Topic Title: Catalyst and Neverwinter Nights
Topic Summary: Catalyst 12.1 latest driver to work with Neverwinter Nights
Created On: 05/15/2012 03:38 AM
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 05/15/2012 03:38 AM
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Raahnar
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Greetings.

I'm one of the odd ones still playing old games like Neverwinter Nights. I also happen to enjoy playing the newest games on the market, so updating drivers is essential for my gaming experience.

The problem arises when you stopped supporting neverwinter nights and similar OGL games. I've updated to 12.2, to 12.3 and finally to 12.4, but I always have to uninstall and go back to 12.1. Neverwinter Nights simply crashes on startup with either of the newer drivers.

Is there a known workaround for this issue?

Will you look into this issue for upcoming driver releases?

I am aware that Neverwinter Nights is an old game that few people still play and thus isn't high on the priority list, but this only seems to be a problem for people with AMD GPUs. Nvidia users apparently have no problems with their newest drivers.

 05/15/2012 04:15 AM
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zipsi
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NWN is an old game which totally dislikes w7, in fact I'm suprised you got it working on any driver version. Sometimes I like to play a D&D ruleset based game or two, so you should look into "ARF2", a community made updater with many options which should fix all the incompabilities and improve the game in numerous ways.



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 05/15/2012 08:13 AM
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Raahnar
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I don't really buy into the NWN has problems with Win7 explanation, because I have installed Win7 on my Asus EEE netbook with intel graphic and it runs NWN fine, I have a Dell Laptop with Win7 and a Nvidia 8800m card that runs it fine.

My two 5870s in my stationary ran NWN fine on almost all drivers up to 12.2. There were a few driver updates that had it stop working, but it was fixed in the next update again.

 05/15/2012 08:41 AM
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Then try without aero on. Older games aren't designed for os'es that didn't exist at that time, so they may have issues with some builds and none with others so its plausable.



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 05/17/2012 03:57 AM
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Raahnar
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Nope.


Sadly that doesn't help either, and people on WinXP have the same problem.

 05/17/2012 12:30 PM
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To fix new games old games have to be broken, it's as simple as that, the only two ways around it are to stop using the latest driver sets, which are never necessary unless a specific bug in a specific game you play is fixed, or to build a legacy Windows 98+Windows XP machine.

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 05/18/2012 08:06 AM
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Originally posted by: Raahnar The problem arises when you stopped supporting neverwinter nights and similar OGL games.

Nope, I didn't. AMD did.

 

Originally posted by: Raahnar Is there a known workaround for this issue?

Extract the atioglxx.dll from 12.1, and put it into the game directory. Ancient trick.



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