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Rift Perfected (WIP)

Preset for RIFT
Created by Dracconus
Added March 31, 2014
Shader used: SweetFX 1.5
Preset description:
The goal of this preset is to "perfect" (obviously a biased opinion) the look of rift. What do I mean by "perfect the look?" Simple: Colors are more saturated and "realistic." The "Gray filter" that's overlayed when not using in game FX (bloom, and HDR) is removed. Shadows are darker, and more defined. Bloom is tighter to the source of light with minimal screen space reflection (random ghosting) Particle Effects are now more visible, noticable, and brighter and seem more "realistic. Land Textures are now more defined, and seem to pop more instead of seeming so "flat." Text will have a border (unfortunatley this means a border around other things, but hey, that's the cost of being able to read screen text. There will be more revisions, and also some custom shaders linked ot this eventually, as well as textures utilizing Umod as well as an instructional. Eventually this will be a ful lfledged texture/visual overhaul of the game with minimal infraction on your playability at your current settings. ================================ GRAPHICS SETTINGS I USE My In-Game Settings are as follows: Terrain Distance: 6 Object Distance: 180 Object Detail: 100 Anisotropic Filtering: 16 Texture Quality: 3 Pixel Granularity: 100 Trilinear Filtering: OFF Fullscreen FX: OFF Projected Textures: OFF Enable Detail Objects: OFF Ambient Occlusion: OFF Ground Clutter Density: 7 Ground Clutter Radius: 40 Shader Complexity: 10 Lighting Complexity: 10 Particle Quantity: 250 Spell Detail: 3 Cloaks: NONE Antialiasing: NONE Shadows: NONE ================================ Relevant System Specifications CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1100T @4.2Ghz on all 6 Cores RAM: 12GB 2x4GB 2x2 GB 1333Mhz DDR3 Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 Ver. 3.0 GPU: Sapphire Dual-X 7950 W/Boost @950Mhz Core Monitors: 3x 23" 1080P Acer's Game HDD: 7200RPM Western Digital Blue SATAII ================================ Average Frames Per Second Varies, really...this game's so horribly coded there's not even a way to TRY to benchmark it.
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/*-----------------------------------------------------------. / Description / '------------------------------------------------------------/ Game: Any SweetFX version: 1.5 Author: Dracconus Description: This is a work in progress to perfect the look of rift with minimal to no performance hit. While there may be a few options that could be enabled/edited to make it look "that much" better if they end up not being worth the cost they will NOT be included into the project. It will also utilize custom shaders later in time that I will link to this when they're added/tweaked. /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / Choose effects / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ // Set to 1 for ON or 0 for OFF #define USE_SMAA_ANTIALIASING 0 // [0 or 1] SMAA Anti-aliasing : Smoothens jagged lines using the SMAA technique. #define USE_FXAA_ANTIALIASING 0 // [0 or 1] FXAA Anti-aliasing : Smoothens jagged lines using the FXAA technique. WIP - Currently only works in DX9 and you need to use the FXAA injector dlls. #define USE_CARTOON 0 // [0 or 1] Cartoon : "Toon"s the image. (Interferes with SMAA, CRT, Bloom, HDR and Lumasharpen) #define USE_TVLEVELS 0 // [0 or 1] TVLevels : Adjusts the brightness/darkness of the scene with a straight line instead of a curve. #define USE_ADVANCED_CRT 0 // [0 or 1] Advanced CRT : Simulates an old CRT TV display. (Interferes with SMAA, Cartoon, Bloom, HDR and Lumasharpen, and it has a very high performance cost) #define USE_BLOOM 1 // [0 or 1] Bloom : Makes bright lights bleed their light into their surroundings (relatively high performance cost) #define USE_HDR 1 // [0 or 1] HDR : Not actual HDR - It just tries to mimic an HDR look (relatively high performance cost) #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_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_MONOCHROME 0 // [0 or 1] Monochrome : Monochrome makes the colors disappear. #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 0 // [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 1 // [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_BORDER 1 // [0 or 1] Border : Makes the screenedge black as a workaround for the bright edge that forcing some AA modes sometimes causes. #define USE_SPLITSCREEN 0 // [0 or 1] Splitscreen : Enables the before-and-after splitscreen comparison mode. /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / SMAA Anti-aliasing settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define SMAA_THRESHOLD 2.0 // [0.05 to 0.20] Edge detection threshold. If SMAA misses some edges try lowering this slightly. I prefer between 0.08 and 0.12. #define SMAA_MAX_SEARCH_STEPS 98 // [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 100 // [0 to 100] Determines the percent of antialiasing to apply to corners. 0 seems to affect fine text the least so it's the default. // -- 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. //Enable this only if you use a Geforce 7xxx series or older card, or a Radeon X1xxx series or older card. /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / FXAA Anti-aliasing settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define FXAA_QUALITY__PRESET 9 // [1 to 9] Choose the quality preset. 9 is the highest quality. #define fxaa_Subpix 0.400 // [0.000 to 1.000] Choose the amount of sub-pixel aliasing removal. #define fxaa_EdgeThreshold 0.250 // [0.000 to 1.000] Edge detection threshold. The minimum amount of local contrast required to apply algorithm. #define fxaa_EdgeThresholdMin 0.060 // [0.000 to 1.000] Darkness threshold. Trims the algorithm from processing darks. /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / Cartoon settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define CartoonPower 0.55 // [0.1 to 10.0] Amount of effect you want. /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / TVLevels settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define DARK_LEVEL 10.0 // [0 to 255] Darkness strength. Higher values mean darker shadows, 0 means no change. Default is 16.0 #define BRIGHT_LEVEL 15.05 // [0 to 255] Brightness strength. Higher values mean brighter lights, 0 means no change. Default is 20.0 /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / Advanced CRT settings / '----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define CRTAmount 1.00 // [0.00 to 1.00] Amount of CRT effect you want #define CRTResolution 1.2 // [1.0 to 8.O] Input size coefficent (low values gives the "low-res retro look"). Default is 1.2 #define CRTgamma 2.4 // [0.0 to 4.0] Gamma of simulated CRT (default 2.4) #define CRTmonitorgamma 2.2 // [0.0 to 4.0] Gamma of display monitor (typically 2.2 is correct) #define CRTBrightness 1.0 // [1.0 to 3.0] Used to boost brightness a little. Default is 1.0 #define CRTScanlineIntensity 2.0 // [2.0 to 4.0] Scanlines intensity (use integer values preferably). Default is 2.0 #define CRTScanlineGaussian 1 // [0 or 1] Use the "new nongaussian scanlines bloom effect". Default is on #define CRTCurvature 1 // [[0 or 1] "Barrel effect" enabled (1) or off (0) #define CRTCurvatureRadius 1.5 // [0.0 to 2.0] Curvature Radius (only effective when Curvature is enabled). Default is 1.5 #define CRTCornerSize 0.0010 // [0.0000 to 0.0020] Higher values, more rounded corner. Default is 0.001 #define CRTDistance 2.00 // [0.00 to 4.00] Simulated distance from viewer to monitor. Default is 2.00 #define CRTAngleX 0.00 // [-0.20 to 0.20] Tilt angle in radians (X coordinates) #define CRTAngleY -0.10 // [-0.20 to 0.20] Tilt angle in radians (Y coordinates). (Value of -0.15 gives the 'arcade tilt' look) #define CRTOverScan 1.01 // [1.00 to 1.10] Overscan (e.g. 1.02 for 2% overscan). Default is 1.01 #define CRTOversample 0 // [0 or 1] Enable 3x oversampling of the beam profile (warning : performance hit) /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / Bloom settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define BloomThreshold 20.00 // [0.00 to 50.00] Threshold for what is a bright light (that causes bloom) and what isn't. #define BloomPower 1.250 // [0.000 to 8.000] Strength of the bloom #define BloomWidth 0.0010 // [0.0000 to 1.0000] Width of the bloom /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / HDR settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define HDRPower 1.25 // [0.00 to 8.00] Strangely lowering this makes the image brighter #define radius2 0.75 // [0.00 to 8.00] Raising this seems to make the effect stronger and also brighter /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / LumaSharpen settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ // -- Sharpening -- #define sharp_strength 0.75 // [0.10 to 3.00] Strength of the sharpening #define sharp_clamp 0.000 // [0.000 to 1.000] Limits maximum amount of sharpening a pixel recieves - Default is 0.035 // -- Advanced sharpening settings -- #define pattern 2 // [1|2|3|4] Choose a sample pattern. 1 = Fast, 2 = Normal, 3 = Wider, 4 = Pyramid shaped. #define offset_bias 1.25 // [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) /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / TECHNICOLOR settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define TechniAmount 0.4 // [0.00 to 1.00] #define TechniPower 4.0 // [0.00 to 8.00] #define redNegativeAmount 0.88 // [0.00 to 1.00] #define greenNegativeAmount 0.88 // [0.00 to 1.00] #define blueNegativeAmount 0.88 // [0.00 to 1.00] /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / 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 // [0.60 to 0.20] #define GreenC 0.36 // [0.60 to 0.20] #define BlueC 0.34 // [0.60 to 0.20] #define Blend 0.2 // [0.00 to 1.00] How strong the effect should be. /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / Monochrome settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define Monochrome_conversion_values float3(0.18,0.41,0.41) // [0.00 to 1.00] Percentage of RGB to include (should sum up to 1.00) /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / Lift Gamma Gain settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define RGB_Lift float3(0.975, 0.975, 0.980) // [0.000 to 2.000] Adjust shadows for Red, Green and Blue #define RGB_Gamma float3(0.920, 0.925, 0.930) // [0.000 to 2.000] Adjust midtones for Red, Green and Blue #define RGB_Gain float3(0.980, 0.985, 0.990) // [0.000 to 2.000] Adjust highlights for Red, Green and Blue /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / Tonemap settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define Gamma 1.250 // [0.000 to 2.000] Adjust midtones #define Exposure 0.250 // [-1.000 to 1.000] Adjust exposure #define Saturation 0.250 // [-1.000 to 1.000] Adjust saturation #define Bleach 0.000 // [0.000 to 1.000] Brightens the shadows and fades the colors #define Defog 0.000 // [0.000 to 1.000] How much of the color tint to remove #define FogColor float3(0.00, 0.00, 0.00) // [0.00 to 2.55, 0.00 to 2.55, 0.00 to 2.55] What color to remove - default is blue /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / Vibrance settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define Vibrance 0.35 // [-1.00 to 1.00] Intelligently saturates (or desaturates if you use negative values) the pixels depending on their original saturation. /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / Curves settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define Curves_mode 0 // [0|1|2] Choose what to apply contrast to. 0 = Luma, 1 = Chroma, 2 = both Luma and Chroma. Default is 0 (Luma) #define Curves_contrast 0.25 // [-1.00 to 1.00] The amount of contrast you want // -- Advanced curve settings -- #define Curves_formula 2 // [1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9] The contrast s-curve you want to use. //1 = Sine, 2 = Abs split, 3 = Smoothstep, 4 = Exp formula, 5 = Simplified Catmull-Rom (0,0,1,1), 6 = Perlins Smootherstep //7 = Abs add, 8 = Techicolor Cinestyle, 9 = Parabola. //Note that Technicolor Cinestyle is practically identical to Sine, but runs slower. In fact I think the difference might only be due to rounding errors. //I prefer 2 myself, but 3 is a nice alternative with a little more effect (but harsher on the highlight and shadows) and it's the fastest formula. /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / Sepia settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define ColorTone float3(1.40, 1.10, 0.90) // [0.00 to 2.55, 0.00 to 2.55, 0.00 to 2.55] What color to tint the image #define GreyPower 0.11 // [0.00 to 1.00] How much desaturate the image before tinting it #define SepiaPower 0.58 // [0.00 to 1.00] How much to tint the image /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / Vignette settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define VignetteRatio 1.00 // [0.15 to 6.00] Sets a width to height ratio. 1.00 (1/1) is perfectly round, while 1.60 (16/10) is 60 % wider than it's high. #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) // [0.000 to 1.000, 0.000 to 1.000] Center of effect. /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / Dither settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ #define dither_method 2 // [1 or 2] 1 = Ordering dithering (good and very fast), 2 = Random dithering (even better dithering but not as fast) //Note that the patterns used by Dither, makes an image harder to compress. //This can make your screenshots and video recordings take up more space. /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / Border settings / '-----------------------------------------------------------*/ //No settings yet, beyond switching it on or off in the top section. /*-----------------------------------------------------------. / 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

Dracconus
31 Mar 02:55 CEST

I personally use SweetFX COnfigurator to load/unload/edit presets. Saving on the fly, and ability to dynamically reload the .ini's, and shaders loaded without constantly restarting the game makes it a ton easier in my opinion.

Drexl
31 Mar 01:42 CEST

I'm not actually sure what I did to fix it, but it's working now.

Drexl
31 Mar 01:24 CEST

This looks great, but unfortunately it isn't working for me. I've installed everything to the same directory as Rift.exe and SweetFX has worked for me in other games. Are there special steps for Rift?

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