ATI Catalyst 12.11 Beta 11 Modded driver For Legacy GPU

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Catalyst Drivers Section' started by dellon132, Dec 27, 2012.

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ATI Catalyst 12.11 B11 HotFix 11.01 Thoughts

  1. AMD HD 5000 and 6000 Users (GOOD)

    8.5%
  2. AMD Legacy GPU Users (HD 2000-4000) (GOOD)

    43.8%
  3. AMD Previous Legacy Mobility Users (Old GPU's) (GOOD)

    7.7%
  4. AMD Switchable Graphic Users (GOOD)

    6.2%
  5. AMD HD 5000-6000 Mobility Users (GOOD)

    6.9%
  6. AMD Legacy Mobility Users (HD 2000-4000) (GOOD)

    17.7%
  7. AMD HD 5000 and 6000 Users (BAD)

    0.8%
  8. AMD Legacy GPU Users (HD 2000-4000) (BAD)

    6.9%
  9. AMD Previous Legacy Mobility Users (Old GPU's) (BAD)

    3.1%
  10. AMD Switchable Graphic Users (BAD)

    5.4%
  11. AMD HD 5000-6000 Mobility Users (BAD)

    0.8%
  12. AMD Legacy Mobility Users (HD 2000-4000) (BAD)

    6.9%
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  1. dellon132

    dellon132 Ancient Guru

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    Anouncement UPDATED: 12/31/2014


    Windows 7 Driver Suppor 12/31/2014
    I've been doing some testing on Windows 7 so I can retest AMD
    Hardware Acceleration Support along with some minor application
    Test (Company of Heroes 2). This game seems to be broken with most
    drivers on Windows 7 so I've ultimately decided to setup the 13.9 Dx11
    Files as the default driver for the next update. For those of you who
    would like to update your package, you can download the 13.9 driver
    and replace the current atidxx32 and atidxx64.dll with 13.9 Legacy
    driver version of those dll's. Then re-install your driver.

    Hardware Acceleration for Windows 8 12/17/2014

    Previously I stated I would of release an Update for the Flash
    GPU Acceleration Switcher, however I haven't got around to adding
    it yet. Therefore I will provide the raw Workaround to enable Full
    Hardware Acceleration in Firefox.

    Firefox Full Hardware Acceleration Tutorial
    -This should also apply to WaterFox.

    1. Type in about:config in Firefox Address Bar. (Open a New Tab).
    2. Accept the Message box then right click on any of the items.
    3. Highlight "New" and then select String to create a new String.
    4. Enter the Preference Name "plugins.force.wmode"
    5. Enter the String Value "Direct" or "GPU"
    6. Attempt to Play any Youtube Video in 1080p.

    Some Bugs You May Encounter
    -60FPS Videos above 720p Will stutter.

    Other Thoughts (old)
    For the last few weeks I've been working on improving Hardware
    Acceleration for Web browsers running on Windows 8. This method
    applies CPU Acceleration to Flash Videos played in Windowed mode
    and GPU Hardware Acceleration to Videos played in Full Screen Mode.
    if you have been using Firefox there should be no difference to the current
    system, however if you use other Web browsers like Opera, Waterfox
    etc, it should be able improve performance over the default setup if
    you have a decent processor. Users with a Low End dual core Processor
    will be able to play videos at 720p or lower when attempting to play a
    videos in Windowed mode.

    Other Thoughts 12/31/2014
    I think I'll have to figure something out for users with a low end processor.

    Well, I've made some progress in terms of creating a dynamic switching
    system, but nothing was created for detection. I do have an Idea for a
    detection system but I don't see things working out well when utilizing it.
    Although adding the following (Multi Threading) may help, things still may
    not work out correctly as I've yet to find a constant variable that would
    make dynamic switching complete.

    Another Option would be placing restriction on certain processors or
    automatically installing pepper flash for browsers that support the plugin.
    If not, then a system that checks redirects the user to install pepper flash
    for optimal performance (Ps, 1080p Videos only support Software
    Acceleration with the current version of Pepper Flash.)

    Although HTML5 may be another possibility for users with a low end
    processor, Gpu Hardware Acceleration was not active when I tested
    it on Opera and Chrome a few weeks back. Ill do another test to reconfirm.





    Hardware Acceleration for Windows 8 11/15/2014
    The next Update for Windows 8 will allow users to use Full
    Hardware Acceleration for Firefox. When I say Full, I'm
    referring to Hardware Acceleration in Windowed Mode.
    This Update can be paired with the Current Flash GPU
    Acceleration to further decrease CPU activity. As result,
    Legacy Users may be able to experience improved performance.

    One other benefit from this would be the ability to accelerate the
    current version of Flash Player (15.0.0.189) without having to apply
    the older version.


    Note:
    This will be implemented Via the Flash GPU Acceleration Switcher
    as I would like to test it for Device + Web App Compatibility before
    adding it to the profile System.

    Asphalt 8 Airborne UPDATED 10/25/2014
    Asphalt 8 no longer has the Black Texture Bug Please give it a try If you
    are amongst one of the many people that play that Game.




    Some Information:
    The only Update prepared at the moment is for the DX9 Swither
    -Driver Cleaner and Package Cleaner
    -Flash GPU Acceleration
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    I did work on improving driver installation and some files did
    get updated. I can probably release those but I don't plan on
    releasing anything else until the profile system and the update
    system is implemented.


    The New Profiling System I've been working on is close to completion
    for x64Bit Operating System. However, the number of games currently
    supported is limited to only two games. Here is some information
    about the Games that are currently supported.

    Games Currently Supported

    Title: Company of Heroes 2
    Support Level: Permanent, but requires user to install the Performance
    Switcher. Otherwise the Game will get block by the Profiler when user
    attempts to start the game.
    Description: Resolves a bug in which Users may encounter a black
    screen or even a BSOD during gameplay.

    Other Thoughts:
    I'm also currently working on Hardware Acceleration Profile
    for Switchable Graphics to as an attempt to improve Hardware
    acceleration. Therefore I may need some Testers.

    Note:
    The Hardware Acceleration Profile only applies to Switchable
    Graphics Users using Fixed Mode (Requires User Manunally
    switch their GPU between high end and power saving).





    Previous Anouncement
    I've decided to drop Support for Windows 8 Users as developers for Metro apps seems to have moved on. Some Metro apps like Asphalt 8, Youtube apps, and others applications have two versions. (Windows 8 Uses the old version while Windows 8.1 has the latest Version). Therefore I would like to ask everyone to upgrade their Operating System to Windows 8.1 and remove and re-install all apps previously used in Windows 8.

    Recommended Apps to Remove:

    -All Video Applications. (Microsoft Applications can remain however,
    you must make sure that all appications are updated through
    Windows Store.)
    -All Game Applications (Only applies if you downloaded them when using
    Windows 8)



    If you have experienced performance gains in a specific game when using a Performance Switcher, please post your results, state the name of the game along with the Lowest, Average and Highest FPS for each Switcher used for the game.



    Tip For Users who Use Multiple Cleaners
    When using Multiple Cleaners along with
    aSimple CleanUP Utility it's recommended for
    Users to Use the Cleaners in the Following Order.

    1. aSimple Cleanup Utility
    2. Alternate Cleaner
    3. Alternate Cleaner

    The reason for this is, aSimple CleanUp Utility Searches
    the registry for location of files and folders to perform a thorough
    clean. Thus if those registries are removed and cannot be located
    many files and folders will continue to build (Taking Up Hard Drive Space)
    The name of these files are automatically assigned by Windows.

    Other Thoughts
    Users Can also use the Default AMD Cleanup to remove the Files and folder
    then perform a Cleanup by any Third Party Cleaner to get around the Bug.

    Another Way Users can get rid of those Files and Folders
    is by performing a Full System Cleanup Via aSimple Cleanup Utility.
    However this method will Uninstall all Installed Software as attempt
    resolve software related bugs due to a bad installation.



    This Driver Supports all Graphic Card starting from HD Radeon 9000 Series to HD 6000 Series. This includes the following Setup, Switchable Graphics, Crossfire and Single GPU Graphic Cards.

    List of Current Testers
    Andrw0830 (Switchable Graphic HD5000/HD4000)
    giuli1993 (Switchable Graphic HD6000/HD4000)
    harruinus (Hybrid Crossfire HD5000/HD4000)

    Supported Features/Credits
    -Permanently Fixed the AMD Video Converter
    -Updated Dx9 Driver
    -Rebuilt the INF files to Add Support Switchable Graphic Users
    -Fixed Broken Hardware Acceleration When using Old files
    -Fixed Hardware Acceleration for Switchable/Graphics Users in both GPU
    -Added Support for XCode
    -Hardware Acceleration Now Works in (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome)
    -Thanks to Wagnard the Dx9 Switchers are now capable of being used on all computers (Wagnard also pointed out a 2 bugs in the Driver Cleaner that could lead to possible problems while also providing an alternate option to resolve the issue and thus allowing Future improvement to the cleaner to continue.)
    -AMD Switchable Graphics Users now have a working driver thanks to Andrw0830 for providing his results when Testing
    - Multi Gpu Clock bug is resolved thanks to kevsamiga1974
    -Working HDMI Audio Driver Tested and confirmed to work by
    kevsamiga1974
    -Fixed OpenGL profiles thanks to kevsamiga1974
    Asder 7900 mod for Performance gains
    -Unlocked Features thanks to Asder
    -Installing drivers on Windows 8 has become less of a hassle thanks to Cipao, Andrw0830, Afkinferno and trocio2
    Supported Graphic Cards
    Here is the List of Currently Supported GPUs.

    Supported OS
    Windows Vista 32 Bit
    Windows 7 32Bit
    Windows 8 32 Bit
    Windows 8.1 32 Bit
    Windows Vista 64 Bit
    Windows 7 64Bit
    Windows 8 64 Bit
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit

    Unlocked Features

    Enhanced Anti-Aliasing
    Adaptive Anti-Aliasing
    Morphological filtering (This does not work well on my card)
    Test Custom Clocks


    NO LONGER IN USE
    UPDATED DX9 Switchers: This Link is Currently not in Use

    Here is the Download Link: (UPD Build)
    Link: Integrated into the Latest Driver.

    Disable Driver Enforcement
    Signature from the link provided in the thread below:
    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=375445
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2014
  2. Speedpc

    Speedpc Active Member

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    you have a 64bit version ? Thanks
     
  3. ankinferno

    ankinferno Master Guru

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    Ok.. did some general playing and lite benchmark on 10 games using this driver..!!

    Result for my HD 4650:

    This driver is having a bad avg fps. I mean,, the peak FPS count for games are very good and very high but .. the low's are very very low.. and so it is not giving a smooth game-play .

    Massive trouble in games :

    Assassins Creed III
    Hitman Absolution
    Prototype 2
    Medal Of Honor WarFighter

    rest all games had a performance degrade.. :(

    Final Word :

    I liked the 12.10 modded Dellon more than this one :)

    EDIT : Found problem with the ' atiumdva.cap '. The cap file included in this driver is from the 12.11 beta 11 Actual package right, so I'm not able to play videos. but when I replace the cap file with the one in the 12.10WHQL Original the video starts playing.. Dellon have the look at this issue .
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2012
  4. dellon132

    dellon132 Ancient Guru

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    The problems you pointed out are now addressed. If you notice any other
    problems let me know.
     

  5. dellon132

    dellon132 Ancient Guru

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    The 64 bit version of this driver will be released at a later date. However, I will try to complete it as soon as possible.
     
  6. gabrielinio_32

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    64 please!!!Of!!!
     
  7. greghostor

    greghostor New Member

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    when oficial new legacy driver from amd ?
     
  8. ankinferno

    ankinferno Master Guru

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    HAHAHAHA :grin: :grin:

    I dont think there will be any further driver update for Legacy GPUs
     
  9. trocio2

    trocio2 Master Guru

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    I think AMD will release 12.10 very soon. They have to patch some security vulnerability in the software.
     
  10. ankinferno

    ankinferno Master Guru

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    Ok thats good...

    But it will be more good if they try to fix some bugs and try to improve a bit of performance for the DX10 part of the HD4000 series GPUs...

    just a new catalyst for only a security vulnerability fix does not feels nice :)
     

  11. trocio2

    trocio2 Master Guru

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    A new Catalyst is coming in a few days. Let's hope it's for legacy cards too.
     
  12. Speedpc

    Speedpc Active Member

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    Thanks, Much Appreciated :)
     
  13. Radiopassive

    Radiopassive Banned

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    Great community of modders - THANK YOU!

    As it was not enough that many times we have to rely on selfless actions of videogames' modders who work in most cases for free to help the others enhance their gaming experience and/or solve problems instead of the devs...

    Nowadays, we need similar creative and adventurous people, who are enhancing our gaming experience on even lower level, i.e. the graphic drivers.
    In other words the gigantic company which we payed (not a little) for their products made from sand and a few metals is unable to provide their customers with basic support, i.e. optimizing the drivers for new games.

    So clearly, Mr. Dellon132 is more competent than the whole friggin' amd.
    That is something to remember during my next card purchase.

    This kind of aggressive marketing strategy: "buy a new card from us at least every 3 years or F U! and eat our lies about quarterly support" is beyond! all understanding and either amd should really quickly change its menageriement or their slippery slope to bankrupcy is willful and intentional.

    I pray to you, Dellon132:approval:, for early 64bit version of your modded drivers..:givebeer:

    And don't mind any trolling, name calling, jealous, incapable twats who will try to throw their poisonous spits on your efforts..
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2012
  14. Scyphe

    Scyphe Master Guru

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    Unless the performance is connected to a certain bug in a certain game you shouldn't expect any performance increase whatsoever for legacy cards. They've basically squeezed as much as possible from the 4k and 5k series and are working mainly on increasing performance for the 7k series (as they get better at understanding the new GPU) and improvements for the 6k series should also show up.

    Obviously there are cost-effectiveness in the equation and it's just not viable to have a separate team work on legacy card drivers not to mention the mess and trouble the current driver developers would have if they would have to cover every card from the 3k-series all the way up to the 7k-series and give each GPU equal amount of work. We'd see a driver release every 6 months at most.

    The biggest difference between AMD and nVidia when it comes to legacy products is that the nvidia drivers are bloated with unchanged old legacy drivers. AMD decided to separate legacy drivers from the main kit. And really, with a 4k-card you shouldn't need any new drivers unless there's bug in a certain game, and then you must find out if it's a driver issues or a game bug, then you must create an issue report and wait for a hotfix for that particular issue if they can recreate it.
     
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  15. rflair

    rflair Don Commisso Staff Member

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    Do not turn this into a thread badgering AMD!
     

  16. ankinferno

    ankinferno Master Guru

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    Solid Copy from my side rflair,, Ank out.. ;)
     
  17. trocio2

    trocio2 Master Guru

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    I disagree with the people who defend AMD without having a legacy card but.. my next build will be based on an AMD apu processor. Ironic, huh? The apu's gpu is strong enough to play light games.
     
  18. gabrielinio_32

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    not work 64 bit driver 64 not exist!!!
     
  19. dellon132

    dellon132 Ancient Guru

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    Sorry, I am currently making some final adjustment to the driver so please be patient.
     
  20. IFPMaximus34

    IFPMaximus34 Member

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    problem installing x64 drivers it says a digitaly signed driver is required for ati radeon kernel mode driver and amd multi vendor miniport driver I think ati radeon kernel mode driver is atikmdag.sys
    I haded test mode and DISABLEd INTEGRITY CHECKSon I tried it also from driver manager it sayz code 52 error I also did a clean with driverfusion and deleted every ati file in harddiks still same but you previous 12.10 is fine I have windows 8 pro x64.Any fix from my pc or its driver problem
     

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