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CEB II Level 2 (475 points)
Just noticed, when attempting to access the ATI site to check on current software for Mac ATI video cards, that the new AMD/ATI site no longer provides download links for OS 9 drivers. Fortunately I have copies of the last OS 9 software updates applicable to my various video cards. Might still be able to get a link through VersionTracker.

Carl B.

Power Mac MDD G4, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Dual 1.25 GHz 2MB-L3, 2 GB RAM, Verax fans, ATI 9600, DVR-111D, SyncMaster 215TW
  • jachaus Level 1 (0 points)
    Any chance of getting a copy of the last ATI drivers for OS 9 ??

    You are right that AMD/ATI have dropped support for OS 9.

    I have got a 9800pro card that works on G4 MDD 1.25 and hoping the last drivers from ATI will work with this config.

    Have been searching the internet with no success.


    Mac G4 MDD 1.25Ghz Mac OS 9.2.x

    Mac G4 MDD 1.25Ghz   Mac OS 9.2.x  
  • Vernon Alexander Level 2 (450 points)
    I have the universal installer. Works in just about every ATi card for OS 9.

    Want it?
  • CEB II Level 2 (475 points)

    I have the OS 9 installer file for the Radeon Update dated January 2005. I believe that is the last one ATI issued. I could try to email that file to you; however, the Release Notes indicate that this Radeon update only applies to the following retail products and equivalent OEM products:

    RADEON 9200 Mac Edition
    RADEON 9000 Pro Mac Edition
    RADEON 8500 Mac Edition
    RADEON 7000 Mac Edition
    RADEON Mac Edition (AGP & PCI)
    Xclaim VR 128
    Rage Orion
    Nexus 128
    Xclaim VR (Rage II/Pro)
    Xclaim 3D Plus
    Nexus GA
    Xclaim 3D (Rage II/Pro)
    Xclaim GA

    Given that fact, I don't think this update will help you run your 9800 video card while booted in OS 9. I have the same problem with my ATI Radeon 9600 video card. It is so frustrating that I installed a Radeon Mac Edition PCI card in my MDD G4 so I can run my OS 9 games. I switch the DVI connector from my LCD monitor over to the PCI card and boot into OS 9. What a pain!

    This planned obsolescence really *****. If automobile manufactures were allowed to operate like computer hardware and software companies, I wouldn't be able to maintain my 1999 Chrysler.

    Carl B.
  • jachaus Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes Please.

    I try anything. Otherwise I have to return this card back to the reseller.

    The manual that comes with 9800 says os9 compatibility, but alas no OS9 installable drivers.

    Can it be emailed ?
    maybe compressed by stuffit and emailed to
    jachaus (at)


    Mac G4 MDD 1.25Ghz Mac OS 9.2.x

    Mac G4 MDD 1.25Ghz   Mac OS 9.2.x  
  • CEB II Level 2 (475 points)

    I emailed the folder with the installer and Release Notes. Please post when and if you receive it and if it works for you.

    You might also see if Vernon Alexander will email you a copy of his version of the installer, just in case their is a difference.

    Good luck,

    Carl B.
  • eww Level 9 (52,980 points)
    Jachaus: ATI's specifications for the 9800 Pro Mac Edition say it requires Mac OS 10.2.5 or better; see the specs page of the User's Manual. Ignore the mention of OS 9 in the Getting Started manual, which ATI's web site says contains information that "may not apply to your card model", or words to that effect.
  • Untmdsprt Level 2 (375 points)
    I would love to get these drivers also. I miss playing Marathon and Myst. Both are having problems with my 9800 Pro (256MB) card with the limited Apple drivers. Am I out of luck or would these drivers allow me to play the games?
  • Vernon Alexander Level 2 (450 points)
    You can always try the Universal installer I have. If it does not detect a card it supports, it will say so. You may also have to do a firmware upgrade to get it to work. I had to on a 9000 card I installed in an old G3.

    Just give me a e-mail address if you want the driver.
  • Untmdsprt Level 2 (375 points)
    Mine is untmdsprt at mac dot com.

    I did a search, and everything I came up with about the universal installer kept pointing to the AMD/ATI website.

    Thanks for your generosity!
  • sw2076 Level 1 (0 points)
    any chance I could get a copy of that ati universal installer?

    G4 MDD, G3/300   Mac OS 9.2.x  
  • Vernon Alexander Level 2 (450 points)
    If you have LimeWare, just look it up under Univ42.sit
  • eww Level 9 (52,980 points)
    Or if it seems to you that LimeWire is the exclusive province of children and thieves, just download the driver from here.
  • Vernon Alexander Level 2 (450 points)
    Limeware is great. If used appropriately.

    Try before you buy. But, you have to buy it you like it. Kids do not seem to understand that.
  • Isaiah Jones Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Carl,

    It would be wonderful if you could email me your installer Carl. I'm picking up an Radeon 9000 and I see that card specifically mentioned in your list.

    Thanks a bunch!

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