Ati Radeon HD 4000 drivers for Windows 8, fix for slow OpenGL games, yes, including Minecraft

I’m making this post solely for the purpose of people who can’t find a solution for this.

If you have a Ati Radeon HD 4000 or lower like me you’ll notice that there are no drivers for Windows 8 listed when you go to the AMD website. AMD only supports Windows 8 from the 5000+. And the stock ones from Windows 8 are useless, mostly on the OpenGL side, some games won’t even load, or run really slowly, like your beloved Minecraft which uses OpenGL. The stock drivers won’t even allow 2048×2048 textures 😐

After some digging around the internet I found this article for old legacy drivers under Windows 8, weirdly not displayed on the list. So here you have it, it worked properly for me.

http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/catalystlegacywin8.aspx

http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop/legacy?product=legacy2&os=Windows%208%20-%2064

Hardware:
AMD Radeon HD 4000 Series
AMD Radeon HD 3000 Series
AMD Radeon HD 2000 Series
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4000 Series
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3000 Series
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 2000 Series

Operating Systems:
Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Windows 8 32-bit Edition

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