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Ed M.
04-05-2004, 01:34 PM
New ATI Radeon utilities allow OpenGL override
By Peter Cohen [email protected]
April 05, 2004 9:00 am ET



Graphics card and chip maker ATI Technologies Inc. recently released a new version of its ATI Radeon Display Utilities software, aimed specifically at Power Mac users who have upgraded their stock video systems with one of ATI's retail Radeon graphics card products. The new version, 4.2, is ready for download from ATI's Web site. The new software is designed to work on Mac OS X v10.2.8 "Jaguar" or higher.


New to this release is the 3D/OpenGL Overrides panel, which allows users to tweak their card's performance and quality settings for individual OpenGL-based applications. ATI noted several compatibility issues when testing the new Overrides panel with current games. Details are outlined in a Read Me file you can review before downloading and installing the software.

norinradd
04-05-2004, 05:40 PM
and if you go here

http://etracer.home.insightbb.com/radeon9600enabler/

or

http://etracer.home.insightbb.com/radeon9800enabler/

thats enables OEM card owners to use some of the Open GL overides

Ade
04-05-2004, 11:08 PM
Can I use these new features in an OEM 9000 card?

norinradd
04-06-2004, 04:46 AM
ade, not a the moment, the above patches only work on the 9800 and 9600 but according to xlr8yourmac.com this guy is working on more patches for other cards i found this contact address on the patcher download page

[email protected]

hope this helps some

wapangy
04-07-2004, 11:10 PM
Sweetness
I just tried this on my 9600 G5

I turned on FSAA for modeler and layout and it actually works. Everything in the opengl views is anti aliased. Very cool looking,

I probably wont use it all the time because the anti aliased lines are thicker than the norm, but its very neeto looking none the less.

wapangy
04-07-2004, 11:27 PM
Here is an example...

http://homepage.mac.com/cookiemonster/FSAA.pdf

By the way, the quality and anistropic setting make it run like a slug, but the FSAA does not seem to have much impact.