Radeon Enabler
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Have you ever wondered why the ATI video card that came with your Mac doesn't have the same features as the retail card? For years ATI has bundled software with their retail cards that adds features and extra capabilities. This software, known as "ATI Displays," is designed to only recognize and function with the retail version of the video card. These additional capabilities are withheld from OEM card owners even though, in most cases, the cards are nearly identical.

Radeon Enabler patches the ATI Displays application to allow it to recognize some OEM video cards. Once recognized,
What's New
Version 1.1.1:
  • Added support for the OEM 9600XT/9800 XT shipping in the new G5's
  • Added support for the OEM Radeon AGP (7200)
  • Improved detection of missing or corrupted localization resources
  • Enhanced the support file generation to include more detailed information from the System Profiler

This version does not add any additional functionality for previously supported cards. If you have already used [b]Radeon Enabler[/b] successfully for your chipset, there is no need to update to this latest version.

IMPORTANT

If you have already used a previous version of Radeon Enabler, you must reinstall the ATI Radeon Displays package before you can use a newer version of Radeon Enabler. Radeon Enabler will only recognize an original, unpatched installation.

Version 1.1.1:
  • Added support for the OEM 9600XT/9800 XT shipping in the new G5's
  • Added support for the OEM Radeon AGP (7200)
  • Improved detection of missing or corrupted localization resources
  • Enhanced the support file generation to include more detailed information from the System Profiler

This version does not add any additional functionality for previously supported more...
Requirements
PPC, Supported ATI graphics, Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later






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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Oct 2004
Recently i see a great notice... ATI officialy supports OEM cards with the new ATI Displays 4.4!
I think this was possible thanx to Radeon Enabler.

Really thanx to developer and many claps for your great work!

Bravo, Bravo... clap, clap....

greetings from Chile!
[Version 1.1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Aug 2004
This might be an unrelated issue but i am getting: "You have an old version of ATI TVout Kernel Extension. Some features are not available"

Anyone know where a new version could be obtained for a 7500 M? or a way to access all featues?
[Version 1.1.1]

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Anonymous commented on 12 Aug 2004
This alert is normal and nothing to worry about.

See the included Readme file or visit the Radeon Enabler site for more info.

http://www.radeonenabler.com/docs.html
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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Jul 2004
will this work on my G5 DP 1.6? InfoMac says I have a Radeon 9600 (4150). Is this the Pro or XT version or am I out of luck?
[Version 1.1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Jul 2004
Works just fine on my OEM Radeon 8500 Cube. Thanks!!!
[Version 1.1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Jun 2004
Can anyone please tell me, How can I use this software ? where can I find my ATi Display app to be patched ?

And, What differences does this software make compared to the original display ?


Thanks
[Version 1.1]

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Anonymous commented on 30 Jun 2004
Please read the ReadMe file included in the download. It contains installation instructions and a download link for the ATI Radeon Displays package which you must install first.
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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Jun 2004
I recognises my emax 7500 chipset and the asks for the ATI Displays app to patch. I cannot find this anywhere.
[Version 1.1]

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Anonymous commented on 19 Jun 2004
You did not look very hard, apparently. I don't even need the software, yet I could find it in less than 5 minutes.

http://www.ati.com/support/drivers/mac/macos10-2-ATI-displays.html
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Anonymous commented on 20 Jun 2004
I find all the extensions, but they are grayed-out. There is no app called ATI Displays.
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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Jun 2004
PB Aluminiun 1.25GHz (Radeon 9600M). Patch installed, ATI Display Utility opens (it says I have the wrong TVOut kernel extension), but I can't change anything... Any help? TIA
[Version 1.1]

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Anonymous commented on 18 Jun 2004
The TV-out extension warning is normal - read the readme file or see the site [ http://www.radeonenabler.com/trouble.html ]

You should be able to configure 3D overrides, but not Advanced or TV-Out. Once again, read the readme file.
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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Jun 2004
Just installed this on a Powerbook G4 and works perfectly. Now have optimum settings for Jedi Knight and it looks much smoother.

Put your mouse down and applaud the coder!

Many thanks!
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Jun 2004
I personally don't have use for this (owning a retail radeon) but the fact that it was made is a great thing. Needless limitations and hobbling for the sake of profit on computer products should be thwarted whenever possible. I applaud efforts such as these.
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jun 2004
Neat idea but basically does nothing for Radeon 9600 owners because the features are mostly disabled even after the patch. Just stick with your OEM functionality or get a retail card is my advice.
[Version 1.1]

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Anonymous commented on 17 Jun 2004
...the whole point of this utility is so that people won't have to spend $200+ for a retail card...soooo exactly what is your point?

i for one, found it useful and the fact that it's free is all the better.
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Anonymous commented on 17 Jun 2004
What? You don't like having the 3D overrides work with your OEM card? Yeah, everyone should buy a retail card! Must be an ATI troll.
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Version Downloads:4,681
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:06 Jul 2004
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
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Have you ever wondered why the ATI video card that came with your Mac doesn't have the same features as the retail card? For years ATI has bundled software with their retail cards that adds features and extra capabilities. This software, known as "ATI Displays," is designed to only recognize and function with the retail version of the video card. These additional capabilities are withheld from OEM card owners even though, in most cases, the cards are nearly identical.

Radeon Enabler patches the ATI Displays application to allow it to recognize some OEM video cards. Once recognized, additional features like the OpenGL/3D overrides are "unlocked" and will function as if you have a retail card.

Radeon Enabler supports the following video cards:
  • OEM Radeon 9800 XT
  • OEM Radeon 9800 Pro
  • OEM Radeon 9700 Pro
  • OEM Radeon 9600 XT
  • OEM Radeon 9600 Pro
  • OEM Radeon 9000 Pro
  • OEM Radeon 8500
  • OEM Radeon 7500
  • OEM Radeon AGP (7200)
  • eMac Radeon 9200 graphics
  • eMac Radeon 7500 graphics
  • Radeon 9700 Mobility (Powerbook)
  • Radeon 9600 Mobility (Powerbook)
  • Radeon 9200 Mobility (iBook)
  • Radeon 9000 Mobility (Powerbook)
  • Radeon 7500 Mobility (Powerbook/iBook)
  • Radeon Mobility (Powerbook)


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