ATI X1300 on 9x? Conflicting reports on support
Posted 15 October 2008 - 11:22 AM
Upon checking the 98 hardware compatibility list, I don't see the X1300 listed on the first page, yet someone later on in that thread claims that an x1300 can be used on 98.
I see that 6.2 officially supports an X1300 on Windows NT5, but nowhere in 9x's Catalyst 6.2 can an X1300 be found. Figuring I could modify the Catalyst files to include X1300... So I try my hand at it and botch the drivers completely.
I suppose I could use generic drivers for it, but the whole reason of me using this card is for 3D acceleration.
Is it, or is it not, unofficially supported?
Posted 15 October 2008 - 04:21 PM
Posted 16 October 2008 - 09:27 PM
Maybe I'm misunderstanding the project, or maybe you just didn't care to read my post...
Posted 17 October 2008 - 11:06 PM
Posted 17 October 2008 - 11:10 PM
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It does not mention win9x here, but i gather the same applys. I MIGHT go ahead and buy the X1550 and see what happens. If the card doesn't work, well i will send it or take it back.
Posted 18 October 2008 - 12:05 AM
I'm thinking it should work just like that.... except you get no 3D acceleration like Direct3D or OpenGL.
As for buying an X1550... I'd advice against it. Right now I can't get the X1300 running on 9x's 6.2, so I'm positive the X1550 won't work.
Posted 18 October 2008 - 09:50 AM
Posted 18 October 2008 - 12:56 PM
Btw, someone or people can mod alot of ati drivers to make them work with win9x, but nobody wants to do it. All they say is get rid of win9x , blah blah. Fact is, older games and some new ones, in the range of 2005-2007 actually run better on win9x, then on xp. Windows98se is very good for gaming, too bad other people can't see it. Yea is not going to run none of the newer games, but for older ones it beats XP in circles.
This post has been edited by T.N.G.O.G.: 18 October 2008 - 12:58 PM
Posted 18 October 2008 - 01:22 PM
As for modding the drivers.... I'm not exactly sure what you mean. Like replacing files provided with updated versions or something?
Posted 18 October 2008 - 01:51 PM
As for modding drivers, people mod drivers all the time. I ask someone over at this one site, they said people are able to do it, but they won't. How they would fix the drivers to make them win9x supported, i have no idea.
My advice, do what i am going to do. This computer i plan to always use with older games and whatever, but i am going to buy a new computer soon, to play the newer games. I think that may be the best option.