Tuesday, June 5th 2018

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 398.11 WHQL Drivers

NVIDIA today released GeForce 398.11 WHQL software. These drivers come game-ready for "Vampyr" and "Jurassic World: Evolution." The drivers also officially introduce G-SYNC HDR, requiring G-SYNC capable HDR displays. It also adds or improves SLI support for "Warhammer: Vermintide 2." It fixes an issue with "Hitman" in DirectX 12 mode, where the game crashes if the in-game HDR mode is enabled and Windows HDR setting is "off." Also fixed is an issue with "Call of Duty: WWII" in which the center display in 3D Vision Surround setups can go blank.
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 398.11 WHQL

The change-log follows.

Game Ready
Provides the optimal gaming experience for Vampyr and Jurassic World Evolution.

New Features
Ensures the best possible gaming experience on HDR-capable G-SYNC displays.

Application SLI Profiles
Added or updated the following SLI profiles:
  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2
3D Vision Profiles
Added or updated the following 3D Vision profiles:
  • Jurassic World Evolution - GOOD
  • Railway Empire - Not Recommend
  • Sea of Thieves - Not Recommend
  • Vampyr - Not Recommend
Fixed Issues in this Release
  • [SLI][Hitman Pro: DirectX 12]: With SLI mode enabled, the game crashes if in-game HDR is ON and Windows HDR setting is OFF at lower resolutions.
  • [Call of Duty: WWII][Surround]: With Surround enabled, the center Surround display is blank during gameplay.
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10 Comments on NVIDIA Releases GeForce 398.11 WHQL Drivers

#1
coonbro
anymore its whats now broken after they tried to fix something ?

the NVidia feedback threads are all ways fun to read and see how many posts/ pages of crying in a day or 2 . seems the more pages of post in a short time = avoid , and those are getting few and far between
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#2
Tomorrow
Starting from last release (397.93) Nvidia made Geforce Experience a mandatory part of the install - you can not deselect it even during custom install. When unpacking the driver and deleting the GFExperience subfolder the installer fails. This was not the case prior to 397.93

In order to get around that unpack the driver (7zip is the best option) and edit setup.cfg as follows:
Remove some code in lines 718,719 and 720 (end of the file under manifest) and save setup.cfg:

[ICODE]<file name="${{EulaHtmlFile}}"/>
<file name="${{FunctionalConsentFile}}"/>
<file name="${{PrivacyPolicyFile}}"/>[/ICODE]

Then you can delete non-essential parts of the install subfolders without the installer failing:

Display.NView - Legacy component.
Display.Optimus - Used in laptops to switch between integrated and dedicated GPU based on graphics load.
Display.Update - Geforce Experience component.
GFExperience - Geforce Experience main.
GFExperience.NvStreamSrv - Geforce Experience component and dependency.
HDAudio - Audio for HDMI output on your card. Keep if you use HDMI output to external monitor or TV.
Miracast.VirtualAudio - Geforce Experience component.
MSVCRT - Microsoft Visual C++ runtime. Keep if unsure what you have installed.
nodejs - Geforce Experience component and dependency.
NV3DVision - 3D Vision main. Only keep if you use 3D glasses.
NV3DVisionUSB.Driver - 3D Vision component.
NvCamera - Ansel screenshot tool. Geforce Experience component.
NvContainer - Geforce Experience component and dependency.
NvTelemetry - Geforce Experience component and dependency.
NvVAD - Virtual Audio driver. Unsure if this relates to HDMI or GFE audio.
PhysX - Physics runtime. Keep if you use games which use this technology.
ShadowPlay - Geforce Experience component and dependency.
ShieldWirelessController - Keep only if you use Nvidia Shield.
Update.Core - Telemetry and driver profile updater related components.

Essentially you can delete most subfolders and install only the graphics driver with control panel with only these remaining:

Display.Driver
NVI2
NVWMI
EULA.txt
license.txt
ListDevices.txt
setup.cfg
setup.exe

Also useful setup flags for setup.exe:
[ICODE] -nosplash -noeula -noreboot -nofinish[/ICODE]
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#3
R-T-B
Tomorrow, post: 3851535, member: 136792"
Starting from last release (397.93) Nvidia made Geforce Experience a mandatory part of the install
Uh, no. At least not in last release. It gave me the option to deselect it early in the install process.

Will try these later today.
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#4
XiGMAKiD
Tomorrow, post: 3851535, member: 136792"
Starting from last release (397.93) Nvidia made Geforce Experience a mandatory part of the install
That's sounds awful

R-T-B, post: 3851698, member: 41983"
Uh, no. At least not in last release. It gave me the option to deselect it early in the install process.

Will try these later today.
If you don't mind please tell if on current release GFE is mandatory or not
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#5
Tomorrow
Ok let me clarify. When doing the install normally the installer now shows a selection box at the beginning (after compatibility check) to either install:
Nvidia Graphics Driver and GeForce Experience
Nvidia Graphics Driver

Driver+GFE is the default choice.
When you select the first option you cannot uncheck it during custom install selection screen.
When select the second you cannot check it during custom install selection screen.
You can still use back button in installer if you change your mind mid install.

In order to make GFE selectable/unselectable during custom install you have to edit setup.cfg from line 428 as follows:
[ICODE]<sub-package name="Display.GFExperience" disposition="default" userSelectable="false">[/ICODE]
To:
[ICODE]<sub-package name="Display.GFExperience" disposition="default" userSelectable="true">[/ICODE]

Setup.cfg requires modifying only if you do unpacked install where you delete folders and do not want to install GFE.
Sorry if my initial statement caused concers. Thankfully you can still opt out of GFE install.
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#6
R-T-B
XiGMAKiD, post: 3851914, member: 161561"
That's sounds awful


If you don't mind please tell if on current release GFE is mandatory or not
Same as described above, deselectable just arranged differently.
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#7
biax
Tomorrow, post: 3851535, member: 136792"
Starting from last release (397.93) Nvidia made Geforce Experience a mandatory part of the install - you can not deselect it even during custom install. When unpacking the driver and deleting the GFExperience subfolder the installer fails. This was not the case prior to 397.93

In order to get around that unpack the driver (7zip is the best option) and edit setup.cfg as follows:
Remove some code in lines 718,719 and 720 (end of the file under manifest) and save setup.cfg:

[ICODE]<file name="${{EulaHtmlFile}}"/>
<file name="${{FunctionalConsentFile}}"/>
<file name="${{PrivacyPolicyFile}}"/>[/ICODE]

Then you can delete non-essential parts of the install subfolders without the installer failing:

Display.NView - Legacy component.
Display.Optimus - Used in laptops to switch between integrated and dedicated GPU based on graphics load.
Display.Update - Geforce Experience component.
GFExperience - Geforce Experience main.
GFExperience.NvStreamSrv - Geforce Experience component and dependency.
HDAudio - Audio for HDMI output on your card. Keep if you use HDMI output to external monitor or TV.
Miracast.VirtualAudio - Geforce Experience component.
MSVCRT - Microsoft Visual C++ runtime. Keep if unsure what you have installed.
nodejs - Geforce Experience component and dependency.
NV3DVision - 3D Vision main. Only keep if you use 3D glasses.
NV3DVisionUSB.Driver - 3D Vision component.
NvCamera - Ansel screenshot tool. Geforce Experience component.
NvContainer - Geforce Experience component and dependency.
NvTelemetry - Geforce Experience component and dependency.
NvVAD - Virtual Audio driver. Unsure if this relates to HDMI or GFE audio.
PhysX - Physics runtime. Keep if you use games which use this technology.
ShadowPlay - Geforce Experience component and dependency.
ShieldWirelessController - Keep only if you use Nvidia Shield.
Update.Core - Telemetry and driver profile updater related components.

Essentially you can delete most subfolders and install only the graphics driver with control panel with only these remaining:

Display.Driver
NVI2
NVWMI
EULA.txt
license.txt
ListDevices.txt
setup.cfg
setup.exe

Also useful setup flags for setup.exe:
[ICODE] -nosplash -noeula -noreboot -nofinish[/ICODE]
Ive tried following your instructions. Setup still complains about somethin missing. I dont get that 718,719,720 part at all though.. maybe its that wherethe issue is
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#8
Tomorrow
biax, post: 3877166, member: 169206"
Ive tried following your instructions. Setup still complains about somethin missing. I dont get that 718,719,720 part at all though.. maybe its that wherethe issue is
Those are line numbers. Use a proper text editor like Notepad++ to edit it. Regular notepad is crap for this kind of editing.
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#9
biax
I have been using notepad++ for years. I've not been able to follow your instructions. Should I delete the eula lines or something from manifest?
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