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Hi, this post was edited (17.12.17) - for tutorial how to install ReShade for IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Blitz version (4.5).

For version before IL-2 CoD TF 4.312 the manual is in this post: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/28360-reshade-cod/?p=455987

 

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Screenshots (not edited, direct from the sim):

 

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Now I did simple solution to install Reshade files + profile (all necessary files in the one package).

 

Take this ZIP file, DOWNLOAD https://www.sendspace.com/file/ccr8wd

 

 

How to install it?

 

1/ Take Your path of Blitz version: SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover Blitz and open it.

 

2/ Unapck downloaded file (to desktop for example) and capy and save the path/structure with all files from this zip, so for example "reshade-shaders" folder in the main, oryginal Blitz folder, the rest in "parts/core folder" as You have in ZIP file.

 

3/ Open (for example by notepad) dxgi.ini file from "core" folder and change the name of disc (where You have IL-2 Blitz version) to Your (here is "S" where I have installed Blitz version). You must do it 4 times as You see on this picture below, after this save the file with Yor path for Blitz. Example:

 

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4/ Start Il-2 CoD Blitz. You will see grey task (info) like this:

 

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5/ Take flight or use it from menu "Shift + F2" (You can change it for example for Shift + F9 in settings option) and load profile from the core CoD Blitz folder.

It must looks like this (example):

 

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6/ Enjoy new quality of CoD ;>.

 

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btw.

 

1/ I used advenced filters (some looks like pilot gogles) and sometimes You can notice this in menu (its CoD problem perhaps) http://s10.ifotos.pl/img/Image-368_asaaapx.jpg (but You can live with this I think ;>, more infos about this bug You can find on ReShade Forum).

2/ How to unistall? Just remove from CoD folder "reshade-shaders" and files ilcod_yoyo, dxgi, dxgi.dll from "parts/core" folder .

3/ Dindn't test it online, but spot is ok I think, example - find enemy : ) http://s2.ifotos.pl/img/Launcher-_asasrwn.jpg .

4/ This profile uses this effects:

 

- AmbientLight

- Deband

- DPX

- FXAA

- LumaSharpen

- SMAA

- Tonemap

- Vignette 

 

btw: solution if You want to change skins: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/33043-ctd-when-you-select-skins-45/?p=550380 .

 

My additional advices:

You can also use AA in the game x2-x8 and this settings in nVidia Inspector:

 

http://s10.ifotos.pl/img/Nowy-1JPG_asaasqw.jpg

Regards.

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Hello,
ok here is my preset.
Be sure - you have current display driver!

The video preview:



Screenshots (not edited, direct from the sim):

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You need both - ReShade program (exe) + profile with settings (A+B).

 

A. Reshade installation:

1. Install ReShade 3 https://reshade.me/ (btw. here is my backup of this version https://www.sendspace.com/file/m5wfbb).
2. Install it (its easy, use only Dx10+ version, video tutorial: https://youtu.be/AmziSAz2B4M?t=2m57s (show the way to Launcher.exe in Your CoD folder)
3. When the programm will ask about download filters - click yes, uncheck all but take this (You dont need all filters, sometimetis it's a case of CTD if You have unnecessary):

 

- AmbientLight

- Deband
- DPX
- FXAA
- LumaSharpen
- SMAA
- Tonemap
- Vignette

4. Done!

B. Profile (preset) installation:

Download: https://www.sendspace.com/file/14i1pv

or here http://theairtacticalassaultgroup.com/forum/Downloads.php?do=download&downloadid=122 .

1. Put unziped profile ("ilcod_yoyo") to main folder \SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover .
2. Start Il-2 CoD. You will see grey task (info) like this:

Nowy-1JPG_asaqppe.jpg

3. Take flight or use it from menu "Shift + F2" (You can chenge it for example for Shift + F9 in settings option) and load profile from the main CoD folder.
It must looks like this (example):

Nowy-1JPG_asaashq.jpg

4. Enjoy new quality of CoD ;>.

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btw.

1/ I used advenced filters (some looks like pilot gogles) and sometimes You can notice this in menu (its CoD problem perhaps) http://s10.ifotos.pl/img/Image-368_asaaapx.jpg (but You can live with this I think ;>, more infos about this bug You can find on ReShade Forum).
2/ How to unistall? Just remove from CoD folder reshade-shaders and files ilcod_yoyo, dxgi, dxgi.dll .

3/ Dindn't test it online, but spot is ok I think, example - find enemy : ) http://s2.ifotos.pl/img/Launcher-_asasrwn.jpg .

4/ Update: 4.04.17 I did small update - "Deband option" (for better sky view, less sky rings, some info about this HERE). Difference is small but the sky looks w little better. The manual was changed (You can unistall old version and take the new).

 

 

My additional advices:

You can also use AA in the game x2-x8 and this settings in nVidia Inspector:

http://s10.ifotos.pl/img/Nowy-1JPG_asaasqw.jpg

Regards.

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This almost looks as good as DCSW Normandy! Time to dust off clod and do a tour of duty in England again. :salute:

 

It was great to see it looked just as good in the video rather than tactfully placed screenshots.

 

Thanks for sharing yoyo.

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Hi YoYo!

 

Got it working without much trouble, just followed the same steps I used with BOM.  I really like your settings so thanks for sharing!

 

I do get the menu artifacts like your screenshots but once flying all is well. 

 

Question ... What is this section about?

 

Download: https://www.sendspace.com/file/2k5raw

1. Put unziped profile ("ilcod_yoyo") to main folder \SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover .
2. Start Il-2 CoD. You will see grey task (info) like this:

Nowy-1JPG_asaqppe.jpg

3. Take flight or use it from menu "Shift + F2" (You can chenge it for example for Shift + F9 in settings option) and load profile from the main CoD folder.
It must looks like this (example):

Nowy-1JPG_asaashq.jpg

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Also ...

 

Just played BOM and it looks like my Reshade setting are still the same and setting up Cliffs didn't change anything.  Sooooo, if you set up multiple games they all retain their original Reshade profile?

 

And if you want to change the profile do you need to reload the launcher and start fresh?

 

Thanks again for your help with BOM and Cliffs!

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Each profile for each game. No connection between games.


Question ... What is this section about?

 

It's a profile - preset with dedicated settings for CoD.

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When you change profile settings do you need to reload the game. When I open re-shade it doesn't show a selected game in the box

"It's a profile - preset with dedicated settings for CoD"

 

Is it different than the profile settings you show in your previous post

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When you change profile ....

I don't understand Your question a little.

Install Reshade, add this profile in the game and "close and forget". That's all.

The profile will be loaded each time when You start the IL-2 CoD automatically.

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When ....

 

 

Two? Its the same link like profile in this "main" post https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/28360-reshade-cod/?p=455987 . No any  difference.

Maybe You are wrong about how ReShade work, as I wrote post before: 

 

Install Reshade, add this profile in the game and "close and forget". That's all.

 

ReShade is a program and You need profile for this. You need two files (exe) and profile - for each game separately. Exe is a tool, profile is customized by user/creator.

More info on ReShade webpage.

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The https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/28360-reshade-cod/?do=findComment&comment=455987 post was updated for Deband option. A little less sky rings (soft transitions).

 

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Hi YoYo...

 

A couple of things, when I start a quick mission I have to turn on Reshade setting with Scroll Lock key.  I can use this key to toggle Rehade on and off.  Is this normal?  Seems like once you apply effects should be locked as default.

 

Also, is Deband an effect in the Pipline.  If so I didn't see it.

 

Thanks!

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The preset is loaded automaticly.

No need to turn on manually (right, if You set up Scroll lock in settings as on/off You can turn on/off to see difference).

 

I lose control of the mouse control when I go to the Reshade panel. You do not know what could be the reason for this?

Load the sim again or try turn on/off Shift+F2 and check if the mouse cursor is presents.

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Yoyo

your zip fileis not working when I try to extract

It gives a error for bad compression format

 

Open it for example by 7z. The file is ok, Im sure 100%. Ciao!

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Hi yoyo do you find your contact spotting is better? I had reshade install and found my contact spotting dropped back to 10km from 15km and that's important.

I think yes, it's better now. More sharpen view but its easy to test it, You can setup switch turn on/off effect (I have as Scroll Lock) in Reshade Settings.

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