NVIDIA Driver 384.94 Release Brings Optimizations and ShadowPlay Highlights for LawBreakers
There’s a new NVIDIA driver release (384.94 WHQL) available via GeForce Experience and the official website.
This NVIDIA driver brings Game Ready optimizations for Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (due on PC and PlayStation 4 on August 8th), the Early Access release of Dark and Light (out now on Steam) and Fortnite (available now on PC via Epic’s launcher, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One) the full release of ARK: Survival Evolved (also coming on August 8th on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One), and the launch of LawBreakers, also releasing on PC and PlayStation 4 on August 8th. Moreover, the latest NVIDIA driver also provides the optimal experience for EVE: Valkyrie’s Ultra graphics update.
Interestingly, all of these games were made with Unreal Engine 4, which is certainly not a coincidence. For the full release notes of the 384.94 NVIDIA driver, go here.
Arguably there’s even bigger news today than this driver, though. NVIDIA also announced ShadowPlay Highlights, an intelligent version of the company’s capture software that will automatically identify the best moments for you. LawBreakers is the first game to support it, and we’ve included NVIDIA’s guide to ShadowPlay Highlights below; let us know what you think of this new feature in the comments section.
With ShadowPlay Highlights, players’ best moments are identified by the game and automatically captured, whether they be the completion of an achievement, a kill or death streak, multi-kill Annihilations, or buzzer-beating game-winning match points. By automatically catching these magic moments you can focus on playing your game instead of capturing video, and never again miss the opportunity to share your best plays and hilarious deaths with friends.
To use ShadowPlay Highlights, first ensure you have the latest version of GeForce Experience, our latest Game Ready driver, and the latest version of LawBreakers. Once all three are up to date, activate Shadowplay and the GeForce Experience Share In-Game Overlay by clicking the highlighted icon in the top right of the GeForce Experience window if it isn’t already green.
Load LawBreakers, and once on the main menu you will be presented with the option to enable ShadowPlay Highlights.
If you accidentally clicked no, or want to toggle ShadowPlay Highlights on or off in the future, go into GeForce Experience, find LawBreakers in your list of games, mouse over the LawBreakers box art, and click “Details”. On the new screen, click the button highlighted in the image below, and click “Turn On” or “Turn Off”.
From the same dropdown you can also click “Edit…” to choose which in-game actions and events trigger the recording of Highlights. For instance, if you are really good at LawBreakers you may not want ShadowPlay to record Double Kills because you get them so frequently, and instead only want it to record Dominations that occur after seven straight kills.
With ShadowPlay Highlights enabled and configured to your liking, go play a match. As you play, any triggered actions will record gameplay clips, and as they’re recorded you’ll be notified in the top right of the gameplay window. If you wish to hide notifications, press Alt+Z to load the GeForce Experience In-Game Overlay, click the “Settings” cog wheel, click “Notifications” on the new screen, then select “Off” for “Highlight has been saved”.
Once a match ends you’ll be taken to a results screen before the next map loads. At the bottom of this window you will see a button saying how many Highlights have been recorded in the match.
If you click the button the GeForce Experience In-Game Overlay will open to show you the saved Highlights. From this screen you can watch the Highlights, permanently save them to your GeForce Experience Gallery, and Share them to logged-in Facebook and YouTube pages.
If you want to just keep on fragging, click “Continue” on the post-match results screen. Once you’re done, head to the main menu and click “Profile”, then head on over to the “Match History” tab. Here you can see all the matches you’ve played, and by clicking them you can access the Highlights saved during each match.
If you frag all day and night, be aware that Highlights will take a finite amount of space on your hard drive before the oldest recordings are deleted. To increase the max space used, press Alt+Z, click the “Settings” cog wheel, click “Highlights” and crank up “Maximum disk space”.
To save a Highlight permanently, click “Save to Gallery” when reviewing. And if you’ve got a bunch of Highlights waiting to review, and don’t want to click through each match in Match History, hit Alt+Z, click “Gallery”, and access all of the LawBreakers recordings you and Highlights have made. You’ll lose the context and related info that Match History provides, but it will be easier and faster to quickly review a large batch of Highlights.