Quick fix for AMDs OpenGL on Windows 8

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6 years 10 months ago - 4 years 8 months ago #1037 by sT0n3r
For whatever reason, the AMD Catalyst Drivers for Windows 8 Consumer Preview are broken when it comes to 64-bit OpenGL there missing a registry entry critical to its functionality. Specifically, whenever an application (like Minecraft using Java 64-bit) requests OpenGL access, AMDs atig6pxx.dll kicks in. It then peeks inside HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}\0000 and loads the OpenGL component as specified by OpenGLVendorName (64-bit) or OpenGLVendorNameWow (32-bit).

While the bits are there, the 64-bit registry entry is missing completely

Just save the following as a .reg file and run it no need to restart.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}\0000]
"OpenGLVendorName"=hex(7):61,00,74,00,69,00,6f,00,36,00,61,00,78,00,78,00,2e,\
00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00,61,00,74,00,69,00,6f,00,36,00,61,00,78,00,78,00,\
2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00,00,00
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6 years 3 days ago - 5 years 2 months ago #1049 by Bailmeout
Replied by Bailmeout on topic Quick fix for AMDs OpenGL on Windows 8
what i must create for a .reg file?
- String
- Binary
- DWORD
and how i write in the -hex...? Can you please desripe it in steps?
thx :laugh:
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5 years 11 months ago - 5 years 2 months ago #1052 by Moorhenne
Replied by Moorhenne on topic Quick fix for AMDs OpenGL on Windows 8
@sT0n3r

Thank you it worked :))

@Bailmeout

Just open up the Editor and type in:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}\0000]
"OpenGLVendorName"=hex(7):61,00,74,00,69,00,6f,00,36,00,61,00,78,00,78,00,2e,\
00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00,61,00,74,00,69,00,6f,00,36,00,61,00,78,00,78,00,\
2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00,00,00

and save it as "somename.reg"

then run the file and press Yes restart your computer and be happy :D
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4 years 8 months ago #1086 by sT0n3r
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Glad it could help someone out :)

also working if you get this error in windows 8.1

Win8.1 and LoadLibrary failed with error 87: The parameter is incorrect
for Logitech Gaming software and/or the g-series mouse

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4 years 7 months ago #1094 by rubicon
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Excellent!

When trying to install Catalyst Pro Control Centre (on Windows 8.1 Pro x64) I kept getting an error and failed install. After several hours of searching I found this thread, tried the fix in post #1 and the install completed.

So thanks sT0n3r, it worked for me too ;)

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2 years 6 months ago #1142 by Jay2jay
Replied by Jay2jay on topic Quick fix for AMDs OpenGL on Windows 8
Can you please upload registry file regarding that I am using win 8.1 and having error load library failed error 87
I tried the registry file as you told here but after registering same error is showing please help

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