Current Version (Beta) 1.07
Last Updated - January 22, 2015
This project implements tweaks the tone-mapping, adds effects such as SSAO, Depth of Field, Godrays, Bloom, sharpness, etc via Reshade by Crosire.
v1.07 - Added Reshade 0.13.1 & MasterEffect ReBorn 1.0.340 - Removed SSAO, added Gaussian Anamflare. Re-organized Effects in alphabetical order, sorted by FPS Hit / Performance
v1.04 - Reduced darkening from SSAO, minor changes.
v1.03 - Initial Release
Your GPU must support OpenGL 4.3. Also ensure you have the latest drivers:
Latest Nvidia Driver // GTX 400 series or higher // Drivers older than 347.09 will NOT work due to opengl bug - (May be resolved as of Jan 22, 2015, if you wish to use older driver)
Latest AMD Driver // Radeon HD 5xxx or higher
Download v1.07, extract the contents to the same folder as swkotor2.exe
Run the game
> If everything worked, you should first get a prompt for reshade (Message Box)
> Then in-game you will see text in the top left, also as you make edits in real-time
> Press Scroll Lock key to disable/enable effects in-game
Editing Effects In-Game
Edit ReShade.fx to edit my presets in Notepad or Notepad++
> You can adjust effects in real time. I recommend running the game in Windowed Mode to save time. To run TSL in windowed mode, make sure your swkotor2.ini has the following codes added:
> When in game, press ALT-Enter to activate Windowed Mode.
Crosire - Official Website for Reshade
Marty Mcfly - Facebook
Effects used in v1.07
> Curves / DPX / Levels / Liftgammagain / Sharpening / Vibrance / Gauusiananamflare
> Main focus was to improve the dull tones, bring out a bit of sharpness, improve black/white levels, and adding the flare as opposed to bloom.
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It's too dark / bright in game?
> Adjust your brightness in-game to taste, I am using this monitor.
Can I use FRAPS, MSI On-Screen-Display / Afterburner?
> Fraps works and will record video/screenshots with effects enabled, wasn't successful using MSI On-Screen-Display / Afterburner.
How much of a performance hit?
> Open the Reshade.fx - I have sorted the effects under categories with the supposed FPS Hit, I am using a GTX 970 so your results may vary.
How to apply antialiasing like in your screenshots?
> Use this guide if Nvidia GPU
How to enable/disable effects / toggle key?
> Hit "Scroll Lock" key, right above your Home key.
Can I take screenshots?
> Either user FRAPS, or hit the "Prt Scr" key when in-game. This will save a screenshot in your kotor directory (same as executable). It will generate a normal screenshot (vanilla, no effects), as well as with effects. This way you can make easy comparisons.
What can we look forward to in the future?
> Hopefully a good integration of Depth of Field. All that i tested, I still had hud, menu, chat being blurred, so it wasn't worth it for gameplay purposes. As Crosire's Reshade comes out of beta and is more stable, an official release here, with 2-3 different presets. Hopefully more shaders like SMAA implemented too. This way we will have other options for antialiasing with same or less overhead. I'm still trying to find the best balance of black/white levels, and tone-mapping, please share your screenshots here so we can compare