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Changelog:

 

Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System

 

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™ Software Suite for Windows Vista. These include:

Bioshock: Flickering is no longer noticed during the cinematic introduction of the game. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31570

Half-Life 2: Episode 2: Playing the game on a system containing an ATI Radeon HD 3800 series of product no longer results in the game failing to the desktop when CrossFire™ is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30753

F.E.A.R.: A black screen no longer occurs when the display is set to 2048x1536 and the in-game AA option is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31567

Lightsmark 2007: Running the benchmark no longer results in the robot character not being drawn properly. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31573

Oblivion: Task switching between the game and the Windows Vista desktop no longer results in corruption being noticed when AA is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31568

Oblivion: Flickering is no longer noticed when first making a move if the in-game settings are set to maximum, CrossFire™ is enabled and AF is set to 16x. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31152

Oblivion: The game no longer fails and display corruption is no longer noticed when the game is minimized to desktop and then restored. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31151

World In Conflict: The game no longer fails to the Windows desktop when the display resolution is set to 1280x768 and AF is set to 16x. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30752

Creating a secondary user account and switching from the secondary user account to the primary user account no longer results in CrossFire™ failing to be enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28786

Connecting a secondary display device to a system containing an ATI Radeon x1200/1250/1270 series of product and enabling clone mode or extended desktop mode no longer results in horizontal line corruption being noticed when using a high refresh rate and display resolution. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31144

Connecting a secondary display device and enabling clone mode no longer results in the inability of changing the display configuration when resuming from an S4 state. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31157

Connecting an HDMI display device as the primary and setting the display resolution to 1280x1024 no longer results in an error message when attempting to personalize the display settings. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31165

The Apply and Discard buttons are no longer enabled within the OverDrive™ tab after applying the hotkey to restore default VPU and Memory clocks. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31543

Changing the Catalyst Control Center language support to Polish no longer results in duplicate options being displayed within the Avivo video options. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31544

The text size is now set appropriately for the LCD Overview page when setting the language type to Japanese. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31545

Truncated text is no longer noticed in the ATI OverDrive™ Unlock warning message. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31555

Installing either two ATI Radeon HD 2400 series products no longer results in the ability to enable display device which are not connected to the system within the Catalyst Control Center->Display Manager. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31556

The Catalyst Control Center no longer intermittently fails to launch on systems containing an ATI Radeon 9500/9600/9700 series of product and running Windows XP or Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31559

Theater mode is no longer disabled or unavailable when connecting two display devices and enabling either clone mode or extended desktop mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31560

The incorrect spelling of properties in Avivo color help page is now resolved. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31562

Connecting an HDTV as the primary display device using a component video dongle and any other display device as a secondary display no longer results in software CrossFire™ failing to be enabled on the primary display device. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31563

The display name no longer fails to enumerate for the secondary adapter in the OverDrive™ autotune window. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31564

An additional System Setting Change dialog box no longer appears when enabling CrossFire™. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31565

Setting the DPI to 120 in the Display Properties no longer results in the combo box being cut-off. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31566

The OverDrive™ version detection for legacy products is now resolved. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31569

Clone mode no longer fails to be enabled when resuming from suspend mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31571

Connecting a TV to a system running Windows Vista and containing an ATI Radeon 1300/15x0/1600 series of product no longer results in certain areas of the display appearing lighter than other areas. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31572

Using the Cyberlink player to play a Blu-Ray title no longer results in the display device becoming green or black when resuming from suspend mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31574

Resuming from an S3 state no longer results in the display continually blinking on systems running the Windows Vista operating system (64bit version). Further details can be found in topic number 737-31575

 

 

Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System

 

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™ Software Suite for Windows XP. These include:

Call of Juarez and Stalker and Timeshift: Launching the games under Windows XP no longer results in intermittent corruption or flashing being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31612

Enemy Territories Quake Wars v1.2: Flickering is no longer noticed when enabling Triple Buffering, setting AA to 8x and setting the display resolution to 2560x1600. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31610

TianJi: Logging into the game no longer results in the function buttons not working and the system setting window failing to open. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31607

World of Warcraft: Launching two game windows and switching between the game windows on a system with an Apple 30 inch display device no longer results in the game image failing to be drawn properly. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31608

Google SketchUP: the application no longer fails to launch on systems running Windows XP and containing an ATI Radeon HD 2900 series of product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31609

The movement of pictures now appear smooth under Excel (Office2007) when the color depth is set to 16bpp. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31167

The AVIVO TV controls are now available under the Windows Media Center Edition operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31170

The scaling function no longer fails under certain resolutions in the Catalyst Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31169

The display now returns when attempting to log back on to the system after logging out of the system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31601

Connecting an HDTV as a secondary display device no longer results in the display device failing to show up as a DTV (DVI) display device in the Catalyst Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31603

The Windows XP operating system no longer hangs with a blank screen when running the Run Automated Clock Configuration Utility. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31611

 

Known Issues Under the Windows Vista Operating System

 

This section provides information on known issues associated with the ATI Catalyst™. These include:

Lost Planet: Setting AA to either 4x or 8x may result in the game failing to respond. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28492

Oblivion: Flickering may be noticed when first making a move if the in-game settings are set to maximum, CrossFire™ is enabled and AF is set to 16x. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31581

Unreal Tournament 3: The game may intermittently fail to launch when a map has texture detail set to maximum. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31189

Rebooting the operating system after changing the skin to any available option other than system skin may result in the Catalyst™ Control Center menu options no longer being visible. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30569

The Catalyst™ Control Center menu option may fail to function when changing the skin from system skin to any other available skin. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30570

Installing the WDM driver on systems containing an ATI TV Tuner product and an ATI graphics adapter may result in the WDM driver failing to install. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30571

Connecting a secondary display device using the HDMI connector and enabling either clone mode or extended desktop mode may result in the WinDVD 7 player playing in a windowed mode on both display devices when Overlay Theater Mode is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30579

The Windows Vista operating system may fail to respond when running the Auto-tune utility found in the Catalyst™ Control Center OverDrive™ option. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30584

Using the hot-key function to switch between various display scenarios may result in the HDMI display device displaying a blank screen. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31145

The secondary HDMI Display may turn off when resuming from an S1 hibernation with an HDMI display connected. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31146

Connecting a secondary display device using the HDMI connector and enabling either clone mode or extended desktop mode may result in the WinDVD 7 player playing in a windowed mode on both display devices when Overlay Theater Mode is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30579

Resuming from hibernation mode with HDMI display connected may result in a black screen with only a mouse cursor being displayed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31149

Setting the desktop resolution to 1600x1200 or greater may result in green pixel corruption being noticed when playing certain games. This issue maybe noticed when using a system running Windows Vista and containing an ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 or HD 2400 series of product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31150

Attempting to play the HD-DVD title Harsh Verdana, School for Scoundrels using the Cyberlink player may result in block corruption being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31155

The OverDrive™ page may be grayed out and the GPU and memory clocks as may be displayed as 000 after enabling CrossFire™ on systems containing and ATI Radeon™ X1900 CrossFire™ Edition and running Windows Vista (64 bit version). Further details can be found in topic number 737-31161

Enabling CrossFire™ on a system containing an ATI Radeon™ X1900 CrossFire™ Edition product may result in the Windows Vista (64 bit version) failing. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31163

An error message may appear when installing the display driver package through setup.exe. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31577

Using the pound key (#) as the first character in the user name may result in an error when installing the Catalyst Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31578

The OverDrive™ page may be missing in the Catalyst Control Center after disabling CrossFire™ support. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31579

The color depth may change to 8 bpp when enabling or disabling CrossFire™ for the first time. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31580

Display corruption may be noticed when enabling CrossFire™ on a system containing an ATI Radeon X1900/1950 series of product when the display resolution is set to 1600x1200 70Hz and running a 3D application in full screen mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31582

Hot-plugging an HDMI display device may result in the display device failing to be detected on systems containing an ATI Radeon HD 2400 series of product and running Windows Vista. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31583

Enabling extended desktop mode and setting the display resolution to 1280x800 or higher, followed by playing an HD-DVD using PowerDVD, may results in the HD-DVD title failing to play. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31584

Dragging player window to secondary display while playing back HD content and moving it back to primary may result in blank player window. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31585

The OverDrive™ page may be grayed out and the GPU and memory clocks as may be displayed as 000 after enabling CrossFire™ on systems containing and ATI Radeon X1900 CrossFire™ Edition and running Windows Vista (64 bit version). Further details can be found in topic number 737-31586

 

Known Issues Under the Windows XP Operating System

 

The following section provides a summary of open issues in the latest version of Catalyst™. These include:

After installing the graphics driver an error message may be displayed when attempting to launch DirectX based games when using an ATI AGP product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31542

Call of Juarez: Setting the game level with Optimal Quality and high in-game settings may result in the game level being blank. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30591

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars may have corruption on the water and sky after increasing the game resolution. Restarting the game at that higher resolution or issuing reloadImages command in the game console corrects the corruption. This issue only impacts graphics cards up to the ATI Radeon™ X850. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29947

Lost Planet: Setting AA to either 4x or 8x may intermittently result in the game failing to respond. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28492

STALKER: Shadows may not be rendered properly when CrossFire™ is enabled along with AA being enabled at 4x and Full Dynamic Lighting also being enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31597

Connecting a CRT display device as the secondary display and playing a Blu-ray DVD using a Cyberlink player may result in no video playback if extended desktop mode is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30587

Connecting a Dual Link Panel to the on-board DVI port, followed by hot plugging a DVI display to the add-on DVI card may result in clone mode becoming disabled when rebooting the machine and the secondary display device remaining blank. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31166

The Catalyst Control Center menu option may fail to function when changing the skin from system skin to any other available skin. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30570

Setting the display resolution to 1440x900 or lower may result in corruption being noticed when playing a DVD title. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31168

Setting the desktop resolution to 1280x1024 and using PowerDVD to play an HD-DVD or Blu-ray title may result in corruption being noticed when using an ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 series of product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31171

On certain products, changing display resolution while playing back High Definition content may results in instability. It is recommended to set appropriate resolution while playback is stopped. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31172

Cyberlink: Playing a DVD title on a system containing an ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 series may result in corruption being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31173

Connecting a CRT display device as the secondary display and playing a Blu-ray DVD using a Cyberlink player may result in no video playback if extended desktop mode is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30587

The floppy drive may fail to read or write under Vista on a Dell XPS410 system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31148

On certain products, changing display resolution while playing back High Definition content may results in instability. It is recommended to set appropriate resolution while playback is stopped. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31598

Connecting a CRT display device as the secondary display and playing a Blu-ray DVD using a Cyberlink player may result in no video playback if extended desktop mode is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31599

Known Issues Under the Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

 

The following section provides a summary of open issues in the latest version of Catalyst™. These include:

World in Conflict: Text corruption may be noticed when playing the game on a system running Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and containing an ATI Radeon HD 30 series of product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31619

Running an OpenGL application and attempting to rotate the desktop may result in corruption being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29556

The Record function currently fails to work when using an ATI All-In-Wonder™ X1300 and time shifting is enabled. Further information can be found in topic number 737-22014

Running an OpenGL application and attempting to rotate the desktop may result in corruption being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29556

Hot plugging a display device to a system running Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and containing an ATI Radeon X1250/1270 series of product may result in the display device failing to be detected. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31618

Standard PAL mode may fail to be available in the Catalyst Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31620

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moim zdaniem nie warto sie przesiadac, a to z dwoch chocby powodow... Wkurzajace czerwone czcionki linkow na stronach internetowych (ale to juz sie pojawia w 7.12, chociaz jak sie wlaczy cleartype to wszystko znika, tyle ze ja jakos za taka czcionka nie przepadam) no i co gorsze zwiechy w grach i to dosc czeste (na 7.11 czy 7.12 nie mialem jeszcze ani razu zwiechy a po kilku godz grania na 8.1 bylo ich pare) wiec... sami ocencie... pozostaje czekac na jakies omegi zmodowane albo na calkiem nowe catalysty

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Zamiast cleartype mozna rowniez odznaczyc wygladzanie krawedzi czcionek i tez jest ok - ja tak dzialam od zawsze wiec nawet nie zauwazylem ze w 7.12 cos z tym spaprali.

Co do 8.1 to jest stabilnie - testuje caly weekend na Wiedzminie i brak powodu do narzekan :)

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ja tam na omegach na 7.12 tez mam te glupie czerwone czcionki linkow wiec mi nie pomagaja (trzeba wlaczyc cleartype albo calkiem wylaczyc wygladzanie czcionek co mi w ogole nie odpowiada)

 

osobiscie korzystam z 7.11 (sam driver) i riva tuner... a roznicy w wydajnosci w grach nie ma w porownaniu z nowszymi sterami

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