and even beat the game
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