First post, by antrad
I have been playing with the ATI Radeon tech demos. Most of them work fine and there was no need for dgVodoo, but I have problem with two of them(actually 3, but third one is DirectX 10.1) and even dgVoodoo doesn't help. I am using Windows 7 and have a R9 270X graphics card.
I know dege also tested many of these demos, but these two are not listed:
The first one is the ATI 8500 Dolphin Demo, it doesn't start and gives an error about N-Patches (something Dege mentioned 3 years ago when Expack3 was testing these demos):
dgVoodoo 2 for DirectX 11
The second demo is ATI X850 The Project by Crytek. This is DirectX 9 demo, that uses CryEngine. It is an official machinima or in-game trailer that shows what happened few minutes before Far Cry begins.
Without dgVoodoo the game gets stuck on loading and log is full of messages:
WARNING: HLSL compiler (fxc.exe) wasn't able to compile vertex shader 'CGVProgLightTempl_VS30'
With dgvoodoo the game loads (sometimes it crashes), but the colors are all messed up (see attachement). Interesting, if I make any configuration file it gets stuck too, but if I use Ati 8500, then it loads, but this time I only get TV noise over the screen.
I tried WineD3D, but there it gets stuck on loading like before.
These and many other ATI demos can be downloaded here:
https://www.pcgameshardware.de/Grafikkarten-G … s-cards-683297/