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.am0k

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#1 13 years ago

Are the new ATI drivers (5.6 catalyst) working now? I know it didn't in the demo, so i installed 5.1 and it was fine. But other games like san andreas and Half-Life 2 are runing worse due to it. Also I love new catalyst vs old catalyst program. I Installed 5.6 drivers again and played BF 2 fo a couple o days and it ran great. Now it runs a little slower and looks like shit. Should i go back to 5.1 drivers?




WeirdONE27

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#2 13 years ago

There seems to be a lot of problems in regards to ATI working with BF2. It could be that ATI's competition (NVIDIA) helped design BF2. My issue stems from a conflict (d3dx9_25.dll is not being found by BF2), and it's only occuring with BF2. BF:V works fine, as does BF42. I'm not accusing EA Games or anyone of bias or trying to cause problems on purpose, but it really does come off as strange.




[77]Twisted

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#3 13 years ago

i got 5.6 and its working fine ...




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#4 13 years ago

I know that when I get into a 'heatish' situation the game freezes up for a few secs then I get a blue screen with white dots all over. I've got an ATI mobility radion 9800




OneTinSoldier

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#5 13 years ago

I am running a Windows XP installation that I installed 09-19-2004. IIRC, the first set of drivers were Catalyst 4.7's with a Radeon 9700 Pro video card. I have since updated to various newer versions of drivers and upgraded to a Radeon X800 XT PE video card. I have always done a thorough uninstall of old drivers, and I also deleted registry keys that referenced the old 9700 Pro card when I upgraded it, and I do the the same every time I upgrade my video driver. This is the one area where the driver uninstaller does not clean up. These are subkeys under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Video (and ControlSet001 and ControlSet003). Btw... for anyone reading this, don't go deleting anything in there unless you know for certain which keys in there your video card is currently using. There are three subkeys in there that are NEVER to be deleted, even when upgrading drivers. If you delete the three that should never be touched you might end up reinstalling Windows! If you don't clean up these registry keys every time you update your drivers, don't worry, you're not really missing out on anything. It's just that... I am little bit of a computer geek and I like to keep my registry clear of crap. Helps the system boot faster and run smoother, or so they say. ;) I am now running Catalyst 5.6's and have no problems with this or any of my other games. The game runs all damn day if I play it that long. Regards, OneTinSoldier System Specs: Intel 3.4C(C = Northwood Core) on Asus P4C800-E Deluxe(Intel 875P + ICH5R Chipset), Zalman 7000a-Cu HS/Fan, Enermax RG651P-VE 550W PSU, 1 GB Mushkin High Performance(2-2-2) PC3200 RAM, NEC MultiSync FE2111SB 21" Monitor, Sapphire Radeon X800 XT PE Videocard with v5.6 Catalyst Drivers, DirectX 9.0c, Creative Audigy2 Platinum Soundcard with Driver v5.13.01.0413, 250 GB w/8 MB Cache Western Digital HDD, WinXP Pro SP2




apocalypse_kid

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#6 13 years ago
WeirdONE27There seems to be a lot of problems in regards to ATI working with BF2. It could be that ATI's competition (NVIDIA) helped design BF2. My issue stems from a conflict (d3dx9_25.dll is not being found by BF2), and it's only occuring with BF2. BF:V works fine, as does BF42. I'm not accusing EA Games or anyone of bias or trying to cause problems on purpose, but it really does come off as strange.

It's only happening with BF2 because BF2 uses DX 9.0c instructions and BF:V BF1942 etc only used DX 8.1 instructions, so they never accessed that particular file. It's not a BF2 issue, or a conspiracy between Nvidia and DICE/EA against ATI, that would be stupid, ATI cards power half the worlds gaming machines and DICE/EA are making games to sell to as many ppl as possible because they wasn't to make as much money as possible!

You have a corrupt DX9.0c installation, not a "grand gaming conspiracy" problem. You just need to uninstal it and re-install DX 9.0c and it should fix your problem.

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#7 13 years ago

I'm running an ATI 850 without any problems on the demo.




WeirdONE27

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#8 13 years ago
apocalypse_kidIt's only happening with BF2 because BF2 uses DX 9.0c instructions and BF:V BF1942 etc only used DX 8.1 instructions, so they never accessed that particular file. It's not a BF2 issue, or a conspiracy between Nvidia and DICE/EA against ATI, that would be stupid, ATI cards power half the worlds gaming machines and DICE/EA are making games to sell to as many ppl as possible because they wasn't to make as much money as possible! You have a corrupt DX9.0c installation, not a "grand gaming conspiracy" problem. You just need to uninstal it and re-install DX 9.0c and it should fix your problem.

I wasn't saying there was a conspiracy. I was simply stating that EA used NVIDIA - an ATI competitor - as their main graphics developer. I will say, however, that any comment that I made that reflected the belief that there was a grand conspiracy was poorly made, probably because I was frustrated at the time. Still, I think NVIDIA shot JFK. :D