Tuesday, October 29, 2002 | Permalink
Got my Radeon 9700 yesterday. First of all I must say that this card rocks.
Incredible performance and loads of cool new features. However, it took ATi a month and a half to deliver it though, which I can't say I'm too pleased with, especially when you order it as a developer. One would have thought a developer, how insignificant he might be, would be prioritized a little higher than the average gamer, but obviously not. Maybe it's because I'm European, Radeon 9700 is finally getting available here in Sweden after having been available for several months in North America, they can't possibly ship a card to Europe before every American customer has one, can they?
Anyway, I have updated the Volumetric fogging demo. It should now work on multimonitor setups. I've also fixed a bug that caused cards not exposing WGL_ARB_pixel_format, like certain Wildcat cards, to not get any alpha. Some people requested a way to turn the music off or at least adjust the volume. I haven't added a nice slider or anything like that, but at least you can now type like "set SoundVolume 50" on the console and restart it to use half the volume, it ranges 0-100.
For Radeon 9700 users, you're out of luck right now. There's a driver bug causing it to look incorrectly, but I expect the next driver release to contain a fix to this problem.