I was incredibly dismayed when I finally went to play Starcraft 2 with my boy last night only to find that my graphics drivers were completely unstable on Starcraft 2. I don’t remember if I had played SC2 before on my new PC but there were graphical glitches and my screen would fade to black almost instantly after the game loaded.
I tried reducing video settings in between screen crashes, but it failed to resolve anything. I updated to the latest stable drivers 285.58 and this still failed to resolve anything. I then updated to the latest beta drivers 290.53 and nothing, nothing makes Starcraft 2 work with the Nvidia Geforce 560 graphics card I have in my system.
I then decided to roll back to the earliest drivers, v275.33 was the oldest drivers it would let me install for the Geforce 560 video card in my system. I tried 266.58 which was mentioned in a Starcraft 2 forum but these drivers wouldn’t recognize my card and therefore I couldn’t install them.
This issue apparently is documented in the forums and there is no resolution or suggestion that I found works.
No other game has given me trouble with my Nvidia Geforce 560 but apparently this is just one game with an issue. I am left with 2 options at this point, never playing Starcraft 2 again until magically Blizzard or Nvidia releases a fix or buying an ATI 6950 card to replace my Geforce 560, this card I have read has 0 issues with Starcraft 2 and was around the same price.
The odd thing is on Nvidia’s own page to show which games work with the Video Card they list the following:
The show that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 was tested and working with Starcraft 2 with Driver version 266.58. However when I tried to download and back out to this driver version, the drivers said my video card was not supported, I was unable to back out to this driver version.