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Natural Light

Preset for Far Cry 5
Created by SABINA
Added March 27, 2018
Updated 11 Apr 03:55 CEST
Shader used: ReShade
Preset description:
Designed for screen archery ReShade 3.1.1 + natural light + darkened colors + natural skin tones + deeper hard/soft shading + minimizes vanilla yellowish-green cast + no border effects (for stitching panoramas) + HD texture definition (with light, not fake HDR) toggle effects: DELETE toggle menu: END toggle DOF: Numpad* Custom tonemap Color grading Curves Lumasharpen Ambient Lighting Postpass shading Marty McFly DoF (mainly for screenshots, can toggle off) >Non UHD/FHD screens may want to reduce in game Gamma to 35-45, or turn off DPX to reduce glare. >Personally, I always change preset DoF sliders, so this has been left at default values. Editing FarCurve and RadialBlur is generally sufficient to achieve desired look. (Lower values on the slider equals stronger effect.) >I experience no fps loss capped at 60 on 8GB 1070, playing at maxed settings x2 resolution at 1080p. These settings use 4Gb VRAM, unmodded. (So if you have a 4Gb card, probably don't want to max settings.) >This preset was designed for screen archery and has demanding shaders that can be as taxing as enb. For fps gain, keep DoF toggled off. If still low, try MXAO off, then Curves or DPX. For Win 10 users: >Always run ReShade installer As Admin >Set game to launch in Borderless Window prior to installing ReShade, otherwise may crash at shaders loading. >If crash at game launch, try renaming "dxgi.ini" and "dxgi.dll" to "d3d11.ini" and "d3d11.dll".
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KeyMartyMcFlyDOF=106,0,0,0 Effects=AmbientLight.fx,MXAO.fx,Bloom.fx,DOF.fx,Technicolor.fx,LumaSharpen.fx,DPX.fx,FineSharp.fx,MagicBloom.fx,Tonemap.fx,Vibrance.fx Techniques=AmbientLight,MartyMcFlyDOF,DPX,Mode3,LumaSharpen,MagicBloom,MXAO,Technicolor,Tonemap,Vibrance TechniqueSorting=LeiFx_Tech,AdaptiveFog,AdaptiveSharpen,AmbientLight,BloomAndLensFlares,Clarity,ColorMatrix,Colourfulness,AdvancedCRT,Curves,DisplayDepth,RingDOF,MagicDOF,GP65CJ042DOF,MatsoDOF,MartyMcFlyDOF,DPX,HDR,FilmGrain,FilmGrain2,FilmicAnamorphSharpen,FilmicPass,Mode1,Mode2,Mode3,FXAA,GaussianBlur,HighPassSharp,HQ4X,Levels,LiftGammaGain,LumaSharpen,LUT,MagicBloom,Monochrome,MultiLUT,MXAO,Nightvision,Nostalgia,PerfectPerspective,ReflectiveBumpmapping,Tint,SMAA,Technicolor,Technicolor2,TiltShift,Tonemap,UIMask_Top,UIMask_Bottom,Vibrance KeyBloomAndLensFlares=111,0,0,0 KeyRingDOF=109,0,0,0 [Clarity.fx] ClarityRadius=3 ClarityBlendMode=2 ClarityOffset=2.000000 ClarityDarkIntensity=0.400000 ClarityBlendIfDark=50 ClarityBlendIfLight=205 ClarityViewBlendIfMask=0 ClarityStrength=0.400000 ClarityLightIntensity=0.000000 ClarityViewMask=0 [AdaptiveFog.fx] FogCurve=1.500000 FogColor=0.900000,0.900000,0.900000 MaxFogFactor=0.800000 BloomPower=10.000000 FogStart=0.050000 BloomThreshold=10.250000 BloomWidth=0.200000 [AmbientLight.fx] alDebug=0 alAdaptBaseMult=1.000000 alInt=3.000000 AL_DirtTex=0 alThreshold=15.000000 AL_Adaptation=1 alAdapt=0.700000 AL_Dirt=1 alAdaptBaseBlackLvL=2 alLensThresh=0.500000 AL_Vibrance=0 AL_Adaptive=0 alDirtInt=1.000000 alDirtOVInt=1.000000 alLensInt=2.000000 AL_Lens=0 [Curves.fx] Mode=0 Formula=4 Contrast=0.650000 [HQ4X.fx] s=1.500000 k=-1.100000 mx=1.000000 max_w=0.750000 min_w=0.030000 lum_add=0.330000 [AdaptiveSharpen.fx] curve_height=1.000000 L_compr_low=0.167000 D_compr_low=0.250000 curveslope=0.500000 L_overshoot=0.003000 D_overshoot=0.009000 L_compr_high=0.334000 D_compr_high=0.500000 scale_lim=0.100000 scale_cs=0.056000 pm_p=0.700000 [CRT.fx] Resolution=1.150000 Gamma=2.400000 Brightness=0.900000 Curvature=0 MonitorGamma=2.200000 ScanlineIntensity=2 ScanlineGaussian=1 CornerSize=0.010000 CurvatureRadius=1.500000 ViewerDistance=2.000000 Angle=0.000000,0.000000 Overscan=1.010000 Oversample=1 [Bloom.fx] bGodrayEnable=0 iBloomMixmode=2 fBloomSaturation=0.800000 bAnamFlareEnable=0 fBloomThreshold=0.800000 fLensdirtSaturation=2.000000 fBloomAmount=0.800000 fLensdirtIntensity=0.400000 fBloomTint=0.700000,0.800000,1.000000 fFlareLuminance=0.095000 bLensdirtEnable=0 iLensdirtMixmode=1 bLenzEnable=0 fLensdirtTint=1.000000,1.000000,1.000000 fAnamFlareThreshold=0.900000 fAnamFlareWideness=2.400000 fAnamFlareAmount=14.500000 fAnamFlareCurve=1.200000 fAnamFlareColor=0.012000,0.313000,0.588000 fLenzIntensity=1.000000 fLenzThreshold=0.800000 bChapFlareEnable=0 fChapFlareTreshold=0.900000 iChapFlareCount=15 fChapFlareDispersal=0.250000 fFlareIntensity=2.070000 fChapFlareSize=0.450000 fChapFlareCA=0.000000,0.010000,0.020000 fChapFlareIntensity=100.000000 fGodrayDecay=0.990000 fGodrayExposure=1.000000 fGodrayWeight=1.250000 fGodrayDensity=1.000000 fGodrayThreshold=0.900000 iGodraySamples=128 fFlareBlur=200.000000 fFlareTint=0.137000,0.216000,1.000000 [ColorMatrix.fx] ColorMatrix_Red=0.817000,0.183000,0.000000 ColorMatrix_Green=0.333000,0.667000,0.000000 ColorMatrix_Blue=0.000000,0.125000,0.875000 Strength=1.000000 [MultiLUT.fx] fLUT_LutSelector=0 fLUT_AmountChroma=1.000000 fLUT_AmountLuma=1.000000 [Colourfulness.fx] colourfulness=0.400000 lim_luma=0.700000 [FilmicAnamorphSharpen.fx] Strength=1.000000 Preview=0 Offset=1 Coefficient=0 Clamp=1.000000 Contrast=128 [DOF.fx] fADOF_ShapeCurvatureAmount=0.300000 DOF_AUTOFOCUS=1 DOF_FARBLURCURVE=2.000000 DOF_MOUSEDRIVEN_AF=0 fGPDOFBiasCurve=2.000000 DOF_FOCUSPOINT=0.500000,0.500000 fGPDOFChromaAmount=0.150000 DOF_INFINITEFOCUS=1.000000 DOF_MANUALFOCUSDEPTH=0.020000 DOF_FOCUSSAMPLES=6 bADOF_ShapeApertureEnable=0 DOF_NEARBLURCURVE=1.600000 DOF_FOCUSRADIUS=0.050000 fRingDOFFringe=0.500000 bGPDOFPolygonalBokeh=1 fGPDOFBrightnessMultiplier=2.000000 DOF_BLURRADIUS=15.000000 iRingDOFSamples=6 fADOF_BokehCurve=4.000000 iRingDOFRings=4 fRingDOFThreshold=0.700000 fGPDOFBrightnessThreshold=0.500000 fRingDOFGain=27.000000 bADOF_ShapeCurvatureEnable=0 fRingDOFBias=0.000000 iMagicDOFBlurQuality=8 bADOF_ImageChromaEnable=0 fMagicDOFColorCurve=4.000000 iGPDOFQuality=6 iGPDOFPolygonCount=5 fADOF_ShapeRotation=0.000000 fADOF_ShapeChromaAmount=0.125000 fGPDOFBias=10.000000 bMatsoDOFChromaEnable=1 fADOF_SmootheningAmount=1.000000 fMatsoDOFChromaPow=1.400000 fMatsoDOFBokehCurve=8.000000 iMatsoDOFBokehQuality=2 iADOF_ShapeQuality=17 fMatsoDOFBokehAngle=0.000000 bADOF_RotAnimationEnable=0 fADOF_RotAnimationSpeed=2.000000 fADOF_ShapeApertureAmount=0.010000 fADOF_ShapeWeightAmount=1.000000 bADOF_ShapeAnamorphEnable=0 fADOF_ShapeAnamorphRatio=0.200000 bADOF_ShapeDistortEnable=0 fADOF_ShapeDistortAmount=0.200000 fADOF_ShapeWeightCurve=4.000000 bADOF_ShapeChromaEnable=0 bADOF_ShapeDiffusionEnable=0 fADOF_ShapeDiffusionAmount=0.100000 bADOF_ShapeWeightEnable=0 iADOF_ShapeChromaMode=3 iADOF_ImageChromaHues=5 fADOF_ImageChromaCurve=1.000000 fADOF_ImageChromaAmount=3.000000 [DPX.fx] Strength=0.200000 RGB_Curve=8.000000,8.000000,8.000000 RGB_C=0.360000,0.360000,0.340000 Contrast=0.100000 Saturation=3.000000 Colorfulness=2.500000 [FakeHDR.fx] HDRPower=1.300000 radius1=0.793000 radius2=0.870000 [FilmGrain2.fx] grainamount=0.050000 coloramount=0.600000 lumamount=1.000000 grainsize=1.600000 [FilmicPass.fx] Strength=0.850000 Linearization=0.500000 Fade=0.400000 Contrast=1.000000 Bleach=0.000000 Saturation=-0.150000 RedCurve=1.000000 GreenCurve=1.000000 BlueCurve=1.000000 BaseCurve=1.500000 BaseGamma=1.000000 EffectGamma=0.650000 EffectGammaR=1.000000 EffectGammaG=1.000000 EffectGammaB=1.000000 LumCoeff=0.212656,0.715158,0.072186 [MagicBloom.fx] f2Adapt_Clip=0.000000,1.000000 fBloom_Intensity=1.000000 fBloom_Threshold=2.000000 fDirt_Intensity=0.000000 fExposure=0.500000 fAdapt_Sensitivity=1.000000 fAdapt_Speed=0.100000 iDebug=0 iAdapt_Precision=1076677837 [FineSharp.fx] sstr=2.000000 cstr=0.900000 xstr=0.190000 pstr=1.272000 xrep=0.250000 lstr=1.490000 [FXAA.fx] Subpix=0.250000 EdgeThreshold=0.125000 EdgeThresholdMin=0.000000 [GaussianBlur.fx] GaussianBlurRadius=1 GaussianBlurOffset=1.000000 GaussianBlurStrength=0.300000 [HighPassSharpen.fx] HighPassSharpRadius=1 HighPassSharpOffset=1.000000 HighPassViewBlendIfMask=0 HighPassBlendIfDark=0 HighPassBlendMode=1 HighPassBlendIfLight=255 HighPassSharpStrength=0.400000 HighPassDarkIntensity=1.000000 HighPassLightIntensity=1.000000 HighPassViewSharpMask=0 [ReflectiveBumpMapping.fx] iRBM_SampleCount=32 fRBM_LowerThreshold=0.100000 fRBM_BlurWidthPixels=100.000000 fRBM_ColorMask_Orange=1.000000 fRBM_ReliefHeight=0.300000 fRBM_FresnelMult=0.500000 fRBM_FresnelReflectance=0.300000 fRBM_UpperThreshold=0.200000 fRBM_ColorMask_Red=1.000000 fRBM_ColorMask_Yellow=1.000000 fRBM_ColorMask_Green=1.000000 fRBM_ColorMask_Cyan=1.000000 fRBM_ColorMask_Blue=1.000000 fRBM_ColorMask_Magenta=1.000000 [LUT.fx] fLUT_AmountChroma=1.000000 fLUT_AmountLuma=1.000000 [Levels.fx] BlackPoint=16 WhitePoint=235 HighlightClipping=0 [LumaSharpen.fx] sharp_strength=0.650000 pattern=1 sharp_clamp=0.035000 offset_bias=1.000000 show_sharpen=0 [MXAO.fx] MXAO_GLOBAL_SAMPLE_QUALITY_PRESET=2 MXAO_FADE_DEPTH_END=0.400000 MXAO_SAMPLE_RADIUS=2.500000 MXAO_DEBUG_VIEW_ENABLE=0 MXAO_SAMPLE_NORMAL_BIAS=0.200000 MXAO_GLOBAL_RENDER_SCALE=1.000000 MXAO_FADE_DEPTH_START=0.050000 MXAO_SSAO_AMOUNT=1.000000 MXAO_BLEND_TYPE=0 [Sepia.fx] Tint=0.550000,0.430000,0.420000 Strength=0.580000 [Technicolor.fx] Power=4.000000 RGBNegativeAmount=0.880000,0.880000,0.880000 Strength=0.400000 [Technicolor2.fx] ColorStrength=0.200000,0.200000,0.200000 Saturation=1.000000 Brightness=1.000000 Strength=1.000000 [LiftGammaGain.fx] RGB_Lift=1.000000,1.000000,1.000000 RGB_Gamma=1.000000,1.000000,1.000000 RGB_Gain=1.000000,1.000000,1.000000 [TiltShift.fx] BlurMultiplier=6.000000 Line=0 Axis=0 Offset=0.050000 BlurCurve=1.000000 [Tonemap.fx] Defog=0.020000 Bleach=0.000000 Gamma=1.000000 Exposure=0.000000 Saturation=0.000000 FogColor=0.698270,0.847059,0.003922 [Vibrance.fx] Vibrance=0.150000 VibranceRGBBalance=1.000000,1.000000,1.000000 [PerfectPerspective.fx] Color=0.027000,0.027000,0.027000,0.902000 Borders=1 FOV=90 Vertical=0.618000 Type=0 Zooming=1.000000 [FilmGrain.fx] Intensity=0.500000 Variance=0.400000 Mean=0.500000 SignalToNoiseRatio=6 [UIMask.fx] fMask_Intensity=1.000000 bDisplayMask=0 [3DFX.fx] DITHERAMOUNT=0.500000 DITHERBIAS=-1 LEIFX_PIXELWIDTH=1.500000 LEIFX_LINES=1.000000 GAMMA_LEVEL=1.000000


4 Jul 06:34 CEST

Most beautiful preset for this game imho. Been enjoying since it was posted and wanted to thank you for sharing. Keep it up! ^_^

p.s. everything is working fine here since 2018 with no issues

2 May 14:05 CEST

Hi SurfNSlide, thanks! Glad you like it.

First, make sure you are using v. 3.1.1 for this preset, not the newest version.

If so, have you tried going into the ReShade config (Shift + F2 when in game) and making sure those elements are on? From there you can also bind the effect to a new hotkey if your keypad hotkey is not working to toggle the effect.

As far as order of effect application, that is determined by the framework and can't be changed as far as I know. The order you see is just the effects list, loosely ordered in groups, and not the order of application.

27 Apr 15:37 CEST

First of all, beautiful preset overall. :) bit to much sharpening for my taste, but i just reduced the FInesharp amount a bit for that ;)

MXAO and DOF dont seem to work at all for me, except DOF works when opening the world map and zooming in (looking "over the landscape"), then it does blurr the controls at top and border of the screen massively.

What I also noticed:
MXAO should be applied as early as possible says Marty McFlys documentation, maybe behind ambient light, since that does affect it in a way we want I guess. Any reasons, why u have it further down the list?

P.S.: Im pretty new at this, so it may be that my assumptions are wrong ;)

19 Apr 02:58 CEST

I'm almost certain you're just talking about the bloom, which is cinematic. But can be disabled easily.

19 Apr 00:02 CEST

No, I'm using an Asus ROG PG34 ultrawide. My monitor is top shelf. I mean, just going by the screenshots, the white values look blown out, and there's a loss of detail. Maybe it just comes down to preference? Otherwise, I think it looks great.

12 Apr 10:51 CEST

I use a UHD (4K) screen and can confirm that the lighting and color toning are beautifully ideal. This is one of the best realistic/naturalistic presets available.

7 Apr 05:18 CEST

You might be referring to the Lumasharpen, you can turn that off if you don't like it.
If you mean the bloom is too bright, you might have a low to mid range monitor, try turning your in game gamma down, as I mentioned in the description: "Non UHD/FHD screens may want to reduce in game Gamma."

6 Apr 22:52 CEST

Looks pretty good, but the highlights are waaaayyy overdone. BLinding.

1 Apr 15:24 CEST

Yes the same hotkeys i always use for all my presets, on the numberpad. But it's nothing simple like that unfortunately. I play with gamepad anyway, so I'm sure there's no accidental presses. Many others have reported DoF problems to me with this game too now. But some seem unaffected, like you and another preset author. I'm still troubleshooting everything under the sun, will update if i find anything conclusive.

31 Mar 19:42 CEST

Do you have it mapped to a key, or keys? I've never had that happen.

31 Mar 03:56 CEST

Hey Sabina, so I've gotten DoF to work, Matso and McFly's, but only upon initial loads from the main menu and then it gets completely disabled from pausing the game or going to inventory or map screen.

Have you found a way to make it stay on consistently?

30 Mar 22:34 CEST

I used Marty McFly DOF

30 Mar 11:31 CEST

Did you use NONLocalmeans for DOF ?

30 Mar 06:24 CEST

Sorry to hear about the frame loss.
But thank you for the feedback, much appreciated.

29 Mar 23:31 CEST

but I'd need to switch to LOW to compensate.*

Does look pretty damn good in-game, excluding dof. Not a fan.

29 Mar 23:18 CEST

Yeah, 20FPS drop for me. No problem if you have a high end card like a 1070. I'm on a 980. (i7-6700k, 16GB.)

On Ultra but I'd need to switch to high to compensate. I had to turn off DoF, MXAO, Curves and DPX.

28 Mar 22:48 CEST

Try toggling dof?
What game settings and hardware?

28 Mar 21:59 CEST

15 fps loss, omg

28 Mar 15:53 CEST

And the rest is just using the ReShade in game interface properly. Open it with Shift F2 by default, then you can remap it to whatever you want. On the first screen of the UI is a pull-down list. This is where you select your installed preset. It will load that preset, from where you can configure it to your liking, or not at all. When you are all done making changes, hit "reload", then you should set the mode from "config" to "Performance" to make sure that it will only run those shaders selected.

28 Mar 15:48 CEST

On Win 10 I have always had to do the following in order not to crash either at game load or settings load:

Always run ReShade Installer As Admin

Always launch in Borderless Window mode. This means you need to have the game already in BW before installing ReShade. Or crash at settings load in game.

Rename "dxgi.ini" and "dxgi.dll" to "d3d11.ini" and "d3d11.dll". I don't always need to do this, but if it crashes at game launch, this has fixed it for me.

28 Mar 14:33 CEST

Assassin's Decree has posted a lot of great info for beginner's here: https://sfx.thelazy.net/games/preset/9131/

28 Mar 12:22 CEST

does not start the game

28 Mar 05:50 CEST

Try launching in Borderless Window.
Try renaming "dxgi.ini" and "dxgi.dll" to "d3d11.ini" and "d3d11.dll"

28 Mar 04:55 CEST

Sabina: I'm doing all the steps in the video already and it just crashes to desktop. I run the Reshade 3.1.1 installer , I click "select game" I select the application launcher: "FarCry5" that is found in: Program Files (x86) / Ubisoft / Ubisoft Game launcher / Games / Far Cry 5 / bin , then I click on "Direct 3D10+" Am I missing anything? ...Are there any files to rename like changing dxgi.dll to dxgi.fx ? Also , did you buy your game on steam or directly through Uplay? (Mine is Uplay) Lastly, it crashes even if all i do is run the Reshade 3.1.1 and only install "lumasharpen"

28 Mar 01:50 CEST

There are a lot of tutorials out there:

28 Mar 01:36 CEST

It's not working for me. If someone could give a step by step I'd really appreciate it. Been trying to get it to work for hours now.

28 Mar 01:18 CEST

How are you all getting ReShade to work? Any time I install it I get a error about untrusted System Files.

28 Mar 00:18 CEST


correct settings are now displayed/ ready for dl

28 Mar 00:14 CEST

Oh I see, 1 sec

28 Mar 00:12 CEST

It's made entirely from ReShade 3.1.1

27 Mar 23:55 CEST

This preset is for enb not ReShade.

27 Mar 23:33 CEST

This preset does not seem to work, I tried various ways of loading the preset but it does not take. Looking at the file contents they look very different from what a reshade preset normally looks like.

Are there additional instructions, or files to download?

Reshade 3.1.1 used.

27 Mar 22:53 CEST

Yea, tried a different version of the framework even, no luck yet. I know in AC Origins, certain UI elelments interefed with DoF, so I was hoping it was the case this time, but doesn't seem like it yet. There was a point, during the tutorial island and the very beginning scene where you go into the church that DoF would randomly come on and work correctly, but not since, and never consistently. So strange. I'll update if can nail down a solution/cause. Cheers on your preset, looks great!

27 Mar 22:40 CEST

That is odd.

maybe try reinstalling the framework?

27 Mar 22:33 CEST

Thanks, yea i've released many presets, and configure the DOF all time, there's just something very weird happening here. Can't get anything but DoF starting at the camera, no matter what preproccessor definitions I change. I can't get any DoF to trigger at all unless I turn off the auto-focus settings, including with LightDoF. Never seen an issue like this before. Thanks so much for trying to help me, really appreciate it!

27 Mar 22:16 CEST

And remember that the DoF sliders are Hi-Low (lower input = stronger dof)

27 Mar 21:19 CEST

If it's still reversed, just tick the reversed ON (1) and turn off logarithmic input. The default is different between DoFs.

27 Mar 21:04 CEST

Thanks so much SABINA! I hope I can get it to work, I know I tried that combination in the preoprocessor definitions before, but now that I know that's the correct one, I can have a good starting point for further trouble shooting. Thanks again!

27 Mar 20:57 CEST

ReShade 3.1.1

27 Mar 20:53 CEST

Color grades from custom tonemap and technicolr1. Using Marty McFly DoF at default values and settings. Sounds like your dof is upside down or reversed.
Should look like this:

27 Mar 20:43 CEST

And where do you get such amazing sounding shades? Time of day, sky? I've only ever seen those shaders for ENBs.

27 Mar 20:40 CEST

Man, how did you get DoF to work properly? I've been trying since last night, I make presets all the, tried everything I could think of, reversed depth buffer, linearization on and off, upside down, changed the far plane to unholy values. No matter what I do, the DoF will only start behind the camera and blur literally everything on screen, even the gun. Like applying the guassian blur effect.

Which version of reshade are you using? If you could help, it'd be extremely appreciated.

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