I do know that my AMD Gaming Evolved video drivers were updated to version 14.12 some time ago and both the Replay and Record features are disabled (many users are experiencing this). I guess the easiest answer is to roll back the drivers, however AMD makes such an undertaking unnecessarily difficult to accomplish. Unfortunately the other option is to wait for them to roll out another driver update. Until that happens I probably won’t be posting any CO material.
Update 6/21/15: it seems as if the original game Highway to the Reich (released in 2003) is the least affected by this issue, whereas Conquest of the Aegean and Battles from the Bulge are to the point of unplayable (this issue also affects the new Command Operations 2 which I uninstalled this evening after trying out for a couple of months).
A forum post here indicated I would not receive a response and a forum post here has (as of this evening) gone unanswered for over a week.
Update 6/24/15: after having completed an AAR in Highway to the Reich (the original game from 2003) which seems to be least affected by this problem, I noticed one component of the issue when preparing the screen shots. The New Game Options panel is much larger now than previously, and demonstrates the affect in other areas of the game (other than actual game play):
This is a screen shot before the issue occurred, taken on 10/16/14.
This is a screen shot after the issue occurred, taken on 6/24/15.
Both images posted here are set to original size. Note the slider for Orders Delay in the second image, how it is now on two lines as opposed to a single line in the first image, and how the text in the left box appears to almost be set to bold.
I have checked my registry settings as recommended in this post, however they are set as specified so I am at a complete loss as to what is going on here.
I had reinstalled HTTR on this machine on 9/28/14 and was able to play a few scenarios and blog about them before the issue came up. The only significant change that occurred since then was on 5/5/15 when I downloaded and installed the AMD Catalyst Omega 14.12 drivers (I know these dates because the files are still in my Downloads folder).
The previous AMD driver installed was AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC3 which I installed on 9/19/14, and it did not have any affect on the games that I could tell. While the knee jerk response could be to roll back the drivers, I believe the developer (if still an ongoing business entity) bears some responsibility to work with the video card manufacturer to resolve a known issue that has been around for quite some time.
However as this recent revealing article indicates, AMD might be on the way out having lost an additional 11% market share in 2014. Currently only 28.6% of those who choose to participate in the Steam hardware survey (Which I do) report having an AMD video card.
So the hope of a fix coming from a cash strapped company is dim as the swing in fortune is starting: "AMD lost over $400 million in 2014, while Nvidia made over $400 million in the same period".
Update 3/8/16: I do not have this issue since upgrading from Windows 7 to 10 (the free upgrade) and my Control Panel Fonts have the following: