Originally Posted by Mygaffer
Really? You do realize that NO modern game is going to run without installed drivers for your graphics card, right? If the driver doesn't work the game is going have issues.
Id had the game running fine on their test machines. The wrong driver was released by AMD and the fixed one they released broke compatibility with other games. This is not Id's fault.
EDIT: I want to give props to Carmack for all he has done for gaming. He is getting a lot of flack from some younger gamers who don't really know his history.
Having problems with drivers that have been out for around a month =/= having problems because there are no drivers period. Your misdirection is comparable to one you'd find in an elementary persuasive essay, don't even try it.
No, id CLAIMS they had their games running fine on test machines. AMD launched their preview drivers in an attempt to fix id's problems. It's akin to having a friend try to fix your code and fail, and then shoving the burden on him. It's honestly despicable. It also shows that id didn't test their own game with existing drivers if the monthly certified drivers from AMD weren't compatible to begin with. Is it AMD's fault for not overseeing the production of a 3rd party game? No! id was responsible for making sure their game would work with existing systems but they clearly couldn't get that right and now they're blaming AMD for not fixing it properly with their first attempt.
Addendum: Give props to Carmack? No one cares. No one cares about your velvety misconceptions and misdirected respect either.Edited by geoxile - 10/11/11 at 1:09pm