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Dark v2

Preset for Guild Wars 2
Created by Terrasque
Added Nov. 18, 2012
SweetFX Version : 1.3
Preset description:

Removed some of the blue color in the darker areas, compared to the last settings. Also use curves instead of hdr, and some changes to SMAA settings.

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/*-----------------------------------------------------------. / Choose effects / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ // Set to 1 for ON or 0 for OFF #define USE_SMAA_ANTIALIASING 1 // [0 or 1] SMAA Anti-aliasing : Smoothens jagged lines. #define USE_LUMASHARPEN 1 // [0 or 1] LumaSharpen : Also sharpens the antialiased edges which makes them less smooth - I'm working on fixing that. #define USE_BLOOM 0 // [0 or 1] Bloom : Makes bright lights bleed their light into their surroundings (relatively high performance cost) #define USE_HDR 0 // [0 or 1] HDR : Not actual HDR - It just tries to mimic an HDR look (relatively high performance cost) #define USE_TECHNICOLOR 0 // [0 or 1] TECHNICOLOR : Attempts to mimic the look of an old movie using the Technicolor three-strip color process (Techicolor Process 4) #define USE_DPX 0 // [0 or 1] Cineon DPX : Should make the image look like it's been converted to DXP Cineon - basically it's another movie-like look similar to technicolor. #define USE_LIFTGAMMAGAIN 1 // [0 or 1] Lift Gamma Gain : Adjust brightness and color of shadows, midtones and highlights (avoids clipping) #define USE_TONEMAP 1 // [0 or 1] Tonemap : Adjust gamma, exposure, saturation, bleach and defog. (may cause clipping) #define USE_VIBRANCE 1 // [0 or 1] Vibrance : Intelligently saturates (or desaturates if you use negative values) the pixels depending on their original saturation. #define USE_CURVES 1 // [0 or 1] Curves : Contrast adjustments using S-curves. #define USE_SEPIA 0 // [0 or 1] Sepia : Sepia tones the image. #define USE_VIGNETTE 0 // [0 or 1] Vignette : Darkens the edges of the image to make it look more like it was shot with a camera lens. May cause banding artifacts. #define USE_DITHER 0 // [0 or 1] Dither : Applies dithering to simulate more colors than your monitor can display. This lessens banding artifacts (mostly caused by Vignette) #define USE_SPLITSCREEN 0 // [0 or 1] Splitscreen : Enables the before-and-after splitscreen comparison mode. /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / SMAA Anti-aliasing settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define SMAA_THRESHOLD 0.12 // [0.05 to 0.20] Edge detection threshold #define SMAA_MAX_SEARCH_STEPS 30 // [0 to 98] Determines the radius SMAA will search for aliased edges #define SMAA_MAX_SEARCH_STEPS_DIAG 16 // [0 to 16] Determines the radius SMAA will search for diagonal aliased edges #define SMAA_CORNER_ROUNDING 0 // [0 to 100] Determines the percent of antialiasing to apply to corners. // -- Advanced SMAA settings -- #define COLOR_EDGE_DETECTION 1 // [0 or 1] 1 Enables color edge detection (slower but slightly more acurate) - 0 uses luma edge detection (faster) #define SMAA_DIRECTX9_LINEAR_BLEND 0 // [0 or 1] Using DX9 HARDWARE? (software version doesn't matter) if so this needs to be 1 - If not, leave it at 0. /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / LumaSharpen settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ // -- Sharpening -- #define sharp_strength 1.50 // [0.10 to 3.00] Strength of the sharpening #define sharp_clamp 0.045 // [0.000 to 1.000] Limits maximum amount of sharpening a pixel recieves - Default is 0.035 // -- Advanced sharpening settings -- #define pattern 3 // [1|2|3|4] Choose a sample pattern. 1 = Fast, 2 = Normal, 3 = Wider, 4 = Pyramid shaped. #define offset_bias 1.0 // [0.0 to 6.0] Offset bias adjusts the radius of the sampling pattern. // I designed the pattern for offset_bias 1.0, but feel free to experiment. // -- Debug sharpening settings -- #define show_sharpen 0 // [0 or 1] Visualize the strength of the sharpen (multiplied by 4 to see it better) /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / HDR settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define HDRPower 1.10 // [0.0 to 8.0] Strangely lowering this makes the image brighter #define radius2 0.825 // [0.0 to 8.0] Raising this seems to make the effect stronger and also brighter /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / Tonemap settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define Gamma 1.0 // [0.00 to 2.00] Adjust midtones #define Exposure 0.00 // [-1.00 to 1.00] Adjust exposure #define Saturation 0.00 // [-1.00 to 1.00] Adjust saturation #define Bleach 0.00 // [0.00 to 1.00] Brightens the shadows and fades the colors #define Defog 0.008 // [0.00 to 1.00] How much of the color tint to remove #define FogColor float3(0.00, 2.55, 2.30) // [0.00 to 1.00, 0.00 to 1.00, 0.00 to 1.00] What color to remove - default is blue /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / Vibrance settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define Vibrance 0.40 // [-1.0 to 1.0] Intelligently saturates (or desaturates if you use negative values) the pixels depending on their original saturation. /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / Bloom settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define BloomThreshold 20.25 // [0.00 to 50.00] Threshold for what is a bright light (that causes bloom) and what isn't. #define BloomPower 1.446 // [0.0000 to 8.0000] Strength of the bloom #define BloomWidth 0.0142 // [0.0000 to 1.0000] Width of the bloom /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / TECHNICOLOR settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define TechniAmount 0.11 // [0.0 to 1.0] #define TechniPower 2.8 // [0.0 to 8.0] #define redNegativeAmount 0.88 // [0.0 to 1.0] #define greenNegativeAmount 0.88 // [0.0 to 1.0] #define blueNegativeAmount 0.88 // [0.0 to 1.0] /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / Cineon DPX settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define Red 8.0 // [1.0 to 15.0] #define Green 8.0 // [1.0 to 15.0] #define Blue 8.0 // [1.0 to 15.0] #define ColorGamma 2.5 // [0.1 to 2.5] Adjusts the colorfulness of the effect in a manner similar to Vibrance. 1.0 is neutral. #define DPXSaturation 3.0 // [0.0 to 8.0] Adjust saturation of the effect. 1.0 is neutral. #define RedC 0.36 // [0.6 to 0.2] #define GreenC 0.36 // [0.6 to 0.2] #define BlueC 0.34 // [0.6 to 0.2] #define Blend 0.2 // [0.0 to 0.1] How strong the effect should be. /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / Lift Gamma Gain settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define RGB_Lift float3(1.016, 1.014, 0.97) // [0.000 to 2.000] Adjust shadows for Red, Green and Blue #define RGB_Gamma float3(1.000, 1.000, 1.000) // [0.000 to 2.000] Adjust midtones for Red, Green and Blue #define RGB_Gain float3(1.000, 1.000, 1.000) // [0.000 to 2.000] Adjust highlights for Red, Green and Blue /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / Curves settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define Curves_contrast 0.20 // [-1.0 to 1.0] The amount of contrast you want // -- Advanced curve settings -- #define Curves_formula 4 // [1|2|3|4|5|6|7] The constrast s-curve you want to use. /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / Sepia settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define ColorTone float3(1.40, 1.10, 0.90) // [0.00 to 1.00, 0.00 to 1.00, 0.00 to 1.00] What color to tint the image #define GreyPower 0.11 // [0.0 to 1.0] How much desaturate the image before tinting it #define SepiaPower 0.58 // [0.0 to 1.0] How much to tint the image /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / Vignette settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define VignetteRadius 1.00 // [-1.00 to 3.00] lower values = stronger radial effect from center #define VignetteAmount -1.00 // [-2.00 to 1.00] Strength of black. -2.00 = Max Black, 1.00 = Max White. #define VignetteSlope 8 // [1 to 16] How far away from the center the change should start to really grow strong (odd numbers cause a larger fps drop than even numbers) #define VignetteCenter float2(0.500, 0.500) // [0.00 to 1.00] Center of effect. /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / Dither settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ //No settings yet, beyond switching it on or off in the top section. //Note that the checkerboard pattern used by Dither, makes an image harder to compress. //This can make your screenshots and video recordings take up more space. /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / Splitscreen settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define splitscreen_mode 1 // [1|2|3|4|5] 1 = Vertical 50/50 split, 2 = Vertical 25/50/25 split, 3 = Vertical 50/50 angled split, 4 = Horizontal 50/50 split, 5 = Horizontal 25/50/25 split

Comments

Terrasque
15 Jul 13:38 CEST

Thanks :)

And to SnowMN, it should work with 1.5 too.

PC_Constantine
13 Jul 02:31 CEST

Thanks a lot for hosting this site Terrasque and making these settings, I plan on using them as I don't think anyone has made better settings for guild wars 2 then this.

SnowMN
28 Nov 14:04 CET

is it updated for 1.5 or need 1.3 cause i cant find 1.3

Terrasque
18 May 22:42 CEST

aaroncp : Sorry for late reply

The SMAA settings were basically random changes and seeing what the results were. So yeah, just looked better in my eyes :)

And curves .. HDR had issue with burned out bright / dark areas, had more performance penalty, and iirc slightly altered the colors in a way I didn't always like.

aaroncp
23 Apr 22:14 CEST

Oh and why curves instead of hdr? Just curious.

aaroncp
23 Apr 22:08 CEST

The ultra preset on injectSMAA is as below:
SMAA_THRESHOLD 0.05
SMAA_MAX_SEARCH_STEPS 32
SMAA_MAX_SEARCH_STEPS_DIAG 16
SMAA_CORNER_ROUNDING 25

Can you explain why you decided to raise the threshold and go with no corner rounding? Did it just look better to your eyes?

pajk
14 Apr 23:24 CEST

looks sexy

FierceSmurf
21 Feb 20:20 CET

i downloaded this and it looks great but the corners of the screen are black so i cant see the settings button, my lvl, my next lvl and other things in the corners.

punchao
11 Dec 12:52 CET

download yourself

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