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Modified Via ATI drivers for iBook G4 Radeon 9200M9+ OS 9 ).
« on: March 18, 2018, 05:27:34 AM »
These are a set of working 3D/2D drivers for the iBook with the Radeon 9200 Mobility( Device ID 5c63 ).

I've only done a little testing, but they seem to work ok.

Test them out and report back what you find.

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Re: Modified Via ATI drivers for iBook G4 Radeon 9200M9+ OS 9 ).
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2018, 12:19:59 PM »
Woo!

gave it a bash on my Late 2004 1.33Ghz iBook G4 (PowerBook6,5)

the extensions load and give me Nice 2D and full monitor control :) but sadly it seems 3D does not work?, opening Quake 3 gives me an OpenGL error. "Could not initialise OpenGL"

(also i had one boot where the screen went black part way through boot then came back cycled through R G n B then went blank again with OS 9 still running, but a reboot sorted that out)

but very nice work :) im hoping 3D can be made to work, it would make the iBook G4 the fastest OS 9.2.2 Portable I think :)

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Re: Modified Via ATI drivers for iBook G4 Radeon 9200M9+ OS 9 ).
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2018, 01:19:16 PM »
Woo!

gave it a bash on my Late 2004 1.33Ghz iBook G4 (PowerBook6,5)

the extensions load and give me Nice 2D and full monitor control :) but sadly it seems 3D does not work?, opening Quake 3 gives me an OpenGL error. "Could not initialise OpenGL"

(also i had one boot where the screen went black part way through boot then came back cycled through R G n B then went blank again with OS 9 still running, but a reboot sorted that out)

but very nice work :) im hoping 3D can be made to work, it would make the iBook G4 the fastest OS 9.2.2 Portable I think :)

I tested OpenGL and Rave with Quake3 and Unreal Tournament.

Let me try and re-upload the drivers and see what went wrong.

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Re: Modified Via ATI drivers for iBook G4 Radeon 9200M9+ OS 9 ).
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2018, 01:49:58 PM »
Try this upload, I think  a zip file will be ok till I can get it stuffed.


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Re: Modified Via ATI drivers for iBook G4 Radeon 9200M9+ OS 9 ).
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2018, 02:30:12 PM »
Can you please try to make a driver for the unsupported eMac 1.25? the Device ID is 5962 and the device name is ATY,Merlin.
It's supposedly a Mobility Radeon 9200 ...

Atached a picture of the OF device properties.
Thanks in advance
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Re: Modified Via ATI drivers for iBook G4 Radeon 9200M9+ OS 9 ).
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2018, 02:51:32 PM »
gave the .zip drivers a go and no OpenGL sadly.

I also nuked the OS 9 install and cloned over the Mac Mini G4s install then installed the Via drivers and no OpenGL still sadly.

I also tested a couple other OpenGL things to make sure it was not just some weird quake bug.

I wonder why OpenGL aint working...

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Re: Modified Via ATI drivers for iBook G4 Radeon 9200M9+ OS 9 ).
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2018, 03:55:00 PM »
Can you please try to make a driver for the unsupported eMac 1.25? the Device ID is 5962 and the device name is ATY,Merlin.
It's supposedly a Mobility Radeon 9200 ...

Atached a picture of the OF device properties.
Thanks in advance

Need to know the " compatible" property from the display node?

dev agp/@10/@0 .properties


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Re: Modified Via ATI drivers for iBook G4 Radeon 9200M9+ OS 9 ).
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2018, 04:26:42 PM »
gave the .zip drivers a go and no OpenGL sadly.

I also nuked the OS 9 install and cloned over the Mac Mini G4s install then installed the Via drivers and no OpenGL still sadly.

I also tested a couple other OpenGL things to make sure it was not just some weird quake bug.

I wonder why OpenGL aint working...

Not sure what the issue is, works great for me( 9.2.2 ). I have the 14" iBook, do you have the 12"?

Is changing the screen res working?

I changed the name of the 8500 3D Driver to 9200, but I don't think that would be an issue.


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Re: Modified Via ATI drivers for iBook G4 Radeon 9200M9+ OS 9 ).
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2018, 05:30:51 PM »
mines a 14 inch iBook G4 as well (evident by the 1.33Ghz PowerBook6,5 spec)

while writing this i got OpenGL working :)

the name change did actually cause issues kinda, in that when I dragged over the 12 extensions it left the 8500 one in place and im guessing that was conflicting, so I just nuked the 8500 extension leaving your re-named 9200 one in place and OpenGL is working now. :)

it means this iBook is pretty much the fastest Portable OS 9 machine Woo! :)

very nice work :)

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Re: Modified Via ATI drivers for iBook G4 Radeon 9200M9+ OS 9 ).
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2018, 08:07:59 AM »

Need to know the " compatible" property from the display node?

dev agp/@10/@0 .properties

compatible ATY,Merlin

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