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Mild Saturation + HDR + Bloom

Preset for Freelancer
Created by BC46
Added March 22, 2022
Updated 4 Apr 19:10 CEST
Shader used: ReShade
Preset description:
This is the same ReShade preset used in the Freelancer: HD Edition mod. It's a relatively mild preset that adds increased saturation, Fake HDR, and Bloom. Though by default in the HD Edition installer, only the increased saturation is enabled. This preset works in vanilla Freelancer too as long as a D3D8 to D3D9+ API translator is combined with ReShade. This is because Freelancer runs on D3D8 whilst ReShade requires D3D9 or higher. A driver that achieves this is d3d8to9 https://github.com/crosire/d3d8to9. A zip has been provided with everything you need in order to use this ReShade config in vanilla Freelancer. It comes bundled with a copy of ReShade and DxWrapper, which has d3d8to9 built in. It also enables native Anti Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering to make the game look even better. Simply extract the zip into your vanilla Freelancer installation directory, and everything should work out of the box when you launch the game. Download it here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16JaAYkJBzlBC0nLvXsOwn221bC2m9_H0/view?usp=sharing NOTE: If you have an NVIDIA GPU, open EXE/dxwrapper.ini, find the line that says "AnisotropicFiltering = 1", and change it to "AnisotropicFiltering = 0". Unfortunately enabling Anisotropic Filtering while playing with an NVIDIA GPU and DxWrapper causes some textures to not load correctly in Freelancer. Alternatively, you may use dgVoodoo2 and enable Anisotropic Filtering that way.
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PreprocessorDefinitions= Techniques=MagicBloom@MagicBloom.fx,HDR@FakeHDR.fx,Colourfulness@Colourfulness.fx TechniqueSorting=MagicBloom@MagicBloom.fx,HDR@FakeHDR.fx,Colourfulness@Colourfulness.fx [Colourfulness.fx] backbuffer_bits=8.000000 colourfulness=0.250000 col_noise=1 enable_dither=0 lim_luma=0.700000 [FakeHDR.fx] HDRPower=1.280000 radius1=0.805000 radius2=0.855000 [MagicBloom.fx] f2Adapt_Clip=0.000000,1.000000 fAdapt_Sensitivity=1.000000 fAdapt_Speed=0.100000 fBloom_Intensity=1.000000 fBloom_Threshold=1.900000 fDirt_Intensity=0.000000 fExposure=0.500000 iAdapt_Precision=0 iDebug=0

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