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Catalyst™ Release Note Version 5.10

This release note provide information on the latest posting of ATI's industry leading software suite, Catalyst™. This particular software suite updates both the ATI Display Driver (version 8.18), and the Catalyst™ Control Center (version 5.10). This unified driver has been further enhanced to provide the highest level of power, performance, and reliability. The ATI Catalyst™ software suite is the ultimate in performance and stability.

The Catalyst™ 5.10 Release Note provides information on the following:

* Web Content
* ATI Desktop product family support
* ATI Chipset Product Support
* ATI FireMV™ 2D Drivers Support
* Operating systems supported
* New Features
* Issues Resolved in Catalyst™ Software Suite 5.10
* Known Issues for Catalyst™ Software Suite 5.10
* Downloading the ATI Catalyst™ Software Suite
* Uninstalling the ATI Control Panel and Display Driver
* Installing the latest Catalyst™ Software Suite
* Catalyst™ Crew Driver Feedback

Web Content

The Catalyst™ software suite 5.10 contains the following:

* Radeon® display driver 8.18
* Multimedia Center™ 9.08
* HydraVision™ 3.25.0006
* HydraVision™ Basic Edition 3.25.9006
* Remote Wonder 3.02
* WDM Driver Install Bundle
* Southbridge/IXP Driver
* Catalyst™ Control Center Version 5.10


Caution: The Catalyst™ Control Center requires that Microsoft's .NET Framework Version 1.1 be installed. Without .NET Version 1.1 installed the Catalyst™ Control Center will not launch properly, and the user will see an error message as a result

Caution: The Remote Wonder™ 3.02 software is intended to support Remote Wonder™ and Remote Wonder™ II products. Remote Wonder™ Plus user should continue to use the software provided with the product.
Note: The ATI WDM Driver Install Bundle contains both the ATI WDM Driver versions 8.17 and 4.07. The setup program automatically detects the ATI All-in-Wonder® or ATI VIVO™ product installed in your system and installs the appropriate ATI WDM components.

The WDM version 8.17 is installed on:
· All-in-Wonder® 9600 Series
· All-in-Wonder® 9800 Series
· All-in-Wonder® 9700 Series
· All-in-Wonder® X600 Series
· All-in-Wonder® X800 Series
The WDM version 4.07 (6246) is installed on:
· Radeon® 9200 series or earlier All-in-Wonder® products.
· ATI VIVO™ products
Note: These release notes provide information on the Radeon® display driver only. For information on the ATI Multimedia Center™, HydraVision™, HydraVision Basic Edition, WDM, Remote Wonder™, or the Southbridge/IXP driver, please refer to their respective release notes found at: https://support.ati.com/
ATI Desktop product family support

The Catalyst™ software suite is designed to support the following ATI desktop products:

* Radeon® X850 series
* Radeon® X800 series
* Radeon® X700 series
* Radeon® X600 series
* Radeon® X550 series
* Radeon® X300 series
* Radeon® 9X00 series
* Radeon® 8500 series
* Radeon® 7X00 series

Note: ATI ALL-IN-WONDER™ variants based on the above are also supported.
Note: All ATI Radeon® PC Graphic cards are optimized for Microsoft's Media Center Edition 2005 when coupled with a supported video capture card.
ATI Chipset Product Support

The Catalyst™ software suite is designed to support the following ATI chipset products:

* Radeon® XPRESS 200 series
* Radeon® 9000 IGP
* Radeon® 9100 IGP
* Radeon® 9100 IGP Pro
* IXP 300

ATI FireMV™ 2D Drivers Support

The Catalyst™ software suite 5.10 also provides 2D graphics driver support for the following FireMV™ products:

* FireMV™ 2400
* FireMV™ 2200 PCIe
* FireMV™ 2200

Operating systems supported

The latest version of the Catalyst™ software suite is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows platforms:

* Windows XP
* Windows XP Media Center Edition (graphics driver support only)
* Windows 2000
* Windows Media Center Edition (graphics driver support only)

Note: As of January 1, 2004, Microsoft no longer accepted certification submissions for the Microsoft® Windows® Millennium Edition operating system. The ATI Catalyst™ CREW however is committed to all its customers and is now providing non certified WHQL software drivers for users of the Windows Millennium Edition operating system. Windows Millennium Edition users can obtain the software driver at: http://www.support.ati.com/. Windows 98/98SE is supported through the ME driver.
New Features

This section provides information on new features introduced in the Catalyst™ 5.10 software suite. New features include:

* CrossFire™ Support
* Default Screen Rotation Keystrokes
* Display Control Panel Extension Enhancements for Windows XP MCE

CrossFire™ Support

The Catalyst™ software suite 5.10 introduces support for ATI CrossFire™. ATI CrossFire™ allows for multiple Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) to be placed within a single PC, providing superior gaming performance.
Default Screen Rotation Keystrokes

The Catalyst™ software suite 5.10 introduces default screen rotation keystrokes. The following default hotkeys will be assigned for rotating the display:

CTRL-ALT-Up Arrow

0 degrees rotation (Normal landscape mode)

CTRL-ALT-Left Arrow

Rotate 90 degrees left (Portrait mode)

CTRL-ALT-Right Arrow

Rotate 90 degrees right

CTRL-ALT-Down Arrow

Rotate 180 degrees

Display Control Panel Extension Enhancements for Windows XP MCE

The Catalyst™ software suite 5.10 introduces enhancements for the display control panel extensions for Windows XP MCE. Enhancements include the following:

* Placing the ATI Setting within the Windows XP MCE main menu
* A display resolution slider bar with preset display resolutions of 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p
* Adjust picture to fit your desktop display
* Ability to force display with current settings for display devices with incomplete or with an inaccurate EDID

Issues Resolved in Catalyst™ Software Suite 5.10

The following section provides a summary of the issues that have been resolved in the latest version of Catalyst™. These include:

* 3Dmark03: Setting the display resolution to 1024x768 32bbp and having Anti-Aliasing set to 6x no longer results in Windows crashing when running 3Dmark03 Mother Nature test
* Dungeon Siege 2: The cursor image is now displayed properly when playing the game under Windows XP with an ATI Radeon® X800 series installed
* Graphedit: Watching and listening to audio/video using the composite input found on the ATI Radeon® X300/X600 no longer results in the left and right audio being swapped
* Max Payne 2: Erratic mouse pointer behavior is no longer noticed within the game's menu after a short time period of game play
* Pacific Fighters: Setting the display device to 1024x768 32bpp and enabling Anti-Aliasing to 6x no longer results in display corruption being noticed within the game
* Prince of Persia: Sands of Time: Attempting to launch the game under Windows with an ATI Radeon® X800 XL installed no longer results in an error message being displayed
* Silent Hunter 3: Enabling all video options within the game and setting the particle density to 100, along with setting Anti-Aliasing to 6X and Anisotropic Filtering to 16x, no longer results in display corruption on the left portion of the display
* Stronghold 2: Attempting to launch the game under Windows XP Professional x64 edition no longer results in the game failing to load and the operating system rebooting itself
* The German language control panel text no longer appears truncated when using 96 DPI
* Overlay Theater Mode no longer fails to be applied on the secondary display device when using extended desktop mode
* Catalyst™ Control Center: Entering the Adjustments page and deselecting the option to Let the Application Decide no longer results in the Hue value not changing when moving the slider bar
* Connecting two display devices to the ATI Radeon® X300/X600 no longer results in the Overlay Theater Mode failing to be applied to the primary display device
* Attempting to toggle between the CRT and TV using ALT+F5 shortcut no longer fails
* The red/blue components are no longer intermittently swapped when rendering images with OpenGL based Java 2D pipeline
* IBM DFP BN68-30012B-06: Connecting the display device to an ATI Radeon® X300/X600 no longer results in display corruption being noticed after the installation of the ATI display driver
* The ATI Radeon® X850 Pro is now properly identified in the Display Properties
* Attempting to enabling clone mode under Windows XP MCE while watching TV in a windowed mode no longer results in the operating system crashing
* Using a PAL version of the Microsoft operating system (XP, or XP MCE) no longer results in the region being switched from PAL to NTSC when clicking the video list found in the tuner tab of the TV function of the ATI MMC
* The FM seek function found in the ATI MMC no longer operates the same as the tune function when using an ATI All-in-Wonder X800 (PAL) under the Windows XP MCE operating system

Known Issues for Catalyst™ Software Suite 5.10

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

* City of Heroes: Playing the game under Windows XP Media Center Edition may results in display corruption being notice when attempting to task-switch between the game and the desktop. Further details can be found in topic number 737-19792
* Beyond Good or Evil: Flickering artifacts are noticed on the game characters after approximately 15 minutes of game play. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20795
* Dark Age of Camelot: The game exits to the desktop immediately after launching, or may play for up to 15 minutes followed by a VPU Recover error message being displayed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20794
* Medal of Honor Allied Assaults: The game does not launch with Spearhead or Breakthrough expansion packs installed under Windows XP. Further details can be found in topic number. 737-20793
* Neverwinter Nights: Installing the 1.66 patch along with Shadows of Undertide and Hordes add-ons result in features of the game being missing when using an ATI Radeon® 9600 SE. Further details can be found in topic number. 737-20792
* Catalyst™ Control Center: The SmartShader™ effect is not removed from the 3D preview when attempting to restore the default values in the Catalyst™ Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20846
* The Apply button in the Custom settings of the Advanced mode found under the Catalyst™ Control Center Video standard settings is grayed out when playing a media file. Further details can be found in topic number 737-497
* Connecting an HDTV to an ATI Radeon® X700 series may result in the HDTV being detected as a CRT or TV under the Windows XP operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20783
* Attempting to install the integrated WDM driver under Windows XP may result in an error message being displayed indicating that the hardware is not installed because the install Wizard cannot find the necessary software. Further details can be found in topic number. 737-20784
* Connecting a CRT and a TV may result in the TV not being automatically detected under Windows XP MCE when using an ATI Radeon® 9550/9600/9650 series. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20785
* Using the Custom option when installing the software driver results in the Theater 550 software driver not being present. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20786
* Catalyst™ Control Center: The menu items in the Deinterlacing aspect page of the Catalyst™ Control Center maybe missing when selecting Simplified Chinese as the supported language. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20787
* Catalyst™ Control Center: Enabling East Asian language support may result in the Apply, Discard and Defaults buttons being invisible. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20788
* Vertical striping corruption maybe noticed when running the Windows XP MCE TV when using an ATI All-in-Wonder™ X600 series. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20789
* Connecting a DVD player to the ATI All-in-Wonder™ X600 may result in the left and right audio channels being reversed when using the Windows XP MCE operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20790
* Enabling CrossFire support on a system using three display device may result in corruption remaining on the secondary or third display devices when disabling the displays. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20791

For further information and general help on driver or software installation, game issues, and more, visit ATI Customer Care.
 

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thanks for this ^^

i love how ati releases their new driver right after i installed 5.9 two days ago when i got my new card -______-"
 

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yea i got the drivers without making an account too O__o

i got a x800xt for lets just say very little money @[email protected]
 

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agh! wait a damn second...

At first I had 3 sticks of ram. 1 stick was my awesome pc2700 OCZ ram, and 2 generic crappy 256mb sticks of PC3200. I stuck in all three and my system wasnt stable at all, and it was the rams fault. So I threw down some cash for two new 512 sticks of some ocz pc3200.

Now I try q4 and its always crashing, so I automatically went to thinking it was the damn 3 sticks of ram configuration! However, I never did test any other games (damn college & ps2 ;)). When I get time I will give F.E.A.R a run through. Hopefully I will be able to use my total 1.5gb of ram again without chocking friggin q4 crashes up to bad ram :p

So I wound up thinking it was my early 1.04 revision of my A7N8X DLX that was causing all these crashes aswell.
 

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did u install quake 4 with any of the bad ram configs? mebe that cud be a problem ~___~

Adding to this the Omega Drivers for the 5.10a are out

http://www.omegadrivers.net/
thanks im using the original catalsyt 5.10 (non-a) right now...do the omegas offer performance increases for non x1xxx cards? @[email protected]
 

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If I installed with bad ram, the files would be corrupted and the game wouldnt even run.
 

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i dont know how you got that impression but that is not necessarily tru. i once installed 3dmark2001 under bad overclocking of cpu/ram (when i had my p4 1.8 back in the day) settings and there were artifacts/bad textures/generally bad image. clocking back down to specs fixed things.

but from your response i suppose u are sure u didnt.
 

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Something like that happened when I put my bad PC4000 sticks in my Athlon XP. I kept getting BSOD's with them in there and after a while, it began screwing with my Windows install. Once I put my old PC3200 sticks back in, it took a boot or two to get the bumps smoothed out (couple more BSOD's :p).

I'll try installing the 5.10's though, I don't need the beta ones as I don't have SS2 or Q4. I currently have the 5.8's installed on this machine and they are working quite well :).
 
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