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Thread: GeForce Experience doesn't see Elite?

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    GeForce Experience doesn't see Elite?

    Doing a scan for games with GFE lists three other games I have, but not Elite, lately. It used to list Elite as well, but not for a few months.

    I had some Minecraft problems last year, so to address those I installed a 250Gb SSD to hold games that might benefit from a faster disc transfer rate, and added 16Gb RAM to the existing 8Gb (yeak, I know, totally OTT but what the heck). The "Games" SSD is Drive D, with C: being the original 100GB SSD, and E: is a storage HDD of 1Tb. I used to have games on the HDD - that still holds No Man's Sky and Factorio. Minecraft and Elite are on the Games SSD.

    GFE did find a defunct version of ED, from 2015, but after I moved that to a location not on GFE's scan search list, it was no longer listed bt GFE - obvious, you may say, but ED still exists on the Games SSD. I originally set GFE's scan locations to non-root folders on C:, D: and E:, but that did not show ED. So I added the ED folder (D:\Games\Frontier\EDLaunch), as well as just "C:", "D:", and "E:" as such, but GFE still does not find ED.

    Does GFE have an issue with SSDs? I ask because GFE finds Minecraft on "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.MinecraftUWP_1.2.1002.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe" - presumably that being where vanilla MC chooses to live - whereas my modded version is "D:\Games\Curse\Instances\FTB Presents Direwolf20 1.12".

    I've sent a feedback report to NVidia, but wonder if anyone might be able to offer any help in the meantime?

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    It hasn't found it for a long time, IIRC from previous threads it finds the vanilla steam install, but not horizons or anything non-steam.

    It doesn't really affect the game, it just loaded a custom profile for the graphics to get optimal framerate, nothing you can't do yourself.

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    Originally Posted by Riverside View Post (Source)
    It hasn't found it for a long time, IIRC from previous threads it finds the vanilla steam install, but not horizons or anything non-steam.

    It doesn't really affect the game, it just loaded a custom profile for the graphics to get optimal framerate, nothing you can't do yourself.
    Thanks for that - I just thought I might have missed something. All is well!

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    Isn't there a sort of generic on-screen capture for what you see? Been quite I while since I used it, but I seem to remember that being the case.

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    On version 3.12.0.84 and my ED is still visible and in-use, I also have ED on an SSD (M.2 for my primary, 500GB for my game, 500GB was my original drive before I got my M.2, so it still also has a copy of ED on there that GFE still detects also).

    On your home screen of GFE, is your filter set to all? (top right, three small icons, the one in the middle) Maybe you accidentally hid ED? I'm also assuming the containing folder isn't hidden?

    My scan locations within GFE settings, is set to the drive, then the parent folder for my games, and it locates it fine, with as many sub-folders as Steam usually has.

    Unsure if any of this helps at all, other than confirming that mine at least works. Hope you manage to get it working, maybe try a clean re-install of GFE only (backup any custom configs you have, of course, or at least screenshot/take note)?.

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    do you have dual GFX cards? If so make sure ED is set to run all the time on the Gforce or the software won't see it properly and mess you around.

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    Hmm.. Doesn't have any problem seeing my install.

    Did you check your 'scan locations' setting to ensure the drive/folder is set up so GFE will look there for games?

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    Geforce Experience has no issue finding Elite since 2014 on my System. But why do you want it anyway? The "optimizations" it offers are far better adjusted using the in-game options and the NVidea control panel anyway, to my experience that is.

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    Originally Posted by Kathryn Kando View Post (Source)
    Geforce Experience has no issue finding Elite since 2014 on my System. But why do you want it anyway? The "optimizations" it offers are far better adjusted using the in-game options and the NVidea control panel anyway, to my experience that is.
    Graphics settings optimizations for games using Nvidia Experience? Yeah, never bothered with that.

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    Geforce Experience by default only looks in standard locations for games. If you have installed ED to a secondary drive or different location from the ones that it uses then you simply have to add that location to Geforce Experience.

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    Originally Posted by WR3ND View Post (Source)
    Graphics settings optimizations for games using Nvidia Experience? Yeah, never bothered with that.
    i did, never liked the suggestions. ended up uninstalling the whole experience thing because it was causing more problems than convenience.

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    Originally Posted by WR3ND View Post (Source)
    Graphics settings optimizations for games using Nvidia Experience? Yeah, never bothered with that.
    The best I've seen for one of my games (fallout 4 I think) I was offered optimised settings that apparently my system doesn't meet the requirements for.

    Ok I thought, so why offer me settings my system can't do in the first place? Clearly not optimised at all...

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    Originally Posted by WR3ND View Post (Source)
    Graphics settings optimizations for games using Nvidia Experience? Yeah, never bothered with that.
    Don't, the "optimisations" are dreadful. Sometimes they give you far too low a frame rate for what your hardware is actually capable of (i.e. well below 60fps), other times they massively under utilize your hardware. I read somewhere that it's largely just based on telemetry and averages derived from the general playerbase (the optimizations actually change over time). You're far better off tweaking graphics settings yourself to get the result you want.