I recently installed Radeon 17.7.2 drivers, and found one of my favourite games Blood Bowl Chaos Ed. (released Oct 2012 on Steam), can't function.
So I reverted back to 17.4.4 and it ran fine. I would like to use new drivers, but I can't.
I play games on computers in part because I value backwards compatibility (also the games are more interesting).
Right now, I'm on a Radeon HD 7850, which has shown me good service. I'd like to build a new system eventually when money allows, and this cursed coin mining craze dies down a bit *fingers crossed*.
However, I may still want to play Blood Bowl on a new system.. and if the game is broken on an HD 7850, with the latest drivers, there's a good chance it'll still break on a new GPU, which will actually need the latest drivers to work optimally.
I don't like the business practices of the other side, but I also want to play my older steam games like Blood Bowl.
Is there any way to finesse this problem?
Since DirectX components get updated with each driver release, you're going to have to rely on the game Developer to update the game.