In the latest update to GeForce Experience (GFE), Nvidia's streaming and video capture tools are now available to games that use either Vulkan or OpenGL graphics API (application programming interface). A large majority of PC games use DirectX/Direct3D and have GFE functions integrated, but Nvidia is increasing its accessibility.
The two biggest titles that the update relates to are Minecraft and Doom. The GFE in-game overlay will pop up and users can then activate the instant replay feature, capture screenshots, record video, or broadcast a stream. These functions work with games running in either fullscreen or windowed mode. They've also been streamlined and now allow users to select an upload service (like Imgur or Facebook) in the overlay.
Here's the complete list of changes and fixes in the GeForce Experience 3.6 update:
- Added button to open Windows video folder from within the Gallery.
- Improved overlay performance at first launch.
- Improved stability and reliability of GeForce Experience overlay. Also addresses bugs associated with Mass Effect: Andromeda and Microsoft Outlook.
- Fixed case where FPS counter did not work in Shadow Warrior 2 and HDR mode.
- Fixed case where games running HDR mode would crash when a screenshot was taken.
- Fixed case where record would affect in-game FPS on Windows RS2 (requires minimum driver version 381.65).
The added support for OpenGL and Vulkan APIs requires users to have at least version 381.65 of the Nvidia graphics driver. The latest version of the driver is 382.05, and you can check out all the changes and fixes in our breakdown.