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Lunayahs Watch Dogs Enhanced Mod

Discussion in 'Game Tweaks and Modifications' started by Lunayah, Jun 26, 2014.

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What do you prefer. Quality or Performance?

Poll closed Jul 17, 2014.
  1. Quality

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    69.1%
  2. Performance

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  1. Lunayah

    Lunayah Master Guru

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    ((Attention Read the important info before you play))


    Please read the description, changelog, known issues, and features.

    Mod mirror http://www.moddb.com/mods/watch-dogs-enhanced-reality-mod/downloads

    HQ Mod specific changes:

    Antiailising changes

    SMAA = Vanilla Temporal SMAA
    TemporalSMAA = 2xTemporalSMAA
    FXAA = SMAA
    NO AA = FXAA

    Graphics settings changes

    HMBAO = High Quality downsampled SSAO
    No Ambient Occlusion = HMBAO
    Low = Vanilla medium optimized by me
    Medium = Vanilla High optimized by me
    High = Vanilla Ultra optimized by me (recommended for Ultra textures)
    Ultra = Uber Ultra optimized by me (Heavy with Ultra textures)

    Recommended Graphics settings changes

    Calibration = 30
    Max prerendered frames = 1 or 2
    Vsync = off

    Nvidia Controlpanel

    Ambient Occlussion = Performance
    Anisotropic Filtering = 16x
    Antiailising FXAA = on if using smaa in game
    Texture filtering negative lod bias = clamp for better image quality
    Texture filtering quality = High Performance
    Tripple Buffering = on
    Vertical Sync = Adaptive
    Heres my SweetFXl if you wanna add sharpening and a nice light effect.
    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=4CE2D04ABEAD30B2!163

    Graphics settings recommendations

    Ultra graphics + Ultra textures settings specs = 4GB 780TI or 290X or higher recommended for this settings
    High graphics + Ultra textures settings specs = GTX670 or equivalent for a stutter free experience
    Go to control panel and set triplebuffering on, vsync on adaptiv and maximun prerender frames 2. make sure you use my SMAA configuration.
    and high graphics settings which are superior to the original game ultra settings. Do not use ultra unless you have the specs above.
    Also make a shortcut of the game and go to properties and paste this att the end of target -disablepagefilecheck -cpuCount=4 -exThreads=4
    I believe that you may now be able to turn off DOF and still see it during
    cinematics

    Beaware that you may play with Low and medium whitout any major lost in visual quality.Also know that FPS will go down
    when using Ultra textures. Know that after playing on ultra for some time
    the game will create a cache to improve the texture loading. This will get
    rid of the stuttering after you run WD on Ultra a few times.



    Important mod Information


    This version will be totally tweakable meaning. You may choose Low, Medium, High,
    Ultra and Custom or even mix a match between those settings. These settings have
    been tweaked and optimized for better quality and performance. They are much better
    than vanilla settings and you get all the eye candy. This mod include modified high
    and ultra textures. meaning you will see some ultra textures when playing with high
    textures and you WILL BE ABLE to play on Ultra with minimal or no stuttering nevertheless
    I would recommend you to put the graphics settings on high or medium when playing with
    ultra textures due to an FPS hit. you might be surprise how well it looks. My high graphics
    settings are superior than vanillas Ultra settings and much more optimised for quality
    and performance. Same goes to my medium setting and low. The ultra settings
    are much more superior to vanillas Ultra settings and therefore quite taxing on
    your system, nevertheless it has been optimized as much as possible so you can achieve
    good performance.

    Only the HQ mods feature the modified textures and tweakable settings.
    Only Ultra settings have been optimized on The Atmosphere mods
    version 1,2,3 and 3.1


    New Configuration Tool
    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=4CE2D04ABEAD30B2!201

    This configuration tool made by the very awesome and talentedVikMorroHun
    will allow you to configure the mod to your liking including :


    -DOF
    -New Ubisoft patch
    -Camera
    -Light Flares
    -Civilian density
    -HQ characters
    -Rain intensities
    -Bloom intensities


    The older Mods

    Guru3D Original V1 - V2 and V3 mirror -
    http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/watchdogs_enhanced_reality_mod_download.html

    Watch dogs Enhance 3

    WD Enhanced Warm Atmosphere
    http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/watchdogs_enhanced_reality_mod_download.html
    WD Enhanced Cool Atmosphere
    http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/watchdogs_enhanced_reality_mod_download.html
    WD Enhanced Subtle Atmosphere
    http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/watchdogs_enhanced_reality_mod_download.html
    WD Enhanced E3 original Atmosphere
    http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/watchdogs_enhanced_reality_mod_download.html

    Watch dogs Enhance 3.1

    WD Enhanced Warm Atmosphere V3.1
    http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/watchdogs-enhanced-reality-mod-download.html
    WD Enhanced Subtle Atmosphere V3.1
    http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/watchdogs-enhanced-reality-mod-download.html
    WD Enhanced Cool Atmosphere V3.1
    http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/watchdogs-enhanced-reality-mod-download.html
    WD Enhanced E3 Original Atmosphere V3.1
    http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/watchdogs-enhanced-reality-mod-download.html

    Watch dogs Enhanced HQ 3.1

    WD HQ Subtle Atmosphere 3.1 Fixed
    http://www.moddb.com/mods/watch-dogs-enhanced-reality-mod/downloads/new-hq-mod-subtle-atmosphere-311

    WD HQ Warm Atmosphere 3.1 Fixed
    http://www.moddb.com/mods/watch-dogs-enhanced-reality-mod/downloads/new-hq-mod-warm-atmosphere-311

    WD HQ E3 Atmosphere 3.1 Fixed
    http://www.moddb.com/mods/watch-dogs-enhanced-reality-mod/downloads/new-hq-mod-warm-atmosphere-311

    Alternate link for HQ 3.1 Atmospheres
    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=4CE2D04ABEAD30B2!160

    Watch dogs Enhanced Extra HQ 3.1 fixed

    WD Extra HQ 3.1 plus latest patch
    Uber Ultra activated on this version
    Please read the Extra HQ Mod Specific Info

    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=4CE2D04ABEAD30B2!196

    Change log


    - latest ubisoft patch
    - Some textures have been removed because of unbearable ailising
    - Some shaders have been fixed
    - New proper HQ lensflare
    - Shadow blur bug has been fixed



    Extra HQ mod pictures using Txaa2x + sweetfx + High textures + high graphics settings

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    List of changes and modifications:


    - Realistic colorgrading presets
    - More dynamic wind
    - Dynamic realistically rendered rain
    - Higher view distances
    - Better texture polls
    - Better LODs,
    - Better rain effects
    - Better shadows,
    - Higher decals
    - Denser particles, rain,
    - Natural ambient lighting
    - High quality reflections
    - Better ambienceocclusion
    - Better shading
    - SMAA and Temporal SMAA
    - Better textures
    - HQ particles
    - Improved lighting and bloom
    - Reduced stutter on 2GB Gpus



    Directions:

    Unpack and put the patch files(patch.fat and patch.dat in your data_win64 folder in
    your Watch Dogs directory Put my SweetFX in the bin folder in your Watch Dogs directory.
    The sweetfx is optional only if you want the border. Replace your gamerprofile located
    in your documents/ mygames/ Watchdogs with mine.



    Minimum System specs: GTX670, I7 CPU. 16GB RAM. or equivalent
    This mods is aim to those who want more graphic fidelity and smoother game play.
    This mod has been tested with a GTX670 and GTX670 SLI only so I cannot account
    for poor performance on lower systems. If you wish to run SLI which is kind of
    broken in this game. you may do so with high textures, ultra settings and Fxaa or
    MSAA 4x
    .


    HQ Mod related Bugs and Issues

    -flicker may be seen this varies depending on your system specs.

    -Ailising may be seen when running my modified high textures

    -Any other issue you may find is not mod related and if it
    is please report it on my thread and I will provide support



    Heres some video =)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d7AIDAVylE&list=UUuS_YE22F6J7o2ajjlN0EXg My mods e3 replica
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1_PmrPelXA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmMS8fas6Y8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CBeobOQxLA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff5ipE8VFzk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak7Lt9Eezp0

    Pictures of the mod

    Subtle Atmosphere

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    Warm Atmosphere

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    E3 Atmosphere
    Silmilar to vanilla with better contrast and natural color saturation

    Disclaimers and contributions
    Big thanks to Cemnahit, TheBoss, Sunset and Yizan. for all their work and dedication and for making this Watch Dogs mod possible.
    TheWorse inspiration has been the greatest contribution to this mod.

    Included in mod: The mod uses different things from the mods below

    Boss = camera and dof
    Sunset = Some Ultra textures


    Guys !!! After some tweaking and comparing I have determined that you DO NOT NEED to use the Ultra textures or any other texture pack with my mod. Other texture packs will degrade the quality and performance and Ultra and High quality textures have very little visual difference in my mod. Performance is smooth on high textures. Guys this is the most realistic I could get this game to look. Realistic by definition I mean least cartoonist, most natural. For most natural and realistic look please choose the HQ presets. High textures in this modification are somewhere between high and ultra and meant to have no aliasing. The mod has no performance impact in my rig it actually runs better
    How to mod patch files tutorial:
    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=390238
    If any questions please dont hesitate to ask.

    Here you can find Stand alone files to fit your taste and style
    Read the instructions if not sure how to add
    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=4CE2D04ABEAD30B2!163

    New Configuration Tool
    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=4CE2D04ABEAD30B2!201

    New Configuration Tool with 1.4 Update
    http://www.nexusmods.com/watchdogs/mods/10/?

    This configuration tool made by the very awesome and talentedVikMorroHun
    will allow you to configure the mod to your liking including :


    -DOF
    -New Ubisoft patch
    -Camera
    -Light Flares
    -Civilian density
    -HQ characters
    -Rain intensities
    -Bloom intensities


    And please no personal request. I will only provide information and bug fixing
    Im not taking any request since everyone seems to want something different and it is too much work


    Thank yo for reading and now enjoy watchdogs the way it was meant to be played.
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2014
  2. Desmios

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    - Dynamic rendered rain

    would be the effect of it reflect light?

    forgive my english
     
  3. Lunayah

    Lunayah Master Guru

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    Yes the rain reflects light
     
  4. machine4578

    machine4578 Active Member

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    thanks for sharing!
     

  5. kapa

    kapa New Member

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    Do you have default time scale in this version?
    I mean TimeScale="30"
     
  6. oldmanyoung

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    Does this mod need SweetFX? I don't want to add anything else on top of a mod, just want to keep it simple.
     
  7. styckx

    styckx Maha Guru

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    does this includes maldo textures? and does it fix the wind effect like blowing the trashes on the floor? Thanks in advance!
     
  9. styckx

    styckx Maha Guru

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    Oh it will fade away.. And anyone who actually knows what they are doing which both current "mod" authors don't will eventually, once the patches are said and done. will display their work at Nexus Mods. You know. A site about mods, for mods, and distribution of mods. Right now on Guru it's an internet attention gold rush and yep.. It's annoying.. Especially when both mods are awful and grasping at straws.
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2014
  10. WeSbO

    WeSbO Member Guru

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    Enhanced reality lulz ...
    The thing that really pisses me off is where I read/hear on major websites, that these mods bring back the E3 graphics. I mean WTF, like E3 graphics was only bloom and bokeh!
    And the "modders"...no tweakers, think that they are rebuilding the graphics engine.
     

  11. scatman839

    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    I found it pretty amusing seeing the levels of butthurt from the closed thread creator, seeing he had missed his chance for internet fame.

    Because theworse is like, e-famous now, and that lasts forever.
     
  12. KingpinZero

    KingpinZero Master Guru

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    So instead of following everyone thread of bashing people, i got a message for you Lunaya:

    your version is great. No aliasing, great texture resolution and effects, and i like the Trees fix.
    Also your Sweetfx preset is natural, not overcolored. Its more easy and gentle on the system and i like that.

    Also the fact you named the thread mentioning TheWorse mod means youre giving credit and respect were due.

    Thanks, i think that the more options we get, the better. One should be able to choose whats better for himself no? :)
     
  13. GODzillaGSPB

    GODzillaGSPB Member Guru

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    @Lunayah

    I'd really like to know how to unpack your Windycity.xml and combine it with my installation of ThwWorse 0.8. I don't use DoF or any of the performance options and Bloom is set to "low".

    Thanks in advance.
     
  14. Lunayah

    Lunayah Master Guru

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    :infinity:Use disrupt for unpacking. What does it matter if theres a new thread`? Is it really that bad. HHAHAHAHA you guys are just funny..

    And whoever doesnt like the thread just ignore it and move on with life. Stop complaining people. Put energy into something else.:)
     
  15. Lunayah

    Lunayah Master Guru

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    Thanks dude I appreciate it. At least someone understands
     

  16. Lunayah

    Lunayah Master Guru

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    It doesnt need maldos texture in my opinion and yes it includes the wind rubbish

    This guys seems to get it too.:)
     
  17. pondcy

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    Ah, excellent. I didn't realize they finally made a space for it.
     
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    Man, if only the game was worth it , and even then all these random threads for a pointless,misused DOF effect and some minor graphics tweaks that do nothing in improving your experience , not to mention already terrible performance problems it has.
     
  19. Lunayah

    Lunayah Master Guru

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    Trust me dude it does a lot to the experience. You just have to be one o those intrested in visuals.
     
  20. Undying

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    Its maldo who made it stutter free, this looks like worse 0.7.
     

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