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Windows 7: Fallout 3 on Windows 7.

13 Jan 2009   #51
DakkonA

Windows Vista
 
 

Just confirmed. The Launcher Loop is fixed! The driver name has changed... Previously it was "ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series (Engineering Sample -- WDDM v1.1)", where the "--" was an endash character. The new one is "ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series (Prerelease - WDDM 1.1)"

The version, as reported by Device Manager, is 8.56.1.4, dated 12/10/2008.

And just to emphasize, no compatibility options were required for this.

(But the installer has to be in Vista compatibility mode to add Fallout 3 to the Games Explorer)


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13 Jan 2009   #52
thunderclap

Windows 7 & OS X 10.6.2 (Hackintosh drive)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
But how does that work for single monitor users? Also what was your monitor hz set to to?

It seems like there are a few different issues going on here.
My monitor was set at 60hz. And I agree with you... it sounds like several different issues causing the same/similar problem.
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13 Jan 2009   #53
smarteyeball

 
 

Thanks for that mate. I'll give it a go now.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thunderclap View Post
My monitor was set at 60hz. And I agree with you... it sounds like several different issues causing the same/similar problem.
Whereas my single monitor was set as 59hz at the desktop

If it's not looping, it's permissions...

EDIT:

That new beta driver seems to have improved the framerate. I can play at 1920x1200 maxed (no AA) with the HD texture pack installed. Pretty much solid 60FPS indoors and dips down to 40ish outside. With previous drivers I had to run at a lower res and much lower framerate dips
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14 Jan 2009   #54
BlackFallout

Windows XP Pro/ Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DakkonA View Post
Just confirmed. The Launcher Loop is fixed! The driver name has changed... Previously it was "ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series (Engineering Sample -- WDDM v1.1)", where the "--" was an endash character. The new one is "ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series (Prerelease - WDDM 1.1)"

The version, as reported by Device Manager, is 8.56.1.4, dated 12/10/2008.

And just to emphasize, no compatibility options were required for this.

(But the installer has to be in Vista compatibility mode to add Fallout 3 to the Games Explorer)
Do you have to uninstall the Old beta drivers? or does this install over them like a hot fix?
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14 Jan 2009   #55
smarteyeball

 
 

Let Windows Update install the driver (crazy I know), but it works.
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14 Jan 2009   #56
BlackFallout

Windows XP Pro/ Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Let Windows Update install the driver (crazy I know), but it works.
I've never done this.. does it come up automatically after I uninstall and restart the comp?
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14 Jan 2009   #57
smarteyeball

 
 

Windows update will download and automatically install the driver for you
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14 Jan 2009   #58
BlackFallout

Windows XP Pro/ Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I had A LOT of trouble trying to uninstall the 64bit ATI beta driver, the uninstaller failed and then disapeared out of the uninstall programs under control panel, so I had to manually uninstall the ATI drivers...

and windows update isnt doing anything by itself, I guess i'll have to seach for updates or somthing.


Edit: The update from windows update is only 9mb, so I should not have uninstalled the original 73mb ati beta drivers?
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14 Jan 2009   #59
smarteyeball

 
 

The Catalyst install manager is frustrating to say the least.

Try this:

Uninstall the driver from device manger, ticking "Delete the driver software for this device" box.

Once the driver is removed use the ATI cleaning tool to remove Catalyst Conrol Center etc
http://searchna.ati.com/promosearch/...at+uninstaller

reboot.

Windows will install the standard VGA driver. Go to Windows update again and then select the driver. You gotta jump through hoops, but it works.
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14 Jan 2009   #60
BlackFallout

Windows XP Pro/ Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
The Catalyst install manager is frustrating to say the least.

Try this:

Uninstall the driver from device manger, ticking "Delete the driver software for this device" box.

Once the driver is removed use the ATI cleaning tool to remove Catalyst Conrol Center etc
https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...ninstaller.exe

reboot.

Windows will install the standard VGA driver. Go to Windows update again and then select the driver. You gotta jump through hoops, but it works.
Thank you, I will update.

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