[Bf-committers] ATI cards for free, last call!

john tuffen bf-committers@blender.org
Fri, 23 Apr 2004 10:31:14 +0100

Heh, well I would love a new fast Radeon to replace my old-slow Radeon 
(VE/7000) :) But since I already have a Radeon, I don't actually *need* one...

I've already started looking at my particular Radeon problem (slow-menu-
drawing) and have a kind of fix (which unfortunately breaks Blender on another 
machine I have access to :( ). If anyone else is working on this area, maybe 
we should get in touch (my first step is to try and get rid of drawing-to-the-
front-buffer which seems to be a big problem for everyone?)

On another note - I can't seem to get access to #blendersauce - I tried the 
other night and wasn't accepted when I tried to /join


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"... 2 tracks of lush deep 4/4 house." (BoomKat)

Quoting Ton Roosendaal <ton@blender.org>:

> Hi all,
> Sofar only very few reactions came in... and today I received the other  
> two cards. So now can offer:
> Radeon 9600 XT 128 Mb (original sealed package)
> Radeon 9700 PRO 128 Mb (only card + cables)
> Radeon 9800 XT 256 Mb (original sealed package)
> PC only, not for Macs though.
> My idea was that when active developers here use ATI (as well) we might  
> get insight in:
> - what exactly goes wrong
> - if it's possible to code a bypass
> - if it's possible to tweak settings for the drivers to make it run  
> smooth, to add to our support section.
> - and of course keep Blender ATI support tested & under control
> Developers here feeling competent for such testing, and/or developers  
> with urgent need for a new 3D card can contact me. I'll ship them the  
> card for free. :)
> -Ton-
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