Easy HowTo Version 2.1
[size=1]by Martin Binczyk, for educational purposes only
- 2.1 - Fixed PatchScript Modification section (thanks dokturpotfor!!)[/b]
- 2.0 - Includes PatchScript Modification for use with PCIe cards (V7100, V5100 and V3200 are supported right now)[b]
1.5 - [/b]Updated Radeon XXXX = FireGL XXXX list (thanks antrent)
- 1.4 - Updated driver (fglmax too) links with newer version (8.083 - tested)[b]
- 1.3 - [/b]FireGL 3dsmax driver softmod added[b]
- 1.2 - [/b]adding custiom resolutions to your driver[b]
- 1.1 - [/b]deviceID changing for multi-monitor setups explained[b]
- 1.0 - [/b]Initial version[b]
[i]This guide is entirely based on information from [Guru3D.com](http://www.guru3d.com) forums/site. I decided to rewrite it so it's all in one place, as easy to follow as possible. A special thanks goes to the man that made it all possible, author of RivaTuner and SoftFireGL scripts - [b]Alexey "Unwinder" Nicolaychuk[/b][/i] [b] 1. The things you'll need[/b]
[li]A Radeon card (should work with 9500 and up) under Windows 2000, XP or 2003[/li][li]ATI FireGL 8.083 driver Why this one? Because it’s tested and know to work with Riva Tuner 2.0 RC 15.4. Later versions will not work with this version of SoftFireGL patch script.[/li][li]RivaTuner 2.0 RC 15.4[/li][li]WinRAR (for unpacking the driver, others should work too)[/li][li]FireGL Driver for 3dsmax (if you are going to use it)[/li][/ul]2. Modifying the drivers
Once you have the driver downloaded, unpack it somwhere (right-click and select Extract Files...) Install RivaTuner [b]>>> PatchScript Modification for PCIe Cards. [/b][b] [i]Special thanks goes to JoeJoe form Guru3D forums for providing these masks and Viktor Basso (Cell_v14) from CGTalk for testing that solution.[/i] [/b] a) Go to: [b]<directory where you installed RivaTuner>\PatchScripts\ATI\SoftFireGL\Unified\ [/b]and open file [b]SoftFireGL w2k.rts [/b]in Notepad. b) Find file section [b][Common][/b] .You need to replace following lines there (just paste the lines highlighted in red here to your own file and save it):
[Common] SrcFile = ati2mtag.sys BakFile = ati2mtag.old HlpFile = SoftFireGLUnified.rth MakeCRC = 1 Packed = 1 ;common script for 649x+ DstVar0 = force FireGL V7100 capabilities DstVar1 = force FireGL V5100 capabilities DstVar2 = force FireGL V3200 capabilities DstVar3 = force FireGL V5000 capabilities DstVar4 = force FireGL X2 capabilities (4-pipeline mode) DstVar5 = force FireGL X3 capabilities Src0 = 81 F9 00 80 00 00 0F 85 00 00 00 00 A9 00 00 00 08 SCM0 = FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 00 00 00 FF FF FF FF FF Dst0 = 81 F9 00 80 00 00 0F 85 00 00 00 00 0D 00 00 00 08 DCM0 = 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 FF FF FF FF 00 00 00 00 00 Num0 = 2 Src1 = 81 F9 00 80 00 00 75 00 A9 00 00 00 08 SCM1 = FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 FF FF FF FF FF Dst1 = 81 F9 00 80 00 00 75 00 0D 00 00 00 08 DCM1 = 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 FF 00 00 00 00 00 Src2 = 83 F8 40 75 00 66 81 BD 00 FF FF FF 02 10 75 00 0F B7 85 02 FF FF FF SCM2 = FF FF FF FF 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF Dst2_0 = 0F B7 85 02 FF FF FF 66 25 00 FF 66 0D 50 00 66 89 85 02 FF FF FF 90 Dst2_1 = 0F B7 85 02 FF FF FF 66 25 00 FF 66 0D 51 00 66 89 85 02 FF FF FF 90 Dst2_2 = 0F B7 85 02 FF FF FF 66 25 F0 FF 66 0D 04 00 66 89 85 02 FF FF FF 90 Dst2_3 = 0F B7 85 02 FF FF FF 66 25 00 00 66 0D 48 5E 66 89 85 02 FF FF FF 90 Dst2_4 = 0F B7 85 02 FF FF FF 66 25 F0 F0 66 0D 0B 01 66 89 85 02 FF FF FF 90 Dst2_5 = 0F B7 85 02 FF FF FF 66 25 00 00 66 0D 4D 4A 66 89 85 02 FF FF FF 90
[b]>>> PatchScript Modification ends here[/b] Go to [b]<directory where you installed RivaTuner>\PatchScripts\ATI\SoftFireGL\Unified\[/b] and run the [b]SoftFireGL w2k.rts[/b] script. Select the FireGL card you want to mod the driver for ([b]It has to be a workstation equivalent of your radeon![/b]): Radeon 9500 NP = FireGL Z1 (NP - Non Pro) Radeon 9600 = FireGL T2 Radeon 9500 Pro, Radeon 9700 = FireGL X1 Radeon 9800 = FireGL X2 Radeon 9800SE = FireGL X2 (4-pipeline mode) Radeon X800 = FireGL X3 If you're using the PCIe version of the PatchScript then select: Radeon X800XT/XL (PCIe) = FireGL V7100
Radeon X800 (PCIe) = FireGL V5100 (can someone confirm this?)
Radeon X700/X700Pro (PCIe) = FireGL V5000
Radeon X600 (PCIe) = FireGL V3200
(If I've made some mistakes here please let me know) and click Continue. The script will prompt you for a location of ati2mtag.sys file, change the file type to ati2mtag.sy_ and browse to [b]<location of your unpacked drivers>\Driver\2KXP_INF\B_19827\ati2mtag.sy_[/b] (select the file and click Open).
A window will appear waring you that the file is not certified to work with this script, click OK and after a while you should see another window that says “Patch script has been successfully executed. Read log for details.” (if there is something else here then the patch has failed and there is a VERY good chance that the mod will not work).
Now you need to manually modify the drivers .ini files with your cards device ID. First you need to know what your cards PCI deviceID is. Launch RivaTuner, in the Main tab you should see a line like this: "256-bit R350 (8x1) with 128MB DDR memory Customize..." (of course yours will be most likely different).
Click on the little button next to “Customize…” and select “Graphics subsystem diagnostic report” (4th icon from the left). Scroll down till you see “Display adapter information” and right under that there should be a line Device ID : xxxx. Copy that number (where xxxx are) or write it down somewhere.
Go to [b]<location of your unpacked drivers>\Driver\2KXP_INF\[/b] and open in Notepad: -> [b]C2_19953.inf[/b] if you are on Windows 2000 -> [b]CX_19953.inf[/b] if you are on Windows XP/2003 You can modify both if you want. Inside those files you should see a section [b][ATI.Mfg.NTx86][/b] with adapters listed. Once again, [b]remember for which card you are moding your drivers[/b] (in my case it was R9800 -> FireGL X2 mod) and modify [b]ONLY[/b] the appropriate lines. Find the firegl that you want to mod your radeon into and modify it's Device ID with your cards Device ID [b]Be aware that normal and Secondary adapter deviceID's usually differ in third digit. Change only the digit that is different between your deviceID and FireGL device id in both lines of the .inf file.[/b] In my case this was: Original file: (....) "ATI FireGL X2 AGP Pro" = ati2mtag_R350GL, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_[b]4E4B[/b] "ATI FireGL X2 AGP Pro Secondary" = ati2mtag_R350GL, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_[b]4E6B[/b] (....) RED DIGIT - different between primary and secondary YELLOW DIGIT - different between R9800 Pro and FireGL X2, the digit that i had to change from B to 8 Moded file : (....) "ATI FireGL X2 AGP Pro" = ati2mtag_R350GL, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_[b]4E48[/b] "ATI FireGL X2 AGP Pro Secondary" = ati2mtag_R350GL, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_[b]4E68[/b] (....) [b]ADDING CUSTOM SCREEN RESOLUTIONS TO YOUR FIREGL DRIVER[/b] - locate the [b][ati2mtag_XXXXX_SoftwareDeviceSettings] [/b]section for your card, where XXXXX is of course your cards chip name. You can find out what that is from the lines you edited earlier: In my case: "ATI FireGL X2 AGP Pro" = ati2mtag_[b]R350GL[/b], PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4E48 "ATI FireGL X2 AGP Pro Secondary" = ati2mtag_[b]R350GL[/b], PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4E68 So the section I need to find is [b][ati2mtag_R350GL_SoftwareDeviceSettings] [/b] - in that section find a line that begins like this:[b] HKR,, DALNonStandardModesBCD2, %REG_BINARY%,17,92,13,44, (.....) [/b][b] -[/b] add [b],xx[/b][b],xx,yy,yy,00,00,00,rr[/b] at the end of that line where: [b] xx[color=White],xx [/b]- your screen width [/color][b]yy,yy [/b][color=White]- your screen height[/color] [b]rr [/b][color=White]- your desired refresh rate [/color][color=White] For example if you want to add 1280x960@75Hz then you need to add: ,12,80,09,60,00,00,00,75 [/color] [b]Save the file(s)[/b] [b]3. Installing modified drivers[/b] Do not use the installer, instead update your drivers from the Device Manager. Go to Start>Control Panel>System select Hardware tab and click on Device Manager. Under Display Adapters select your Radeon card (or cards), right click and select Update Driver...
Select “Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)”, click Next, select “Don’t search. I will choose the driver to install.”, click Next, select Have Disk… and point to one of the files you just modified in the directory where you unpacked your driver:
-> [b]C2_19953.inf[/b] if you are on Windows 2000 -> [b]CX_19953.inf[/b] if you are on Windows XP/2003
Click OK and the driver should install. If it complains about lack of driver certificates just click “Install anyway”. Reboot the system.
[b]4. FireGL control panel[/b]
Now that you have your drivers installed and working you can install the Control Panel that came with FGL drivers. There is no need to modify anything, just go to <location of your unpacked drivers>\CPanel and run Setup.exe.
After installation reboot your system. If all went well you should have a working FireGL drivers and instead of Catalyst panel a FireGL one, where you can select different application profiles.
[b]5. FireGL driver for 3dsmax[/b] - unpack the driver (rightclick, Extract Files...) - go into your [b]<riva tuner directory>\PatchScripts\ATI\SoftFireGL\Unified\Antiprotection\FGLM[/b] - run the [b]Installer antiprotection.rts[/b] script, point it to the setup.inx in your unpacked driver dir - script should run without problems ("Patch script has been executed succesfully" message) - run [b]setup.exe[/b] and install the driver - run the [b]atiimxgl.exe antiprotection.rts[/b] script and point it to [b]atiimxgl.exe[/b] in [b]Program Files\ATI Technologies\FireGL 3D Studio Max\[/b] and select your cards device ID from the dropdown menu - script should run without problems ("Patch script has been executed succesfully" message) - restart the system - you should now be able to select the driver from your 3dsmax preferences If you are using max version later then 6 it might not work but there is a workaround: - go to [b]Start > Run...[/b] type [b]cmd.exe[/b] and hit enter - type [b]cd "c:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\Fire GL 3D Studio Max\"[/b] - type [b]expand -r atiom6gl.dr_[/b] - this should create a file called [b]atiom6gl.drv[/b] - copy this file to your 3dsmax "drivers" directory or 3dsmax root directory (try both places) - now the driver should be visible in 3dsmax opengl preferences [i] Special thanks to [b]JoeJoe[/b] from Guru3D forums for providing that workaround.[/i] [b]Enjoy[/b]