Topic: Graphics DriverPacks finally updated! (Finally...)

Written and provided by mr_smartepants. i just cut and pasted this for him. wink


Wow, it's been 6 months since we've released new Graphics DriverPacks. 
Has it really been that long?  Yes, it has! 
And you, our adoring public, have been itching for updated drivers.  Believe me, I feel your pain!

Well, it's been a long and dusty road to get from there to here today!  We've had problems (our testers know exactly what I'm talking about) with all the nightly builds between version 8.04 and this new and improved 8.10. 
First we had the ATI Catalyst drivers nailed down and bug-free during June and July, but Nvidia couldn't put together a decent set of drivers to save their lives.
Then ATI released the ultra-buggy 8.8 Catalyst, and Nvidia went WHQL with their beta!  (What were they thinking?)
Finally, ATI & Nvidia pulled their collective thumbs out of their...uh...receptacles, and released relatively bug-free drivers!

So, what's new with this DriverPack?  Well for starters, it's EN-US language ONLY (by popular demand) to keep the download size small.  Whoa, calm down!  I didn't forget about our international clients! 
Oh I certainly did NOT. smile
Full Language support for the ATI/Nvidia drivers...and...wait for it...ATI Catalyst Control Center localization (credits to Debugger for the idea)!  This super language support is added with a 3rd Party Driverpack for those people who want to add that functionality.
Also, as a bonus, Nvidia PhysX is added via another separate 3rd Party DriverPack.
This set of DriverPacks is fully prepared for the new and improved DriverPacks BASE 8.10 due to be released very soon (once final testing and languages are added).  But is also backwards compatible with the older version of DriverPacks BASE.

Instructions for this new triple-pack:
Place DP_Graphics_A_wnt5_x86-32_8103.7z in the \DPs_BASE\DriverPacks\ folder as normal.
Place both DP_Graphics_A_Languages_wnt5_x86-32_810.7z and/or DP_Graphics_A_PhysX_wnt5_x86-32_810.7z in the \DPs_BASE\3rd party DriverPacks\ folder with your other 3rd Party DriverPacks.
Integrate as normal.
Enjoy! smile
Big thanks go out to the entire testing team (in alphabetical order): Big Brit, Debugger, Fragbert, Helmi, hilander999, Jaak, maxximum, Overflow, RogueSpear, SamLab, Sm0k3r, and many many others.  You guys rock!

In order to utilize Catalyst Control Center, the system must have Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 installed in the system.
Please note that error messages will occur on your system if .NET is NOT installed BEFORE Catalyst Control Center.  If you decide not to install .NET, DO NOT install Catalyst Control Center.


DP_Graphics_A_wnt5_x86-32_8103
Download through the tracker
MD5: A099A8C9BACA740B5A9D54ADF3989F1B
Size: 56.3 MB

Changed:
  Added BartPE code to .ini per Overflow request (fixed tags so unique now)
A1\
  Updated to Catalyst 8.9, DriverVer 08/20/2008, 8.530.0.0000
  Removed old WDM directory, supported by DriverPack Graphics C \A5\WDM
  Added AVIVO codecs installer (currently enforced when ATI card present)
  Heavily-pruned mobility.inf (commented-out dup'd older HWIDs.)
  Added mega-language options to ATICCC (when DP_Graphics_A_Languages_wnt5_x86-32_810.7z is added to 3rd Party DriverPacks)
N1\
  Updated to version 178.13 09/17/2008, 6.14.11.7813 (WHQL)
  Pruned inf files;
  Added "nvidia.ins" registry entries install method for new DPs_BASE 8.10
  Changed DriverPacks Finisher .ini to include exception to install PhysX v8.09.04 (when DP_Graphics_A_PhysX_wnt5_x86-32_810.7z is added to 3rd Party DriverPacks)

Removed:
A1\
  HDMI Audio folder (duplicated in DriverPack Sound A R3\)



3rd Party DriverPacks addons for Graphics_A


DP_Graphics_A_Languages_wnt5_x86-32_810
MD5: 5970F7FA15E545B0463E973B4339CC31
Size: 39.2 MB

Added every language and locale that ATI supports when used in conjunction with DriverPack Graphics A 8.10.1
Place DriverPacks in \DPs_BASE\3rd party DriverPacks\ directory


DP_Graphics_A_PhysX_wnt5_x86-32_810
MD5: 9C3419B49593FFCD869D136B2434455F
Size: 46.7 MB

Installs PhysX v8.09.04 on supported hardware when used in conjunction with DriverPack Graphics A 8.10.1
Place DriverPacks in \DPs_BASE\3rd party DriverPacks\ directory



New changes are in place for DriverPack Graphics B & C. 
Both have been reorganized into more logical arrangements. 

The new lineup will be:
DriverPack Graphics A : Mainstream ATI/Nvidia desktop & notebook.  (A for Active)
DriverPack Graphics B : Business-level ATI/Nvidia/Matrox for workstations; ATI FireGL, Intel, Nvidia Quadro, Matrox. (B for Business)
DriverPack Graphics C : Catch-all for the bulk of other drivers such as SIS/Via/ etc. (C for Catch-all)

DP_Graphics_B_wnt5_x86-32_810
MD5: 49BB90580DFEFFD1B1E4F4DE45728C1C
Size: 96.4 MB

Changed:
A6\
  Deleted, duplicated by AE\
  (INF files merged to new folder, may have broke driver-signing):
 
AB\
  Deleted, duplicated by AE\
  (INF files merged to new folder, may have broke driver-signing):
 
AC\
  Supports new FireMV PCI-Express 2x00 series
  Updated to DriverVer 07/22/2008, 8.521.0.0000
 
AE\
  Unified driver supports new FireGL V series (see below)
  Updated to DriverVer 09/05/2008, 8.523.1.1000 
 
I1\
  Updated to DriverVer 09/11/2008,6.14.10.4990 (14.36.3.4990)

I2\
  No change to DriverVer 02/07/2006,6.14.10.4497 (14.19.50)
   
I3\
  Deleted, duplicated by \I2
 
I4\
  No change to DriverVer 06/21/2005,6.14.10.4342 (14.10.3)

I5\
  No change to DriverVer 08/20/2004,6.14.10.3889 (14.7)

I6\
  No change to DriverVer 07/23/2002,6.13.01.3196 (6.7)
     
I7\
  Commented out duplicate HWIDs from I2\ (14.17)
  (original .inf renamed ialmnt5.inf.bak)
 
M1\
  Updated to version 2,06.02.004 SE U WHQL, Jun. 25, 2008

M2\
  Deleted, duplicated by \M1

N3\
  Updated to DriverVer 05/26/2008, 6.14.11.6996
  Commented out duplicate HWIDs with \N1
   
N4\
  Deleted, duplicated by N3\
  (INF files merged to new folder, may have broke driver-signing):
 
ND\
  Updated to DriverVer 02/22/2008, 6.14.11.7431
  Supports Dell Latitude - D630, D830; Precision - M4300 HWIDs for nVidia Quadro FX 360M, Quadro NVS 135M, Quadro NVS 140M


AE\ is a unified driver.
The Display Driver is designed to support the following ATI workstation product family:
ATI FireGLâ„¢ T2-128
ATI FireGLâ„¢ V3100
ATI FireGLâ„¢ V3200
ATI FireGLâ„¢ V3300
ATI FireGLâ„¢ V5000
ATI FireGLâ„¢ V5100
ATI FireGLâ„¢ V5200
ATI FireGLâ„¢ V5600
ATI FireGLâ„¢ V7100
ATI FireGLâ„¢ V7200
ATI FireGLâ„¢ V7300
ATI FireGLâ„¢ V7350
ATI FireGLâ„¢ V7600
ATI FireGLâ„¢ V7700
ATI FireGLâ„¢ V8600
ATI FireGLâ„¢ V8650
ATI FireGLâ„¢ X1-128
ATI FireGLâ„¢ X1-256p
ATI FireGLâ„¢ X2-256
ATI FireGLâ„¢ X3
ATI FireGLâ„¢ X3-256
ATI FireGLâ„¢ Z1-128



DP_Graphics_C_wnt5_x86-32_8101
MD5: CCA9F1DBF185B17C580DA4FB997EEFD3
Size: 50.2 MB

Changelog:

3a thru 3d\
  Marked for archive (no longer updated by vendor)
A2\
  No change to DriverVer 02/28/2002, 5.10.2600.6010
A3\
  No change to DriverVer 09/26/2001, 6.13.3279.0
A4\
  No change to DriverVer 06/16/2002, 6.13.10.5796
A5\
  No change to DriverVer 05/03/2006, 8.252.0.0
A6\
  Deleted, duplicated by AE\
A7\
  No change to DriverVer 05/11/2001,5.12.2195.1118
  Fixed missing language files (not reported).
A8\
  No change to DriverVer 04/30/2002,6.12.10.2088
  Fixed missing language files (not reported).
A9\
  Deleted, duplicated by AA\
AA\
  No change to DriverVer 02/15/2005, 6.14.10.6497
AD\
  Added OEM Dell ATI Rage Pro DriverVer = 01/14/2000, 5.0.0.86 (by OverFlow)
  - HWID support for PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5046&SUBSYS_040xxxxx (May be replaced by A3 with .inf mods) 
AS1\
  Deleted, duplicated by AS2\ 
AS2\
  Marked for archive (no longer updated by vendor)
P\
  No change to DriverVer 10/23/2001, 1.0.9.31
S3a thru S3h\
  Marked for archive (no longer updated by vendor)
Sa\
  Updated to DriverVer 06/27/2008,6.14.10.3850 (v3.85)
Sb\
  Updated to DriverVer 03/09/2006,6.14.10.3730 (v3.73)
Sc\
  No change to DriverVer 02/19/2004,6.14.10.3570
  Dup'd HWIDs commented out.
Sd\
  Updated to DriverVer 02/22/2002,6.13.10.1150 (v1.15)
Se\
  Updated to DriverVer 12/11/2002,6.13.10.2090 (v2.09)
T\
  Deleted, duplicated by \T1 (newer)     
T1\
  Updated to DriverVer 02/14/2008,6.10.10.4101   
T2\
  Updated to DriverVer 04/24/2008,6.10.10.4103
TR\
  No change to DriverVer 08/28/2001,5.01.2527.0125
V\
  No change to DriverVer 07/06/2007, 6.14.10.0099
V1\
  No change to DriverVer 12/29/2005, 6.14.10.0276
V2\
  No change to DriverVer 04/28/2007, 6.14.10.0364
V3\
  No change to DriverVer 03/09/2005, 6.14.10.0212
V4\
  No change to DriverVer 09/24/2002, 6.13.10.3137
V5\
  No change to DriverVer 11/10/2006, 6.14.10.0342
V6\
  No change to DriverVer 06/07/2007, 6.14.10.0367
V7\
  No change to DriverVer 03/14/2007, 6.14.10.0359
V8\
  No change to DriverVer 05/15/2007, 6.14.10.0092
V9\
  No change to DriverVer 06/14/2007, 6.14.10.0368
X\
  No change to DriverVer 02/02/2005,6.14.10.1080
x2\
  No change to DriverVer 05/26/2005,6.14.01.1130


Of course, we welcome all comments and suggestions (donations are always welcome!) smile

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Re: Graphics DriverPacks finally updated! (Finally...)

And then...  ATI 8.10 was released tongue

Re: Graphics DriverPacks finally updated! (Finally...)

Chipset, LAN and Mass are next.

Re: Graphics DriverPacks finally updated! (Finally...)

The changelogs for DriverPack Graphics B & C aren't accurate.  Also, the "Devices" link doesn't show the changed folder structure.
I'd take a stab at it, but I'd just screw it up. wink

Re: Graphics DriverPacks finally updated! (Finally...)

Great news! That's slick about the language pack smile

Guys were you able to find FindHWID useful?

Last edited by stamandster (2008-10-18 02:36:23)

Re: Graphics DriverPacks finally updated! (Finally...)

Thank you for your effort but, all graphics driverpack point to same file smile and all graphics driverpack page same

3 pages have this 2 links.
http://3rdpartydriverpacks.thesneaky.co … -32_810.7z

http://3rdpartydriverpacks.thesneaky.co … -32_810.7z

Re: Graphics DriverPacks finally updated! (Finally...)

Toprak,  The links you posted are for the additional DriverPack Graphics A addons (languages and PhysX).
The main DriverPack Graphics A download can be found on the 'overview' page here: http://driverpacks.net/DriverPacks/download.php?pag=ga
But currently the server is getting hammered and there's a "server unavailable" error.  Just be patient, and keep trying.  This happens everytime we have a major release.

Re: Graphics DriverPacks finally updated! (Finally...)

kickarse wrote:

Guys were you able to find FindHWID useful?

Useful?  h*ll, it was indispensable !!!
I couldn't imagine what it would be like without your awesome tool!  Thank you! smile

Re: Graphics DriverPacks finally updated! (Finally...)

mr_smartepants wrote:

But currently the server is getting hammered and there's a "server unavailable" error.  Just be patient, and keep trying.  This happens everytime we have a major release.

Huh? The download server or the web server? I haven't seen this?

Founder of DriverPacks.net — wimleers.com

Re: Graphics DriverPacks finally updated! (Finally...)

mr_smartepants wrote:
kickarse wrote:

Guys were you able to find FindHWID useful?

Useful?  h*ll, it was indispensable !!!
I couldn't imagine what it would be like without your awesome tool!  Thank you! smile

That's great news! I'm happy it helped!

Re: Graphics DriverPacks finally updated! (Finally...)

Wim Leers wrote:
mr_smartepants wrote:

But currently the server is getting hammered and there's a "server unavailable" error.  Just be patient, and keep trying.  This happens everytime we have a major release.

Huh? The download server or the web server? I haven't seen this?

Simple CDN was hiccuping on DriverPack Graphics C... I bumped the file and it seems to be working again.


re CHangelogs

I spent 6 hours updateing the changelogs and other php files yesterday...

then i said - I am not doing this again...
i am 95% done with a program that generates the PHP content form the folders and INF files in a pack!

currently it gets about 95% of the info correct ther are some dupes and some variable names taht show up instead of the values of the variables... But it is close to done... I am never going to spend an entire day updateing the overview pages on the site ever again...

Once the page is correct you will know i nailed down that last 5%  wink

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Re: Graphics DriverPacks finally updated! (Finally...)

that 5% always takes 95% of the whole time...irony big_smile

Re: Graphics DriverPacks finally updated! (Finally...)

Overflow do you need help getting that parsing to work?? Do you want the code of FindHWIDs to help in this regard?

Last edited by stamandster (2008-10-19 03:20:15)

Re: Graphics DriverPacks finally updated! (Finally...)

@Wim download issues persist... thread here http://forum.driverpacks.net/viewtopic.php?id=3157


@Kickarse - God luv ya... I knew you were a team player!

It only took me about an hour and a half to code it from scratch wink
And it is written all by me in my style... wink (hardcore) big_smile
at this point it is probably easier for me to finish writing it,
as it is in my head, than to adapt anyone elses code wink
(even from a totaly awesome dude like you)

You can email me at any time you like - perhaps it may help - i won't know if i don't try... wink

If you like i will share with you too wink perhaps we can each benifit as a result!

Again i am quite pleased that you so freely donate your time and skills

Thanks a million...

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Re: Graphics DriverPacks finally updated! (Finally...)

Sounds good to me. I'll email you the code today for v3.1.7. It's just AutoIT so it shouldn't be that bad. I've commented it well enough, I hope.

Thanks for the compliments btw. It really means a lot.

Re: Graphics DriverPacks finally updated! (Finally...)

well i have the beta working check out the graphics be output posted here!

http://driverpacks.net/DriverPacks/devices.php?pag=gb

the Control Panel present? field is always set to no and needs to be updated manualy wink

Erik, if there is an adjsutment neccessary will you let me know ?

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Re: Graphics DriverPacks finally updated! (Finally...)

Hey looks good! Did the code help?

Are you working on the quotes in the inf titles?

Last edited by stamandster (2008-10-19 14:56:21)

Re: Graphics DriverPacks finally updated! (Finally...)

That looks awesome Jeff! smile
Under \I1\HDMI, I'm not sure why it's not Id'd.  It's the HDMI driver for all the \I1 listings.

Intel(R) Corporation
IntcHdmi.inf

Same for \ND.  We'll have to watch for the 'blank' listings and update manually.
Any way of widening the "Name" column?

Great job Jeff!

Re: Graphics DriverPacks finally updated! (Finally...)

Is there a mirror for the official 8.10.2? Site is hosed since yesterday. Tnx.

Re: Graphics DriverPacks finally updated! (Finally...)

RE: column width... I don't have permission to access those files on the server...
We can only change the content...

Under \I1\HDMI
because the INF is not standard wink
hey if that is the only change i have to make manually WOO HOO...

two other problems i have not nailed down yet are Control panel fields
we need to do those manualy for now too... NBD

and WLAN and LAN have extra Info that i blieve will have to also be entered manually
I will have to see...
but i think speed and connection type and wireless type all will probably have to be manually entered


kickarse wrote:

Hey looks good! Did the code help?

Are you working on the quotes in the inf titles?

Um i never even looked at it ... LOL
i was on a mission... wink

the quotesw dont bother me one way or the other... wink

edit...
i have a routine now that finds many of the control Panels

Last edited by OverFlow (2008-10-20 20:12:39)

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Re: Graphics DriverPacks finally updated! (Finally...)

Fragbert wrote:

Is there a mirror for the official 8.10.2? Site is hosed since yesterday. Tnx.

Phew...still 503'ing all over the place

Re: Graphics DriverPacks finally updated! (Finally...)

ok guys thought i might try to help with the issueon the server , so i uploaded the files via their packs to rapishare.

heres the first

http://rapidshare.com/files/156300120/D … 02.7z.html

graphics b

http://rapidshare.com/files/156309981/D … 10.7z.html

BIT  late as im fixing mums laptop and drifted to sleep since shes working in a few ours and needs the thing done opps.

http://rapidshare.com/files/156321245/D … 01.7z.html

Last edited by mathewlisett (2008-10-22 16:53:13)

Re: Graphics DriverPacks finally updated! (Finally...)

Thanks a bunch, mathewlisett.  Anyone have C?

Last edited by roirraW "edor" ehT (2008-10-22 14:31:24)

ECS AMD690GM-M2 with integrated ATI x1250 Video and Realtek High Definition Audio
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 2.3GHz
OCZ 2GB DDR2-6400
SATA RAID 0
Dual-Boot Vista Ultimate SP1 x86 - XP Professional SP3

Re: Graphics DriverPacks finally updated! (Finally...)

Yes
Done
http://rapidshare.com/files/156342921/D … 01.7z.html

Last edited by Us2002 (2008-10-22 15:02:44)

Re: Graphics DriverPacks finally updated! (Finally...)

Thanks a lot, dude ...