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I don't like fiddling with colors because what can look great on on map at a certain time of the day will look weird on another one.

The only real change I made was increasing just a bit the vibrance. This makes the blue underbelly of Russian planes a bit more noticeable from far distances but doesn't change much in the overall atmosphere of the game. 

Other than that, I also use the sharpening filter, it makes the instruments more readable to me. And that's it.

 

 

Could you give me your specific settings to try it ?

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Guys, I have some version of Sweetfx downloaded and can spot some of its files but not all. I needed to find and remove them so I can load up with Reshade but cannot because I always skip some in the process of manually deleting them. Can anyone help me on how to identify the old unwanted Sweetfx files and get rid of them, please?

 

Pirabee.

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Depending on hard drive space and internet download availability (need to update two instances), it can be quite useful to have two copies of BoS,

 

Easily done by copy paste (need to start with clean running version obviously) and 'mod' the second one without fear, you can only be logged into one at a time

 

Put your 'copy' in a separate named folder and create a separate named exe. for desktop

 

Not for everyone,  but it may be of some use for those who run into issues and want to always have a functioning version, delete 'gone bad' SweetFX (or 'mod' version in future) and copy again and you are back up and running with a clean version in minutes

 

Cheers Dakpilot

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Yesterday I started using newest Reshade without mediator,hence we have in game fps counter now, using it is showing approximately 55 fps difference.

Turned out that for example if Reshade is running without effects  or  when it's turned off i have 170 fps (flying straight at 600m over Stalingard map in quick mission)

Turning Adaptive Sharpening reduced fps to140 fps;

Curves to 165;

Deband to 152;

LiftGamma to 169.

 

When they are all turned on they cumulative drop is to ~ 120 fps. 

 

 

Those effects also are addding some additional ms overhead so I perceive game as more sluggish. 

 

Image is real better but .... i have to tweak it out.

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Interesting post and results Tomcat.  I have never really done a fps check for ReShade vs game default so I though I would.  The check is between my ReShade settings (posted above) being all OFF vs all ON.  I made tracks of two sorties then reviewed them.  I  paused a track at various points taking two readings, so the readings are of the fps rendering of the same exact scene.

 

My first sortie was flying at 600m over Stalingrad.

 

..........................................................Game.............ReShade............Difference

Approaching smoke column.................180..................134.....................46

In smoke column...................................124.................101.....................23

Between smoke columns.......................179.................150.....................29

View of city/forest side-zoomed..............223.................153.....................70

View of city/forest side-unzoomed..........150.................116.....................34

Averages................................................171.................131.....................40...~23%

 

I also did a sortie low over continuous forest which can be a big hit to fps.

 

..........................................................Game.............ReShade............Difference

Looking forward....................................136..................107...................19

To the side-unzoomed...........................135..................107...................18

To the side-zoomed...............................128..................102...................26

Averages...............................................133..................105...................21...~16%

 

Looking up.............................................250..................220..................30.....12%

 

In these situations where fps are hit the hardest, I am seeing a difference in fps from all settings OFF vs all ON ranging on average from ~20 to ~40 fps (16-23%). This is nowhere near the 120 fps drop you mention for all settings on.  It would interesting if someone else could post some results.

 

Of course with a 60Hz monitor I am only seeing 60 fps anyway, so I am not seeing any slow down, stutter, etc.

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In these situations where fps are hit the hardest, I am seeing a difference in fps from all settings OFF vs all ON ranging on average from ~20 to ~40 fps (16-23%). This is nowhere near the 120 fps drop you mention for all settings on.  It would interesting if someone else could post some results.

 

Of course with a 60Hz monitor I am only seeing 60 fps anyway, so I am not seeing any slow down, stutter, etc.

 

No 120 fps drop but drop to 120 from 170 :-) so we are on the same page (yours averages)

 

 

BTW i have 3440x1440 @100Hz - so there is more pixels to "enhance".

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No 120 fps drop but drop to 120 from 170 :-) so we are on the same page (yours averages)

 

 

BTW i have 3440x1440 @100Hz - so there is more pixels to "enhance".

 

Ahh, got ya.  Numbers are very close, good to know.  BTW, in general I see my fps around 180-200 above 1000m while flying and in aerial combat.

 

The worst case fps scenario is sitting on a dirt oval airfield on the Moscow map, especially with multiple aircraft present.

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I dont get it. Im dumb. How do I install it?

There's nothing to copy and paste over and replace in my main BOS folder.

Autosetup doesn't work.

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So guys, does any one have installation tips for Reshade 3.0? I followed in steps, select the EXE File & DX10 setup, did not download any add'l setup, when I run BOS start-up, keep getting messages for missing Re-shade files...please & thank you!

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hmmm... isn't it DX11?

 

I think there's an option to load all the shaders, you can delete what you don't need later.

 

Once in, Shift-F2 to bring up the menu in game.

 

BTW I only use Reshade.

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You CAN'T just install reshade, run it and be done with it you MUST set it up.

- Install Reshade from download.
- Once installed it will ask to download shaders (do this)
- Once they all downloaded go into reshade folder and backup/move all Shaders you not going to use, reducing loading time and chance of crashing reshade.
- Keeping only the few shaders needed (4-5)
- Start the game and allow Reshade to load shaders
- Setup the shaders as they have no real Defaults that work well.

Enjoy a much richer and vibrant game experience.
sorry i rescaled the pic and it broke Antialiasing it seems :|
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You CAN'T just install reshade, run it and be done with it you MUST set it up.

 

- Install Reshade from download.

- Once installed it will ask to download shaders (do this)

- Once they all downloaded go into reshade folder and backup/move all Shaders you not going to use, reducing loading time and chance of crashing reshade.

- Keeping only the few shaders needed (4-5)

- Start the game and allow Reshade to load shaders

- Setup the shaders as they have no real Defaults that work well.

 

Enjoy a much richer and vibrant game experience.

sorry i rescaled the pic and it broke Antialiasing it seems :|

 

 

 

 

Hey can you give me your  Reshade settings please ?  Thanks

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haha sorry guys not looked in this thread a while..

Ill upload my settings for reshade

Shaders you will need installed are
SMAA (optional if you use ingame Anti A)
Vibrance
Tonemap
Finesharp (if you want)
Ingame Gamma set to 0.8

Copy following into .ini of your naming

curve_height=0.125000
D_compr_low=0.253000
Techniques=Vibrance,Tonemap,Mode1,SMAA,
KeyKNearestNeighbors=0,0,0,0
KeyNonLocalMeans=0,0,0,0
KeySMAA=0,0,0,0
KeyVibrance=0,0,0,0
KeyTonemap=0,0,0,0
KeyMode1=0,0,0,0
KeyMode2=0,0,0,0
KeyMode3=0,0,0,0
L_compr_low=0.169000
curveslope=0.400000
L_overshoot=0.003000
D_overshoot=0.009000
L_compr_high=0.337000
D_compr_high=0.504000
max_scale_lim=0.100000
pm_p=0.750000


[FineSharp.fx]
sstr=2.500000
cstr=0.900000
xstr=0.125000
pstr=1.272000
xrep=0.250000
lstr=1.490000

[SMAA.fx]
EdgeDetectionType=0.000000
EdgeDetectionThreshold=0.005000
MaxSearchSteps=48.000000
MaxSearchStepsDiagonal=16.000000
Coefficients=0.210000,0.720000,0.070000
CornerRounding=0.000000
ColorSaturation=0.000000
DebugOutput=0.000000

[Vibrance.fx]
Vibrance=0.999000
VibranceRGBBalance=1.050000,1.150000,1.100000

[Tonemap.fx]
Gamma=1.100000
Bleach=0.000000
Defog=0.000000
Exposure=-0.111000
Saturation=0.000000
FogColor=1.000000,1.000000,1.000000

Enjoy

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Hi. Sorry for the English. Need help in SweetFX settings in windowed mode works and in fullscreen does not load. I need to fix. Thanks.

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Hi all

I have installed reshade 3.0.6 I would like to uninstall for a while to test differences and probably uninstall definetely. Can anybody tell me how to uninstall completely reshade?

Thanks in advance

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I've just installed it and... Wow what a difference! You could spend hours tweaking.

 

Thanks Sshadow14, I've borrowed your .ini file. I'm sure I could adjust further to suit my system but I find it a bit daunting.

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Bei mir startet das Spiel nicht mehr,vor den Updates ist Reshade richtig gut gelaufen.

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Is reshade/sweetfx supposed to work after latest updates? I used them at some point but now I get crash to the desktop when loading a mission. I can get reshade work in hangar menu but not further.

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Hi,

 

as of 2018-09-27 latest reshade version (3.4.1) works for me with patch 3.006 and latest nvidia driver(411.70).

 

Was having some problems getting it to run and due to that I cannot exactly tell what made it run. I think you should try to run the game without reshade on latest patch to the point when you are inside the cockpit flying. Then instal reshade usual way deleting every file from previous reshade if u have any. It means get rid of shader folder every .ini file for reshade and every dxgi.dll. Then make sure you got multisampling aka antialiasing enabled ingame settings. Without AA enabled reshade crashes for me. Saddly it means u cant disable ingame aa and use SMAA for example but you can still use sharpen and colour filters.

 

1st screen made with patatoe 2nd ingame :)

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Il-2_2018-09-27_20-25-11.png

Edited by JG700_Benek

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I have just installed the latest version of Reshade - 4.02 - and it all seems to be working fine with the latest game update (3.009). 

However I'm having trouble chasing my tail and going round in circles trying to come up with the optimum settings.  There just aren't enough hours in the day to go tweaking all the various options, some of which impact on the others settings you think you've just got right, despite limiting the shares to the 8 'most likely' that others have mentioned in this thread! 

The other thought of course is that a setting that is 'just right' for a summer map is unlikely to be right for the completely different colour palette of a winter landscape.  My aim therefore would be to have 2 settings, one for Summer/Autumn, and one for Winter, which I could then switch between dependent on the map I'm flying. 

So my question is, does anyone have any settings they find really good, or can recommend settings that work well for particular shaders, to help me with this quest?

 

Mike

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As of January 2019 RESHADE Still works flawlessly and causes not FPS drops unless you use high level Anti Aliasing in Reshade.

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20 hours ago, =TBAS=Sshadow14 said:

As of January 2019 RESHADE Still works flawlessly

 

Last time I tried reshade was not working  when in game AA was off so flawlessly is not a good word unless something changed and you can now disable ingame aa and still get reshade working. 

 

On 1/8/2019 at 3:01 PM, Mike2945 said:

So my question is, does anyone have any settings they find really good, or can recommend settings that work well for particular shaders, to help me with this quest?

 

For shaders I can recommend the ones I use/used:

 

Clarity, Colorfulness, Lumasharpen, LUT, Tonemap and Vibrance.

 

My aproach to correct horrible game colours was like that:

 

- calibrate monitor to the best possible way

- run game with reshade on and with all shaders mentioned above (at default settings) except LUT (lut is off)  and make couple of screenshots in differenet maps time of day and cloud types.

- then run adobe photoshop and make custom LUT using screenshots made before and curves & levels adobe tools

- finally run the game with LUT clarity and lumasharpen on rest is off.

 

LUT is a powerfull colour corection tool that can do what Colorfulness Tonemap and Vibrance does and set the colours right so the gray is gray not bluish without the need of extremely low gamma. For me it fixes terrible blue tint the game has. When doing custom LUT try curves tool and find smth that should be natural gray to set the colours right. If you want you can make custom lut for every map and replace it when needed.

 

Check this:

 

https://reshade.me/forum/shader-discussion/3179-lut-s-powerful-color-correction-the-guide

 

and this

 

 

I also recommend trying SGSSAA if your card can run it to get rid of texture shimmering.

 

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Reshade funktioniert, läuft gut und ich habe es mit verschiedenen Einstellungen getestet.

Es gibt nur ein Problem ich kann das Spiel jetzt  nicht mehr ausschalten ,vielleicht können Sie 

mir weiterhelfen.

Danke vorab:

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On 1/10/2019 at 3:12 PM, JG700_Benek said:

 

Last time I tried reshade was not working  when in game AA was off so flawlessly is not a good word unless something changed and you can now disable ingame aa and still get reshade working. 

 

Confirmed - reshade 4.1.1 isn't working with my IL2 BoX until I enable in-game AA. Tested several options - no way without AA.

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I agree with Retnek....went back to the previous version with my same settings and have not had any issues......yet....

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I just downloaded and installed 4.1.1, but now I get crashes prior to the first load screen. The screen will resize to my in-game resolution, flashes black like its going to the first loading screen and then goes back to my desktop resolution and home screen.  Any ideas how to fix it.  I tried deleting the associated files, but that didn't work.

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This worked for me so I figured I'd share it incase anyone else has similar trouble.

 

What it fixed?

IL-2 crashes on startup with ReShade 4.1.1 installed with DirectX 10+.

 

Copied from NuTg's Post on Reddit :(Click here for the original post)

The bold text are changes/additions to the original

Quote

So I had this problem for weeks that my game crashed on launch and or I can't activate "Reshade" effects. So I was looking for a solution. And today, thanks to u/Yui-Kitamura, I found out how to fix it for myself and I think it will help for hopefully everyone who has this problem.

I'll give you few solutions/scenarios:

  1. Whenever you install "Reshade" everything works perfectly on any in game display mode (windowed, full-screen windowed, full-screen) you don't need to make any changes.

  2. Whenever you install "Reshade" and IL-2 crashes on full-screen, just change your in game display mode to windowed or full-screen windowed.

  3. When ever you install "Reshade" and IL-2 crashes on full-screen AND you don't have powerful enough PC to run it on windowed mode. In this case go to the folder where your IL-2.exe is located: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad\bin\game" Look for file called "dxgi.dll" and rename it to "d3d11.dll" then launch the game.

  4. If you did 3 solution and whenever you try to open "Reshade" in game (Shift + F2) and you can't enable effects, you can only see red box and that's it. Then again go to the folder where your IL-2.exe is located: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad\bin\game" And leave "d3d11.dll" renamed, but also rename file called "dxgi.ini" to "d3d11.ini" and then launch the game.

 

The first time through (after the above fixes to #4) I was able to get all the way to clicking "Start Mission" and then it crashed again.  I realized I had turned off Antialiasing.  Once I turned it back "on" everything worked great.

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It worked fine for me without fiddling with anything, from day one.

 

Mike.

 

 

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Question: Do you use the original shaders? - that are include? Anyone here that write & use custom shader?  How are the results compared to the original shaders - better? I started to do some custom shaders (to 50% finished).  Here is one of them.....

 

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Thanks, my progress looks good so far with my Custom Shader. Remastered some Colors :)

 

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