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Default 04-16-2017, 20:17 | posts: 42

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17.4.2 DLL are up.
Do you know if/how it's possible to install drivers for API's separately?

In my scenario, I need to install the Mantle driver from 16.8.3. It's the one of the only drivers that won't crash with my CFX 380x's, as long as I use DLL's from a driver after 16.9.1 in the Battlefield 4 folder. Any other combination (new driver, new driver + old DLL's, etc) just crashes

This way I could keep new drivers for DX11/12/Vulkan, but run old drivers for Mantle.
   
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Default 04-19-2017, 14:24 | posts: 6,766

17.4.3 DLL are up.

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Do you know if/how it's possible to install drivers for API's separately?

In my scenario, I need to install the Mantle driver from 16.8.3. It's the one of the only drivers that won't crash with my CFX 380x's, as long as I use DLL's from a driver after 16.9.1 in the Battlefield 4 folder. Any other combination (new driver, new driver + old DLL's, etc) just crashes

This way I could keep new drivers for DX11/12/Vulkan, but run old drivers for Mantle.
I actually don't know that. I believe it needs a custom driver package and a digital signature on top.
   
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Default 04-27-2017, 03:29 | posts: 6,766

17.4.4 up
   
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Default 05-04-2017, 20:07 | posts: 6,766

17.5.1 DLL are up
   
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Thumbs up 05-06-2017, 17:53 | posts: 121 | Location: Pa

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I'm currently using WHQL 17.2.1, because Freesync is not working on anything newer. Can i use DDLs for 17.3.3 using this older driver?

EDIT: For example, if i drop the 17.3.3 DLLs for the optimizations in Mass Effect Andromeda directory, will it work? I want the improved driver support for the game, but I do not want to sacrifice Freesync for it.
It doesnt work for me.
Im using the 17.1.2 drivers because they run Forza Horizon 3 and TW 08 great on my rig but any drivers newer break/cause bugs in those two games that i play.
So i put the 17.3.3 DLLs in the mass Effect Andromeda folder and i do not get the same performance increase in Mass Effect Andromeda that I do if i install the whole 17.3.3/17.5.1 driver packages.
So I'm stuck having to choose between keeping my drivers updated and which games run best on which drivers....and yeah,it sucks.

Of course,It's easy enough to test for yourself.

EDIT: I got it to work...This works for me.
1: I downloaded and extracted the 17.1.2 drivers. (the ones I know work fine with my older DX games)
2: I downloaded and extracted the 17.5.1 drivers. (or just grab the dll files from here of course)
3: I replaced only the relevant dll files needed for Mass Effect Andromeda optimizations in the 17.1.2 drivers with the newer/optimized dll files that were contained in the 17.5.1 drivers.
aticfx32.dll - aticfx64.dll - atidxx32.dll - atidxx64.dll
(they are located in the packages/drivers/display/WT6A_INF/Bxxxxxx folder)
4: I then did a clean install of my "newly modified" 17.1.2 drivers.

I now have perfectly working older DX9 games as before AND I have the newer performance optimizations for Mass Effect Andromeda.

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Default 05-15-2017, 02:48 | posts: 6,766

That means that you're basically replacing DX10-12 with the one from 17.1.2 for the whole system.
   
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Default 05-15-2017, 14:33 | posts: 121 | Location: Pa

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That means that you're basically replacing DX10-12 with the one from 17.1.2 for the whole system.
It's the only way i seem to be able to get the Mass Effect Andromeda optimizations to work for me.
Just copying the dlls to the MassEffectAndromeda.exe folder doesn't give me any fps increase, while doing it the other way gives me a 10-15fps performance increase in MEA.
Can anyone verify that they get the performance increase in MEA by just copying the dlls to the MassEffectAndromeda.exe folder? Ive tested it many times and it just doesn't work for me. (i wish it did)

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Default 05-19-2017, 16:09 | posts: 6,766

Unfortunatelly I don't have the time to revert the driver right now.
Btw, the 17.5.2 DLL are up.
   
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Default 05-29-2017, 14:33 | posts: 10

So is there anywhere I can see the results of these tests? What are the better drivers for Rise of the Tomb Raider, for example?

EDIT: Nevermind, found the results, just not enough testing, no Rise of the Tomb Raider.

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Default 06-01-2017, 16:20 | posts: 522

I tried using some earlier DX9 packs with SWTOR and discovered the .dll's were being ignored. I was able to delete them during gameplay, which tells me they were not in use.
   
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Default 06-10-2017, 20:11 | posts: 6,766

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I tried using some earlier DX9 packs with SWTOR and discovered the .dll's were being ignored. I was able to delete them during gameplay, which tells me they were not in use.
So the game probably uses hardcoded paths for it, which would align perfectly with the quality of its development history

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