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SweetFX, let's get it rolling?

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As the owner of some really powerful computers, I tend to use SweetFX on everything I play to make things look even higher end.

 

Should we get to work on improving the graphics with third party tools? I think so, the results from this thread look.. Remarkable!

 

http://forum.worldofwarships.eu/index.php?/topic/7861-sweetfx/#topmost

 

 

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It definitely looks worse with SweetFX in my opinion. Water is super hard to work with to get looking even remotely real and this takes away from what the devs put in to make it look how it does, the clouds also look a LOT worse. If you go into most any game with water and lower the graphics settings on water it'll look like what you got with SweetFX, if you raise them it'll look more like how it looks without it. So in most games if you prefer the shiny unrealistic water you have the option to just lower the settings on it.

 

The short of it is that it really does look a lot better without SweetFX, but if you want flashy and shiny then I guess it's an option for you.

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Before/After.  Seems to me the graphics are pretty bad without it, I love how it accentuates the finer details, the models come to life.

 

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Before/After.  Seems to me the graphics are pretty bad without it, I love how it accentuates the finer details, the models come to life.

 

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It feels like it's actually removing a lot of the blending/depth/realism. It's meant to look that way and it's not an accident or lack of graphics/graphical ability that makes the original how it is, quite the opposite actually. Again if you prefer that crisp feel of the models then great you have a way to get that but I prefer the original.

 

The short of it is that the graphics aren't "bad without it" they're just working as designed and intended. The ones with SweetFX remind me of Ruinberg on fire, man I hated that map, felt like they unleashed a kid with an editing program on it.

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It definitely looks worse with SweetFX in my opinion. Water is super hard to work with to get looking even remotely real and this takes away from what the devs put in to make it look how it does, the clouds also look a LOT worse. If you go into most any game with water and lower the graphics settings on water it'll look like what you got with SweetFX, if you raise them it'll look more like how it looks without it. So in most games if you prefer the shiny unrealistic water you have the option to just lower the settings on it.

 

The short of it is that it really does look a lot better without SweetFX, but if you want flashy and shiny then I guess it's an option for you.

 

To me, it looks like in the example posted, it just makes the day look like an afternoon even though the clouds look like it's at a time where there's little light.

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wow i want my game to look like that. looks like it is time to upgrade to a non-integrated graphic card 

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To me, it looks like in the example posted, it just makes the day look like an afternoon even though the clouds look like it's at a time where there's little light.

 

The one on the left is original and yeah the lighting looks right on it IMO. The one on the right as you mentioned is very bright for so many clouds.

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I think the game has pretty low end graphics right now, even on ultra.

 

I will be tweaking SweetFx this evening. I tend to prefer more crisp models, better AA, and detailed environments. I think WG 'washes out' much of their game to mask the lower end graphics they deliver, but they over-mask. Removal of some of the mask actually seems to offer a pretty dramatic improvement in the way the game looks. But it does require more horsepower to do this! (which may be why they mask/blend so heavily)

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To me it looks like someone cleaned the right side of a dirty lens. Right side looks clearer to me. Not as hazy.

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The nice thing about SweetFX is that it's user side, so you can do it totally to personal taste, or not at all. I've used it on and off for WoT, though I have a lot of problems with snow and HDR. Expect the same problem with Icebergs in WoWS. 

 

What I would really like to see is a working ENB for WoT and WoWS both. It's much harder to get an ENB working for a game, but it offers many more effects, including true HDR. Heck, you could add ambient occlusion to WoT, which would look quite nice I think for those city battles.

 

I might give SweetFX a shot though. I tend to favour a little extra saturation and contrast.

 

Not the same game, but this is an example of what a properly tuned ENB can do for a game:

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Unfortunately, I haven't seen anyone get an ENB working for WoT since 2012, and I don't have the know how to do it myself.

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To me it looks like someone cleaned the right side of a dirty lens. Right side looks clearer to me. Not as hazy.

 

Exactly.

 

I can confirm STOCK SweetFX offers a remarkable improvement.. Sharpens things up - or 'cleans the lense' as you say.. Also it fixes the terrible antialiasing issue on the wires/railings on ships!

 

I grabbed it from here;

https://sfx.thelazy.net/downloads/

 

SweetFX 2.0 (Preview 8 | ReShade 0.19.0)    SweetFX 2.0 (Preview 8) by CeeJay.dk | ReShade 0.19.0 by Crosire    23 Jun 15:28 CEST

 

I used that one, used the Setup file, pointed to WOWS EXE file (NOT the launcher, the actual game file!).. Exited, loaded game like normal, then once in hit scroll-lock to see it on and off.  On it looks much much better, like someone cleaned it up, polished it, and fixed the rendering bugs.. After a few matches I can confirm it doesn't crash the game at all, or impact gameplay. It just looks a whole lot better.

 

 

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Why does it look like it just brightened the screen and slapped "cloudy day" as a background for the sky?

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Interesting thing I noticed.

 

WG appears to have applied a 'blur' filter to the entire game.

 

SweetFX turns it off, and everything just looks MUCH better. Why would they intentionally degrade game graphics?

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Interesting thing I noticed.

 

WG appears to have applied a 'blur' filter to the entire game.

 

SweetFX turns it off, and everything just looks MUCH better. Why would they intentionally degrade game graphics?

 

Blending, hide small issues.
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Here's a good example of stock SweetFX+Reshade in operation on your wonderfully loved Warspite. The results speak for themselves, I can't even stand to look at the game without it, it makes me think my glasses are dirty.

 

Without SweetFx. (ULTRA setting)

 

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With SweetFX+Reshade 2.0 on 'default'.

 

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I still can't get over how it appears they purposely made the graphics poorer. What's the logic? They spent all of this time on gorgeous models, then added Vaseline to the lens?

 

Look at how glorious the Aurora looks with the mod.. It's like a whole new game..  My son said "Wow! I can see the wood planks, and even the variations in each plank!"... Pretty much sums it up.

 

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I set it up yesterday and am pleased with the results.  The SweetFX Configurator...Genius!

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Absolutely stumped, system specs in sig and yet it won't load ship models after setting up sweetfx.

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Absolutely stumped, system specs in sig and yet it won't load ship models after setting up sweetfx.

 

My computer is miles ahead of what this game needs to run and it always takes a good couple of minutes to load up ships at the start of the game(Vanilla)

  • CPU: Intel 5820k Oced to 4.0ghz
  • Mobo: Asus x99-A
  • RAM: Kingston HyperX16gb Ddr4 2133mhz 
  • GPU: Evga 980
  • HD(s): Samsung 850EVO 250 GB SSD & Western Digital Black 1Tb
  • PSU: Evga G2 1000w 80+ Gold
  • Case: Corsair 750D
  • Mouse: Razer Deathadder Chroma  
  • K/B: Razer Blackwidow Chroma
  • Headset: Astro A40 Gen 2
  • Monitor(s): ASUS 27" LED
  • x2NZXT Kraken x61 (One for gpu and cpu

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My computer is miles ahead of what this game needs to run and it always takes a good couple of minutes to load up ships at the start of the game(Vanilla)

  • CPU: Intel 5820k Oced to 4.0ghz
  • Mobo: Asus x99-A
  • RAM: Kingston HyperX16gb Ddr4 2133mhz 
  • GPU: Evga 980
  • HD(s): Samsung 850EVO 250 GB SSD & Western Digital Black 1Tb
  • PSU: Evga G2 1000w 80+ Gold
  • Case: Corsair 750D
  • Mouse: Razer Deathadder Chroma  
  • K/B: Razer Blackwidow Chroma
  • Headset: Astro A40 Gen 2
  • Monitor(s): ASUS 27" LED
  • x2NZXT Kraken x61 (One for gpu and cpu

 

I had to change some settings in sweetfx, because after 5 minutes and not loading the model something had to be wrong.

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