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AMD will, most likely, not address the DX9 crashing issues introduced by the Adrenalin driver

Back in December, AMD released a brand new driver for its graphics cards, the AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition. This new driver brought some new functionalities such as a new Overlay feature (default ALT+R) allowing management of certain Radeon Settings features while in-game or on desktop such as Radeon ReLive, Radeon FreeSync, Radeon Chill, Frame Rate Target Control, Display Color, and Performance Monitoring. However, it appears that this driver also broke compatibility with some older DX9 titles.

When some users brought this information to AMD, one of the red team’s technical support engineers claimed that the company will, most likely, not address these issues.

As AMD’s ray_m said:

“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2007, so we are unlikely to devote any valuable engineering resources to this issue, which is most likely caused by outdated API modules.”

Some of the DX9 games that are currently not working at all with the AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition are Command & Conquer Tiberium Wars, Command & Conquer 3 Kane’s Wrath, Command & Conquer Red Alert 3, Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight, Battle for Middle Earth 1-2 and The Witcher Enhanced Edition.

While some of these games are really old, we strongly believe that AMD should at least take a look and try to fix these crashing issues, especially since these games were working fine on the previous versions of the AMD Radeon Software drivers.

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email