Catalyst 4.2 based Omega Drivers are here!

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  1. Omegadrive

    Omegadrive Drivers? What Drivers???

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    The drivers are ready, here is the info:

    What's New? (2k/XP 2.5.22 & 9x/ME 2.5.37)
    * Based on the Official Catalyst 4.2 drivers. (2k/XP/9x/ME)
    * Removed 3DProfiler from the package. (2k/XP)
    * Surprise: Included an exclusive Omega version of RadLinker. (2k/XP/9x/ME) Many thanks to ChrisW!
    * For stability's sake, forced Fastwrites OFF for ALL cards and forced it ON for all 9600 cards. (2k/XP)
    * Removed the 9700->9800 soft mod option again. (2k/XP/9x/ME)
    * Did one LAST Omega Driver set for Win9x/ME "AGAIN" since I did some mistakes in the previous "last" release. (9x/ME)
    * Hope to have fixed the installation problems in Win9x/ME "AGAIN". (9x/ME)
    * Added the Multires utility to the Win9x/ME package. (9x/ME)
    * Separated the D3D/OGL CP tabs now that RadLinker takes care of the profiles. (9x/ME)
    * Added support for 9800SE cards that have been bios-modded to 9800XT. (2k/XP/9x/ME)
    * Added support for the following FireGL cards: (2k/XP)
    RADEON FireGL T2
    RADEON FireGL X1-128
    RADEON FireGL X1-256
    RADEON FireGL X2-256
    RADEON FireGL Z1-128p
    RADEON Mobility Fire GL 9000
    RADEON Mobility Fire GL T2

    Get them on my site with the mirrors or just get them on DH downloads page.

    Enjoy!

    P.S.
    I just removed the installer option for the 9700->9800 soft-mod, but if you still want it, just use the 9800SE soft mod instead, it's THE SAME :rolleyes:

    P.P.S.
    STOP complaining about the forced FastWrites setting!!!
    Just try the drivers like this and see if they work better, FASTWRITES DOES NOT IMPROVE PEFORMANCE, but it affects stability A LOT, in fact, most crashes in games and applications happen because it is enabled. :sigh:
     
  2. TwistedMetal

    TwistedMetal MC John-117

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    Thank you, just downloaded them. :D
     
  3. DosCervezas

    DosCervezas New Member

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    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
     
  4. Ev!L-aLphA

    Ev!L-aLphA | n f e c t e D

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    Wooohooo fast release woot
    !
     
  5. ree

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    Great job ,Omegadrive.....
     
  6. craig588

    craig588 Banned

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    I'll get a mirror going shortly, I just need to upload them.
     
  7. Alexander

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    woowoo Yay!
    Thank you.

    Why did the admin switch back to the auth download links? They don't work in Firefox :(
     
  8. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    MIRROR: http://206.172.2.40/~judas/Downloads/Drivers/Video/ATI/Omega/rad_w2kxp_omega_2522.exe

    Amazing.. and too think.... i was about ready to shut down my machine.. pull my hardrives... and get them replaced...

    come back.. and install the Orginal ATI 4.2's......

    ...Omega.. your just in time... (also thanks to Craig588 for interupting my shutdown with MSN.... i swear... i was all of 2 inches from my power button...)

    Will check them out later tonight.... :)
     
  9. TwistedMetal

    TwistedMetal MC John-117

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    MY MIRROR IS DOWN! EXCEEDED MY BANDWIDTH BY 103%. DOWNLOADS 1,745

    SORRY EVERYONE! :oops:
     
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  10. craig588

    craig588 Banned

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    new omegas


    And the link for people with IE and a special message from me.....
    IE link
     
  11. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    BTW.... everyone CHECK my ABOVE post DATE.... and don't download till after 10 minutes have passed.... this will guarantee a successful upload and download for all those who grab it.... (even if the link works... it'll only download what is available....)


    EDIT.... dont worry now.. upload was successful... :D
     
  12. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    ? "you are an idiot" .....??? :confused: :wtf:
     
  13. Chaos

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    My usual XP mirror here
     
  14. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    Judas, thanks for the mirror. It is fast and dependable!


    EDIT: I missed some of the discussion about IE. I use IE 6 Beta and downloaded without a hitch.
     
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  15. cypher_138

    cypher_138 Watching 1984 unfold

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    Wow that was fast

    As always thank you for your time and effort Omega. These are fantastic as always.:D
    -God bless:cool:
     
  16. DosCervezas

    DosCervezas New Member

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    Best drivers to date. Good job Omega and good job to ATI for the base product. Just plain wonderful drivers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  17. Runner3001

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    Since I never once had a problem with fastwrites on my 9700 Pro, how do I get around your choosing for me wether I want it on or not? Or is there some conflict between it and some of the modifications to settings you have made?

    I assume its just some registry setting, off to dig through the registry.
     
  18. craig588

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    It doesnt do anything by enabling it, so theres no point.
     
  19. Runner3001

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    Few frames per second increase in some things is good enough for me, especially considering I never once had a problem with it. Why not make it an option in the installer and make it clear that it may cause stability problems for some people. It certainly never has for me, so why should I be forced to live with it off. About to go back to the stock 4.2's because for some reason the multimonitor control panel disappeaing only seems to affect the omega's...and this fastwrites thing.
     
  20. ree

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    Best way to install omega driver?

    What is the best way to install omega driver?

    Run the uninstall in control panel on omega and install the latest

    or

    dont care abt the uninstall and directly install the latest omega

    or

    uninstall omega, uninstall catalyst, run driver cleaner to clear all and install the new omega??

    Thanks...
     

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