boot Nov 16, 2012 @ 6:21am
AMD fglrx-legacy
AMD is currently only updating the Linux drivers to run TF2 on HD5000 series and above and also needs Catalyst version 12.8 and above.

I see a lot of people that have HD2000-HD4000 series cards that are perfectly capable of running source engine games, so I started a thread on the AMD forums requesting these additions to the fglrx-legacy driver. I'm here to ask you stand behind it so we can pursued AMD to make these changes. Please feel free to stop by the AMD forums and show your support.

http://forums.amd.com/game/messageview.cfm?catid=454&threadid=162249&enterthread=y

Thank you.
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Muffinabus Nov 16, 2012 @ 6:24am 
I'm thinking this is the last time I buy an AMD card. I'm tired of how quickly they seem to discontinue support for their still viable products. With my HD6000 series card I can expect what... two more years out of it?
SergeantG Nov 16, 2012 @ 7:08am 
AMD/ATI makes great hardware but their drivers sucks so much. They are wasting potential of their graphic chips & They are dropping support so early for "older" cards. Look what nVidia drivers ( newest drivers ) support:
from:
GeForce 6 series - 2004 ( Windows )
GeForce 8 series - 2006 ( Linux )
to:
GeForce 600 series - 2012

Compare to ATI:
dropped Radeon HD4xxx - 2009

I thought about AMD/ATI gfx card many times, but I know that there will be problems ( especially under Linux ) so I stay with nVidia every hour of night & day.

I have GTX470 ( 2010 ) - this card is really powerful & I don't see how could I replace it just because vendor dropped support for it cause "it's too old". If it would be ATI, next year I would have to replace it ^o.O^
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blackout24 Nov 16, 2012 @ 7:13am 
Yes it's a shame. It would benefit Linux as a gaming platform greatly (just as much as Valves contribution) if they'd release proper drivers.

For my old Laptop the Nvidia Driver support is even better than on Windows. I have a 6150 onboard Laptop GPU from around 2006. When I installed Windows 7 onto it I searched the nvidia site for driver but couldn't find any even looking for the N Force Chipset so i had to go to HP website and download some really old driver under the "Download" section for my laptop model. What does it take on Arch? pacman -S nvidia. Done and I'm on the latest driver.
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Malebrawn the Testicular Nov 16, 2012 @ 7:17am 
Never again will I buy an AMD product.
LOLCAT Nov 16, 2012 @ 7:18am 
Originally posted by boot:
AMD is currently only updating the Linux drivers to run TF2 on HD5000 series and above and also needs Catalyst version 12.8 and above.

I see a lot of people that have HD2000-HD4000 series cards that are perfectly capable of running source engine games, so I started a thread on the AMD forums requesting these additions to the fglrx-legacy driver. I'm here to ask you stand behind it so we can pursued AMD to make these changes. Please feel free to stop by the AMD forums and show your support.

http://forums.amd.com/game/messageview.cfm?catid=454&threadid=162249&enterthread=y

Thank you.
The AMD Game Forums is a peer-to-peer forum. You won't achieve anything requesting stuff there. Gamers have no access to driver source code and cannot implement what you need. Contact AMD directly instead.
Malebrawn the Testicular Nov 16, 2012 @ 7:28am 
I really think the only people who can change this are going to be Valve themselves..,.

I really hate AMD now, I used to be a huge fan but now it's nothing but regrets.
boot Nov 16, 2012 @ 7:31am 
Originally posted by LOLCAT:
The AMD Game Forums is a peer-to-peer forum. You won't achieve anything requesting stuff there. Gamers have no access to driver source code and cannot implement what you need. Contact AMD directly instead.

No harm in trying, it is fact a AMD forum, so someone there must work for them.
LOLCAT Nov 16, 2012 @ 7:45am 
Originally posted by boot:
Originally posted by LOLCAT:
The AMD Game Forums is a peer-to-peer forum. You won't achieve anything requesting stuff there. Gamers have no access to driver source code and cannot implement what you need. Contact AMD directly instead.

No harm in trying, it is fact a AMD forum, so someone there must work for them.

Yes, there are some people from AMD there, but only as moderators. They don't accept requests/bug reports. Probably they'll link you to the issue reporting form or AMD contact page and advise the same thing I did above.
[Linux] Schrödinger's cat Nov 16, 2012 @ 8:01am 
I have 6xxx and 4xxx. Berfore AMD droped 4xxx I had perfectly working multiseat configuration with full 3D acceleration. Now I stuck with Open Source drivers which are much much slower!
Mr. Abortionsworth Nov 27, 2012 @ 11:17pm 
I have no problems with AMD as their support under Windows has been outstanding for me, however, I wish that Valve could add support to the engine for Legacy (12.6), as the ungodly open-source drivers give me literally 4FPS. The support for older ATi/AMD cards everywhere has just been mediocre for Linux... I am literally still better off running the game in a Wine VM than using the horrid open-source drivers...
Letalis Sonus Nov 27, 2012 @ 11:42pm 
Performance wise the free driver is actually very good for me, at least in TF2 - there are however some really annoying glitches nobody cares about.
Mr. Abortionsworth Nov 28, 2012 @ 9:24am 
Originally posted by Letalis Sonus:
Performance wise the free driver is actually very good for me, at least in TF2 - there are however some really annoying glitches nobody cares about.
Interesting; is there any way to configure the free drivers Ubuntu usually gives you in order to increase performance? They seem almost unnaturally slow.
Vladradamus Nov 28, 2012 @ 10:54am 
Linus needs to say "♥♥♥♥ you!" to AMD...
RunningRiot Dec 4, 2012 @ 1:19am 
If neither Valve nor AMD come to our aide, I posted instructions for a workaround.
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