This is when the oem crippled devices will really shine EX: Creative Sound cards for Dell computers. That do not accept the Creative drivers or even function properly, if at all with a different MB, only the Dell revised ones work (Missing features naturally). They actually crippled my chip-set with a hardware limitation to prevent me from upgrading the RAM beyond 2GB. I guess they do it to promote their XPS line, Lameness.....
Great idea, makes things a little easier I guess for people that dont keep up with new drivers. I love Steam/VALVe/ATI.
But... anyone that is a gamer with a ATI card should know by now that they release new drivers around the 25th of every month and they have been for quite some time. How hard is it to go to AMD/ATI driver download page and update it the old fashion way?
[citation][nom]ethaniel[/nom]Man, I just installed 10.8 last week! This is getting tiresome. AMD needs a new driver model. Period.[/citation]
What exactly is your complaint? That AMD isn't waiting long enough between releases?
[citation][nom]Broseidon[/nom]encouraging the masses to be lazier, one step at a time[/citation]
Maybe we should all turn off our PCs that we sit bog-eyed staring at playing games on and go out and climb a tree or something.
[citation][nom]demonhorde665[/nom]well i'll be happy as long as steam doesnt force a driver update , nearly every version of catalyst after 10.4 causes my Saphire radeon 5770 HD to comnpeltely crash ,and not come back up on reboot.[/citation]
Seeing as those same drivers work for millions of other people have you considered it could be a manufacturing defect? Tried to RMA it yet?
Did this when Steam wanted to update and said something with being more compatible with AMD/ATI cards. I was like, "okay, why not?"
It was actually simple to use, and if it does allow you to update the day their released then great.
Doesn't tell me what they improved on since 10.8 though, I hope it brings up a window just saying the little improvements.
[Mhhhh, went to a site called hardforum to see them complain about AMD releasing new drivers and saying they'll quit using Steam even when it isn't doing auto updates.]
It's a good idea in theory and I'm sure it'll work great once they work out the kinks. Tried it yesterday though on a fresh Windows 7 install with 10.8 installed. Installation went smoothly, but after reboot I was presented with a happy little error message telling me that my video drivers were corrupt. Deleted all the relevant AMD / ATI files and registry entries, installed 10.9 the NORMAL way, and no issues. Suffice to say, I won't be using this feature again for quite some time...