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Attractive_Dogs 2 - v1.0

Preset for Watch_Dogs 2
Created by Jiehfeng
Added Dec. 1, 2016
Updated 12 Apr 11:19 CEST
Shader used: ReShade
Preset description:
Official Discussion Thread: http://steamcommunity.com/app/447040/discussions/0/ ONLINE WORKS NOW, NO BANS This is a newer version of my previous preset that got heavy negative feedback. Still tweaking things, any feedback appreciated. The reshade preset apparently hits performance by a lot, will try to work on that but no promises. I recommend to wait for game patches for higher performance or lower settings that affect performance as heavy as an elephant: Screenspace Reflections (off), Fog (off), MSAA (off), Temporal Filtering (on - this boosts performance by 30%) I myself haven't experienced huge performance drops, only 4-5 frames at most. But for those experiencing this issue, look for the Performance Version of this preset below. This will have lower graphics quality with better performance, but still better than the original game's filter effect. DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU GET BANNED ONLINE FOR SOME ANTI-CHEAT ISSUE, MAKE SURE YOU GO OFFLINE TO USE THIS TO BE SAFE, UNLESS YOU'RE CERTAIN A LITTLE RESHADE WON'T GET YOU BANNED.
Tutorial: Before you begin, note that Shift+F2 also opens the Uplay overlay. To fix these to overlapping each other, either change the Uplay overlay hotkey or this (Shift+F2 > Settings > Look for "Shift+f2" and click it > Press Shift and F3 together, now your hotkey is Shift+F3) 1. Go to https://reshade.me and download it. 2. Open the reshade .exe installer and click the big button and locate your game .exe and open it (you can find your .exe where you installed your game, make sure you don't choose the launcher, just the game). 3. Select the DirectX 10+ option. 3. Click yes for any prompts (ex:- Download presets) 4. Open your game and wait, it might be a bit unresponsive at first. 5. Press Shift+F2, and follow the tutorial. 6. To complete the tutorial, click the + button, write in a name for the preset, like "AD2". Click continue till there's no red boxes and so the tutorial is over. 7. Click a checkbox or two, if you don't, the AD2.ini won't be saved (doesn't matter, any box). Now close the game. 8. Open the downloaded preset from this page, and select everything (Ctrl+A) and copy everything (Ctrl+C thereafter), and paste it in the game directory and save the changes. Make sure the preset is the same name you gave, if not rename it. (like "AD2.ini" in this case to replace the tutorial preset) Now open the game again and voila, the unresponsive start as the shaders are loaded will always be there and it's normal. The graphics will now be of this preset.
If anytime you wan't to disable or enable this effect on the fly, open the Reshade Menu again (Shift+F2), go to settings, and click the box next to toggle hotkey (second option), and press a key like Scroll Lock. Now when you press that key, the effect will be disabled/enabled. Performance Version DOWNLOAD: https://mega.nz/#!Rg5HgAzR!THUlau2Yw9mhKvSX_v0080stsf6PSP5BrgJ2Om5_cQ0 Quality Version DOWNLOAD: Click "Download Preset" below.
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28 May 18:52 CEST

will 378.92 work?

these are the best drivers for me atm.

22 May 22:39 CEST

For people having issues with the game crashing on startup or simply not running - It is because the latest Nvidia drivers somehow completely break ReShade.

The last known driver to work with no issues (I'm running it now on WD2) is 376.33
Simply roll back to 376.33 and everything works fine... as long as you installed everything properly!

20 May 07:12 CEST

"The instruction at 0x00007FFE2A2F2E83 referenced memory at 0xFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF. the memory could not be read.

Click OK to terminate the program"

20 May 07:03 CEST

I get an error upon launching the game.

7 May 19:49 CEST

Can you make a preset for GTA V?

19 Jan 03:41 CET

Author of the need to tear off the hands, that he did not distribute any shit.

19 Jan 03:01 CET

Which version of Reshade? Black screen and nothing more. With Reshade 3.xx does not work.

9 Jan 10:39 CET

@midokof2002 I'm afraid I can't fix that. Some kind of shader is messing with TXAA, so you can find out which and turn it off if you're ok with that.

8 Jan 16:51 CET

when i enable txaa i get a black screen plz fix it i tried to use borderless fullscreen and windowed mode but nothing change

14 Dec 00:36 CET

Minus 10-15 fps. That's awful!

8 Dec 12:08 CET

lol this is very "meh" compared to some iv seen but each to there own i guess :)

7 Dec 15:17 CET

@Gib i have and this blows them out of proportion the details & the overall looks its like going from 720p to 4k it's amazing Jiehfeng made the game look like its now a real next gen game every detail smoke to the simple things that make me go wow pause for a moment to take in the scenery or action going on its that amazing. @Jiefeng keep up the amazing work im a huge fan of yours.

7 Dec 09:03 CET

@vitherenegade Wow thanks, that means a lot to me.

6 Dec 20:34 CET

you aint seen many presets then lol

6 Dec 17:37 CET

@Jiehfeng Honestly this is the best preset/settings i have ever seen in any game this is proper realism 10/10 and i am following your work if there was a donate button id donate to you literally made my account just to thank you so much man cannot recommend this enough 10/10 amazing work and im following for updates!! if there are any once again THANK YOU!!

6 Dec 10:17 CET

@Merlena - Very useful, added to the description.

6 Dec 05:21 CET

When you use Reshade, turn off Ubisofts "EasyAntiCheat" by adding this parameter to your shortcut.


Screenshot illustrating:

3 Dec 18:58 CET

Thank You.

3 Dec 06:43 CET

@Thanofski - Thanks for the info!

2 Dec 18:08 CET

ok i found the culprit...its TXAA,when you enable txaa screen goes black...

2 Dec 06:46 CET

@Thanofski - I ran my game at fullscreen so I'm not sure what's the problem, but I did play on 1080p, just try that to see if it works and report.
Also make sure no other ingame overlays are running, steam and uplay overlays are fine, but if any other overlay like Fraps, shadowplay, boosters etc, turn them off. Try turning off the steam overlay too if that doesn't work.

@vietpimp - Sadly I can't help with that, if the hit is around 10fps, that's the sacrifice for the better quality. Wait for a game patch, but for now, make sure you turn on Temporal Filtering in game setting; that boosts performance by 30% (it's by the anti-aliasing options). Also try turning down settings that doesn't change the quality much (ex: Geometry from Ultra to Very High, Vegetation from Ultra to High, Shadows from Ultra to Very High or High if you don't mind, AND FOG AND SCREEN SPACE REFLECTIONS OFF - BIG HIT).
All those settings won't make you notice any change.

2 Dec 02:32 CET

Thank you, it works perfectly. The game looks much better now. However, huge performance impact! Loss approx 10 fps!

2 Dec 02:31 CET

@Thanofski you have to change the resolution to Windowed Borderless or Fullscreen Borderless

1 Dec 22:12 CET

having a problem,by the time i install reshade 3 and game loads after the main menu i get black screen,just see some discolored figures and some random stuff.everything else is black.im moving around and all but something is wrong with the image...everthing gets fixed by the time i uninstall reshade....any ideas?

1 Dec 17:31 CET

To that guy who downloaded this the first, my sincerest apologies. I had pasted an empty preset, I put the original in now.

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