AMD plans to fix Adrenalin driver’s DX9 issues with an upcoming hotfix

AMD plans to fix Adrenalin driver's DX9 issues with an upcoming hotfix

AMD plans to fix Adrenalin driver’s DX9 issues with an upcoming hotfix

Over the past few days, online discussion boards have been alight with reports of problems with AMD’s Radeon Software Adrenalin driver, breaking support for several DirectX 9 titles like Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars,  Red Alert 3, The Witcher: Enhanced Edition and Battle for Middle Earth 1 and 2. 

Adding fuel to the fire, an AMD Employee stated that the company were “unlikely to devote any valuable engineering resources to this issue”, making it appear as if AMD did not care about backwards compatibility with their latest drivers. This quote has since been taken up by the gaming media, though as we said in our article yesterday, the words of this single employee do not reflect the whole of AMD.    

To address these criticisms, AMD’s Director of AMD Software Strategy, Terry Makedon, tweeted the company will be fixing this bug with an upcoming hotfix, and that sensationalist articles about AMD being “unlikely” to fix the issue were “not true”. At this time it is unknown how long it will be for this Hotfix to be released, though it is good to know that AMD will be working on the issue. 

So far, the majority of the games affected by the issue were built using the SAGE engine by EA games, though the company will be working to address problems with all affected games. 

     
    I am seeing some stories pop up about AMD not supporting some old games. That is absolutely not true, we are identifying the bug and working on a fix asap. C&C, Witcher, BfME, etc will be working again.

  

AMD plans to fix Adrenalin driver's DX9 issues with an upcoming hotfix  

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