True to its word, AMD has pushed out an incremental new driver release that tackles the issues Radeon users are having running a number of DirectX 9 games.
The AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.1.1 Alpha is an early access driver specifically for those who’ve been running into crash issues following the release of Adrenalin. Games such as The Witcher, Battlefield for Middle-Earth and C&C: Red Alert 3 were all crashing on launch after users installed the latest driver.
Earlier this week, a member of AMD’s tech support said a fix was “unlikely” due to the games in question being so old, although Terry Makedon, director of AMD software strategy and user experience, quickly stepped up to squash this claim and said a fix was inbound ASAP.
Anyway, the fix is now with us, although AMD suggests “this alpha driver has not been fully tested by AMD and is not recommended for general use.” Give this one a wide berth then unless you specifically run into a DX9 title that you can’t run, as you may run into additional issues.
As it’s an early access driver release the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.1.1 Alpha isn’t automatically available through your current Adrenalin installation. Instead, you’ll have to manually download the installation package from here.