Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Author Topic: X5000 with Sapphire Radeon R9 280x Graphics card  (Read 1748 times)


0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline cehoferTopic starter

X5000 with Sapphire Radeon R9 280x Graphics card
« on: August 17, 2022, 04:51:31 PM »
I am having an OpenGL issue with my Sapphire Radeon R9 280x video card. I have the latest Enhancer 2.2 CD installed. First, the OS sees it as 7900 Series card and according to Ranger, it is using PCIGraphics.card 53.18 and CHIP: RadeonHD.chip 3.7

I notice a couple issues with OpenGL. First, the BoingBall screen saver does not work and if I try to run Celestia I get "Could not create an OpenGL window/context". If I try it on any of the MiniGL demos, I get the same error.

I searched OS4Depot and found minigl4gl4es. I replaced the minigl.library and mglut.library.

Using minigl4gl4es, Celestia will load and come up to the "Welcome to Celestia" and gives me a Grim Reaper of ISI. I noticed if I go to Blanker Prefs, Boing Ball screen saver is working in demo but if I click to another saver, I get a Grim Reaper , DSI and module new.library.kmod. If I try any of the original minigl demos they will play but will crash with a grim reaper as well.

However using the original minigl ver 2.24 and mglut libraries ver 2.24, I can run GIExcess_X5000, Cube-textured and ASE Loader-EGL_Warp no problem. All Warp3DNova demos work as well from SDK.  Celestia says it requires OpenGL 2.1. Is there some adjustment I can make in Prefs-EGL_Warp?
« Last Edit: August 17, 2022, 05:17:14 PM by cehofer »

Offline lionstorm

Re: X5000 with Sapphire Radeon R9 280x Graphics card
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2022, 08:42:25 PM »
not sure but Prefs-EGL_Wrap is a wrapper from Huno which is supposed to work with Huno ports and nothing else.

AFAIK no other software/game besides the ones from Huno supports/uses the EGL-WRAP-LIB from Huno so my guess is that your problem lies somewhere else.

I think it is ok that your R9 280x is seen as HD7900 since AMD rebadged their "old" card and gave a new name.
I have a R7 250 and it is seen as HD7800.

Offline cehoferTopic starter

Re: X5000 with Sapphire Radeon R9 280x Graphics card
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2022, 10:49:01 PM »

Does your boing ball screen saver work with your R7?  How about Celestia and the minigl demos?

Offline Spectre660

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jun 2014
  • Posts: 131
  • Country: 00
    • Show only replies by Spectre660
Re: X5000 with Sapphire Radeon R9 280x Graphics card
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2022, 12:36:21 AM »
@ cehofer

For best Mingl  compatatbility on Radeon HD graphics cards you need  a hardware driver .
Current RadeonHD Southern Islands Warp3D driver  product  from A-eon called Warp3D-SI .
Sold separately from the Enhancer package.

There is a new driver from A-eon not yet released .
This new driver will work with both Radeon HD cards and Radeon Rx cards .

« Last Edit: August 19, 2022, 12:40:49 AM by Spectre660 »
Sam460ex : Radeon Rx550 Single slot Video Card : SIL3112 SATA card