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[Filter] Skyrim-Diablo3 directx filter [darker-sharper]

Postby heron » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:55 am

Darker Sharper Filter Version 1.0


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Instructions:
1. Extract/copy all the files in this zip/folder into the root directory of your Torchlight 2 install.
2. Run the game, uncheck anti-aliasiing box in the option/settings window.
3. Use the Pause key (beside Scroll Lock) to turn the effects On/Off.


How to uninstall:
- Remove all files with the prefix "darkD3" and the file "d3d9.dll" in your Torchlight install folder,

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How it works:

This is a Direct3D DLL override hook that adds custom post processing shader filtering effects onto almost any game.
The filtering values were tweaked to fit different Torchlight color schemes.
It changes the saturation, color tones, gamma, exposure, sepia tone, and sharpening of the game.

What the file "d3d9.dll" does:
When Windows loads a program's requested libraries (dll files) it first looks in the EXE file's start up directory, and then the system folders.
The real d3d9.dll is stored in "C:\Windows\System32", so by taking advantage of how Windows loads dlls
we can place a different d3d9.dll in the game's root directory, that loads custom DirectX rendering code and then references the real d3d9.dll.
The game will see this as a normal Direct3D loading procedure and should not raise any red flags
as it does not modify the game's code, read or write its memory (this is how many cheats and hacks work), and does not modify the game's files in any way.

Once the customized DLL is loaded it reads the "darkerD3.fx" shader file and applies the effects based on values in the file "darkerD3_Settings.h".

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Known issues:
- Starting the game with FRAPs (or similar overlays) with the filter on NVIDIA-based cards might not enable the effects.
- The sharpening effect might cause an FPS slow down on certain hardware.
Make sure you have the latest DirectX installed and have updated your video card drivers.

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Editing the filter values your self:

If you have some programming syntax knowledge feel free to open the darkD3_Settings.h file in Notepad and edit the values for the effects.
You can change the file while the game is running and the filter will still apply the changes.
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CREDITS:

Adapted and modified for Torchlight II by:
Heron

Adapted and modified for Diablo III by:
Axecutioner, aka Pyloneer

The DLL and shaders orignate from http://www.3dcenter.org

Forum thread: http://www.forum-3dcenter.org/vbulletin ... p?t=510658

- Direct3D injection method provided by:
[some dude]

- Original code added and aranged by:
[some dude]
BeetleatWar1977
[DKT70]
Violator
fpedace
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Note: If you cannot get the filter to work, try updating your directx 9 version.
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=35


Download Link:
http://www.mediafire.com/?v270062i62q7wo7




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Re: [Filter] Skyrim-Diablo3 directx filter [darker-sharper]

Postby kalamari157 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:04 pm

Wouldn't screen shots of TL2 comparisons be better?
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Re: [Filter] Skyrim-Diablo3 directx filter [darker-sharper]

Postby heron » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:56 pm

kalamari157 wrote:Wouldn't screen shots of TL2 comparisons be better?


Yeah, I updated the first post with TL2 screens comparison.
Let me know how it goes over on your end.

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Re: [Filter] Skyrim-Diablo3 directx filter [darker-sharper]

Postby superstylin » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:54 pm

Steam won't let me rename the Torchlight2 executable.
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Re: [Filter] Skyrim-Diablo3 directx filter [darker-sharper]

Postby halflifeforever » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:34 pm

Game crashes on me :cry:
would love to see this mode work for me
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Re: [Filter] Skyrim-Diablo3 directx filter [darker-sharper]

Postby Scyles » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:01 am

This is really nice. I was already playing Diablo's music.

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Re: [Filter] Skyrim-Diablo3 directx filter [darker-sharper]

Postby Salan » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:58 am

Scyles wrote:This is really nice. I was already playing Diablo's music.

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wut, no TL2 music? thats terms for a inquisition! .. heh.. this is one of the few games I have actually kept my music on in, its usually the absolute first thing I turn off in any game!
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Re: [Filter] Skyrim-Diablo3 directx filter [darker-sharper]

Postby McQuade » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:55 pm

Altering the Torchlight2.exe file at all stops the game from launching.
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Re: [Filter] Skyrim-Diablo3 directx filter [darker-sharper]

Postby McQuade » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:11 pm

Got it to work. Restarted the game with AA off, didn't have to change the name of Torchlight2.exe. It looks very nice. Gives the game a more realistic feel.
The only problems I have is my eyes have to adjust to the difference, and some of the colors are bland in comparison to vanilla.
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Re: [Filter] Skyrim-Diablo3 directx filter [darker-sharper]

Postby heron » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:06 pm

McQuade wrote:Got it to work. Restarted the game with AA off, didn't have to change the name of Torchlight2.exe. It looks very nice. Gives the game a more realistic feel.
The only problems I have is my eyes have to adjust to the difference, and some of the colors are bland in comparison to vanilla.


cool,i will make a note of this on my first post-thanks!
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Re: [Filter] Skyrim-Diablo3 directx filter [darker-sharper]

Postby asuspr » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:29 pm

awesome mod! and the function to turn it on and off with the pause key is great!
only thing is that i got it to work great on my windows xp, but when i try to run it on windows 7 it crashes.
could that be because windows 7 use directx 11? anyways, love the mod! great job!
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Re: [Filter] Skyrim-Diablo3 directx filter [darker-sharper]

Postby heron » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:07 pm

asuspr wrote:awesome mod! and the function to turn it on and off with the pause key is great!
only thing is that i got it to work great on my windows xp, but when i try to run it on windows 7 it crashes.
could that be because windows 7 use directx 11? anyways, love the mod! great job!


I am on windows 7 ultimate w/dx11.
Double check your install, make sure all the files are copied over.
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Re: [Filter] Skyrim-Diablo3 directx filter [darker-sharper]

Postby Scyles » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:20 pm

Salan wrote:wut, no TL2 music? thats terms for a inquisition! .. heh.. this is one of the few games I have actually kept my music on in, its usually the absolute first thing I turn off in any game!

You may already be aware that Matt Uelmen did this game as well as Diablo's soundtrack. I agree that Torchlight II has a great soundtrack - especially the character creation theme! But, man, Diablo's soundtrack is simply a masterpiece in my opinion. It doesn't get any better than Diablo II's "Wilderness" track.

About this mod: I can no longer bear to play without it. It's that good. Only one problem so far: in the battle against The Grand Regent I suffered a fair amount of frame rate loss. I didn't think toggle the mod off at the time.
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Re: [Filter] Skyrim-Diablo3 directx filter [darker-sharper]

Postby halflifeforever » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:17 pm

ok i got this mod to work, by changing comparability to windows xp, for some reason the game will crash when trying to load it under windows 7 (i use home edition)
if you can find a fix for this it would be great and I LOVE THIS MOD! thank you so much.
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Re: [Filter] Skyrim-Diablo3 directx filter [darker-sharper]

Postby halflifeforever » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:42 pm

one thing you need to do if you can is lower the sharpness more, it makes it look grainy and the gear looks really grainy other then that its great
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Re: [Filter] Skyrim-Diablo3 directx filter [darker-sharper]

Postby golem09 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:27 am

Finally...
I have been waiting for this since the release. I'll fiddle around with the values a bit, 1but finally having the option is great.
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Re: [Filter] Skyrim-Diablo3 directx filter [darker-sharper]

Postby syle » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:37 am

nice now we need to retexture and tl will look awesome
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Re: [Filter] Skyrim-Diablo3 directx filter [darker-sharper]

Postby Salan » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:08 am

Scyles wrote:
Salan wrote:wut, no TL2 music? thats terms for a inquisition! .. heh.. this is one of the few games I have actually kept my music on in, its usually the absolute first thing I turn off in any game!

You may already be aware that Matt Uelmen did this game as well as Diablo's soundtrack. I agree that Torchlight II has a great soundtrack - especially the character creation theme! But, man, Diablo's soundtrack is simply a masterpiece in my opinion. It doesn't get any better than Diablo II's "Wilderness" track.

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ah, D2, not 3... ya, I liked D2s music as well.
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Re: [Filter] Skyrim-Diablo3 directx filter [darker-sharper]

Postby heron » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:58 am

syle wrote:nice now we need to retexture and tl will look awesome


sorrysoldout is working on that, check link below for details (no pun intended).
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Re: [Filter] Skyrim-Diablo3 directx filter [darker-sharper]

Postby SideGFX » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:53 pm

A bit too grainy imo, but very nice nonetheless. The file is easy to edit for anyone who doesn't quite know what they're doing.
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