5 Replies Latest reply on Oct 9, 2017 5:26 AM by spikeypup

    How do you fake your driver version number?

    reecen

      I have a HD6970, it can still play almost all games, but when trying to run Battlefront 2 Beta, I get a message saying that I need to upgrade my driver to 17.6+.

       

      Does anyone know which file the driver version number is stored so that I could attempt to change it as to bypass the popup?

       

      Thank you!

        • Re: How do you fake your driver version number?
          black_zion

          That GPU -barely- meets the minimum requirements, as it and the HD 7850 are within a few points of each other, and not even in the same time zone as the recommended RX 480. You should really think about upgrading.

           

            • Re: How do you fake your driver version number?
              reecen

              I play Hitman just fine which has higher specs requirements of at least a Radeon HD 7870. All I am interested in is if someone knows how to modify the driver version number, thank you.

                • Re: How do you fake your driver version number?
                  spikeypup

                  I cannot say whether or not this will work, because there are multiple ways the Battlefront binaries can obtain the versioning data, including looking at the actual display drivers themselves, which you cannot modify the version numbers of.  There are some registry values that control the version display information in Crimson, if Battlefront accesses those for reference, then it might work.

                   

                  Disclaimer: Editing the registry can lead to major problems if you don't know what you are doing, consider carefully what you are doing before making any changes, you should ALWAYS export any keys or branches before making changes so that any changes made can be reversed.  Incorrect entries or deletions can lead to system malfunction and even requiring reinstallation of the O/S.  If you are not comfortable with these possibilities or do not understand Registry editing, DO NOT DO IT. I nor AMD are responsible for any problems resulting from the editing of your registry, you are doing this at your own risk and responsibility. 

                   

                  Again, I cannot direct you in what keys to change or how to modify them as this is not a recommended practice and I've also never done this particular change so I have no experience to go off of for you, sorry.  Good luck!  - Spikeypup

                   

                  The registry values are held in the usual branch for AMD:

                   

                  Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}\0000

                   

                  The versioning keys in the 0000 branch are listed below, I pulled these from my system using 17.6.2 with an RX480, your keys will be different in values:

                   

                  [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}\0000]

                  "DriverDateData"=hex:00,40,9c,d5,0e,e3,d2,01

                  "DriverDate"="6-12-2017"

                  "DriverVersion"="22.19.171.257"

                  "ReleaseVersion"="17.10.3211.1011-170612a-315159E-CrimsonReLive"

                  "BuildNumber"="09700"

                  "RadeonSoftwareEdition"="Crimson ReLive"

                  "RadeonSoftwareVersion"="17.6.2"

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