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Windows 7: Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7


26 Aug 2010   #1021

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

The 10.8 once again failed as expected with the older Legacy to XP compatible titles suggesting you may just have that right on the money! Since gaming is big business and game titles move along much faster then versions of Windows for sure they are simply interested in what works for the latest in that area apparently.

Eventually when enough complaints are seen and people start going elsewhere they will then be saying: "woo hold on a minute! We now have something to patch this!"?! The problem however is seeing the "graphics driver can't be loaded" error when simply following the advise of copying the OpenGL driver into a game's folder with not just one old title alone.

Besides all that however other things should be working well for the non gamers. For those that like to run the "golden oldies" every so often however the 10.4 would seem to be the last to see what the oldies require.

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26 Aug 2010   #1022

 

10.8 is a very bad driver accually. it causes mouse problems in 2 games (if not more) from what ihave found it happens in Guild wars and uncharted waters online. really needs a hotfix
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26 Aug 2010   #1023
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You let them know about it,

http://www.amdsurveys.com/se.ashx?s=5A1E27D27E29B0E3

Good idea for anyone with issues to report it, the more reports of a problem they get the better chance of it getting fixed.
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26 Aug 2010   #1024

Windows 7 ultimate X64
 
 
Drivers include next-gen GPU codes


Quote:
AMD brought a handful of new features and improvements to the table yesterday with the release of its latest Catalyst graphics driver suite. In an unusual reveal, it seems one of the files also contained code-names for as many as 35 unreleased products which upon further inspection appear related to the upcoming Radeon HD 6000 Series of GPUs, otherwise known as Southern Islands.
Read more here...
http://www.techspot.com/news/40088-catalyst-drivers-include-nextgen-gpu-code-names.html
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26 Aug 2010   #1025

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

"If the shoe fits wear it!" Like I was saying their focus is not on the older things but on looking forward.

The survey option is one way to push an issue however on things like the OpenGL problems as far as enticing them to work on a solution. These companies typically won't worry about someone's gaming favorites when out 3-5yrs. or older without enough people making some similar mention of the problems they run into.
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27 Aug 2010   #1026

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cloud8521 View Post
10.8 is a very bad driver accually. it causes mouse problems in 2 games (if not more) from what ihave found it happens in Guild wars and uncharted waters online. really needs a hotfix
10.8 and 10.7 messed up gfx (awful textures, missing shader effects etc) in Oblivion.
was afraid to even try others.

re-installed 10.6.
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27 Aug 2010   #1027

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Baatfam,
- when you say 'upgrade' from Vista to Windows 7 are you doing a 'clean' install on a newly formatted, clean hard drive?

It's the only way to hopefully solve problems you might be having!

Also, update your motherboard bios to latest and set it to defaults until you are up and running - just in case!

Crysis is dying on my pc now (driver lock_ups)

Update

10.8's are working fine for me - it was Crysis causing the crashes. Found solution for 'Reckoning' level on the internet!

To finish the level, right click on Crysis icon > Properties > click on 'Target' panel and add (a space, then) -dx9 after the end of the quote marks > like this

"C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Crytek\Crysis\Bin32\Crysis.exe" -dx9
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27 Aug 2010   #1028

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I have a 4850 and Soldier Of Fortune will not run with anyting past 10.3 Catylist and 8.712 driver. I've tried every version past the one that works and SOF will not initialize with any of them.

It's not a SOF/Win 7 compatibility issue as I've tried running it in XP and Vista compatibility modes and it doesn't make any difference.

I have Win 7 64 bit.
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27 Aug 2010   #1029

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

there is a new Catalyst Application Profile available for download for AvP and BF:BC2 talked about here that is supposed to finally fix many of the performance issues with crossfire and these two games

the 10.8a profile should also be available sometime later on the official AMD.Game.Com site
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27 Aug 2010   #1030

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
I have a 4850 and Soldier Of Fortune will not run with anyting past 10.3 Catylist and 8.712 driver. I've tried every version past the one that works and SOF will not initialize with any of them.

It's not a SOF/Win 7 compatibility issue as I've tried running it in XP and Vista compatibility modes and it doesn't make any difference.

I have Win 7 64 bit.
I run SoF and SoF II as well as RTCW with the 10.4 without any problem. the 10.5 and newer is where the change is seen for those older titles.

I've tried copying the OpenGL driver from the 10.4 into the game folders as well and only ended up seeing the "cannot load graphics driver" error message for them.

I will wait now to see if there is any progress with the next few following the 10.8.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SleeStak View Post
there is a new Catalyst Application Profile available for download for AvP and BF:BC2 talked about here that is supposed to finally fix many of the performance issues with crossfire and these two games

the 10.8a profile should also be available sometime later on the official AMD.Game.Com site
That's strictly for Crossfire setups. Even the page there cautions about that. It's for all versions 32bit and 64bit alike XP, Vista, 7 seen at the ATI support. Drivers & Support | GAME.AMD.COM
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