VSync Configuration with an Nvidia Card
As explained in the previous article, open the Nvidia Control Panel. Select Manage 3D Settings on the left. Now, click the Program Settings tab above the window on the right. Now you have a drop box to select a game, and a window full of settings. You can use the ‘Show only programs found on this computer’ button, but I found that very few of my installed apps had gone to the trouble of telling the Control Panel they were there.
Using either the reduced list or scrolling through the full one, find the game that has been tearing. If it doesn’t show up even in the full list, you can click the Add button. Then you can browse for a game’s executable file. It will be in Program Files -> devolperName (in LOTRO’s case, Turbine) -> gameName (Lord of the Rings).
Now, you will need to poke around and find the main .exe file that runs the game. This can be tricky with MMOs and other online games, as there you often start these by running a launcher, which hooks up to the server and launches the game client. You want the client, not the launcher. Unless you find that the launcher is tearing, which would be surprising.
Whether you found or had to add the game, choose it in the drop down list. In the window beneath it, scroll to the bottom. Choose Force On in Vertical Sync if you are running in XP or the game won’t let you choose this from in-game, choose ‘Use the 3D application setting’ and turn on triple buffering.