I have been very excited to play “Starfield” but there seems to be some prohibitive bug on the nvidia 535 driver branch. Reportedly, it works fine on 530. (Side note: I assumed 530 is older but, confusingly, nvidia calls it the “new feature branch”… so maybe I can expect that fixes appearing in that branch would eventually appear in 535? who knows.)
Anyway, I’m not all that enthusiastic about trying to switch the nvidia drivers, and I may well just wait for everything to shake out (at first it was sounding like it would be a slog, but at this point I think there’s a good chance it’ll be resolved by the time the next driver update happens). However, I thought I’d get a community opinion on how easy or problematic swapping out the driver is likely to be.
My assumption is, that to do this I should
- Remove current drivers with
- (without rebooting so I can still do it from graphical?) Run nvidia’s install script included with their drivers found here.
- Reboot. At this point I’d assume it’s supposed to work.
- To revert to 535, I assume at this point I can just use
mhwd -iand it will overwrite the 530 drivers I would have installed.
Does this all seem about right? Should I expect additional nasty “gotchas” or maybe this isn’t as big a deal as I’m anticipating?