Latest NVidia driver (419.17) is crashing openGL plugins


I was trying to figure out what happened with my plugin since yesterday and it turned out the latest NVidia driver (419.17 - WHQL) does something that crashes JUCE plugins on closing the Editor. It’s not just my plugin, but I tried other commercially available plugins that I know was made with JUCE, and all them was crashing when closing their window (Ableton Live 9 & 10 x64).

Solution: I rolled back to 418.91 and everything works perfectly on my GTX660.

Not sure if it’s JUCE related crash only or NVidia’s mistake tho.

Is it happening to any of you out there?


Haven’t seen it myself, but having an Nvidia GPU has its advantages. It sounds like you could be on Windows so there’s a tool out there for you to help dig into the issue:

Debugging anything GPU related is a total pain in the ass, but this tool helps a bunch.


Yeah I know about it, though I don’t have time right now to debug the issue… As it’s crashing every Juce/OpenGL plugin that I have (not only plugins by me), probably it’s an NVidia or JUCE issue (especially as the driver rollback made the crash diappear).


From my experience, it’s not a driver issue…


I can confirm that all my applications are crashing as well since latest driver update, without any change to any code. It also crashes on my users computers, and other softwares like Resolume are crashing as well.
I don’t know if topazlabs are using JUCE but they advertise NOT to use the latest drivers as well :