Those of you with ATI graphics cards may have noticed that the latest drivers versions (Catalyst 10.5+) will crash Jedi Academy as well as other old games which rely on old OpenGL (this is the graphics library used for 3D rendering) functionality. Newer games which rely on OpenGL shoudn't be affected as they will use the newer functionality. After searching through the ATI forums, I came across a fix which works. So here it is:
- Go to the driver download selection page at the ATI website: Graphics Drivers & Software
- Select the options which suit your graphics card, and then click Display Results.
- Under the heading which starts ATI Catalyst™ 10.6 Suite for..., click the Previous Drivers link.
- Click Catalyst 10.4.
- Download the Display Driver (downloading the Full Software Suite also works, but the Display Driver download is slightly smaller :))
- Run the installer, and make a note of where the ATI install files will be extracted to. By default it will be C:\ATI.
- Wait for the files to extract, and on the next window (should be the Catalyst Install Manager), click Cancel to cancel the installation.
- Go to the directory you wrote down earlier, where the install files were extracted, and navigate into the Support directory, and then the directory which begins 10-4_.
- Navigate into the Packages/Drivers directory.
- Keep entering the first (and only) directory visible until there are no more directories to enter. For me, this was C:\ATI\Support\10-4_vista64_win7_64_dd\Packages\Drivers\Display\W76A_INF\B_98282 (for a Windows 7 64-bit driver).
- Find the file atioglxx.dl_, and copy this file to your Jedi Academy's GameData directory.
- Copy and paste the below batch script code into a new file called atifix.bat, and save it to the GameData folder.expand atioglxx.dl_ atioglxx.dll Alternatively, you can run the command directly from the command prompt, and skip the last step.
- Run the atifix.bat file.
If you have any problems, just reply to this topic and hopefully I or someone else can help.
No luck :-\
Command Prompt is telling me invalid command. Ideas?
Oh my bad, the command is meant to be expand! I've fixed the post now :)
Haha you newb. :) Thanks lol, working now.
Sorry for this SUPER duper bump, but I can't find the atifix.bat file, where is it?
You're meant to create the file yourself :) Just copy and paste the text into Notepad and save the file with the name atifix.bat.
I'll reword the instructions to make this clearer!
I've tried this solution and it doesn't seemed to have worked for me. I've patched the game, graphics card and tried your solution, I then tried the game and had the same problem. I have all compatibilities on aswell.
Excelent, now it works! Thanks
Just a little news. ATI has released an update (10.7 is the newest version of the drivers), but the crash to desktop issue still occurs.
I also attempted to use this fix, but for whatever reason, it didn't work (Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit - 10.4 -> 10.7). Xycaleth, can you confirm that this fix works for the newest release?
I got the game running thanks to the instructions but the graphic models are messed up. I can't see the 3d models in the cinematic and the lightsaber is missing from the start.