Gaming with NVidia driver 342.01?

Is there any possibility to run the game with NVidia 342.01 driver? Of coursed with less detailed graphics.

After launching Everspace there is a message that recommends me to upgrade the driver to #378.92. Unfortunately, there is no such possibility for me. I contacted NVidia staff and 342.01 is the best I can get at my hardware.

Forgive me if my question sounds silly. As an adult I wanted, after many many years, to come back for a while to my youth and play some good game. When I first saw trailer of "Everspace" I was truly enchanted and thought "That's it! That the simulator I always dreamt of!". I knew that I'm a bit below minimum requirements, but I decided to risk and eventually bougth my firstgame via Steam - "Everspace". I'm not a computer specialist so I simply had hope to run it.

Thank you in advance for your attention, time and help - in advance.

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  • ROCKFISH_AndiROCKFISH_Andi Administrator Posts: 1,176
    Hi, so the message you're getting is modal - meaning you can't ignore it and it won't let you start the game (which would be more than a "recommendation" to upgrade the driver)?

    Or are you actually able to play the game but it runs too slow? In any case - the message is not triggered by us, it seems to automatically pop up, probably because we require some sort of graphics feature that your graphics card does not support.

    One thing you could try:
    In the steam client, go to the Library, right-click on Everspace, select Properties and then the "Local Files" Tab and select "Browse local files" -> this should take you to the install folder. You should see an Everspace.exe as well as an Everspace_32bit.exe - Steam normally launches the Everspace.exe - you should give it a try to manually start the Everspace_32bit.exe instead.

    If this does not fix the problem for you, we're interested in your computers hardware. There is a standard Windows program called dxdiag.exe (it's on every system). Please run it (Hold the "Windows"-Key and Press R and type in dxdiag.exe) and select the "Save All Information" button -> and save the generated dxdiag.txt file on your hard drive. Please zip this file and attach it here on the forum.

    One important thing to note! Unfortunately it's likely that you won't be able to run the game. Steam has a refund policy that allows you to refund any game 2 weeks after your purchase if you have not played it for more than 2 hours. So be careful that the 2 weeks don't pass if you'd like to get a refund.
  • Piotr700Piotr700 Member Posts: 3

    Thank you very much for your reply and all its detailed plots!

    Answering your questions:
    1. I meant "Everspace" doesn't work at my PC at all (there only appears an opening screen, that is a black screen with lettering "Everspace" in the middle, with three moving - "loading" - dots at the bottom; and it stays like this).
    2. I tried launching Everspace_32bit.exe. It also did not work (that is the same effect like in the point 1 above).
    3. Dxdiag.txt enclosed.
    4. I bought the game at Steam on 09.12.2017 so I still have time. Thanks for reminding!

  • Piotr700Piotr700 Member Posts: 3

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the time spent with my case, all tips and honest engagement. For sure there will come a day when I have possibility to upgrade my hardware and then I'll come back to the game. But now, I'll try to ask for a refund on Steam.

    Thank you again for so much attention.

    Take care
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