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The power of ReShade

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We can't re-live our lives, but we can replay some old BAD games.....with a nice visual boost thanks to reshade (and its modded version, like this one retrivieng the depth bugger in Unreal Engine 2.x/3.x games)

 

*PARIAH (one of the WORST FPS ever :P)

 

No ReShade

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ReShaded! (fakeHDR+MXAO+SSR+Sharpening+FXAA)

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Edited by lowenz

Task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen but to think what nobody has yet thought about that which everybody see. - E.S.

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HDR = High Dynamic Range

MXAO = Marty McFly's Ambient Obscurance

SSR = Screen Space Reflection

FXAA = Fast Approximate Anti-Aliasing

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Exactly :D

 

It's the perfect combo to inject some shading power to old games.

 

*UT2004

 

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Edited by lowenz

Task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen but to think what nobody has yet thought about that which everybody see. - E.S.

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*HALO 2

 

No ReShade

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ReShaded! (fakeHDR+MXAO+SSR+Sharpening+FXAA)
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Edited by lowenz

Task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen but to think what nobody has yet thought about that which everybody see. - E.S.

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*Halo CE (maybe the reflections were in the original design of the game too, they really fit the theme/art direction)

 

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Yeah, I use it quite often. A few years ago, I replayed Witcher 1 with some graphics mods and reshade and it was awesome.

(Apparently, the image uploader on this forum has horrible jpeg quality, so you can't really see all the sparpening and details)

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I also used Reshade to turn GTA V into something that doesn't look like shit.

(By the way, didn't care for the game. I only played it because every kept saying the story was so awesome, but it was more like meeh.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojU5YZfDW5E

 

And I used a reshade based mod called "Darker D3" in Diablo 3 to make it look a little more like Diablo 2, color-toning wise.

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Same for me for D3 (TechniColor is enough IHMO)


Task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen but to think what nobody has yet thought about that which everybody see. - E.S.

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*Halo CE (maybe the reflections were in the original design of the game too, they really fit the theme/art direction)

 

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Yeah the water reflected like that in the original game. But I don't remember the surface looking quite so detailed.

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It's the sharpening filter.

 

I'm talking about the reflection ON THE GUN :D

Edited by lowenz

Task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen but to think what nobody has yet thought about that which everybody see. - E.S.

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Not bad, even though i'm not a big friend of pimping old games to make them look better.

 

And GTA V looks shit? Can't really say that. :P Actually, the graphics in that vid look quite shit. Too much reflection and mojo going on. The reality doesn't look like that.

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Yeah, they exaggerated like crazy for that vid. I toned that down quite a bit. But I stand by it, GTA V doesn't look good out of the box. No good lighting, washed out textures, no proper reflections.

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Graphics are overrated anyway. :P

 

I still can't see much wrong with GTA V's graphics though. They look realistic, and that's the main point i guess.

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My Deus Ex with Reshade:

 

No Reshade

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Reshade

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No Reshade

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Reshade

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Thief:

 

No Reshade

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Reshade:

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No Reshade

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Reshade

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No Reshade

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Reshade

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Edited by Taquito.

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Must be tuned&toned down a little bit maybe.....but guys, it's matter of personal taste!

 

Deus Ex screenshots on the contrary look very cyberpunkish :D

Edited by lowenz

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I must also admit that i like the no reshading screenshots better. Again, though, i'm really not a good measure stick, because i don't have a problem playing with those old graphics in all their... glory... :) It's also kind of a mental thing for me. Nice graphics are nice. But, to say it with the guy from Big Lebowski, the head is the main erogenous zone (or however he said it in English :)).

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TDM is a beauty by itself :o

 

Still we need some kind of (stable & softly blurred) PseudoRayTraced Ambient Occlusion like the qUINT MXAO -> https://github.com/martymcmodding/qUINT

Edited by lowenz

Task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen but to think what nobody has yet thought about that which everybody see. - E.S.

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Calm down. The bloom is included in the HD Mod. I use Ambient Light. It just intensifies the closer you get to the light source. When you get a few steps back it goes back to normal. The eye adaptation feature works pretty well in Deus Ex, in Thief is a bit harder to tweak but you're at least able to see shapes in the dark which for me works well in Thief. It's a matter of taste as well, I try to use common sense from my perspective.

 

If I'm looking directly at a light source while close to it, should be blinding.

 

If i'm in a room and there's a light source in it, I should be ale to distinguish shapes in the dark areas.

 

If I'm outside with a full moon, it shouldn't be so dark on the ground.

 

 

 

No Reshade

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Reshade

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No Reshade

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Reshade

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I also use Color Matrix then tweak the saturation to eliminate exaggerated tints in textures.

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Frankly... all that i'm seeing is that it brightens the picture, and adds a bloom effect. Is that it? Really, looks much better without the reshading.

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The Eye Adaptation thing brightens the dark area automatically so perhaps that's why the Image seems birther. It changes when the player moves to a dark corner close to the wall.

 

No Reshade

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Reshade

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Reshade

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If you move further from the wall, more to the center into a bright area the shadows become darker again.

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