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[HDR FIX] Force Auto HDR with no .exe Renaming!
By PlanetaryEWE
A quick and easy way to add HDR into Starfield using window's built in AutoHDR support by forcing it to accept Starfield.exe. This can be applied to *any* game missing HDR support, enjoy!
Enabiling Auto HDR in Windows
In this section I'll walk you through enabling AutoHDR on your HDR display if you don't already have it on

1. Open your settings and go to system, then display

2. Click on the HDR subsection

3. Ensure AutoHDR is enabled
Downloading and Extraction
In this section I'll guide you through downloading & extracting the mod from github, I'll have a very brief version at the top and a more expanded one for those who want the general understanding of how to navigate GitHub

Quick Install
1. Go to here:[]

2. Navigate to the downloaded file, right click it and select "Extract all..."
(Alternatively skip this and extract however you prefer)

3. In the window that pops up set a memorable folder location and check the box

4. Your folder should pop up after it's done and it's contents should look like this:
Running & Installing
This is how you actually *use* the file you downloaded, note this is all easily reversed with the same file see the next section to edit

1. Double click and run the executable

2. In the Terminal window that popped up put the name/path of the executable to target (Starfield.exe) and hit enter

3. Put 'y' to enable the mod and hit enter

4. Put 'y' to enable 10-bit put 'n' to not enable it. If unsure put 'n'
(Note: This likely enables 10bit color, which is not necessary for HDR. Right now there's little documentation on the mod to be sure. Try with both, but 'n' should work on any HDR monitor)

*FIX[] for washed out blacks*
Changin/Updating Existing Installs
Firstly I'll assume you've navigated to the folder and run the executable that you did for installation:

1. Type the name of the executable or path to it that you put when installing and hit enter

2. Now you can edit the settings from before
BVBYMETVL Sep 30, 2023 @ 10:22am 
Thanks for this guide - for whatever stupid reason Windows 11 refuses to support Auto HDR in Elden Ring. Elden Ring Native HDR implementation is limited/locked to Exclusive Fullscreen. With this mod I can now run Elden Ring in Borderless Window and use Auto HDR. I think it is working; however, with this guide I don't get the "Auto HDR" notification in the corner of the screen... wish that worked as a "confirmation" but I'm pretty sure it is working as the lights look brighter etc.
PlanetaryEWE  [author] Sep 11, 2023 @ 11:35am 
You run the same app, put in the path to the executable you chose and follow the prompts
ClutchNelson Sep 10, 2023 @ 11:35pm 
How do you revert this?
Risenzealot Sep 8, 2023 @ 3:49pm 
I don't think you need this anymore. It seems Microsoft added Starfield to Auto HD. I had installed and used this but couldn't get HDR to look right on my screen no matter what I did. Anyway, I launched the game today and it immediately went to looking like crap again. The pop for "Your game has been enhanced with Auto HDR" showed up.

I had to go into settings and disable Auto HDR. It causes my game to look like crap and introduces a bunch of artifacts.

If it works and looks good for you that's awesome! For me it looks terrible though.
Mito Sep 8, 2023 @ 11:02am 
THANK YOU! This is amazing!
PlanetaryEWE  [author] Sep 7, 2023 @ 6:09pm 
I've had the notification during and after applying the tweak via the tool so I'm not so sure that's related
Sorata Sep 7, 2023 @ 6:14am 
Thanks to this no game gets the auto HDR notification anymore even when uninstalling this and notification is on.
RealKarl Sep 6, 2023 @ 11:54pm 
If only someone posted the regedit - file that corresponds to this exe. I am not tempted to run an exe that Windows flags as Severe risk. Perhaps if I install a compiler and compile the code myself... Nah, I'll run with SDR instead. The "Neutral LUT - No Color Filters" mod made the game very playable in SDR. I don't know what Bethesda was thinking. Ruin the gaming experience with these color after umpteen years in development.
Skyebaron Sep 6, 2023 @ 7:00pm 
Windows 11, nvidia card here. This tool was succesful the first time. A reboot later it just disabled my AutoHDR. The solution was to run the tool again and type "n" when asking about Forcing Auto HDR and responding yes to the query it does next of returning the values to their original form.

Then by searching in windows for regedit.exe, entered the Registry editor, went to this folder:


Deleted everything on the right EXCEPT DirectXUserGlobalSettings

Right Click DirectXUserGlobalSettings > Modify and pasted this:


Reboot, AutoHDR worked for me again. Maybe it will for you too.
PlanetaryEWE  [author] Sep 6, 2023 @ 4:16pm 
I haven't run into that on win 11 but if you're worried you can just download and compile it yourself