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Old March 7th, 2009, 09:38 AM
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Computer Dom3 vs. Catalyst 9.1 & 9.2

Hello everyone,

just a report from my today experiment.

Dom3 don't work correctly with the new Catalyst 9.2 drivers. There is police artefacts that render the game unplayable.
I knew Catalyst 9.1 was broken with OGL, but it appears that 9.2 is broken too, despite the ATI claims full support of OGL 3.0.
Maybe it's because Dom3 is a OGL 2.0 product (IIRC).

Note that I have not tested the 9.1.

For information, I have an ASUS EAH4800.

So, I've go back to Catalyst 9.0: this one works fine.

I don't know if a fix is comming or not. The posts for this problem on ATI forum are, well, not very kind ...

Be seeing you.
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Old March 7th, 2009, 09:47 AM
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Default Re: Dom3 vs. Catalyst 9.1 & 9.2

That caused me a moment of confusion, until I worked out OGL=OpenGL. Too much D&D 3rd edition, I think.

Edit: Police artefacts? Flickering, possibly?
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Old March 7th, 2009, 10:15 AM
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Default Re: Dom3 vs. Catalyst 9.1 & 9.2

No : some letters are replace with some kind of weird ASCII-like symbols ... Reminds me ol' DOS time

So, text is undreadable.

P.S.: just curious: since I'll never played D&D (yep, I admit it proudly ), what OGL is acronym for ?
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Default Re: Dom3 vs. Catalyst 9.1 & 9.2

Open-gaming license. It's what other publishers are allowed to use, whether amateurs or companies, when publishing content compatible with the system. Wikipedia draws some similarities between OGL and open-source.
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Old March 7th, 2009, 11:34 AM
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Thanks, Endoperez.

Obviously, there is similarities. It appears that FSL and others have open a lot more gates than I had imagined.
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Default Re: Dom3 vs. Catalyst 9.1 & 9.2

I'm running the game with a Sapphire Radeon 4850HD on Catalyst 9.2 with no problem.
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Mmmh ... Strange. I mean, I'm glad for you, of course

I don't know why I have these problems. This can't be a DirectX behavior, so, I only see graphic card drivers.

Maybe constructors and models change something: it wouldn't be the first time.

Anyone around here with a Radeon 4800, any constructor?

Not a very important thing for now, unless they don't correct it in future releases
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Default Re: Dom3 vs. Catalyst 9.1 & 9.2

Club 3D Radeon 4870 (512 MB, the first batch when HD4870 came out) with the latest drivers and no problems that I have seen. What else have you installed lately? Did you install the new drivers over the old? OR did you remove the old drivers entirely first?

I uninstalled the old Catalyst drivers completely and cleaned the registry with Ccleaner. Then installed the new drivers and everything went off without a hitch.
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Hello Edi.

I did as at everytimes I update Catalyst: download & install. I effectively don't bother me with uninstalling old drivers (very tedious some time), and even less with registry base cleaning (more tedious ...). Until now, I had no problems, with Dom3 or anything else. I believe (maybe I'm to naive ) that now, the drivers installers handle very well theirs updates. No more needs to unistall or things like that. BUT, still, computing is a very complex & delicate thing ... So.

Since everything seems to work fine for some of you, I will try to uninstall old drivers, then install latest catalyst.
The test is worth.

A detail: you & Endoperez have a model upper mine (4850 & 4870, I have a 4800 1Go RAM), so MAYBE there is a difference in behaviour.

I'll tell you if it resolves my strange problem.
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Default Re: Dom3 vs. Catalyst 9.1 & 9.2

You are right that you don't need to uninstall the Catalyst driver before updating. The CCC installer takes care of the cleaning for you.
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