[Gtkradiant] Re: ATI drivers / GtkRadiant (was Re: Hopefully you're the right person to contact about this.)

Timothee Besset gtkradiant@zerowing.idsoftware.com
Mon, 24 Mar 2003 08:54:50 +0100

Yeah sure, they can reach me at ttimo@idsoftware.com

Can you give my the URL from the FAQ item you found?

We regularly come across driver issues with ATI cards. I think the problem
with origin was mentioned on the dev mailing list some time ago. There is
also something related to backface drawing if I remember right. At the
time there was someone supposed to work on a fix but it never happened.


On Sun, 23 Mar 2003 23:13:09 -0800 (PST)
WolfWings <wolfwngs@zana.changa.nu> wrote:

> On Sat, 22 Mar 2003, Timothee Besset wrote:
> > ATI has poor drivers. Works well enough to play games, but they get fairly
> > unstable against a CAD app like GtkRadiant. One solution would be to get
> > an NVidia card obviously, the other to try other drivers for your card (I
> > think there's a users website devoted to ATI cards). Finding out what
> > makes the drivers break in GtkRadiant .. well pretty much all GtkR
> > developers are using NVidia cards, so I doubt it will happen.
> They most likely just want someone to speak with directly about the
> problem, I'm guessing. And unfortunately replacing the card or the drivers
> isn't very feasable right now, as it's a high-end 9x00 series card, that
> requires the newer drivers to even run. And I've found work-arounds for
> the bug in question (updated the wiki-FAQ with that info, too) but am in
> the process of trudging through ATI's support division to hopefully get
> this bug fixed, since it is definately an error in their driver.
> Specifically, when the 'origin point' on the central workspace is
> off-screen (the point where the 0 axis cross, nothing else) the 3D
> rendering window goes ka-put and no longer renders anything. If I'm
> asked, can I give the ATI folks your contact info? If it comes down
> to it, *I'LL* find a way to get you guys an ATI card that has the
> error in question personally, though as you've said it is definately
> an error in ATI's drivers, not GtkRadiant.
> - Chris Armstrong