View Full Version : ATI Drivers 5.1

01-18-2005, 09:20 PM
So what do you guys think. I have a X800 XT PE and I am tired of this cloud glitch. Post your views.

01-18-2005, 10:40 PM
You know, I have been running an XT PE for the last 2 months. And all this time, I have been reading about cloud glitches, or corruption that allot of people have been experiencing. Funny thing is though, I have never seen a cloud glitch. I had cockpit corruption twice, but that was from playing missions created without/before PF was released. That's it. I am running the 5.1's and the 3.04m and all is good.

01-18-2005, 11:04 PM
Interesting, I appreciate the feedback. Anyone else?

01-19-2005, 05:01 AM
I had a texture problem (including clouds) with the 4.x drivers, but only with the new exe of 3.01. None of the fixes posted here worked for me.

I've yet to get the 5.1's as I'm a relatively new Radeon user and I keep missing such news. Instead I rely on posts like this to hear about them. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I'm currently on PF 3.01 also, so I've got a lot of installing and testing to do.

01-19-2005, 08:53 PM
What doea anyone else think of these? Worth thier salt?

01-20-2005, 01:39 AM
I've installed them yesterday - 9800pro here - and it looked like I dripped glue on the motherboard.. everything started to get really slow, just right clicking on the desktop asked for nearly 2 secs to open a window. Guess I'll have to retry it, maybe I just missed something but the first impression was messy..


01-20-2005, 01:58 AM
I have had a lot of problems after I installed the 4.12b. Lots of screwed up cockpits, skins, windsreens, etc. Going back to 4.11 helped a little. I installed the 5.1 two days ago. It seems better but I still experience some problems. I hope the new PF patch 3.04 fixes it.


PS. I have an X800 XT pcie.

01-20-2005, 02:39 AM
Running 5.1 and 3.04m with a 9800XT. On the first mission I loaded up after installing 3.04m I got semi-freezes (or bad stutters whichever you prefer). Since then everything has been absolutely fine, nice graphics on Perfect and steady fps mostly around 37 in cockpit (limited because my monitor only does 75Hz at 1152 x 864 and I've got vsync on for TIR2).
Happy with this so far, but this is with relatively limited testing.
PS I did the PCI latency tweak last week as well, setting the 9800 to 32, and my impression was that that helped reduce stutters (but not eliminate them altogether).
I've read that stutters can be due to sound / graphics interaction so in case it matters, my sound card is an Audigy 2 ZS.

01-20-2005, 02:43 AM
Installed em yesterday, working fine here.

As for corruption or anything like that I never saw any of it either with the official drivers.

When I first installed PF within FB+EAP I had texture corruption in the cockpit and skins but that was with the 4.12 Beta drivers so I installed the 4.11 official drivers and it was resolved.
Later with the official 4.12 drivers everything ran and looked just fine, just like the 5.1 drivers now.

I got a build by ATI X800 Pro.

01-20-2005, 09:17 AM
5.1s and 3.04m appear to be working sweetly on my system. The only time I've ever noticed glitches - missing textures in my case - was with 3.01 / 3.02 and the Cat 4.11s (mainly on desert maps, for some reason).

01-20-2005, 09:32 AM
Every time I try a new driver, I always roll back to 4.1. Now I don't even bother trying. 4.1 does, and always has worked great in FB