As usual, AMD launched a major driver update towards the end of the year. This time it landed in the Radeon Software Adrenaline Edition, where the name is based on the red rose Adrenaline. The big news is mainly noticeable in the form of a new interface for monitoring hardware, which can be used while a game is running. Performance improvements and bug fixes are also on the menu.
Now it also appears that the driver has introduced a bunch of new bugs, which means that some older game titles based on the graphics interface DirectX 9 can no longer be started. This includes older popular classics such as Command & Conquer and The Witcher Enhanced Edition.
Users took to the Reddit forum to discuss the issue, where the error message appears to refer to AMD’s drivers as a potential source of error. Going back to older versions is also said to make it possible to start the titles without any problems.
This title is from 2007, so we are unlikely to devote any valuable engineering resources to this issue, which is most likely caused by outdated API modules.
A representative of AMD replied at the company’s official forum that the titles in question are old and based on outdated API modules, after which no resources are expected to be spent on solving the problems. Whether this is the company’s official position on the issue remains to be seen, but at the moment, users who want to play older games seem to need to go back to an earlier version of Radeon Software.