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After hours testing... Watch Dogs (E3 Bloom effect working)
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Thumbs up After hours testing... Watch Dogs (E3 Bloom effect working) - 06-12-2014, 11:30 | posts: 551 | Location: Argentina

TheWorse Watch Dogs Modification


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-I'm a very obsessed person, with many things mainly graphics . Also i'm a fan of using sweetfx on every game I can use it. I like to make my own presets always.
After release and this stupid stuttering problems I started searching for fixes etc.
Then I saw many threads talking about the engine when I realized it was based on dunia 2 so I tried to unpack the files which obviously not worked.. so after searching so much for the unpacker I found it, started playing with it and after a long time of testing I ended up getting the E3 Bloom from 2012 working.
After studying how bin hex worked and downloading many tools to convert files etc, I was able to integrate and enable many effects. I told myself to keep trying and trying and that is what I have done.
This is the result of my obsession and my try to be like the greatest (iCEnhancer, MalDo, etc) those guys are genius, and I'll always say the same thing: I'm just a novice.

IMPORTANT STATEMENT:

IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON DOING A COMPARISSON KEEP IN MIND THE FULLY WORKING RELEASE WILL BE 1.0 VERSION. 0.X VERSIONS ARE JUST BETAS OF THE FINAL MODIFICATION


UPDATE 19/06

A user called NEOGLOW (THANK YOU FOR THE DEDICATION) made a more elaborate installation process and description of the mod!

UPDATE 20/06

Guide for the mod updated by Omnominator to be more readable

Where can I download the mod?

There is currently no official release of this mod confirmed to be compatible with the latest version of Watch Dogs.

Version 0.8 - Download Link
http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/..._download.html


The older version (0.6) can be found here. mediafire.com/download/k74681m7v96ek8z/TheWorseMod(lol)_TEST.rar

What does the mod do?

Included in this mod(not all features are available yet):
  • Changes to the default fog values
  • Enabled bokeh DOF for the main cameras
  • Stuttering Improvements
  • E3 2012 Bloom
  • Performance Improvements
  • Enabled Headlight Shadows
  • LoD Changes
  • Reflection changes
  • Added 3 new cameras to the game(closer, normal, further)
  • Rain changes(High quality rain drops, properly reacting to light, etc)
  • LensFlares(WIP)
  • Lighting changes(TESTING AND WIP)
  • Civilians density changes

And many more things.. SOON.

How do I install the mod?
  • Download your chosen mod version (0.6 or 0.7) from the links above.
  • Use a program such as Winzip, WinRAR, 7-Zip, Windows built in unzipper or your preferred program to extracted the downloaded zip file.
  • Once extracted, you will find 3 folders, they are called:
Closer Camera
Far Camera
Normal Camera
The names of the folders above mean the distance the camera is away from the character (Aiden Pearce). So, the Closer Camera means the camera view is closer to Aidens
back/shoulder, Far camera means it is further away so you see more of Aidens body and Normal Camera is the normal default view.
  • Choose the folder that matches the camera view you want.
  • Inside you will find 2 files - patch.dat and patch.fat (If there is another folder in here called patch_unpack, I think you can ignore it as the only 2 files you need are patch.dat and patch.fat.
  • Copy and Paste these two files into the folder called data_win64 that is in your Watch Dogs install directory. For example C:\ProgramFiles\Ubisoft\WATCH_DOGS or whereever you have the game installed on your computer. So to clarify, the 2 files need to go into the data_win64 folder. You will notice there are many .dat and .fat files already in there from when the game was installed.
  • (Optional step) TheWorse designed this mod with the Ultra setting in mind to recreate the visuals from what was seen at E3 2012.
  • To recreate this quality of graphics, the Ultra setting is recommended.

It should be noted that many - if not all - of his mods will still work in the other graphics settings too, eg, Low, Medium and High. These 'overall' graphics settings of Low, Medium, High and Ultra is the first option in the Advanced Graphic Settings in the Main Menu in Watch Dogs.

You can turn off the depth of field in-game just like you could before.

You can also edit the GamerProfile.xml file found in C:\Users\(username)\Documents\My Games\Watch_Dogs\(long number)\GamerProfile.xml with Notepad, Notepad ++ or your
chosen program if required but Im not 100% sure if this is required. Follow these steps:
  • Open GamerProfile.xml with a text editor such as Notepad or Notepad ++.
  • Find the line that begins <RenderProfile (it should be the 3rd line down from the top).
  • On this line you will find Quality="xxx"
  • Instead of "xxx" you will see either "low", "medium", "high", "ultra" or "_runtime"
  • Change this value to Ultra. For example, change Quality="_runtime" to Quality="ultra"
  • Save the file and exit.
  • Launch the game.

As I said earlier, the above step may not be necessary to all users but when you change the Quality="xxx" value, you are simply using a different method to change the 1st option
in the Advanced Graphic Settings in the Main Menu in Watch Dogs. Eg, you could just do it ingame rather than editing the GamerProfile file.

If you are experiencing some problems, after copying the 2 mod files (patch.dat and patch.fat) to the data_win64 folder. Try deleting the GamerProfile.xml file before launching
the game as this will force the game to rebuild the .xml file. Use the ingame Advanced Graphic Settings to change the 1st option to Ultra.

Do I need SweetFX?

SweetFX is a seperate tool to TheWorse's mod but it can make the game look better. With TheWorse's mod in the vanilla game it does look a lot better but with SweetFX, it can look
even better still. You have to remember that TheWorse has altered grpahical features in the Watch Dogs game engine, for example: enabling dynamic shadows in vehicle headlights etc.
SweetFX can alter things such as Brightness, Contrast, Gamma and many other things and works with all games, not just Watch Dogs. So to make Watch Dogs look more realistic and work
alongside TheWorse's mod, download a SweetFX preset of your choice and use it.

How are people making these artisitc screenshots in Watch Dogs?

The Cheat Engine is a program that allows players to manipulate a game whilst playing, it is basically the same as a 'Trainer' but with the Cheat Engine people can create custom
made Cheat Tables (.ct files) to do different things. For example, enabling 'freecam' so you can move around the game world and see your character from different angles instead of
the default view behind Aiden Pearces shoulder. It can do so many other things but it needs someone to know how to find these abilites and share the Cheat Table with others so they
can use it also.

A forum member on Guru3D - jim2point0 - made a Cheat Table for Watch Dogs and it can be downloaded here: dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9739867/watch_dogs_screenshots.CT
This cheat table allows users to change the FOV, move the camera freely, pause the ingame world and change the time of day.

To actually use the Cheat Table in Watch Dogs you first need to get it working.
jim2point0 has kindly made a guide for his Cheat Table, it can be found here: deadendthrills.com/forum/discussion/221/watch-dogs

I also recommend you search on Google or Youtube etc to find a guide on using Cheat Tables you have downloaded for a game for future reference.

Screenshots:

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Funny how mods think I beg for donations.
And instead of editing the post you can send me a private message to tell me why, Just saying!


Thanks for all your support I highly appreciate every comment.

Enjoy.

Last edited by TheWorse; 06-20-2014 at 11:23.
   
 
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Default 06-12-2014, 11:38 | posts: 138 | Location: Edinburgh

Neat! Looks good.
   
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Default 06-12-2014, 11:47 | posts: 3,616 | Location: Northcoast of Germany

Nice! I need this!
   
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Default 06-12-2014, 11:50 | posts: 150

Jeez.
   
 
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Default 06-12-2014, 11:58 | posts: 100

sure i want to try this,maybe you should cooperate with Kadzai
   
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Good thing there are Ubisoft and the likes to make technically crappy games, because some people will just die from boredom if it was down to gameplay to amuse them. No offence.
   
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Default 06-12-2014, 12:09 | posts: 60

nice ! that is a real improvement
   
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Well done mate!
   
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Default 06-12-2014, 12:13 | posts: 551 | Location: Argentina

Thank you guys, I'll continue updating this as I discover more of the game engine. Here is the shader so you guys can see the difference. Keep in mind is just the bloom. If you guys want I can make a xml settings for stuttering fixes that I know so far, I can make different configs so you can try and see how it works for you.

Edit: Here it is

http://www.mediafire.com/download/h4...2/E3_Bloom.rar

Decompress and place the patch.dat and patch.fat inside the data_win64 folder.

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Default 06-12-2014, 12:15 | posts: 11 | Location: God Island

Please post the download files, if you don't mind. Really want to try it myself. Thanx for sharing!
   
 
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Default 06-12-2014, 12:19 | posts: 287

Glad to see you and kadzait24 in guru3d

maybe you two can work together.

and want to try this too
   
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Wow that looks great imo. Good job dude, keep at it!
   
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Thank you guys, I'll continue updating this as I discover more of the game engine. Here is the shader so you guys can see the difference. Keep in mind is just the bloom. If you guys want I can make a xml settings for stuttering fixes that I know so far, I can make different configs so you can try and see how it works for you.

Edit: Here it is

http://www.mediafire.com/download/h4...2/E3_Bloom.rar

Decompress and place the patch.dat and patch.fat inside the data_win64 folder.

THX! Gonna try this when i get home from work in 2.5 hours *dances*
   
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Default 06-12-2014, 12:41 | posts: 100

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Originally Posted by TheWorse View Post
Thank you guys, I'll continue updating this as I discover more of the game engine. Here is the shader so you guys can see the difference. Keep in mind is just the bloom. If you guys want I can make a xml settings for stuttering fixes that I know so far, I can make different configs so you can try and see how it works for you.

Edit: Here it is

http://www.mediafire.com/download/h4...2/E3_Bloom.rar

Decompress and place the patch.dat and patch.fat inside the data_win64 folder.
tried,it's really wonderful,there are no other words but maybe the effect is a bit too strong
   
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Default 06-12-2014, 12:45 | posts: 551 | Location: Argentina

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tried,it's really wonderful,there are no other words but maybe the effect is a bit too strong
Yeah it's strong but there are other presets that i'm going to test to see differences. I also have to learn more about binhex, my head literally melts when I open one of those files. I'm not a modder, but I'll do what I can to make it look better.
   
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Default 06-12-2014, 12:52 | posts: 1,721 | Location: Las Vegas USA

Looks good! Keep it up.

I think the huge difference between the E3 demos and the release is the fog effect. It really added so much to the atmosphere in the E3 demos that kind've gave it that next-gen look, hoping you can get that back in there!

Also if you could share your XML files that would be nice! I currently run the game at all ultra settings 1080p w/temporal SMAA (R9 290 4GB)
   
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Yeah it's strong but there are other presets that i'm going to test to see differences. I also have to learn more about binhex, my head literally melts when I open one of those files. I'm not a modder, but I'll do what I can to make it look better.
you're working to make the game better then you are a modder great job
   
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While the bloom is damn good, I agree that it is a bit too strong and sometimes flicker midly. I guess that's why they took it out?
Anyway, I noticed that in Kadzait24's mod 3.0, it had the headlights on cars improved that there is actual lighting emitting from the headlights and not the ground. This mod removed it. I'm guessing it was the two patch files that caused the effect.
   
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While the bloom is damn good, I agree that it is a bit too strong and sometimes flicker midly. I guess that's why they took it out?
Anyway, I noticed that in Kadzait24's mod 3.0, it had the headlights on cars improved that there is actual lighting emitting from the headlights and not the ground. This mod removed it. I'm guessing it was the two patch files that caused the effect.
they should work together
   
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Default 06-12-2014, 13:01 | posts: 551 | Location: Argentina

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While the bloom is damn good, I agree that it is a bit too strong and sometimes flicker midly. I guess that's why they took it out?
Anyway, I noticed that in Kadzait24's mod 3.0, it had the headlights on cars improved that there is actual lighting emitting from the headlights and not the ground. This mod removed it. I'm guessing it was the two patch files that caused the effect.
are you talking about this lighting?



You can see it's emitting from the headlights.

Maybe you tested at a different time. But I'll see if I find the same error.

About the flickering I didn't experience that, and I don't think its the shader but maybe your particle config or something in the gameprofile.xml unless you are using complete vanilla with this shader

EDIT: My settings available to download if you guys want to.

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Default 06-12-2014, 13:34 | posts: 11 | Location: God Island

Hi,

Could you upload your setting and bloom file on another hosting site beside MF, please? For an odd reason, my computer couldn't download files from MF.

Thank you very much in advance.

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Combind with kadzait24 3.0

Not using Gaussian Bloom

Video
http://youtu.be/DURGH2385co























   
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Default 06-12-2014, 13:40 | posts: 150

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are you talking about this lighting?

You can see it's emitting from the headlights.

Maybe you tested at a different time. But I'll see if I find the same error.

About the flickering I didn't experience that, and I don't think its the shader but maybe your particle config or something in the gameprofile.xml unless you are using complete vanilla with this shader

EDIT: My settings available to download if you guys want to.
Sorry, it was my mistake. Wrong TOD.
All good. Great work anyway.
   
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Default 06-12-2014, 13:46 | posts: 933 | Location: Tennessee

Giving this a try now. Wonder how it will affect crossfire scaling. I avg 50% on both cards.


Tested it out, looks great. Only having 2gb cards I can only run high at 1080p. Game runs like complete ass on crossfire. Will have to switch to a single card for now.

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Default 06-12-2014, 13:50 | posts: 551 | Location: Argentina

Nice screenshots william.

I uploaded the settings to mega for you maliris.

E3_Bloom only

https://mega.co.nz/#!fQQTmALR!AF-1KX...q13aV8uVbjgcrE

My_Settings + E3Bloom + CivilianDensity
https://mega.co.nz/#!zVIFxKKK!5yFLYj...MLQR6aCZOK6cRg
   
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