ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

By XtR-X ยท 10 replies
Jul 31, 2003
  1. I have a problem with my ATi card. It doesn't seem to be "right".

    In Counter-Strike, the ends of the guns seem to be extra rounded, not a pretty site and doesn't look normal. Everything else I play or do looks fine.

    I'm not sure what could be causing this.
  2. krowdpeleeza

    krowdpeleeza TS Rookie Posts: 30

    What set of catalyst drivers are you using? I know ATi has been having a lot of trouble with counterstrike, particularly with the cat 3.2-3.5. There is a possiblity that the 3.6's fixed a lot of the problems with the game, but I'm not sure.

    You could check the forum over at (warning) try not to get a headache from all the whinning there. :rolleyes:
  3. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Are you sure its not your settings in CS? Doesnt sound like a hardware problem to me. To do some trouble shooting and see if it is your 9700, dont change any settings, pop a diffrent videocard in your PC, start up CS, and see if the guns are still like they are. If they are the same, its not your 9700. If they are normal again, its probbly the 9700, or the 9700 drivers (more likly the drivers).
  4. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    I've heard about problems with Counter Strike and Catalyst drivers. You may want to do a google search. I haven't heard about that specific problem though, mostly just low frame rates -- though I didnt have a problem playing CS (though I never really play it anymore). You could probably find some information about it on ATI's site.
  5. PreservedSwine

    PreservedSwine TS Rookie Posts: 325

    Is TRU-FORM enabled? Disbale it if it is. It makes things look kinda bubbly:)
  6. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 863

    I use the latest Catylist drivers (3.6) AND DX9.0b.

    I think I do recall enabling TRU-FORM. I was reading the "Tweak that Radeon" guide here and I enabled it. I'm going to try disabling it.
  7. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Its definitely tru-form. I found that shooting windows with it turned on on my 9700 Pro caused it to run like a dog. I didn't think the n-patches made it look any better any way :mad: ;)
  8. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 863

    Yeah. I turned off TRU-FORM and its back to normal. That was my only problem--the guns. But, it made everything else really nice.
  9. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    Tru-form usually doesn't work all that well. In my opinion when it does work well it doesn't provide a very much more realistic image in the screenshots I have seen of games with tru-form On/Off.
  10. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 863

    To me, all the other games looked alot better, even Counter-strike, excluding the guns. The hands and movement were so much better looking.
  11. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    Ati has pretty much abandoned developing trueform any further as far as I can tell. and most games didnt support it anyway.
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