ATI 3D Rage - ATI3DCIF API - chip and driver compatibility matrix
by MechWarrior 2 and Tomb Raider
(ATI3DCIF = ATI 3D C InterFace)




ATI3DCIF (ati3dcif.dll) requires Windows 95 (Win9x/ME)
and requires MACXW4 driver (or atim64; ati_m64; atir3) version 4.02.0229 or later
and compatible video chip (Rage Mobility, Rage128 and laters are not compatible).


MechWarrior 2
The MechWarrior 2 ATI 3D RAGE Edition 1.0 was bundled with Ati 3D Xpression (the first and only card with the first 3D Rage chip).

"This was the first 3D version to be released and also appears to be [by far] the most highly produced. The Rage version was first previewed to the public in May of 1996 at the E3 Show in Los Angeles."
(K. Lupinsky. MechWarrior 2 3D page)

Special thanks for the "MechWarrior 2 ATI 3D RAGE Edition 1.0" CD to QBiN!

date driver version ATI Software Release version 1 ATI3DCIF API
(ati3dcif.dll) version
filename minimum requirements Mach64 VT
(ATI-264VT)

Mach64 VT2
(ATI-264VT2)

Mach64 VT4
(ATI-264VT4)
3D Rage
(3D Rage I)
(Mach64 GT)
3D Rage LT
(264-LT)
3D Rage II 3D Rage II+DVD
(3D Rage II+)
3D Rage PRO
(Rage Pro Turbo)
3D Rage IIC Rage LT Pro Rage XL Rage Mobility-L Win95 Win95
OSR2
Win98 Win98SE WinME
1995.Dec.13 4.02.0208
(MACXW4)
none not included
cannot use it
64W95208.ZIP   no all textures are missing Not tested no no no no no no no          
1996.Jun.06
(1996.May.17)
4.02.0229
(MACXW4)
2.2-B11 4.02.0217
no texture blending
64W95222.ZIP DirectX 1 2 no works only with
ati3dcif.dll
4.02.0217
Not tested no no no no no no no
1996.Jun.05
(1996.Jun.02)
4.03.1096
(atim64)
none not included,
can use only the 4.02.0217
version
atim64 "ATI3D"
(DirectX 2.0 built in)
DirectX 2 3
previously installed 4.02.0229 driver
all textures are missing works only with
ati3dcif.dll
4.02.0217
Not tested no no no no no no no
1996.Jun.05
(1996.Sep.13)
4.03.2030
(atim64)
none not included,
can use only the 4.02.0217
version
atim64 "ATI3D"
(DirectX 3.0/3.0a/Win95 OSR2 built in)
DirectX 2 3
previously installed 4.02.0229 driver
all textures are missing works only with
ati3dcif.dll
4.02.0217
Not tested no no no no no no no
1996.Dec.19 4.03.2119
(MACXW4)
3.03-C14S-E 4.03.2150
no texture blending
64W95303.EXE DirectX 2 3
update the ati3dcif.dll to 4.10.2640 for the
texture blending
all textures are missing ATI CIF
works
Not tested ATI CIF
works
all textures are missing no no no no no ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1997.Feb.13 4.03.2139
(MACXW4)
3.11-C5F 4.03.2510
no texture blending
W95-2139.EXE DirectX 2 3
update the ati3dcif.dll to 4.10.2640 for the
texture blending
all textures are missing ATI CIF
works
Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
no no no no no ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1997.Apr.03 4.03.2139
(MACXW4)
3.11-CD 4.03.2510
no texture blending
ASUS driver floppy/CD DirectX 2 3
update the ati3dcif.dll to 4.10.2640 for the
texture blending
all textures are missing ATI CIF
works
Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
no no no no no ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1997.Apr.24 4.03.2162
(MACXW4)
3.14-C6W-EX 4.03.2510
no texture blending
W95-2162.EXE DirectX 2 3
update the ati3dcif.dll to 4.10.2640 for the
texture blending
all textures are missing ATI CIF
works
Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
no no no no no ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1997.Aug.04
(1997.Jul.30)
4.10.1555
(ati_m64)
none not included
but can use it
ATI_M64
(DirectX 5.x/6.x built in)
DirectX 2 3
use the ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2640 for the
texture blending
all textures are missing ATI CIF
works
Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
no no no no no ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
  4.10.1720
(ati_m64)
none not included
but can use it
ATI_M64
(Win98/98SE/ME built in)
DirectX 2 3
use the ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2640 for the
texture blending
all textures are missing ATI CIF
works
Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
no no no no no no no ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
  4.10.1720
(atir3)
none not included
but can use it
ATIR3
(Win98/98SE built in)
DirectX 2 3
use the ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2640 for the
texture blending
not tested no Not tested no ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
no no no no no no ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1997.Sep.19 4.10.2237
(MACXW4)
4.31-CD10 4.10.2628
no texture blending
ATI driver CD   not tested no Not tested freezes freezes missing textures no no no no          
1997.Dec.09
(1998.Mar.17)
4.10.2263
(MACXW4)
4.20-CD37.2 4.10.2628
no texture blending
Compaq driver CD
SP6517.EXE
  not tested no Not tested freezes freezes missing textures no no no no  4  4      
1997.Dec.08 4.10.2278
(MACXW4)
4.35-C20E 4.10.2640 w95-2278.exe
"Technical Support Driver"
DirectX 2 3 all textures are missing ATI CIF
works
Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
all textures are missing no no no ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1998.May.19
(1998.Feb.02)
4.10.2299
(MACXW4)
4.36-C23B 4.10.2644 HP driver floppies
vdf734en.exe; vdf735en.exe
DirectX 2 3 all textures are missing ATI CIF
works
Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
all textures are missing no no no ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1998.Feb.23 4.10.2312
(MACXW4)
5.00-C5R-EN 4.10.2660 w95-2312.exe DirectX 2 3 all textures are missing no Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
all textures are missing no no no ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
5
ATI CIF
works
5
ATI CIF
works
5
1998.Mar.26 w52312en.exe ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1998.May.13 4.10.2330
(MACXW4)
5.11-C9C-WEB 4.10.2661 w52330en.exe DirectX 2 3 all textures are missing no Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
no no ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1998.Jun.18 4.10.2411
(MACXW4)
5.20-CD5 4.10.2690 Compaq driver CD
sp7952.exe
DirectX 2 3 all textures are missing no Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
no no ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1998.Jun.29 5.20-C9K-WEB w82411en.exe
1998.Sep.14 4.10.2420
(MACXW4)
5.21-C9N-WEB 4.10.2690 w82420en.exe DirectX 2 3 all textures are missing Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
no no ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1999.Mar.24
(1998.Aug.03)
4.10.2436
(MACXW4)
5.22-C9O 4.10.2690 DELL driver CD DirectX 2 3 all textures are missing Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
no no ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1998.Sep.14 4.10.2440
(MACXW4)
5.24-C9Q-WEB 4.10.2690 w82440en.exe
"Technical Support Driver"
DirectX 2 3 all textures are missing Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
no no ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1998 4.10.2456
(MACXW4)
5.23-CD4 4.10.2690 Compaq driver CD
sp8456.exe
DirectX 2 3 all textures are missing Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
no no ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1998.Nov.26 4.10.2456
(MACXW4)
5.23-C53C 4.10.2690 HP driver CD
ATI523_1.EXE
DirectX 2 3 all textures are missing Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
no no ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1999.Jun.03
(1999.Apr.30)
[1998.Oct.20]
4.10.2466
(MACXW4)
5.26-C9S 4.10.2690 Compaq Softpaq update:
sp10127.exe
DirectX 2 3 all textures are missing Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
no no ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1998.Dec.31
(1998.Nov.17)
4.10.2499
(MACXW4)
5.25-C9Y 4.10.2690 Compaq driver CD
sp8940.exe
DirectX 2 3 all textures are missing Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
no no ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1999
(1999.Jan.21)
4.10.2515
(MACXW4)
5.25-CD3 4.10.2690 Compaq driver CD
sp16455.exe
"RagePro LT for ACPI Count"
DirectX 2 3 all textures are missing Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
serious errors ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
no no ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1998.Dec.10 4.11.2474
(MACXW4)
5.30 4.11.2692 w82474en.exe Pro/LT Pro: DirectX 5
others: DirectX 2
all textures are missing Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
no no ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1999.Jan.27 4.11.2545
(MACXW4)
5.35 4.11.2692 driver floppy/CD DirectX 6 all textures are missing Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
6
ATI CIF
works
6
ATI CIF
works
7
ATI CIF
works
6
ATI CIF
works
7
no no ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1999.Apr.26 4.11.2548
(MACXW4)
5.37 4.11.2692 w82548en.exe DirectX 6 all textures are missing Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
6
ATI CIF
works
6
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
6
ATI CIF
works
no no ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1999.May.21 4.11.2560
(MACXW4)
5.37.1 4.11.2692 w82560en.exe
"Technical Support Driver"
DirectX 6 all textures are missing Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
no no ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1999.Jul.23
(1999.Jul.22)
4.11.2573
(MACXW4)
5.38-B07C 4.11.2694 8 Compaq Softpaq update:
SP10912.EXE
DirectX 6 all textures are missing Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
6
ATI CIF
works
6
ATI CIF
works
freezes ATI CIF
works
6
ATI CIF
works
8
serious errors in textures ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1999.Sep.15 4.11.2036
(ATI2DRAB)
M6.10.22-T13 4.11.2694 8 Compaq driver CD
sp13549.exe
  no Not tested Not tested no no no no all textures are missing faulty colored
3d image
serious errors in textures and faulty colored 3d image faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
2000.Oct.03
(1999.Oct.01)
[1999.Jun.06]
4.11.2579
(ATI2DRAB)
J5.00.2-T03 4.11.2694 8 w98rxc4112579.exe
(w98_rxc_4_11_2579.exe)
  Not tested Not tested Not tested no no no no no all textures are missing serious errors in textures and faulty colored 3d image all textures are missing all textures are missing all textures are missing all textures are missing all textures are missing
2000.Apr.11
(1999.Sep.15)
[1999.Aug.09]
4.11.2620
(ATI2DRAE)
J5.10.0-T09 4.11.2694 8 w98rxl4112620.exe
(w98_rxl_4_11_2620.exe)
  Not tested Not tested Not tested no no no no no all textures are missing serious errors in textures and faulty colored 3d image all textures are missing all textures are missing all textures are missing all textures are missing all textures are missing
  version number
of the WinME
(ati_drae)
J5.10.0 not included ATI_DRAE
(WinME built in)
  Not tested Not tested Not tested no no faulty colored
3d image
no faulty colored
3d image
no Not tested Not tested Not tested Not tested Not tested faulty colored
3d image
1999.Oct.27
(1999.Aug.27)
4.11.2623
(ATI2DDAD)
5.40.1
(5.40-1-B02K
-Not Certified)
4.11.2695 8 rpro_540-1b02k.zip
"Special Purpose Driver"
  Not tested Not tested Not tested faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
all textures are missing serious errors in textures and faulty colored 3d image faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
2000.Jun.16
(2000.Jun.06)
4.11.2628
(ATI2DDAD)
5.40.2
(5.40.2-B11C)
4.11.2695 8 w98rpro4112628en.exe
(w98_rpro_4_11_2628_en.exe)
"Technical Support Driver"
  all textures are missing no Not tested faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
all textures are missing serious errors in textures and faulty colored 3d image faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
2000.Feb.01
(2000.Jan.18)
4.12.2632
(ATI2DRAE)
J5.11.1
(J5.11.1-B20
-Not Certified)
4.12.2696 8 rpro_j5111b20.zip
"Special Purpose Driver"
  no Not tested Not tested Not tested no all textures are missing no all textures are missing all textures are missing serious errors in textures and faulty colored 3d image all textures are missing all textures are missing all textures are missing all textures are missing all textures are missing
2001.Mar.21
(2000.Jan.18)
w98rpro4122632.exe
(w98_rpro_4_12_2632.exe)
"Technical Support Driver"
2000.Nov.23
(2000.Sep.18)
4.12.2647
(ATI2DRAE)
J5.12.0-T02 4.12.2696 8 w98rxl4122647.exe
(w98_rxl_4_12_2647.exe)
  Not tested Not tested Not tested Not tested no no no no all textures are missing all textures are missing all textures are missing all textures are missing all textures are missing all textures are missing all textures are missing
2002.Apr.01
(2002.Feb.28)
4.13.2655
(ATI2DRAE)
J5.30.1-B02 4.12.2696 8 wme-j5-30-1-b02.exe   Not tested Not tested Not tested Not tested no all textures are missing no all textures are missing all textures are missing all textures are missing no no all textures are missing all textures are missing all textures are missing
date driver version ATI Software Release version 1 ATI3DCIF API
(ati3dcif.dll) version
filename minimum requirements Mach64 VT
(ATI-264VT)

Mach64 VT2
(ATI-264VT2)

Mach64 VT4
(ATI-264VT4)
3D Rage
(3D Rage I)
(Mach64 GT)
3D Rage LT
(264-LTG)
3D Rage II 3D Rage II+DVD
(3D Rage II+)
3D Rage PRO
(Rage Pro Turbo)
3D Rage IIC Rage LT Pro Rage XL Rage Mobility-L Win95 Win95
OSR2
Win98 Win98SE WinME







Tomb Raider
ATI 3D RAGE (ATI3DCIF) patch: tombatiragepro.zip from www.eidos-france.fr (now on Archive.org)

date driver version ATI Software Release version 1 ATI3DCIF API
(ati3dcif.dll) version
filename minimum requirements Mach64 VT
(ATI-264VT)

Mach64 VT2
(ATI-264VT2)

Mach64 VT4
(ATI-264VT4)
3D Rage
(3D Rage I)
(Mach64 GT)
3D Rage LT
(264-LTG)
3D Rage II 3D Rage II+DVD
(3D Rage II+)
3D Rage PRO
(Rage Pro Turbo)
3D Rage IIC Rage LT Pro Rage XL Rage Mobility-L Win95 Win95
OSR2
Win98 Win98SE WinME
1996.Jun.06
(1996.May.17)
4.02.0229
(MACXW4)
2.2-B11 4.02.0217 64W95222.ZIP   Failed to start
ATI CIF
Z-buffer capability not found Not tested no no no no no no no          
1996.Jun.05
(1996.Jun.02)
4.03.1096
(atim64)
none not included,
can use only the 4.02.0217
version
atim64 "ATI3D"
(DirectX 2.0 built in)
  Failed to start
ATI CIF
Failed to start
ATI CIF
Not tested no no no no no no no          
1996.Jun.05
(1996.Sep.13)
4.03.2030
(atim64)
none not included,
can use only the 4.02.0217
version
atim64 "ATI3D"
(DirectX 3.0/3.0a/Win95 OSR2 built in)
  Failed to start
ATI CIF
Failed to start
ATI CIF
Not tested no no no no no no no          
1996.Dec.19 4.03.2119
(MACXW4)
3.03-C14S-E 4.03.2150
you have to replace it
64W95303.EXE DirectX 2
ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2640 or later
Failed to start
ATI CIF
Z-buffer capability not found Not tested ATI CIF
works
Failed to start
ATI CIF
no no no no no ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1997.Feb.13 4.03.2139
(MACXW4)
3.11-C5F 4.03.2510
you have to replace it
W95-2139.EXE DirectX 2
ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2640 or later
Failed to start
ATI CIF
Z-buffer capability not found Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
no no no no no ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1997.Apr.03 4.03.2139
(MACXW4)
3.11-CD 4.03.2510
you have to replace it
ASUS driver floppy/CD DirectX 2
ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2640 or later
Failed to start
ATI CIF
Z-buffer capability not found Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
no no no no no ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1997.Apr.24 4.03.2162
(MACXW4)
3.14-C6W-EX 4.03.2510
you have to replace it
W95-2162.EXE DirectX 2
ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2640 or later
Failed to start
ATI CIF
Z-buffer capability not found Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
no no no no no ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1997.Aug.04
(1997.Jul.30)
4.10.1555
(ati_m64)
none not included
but can use it
ATI_M64
(DirectX 5.x/6.x built in)
DirectX 2
ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2640 or later
Failed to start
ATI CIF
Z-buffer capability not found Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
no no no no no ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
  4.10.1720
(ati_m64)
none not included
but can use it
ATI_M64
(Win98/98SE/ME built in)
DirectX 2
ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2640 or later
Failed to start
ATI CIF
Z-buffer capability not found Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
no no no no no no no ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
  4.10.1720
(atir3)
none not included
but can use it
ATIR3
(Win98/98SE built in)
DirectX 2
ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2640 or later
no no Not tested no Fatal
DirectDraw error!
ATI CIF
works
no no no no no no ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1997.Sep.19 4.10.2237
(MACXW4)
4.31-CD10 4.10.2628
buggy text
ATI driver CD   Failed to start
ATI CIF
no Not tested no no serious errors in textures no no no no          
1997.Dec.09
(1998.Mar.17)
4.10.2263
(MACXW4)
4.20-CD37.2 4.10.2628
buggy text
Compaq driver CD
SP6517.EXE
  Failed to start
ATI CIF
no Not tested no no serious errors in textures no no no no  4  4      
1997.Dec.08 4.10.2278
(MACXW4)
4.35-C20E 4.10.2640 w95-2278.exe
"Technical Support Driver"
DirectX 2 Failed to start
ATI CIF
Z-buffer capability not found Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
Failed to start
ATI CIF
no no no ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1998.May.19
(1998.Feb.02)
4.10.2299
(MACXW4)
4.36-C23B 4.10.2644 HP driver floppies
vdf734en.exe; vdf735en.exe
DirectX 2 Failed to start
ATI CIF
Z-buffer capability not found Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
Failed to start
ATI CIF
no no no ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1998.Feb.23 4.10.2312
(MACXW4)
5.00-C5R-EN 4.10.2660 w95-2312.exe DirectX 2 Failed to start
ATI CIF
no Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
Failed to start
ATI CIF
no no no ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
5
ATI CIF
works
5
ATI CIF
works
5
1998.Mar.26 w52312en.exe ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1998.May.13 4.10.2330
(MACXW4)
5.11-C9C-WEB 4.10.2661 w52330en.exe DirectX 2 Failed to start
ATI CIF
no Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
no no ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1998.Jun.18 4.10.2411
(MACXW4)
5.20-CD5 4.10.2690 Compaq driver CD
sp7952.exe
DirectX 2 Failed to start
ATI CIF
no Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
9
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
9
no no ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1998.Jun.29 5.20-C9K-WEB w82411en.exe
1998.Sep.14 4.10.2420
(MACXW4)
5.21-C9N-WEB 4.10.2690 w82420en.exe DirectX 2 Failed to start
ATI CIF
Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
9
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
9
no no ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1999.Mar.24
(1998.Aug.03)
4.10.2436
(MACXW4)
5.22-C9O 4.10.2690 DELL driver CD DirectX 2 Failed to start
ATI CIF
Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
9
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
9
no no ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1998.Sep.14 4.10.2440
(MACXW4)
5.24-C9Q-WEB 4.10.2690 w82440en.exe
"Technical Support Driver"
DirectX 2 Failed to start
ATI CIF
Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
9
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
9
no no ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1998 4.10.2456
(MACXW4)
5.23-CD4 4.10.2690 Compaq driver CD
sp8456.exe
DirectX 2 Failed to start
ATI CIF
Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
9
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
9
no no ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1998.Nov.26 4.10.2456
(MACXW4)
5.23-C53C 4.10.2690 HP driver CD
ATI523_1.EXE
DirectX 2 Failed to start
ATI CIF
Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
9
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
9
no no ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1999.Jun.03
(1999.Apr.30)
[1998.Oct.20]
4.10.2466
(MACXW4)
5.26-C9S 4.10.2690 Compaq Softpaq update:
sp10127.exe
DirectX 2 Failed to start
ATI CIF
Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
9
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
9
no no ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1998.Dec.31
(1998.Nov.17)
4.10.2499
(MACXW4)
5.25-C9Y 4.10.2690 Compaq driver CD
sp8940.exe
DirectX 2 Failed to start
ATI CIF
Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
9
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
9
no no ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1999
(1999.Jan.21)
4.10.2515
(MACXW4)
5.25-CD3 4.10.2690 Compaq driver CD
sp16455.exe
"RagePro LT for ACPI Count"
DirectX 2 Failed to start
ATI CIF
Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
Z-buffer capability not found ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
9
no no ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1998.Dec.10 4.11.2474
(MACXW4)
5.30 4.11.2692 w82474en.exe Pro/LT Pro: DirectX 5
others: DirectX 2
Failed to start
ATI CIF
Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
9
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
9
no no ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
4
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1999.Jan.27 4.11.2545
(MACXW4)
5.35 4.11.2692 driver floppy/CD DirectX 6 Failed to start
ATI CIF
Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
6
ATI CIF
works
6
ATI CIF
works
9
ATI CIF
works
6
ATI CIF
works
9
no no ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1999.Apr.26 4.11.2548
(MACXW4)
5.37 4.11.2692 w82548en.exe DirectX 6 Failed to start
ATI CIF
Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
6
ATI CIF
works
6
ATI CIF
works
9
ATI CIF
works
6
ATI CIF
works
9
no no ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1999.May.21 4.11.2560
(MACXW4)
5.37.1 4.11.2692 w82560en.exe
"Technical Support Driver"
DirectX 6 Failed to start
ATI CIF
Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
9
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
9
no no ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1999.Jul.23
(1999.Jul.22)
4.11.2573
(MACXW4)
5.38-B07C 4.11.2694 8 Compaq Softpaq update:
SP10912.EXE
DirectX 6 Failed to start
ATI CIF
Not tested Not tested ATI CIF
works
6
ATI CIF
works
6
ATI CIF
works
9
no ATI CIF
works
6 9
ATI CIF
works 
8 9
serious errors in textures ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
ATI CIF
works
1999.Sep.15 4.11.2036
(ATI2DRAB)
M6.10.22-T13 4.11.2694 8 Compaq driver CD
sp13549.exe
  no no no no no no no faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
serious errors in textures and faulty colored 3d image faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
2000.Oct.03
(1999.Oct.01)
[1999.Jun.06]
4.11.2579
(ATI2DRAB)
J5.00.2-T03 4.11.2694 8 w98rxc4112579.exe
(w98_rxc_4_11_2579.exe)
  no no no no no no no no Failed to start
ATI CIF
serious errors in textures and faulty colored 3d image Failed to start
ATI CIF
Failed to start
ATI CIF
Failed to start
ATI CIF
Failed to start
ATI CIF
Failed to start
ATI CIF
2000.Apr.11
(1999.Sep.15)
[1999.Aug.09]
4.11.2620
(ATI2DRAE)
J5.10.0-T09 4.11.2694 8 w98rxl4112620.exe
(w98_rxl_4_11_2620.exe)
  no no no no no no no no Failed to start
ATI CIF
serious errors in textures and faulty colored 3d image Failed to start
ATI CIF
Failed to start
ATI CIF
Failed to start
ATI CIF
Failed to start
ATI CIF
Failed to start
ATI CIF
  version number
of the WinME
(ati_drae)
J5.10.0 not included ATI_DRAE
(WinME built in)
  no no no no no faulty colored
3d image
no faulty colored
3d image
no Not tested Not tested Not tested Not tested Not tested faulty colored
3d image
1999.Oct.27
(1999.Aug.27)
4.11.2623
(ATI2DDAD)
5.40.1
(5.40-1-B02K
-Not Certified)
4.11.2695 8 rpro_540-1b02k.zip
"Special Purpose Driver"
  Failed to start
ATI CIF
Not tested Not tested Fatal
DirectDraw error!
Not tested faulty colored
3d image
Fatal
DirectDraw error!
faulty colored
3d image
Failed to start
ATI CIF
serious errors in textures and faulty colored 3d image faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
2000.Jun.16
(2000.Jun.06)
4.11.2628
(ATI2DDAD)
5.40.2
(5.40.2-B11C)
4.11.2695 8 w98rpro4112628en.exe
(w98_rpro_4_11_2628_en.exe)
"Technical Support Driver"
  Failed to start
ATI CIF
Not tested Not tested Fatal
DirectDraw error!
Not tested faulty colored
3d image
Fatal
DirectDraw error!
faulty colored
3d image
Failed to start
ATI CIF
serious errors in textures and faulty colored 3d image faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
faulty colored
3d image
2000.Feb.01
(2000.Jan.18)
4.12.2632
(ATI2DRAE)
J5.11.1
(J5.11.1-B20
-Not Certified)
4.12.2696 8 rpro_j5111b20.zip
"Special Purpose Driver"
  no no no no no Failed to start
ATI CIF
no Failed to start
ATI CIF
Failed to start
ATI CIF
serious errors in textures and faulty colored 3d image Failed to start
ATI CIF
Failed to start
ATI CIF
Failed to start
ATI CIF
Failed to start
ATI CIF
Failed to start
ATI CIF
2001.Mar.21
(2000.Jan.18)
w98rpro4122632.exe
(w98_rpro_4_12_2632.exe)
"Technical Support Driver"
2000.Nov.23
(2000.Sep.18)
4.12.2647
(ATI2DRAE)
J5.12.0-T02 4.12.2696 8 w98rxl4122647.exe
(w98_rxl_4_12_2647.exe)
  no no no no no no no no Failed to start
ATI CIF
Failed to start
ATI CIF
Failed to start
ATI CIF
Failed to start
ATI CIF
Failed to start
ATI CIF
Failed to start
ATI CIF
Failed to start
ATI CIF
2002.Apr.01
(2002.Feb.28)
4.13.2655
(ATI2DRAE)
J5.30.1-B02 4.12.2696 8 wme-j5-30-1-b02.exe   no no no no no Failed to start
ATI CIF
no Failed to start
ATI CIF
Failed to start
ATI CIF
Failed to start
ATI CIF
no no Failed to start
ATI CIF
Failed to start
ATI CIF
Failed to start
ATI CIF
date driver version ATI Software Release version 1 ATI3DCIF API
(ati3dcif.dll) version
filename minimum requirements Mach64 VT
(ATI-264VT)

Mach64 VT2
(ATI-264VT2)

Mach64 VT4
(ATI-264VT4)
3D Rage
(3D Rage I)
(Mach64 GT)
3D Rage LT
(264-LTG)
3D Rage II 3D Rage II+DVD
(3D Rage II+)
3D Rage PRO
(Rage Pro Turbo)
3D Rage IIC Rage LT Pro Rage XL Rage Mobility-L Win95 Win95
OSR2
Win98 Win98SE WinME




1: A registry string here -> "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Class\DISPLAY\ATI\ReleaseVersion"

2: If you have an earlier version of DirectX than requirements of the display driver you will got this error message:
Fatal error #50: SYSERR_VFXDRIVER: Error occurred finding or loading VFX driver (DLL): Error profiling video modes.

3: Might not work with DirectX 3.0

4: On Windows 95 (all Win95 versions) you must wait a bit more than 1 minute when installer writes "Please wait while Setup initializes...".

5: The w95-2312.exe installer not run under Win98/Me but you can run the w52312en.exe installer that has the same drivers included that works without problem on Win98/Me also.

6: This graphics chip does not supported by the installer but you can install the driver on Display Properties or Device Manager (the installer extracts the driver before the error message).

7: In Windows "32-bit" color mode (true color) there are display problems in game menu (I recommend you to use 256 color mode because ATI3DCIF games are use 256 colors).

8: Rage XL is not supported. You need to downgrade the "ati3dcif.dll" to version 4.11.2692
or you can download the modified driver for Rage XL with downgraded "ati3dcif.dll", (downgraded macxdd16.dll, macxdd32.dll) and expanded .inf file made by me:
ATI_3D_CIF_compatible_Rage_XL_driver_for_Win9x-ME_r3.zip

9: In Windows "32-bit" color mode (true color) there are texture errors in the menu of the game (but you shouldn't use 32-bit color mode on all cards with all drivers also because the game looks much better on 256; 16-bit and 24-bit color modes than 32-bit color mode).


You can download the all versions of the ati3dcif.dll:
all_ATI3DCIF_DLL.zip



Screenshots

ati3dcif.dll 4.03.2510
ati3dcif.dll 4.03.2510

ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2628
ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2628

ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2640
from ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2640


ati3dcif.dll 4.03.2510                                       ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2628                                       ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2640

serious errors on Rage Pro with 4.10.2515 driver
Serious errors on Rage Pro with 4.10.2515 (Rage LT Pro) driver.

serious errors on Rage Mobility-L
Serious errors on Rage Mobility-L.

faulty colored
Faulty colored 3D image with ATI2DRAB; ATI2DDAD and ATI2DRAE drivers.

all textures are missing
All textures are missing

all textures are missing and faulty colored
All textures are missing and faulty colored

problems in game menu
Display problems in game menu with 4.11.2545 driver in Windows "32-bit" color mode on Rage Pro and LT pro.

the good image
Tomb Raider in Windows "24-bit" color mode (same as in 16 bit or 256 color mode).

worse colors
Tomb Raider in Windows "32-bit" color mode.

Texture error on passport
Tomb Raider menu in Windows "32-bit" color mode (some texture errors).

Faulty colored
Faulty colored 3D image with ATI2DRAB; ATI2DDAD and ATI2DRAE drivers.



Special thanks to Wilfred Fink for the 4.10.2237 driver!



ATI3DCIF API benchmarks
by Tomb Raider
in 800x600 with bilinear filtering and perspective correction (at "Lara's Home" startscreen)

Test setup:

  •  CPU: Intel Pentium II 350MHz
  •  Motherboard: Abit AB-BX6 Revision 2 Motherboard (bios: bxrqr) – Intel 440BX
  •  RAM: 256MB SDRAM
  •  Soundcard: Creative Vibra16C CT4180 (the ATI3DCIF version of Tomb Raider cannot start without DirectSound device)
  •  OS: Windows 98 4.10.1998

driver version 3D Rage II (4754)
PCI 4MB SGRAM
 
3D Rage II+DVD (4755)
PCI 4MB SDRAM
(3D CHARGER)
3D Rage PRO (4742)
AGP 8MB SGRAM
(XPERT@Play)
Rage Pro Turbo (4742)
AGP 8MB SGRAM
 
Rage IIC (475A)
AGP 4MB SDRAM
(3D CHARGER)
Rage LT Pro
AGP 8MB SDRAM
 
Rage XL (474D)
AGP 8MB SDRAM
an OEM card (102-G0101-00)
4.03.2119
(MACXW4)
11 FPS no no no no no no
4.10.1720
(ati_m64 or atir3)
10 FPS 10 FPS 30 FPS 30 FPS no no no
4.10.2278
(MACXW4)
11 FPS 10 FPS 30 FPS 30 FPS no no no
4.10.2330
(MACXW4)
11 FPS 10 FPS 30 FPS 30 FPS 13 FPS 30 FPS no
4.11.2573 (downgraded)
(MACXW4)
10 FPS 10 FPS 30 FPS 30 FPS 13 FPS 30 FPS 30 FPS



Test 2: 800x600 with bilinear filtering and perspective correction (five more crowded screen at "Caves")

Test setup:
The same as above but:

  •  CPU: Intel Pentium II 350MHz @233MHz

  3D Rage PRO (4742)
AGP 8MB SGRAM
(XPERT@Play)

driver: atir3 (4.10.1720)
Rage Pro Turbo (4742)
AGP 8MB SGRAM
 

driver: atir3 (4.10.1720)
3D Rage PRO (4742)
AGP 8MB SGRAM
(XPERT@Play)

driver: MACXW4 (4.10.2330)
Rage Pro Turbo (4742)
AGP 8MB SGRAM
 

driver: MACXW4 (4.10.2330)
Rage LT Pro
AGP 8MB SDRAM
 
Rage XL (474D)
AGP 8MB SDRAM
an OEM card (102-G0101-00)
Caves 20-25 FPS 20-25 FPS 30 FPS 30 FPS 30 FPS 30 FPS
Caves 20-25 FPS 20-25 FPS 30 FPS 30 FPS 30 FPS 30 FPS
Caves 19-21 FPS 19-21 FPS 30 FPS 30 FPS 25 FPS 25 FPS
Caves 15-19 FPS 15-19 FPS 25-26 FPS 25 FPS 25 FPS 25 FPS
Caves 15-16 FPS 15-16 FPS 19 FPS 19 FPS 19 FPS 19 FPS





Sample programs in the Ati 3D Rage Pro SDK 4.1
(also ATI3DCIF API)

VGA capture made by me about these sample programs (640x480):



sample program required Windows color modes required minimum
DirectX version
fully supported
graphics core families
fully compatible driver/ati3dcif.dll version
rpexpl1\rpexpl1.exe (Explosion 1555) 16-bit only DirectX 2.0 Rage I; Rage II and Rage Pro families ati3dcif.dll 4.1x.xxxx and compatible driver (4.03.2119 and up)
rpexpl2\rpexpl2.exe (Explosion 1555 windowed) 16-bit only DirectX 2.0 Rage I; Rage II and Rage Pro families 1 ati3dcif.dll 4.1x.xxxx and compatible driver (4.03.2119 and up)
rpexpl3\rpexpl3.exe (Explosion 8888 windowed) 32-bit only DirectX 2.0 Rage I; Rage II and Rage Pro families ati3dcif.dll 4.1x.xxxx and compatible driver (4.03.2119 and up)
rpexpl4\rpexpl4.exe (Explosion 4444 windowed) 16-bit only DirectX 2.0 Rage I; Rage II and Rage Pro families 1 ati3dcif.dll 4.1x.xxxx and compatible driver (4.03.2119 and up)
bin\R3TEXCMP.EXE (RAGE Mip-Map and Texture Composite Tester) 16-bit only DirectX 2.0 Rage Pro family 2 ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2640 or later and compatible driver
specular\specular.exe (RAGE PRO Specular example) 16-bit only DirectX 2.0 Rage Pro family 3 atir3 and all MACXW4 driver from 4.10
bin\rproex1.exe (3D RAGE PRO Example 1) - blending 256 or higher colors DirectX 2.0 Rage Pro family 3 ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2628 only with atir3 driver or MACXW4 driver from 4.10
bin\rproex2.exe (3D RAGE PRO Example 2) - clamping 256 or higher colors DirectX 2.0 Rage Pro family 3 ati3dcif.dll 4.1x.xxxx and compatible driver (4.03.2119 and up)
bin\rproex3.exe (3D RAGE PRO Example 3) - blending 256 or higher colors DirectX 2.0 Rage Pro family 3 ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2628 only with atir3 driver or MACXW4 driver from 4.10
bin\rproex4.exe (3D RAGE PRO Example 4) 256 or higher colors DirectX 2.0 Rage Pro family 4 atir3 driver with ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2628 or
MACXW4 driver 4.10.2278 or later with ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2640 or later
macxdd16.dll and macxdd32.dll 4.11.5029 or older (up to MACXW4 driver 4.11.2548)
Knight\VQ.exe (VQ Texture Knight) 16-bit only DirectX 2.0 Rage Pro family 4 atir3 driver with ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2628 or
MACXW4 driver 4.10.2278 or later with ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2640 or later
macxdd16.dll and macxdd32.dll 4.11.5029 or older (up to MACXW4 driver 4.11.2548)
Knight\demo.exe (Knight Demo) 16-bit only DirectX 5.0 Rage Pro family 4 atir3 driver with ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2628 or
MACXW4 driver 4.10.2278 or later with ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2640 or later
macxdd16.dll and macxdd32.dll 4.11.5029 or older (up to MACXW4 driver 4.11.2548)
Knight\morph.exe (Knight Morph)
you can increse the blending speed by "-" key
and decrease or stop the blending speed by "+" key
16-bit only DirectX 5.0 only Rage Pro (because driver) atir3 driver with ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2628 only 5



1: rpexpl2.exe and rpexpl4.exe are usually freezes on Rage I and Rage II families.

2: Works on Rage II family too but there is problem with texture narrowing as same as Rage Pro with older ati3dcif.dll than 4.10.2640 (see this in the Youtube video at 0:55).

3: These programs can run on Rage II family too but graphics chips in the Rage II family (even Rage IIc chip too) have no blending, clamping, modulation and specular capabilities so these effects are missing.

4: Rage XL with ATI3DCIF API supported by only MACXW4 4.11.2573 diver with ati3dcif.dll 4.11.2692. For these sample programs you will need to downgrade macxdd16.dll and macxdd32.dll iles to version 4.11.5029 or older or you can download my downgraded Rage XL driver package: ATI_3D_CIF_compatible_Rage_XL_driver_for_Win9x-ME_r3.zip

5: Knight Morph works with MACXW4 driver 4.10.2278 or later with ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2640 or later too, but the texture blending/fading is not correct, looks different.

As you can see three of the sample programs work without problems only by ati3dcif.dll 4.10.2628 but some other programs fail with this version like ATI3DCIF version of the Tomb Raider. I have made a multiple ati3dcif.dll test: I have left the older one (4.10.2628) in the Windows\System and the later one (4.10.2640) ati3dcif.dll I have copied directly to the game directory (C:\Tombraid) and works. The Tomb Raider uses the 4.10.2640 one and the samples are using the system default.

You can download the Ati 3D Rage Pro SDK 4.1 installer from VOGONS Vintage Driver Library:
http://www.vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=497