SweetFX Shader Suite release and discussion thread #3

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  1. IAmGhostDog

    IAmGhostDog Maha Guru

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    SweetFX doesn't work with the 1st Black Ops?
    Game looks bland.
    Scroll Lock doesn't toggle effect.
     
  2. Elajitz

    Elajitz Master Guru

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    I updated jim2point0's SweetFX 1.3 settings
    whit SweetFx 1.4 added Cartoon
    and some Sharpness and other stuff!

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Hi guys, anyone know whats going on with SweetFX and NullDC?

    The settings work perfect but I get a slight constant stutter/jitter. Nothing feels smooth exactly.

    I have tried previous versions of SweetFx, but the same thing happens :/

    If anyone knows what is causing it, please help me resolve it if you can.
    Thanks
     
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    How to get SweetFX working with DosBox?
     

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    jim2point0 Maha Guru

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    Which settings? The originals, or the later batch that I've grown to hate because it's too dark?

    Also, either Dishonored became a lot grainier than it used to be, or you're sharpening the balls out of it and adding noise.
     
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    Thanks for the tip, Marcel! I was able to get my Samsung PN63C8000 HDTV to run in 2816x1584. Games look AMAZING! I've even turned off AA in some games.
     
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    Hey guys,
    Havent made a vid about SweetFX for a while but I've been enjoying running far cry 3 with it so I made a quick tutorial explaining how to get it working and what impact it has.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t57jkiRssgo

    I also had an issue with stuttering when I went back into dx9 which I sorted by reducing the post processing in-game. I made a quick vid exploring that too....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PwO8WPGgOA

    Thanks to ceejay for permission to make the vids and for continuing to support SweetFX
     
  8. brad86

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    EDIT: Not to worry!

    Fixed it. Was D3Overider conflicting with NullDc :)
     
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    Hey, im playing NewVegas recently, and found that sFx recudes DRASTICALLY my fps, falls from +60 to 40.
    Any clue?
    Code:
    // Set to 1 for ON or 0 for OFF
    #define USE_SMAA_ANTIALIASING 1 //[0 or 1] SMAA Anti-aliasing : Smoothens jagged lines using the SMAA technique.
    #define USE_FXAA_ANTIALIASING 0 //[0 or 1] FXAA Anti-aliasing : Smoothens jagged lines using the FXAA technique. WIP - Currently only works in DX9 and you need to use the FXAA injector dlls.
    #define USE_CARTOON       0 //[0 or 1] Cartoon : "Toon"s the image. (Interferes with SMAA, CRT, Bloom, HDR and Lumasharpen)
    #define USE_ADVANCED_CRT  0 //[0 or 1] Advanced CRT : Simulates an old CRT TV display. (Interferes with SMAA, Cartoon, Bloom, HDR and Lumasharpen, and it has a very high performance cost) 
    #define USE_BLOOM         0 //[0 or 1] Bloom : Makes bright lights bleed their light into their surroundings (relatively high performance cost)
    #define USE_HDR           0 //[0 or 1] HDR : Not actual HDR - It just tries to mimic an HDR look (relatively high performance cost)
    #define USE_LUMASHARPEN   1 //[0 or 1] LumaSharpen : Also sharpens the antialiased edges which makes them less smooth - I'm working on fixing that.
    #define USE_TECHNICOLOR   0 //[0 or 1] TECHNICOLOR : Attempts to mimic the look of an old movie using the Technicolor three-strip color process (Techicolor Process 4)
    #define USE_DPX           1 //[0 or 1] Cineon DPX : Should make the image look like it's been converted to DXP Cineon - basically it's another movie-like look similar to technicolor.
    #define USE_MONOCHROME    0 //[0 or 1] Monochrome : Monochrome makes the colors disappear.
    #define USE_LIFTGAMMAGAIN 0 //[0 or 1] Lift Gamma Gain : Adjust brightness and color of shadows, midtones and highlights (avoids clipping)
    #define USE_TONEMAP       0 //[0 or 1] Tonemap : Adjust gamma, exposure, saturation, bleach and defog. (may cause clipping)
    #define USE_VIBRANCE      1 //[0 or 1] Vibrance : Intelligently saturates (or desaturates if you use negative values) the pixels depending on their original saturation.
    #define USE_CURVES        1 //[0 or 1] Curves : Contrast adjustments using S-curves.
    #define USE_SEPIA         0 //[0 or 1] Sepia : Sepia tones the image.
    #define USE_VIGNETTE      0 //[0 or 1] Vignette : Darkens the edges of the image to make it look more like it was shot with a camera lens. May cause banding artifacts.
    #define USE_DITHER        1 //[0 or 1] Dither : Applies dithering to simulate more colors than your monitor can display. This lessens banding artifacts (mostly caused by Vignette)
    #define USE_BORDER        0 //[0 or 1] Border : Makes the screenedge black as a workaround for the bright edge that forcing some AA modes sometimes causes.
    #define USE_SPLITSCREEN   0 //[0 or 1] Splitscreen : Enables the before-and-after splitscreen comparison mode.
    
    
       /*-----------------------------------------------------------.
      /                  SMAA Anti-aliasing settings                /
      '-----------------------------------------------------------*/
    
    #define SMAA_THRESHOLD 0.02           //[0.05 to 0.20] Edge detection threshold. If SMAA misses some edges try lowering this slightly. I prefer between 0.08 and 0.12.
    #define SMAA_MAX_SEARCH_STEPS 98     //[0 to 98] Determines the radius SMAA will search for aliased edges
    #define SMAA_MAX_SEARCH_STEPS_DIAG 16  //[0 to 16] Determines the radius SMAA will search for diagonal aliased edges
    #define SMAA_CORNER_ROUNDING 0        //[0 to 100] Determines the percent of antialiasing to apply to corners. 0 seems to affect fine text the least so it's the default.
    
    // -- Advanced SMAA settings --
    #define COLOR_EDGE_DETECTION 1        //[0 or 1] 1 Enables color edge detection (slower but slightly more acurate) - 0 uses luma edge detection (faster)
    #define SMAA_DIRECTX9_LINEAR_BLEND 0  //[0 or 1] Using DX9 HARDWARE? (software version doesn't matter) if so this needs to be 1 - If not, leave it at 0.
                                          //Enable this only if you use a Geforce 7xxx series or older card, or a Radeon X1xxx series or older card.
    
       /*-----------------------------------------------------------.
      /                  FXAA Anti-aliasing settings                /
      '-----------------------------------------------------------*/
    #define FXAA_QUALITY__PRESET 9       //[1 to 9] Choose the quality preset. 9 is the highest quality.
    #define fxaa_Subpix 0.400            //[0.000 to 1.000] Choose the amount of sub-pixel aliasing removal.
    #define fxaa_EdgeThreshold 0.250     //[0.000 to 1.000] Edge detection threshold. The minimum amount of local contrast required to apply algorithm.
    #define fxaa_EdgeThresholdMin 0.060  //[0.000 to 1.000] Darkness threshold. Trims the algorithm from processing darks.
    
    
       /*-----------------------------------------------------------.
      /                      Cartoon settings                       /
      '-----------------------------------------------------------*/
    #define CartoonPower 1.0             //[0.1 to 10.0] Amount of effect you want.
    
    
       /*-----------------------------------------------------------.
      /                    Advanced CRT settings                   /
      '----------------------------------------------------------*/
    #define CRTAmount            1.00    //[0.00 to 1.00]  Amount of CRT effect you want
    
    #define CRTResolution        1.2     //[1.0 to 8.O]    Input size coefficent (low values gives the "low-res retro look"). Default is 1.2
    #define CRTgamma             2.4     //[0.0 to 4.0]    Gamma of simulated CRT (default 2.4)
    #define CRTmonitorgamma      2.2     //[0.0 to 4.0]    Gamma of display monitor (typically 2.2 is correct)
    #define CRTBrightness        1.0     //[1.0 to 3.0]    Used to boost brightness a little. Default is 1.0
    #define CRTScanlineIntensity 2.0     //[2.0 to 4.0]    Scanlines intensity (use integer values preferably). Default is 2.0
    #define CRTScanlineGaussian  1       //[0 or 1]        Use the "new nongaussian scanlines bloom effect". Default is on
    
    #define CRTCurvature         1       //[[0 or 1]          "Barrel effect" enabled (1) or off (0)
    #define CRTCurvatureRadius   1.5     //[0.0 to 2.0]       Curvature Radius (only effective when Curvature is enabled). Default is 1.5
    #define CRTCornerSize        0.0010  //[0.0000 to 0.0020] Higher values, more rounded corner. Default is 0.001
    #define CRTDistance          2.00    //[0.00 to 4.00]     Simulated distance from viewer to monitor. Default is 2.00
    #define CRTAngleX            0.00    //[-0.20 to 0.20]    Tilt angle in radians (X coordinates)
    #define CRTAngleY            -0.10   //[-0.20 to 0.20]    Tilt angle in radians (Y coordinates). (Value of -0.15 gives the 'arcade tilt' look)
    #define CRTOverScan          1.01    //[1.00 to 1.10]     Overscan (e.g. 1.02 for 2% overscan). Default is 1.01
    #define CRTOversample        0       //[0 or 1]           Enable 3x oversampling of the beam profile (warning : performance hit)
    
       /*-----------------------------------------------------------.
      /                       Bloom settings                        /
      '-----------------------------------------------------------*/
    #define BloomThreshold 20.25 //[0.00 to 50.00] Threshold for what is a bright light (that causes bloom) and what isn't.
    #define BloomPower 1.446     //[0.000 to 8.000] Strength of the bloom
    #define BloomWidth 0.0142    //[0.0000 to 1.0000] Width of the bloom
    
    
       /*-----------------------------------------------------------.
      /                        HDR settings                         /
      '-----------------------------------------------------------*/
    #define HDRPower 1.30  //[0.00 to 8.00] Strangely lowering this makes the image brighter
    #define radius2  0.87  //[0.00 to 8.00] Raising this seems to make the effect stronger and also brighter
    
       /*-----------------------------------------------------------.
      /                     LumaSharpen settings                    /
      '-----------------------------------------------------------*/
    // -- Sharpening --
    #define sharp_strength 0.90   //[0.10 to 3.00] Strength of the sharpening
    #define sharp_clamp    0.015  //[0.000 to 1.000] Limits maximum amount of sharpening a pixel recieves - Default is 0.035
    
    // -- Advanced sharpening settings --
    #define pattern 2        //[1|2|3|4] Choose a sample pattern. 1 = Fast, 2 = Normal, 3 = Wider, 4 = Pyramid shaped.
    #define offset_bias 1.0  //[0.0 to 6.0] Offset bias adjusts the radius of the sampling pattern.
                             //I designed the pattern for offset_bias 1.0, but feel free to experiment.
                               
    // -- Debug sharpening settings --
    #define show_sharpen 0   //[0 or 1] Visualize the strength of the sharpen (multiplied by 4 to see it better)
    
    
       /*-----------------------------------------------------------.
      /                      TECHNICOLOR settings                   /
      '-----------------------------------------------------------*/
    #define TechniAmount 0.4         //[0.00 to 1.00]
    #define TechniPower  4.0         //[0.00 to 8.00]
    #define redNegativeAmount   0.88 //[0.00 to 1.00]
    #define greenNegativeAmount 0.88 //[0.00 to 1.00]
    #define blueNegativeAmount  0.88 //[0.00 to 1.00]
    
    
       /*-----------------------------------------------------------.
      /                      Cineon DPX settings                    /
      '-----------------------------------------------------------*/
    #define Red   1.0  //[1.0 to 15.0]
    #define Green 1.0  //[1.0 to 15.0]
    #define Blue  12.0  //[1.0 to 15.0]
    
    #define ColorGamma    2.5  //[0.1 to 2.5] Adjusts the colorfulness of the effect in a manner similar to Vibrance. 1.0 is neutral.
    #define DPXSaturation 4.0  //[0.0 to 8.0] Adjust saturation of the effect. 1.0 is neutral.
    
    #define RedC   0.30  //[0.60 to 0.20]
    #define GreenC 0.30  //[0.60 to 0.20]
    #define BlueC  0.30  //[0.60 to 0.20]
    
    #define Blend 0.2    //[0.00 to 1.00] How strong the effect should be.
    
    
       /*-----------------------------------------------------------.
      /                      Monochrome settings                    /
      '-----------------------------------------------------------*/
    #define Monochrome_conversion_values float3(0.18,0.41,0.41) //[0.00 to 1.00] Percentage of RGB to include (should sum up to 1.00)
    
    
       /*-----------------------------------------------------------.
      /                      Lift Gamma Gain settings               /
      '-----------------------------------------------------------*/
    #define RGB_Lift  float3(0.900, 0.900, 0.900)  //[0.000 to 2.000] Adjust shadows for Red, Green and Blue
    #define RGB_Gamma float3(0.800, 0.800, 1.000)  //[0.000 to 2.000] Adjust midtones for Red, Green and Blue
    #define RGB_Gain  float3(1.100, 1.100, 1.100)  //[0.000 to 2.000] Adjust highlights for Red, Green and Blue
    
    
       /*-----------------------------------------------------------.
      /                        Tonemap settings                     /
      '-----------------------------------------------------------*/
    #define Gamma 1.0        //[0.000 to 2.000] Adjust midtones
    
    #define Exposure 0.00    //[-1.000 to 1.000] Adjust exposure
    
    #define Saturation 0.00  //[-1.000 to 1.000] Adjust saturation
    
    #define Bleach 0.00      //[0.000 to 1.000] Brightens the shadows and fades the colors
    
    #define Defog 0.000  //[0.000 to 1.000] How much of the color tint to remove
    #define FogColor float3(0.00, 0.00, 2.55) //[0.00 to 2.55, 0.00 to 2.55, 0.00 to 2.55] What color to remove - default is blue
    
    
       /*-----------------------------------------------------------.
      /                       Vibrance settings                     /
      '-----------------------------------------------------------*/
    #define Vibrance -0.25 //[-1.00 to 1.00] Intelligently saturates (or desaturates if you use negative values) the pixels depending on their original saturation.
    
    
       /*-----------------------------------------------------------.
      /                        Curves settings                      /
      '-----------------------------------------------------------*/
    #define Curves_mode 0        //[0|1|2] Choose what to apply contrast to. 0 = Luma, 1 = Chroma, 2 = both Luma and Chroma. Default is 0 (Luma)
    #define Curves_contrast 0.75 //[-1.00 to 1.00] The amount of contrast you want
    
    // -- Advanced curve settings --
    #define Curves_formula 2     //[1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9] The contrast s-curve you want to use.
                                 //1 = Sine, 2 = Abs split, 3 = Smoothstep, 4 = Exp formula, 5 = Simplified Catmull-Rom (0,0,1,1), 6 = Perlins Smootherstep
                                 //7 = Abs add, 8 = Techicolor Cinestyle, 9 = Parabola.
                                 //Note that Technicolor Cinestyle is practically identical to Sine, but runs slower. In fact I think the difference might only be due to rounding errors.
                                 //I prefer 2 myself, but 3 is a nice alternative with a little more effect (but harsher on the highlight and shadows) and it's the fastest formula.
                                 
       /*-----------------------------------------------------------.
      /                         Sepia settings                      /
      '-----------------------------------------------------------*/
    #define ColorTone float3(1.40, 1.10, 0.90) //[0.00 to 2.55, 0.00 to 2.55, 0.00 to 2.55] What color to tint the image
    #define GreyPower  0.11                    //[0.00 to 1.00] How much desaturate the image before tinting it
    #define SepiaPower 0.58                    //[0.00 to 1.00] How much to tint the image
    
    
       /*-----------------------------------------------------------.
      /                       Vignette settings                     /
      '-----------------------------------------------------------*/
    #define VignetteRatio 1.00    //[0.15 to 6.00]  Sets a width to height ratio. 1.00 (1/1) is perfectly round, while 1.60 (16/10) is 60 % wider than it's high.
    #define VignetteRadius 1.00   //[-1.00 to 3.00] lower values = stronger radial effect from center
    #define VignetteAmount -1.00  //[-2.00 to 1.00] Strength of black. -2.00 = Max Black, 1.00 = Max White.
    #define VignetteSlope 8       //[1 to 16] How far away from the center the change should start to really grow strong (odd numbers cause a larger fps drop than even numbers)
    #define VignetteCenter float2(0.500, 0.500)  //[0.000 to 1.000, 0.000 to 1.000] Center of effect.
    
    
       /*-----------------------------------------------------------.
      /                        Dither settings                      /
      '-----------------------------------------------------------*/
    #define dither_method 1  //[1 or 2] 1 = Ordering dithering (good and very fast), 2 = Random dithering (even better dithering but not as fast)
    
    //Note that the patterns used by Dither, makes an image harder to compress.
    //This can make your screenshots and video recordings take up more space.
    
    
       /*-----------------------------------------------------------.
      /                        Border settings                      /
      '-----------------------------------------------------------*/
    //No settings yet, beyond switching it on or off in the top section.
    
    
       /*-----------------------------------------------------------.
      /                     Splitscreen settings                    /
      '-----------------------------------------------------------*/
    #define splitscreen_mode 1  //[1|2|3|4|5]  1 = Vertical 50/50 split, 2 = Vertical 25/50/25 split, 3 = Vertical 50/50 angled split, 4 = Horizontal 50/50 split, 5 = Horizontal 25/50/25 split
     

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    any crysis 3 settings anyone?
    looking for some more colors
     
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    Yes I think I see the problem. Your SMAA settings are insane and could hardly get any slower.

    If setting them to normal values doesn't fix the problem, then try turning off DPX and/or setting LumaShapen to use pattern 1.

    If you're really starved for FPS then you could also try turning Dither off and see if you notice any banding problems that weren't there before.
    Then again the ordered dithering mode is really fast, so I doubt you would notice the performance difference.
     
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    Thanks CeeJay!
     
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    Want to try this but I saw elsewhere on the forum that SweetFX does not work with D3DOverrider. I'm not sure if I even should use D3DOverrider but I do it to force DirectX Triple buffering since I use Vsync in all games. Apparently Triple Buffering ensures a smoother gameplay.
     

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    @ninjafada
    I thought the purpose of your tool was to make it easier to configure SweetFX, buy having it update on-the-fly.

    I have to Alt-F4 the app, and start it again to see changes .. Slower than alt-tabbing back into the game ..
     
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    use Nvidia Control panel or Nvidia Inspector for v_sync settings. I use it in every game without problem.
     
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    I have a quick question with probably an obvious answer, would Nvidia Inspector AA settings (for ex: 32xS [Combined 2x2 SS + 8x MS]) interfere with SweetFX SMAA AA? Which would be better to use?
     
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    nono you press pause to update and scroll lock to on / off, it's like a game rendering the screenshot as a texture in a loop
     
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    But that wasn't my question, was it? I was asking about Triple Buffering.

    Anyhow, I cannot make SweetFX work with Defiance. I've both installed manually and used the Configurator but the image output is the same. I downloaded a preset "Defiance HD" which I've tried to use.

    Nothing happens when i press Scroll_Lock and I cannot take screenshots using Print_Screen. What did I do wrong?

    Im really annoyed by the jaggies in this game and was looking forward to using SMAA.
     
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