Topic Title: ATI RADEON X800 GT and MineCraft
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Created On: 04/21/2013 11:37 AM
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 04/21/2013 11:37 AM
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Smiggledoink
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Greetings.

On the advice of my room mate, and a video card rating site, I switched from an nVidia card to an ATI card.  He was getting a new one, and it was an upgrade for me (according to the rateing site).


Since I 'upgraded' to the new card, I've been having tremendous difficulty getting this card to function with Minecraft.

I am able to play other games, like league of Legends, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Multi Player and Wizard101, but every time I try to run minecraft i get the following error log:

[quote]Bad video card drivers!     
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Minecraft was unable to start because it failed to find an accelerated OpenGL mode.
This can usually be fixed by updating the video card drivers.

--- BEGIN ERROR REPORT 7fe0271 --------
Generated 21/04/13 11:18 AM

-- System Details --
Details:
    Minecraft Version: 1.5.1
    Operating System: Windows 7 (amd64) version 6.1
    Java Version: 1.7.0_09, Oracle Corporation
    Java VM Version: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (mixed mode), Oracle Corporation
    Memory: 407282704 bytes (388 MB) / 514523136 bytes (490 MB) up to 954466304 bytes (910 MB)
    JVM Flags: 2 total; -Xms512m -Xmx1024m
    AABB Pool Size: 0 (0 bytes; 0 MB) allocated, 0 (0 bytes; 0 MB) used
    Suspicious classes: No suspicious classes found.
    IntCache: cache: 0, tcache: 0, allocated: 0, tallocated: 0
    LWJGL: 2.4.2
    OpenGL: ~~ERROR~~ NullPointerException: null
    Is Modded: Probably not. Jar signature remains and client brand is untouched.
    Type: Client (map_client.txt)
    Texture Pack: Default
    Profiler Position: N/A (disabled)
    Vec3 Pool Size: ~~ERROR~~ NullPointerException: null[failed to get system properties (java.lang.NullPointerException)]


org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: Pixel format not accelerated
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.nChoosePixelFormat(Native Method)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.choosePixelFormat(WindowsPeerInfo.java:52)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsDisplay.createWindow(WindowsDisplay.java:185)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.createWindow(Display.java:311)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:856)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:784)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:765)
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.a(SourceFile:235)
    at avv.a(SourceFile:56)
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.run(SourceFile:507)
    at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
--- END ERROR REPORT fcbb7e81 ----------[/quote]

I need Minecraft to work because I'm a co-owner of a server.  My presence is required.

I have downloaded and installed Catalyst versions from 8.0 to 13.whatever, and 9.1 was suggested by another site.  All except the latest Catalyst (Which doesn't even support this card) install without fail.  All others 'stop working' after I click the Install button.
I've even gone deeper into the C:\ATI or C:\AMD folder and run the setup from the 'bin' folder ('bin64' crashes as stated above).

It doesn't matter what I do it seems to not want to work.  Here are the steps I took with the install that actually worked.
1. Remove old drivers from Microsoft found on Device Manager.
2. Run C:\AMD\AMD_Catalyst_13.3_Beta3\Setup.exe as Administrator.
3. Do a little dance when it didn't crash / stop working
4. Restart my machine.
5. Run Minecraft and hold my breath.
6. Pull out some more hair when it crashed.
7. Have a 'breath of fresh air'.
8. Come here to post the issue.

If anyone knows how to fix this, please let me know.  I'm starting to go bald...



Edited: 04/22/2013 at 09:19 AM by Smiggledoink
 04/22/2013 09:16 AM
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I understand that this is an old, obsolete card.  I figured someone would at least be able to point me in the direction of a third-party site that offers just the drivers and OpenGL files for my card.
I'll just go back to the computer recycle place I donated my nVidea card to and see if I can trade for this ATI.

Thanks anyway.
*Smiggledoink*

 04/22/2013 09:47 AM
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Or you can just do a simple web search for older driver packages and extract and place the correct files but I guess that's to much work for you.

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 04/22/2013 10:28 AM
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Here are the legacy drivers for that card > http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Legacy/Pages/radeonaiw_xp.aspx



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 04/22/2013 11:18 PM
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@black_zion
After three days of heache and stressing, going to get my old card is by far the easiest thing to do.

@stumped
I've tried that catalyst version.  I ran it in compatability mode for xp SP2 for both the extraction and the setup seperatly.
This is what happens when I run the setup:

 04/23/2013 08:58 PM
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This can pretty much be closed.  I just went and retrieved my other card from where I donated it.  It's working perfectly fine for Minecraft.
Thanks for the help, guys.

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