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Have any of you tried this? (SweetFX)

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{{ Make sure AA is turned off in the sim, and FXAA usage in Nvidia inspector is set to disallowed }}

 

My graphics card is a Radeon HD 6850. Scrolled through this whole thread and did not find an answer to my questions, which are:

 

Should anti-aliasing also be turned off in Catalyst Control Center?

 

In regards to the above, is the anwer different depending if SMAA is enabled or disabled in SweetFX_settings.txt?

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I tried installing sweetfx by putting the 8 files in my fsx folder but fsx will crash on startup now!

I had to remove them to get fsx back, any clues guys?

 

 

 

David

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Now fsx starts, but it wasen't dx related, I didn't think that the sweetfx folder had to be copied as well and I disabled in game AA.

Now it's installed but I see no difference at all, I also tried to use the scroll lock button but nothing..

What am I doing wrong?

 

 

 

David

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It's pretty easy to adjust things for yourself. You can even do this with FSX running and by refreshing SFX, see your results immediately.

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I just installed this but see no difference at all. I had to bind my Insert key to it as I have no Scroll Lock key, but still nothing. I copied and pasted 9 files along with the folder SweetFX into my main FSX folder. That sound right?  Here are the folders I copied over:  

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Will try that next. I did read the log file and I had a BackBufferFailed line in there. I am running Shade already and have read they work together. I will try the Inspector settings first, then look at shade.

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I did install this software with the configurator and all looked esplendid, however like on of the users in this Forum I am using Networked PCs using Input Director and

unfortunately when I move the mopuse over to the non Sim PC all effects disappear. This is a real shame, but if someone knows how to fix this issue I'd would be most

grateful.

 

Regards

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Hi guys

 

 

Let me ask you a question: when you change the view is it normal the color become different (intensified) by milliseconds? Or am I doing something wrong? But undoubtedly the sweetfx changed the FSX.
 
I found some presets of sweetfx here:
 
 
There is no for FSX, but there are some really interesting.

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If you haven't seen it already, take a look at my preset in the screenshots section if you are looking for suggestions.

 

Thank you Steve! Really beautiful photos!! I will try your settings at home tonight. Thank you again.

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I tried everything to no avail, but couldn't get it to work. I'd bet it has something to do with Shade for FSX. If anyone here has Shade installed along with SweetFX, Id like to hear how they got it working.

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I tried everything to no avail, but couldn't get it to work. I'd bet it has something to do with Shade for FSX. If anyone here has Shade installed along with SweetFX, Id like to hear how they got it working.

 

Well, I have Shade & SweetFX working together w/o problems.  I don't know what to tell you except what finally worked for me.  You have to be sure to unpack the RAR correctly; there should be a new folder in FSX (sweetfx) IN ADDITION to the individual sweetfx files placed outside of the folders, specifically sweetfx readme.txt, sweetfx_preset.txt & sweetfx_settings.txt.  The last one is actually the default which produces only a subtle change.  You can try some of the other presets (I'm trying torchlight2_beta.txt), but you have to add those presets to the overall file tree (copy them from the sweetfx folder to the tree), then change the name of the preset  (in sweetfx_preset.txt) to "torchlight2_beta.txt).

 

I didn't see the thing working well untill I did the above.

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If you can take a look at post #261, eight posts above, I have a screenshot of what I copied into my main FSX folder. Is that what it should have looked like? To test it, I tried Cartoon mode, Sepia mode, Splitscreen, etc in the settings txt....there were no changes at all, nothing.

 

 but you have to add those presets to the overall file tree (copy them from the sweetfx folder to the tree), then change the name of the preset  (in sweetfx_preset.txt) to "torchlight2_beta.txt).

 

I didn't see the thing working well untill I did the above.

 

 ^ Maybe this is where Im hanging up. Thanks for the heads up on Shade and SweetFX :Peace:  

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Thanks Dave, that did the trick, now I see a difference. It was naming the preset inside the sweetfx_preset text file that was getting me. I used the torchlight2 beta just for testing, but it only made it all lighter and hazy, but at least it did something. :dance:  Now I just have to find the perfect balance preset.

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ROTFL........No wonder its all washed out. Went back and read some earlier post looking for a good preset, and its on by default. No wonder it looked all washed out when I "Enabled it"....HAHAHA....Im an idiot :Doh: 

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ROTFL........No wonder its all washed out. Went back and read some earlier post looking for a good preset, and its on by default. No wonder it looked all washed out when I "Enabled it"....HAHAHA....Im an idiot :Doh: 

Join the club.  Some of the FSX/PC mistakes/errors/oversights I make amaze even myself.  Glad you got it going.  

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Using these settings now and they are looking pretty good :)

 

 

 

/*-----------------------------------------------------------.
/ Description /
'------------------------------------------------------------/

Game: Any
SweetFX version: 1.4
Author: CeeJay.dk
Description:

These are the default settings for SweetFX 1.4
They smoothen jagged edges with SMAA anti-aliasing, sharpen the image with LumaSharpen and make the colors slightly more vibrant with Vibrance.

Please note when tweaking settings that higher numbers does not always equal better (nor does lower).
Finding the best settings for your game and your taste is about finding just the right amount to apply.

If you made a good setttings preset please share it with your friends, on forums and websites,
and/or submit it to the SweetFX Settings Database : http://sfx.thelazy.net/games/

/*-----------------------------------------------------------.
/ Choose effects /
'-----------------------------------------------------------*/

// 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 1 // [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 1 // [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 0 // [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 0.10 // [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 100 // [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 1.00 // [0.10 to 3.00] Strength of the sharpening
#define sharp_clamp 0.100 // [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 0.90 // [0.00 to 1.00]
#define greenNegativeAmount 0.89 // [0.00 to 1.00]
#define blueNegativeAmount 0.90 // [0.00 to 1.00]


/*-----------------------------------------------------------.
/ Cineon DPX settings /
'-----------------------------------------------------------*/
#define Red 8.0 // [1.0 to 15.0]
#define Green 8.0 // [1.0 to 15.0]
#define Blue 8.0 // [1.0 to 15.0]

#define ColorGamma 2.0 // [0.1 to 2.5] Adjusts the colorfulness of the effect in a manner similar to Vibrance. 1.0 is neutral.
#define DPXSaturation 3.0 // [0.0 to 8.0] Adjust saturation of the effect. 1.0 is neutral.

#define RedC 0.36 // [0.60 to 0.20]
#define GreenC 0.36 // [0.60 to 0.20]
#define BlueC 0.34 // [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(1.000, 1.000, 1.000) // [0.000 to 2.000] Adjust shadows for Red, Green and Blue
#define RGB_Gamma float3(1.000, 1.000, 1.000) // [0.000 to 2.000] Adjust midtones for Red, Green and Blue
#define RGB_Gain float3(1.000, 1.000, 1.000) // [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 0.80 // [-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 2 // [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 0.60 // [-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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