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The background would be better red. it would be more in-keeping with the ATI theme.
 
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i like This one super coolness :toast:
 
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Thanks all;) .
 
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Great job... :toast:

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Hi, guys.

I feel a bit guilty, I touched a bit of a nerve. I've been logged out of the email account I used to post these messages, so I just found out that a bit of stirr over this has been created.

I feel at this point, I must give you a back story to help you better understand why I said what I said....


I have been using ATi video cards for quite some time now. Actually, I've owned (bought and sold) just about every card ATi or nVidia produced over the last three years. Its become quite a hobby (passion?) for me...I think I like studying the video cards and how they work in terms of performance more than actually playing the games.

As I became a heavy PC gamer about 6 years ago, I went from onboard graphics, to a Kyro 2, to a SiS 315, to a Ti 4200, then to an FX 5200, Radeon 9600, then to a plethora of high-end Radeons and FX's, etc. etc. etc. You get the idea....

Along the way, I discovered W1zzards softmod and hacked bios and found that, dollar for dollar, in terms of performance, if you get the right video card, ATi is, and continues to be, clearly best video card. Since then, I have been hooked on ATi.

But there was a problem for me.....

I couldn't get the damned ATi cards to work right. Constant crashes and shut-downs plagued my gaming experience. I tried P4s, Athlon XP, Athlon 64, different motherboards, different RAM, different BIOS settings, different drivers, different driver settings, different BIOS settings. (...did I say that already?) All for the sake of owning a glorious softmodded, hacked 9500 NP. I even created a flame thread on a forum "The unofficial ATi troubleshooting guide", where I and bunch of other idiots would blast each other debating my troubles with ATi video cards. (" ITS NOT THE POWER SUPPLY MORONS!!!! ") Needless to say, that effort was only fitting for one of Dante's circles of hell, not being anything even remotely resembling "troubleshooting".

I had happened upon ATiTool by then; I was impressed when I first tried it. It immediately struck me as something professional, like it was written by a manufacturer. With all the crap third party software aps, shareware, freeware....assware, whatever- I found ATiTool to be remarkably refreshing in terms of the cleaness of its GUI and overall professional feel.
It became my exclusive overclocking tool for ATi, as I am sure it has for many of you.

Anyway...

Redeeming themselves after the absolute garbage that was the FX series, The nVidia 6 series came out and, alas, I had given up and went with a nice, softmodded 6800. Even though I wanted my ATi, nVidia cards have never given me a lick of trouble. I still say to this day that there is something amiss with ATi's drivers. That's another story....

BUT...there's more.....


I can be a persistent son of bitch, and I recently found myself with (don't laugh) a VERY good emachines box with a 64-bit Sempron processor and an open AGP slot. I figured, why not give it yet ANOTHER try, and I sold the 6800 and bought an X800 Pro and an X800 GTO, both of which performed better than the aforementioned. 5,000 3dMark05 and 58,000 Aquamark 3 is pretty decent performance in my book, esp. for sub-200 dollar video cards. Also, The 256 MB frame buffer is fantastic if you want to run BF 2 on high settings. Can't do that with a 128 MB 6800. And best of all, they ran STABLE. Ahh....blessed stablity with an ATi video card!!! [after shutting down the crud ATi Hot Key Poller, whatever the hell that is...kept crashing Battlefield to the desktop..grrrr....]

It became time again to download the newest version of ATiTool to open these puppies up a bit....

But Lo! What is this I see? A logo?? A bright red logo... with a hammer for the "i" in "ATi" on my coveted ATiTool? Have I downloaded this from a hardware store or a baking soda company? Is W1zzard placing ads on his software? This...this cannot be.... I have finally achieved ATi bliss... and now this? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.............



So....


After all that trouble, I wanted my ATi experience to be as perfect as I could get it. Perhaps I overracted, maybe I am taking out all my pent-up ATi frustrations on a logo, but I just couldn't help the feeling. Hence the email and this thread. And now that I know I can OC, monitor my temps and fan control (I love the fan control, keeps the noise down) AND not have to see the logo, my journey to the dark side of ATi video cards is complete.


I do want W1zzard and everyone concerned to know that I felt bad about this greviance.
When W1zzard asked me, in response to my email, if I knew how to make logos, I felt even worse because I realized that I set myself as the jerk i.e. "You come to me with problems, but no solutions..."

I downloaded some logo making software, but I realized that the critic will always be the worst criticized and nothing I could come up with would be good enough by virtue of such.
And, also, I have no clue what makes a good logo.

I know I ruffled some feelings, and i'm sorry about that. I can be a "tool" sometimes. I am certainly not a master of tact and diplomacy.


I like the new proposed logos. You know, I think the authors may have picked up on some of things about logo in question that I felt were not so good about it. They made the background red deeper and darker, much more consistent with ATi's color scheme and the ATiTool utility's 3D window. They also look a bit more sleek and modern, befitting the character of ATiTool. I would have no problem with any of the newer logos.


In closing, I would like to say, in a way, W1zzard and this community fostered my interest in the world of video cards and PC gaming, so if I gave you guys a little "love tap", for lack of a better term, well.... I just hope you guys aren't too angry with me.


O.K... enough babbling. Back to Battlefield 2, for me....
 
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ATi > nVidia ... actually you stirred up an interest and then some ... don't take it personal .. no foul .. no harm done
 
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That was a pretty decent letter, and very respectable of you. If I were ever to meet you on the street I would be honored to shake your hand.
 

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That was a pretty decent letter, and very respectable of you. If I were ever to meet you on the street I would be honored to shake your hand.
I would have to agree. Very well written freind.
 
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meh................my honest opinion
 
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I agree.
 

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second from the left .. brighten it up and a little lighter red ... that one I like the best :D
 
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No prob.
 
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Alright. In about an hour and a half I'm going to go play with the lighting, shadows, and maybe brighten up the colors just a little bit. I'll submit several variations of the same design so everyone can comment. If anyone has some more suggestions let me know and I'll try to include them while I'm working. Does everyone like this better than the current logo? Is this something I should keep working at? I would especially like some input from
W1zzard. It is his program after all.:respect:
 

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i think it its better than the current logo....and i love the texture but it seems just a tad too shart do u think u can smooth it a little i think its awsome just little things :)
 

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Alright. In about an hour and a half I'm going to go play with the lighting, shadows, and maybe brighten up the colors just a little bit. I'll submit several variations of the same design so everyone can comment. If anyone has some more suggestions let me know and I'll try to include them while I'm working. Does everyone like this better than the current logo? Is this something I should keep working at? I would especially like some input from
W1zzard. It is his program after all.:respect:
Thermo .... you might want to hear it directly from W1zz ... but he's open to the idea of a new graphic I'm sure ... he's a little busy right now so you may not hear from him until after this weekend
 
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I'll keep working then for the time being;) .
 
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Okay, I added a couple and made some changes to the first one, their nothing flashy (I like simple things).
 
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Okay guys, I don't know what you're using but why are the pictures so fuzzy? I like Thermo's where the shadows don't darken the picture, but it looks like a really weak TV signal picture. If you could smooth it out I'd say Thermo's picture looks great and professional. The wrench might be too much (because then the ATI logo isn't official looking) but it does fit so it's pretty cool too. Polaris, the first one you made I like too but it just doesn't look as professional. The last one you made though looks GREAT, just don't know how good it'll look in a frame in ATITool. But nice work guys.
 

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I think they're fuzzy because they have to be compressed before they're posted to photobucket. Yeah, I guess I'm not to good at this logo thing my brother (a.k.a. thermopylae) is much more "artistic" than I am. I'm done.
 
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I've noticed the same problem in other pictures I've made. I'm using Photoshop CS2, the resolution is higher than they are in the picture I don't know if its a combinaiton of reducing the size and converthing them to jpeg, uploading them to photobucket? Does anyone know? Its rather annoying. Maybe I'll try and work at the smaller size that it would be if were to be put into ATI Tool. I'll try it out and see.
 
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