This is my custom patch which combines many mods by other modders as well as some of my own, and is based originally on TheWorse. Videos: youtube.com/watch?v=K9m82VfXYfA youtube.com/watch?v=1THZiv1jSfA youtube.com/watch?v=BRXo4YTYwy0 More screenshots: https://www.flickr.com/photos/danvsw/albums/72157663962099260 Spoiler 4k screenshots: https://www.flickr.com/photos/danvsw/albums/72157672258458345 How to install: Simply extract the folders in the .rar to your main Watch_Dogs folder. The data_win64 folder contains the 2 patch files with all the mods packed in it, and the bin folder contains my custom ReShade preset. The ReShade preset helps balance colors and reduce blue tint. You can toggle it with Scroll Lock. [example] Also, I highly recommend forcing Anisotropic Filtering 16x in your GPU's control panel to reduce texture blur. [example] Download links: - [Main Version] - Note: If your game doesn't start, it may be due to ReShade (bin folder). In order to fix that, try either renaming the dxgi.dll to d3d9.dll or d3d11.dll, or try closing any overlay software you have running, GPU/CPU monitoring or any other OSD software that may interfere with ReShade. Another possible reason is that ReShade requires DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010) and will not work if you don't have that, get it here [link]. - For Win7 users, I recommend using this SweetFX preset instead of ReShade: [link] *Alternative versions*: - [Wet Version] - The same as main version except it's always raining so the roads are always wet & reflective, even in clear weather. - [Slow Dry Version] - The same as main version except the roads remain wet for long periods after rain stops. Use this if you want wet roads without rain during clear weather (it must rain first, sleep in your hideout until it's cloudy & again until it's clear). - [Atmospheric Version] - The same as main version except it's always overcast & rainy (unless a mission changes it temporarily). - [Main Version LITE] - The same as main version except with most of the heavy (modded) textures removed. For users with low VRAM. *All versions updated to latest patch (thanks to txgt and KuroTenshi). IMPORTANT: There are 2 major factors that determine how the game looks at any given moment, the first being WEATHER (Storm/Clear) and the second being TIME OF DAY. IF you've installed the patch and my ReShade correctly, your game should look exactly like mine, so long as it's being compared to the same weather & time of day in a given scene. To change weather and time of day you can sleep in your hideout bed, or use Jim2Point0's Cheat Engine trainer, which allows changing the time of day at any point during gameplay. - [link to trainer thread] - [direct link to latest version] ("watch_dogs - latest.CT", open with Cheat Engine). Here's a short vid on how to use it: https://www.flickr.com/gp/danvsw/8oMK4j About weathers, there are essentially only 2, Storm and Clear. Storm is when the sky is cloudy and grayish and everything is foggy, Clear is when the sky is blue and there's little to no fog. The weather can only change in-game either by random chance or by sleeping in a hideout until it happens (unless using "Atmospheric Version", in which case it's locked to Storm). Known Issues & Complaints: - ReShade crashes the game for certain people. See the note under the main version links. - Cloudy weather is too dark, what I do is lower gamma from 1.2 to 1.0 in ReShade (Tonemap) whenever cloudy weather occurs. - Too much blur. Depth of field and motion blur can be disabled in the game's settings. - No clouds in clear weather (intended, for clear sky). If you wish to bring them back, use gibbed tools (link) to unpack patch.dat (drag it onto Gibbed.Disrupt.Unpack.exe), open the new patch_unpack folder, delete all the 1kb files in graphics\_textures\sky\plane + ring, repack patch_unpack folder by dragging it onto Gibbed.Disrupt.Pack.exe and rename patch_unpack.dat & fat to patch.dat & fat. - Not enough distance fog during clear weather. Install this (using gibbed tools) for increased fog: [link] Mods included: - Includes most features from the original TheWorse mod, such as depth of field, textures by MaLDo, headlight shadows etc., more info in the original mod page [link] (credits to kadzait24, TheWorse, VAAS and MaLDo) - Relief Mapping (similar to Parallax Occlusion Mapping) by The Silver [example] - E3 Focus by txgt - E3 White helicopter spotlight by txgt [example] - E3 Beretta 92FS by The Silver + improved specularity material - Biker outfit (replaces Cyberpunk outfit) by infiniium + helmet reflection fix for rainy weather - Increased steam/smoke by Essenthy - Reflective Cloud Gate by The Silver - Improved Vehicle Lighting by txgt - Dark blue night sky during clear weather by txgt - Disabled bloom by txgt My tweaks: - Clear sky during clear weather - Greatly reduced distance fog during clear weather - Improved weapon materials during rainy weather - Less obtrusive sun flare & glare - Less aggressive light adaptation during clear weather - Color correcting - More realistic sun & godrays colors - Modified almost all vegetation (colors/brightness) to better match the lighting [example] [more details] And many other tweaks. Thanks to all the modders mentioned above and special thanks to AlphaZ, Essenthy, infiniium and txgt for their helpful posts on how to mod this game. Thanks to CeeJay.dk and Boulotaur2024 for SweetFX & thanks to crosire for Reshade. Thanks to Rick for gibbed tools & thanks to Haoose for gibbed GUI.