In this thread, we will provide information about which GPU driver versions to avoid. Rules for posting are:
1. Always state what GPU you are using
2. Describe the issues encountered.
3. If there's a workaround, describe it.
Note that not every card/driver combo may be buggy, so stating which specific card you're using is a good idea.
That being said, let's get started.
AMD Catalyst 12.6: Does not use clip planes correctly (Meaning, duplicated models when ships blow up, ships do not disappear when travelling through a warp)
AMD Catalyst 11.5: Shows apparently random slowdowns. Confirmed on Radeon Mobile 5470, Crossfire'd 4870
, 6850. Can be fixed by placing the atioglxx.dll from 11.4 in the FS2 directory.
AMD 4xxx Series cards: Post 10.9, OpenGL shader creation has issues. Use the Appropriate file
for your OS.
AMD 4890: Periodic BSODs with Catalyst 11.10. Can be fixed by placing the atioglxx.dll from 11.4 in the FS2 directory.
Thanks to Fury, we now have a repository of atioglxx dlls. You can find them here
1. Download atioglxx.7z of your choice.
2. Extract contents of atioglxx.7z to your FreeSpace2 folder. Eg. C:\Games\FreeSpace2.
Can't open 7z? Get 7-Zip from http://7-zip.org