Quick Installation Guide for X3D" Viewing Systems
Congratulations on your purchase of the eXtreme 3D Viewing System.
Imagine objects literally jumping off your computer screen, creating an
unforgettable, immersive experience previously unavailable to PC users.
New advances in computer technology and affordable hardware bring true
stereoscopic "eXtreme" 3D to your PC. The X3D technology lets you play
3D games and view CD-ROMs, DVDs and web content in realistic
Advisory: Under normal operating conditions, the X3D Viewing System is perfectly safe to use for
any duration you would normally view your PC monitor. However, some people may experience
discomfort that could signal problems with the hardware, software andlor a physical problem with your
visual system. Discontinue use of the X3D Viewing System and consult a physician if you experience
any of the following: headache, eyestrain, blurry vision, double vision, involuntary movements, eye or
muscle twitching, confusion, loss of awareness of your surroundings, dizziness or disorientation. *
*To minimize the potential of any of the above symptoms, adjust your PC monitor refresh rate to the
highest possible setting. See "Adjusting Your Display Settings" on page 2 of the "X3D Viewing
System User Guide".
Epilepsy Caution: If you or any member of your family has a history of epilepsy, consult a physician
before using this product or any other computer game product.
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Before you install the hardware, make sure that your computer meets the following
requirements for the X3D Viewing System: a PC with a CRT monitor and Windows
98/2000/ME/XP, an18x CD-ROM drive or 40 MB available space on your hard drive.
(Windows 95 and NT will work for non-gaming 3D viewing).
To check your system for these requirements, right-click on the "My Computer" icon on
your desktop. Choose "Properties" and then "System".
*Any X3D Viewing System can be used for 3D Gaming, provided your system meets
3D Gaming requirements and 3D Drivers are installed. Please see "3D Gaming with
the X3D Viewing System" included in this User Guide for more information.
Shut down your computer and the power to the monitor.
On the back of your computer, locate where the monitor is connected and gently
disconnect the cable.
Connect the dongle directly into the monitor port and connect the monitor cable into
the dongle. The dongle is now situated between the computer port and the monitor.
ONNECT DIRECTLY TO
CONNECT WIRED ?
CONNECT TO CONNECT
YOUR COMBUTER TRASMITTER
MONITOR CABLE HERE WIRELESS
WIRED GLASSES TRONS HITTER
WIRED ANO COLO
SYSTEMS ONLY WIRELESS AND COLO SYSTEMS ONLY
A). For Wired Systems (e.x., X3D Gaming System):
Attach the wired glasses to the dongle by plugging the wire into the connector as
shown in the picture above.
B). For Wireless Systems (optional wireless viewer accessory):
Attach the wireless transmitter to the connector on the dongle as shown in the picture
above. Use the adhesive-backed velcro included with the hardware to attach the
transmitter to the top of your monitor so that it will point at the glasses when worn.
Turn on your computer and your monitor. The computer should start normally.
If your screen is black, you may need a power adaptor, which you can order from X3D
free of charge. See troubleshooting on page 3 of the "X3D Viewing System User
The X3D Installation CD-ROM includes the following software:
1. X3D Controller - software used to operate the X3D Viewing System and
to display various 3D formats.
2. NVIDIA, Detonator Driver* - enhances the performance of the NVIDIA
based graphics card.
3. NVIDIA, Stereo Driver* - enables the stereo properties of your NVIDIA
* Other "Gateway" software for 2D to 3D conversion may also be included on your install disk.
* NVIDIA Stereo Drivers are primarily for 3D Gaming. Please see 3D Gaming Guide for more
INSTALLING THE X3D SOFTWARE
Make sure your glasses are connected.
Check to see that you are connected to the Internet. (This is optional, in case you wish
to download a supplemental driver such as Microsoft Direct X).
Note: Windows 2000 and XP may require special administrator privileges to install
Insert the CD into your CD-ROM player. The installer should start automatically but
can also be launched manually.
To launch manually:
1. Double-click on "My Computer"
2. Double-click on your CD-ROM drive (often D: or E:)
3. Double-click on "setup.exe"
Follow the step-by-step instructions provided by the installer. *
*While running the NVIDIA setup portion of the X3D software installation, you may be prompted to turn off
your antivirus software. If your antivirus software is already disabled at this point in the installation, you may
ignore this prompt.
Read the "X3D Viewing System User Guide" included in the next section for information
about using your X3D Viewing System and for help with troubleshooting.
Instructions for the X3D Gateway PC or Adobe plug-ins are provided in separate help
files that are downloaded upon their installation.
If you encounter any difficulties during the installation, visit the technical support page
on our website at www.3dworld.com/about/custsupp.asp and read our FAQ page or
contact us for help.
ACTIVATING WIRELESS X3D GLASSES
Note: If the glasses fit improperly, they can be adjusted by pulling out the temples and
replacing them with the shorter set included with the hardware.
The wireless glasses receive power from a small battery**. They are activated using
the "On" button located on the inside bridge between the left and right lenses.
Note: Some X3D glasses DO NOT have an "on" button. Instead they activate
automatically when the temple frames are opened. These glasses shut off when the
frames are closed or when no wireless infrared transmission is detected. To conserve
battery power, always refold and close the temple frames when the glasses are not in
To turn on the wireless glasses:
1. Activte the X3D controller by clicking on the icon in the System Tray
(near your system clock) to display the shortcut menu; then choose one of
If page-flip mode is selected in the shortcut menu, choose "On". If
interleaved mode is selected, choose either "On Normal" or "On Reverse".
For more information about these modes, see page 1 of the "X3D Viewing
System User Guide".
2. Hold the glasses directly in front of the transmitter and press the "On"
button (or open the temples if no button exists). When the lenses start
flickering, the glasses are activated.
In order for the wireless glasses to work, there cannot be any obstruction
between the glasses and the wireless transmitter on your monitor.
If the glasses do not see the signal for a period of time, they will shut off to
preserve the battery. You can re-activate them using the procedure above.
**The wireless glasses use 2 lithium CR1620 3 volt batteries. They are located underneath the
"On" button. To replace them, gently slide off the plastic cover, replace the batteries and
reattach the cover. (Replacement batteries are available at most places where camera and / or
watch batteries are sold, such as RadioShack.)
Read the "X3D Viewing System User Guide" to learn how to use the X3D controller, to
adjust your display settings for Stereoscopic 3D viewing, and to connect for both wired
and wireless glasses.
Things to see:
www.3dworld.com has thousands of FREE 3D photos, videos, slideshows and links to
online 3D gaming. Also available at 3D World, 3D multimedia titles including the
acclaimed "True 3D Visual Education Series".
For more information about how Stereoscopic 3D works:
For questions about warranties, returns, billing and orders:
Be sure to visit www.3dworld.com for the largest online library of FREE 3D
You can also visit www.3dworld.com to upgrade your system with the X3D
Wireless Viewing Glasses.
If you experience any problems with our product, no need to
return it, we can walk you through it!
(Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM EST)
Or email: email@example.com
or visit our technical help section:
X3D Technologies Corp.
New York, NY
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that for a period of one hundred and eighty (180) days with respect to labor charges, and
for a period of one hundred and eighty (180) days with respect to parts, the Product will be
free from defects in materials and workmanship and will perform substantially in
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the date of purchase, then X3D Corp will either (a) replace the Product or the labor and
parts necessary for repair of the Product, or (b) refund the purchase price for the Product.
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after warranty repairs are made. If you suspect that the Product is not working properly or
if you have questions about the performance of your Products, call X3D Corp's repair
service department at (646) 825-6151 from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, or write our customer service department at
the following address: X3D Technologies Corp, 225 Broadway, Suite 1805, New York, NY
10007 Attn.: X3D Customer Service - Warranty Repair.
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uneven ground. In addition, do not use the unit while moving, walking, standing, driving,
swimming, operating machinery, or doing anything else that requires your full attention.
Warning: Consult your physician before using any 3XD Corp Products if you, or anyone in
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experience epileptic seizures when viewing certain kinds of flashing lights or patterns that
are commonly present in our daily environment. These persons may experience seizures
while watching some kinds of television pictures or playing certain video games, including
viewing through X3D Corp Products. Persons who have not had any previous seizures
may nonetheless have an undetected epileptic condition. Discontinue use immediately if
you experience any of the following symptoms while using any X3D Corp Products: eye or
muscle twitching, involuntary movements, disorientation, loss of awareness of your
surroundings, mental confusion, dizziness, sickness, and/or convulsions.
Changes or modifications to any FCC tested X3D Corp Product not expressly approved
by X3D Corp void the user's right to operate the Product, unless it has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15, Subpart B
of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment on and off, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna;
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver;
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected;
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV/PC technician for help.
According to FCC regulations, use of the Products is subject to the following conditions:
The Products may not cause harmful interference and the Product must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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