Reports have recently emerged regarding a “major bug” with AMD’s recently launched Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition driver. Users on Reddit mentioned that a handful of DirectX 9-based games were no longer running as intended after updating to the latest AMD graphics driver. AMD has since released a statement regarding this matter.
Here’s what an AMD representative, ray_m, said in one of the threads found on its official community forums:
“ 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2007, so we are unlikely to devote any valuable engineering resources to this issue, which is most likely caused by outdated API modules. “
Based on the statement above, one can safely assume that AMD will no longer be pouring large amounts of resources (or any for that matter) to fix bugs caused by its graphics driver to older DirectX 9 games. While this statement may indeed anger some PC gamers, it’s at least worth knowing that the graphics industry (and gaming too) will not be what it is today if companies like AMD and Nvidia were to devote a significant portion of their workforce simply to address issues affecting older hardware / games.
So far, only seven DirectX 9 games are affected by this issue; these are: Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, Command and Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath, Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3, Command and Conquer: Red Alert Uprising, Command and Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight, The Lord of The Rings: Battle For Middle Earth 1 & 2, as well as Witcher: Enhanced Edition.