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Offline Sgt.Collins

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Graphic Enhancement
« on: 01-07-2015, 17:07:26 »
Hello everyone,


FH2 is the most beautiful mod! Much better than PR.

As I was looking for threads about it on PR forums, I saw ENB configs for BF2 engine.

I tried some of them but it lacks of stability (in my case at least), some were not so realistic as white from walls got me confused as the sky was almost as white as the walls...

So dear comrades, do (did) you use ENB? If yes, which one?

 Or maybe SweetFX (even though I never could set up it right... XD)?

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Re: Graphic Enhancement
« Reply #1 on: 01-07-2015, 21:07:07 »
Hi, there are several options for post processing stuff. For one you can use ENB, but there are other options like SweetFX or reShade. I have't tried those though.

I think to reduce the blown out white walls and the sky you need to reduce the Bloom level in the ENB settings. Most important is that you look for balanced and subtle PP filters and not the extreme settings that you can get for some ENB versions.

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Re: Graphic Enhancement
« Reply #2 on: 02-07-2015, 16:07:25 »
Thank you hitm4k3r,

I tried reShade 0.5, looks nice!

Didn't know the reShade thing, but no CTD, I suppose ALT Tab would generate one though.

Thanks anyway!

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Re: Graphic Enhancement
« Reply #3 on: 05-07-2015, 09:07:30 »
If that really makes a difference could you make a small tutorial explaining how you did with the link and maybe a couple of screenshots howing the difference ?

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Re: Graphic Enhancement
« Reply #4 on: 05-07-2015, 16:07:23 »
HI Hauggy,

Of course I can try to showcase it. I'm running Reshade 0.5 CX from PR forums

ANCTOVILLE
OFF
http://www.casimages.com/i/150705041120292295.jpg.html
ON
http://www.casimages.com/i/15070504112755777.jpg.html

OFF
http://www.casimages.com/i/150705041127239584.jpg.html
ON
http://www.casimages.com/i/150705041137802147.jpg.html

OFF
http://www.casimages.com/i/150705041247104815.jpg.html
ON
http://www.casimages.com/i/150705041142739256.jpg.html


EPPELDORF

OFF
http://www.casimages.com/i/150705041207469902.jpg.html
ON
http://www.casimages.com/i/150705041310130921.jpg.html

OFF
http://www.casimages.com/i/15070504132975137.jpg.html
ON
http://www.casimages.com/i/150705041145903542.jpg.html

OFF
http://www.casimages.com/i/150705041331878892.jpg.html
ON
http://www.casimages.com/i/150705041206587862.jpg.html

POINTE DU HOC

OFF
http://www.casimages.com/i/15070504114646329.jpg.html
ON
http://www.casimages.com/i/150705041412612195.jpg.html

OFF
http://www.casimages.com/i/150705041437671313.jpg.html
ON
http://www.casimages.com/i/15070504143299747.jpg.html

OFF
http://www.casimages.com/i/150705041205764525.jpg.html

ON
http://www.casimages.com/i/150705041323762945.jpg.html


The effect on Eppeldorf (and others winter maps) is a feeling of foggy weather conditions, if it bothers you, you can turn off ingame ReShade with Scroll Lock.

Download (and discussion about it)
http://www.realitymod.com/forum/f10-pr-bf2-general-discussion/118973-pr-visual-enhancement-enbseries-preset.html


INSTALLATION:

1- Download it (DL both versions, you can even download presets from ReShade website)

http://reshade.me/

2- Unzip in a folder

3- In order to be able to uninstall it, you should copy and paste that folder in your BF2 directory.

4- Enter that folder, copy and paste everything in your BF2 directory.

(6- If you want to get rid of it, do step 4, but when the copies are done, files are still selected, so press Delete, OK, and you're done)



NOTE: I don't know to insert pictures correctly... If someone could help me
« Last Edit: 05-07-2015, 16:07:26 by Sgt.Collins »

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Re: Graphic Enhancement
« Reply #5 on: 05-07-2015, 19:07:49 »
So it's something like "Chernobyl effect" addition?

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Re: Graphic Enhancement
« Reply #6 on: 05-07-2015, 19:07:40 »
So it's something like "Chernobyl effect" addition?

Exactly my thoughts, I kept thinking it's just my crappy screen but the originals look much better!

I believe FH2 has quite competent custom shader people and they spend months tweaking the effects for every map that it just does them no justice to change them with some third party add on...
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Re: Graphic Enhancement
« Reply #7 on: 05-07-2015, 19:07:08 »
This does add some effects that original dx9 doesn't have though, so there's some cool stuff. But to really get it working good, we'd have to delete the other CC settings and such for the maps and in some way be able to tweak this for every map individually.

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Re: Graphic Enhancement
« Reply #8 on: 05-07-2015, 21:07:27 »
Hey guys,

Yes, I agree, the quality of this "addon" is related to the map.

I sometimes disable it. But on the other hand, it does add some kind of precision to textures, see the image of Anctoville Church or even that staircase with that light behind it. I think it's more beautiful with it for Anctoville in that case.

It does a great job with Normandy maps, Maghreb ones. Winter maps have like dust effect already added and ReShade doesn't work so well if it's the case.

Finally, I agree for 100% that FH2 shader guy did an outstanding work, with depth of field, and some kind of blur. It's just that I just can't help myself trying to enhance even already well-done things! I never get enough!

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Re: Graphic Enhancement
« Reply #9 on: 08-07-2015, 03:07:49 »
Thank you Collins !
It was easy now I got it on both PR and FH2.
It does look great when looking at the beach and the water on pointe du hoc.
« Last Edit: 08-07-2015, 03:07:35 by Hauggy »

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Re: Graphic Enhancement
« Reply #10 on: 18-04-2019, 22:04:38 »
What are y'all system specs? Cuz when I use it, it causes some slight lag/chop and wondering if it's the way I'm setting it up or if my system just can't handle it??