There has been a bit of a hype that certain DirectX 9 games have not been working with the new AMD Adrenalin drivers. Today AMD has released an early day ‘Alpha’ let me repeat that again .. Alpha driver. Pretty much you can install it at your own risk.
This early access driver is being provided for users who have had issues launching a small number of DirectX 9 based games. This alpha driver has not been fully tested by AMD and is not recommended for general use.
The Adrenalin drivers seem to have caused issues with a handful of 10-year old games running on the older DirectX 9 API and a growing number of people are complaining about the fact that AMD hasn’t done and isn’t doing anything to address the issues. Some of the games affected are crashing at startup: C&C3 Tiberium Wars, C&C3 Kane’s Wrath, C&C Red Alert 3, C&C Red Alert 3 Uprising, C&C4 Tiberian Twilight, Battle for Middle Earth 1-2 and Witcher Enhanced Edition.
We have a discussion thread open on these drivers right here. Let me re-iterate that this is classified as an Alpha driver, not even Beta!