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:

* Company of Heroes: Setting the in-game options to maximum levels no longer results in the game exiting to the desktop after the game has completed loading. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32600
* Crysis: Setting the Catalyst™ Control Center->Advanced View->3D->Standard Settings to Optimal Quality and having certain in game option settings no longer results in the game failing to render properly. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33395
* Doom 3: Setting the in game options to Ultra Quality and the screen size to 1600x1200 no longer results in the image next to the text failing to be rendered. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32603
* Hellgate: London: Flickering is no longer noticed when quitting and then relaunching the game when the in-game setting are set to their maximum levels. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32604
* Lost Planet: Setting AA to either 4x or 8x no longer results in the game failing to respond. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28492
* Tabula Rasa: Setting the graphics option to enable Deferred Lighting and Dynamic Shadows no longer results in corruption being displayed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32597
* Tomb Raider Anniversary: Performance improvements are now noticed when playing the game with CrossFire™ enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32598
* Playing a game that uses the Unreal Engine 3.0 no longer results in AA setting not having any effect on the game when CrossFire is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33384
* The Windows Vista operating system no longer fails 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 pound key (#) as the first character in the user name no longer results in an error when installing the Catalyst™ Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31578
* The color depth no longer changes to 8 bpp when enabling or disabling CrossFire™ for the first time. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31580
* Display corruption is no longer 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
* Connecting a TV as a secondary display device no longer results in extended desktop mode failing to become active. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32659
* Flashes of white lines are no longer noticed when quickly moving windows around the Vista desktop. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32660
* Momentary flicker is no longer noticed when rotating the display device. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32661
* Hot plugging an HDMI display device to a system running Windows Vista (32 or 64 bit version) no longer results in the HDMI display device being detected as a DTV (DVI) device. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32593
* The signal on HDTV TV is no longer displayed as 480p60 after setting the format to 576i25/576p50 in clone mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32662
* A warning message no longer fails to appear when using an inappropriate DVI-HDMI adapter. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32596
* Attempting to perform a silent install of the display driver on a system running Traditional Chinese version of Windows Vista no longer results in an error message being displayed and the display drivers failing to be installed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32601
* Catalyst™ Control Center->Display Properties->Settings tab->Advanced: The adapter information is no longer displayed as ATI Display Adapter instead of the actual product name. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32602
* Enabling extended desktop mode followed by swapping the primary and secondary display devices no longer results in all running applications to be displayed on the primary display device. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32607
* Enabling or disabling CrossFire no longer results in the HydraGrid settings failing to be retained. This issue may also be experienced under the Windows XP and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating systems. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32609
* Exiting a full screen D3D application no longer results in some of the other running applications failing to retain their current HydarGrid location. This issue may also be experienced under the Windows XP and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating systems. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32612
* An incorrect message is no longer displayed when resuming from an S3 state when extended desktop mode is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33374
* Enabling Overlay Theatre Mode while a movie is playing no longer results in the secondary display device displaying a black screen when extended desk mode is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33375
* Connecting a secondary display device and setting the display resolution to 1280x800 or greater no longer results in corruption being noticed when attempting to enable extended desktop mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33376
* Playing a Blu-ray or HD DVD title using the Cyberlink PowerDVD 7.3 no longer results in an error message being displayed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33377
* Using MCE to view TV no longer results in the Vista operating system (32 bit version) failing to respond when resuming from an S3 state. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33378
* Intermittent corruption when switching between an LCD display device and an HDMI TV no longer occurs. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33379
* Connecting an HDMI display device no longer results in an extra longer time being noticed when attempting to switch between the LCD display device and the HDMI display device. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33382
* Corruption is no longer noticed on the Windows Vista desktop when playing a DVD title when using the Windows Media Player. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33383
* Connecting an HDTV using the HDMI port on a system containing an ATI Radeon™ HD 3100/3200 series of product no longer results the LCD display device failing when hot-unplugging the HDTV. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33384

Known Issues Under the Windows Vista Operating System

This section provides information on known issues that may be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system with the latest version of Catalyst™. These include:

* Crysis: Momentary corruption may be noticed in the body of water when a soldier pierces through the clouds. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32599
* 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
* 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
* 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
* 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 Times, School for Scoundrels using the Cyberlink player may result in block corruption being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31155
* 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
* 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
* Inconsistent behavior may be noticed in the Catalyst™ Control Center when clearing the Shared application from one virtual desktop to another. This issue may also be experienced under the Windows XP and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating systems. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32610
* Shared applications may be removed after selecting Restore desktop when virtual desktop mode is enabled. This issue may also be experienced under the Windows XP and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating systems. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32611
* Installing an ATI Radeon™ X1600 series of product into a system containing an ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 series of product with the display driver already installed may result in the operating system entering a continuous reboot. This issue may be averted by removing the ATI graphics driver prior to the installation of the ATI Radeon™ X1600 series of product. This issue may also be experienced with the ATI Radeon™ X1300 and 1550 series of products. Further information may be found in topic number 737-33471
* Certain benchmark applications may report lower benchmark scores with CrossFire enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33464
* Watching live TV on a system running Windows Vista may result in corruption being noticed after a short time period. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33465
* Connecting a TV as the secondary display device and enabling either clone mode or extended desktop mode may result in the TV failing to display an image when resuming from an S3 state. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33466
Alternative drivers to ATI Catalyst Display Driver 8.4 for Windows Vista 32bit: