Towards the end of 2017, AMD released a new Adrenalin driver package which replaces the old Crimson driver package.
The new driver package fixes many bugs of the previous set of drivers, as well as offering many new features. The problem? DirectX 9 games seem to be having problems running with these new drivers. Command and Conquer 3, Command and Conquer Red Alert 3, Command and Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight, Battle for Middle Earth 1 and 2, and The Witcher Enhanced Edition are among the DirectX 9 titles that have been reported as buggy under the new driver.
Not all games are affected. The bad news is that AMD has responded saying (in regards to Command and Conquer) “This title is from 2007, so we are unlikely to devote any valuable engineering resources to the issue, which is most likely caused by outdated API modules”
However, the director of AMD software stragety and user experience has just posted the following:
Happy 2018 everyone!! 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.
— Terry Makedon (@CatalystMaker) January 2, 2018
As to the comment on the AMD support fourm?
“Well, unfortunately, we are all humans and someone made a human mistake. I am unable to read and verify everything that any AMD employee posts about our software. Any media can contact me for a formal statement at any time though – none did! ;-),” Makedon
Hopefully, AMD will come through and fix the issues.