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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    you can see the difference on the pictures at the op:)
    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=390558&highlight=atmosphere

    and at this page you will find some pics of my E3 posted by me
    :)
    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?p=4882726&highlight=atmosphere#post4882726

    subtle= cooler colors
    Warm = warmer colors
    E3 = balanced but less realistic.

    Lighting is what creates atmospheres, making the warm atmosphere most realistic. :)
     
  2. Lardo

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    I see.. Extra HQ and Subtle HQ do look quite similar. are they both using similar or the same lighting/atmosphere? and one more thing. Does the Uber Ultra settings apply to all your mods or only the Extra HQ? :)
     
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    greaaat work !!!!!
     
  4. Lunayah

    Lunayah Master Guru

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    uber only applies to extra hq, meant for those who dont mind low fps and prefer best detail possible.

    color changes are subtle in order to keep a natural and realistic look
    no cartonish looking mods here.:)
     

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    Thanks for the info man :). Oh and do the HQ mods really eat alot of your gpu? i get 35-40+ most of the time with it :). I put everything on max btw. Is the detailing just more intense? Because i get around 40+ to 50's fps on TheWorse mod :).

    Really appreciate what you do for the pc gaming community man! :)

    Keep it up!
     
  6. Lunayah

    Lunayah Master Guru

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    Well the HQ builds are a bit special in terms of quality
    example

    medium = optimized high
    High = optimized ultra and so on.

    you can read more info at the op or the important info that comes with
    the Hq downloads
    its all there. :)

    If you set graphics to high you will be playing ultra as in the worse mod
    with even better details and so on.

    and thanks man. I hope you enjoy the mod:):banana:
     
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    Oh. So if the HQ versions dont come with Uber ultra then its a bit pointless to turn on ultra textures :D?
     
  8. Lunayah

    Lunayah Master Guru

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    no the HQ ones will give you the option of using Ultra textures with better performance and less stutter.

    Some high textures will look better when using high textures
    read this for full info.




    This version contains my tweaked setting with higher lods,resolutions,
    tessellations, particles, and much more. This version is heavy on my
    system and I cant promise performance gains on Ultra.


    Minimunn Systemspecs: 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
    .


    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


    Mod specific 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?resi...BEAD30B2!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.

    Beaware FPS will go down when using Ultra textures.



    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 optimised 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 optimised as much as possible so you can achieve
    good performance.


    Big thanks to Cemnahit, TheBoss, and Sunset
    for all their work and dedication and for making this Watch Dogs mod possible.


    Installation:

    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.


    Known 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



    Thank yo for reading and now enjoy
    watchdogs the way it was
    meant to be played.
     
  9. VikMorroHun

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    I tested it for 6 minutes. Driving around Chicago with average FPS at 35 I think. You did a great job, Lunayah. :)
    Ok, I didn't use ultra textures in the game, just high, and I don't have neither Core i7 CPU nor 4 GB VRAM...

    Maybe that's why the game literally stops once in a while and my HDD led is constantly on.
     
  10. Lunayah

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    uhh it seem to be heavy:) did you run it on Ultra graphics setting ?
    I cant run it on ultra, not with my GPU at least.
     

  11. Lunayah

    Lunayah Master Guru

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    My new Hq lightflare and current game

    After some intense study of high lightflares actually look, I came up with this one:):banana:

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  12. VikMorroHun

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    Well, I tried it on ultra settings, but the textures are set to high.

    Anyway, a new version is out of my Watch_Dogs Enhanced Reality Mod Config Tool.
    http://www.nexusmods.com/watchdogs/mods/10/?

    Changes from previous version:
    1.1 - Low civilian density setting now works with HQ mods. Corrected some bugs with HQ mods handling. Also I accidentally bumped into the bug that caused crash for some users. So I corrected that one too. Added "support" for Extra HQ mod. Added wunkley's modified DOF settings.
     
  13. VikMorroHun

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    Cool. Where's the download link? :)
     
  14. Lunayah

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    aWESOME MAN I will definetely go and check it out :banana: mayb put it here at the first page :)

    coming soon, Ill release a pack:)
     
  15. Lunayah

    Lunayah Master Guru

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    here is a fe more guys

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  16. SoloCreep

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    You can use this Mod Installer "merger" to combine any mod into the Ubisoft patch.

    http://www.mediafire.com/download/lszzv2t3qyt6jnx/Watch_DogsModInstaller_v1.0a2.zip


    NOTE: Before using the installer, do not move the Ubisoft update from where it was installed. Leave it right where it is.

    Instructions
    Step 1 - download, open the rar with a program like "WinRAR" and place all the files in a folder.
    Step 2 - run Watch_DogsModInstaller.exe
    Step 3 - click find - find your watch_dogs folder and click ok
    Step 4 - mod path - click find file and browse to where your mod is that you want to merge and click the patch.fat, click ok.
    Step 5 - click install and wait for it to finish, That's it!


    No need to copy any files anywhere because the installer does everything for you. Ignore the new patch file in the folder, its for backup.
     
  17. SoloCreep

    SoloCreep Master Guru

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    Lunayah, which version of your mod are you using in this picture. The lighting and the sun reflection on the ground looks very E3 to me.


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  18. Lunayah

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    this is freaking awesome, man you are the best:banana::banana::banana:
     
  19. Lunayah

    Lunayah Master Guru

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    Same mod on all those pictures:) and Im using ultra HQ with ultra textures on medium graphics settings:)
     
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    doesnt look as good without using sweetfx wat
     

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