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[Reshade 3.0.4] When The Lights Go Out

Added Feb. 2, 2017
Updated 8 May 06:31 CEST
Shader used: ReShade
Preset description:
*UPDATED v2 - 2/15/2017* Changelog: - updated to v2 which includes; - removed Film Grain and Fine Sharp, readjusted sharpening - removed DOF and MXAO, performance vs effect value When The Lights Go Out When The Lights Go Out, the monsters come to play! A High-End Preset focused on darker shadows, brighter lights, and a cleaner look! This preset was made for myself, I liked it and wanted to share with the community! Suggestions, feedback, and improvements are very much welcome! *INSTRUCTIONS* Step 1: Download and install Reshade 3.0.4.(Currently this is the only working version for myself) Direct3D 10+ is recommended. Step 2: Download this preset. Step 3: Change the name and extension of the file to → [Reshade 3.0.4] When The Lights Go Out.ini Step 4: Cut and Paste file inside of your game directory. Step 5: Turn off graphics settings: Motion Blur, Chromatic Aberration Set AntiAliasing → TAA (*Low Specs → FXAA) Set Ambient Occlusion → HBAO+ (*Low Specs → SSAO, or SSAO(Variable) Set Bloom ON Set LensFlare ON Set Res Scaling 1.5 (2.0=Strong Systems) (*Low Specs → 1) Step 6: Once in game, press Shift+F2 to open the Reshade Overlay, choose the preset from the dropdown box. (In-game you have to bring up inventory [TAB] first before you can use overlay)
What can you expect from this preset? Darker Shadows - No more bright soft shadows! Used Levels, Curves, and LiftGammaGain to deepen the contrast and slightly darken the shadows. I aimed for subtle darkening, nothing too extreme or intense. Cleaner and Improved Textures - Clearer Textures! By using all three Anti-Aliasing techniques(SMAA & FXAA + TAA) I was able to soften and fix the textures, with a mixture of GaussianBlur to further smooth out the jaggies. Sharper image quality! Never was much a fan of LumaSharpen, so instead I used a subtle combination of AdaptiveSharpen, Clarity, and HighPassSharp to sharpen the entire image afterwards, without it being ridiculous! Brighter Lights and Deeper Color - Some color couldn't hurt! Used Colourfulness, Tonemap, and Vibrance to bring out the natural color of the game, without oversaturating. I didn't feel safe in the light, so I added Ambient Light and Bloom to make them brighter, with Flare and Lens Dirt to give the camera a slightly grittier atmosphere. This is still a work in progress! Please note that this preset was made using a resolution of 2560x1440, the look of this preset will be different at lower resolutions. Also depending on your monitor this preset could differ from the posted pictures.
FPS Hit: Min: 10 Max: 20-50 (Varies depending on system specs) My System Specs: CPU - Intel® Core™ i7-4790K Processor @ 4.0 GHz Motherboard - ASRock Z97 Anniversary Memory - 16 GB GSkill Trident Series CAS 7 Graphics - EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0
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Comments

Chainfire
17 Mar 08:41 CET

This is fantastic, playing at 1440p as well. Thank you!

BleedingHeart_FoolishPride
13 Feb 07:41 CET

@Serotonin I meant to ask what resolution you play at? I tested everything at 1440p.

BleedingHeart_FoolishPride
11 Feb 04:39 CET

@ermikiss2 The shaders are exactly the same for both versions, so I don't see why it wouldn't! :-) It's just on my system for some reason, 3.0.6 isn't cooperating. I happened to luckily come across version 3.0.4 in my forum search(hint)!

ermikiss22
10 Feb 15:15 CET

Will this work with [Reshade 3.0.6]? Can't find the version 3.0.4

serotonin
6 Feb 19:33 CET

Fps went from 31 to 43. If I have more time I might go through each setting part by part to see if any one in particular has a big hit. But from just messing with it for a couple of minutes, it looks like a cumulative effect, with most individual settings each taking a few frames.

serotonin
6 Feb 19:20 CET

@BleedingHeart_FoolishPride

I'll give your tweaks a try. The main thing I'm looking for here on reshade is the right mix of slight color correction, sharpening to offset TAA, and darker, *blacker* shadows.

Scaling is the first thing I disabled when I tried your preset (I had it at 1.4), but the fps hit was still no bueno.

As for TAA vs SMAA, on this card SMAA generally has a bigger fps hit than TAA.

BleedingHeart_FoolishPride
6 Feb 08:38 CET

@Jodeth Thank You! Takes Practice and lots of testing!

BleedingHeart_FoolishPride
6 Feb 06:23 CET

@Serotonin lol, I was afraid of that being an issue. I am working on removing some of the effects that may seem redundant. Remove these two effects if you want to save some frames - LightDoF_Near,LightDoF_Far, and MXAO. The MXAO & HBAO+ is overkill on the system for sure, so you can also change the HBAO+ to SSAO. Also to further help with the FPS hit, lower the Anti-aliasing to SMAA instead of using TAA, you won't even notice the difference. Biggest culprit of eating frames is the resolution scaling, anything under 1 looks like crap, so I wouldn't recommend going any lower, but 2 will liu kang your system.

serotonin
6 Feb 03:28 CET

That's an 8 gig RX480, btw (Sapphire subvendor).

I suspect your tippy-top end system may be the only kind of system that can comfortable run your preset.

serotonin
6 Feb 03:26 CET

Nice work, but the performance hit on my OC'ed RX480 is much, MUCH greater than on your 1080 monster.

I legit go from 70-90 fps to 30 fps.

Jodeth
6 Feb 01:01 CET

Looks great! You clearly know what you're doing in ReShade, unlike me. :P

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