Friday, July 26th 2019

NVIDIA Rushes Out GeForce Hotfix 431.68 Driver to Address Broken Mouse Pointer

NVIDIA today rushed out the GeForce Hotrix driver version 431.68 driver. Hotfix drivers are rushed out to address glaring bugs with a recent major driver release, and are usually beta (lack WHQL signatures). Version 431.68 Hotfix corrects a bug where the mouse pointer renders incorrectly after exiting a game. The rest of the Hotfix is based almost entirely on the 431.60 WHQL released earlier this week, which comes optimized for "Wolfestein: Youngblood." Grab it from the link below.
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce Hotfix 431.68
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34 Comments on NVIDIA Rushes Out GeForce Hotfix 431.68 Driver to Address Broken Mouse Pointer

#1
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
LOL at the whole “Game Ready” moniker. I completely forgot to update before playing Wolfenstein: Youngblood last night. It ran great, despite me being on 416.80 or something like that. Just like all new releases, I am always behind on those “game ready” drivers which I really feel are all BS.
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#2
EarthDog
Some are not and really help with performance or bugs. It just depends on teh game, really.
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#3
harm9963
lucky for me , never had that problem, sticking with 435.27:cool:
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#4
londiste
Encountered this issue for a little while after driver upgrade. It did go away after a restart or two but it was really annoying. Cursor sprite was visibly messed up with pointer not pointing to the right place in my case. Exiting a Windows Store game fixed the issue for a while in my case and there was clearly dependence on multi-monitor as switching monitors sometimes fixed and sometimes worsened the issue.

Pity that we do not get many technical details about what exactly went wrong and why.
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#5
Axaion
I didnt update my gfx card drivers for half a year but im 100% sure this is why i cant hit a thing in games lately.

thanks nvidia.
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#6
PanicLake
Also someone rushed out his article about this "hotrix" :laugh:
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#7
EarthDog
They don't seem to have any profreederz. About the only articles that come out error free are the copy paste PRs. :p
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#9
trog100
my mouse cursor started doing weird things shortly after the last nvidia update.. instead of showing the normal arrow it randomly kept showing the resize window thing instead..

trog
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#10
windwhirl
I only came here to check on that Windows 95-era Mouse Properties screenshot. For some reason I found it hilarious.

Also, hotfix for a WHQL driver-introduced issue? That's definitely not very common...
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#11
bug
Axaion, post: 4087408, member: 74362"
I didnt update my gfx card drivers for half a year but im 100% sure this is why i cant hit a thing in games lately.

thanks nvidia.
The joke's on you, because Windows pushes newer drivers on you if you don't update in a while ;)
Probably the best way to do it anyway, since you don't additional crap to go with the driver, you don't get a cutting edge (and possibly buggy) driver and you aren't left with an ancient version either.
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#12
ShurikN
PerfectWave, post: 4087440, member: 165997"
WHQL driver need hotfix LUL
WHQL means nothing in this day and age mate, it's just an empty word.
A perfect example is the amount of hotfixes Nvidia had to release in the past 3-4 months. I could swear every other driver release had to be hotfixed in some way or other.
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#13
robot zombie
rtwjunkie, post: 4087398, member: 56774"
LOL at the whole “Game Ready” moniker. I completely forgot to update before playing Wolfenstein: Youngblood last night. It ran great, despite me being on 416.80 or something like that. Just like all new releases, I am always behind on those “game ready” drivers which I really feel are all BS.
I've actually had them make other games worse or even break them completely.

Best policy is probably to skip them until either a game doesn't work or performs worse than it should. That's what I do anyway. Nothing new.

I mean they aren't all bad. Sometimes they do more for new releases than the first round of dev updates. I get why they're needed sometimes. Just doesn't always work out in reality.
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#14
phanbuey
yeah this is an annoying bug, but you can fix it by launching another full screen game real quick and then exiting.
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#15
bug
ShurikN, post: 4087473, member: 140585"
WHQL means nothing in this day and age mate, it's just an empty word.
A perfect example is the amount of hotfixes Nvidia had to release in the past 3-4 months. I could swear every other driver release had to be hotfixed in some way or other.
WHQL means it's way more unlikely for your PC to blue screen these days. So yes, it still means something, it means drivers are not using Windows APIs in "creative" or abusive ways. It doesn't mean (and never has) that Microsoft is validating the correctness of the driver's operation.
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#16
windwhirl
bug, post: 4087470, member: 157434"
The joke's on you, because Windows pushes newer drivers on you if you don't update in a while ;)
Probably the best way to do it anyway, since you don't additional crap to go with the driver, you don't get a cutting edge (and possibly buggy) driver and you aren't left with an ancient version either.
The Windows Update-provided driver uninstalled (or otherwise made unavailable) Radeon ReLive for me.

The funny thing is, both the WU driver and the one that I had installed before, they were the exact same version. So why did I get a reinstall of said driver while screwing up ReLive?
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#17
R-T-B
EarthDog, post: 4087413, member: 79836"
They don't seem to have any profreederz. About the only articles that come out error free are the copy paste PRs. :p
Speaking from experience, you'll get blamed for typos in those too... even if they were in the verbatim PR. :p
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#18
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
bug, post: 4087470, member: 157434"
The joke's on you, because Windows pushes newer drivers on you if you don't update in a while
Actually they don’t get pushed on you if you have GEForce Experience running. In my book that is the single best reason to install it and let it run resident.
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#19
EarthDog
R-T-B, post: 4087489, member: 41983"
Speaking from experience, you'll get blamed for typos in those too... even if they were in the verbatim PR. :p
Oh no doubt... but they are often and at times not updated when notified.. :(
rtwjunkie, post: 4087491, member: 56774"
Actually they don’t get pushed on you if you have GEForce Experience running. In my book that is the single best reason to install it and let it run resident.
That would be the only reason... though I would install SHUTUP10 before i installed GFE and controlled things that way. :)
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#20
cucker tarlson
EarthDog, post: 4087502, member: 79836"
Oh no doubt... but they are often and at times not updated when notified.. :(
That would be the only reason... though I would install SHUTUP10 before i installed GFE and controlled things that way. :)
this and ansel + freestyle
speaking of wolfenstein,new colossus looked amazing with a touch of freestyle



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#21
Vayra86
PanicLake, post: 4087411, member: 188909"
Also someone rushed out his article about this "hotrix" :laugh:
No, you misunderstand...

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#22
cucker tarlson
Vayra86, post: 4087591, member: 152404"
No, you misunderstand...


holy shit that made me laugh hard.
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#23
lynx29
wth is nvidia freestyle? did i miss something
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#25
moproblems99
bug, post: 4087470, member: 157434"
The joke's on you, because Windows pushes newer drivers on you if you don't update in a while ;)
Probably the best way to do it anyway, since you don't additional crap to go with the driver, you don't get a cutting edge (and possibly buggy) driver and you aren't left with an ancient version either.
Not mine.

Group policy on driver updates by device id for the win!
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