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AKMARK5000
03-15-2015, 09:25 AM
I recently started playing Defiance again... it's still a fantastic game. Here's some info to help you make some graphical enhancements to the game.

A newer method of enabling SweetFX involves Radeon Pro software. It works for many games and the software is free, but only 100% usable for AMD Radeon and Radeon video card users (although I hear it works for Nvidia users as well).

==> http://www.radeonpro.info/download/

I don't have a tutorial of my own posted because there is already one and, yes, this is the one that I used...

==> http://gamebanana.com/tuts/11582
It is a bit confusing at first. Remember, this works for many different games. I'll be glad to help out anyone interested.

Understand that while split screen option is availible, it does not display correctly for some games. So for consistency, I'm no longer using that particular fearure in my screen shots and videos.

Comparison Examples: in the upper right hand corner you'll see the words SWEETFX-ON or SWEETFX-OFF. The words are a bit difficult to see, so I typed them again for clearity (top side of picture, left).

SWEETFX-OFF
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8739/16193183003_a98d3e69f0_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qEWi9p)

SWEETFX-ON
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8620/16605807587_6fac4d2bf9_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rip74n)

SWEETFX-OFF
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8589/16811998322_7a864fc1fe_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rBBTo3)

SWEETFX-ON
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7635/16605808417_630ef0af09_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rip7iF)

* This entire post (including alternate methods) is at http://webportjunctionforum.forumotions.net/t91-game-control-sweetfx-shader-suite#120

** Six video examples from my YouTube Channel (Deiance specific): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLG334Vo8Dag6wtEArpA_mRPb3TVwrP1FZ

proto
03-15-2015, 10:19 AM
Am I missing something? I only see brightness/contrast/saturation/gamma changes. All things I can do manually through drivers/game/monitor settings.

Mister Derpenhowser
03-15-2015, 10:22 AM
Didn't people get banned for this at one point? Or am I thinking of a different thing.... either way its not very impressive. Lol

AKMARK5000
03-15-2015, 10:47 AM
Am I missing something? I only see brightness/contrast/saturation/gamma changes. All things I can do manually through drivers/game/monitor settings.


Yes, you are. I bet you just looked at the pictures and neven ever bothered to reseach what SweetFX offers. It does much more than your troll-comment suggests.

AKMARK5000
03-15-2015, 10:54 AM
I saw that also. I'm not sure why since SweetFX method mentioned above works outside the game folder and the executable. It might have to do with whatever version.... STEAM or Stand Alone or maybe just older versions?

TNO
03-15-2015, 11:26 AM
Is this an AMD commercial?

AKMARK5000
03-15-2015, 11:49 AM
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AKMARK5000
03-15-2015, 11:50 AM
Is this an AMD commercial?

Nope, just a fan of Defiance and other games that can have SweetFX applied.

SirServed
03-15-2015, 11:57 AM
It looks like the Gaming video mode that I can toggle from my monitor. I don't use it, ever.

Claydough
03-15-2015, 12:09 PM
Looks abit sus, what cheat protection does trion use?

hardy83
03-15-2015, 12:15 PM
I've used SweetFX since day one and recently switch to GEMFX.

Both work fine.
Yes it mostly just plays with contrast, brightness and saturation, but they both also add some anti sailing as well as doing what it can to make the textures look a little more higher quality.
GEMFX in particular has added stuff like lens dirt and what not, which you make make Defiance look like a real post apocalyptic world with a muted tone and dirt on the screen.

I've never gotten banned for using it. I have not used other programs though. These two injectors only alter things that already exist in the game for the most part. It's not a program that say, shows everyone on the map or something. It just makes the game look a little bit better.

Getting it for the extra AA along with worth it. GEMFX is better to me because it comes with a little exe that lets you use a menu to edit settings. SweetFX you have to alter a txt file it uses.

Invader Tak
03-15-2015, 02:23 PM
I'd like to see some screenshots , please. I like this game.

AKMARK5000
03-15-2015, 03:33 PM
I'd like to see some screenshots , please. I like this game.

In the post...

Tutorial (with screens) ==> http://gamebanana.com/tuts/11582
* This entire post (including alternate methods) is at http://webportjunctionforum.forumoti...ader-suite#120
** Six video examples from my YouTube Channel (Deiance specific): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis..._mRPb3TVwrP1FZ

Thanks for the reply.

AKMARK5000
03-15-2015, 03:36 PM
I've used SweetFX since day one and recently switch to GEMFX.

Both work fine.
Yes it mostly just plays with contrast, brightness and saturation, but they both also add some anti sailing as well as doing what it can to make the textures look a little more higher quality.
GEMFX in particular has added stuff like lens dirt and what not, which you make make Defiance look like a real post apocalyptic world with a muted tone and dirt on the screen.

I've never gotten banned for using it. I have not used other programs though. These two injectors only alter things that already exist in the game for the most part. It's not a program that say, shows everyone on the map or something. It just makes the game look a little bit better.

Getting it for the extra AA along with worth it. GEMFX is better to me because it comes with a little exe that lets you use a menu to edit settings. SweetFX you have to alter a txt file it uses.

Thanks for the reply... never heard of GEMFX... I gotta look into GEMFX... thanks for mentioning it.

hardy83
03-15-2015, 04:06 PM
Thanks for the reply... never heard of GEMFX... I gotta look into GEMFX... thanks for mentioning it.

It's essentially the next SweetFX, just with some more tools.

hardy83
03-15-2015, 04:23 PM
Base game look
http://i.imgur.com/M55wbf8.png

What I usually use
http://i.imgur.com/sf0r9hW.png

This is me just TRYING to make a dark and dirty post apocalyptic look. lol
http://i.imgur.com/wDUNtJa.png

That's all with GEMFX. I mainly use the middle one where it adds a bit of lens flare and makes the textures look a little better.

Java
03-15-2015, 07:28 PM
Reason people got banned for it back in the day was it used the same method of injecting itself as the hacks did at that time (Still do if I recall). Plus as well these enhancement engines can still pose a nuisance and possibly/likely alter gameplay negatively. Although how Trion monitored this still puzzles me since I never really noticed anything client wise that monitors it; but heck I never really took a look at the executable internal wise or network wise, and don't plan on it since I actually enjoy this game.