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Simulation
20-10-04, 12:03
ATI have released their latest Catalyst driver.

Here is a summary of the improvements in 4.10

Performance Improvement
As with most CATALYST™ releases performance has increased in various situations. The following performance gains are noticed in the game Doom3:
</font> Performance improves 5 to 8% on the ATI RADEON™ 9500 PRO product</font> Performance improves approximately 5% on the ATI RADEON™ 9600 XT</font> Performance improves 5 to 9% on the ATI RADEON™ 9700 PRO</font> Performance improves 4 to 6% on the ATI RADEON™ 9800 PRO</font> Performance improves approximately 4% on the ATI RADEON™ 9800 XT when using higher resolutions</font> Performance improves 3 to 14% on the ATI RADEON X800 PRO</font> Performance improves 5 to 8% on the ATI RADEON™ X800 XT</font> Performance improves approximately 3% on the ATI RADEON™ X300 product</font> Performance improves approximately 4.4% on the ATI RADEON™ X600 product</font>Issues Resolved in CATALYST™ Display Driver Version 4.10The following section provides a summary of the issues that have been resolved in the latest version of CATALYST™. These include:
</font> City of Heros: Playing the game under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON 9700 PRO installed no longer results in the game failing to respond.</font> Doom3: disabling the object buffers within the game results in the game failing to respond</font> Doom3: game corruption is no longer noticed when playing the game under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON™ X800 XT installed, with low or medium quality settings and the image is no longer dark if playing the game with high quality mode settings.</font> Enigmo: Playing the game under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON™ 7000 installed no longer results in textures missing from objects that are displayed in the game.</font> F1 Challenge: A performance decrease is no longer noticed under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON™ X800 PRO installed</font> Ground Control II: Display corruption is no longer seen in the water's reflection when playing the game under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON™ 7200.</font> Homeworld 2: Launching the game under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON™ X800 XT installed no longer results in corruption being displayed during the opening cinematics and the game failing to respond</font> Joint Operation Typhoon Rising: The game is now working properly when AntiAliasing and full screen effects are set to high</font> Psychotoxic: Launching the game under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON™ X800 series installed no longer results in and ATI VPU Recover failure.</font> Psychotoxic: The game no longer fails to start when attempting to launch the game under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON™ X800 XT Platinum Edition installed.</font> Psychotoxic: Attempting to start a new game under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON™ 9700 PRO installed, results in the game failing to load</font> Spiderman2: Playing the game under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON™ 7500 installed no longer results in flashing textures and missing shadows.</font> Spell Force: Setting the game options to 1024x768 16bpp, anisotropic filter 2x, texture quality high, and shadow type very high no longer results in shadow effect corruption under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON™ 9200 series installed.</font> Starwars: X-Wing Alliance:[/b] Display corruption is no longer seen when playing the game under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON™ 9250 installed.</font> Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc:[/b] Display corruption is no longer noticed when playing the game under Windows XP.</font> Playing games such as StarTrek Elite Force, Serious Sam SE, Vulpine GLMark, Call Of Duty, and Savage no longer results in the games failing to respond when being played under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON™ 9550 or 9600 series installed.</font> Installing the ATI Display Driver no longer results in display corruption being seen on the top portion of the HDTV display when an ATI RADEON™ X800 is installed.</font> Installing the ATI display driver under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON™ X800 SE no longer results in display corruption appearing on the HDTV connected to the adapter after the reboot.</font> The display adapter information is now reported correctly for the ATI RADEON™ X800 series.</font> Attempting to play a Java based game or visit a Java based website no longer results in display corruption under Windows XP when either an ATI RADEON 9800 SE or RADEON X800 XT Platinum card is installed and AA is enabled</font> Dragging the MS Media Player over to the secondary monitor no longer results in overlay not being available, if SURROUNDVIEW is enabled</font>ATI.com (http://www.ati.com)
Catalyst 4.10 Release Notes (http://www2.ati.com/drivers/Catalyst_410_release_notes.html#166139)

Simulation
20-10-04, 12:05
I don't believe I just did that http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif

This was meant to be posted in the Tech forum

Bokkie
20-10-04, 13:19
Moved to Tech Support http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

SYS
31-10-04, 17:45
...a voice from the darkness.....

Windows XP SP2 rulez... :( I can't install any Catalyst (or Omega) drivers anymore: the Setup stops with an "Internal error" message (version doesn't matter). This happens since I installed SP2. I'm satisfied with XP's newest upgrade anyway, but this thing is very annoying... :( If anyone experienced the same and found out a solution already, then just feel free to drop me with some hints! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif Yesterday I always "lost" my system (I mean, I almost had to reinstall Windows XP): I uninstalled Catalyst 4.9, and then I couldn't install the 4.10 (and any other versions)! Only a System Restore helped - thank God I had a restore point from the same day! Cheers, Mr. Gates... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

SYS "Congratulations Ms Croft. You are positively Amazonian."

Joseph
01-11-04, 14:43
Oooups no that is not nice, SYS. :(
Did you use the cat unistaller exe (http://www.ati.com/support/drivers/misc/catalystutils.html) to first to remove old drivers completely?

SYS
02-11-04, 01:34
...a voice from the darkness.....

Joseph, I always uninstall the previous Catalyst driver first, simply from Control Panel. Then I use to run a utility, called Driver Cleaner to remove the probably remained ATI-stuffs from the system. And then I install the new driver...

But this time... The uninstaller gave that "Internal error" message too! :( But I didn't care of it, I thought that there will be no problems, after Driver Cleaner finishes everything. I was wrong...

Actually, all the above doesn't matter: because any Catalyst Driver Installer don't work on my system for some reason. I mean, it extracts the files, and then it runs its setup-program, what finally gives the "Internal Error" message. I can test them all with no problem, because it even can't start the installation-procedure, so it won't hurt my system. So..now what?! I have no idea about why is this, but I know, everything was fine, until SP2: I used to upgrade my videocard drivers monthly, with no problems... And now..I can't do that... And what's the funniest thing? ATI says that They recommend the driver for Windows XP with SP2! :D I think, something is wrong with my system (although everything else works fine), so it just needs a reinstall (since it's almost 2 years old), but I won't do that in the near future... And actually, my current driver is fine for my old Radeon 9000 Pro card..but of course, I won't give up, and I hope, I'll manage to find a solution soon... :rolleyes:

SYS "Congratulations Ms Croft. You are positively Amazonian."

SYS
04-12-04, 17:51
...a voice from the darkness.....

And update: my problem is over... I didn't do anything serious on my system though, but I was able to install the latest Catalyst 4.11 driver... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Computers do have a soul - I'm reckonin'... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/bash.gif

SYS "Congratulations Ms Croft. You are positively Amazonian."

Joseph
04-12-04, 19:50
Yes SYS sometimes they do seem to have a soul. :D Sometimes they seem to not WANT to co-operate, no clue... :confused: