This game is over 10 years old, so it can be expected that newer drivers which are optimized for newer titles may cause issues.
The only suggestion I can provide is to revert to the last drivers that worked.
The issue persists in the 17.5.1, but was not present until the 17.3 driver series. Since it's one of the games i play most, i need to keep outdated drivers just to play it. Since it is an introduced bug, how can i report it properly?