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Radeon Enabler
Radeon Enabler
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Radeon Enabler free download for Mac

Radeon Enabler for Mac1.1.1

07 July 2004

Unlock your OEM video card.

What is Radeon Enabler for Mac

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)

What's new in Radeon Enabler

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.

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Oct 10 2004
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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!
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Aug 12 2004
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Aug 12 2004
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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?
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Jul 7 2004
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Jul 7 2004
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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?
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Jul 7 2004
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Jul 7 2004
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Works just fine on my OEM Radeon 8500 Cube. Thanks!!!
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Jun 30 2004
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Jun 30 2004
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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
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Jun 19 2004
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Jun 19 2004
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I recognises my emax 7500 chipset and the asks for the ATI Displays app to patch. I cannot find this anywhere.
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Jun 19 2004
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Jun 19 2004
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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
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Jun 18 2004
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Jun 18 2004
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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!
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Jun 18 2004
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Jun 18 2004
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Ati Enabler works perfectly on my Dual G5 w/ ATI 9800. I am finally able to play games such as Max Payne and Warcraft with FSAA 8x and every other feature that I was previously locked out of.
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Jun 18 2004
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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.
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Jun 18 2004
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Jun 18 2004
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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.
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May 23 2004
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I'm the author of Radeon Enabler. I don't recommend making a backup copy of ATI Displays unless you compress other otherwise archive it. The control panel tends to get confused if there's more than one copy of ATI Displays on your computer. Sometimes the wrong one will launch from the preference pane, other times the incorrect (or even a duplicate) entry the ATI Monitor will get added to your startup items. If the wrong version of ATI Monitor is running, the OpenGL overrides will have no effect. The safest way to go back to the old version if you want to repatch is to simply reinstall the ATI Radeon Displays package. You will then only have the one original version which you can patch.
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May 22 2004
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Remember to make a BACKUP of the ATi Displays app because this enabler requires an UNPATCHED app- even if you used Radeon Enabler before (such as if you used 1.0 before this 1.0.1 release).
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May 22 2004
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May 22 2004
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Ownage! Now i can force FSAA on all my 3D programs, even mac chess! *dances*
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May 22 2004
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May 22 2004
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Cooooool. 9600 pro OEM now work really good. Thanx.
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May 22 2004
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May 22 2004
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Woohoo!!! OEM 9000 Pro support... kewl!
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May 21 2004
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May 21 2004
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Please Please Please add Mobility cards to this!
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May 21 2004
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May 21 2004
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GREAT I have been awaiting this for a long time, but PLEASE add support for the mobility cards!
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May 21 2004
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May 21 2004
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it works perfectly on a G5/Ati 9600 thank you!!!!!!
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May 21 2004
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May 21 2004
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GREATE i'm waiting for this since owning a radeon9000 oem.
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App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Supported ATI graphics, Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later* Previously available here
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