1.First run the game, must be in the game graphic options, turn off the "POST- EFFECTS", or can not produce AO and depth of field.
2.Download the latest version of reshade 3.0.7 from the official website https://reshade.me/
3.Run ReShade_Setup_3.0.7.exe, select the game executable file(it is AssassinsCreedII.exe), then select Direct3D 8/9, waiting to download the preset file
4. Put my 5 preset .ini files in the root directory of the game,they are:
AC2 yytssln's Reshade_Florence.ini，
AC2 yytssln's Reshade_Forli .ini，
AC2 yytssln's Reshade_T&M.ini，
AC2 yytssln's Reshade_Venice_Day.ini，
（Daytime of Venice白天的威尼斯）
AC2 yytssln's Reshade_Venice_Night.ini
（Night of Venice夜晚的威尼斯）
5.Run the game, wait for a period of time to load the Reshade file,then it works.
6. Because the Assassin's Creed 2 has a total of five maps, but the color and the Time Of Day between them are not the same, if only one Reshae .ini file is difficult to balance their graphic, so I will use the five Reshae .ini files in diferent maps , whichTuscany and Monteriggioni use the same .ini file, Venice uses two profiles during the day and night. In the different maps, by pressing "F2" to open the reshade 3.0.7 tool menu, in the Home bar, the top of the input box click on the drop-down box to find the corresponding AC2 yytssln's Reshade _ ******. ini file on it
F2：open the menu,
Scroll Lock：on/off effect,
Ins:on/off Ambient Light
8.If you do not need MXAO(I have already deleted it) or depth of field or border, so go to the X:\***\Assassin's Creed II\reshade-shaders \ Shaders directory, remove or backup MXAO.fx, DOF.fx, Border.fx to other places.
1.If you can not from https://reshade.me/
download the latest version of the reshade 3.0.7 tool or feel slow to download, you can directly download my complete File from
but after downloading you have to modify d3d9.ini.
Open d3d9.ini, change the paths to your own game paths, so reshade 3.0.7 tools can read the Textures and Shaders file in the reshade-shaders folder ,for example,”E:\GAME\Assassin's Creed II”is the installation path for my Assassin’s Creed II,if your game in D disk,you need to change it like"D:\GAME\Assassin's Creed II".
Because the Assassin's Creed 2 part of the building and all NPC, the protagonist models don’t have deep buffer, so they are unable to produce the corresponding AO, so you will find the AO of building will overlap with the characters, resulting in a bad looking, which is unable to solve the problem, but you can selectively switch AO by pressing the Key“Ins”.
If you want to fix the AO bugs,you can use NVIDIA Inspector.exe by following my screenshot below.
Color correction of each scene map……
I hope you enjpy this MOD,thank you.
here is my video,hope you like it.
HD Shadow Map Resolution Mod by Dr4Wm4N