Monday, June 20, 2011

DiRT 3 Benchmark Tool released

Hey, long time, no updates, I know... RadeonPro isn't updated for some months, but, besides some OpenGL quirks, I think it's pretty stable, isn't? :)

This time round I want to share with you a new benchmark tool I've developed with partnetship of a Brazilian games and techonology web site, the Adrenaline Racing Benchmark Tool that allows for benchmarking the Codemasters's games DiRT 3, DiRT 2 and F1 2010, all in an easy to use interface with lots of quality settings. It also packs an interesting feature: full integration with a web application called Adrenaline BenchZone that can receive the tool's benchmarks results, classifying all results based on settings used by the users. All published results can be shared, filtered and compared to other results, awarding with "medals" the best results sent by the overall result and also by video graphics card, meaning you can have lots of fun trying to win the top positions and the most gold medals you can!

I also want to thank AMD Brasil and HIS Brasil for supporting this initiative.

Are you ready to conquer the Adrenaline BenchZone? Let the competition begin!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Crysis 2 Benchmark Tool released

Hey folks! I've just released a brand new benchmark tool for benchmarking Crysis 2, you can download it from here.


Some options are unavailable right now, but the main functionality is working.

Although it was only tested with EADM digital version with patches 1.1 and 1.2, I think it will work fine with Steam version as well. If it doesn't work, just let me know so I can try to fix it.

Enjoy!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Crysis 2 even better with new CAP + FEAR profile

A new CAP has been released, you can grab it here from our friends at Rage3D.

Uninstall any other CAP installed and install this new one, then create (or modify) a profile for Crysis2.exe, choosing F.E.A.R. as CrossfireX compatibility profile. Doing that will fix the flickering seem on Crossfire systems and will improve performance as well!

Give it a shot now!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Crysis 2 flickering on CrossfireX systems

Crysis 2 is finally out! I remember I've pre-ordered the game on 05/12/2010 when the release date was set to September, and after almost a year later the game sees the day light... and without DirectX 11 support! Sad, but true.

But that isn't the only missing thing, the game also lacks multi-GPU support and flickers like hell until you disable CrossfireX. But you can still enjoy better performance of your CrossfireX setup without the screen flickering with the help of an old trick, you have 2 options:

1- If you own a retail Crysis 2 copy, just rename Crysis2.exe to Bioshock.exe in game directory.

2- If you bought Crysis 2 on Steam or Impulse and you're using Windows Vista or better, create a profile for the game using Crysis2.exe as profile executable and at Tweaks tab set Bioshock.exe as CrossfireX compatibility profile (see screenshot below for details)


Doing so CrossfireX performance gains won't be awesome but you will still have a small performance increase without the flickering issue.

Enjoy!

Screenshot credits: iowns at Adrenaline.com.br Forum.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Are you playing Test Drive Unlimited 2?

I'm playing and loving it! If you don't own it and enjoyed TDU 1 I strongly recommend it, really nice MMO racing game! Buy it on Direct2Drive.com with 20% discount using this link (copy the discount code and paste it into Promotion code field at Checkout page)

If you have a CrossfireX system you may already noticed that current Catalyst lacks a proper CrossfireX profile for TDU 2. After doing some tests I found that using Bioshock CrossfireX profile and setting MVPUMode to Alternate Frame Rendering actually improved CrossfireX usage a bit.

A Guru3D user posted some screenshots comparing framerate, using RadeonPro he gained about 35% more performance. A bit shy result but better than nothing until AMD figure out a better way to scale multi-GPU on TDU2.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

New build 1.1.0.6 with Italian translation is online

Updates

02/09/2011 - New build 1.1.0.6 (skins are temporarily unavailable but will be restored soon)

- Changed: the Getting Started Wizard won't show up anymore between version upgrades
- Changed: new translation submission method
- New: initial Italian translation (thanks to Alessandro Camarda, aka |ALE|)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Build 1.1.0.5 to fix crash when the program is used with a non-administrator account

Updates

02/05/2011 - New build 1.1.0.5 (skins are temporarily unavailable but will be restored soon)

- Fixed: crash at program startup when running with a non-administrator account
- Fixed: context-menu games list not updated after unused profile cleaning

New build 1.1.0.4 with bug fixes is ready

Updates

02/04/2011 - New build 1.1.0.4 (skins are temporarily unavailable but will be restored soon)

- Fixed: profile not being restored when old style profile list is in use
- Fixed: German translation was missing 6x value for Tessellation control, causing an non-fatal error message when the slider is moved to the rightmost position
- Fixed: AMD System monitor added to API monitoring blacklist to avoid rendering issues
- Changed: CrossfireX bar does not enforce vsync off anymore (turn vsync off manually if you want to use the CrossfireX bar without graphics stuttering)
- Changed: Spanish translation update

Thursday, February 3, 2011

New build 1.1.0.2 available

02/03/2011 - New build 1.1.0.2 (skins are temporarily unavailable but will be restored soon)

- Fixed: Aero glass not being applied
- Fixed: some dialogs don't appear translated
- Fixed: API monitoring being applied when the application doesn't have a profile and "Disable API monitoring for programs not listed in my profiles list" option is enabled
- Fixed: alternate AMD logo can cause rendering errors on some DX10/DX10.1 game (observed by me only on HAWX)
- Changed: triggers column width is now resized to accommodate the trigger file name
- New: added option to switch profile list to old style (no grouping) mode
- New: added option to apply a profile manually

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New bug fix release 1.1.0.1

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02/01/2011 - New build 1.1.0.1 (skins are temporarily unavailable but will be restored soon)

- Fixed: program crash while saving settings
- Fixed: missing DLL prevents auto-updated installations from working (re-do the auto-update to download the missing file)
- Fixed: Backup/Restore window doesn't appear translated
- Fixed: Global/Profile labels don't appear translated
- New: initial German translation (thanks to Caveman)

Missing DLL from auto-update

For all users that auto-updated RP to new build 1.1.0.0 in the last few hours, please do the auto-update again to download the missing file. That should fix an error that is displayed when the Purge profiles toolbar button is pressed.

Monday, January 31, 2011

New build 1.1.0.0 is ready for grabs!

Updates
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01/31/2011 - New build 1.1.0.0 (skins are temporarily unavailable but will be restored soon)

- Fixed: Portuguese translation
- Fixed: crash when GLDirect (http://sourceforge.net/projects/gldirect/) is used and API monitoring is active
- Fixed: GPU detection fails when old drivers traces are found on registry causing D3D tweaks and/or CrossfireX to not work properly
- Fixed: Compatibility profiles (AA/CFX) don't work with Catalyst 11.1a and HD 6900 series cards
- Fixed: program window position is moved outside the screen bounds when it is currently minimized and the tray icon is double-clicked, causing the window move to an unusable position until next program restart
- Fixed: API monitoring gets enabled even when a game doesn't have a profile and "Disable API monitoring for programs not listed in my profiles list" option is enabled on Settings
- Changed: removed CFAA Narrow/Wide-tent filters when a HD 6000 series card is detected
- Changed: removed TAA controls (not supported anymore by drivers)
- New: Profiles list enhancement with grouping by Recently added, Favorites and Recently played
- New: profiles purging (for removing deleted/uninstalled games)
- New: profile search/filter
- New: translation tool
- New: Getting start wizard for RadeonPro newcomers
- New: EQAA support for HD 6900 series
- New: Integration with online user's guide. Context-sensitive help for the area where the mouse pointer is resting is displayed by pressing F1 key
- New: initial Spanish translation (thanks to Florentino Sainz, aka Black_ice_Spain)

The translation tool cannot upload translations yet, if you translated the program texts to another language, please e-mail me at japamd @ gmail.com. Thanks!

Monday, January 24, 2011

What's coming next

I have almost finished next build, here's what coming next:

- Fixed: Portuguese translation
- Fixed: crash when GLDirect (http://sourceforge.net/projects/gldirect/) is used and API monitoring is active
- Fixed: GPU detection fails when old drivers traces are found on registry causing D3D tweaks and/or CrossfireX to not work properly
- Fixed: Compatibility profiles (AA/CFX) don't work with Catalyst 11.1a and HD 6900 series cards
- Fixed: program window position is moved outside the screen bounds when it is currently minimized and the tray icon is double-clicked, causing the window move to an unusable position until next program restart
- Changed: removed CFAA Narrow/Wide-tent filters when an HD 6000 series card is detected
- Changed: removed TAA controls (not supported anymore by drivers)
- New: Profiles list enhancement with grouping by Recently added, Favorites and Recently played
- New: profiles purging (for removing deleted/uninstalled games)
- New: profile search/filter
- New: translation tool
- New: Getting start wizard for RadeonPro newcomers
- New: EQAA support for HD 6900 series
- New: Integration with online user's guide. Context-sensitive help for the area where the mouse pointer is resting is displayed by pressing F1 key

Monday, January 17, 2011

Long time, no updates...

Yeah, one whole month has been passed since last update, new build was scheduled to be released this week but unfortunately my development rig's mobo died last wednesday. I bought a replacement for it, but sadly it won't arrive until tuesday. The good news is that I also bought an HD 6950, so expect full support for Cayman starting at next release.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Crysis Warhead benchmark tool updated

Download the latest version of Crysis Warhead benchmark tool, now with support for Crysis too.




Download

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

I wish you a Happy New Year with lots of joy, happiness and success!

Bring on 2011!!!