* Fixed the 9600 TX installation problem.
* Fixed all the other "card not recognized" problems. (Yes, really, I did it...)
* Included a new utility, rTool, ONLY because it offers an option
to force Triple Buffering in OpenGL games and I can't enable it
by default on the drivers because there are some games that will
not run correctly with TB enabled, more info here:
* Added TV Overscan support.
* Removed some tweaks that where causing problems.
(2.4.74) & (2.6.16)
* Based on the official Catalyst 3.6 ATI drivers. (9x/ME/2k/XP)
* Added support for the following chipsets: (9x/ME/2k/XP)
Radeon 9600 TX
* Fixed the "Card not supported" message, now the drivers should install
in any card without problems. (9x/ME/2k/XP)
* Experimental Mobility Support in 9x/ME (installs differently, let me know
if it installs correctly). (9x/ME)
* Added some new tweaks that should improve performance. (9x/ME/2k/XP)
* Updated the Overclocking utility to version 1.800d. (2k/XP)
* Re-Enabled support for 1280x768 resolution. (2k/XP)
* The 9500->9800 and 9700->9800 hack is still avaiable as an install
* The 9x/ME drivers still don't have the hacked driver incorporated, sorry. (9x/ME)
1- If you have the normal ATI drivers, uninstall the ATI Control Panel BEFORE
upgrading to these drivers, the drivers already have the CP integrated
and another CP may cause conflicts or other problems.
2- There is no need to uninstall ANY previous drivers (ATI or OMEGA) when
installing these, they will override any previous settings.
3- In Windows 2k/XP, ALWAYS disable DDC in the ATI "Displays/Monitor" CP after
installing drivers to be able to use ALL the refresh rates and resolutions
your monitor supports, also this is the best way to avoid the 60Hz RR bug.
4- The WDM drivers for VIVO and AIW cards are not included, but they can be
downloaded separately from a link in my drivers page.
5- I have received various E-Mails asking about FastWrites, there is only one
answer to that: TURN IT OFF
The Radeon cards do support FastWrites and they will work with it on
(on some machines), but it is not recommended, there is NO SPEED gain
when using FW, and this option will affect your PC's stability a LOT.
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