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Windows 7: NVIDIA 331.58 Driver Update kills Google Earth

25 Oct 2013   #1

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NVIDIA 331.58 Driver Update kills Google Earth

In WIN 7 (and WIN 8) the most recent NVIDIA video driver update 331.58 destroys the functionality of the Google Earth (GE) application as follows:

I just installed 331.58 and immediately thereafter Google Earth no longer displays correctly (all other apps are fine). Using Open GL in GE Tools 3D View Options I get a black earth upon zooming in (cant see any sites). Using Direct X in GE Tools 3D View Options I get small green & blue blocks when I zoom in!
I can get a temporary work around by going to GE Tools>Options>3D View Tab>Texture Colors and unchecking "compress", but that is a non-standard selection.

Anyone have/ know what's the problem?

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25 Oct 2013   #2


Nvidias drivers have been just been terrible for a while now. Unless you really need the new version, rollback to the last known working set.
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