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dargor5
01-08-2015, 11:55 PM
So I finally achieved what to me is a beautiful ACU, this is for those saying graphics are bad in Unity I don't understand how is that possible.
To me Unity has the best graphical fidelity and models (noted that I'm not saying ragdoll system) of all AC's ever released, hope Victory comes even more optimized so we can all played without so many work arounds.

With sweetfx I managed to make it look like the screenshots on Nvidia "tweak guide" or at least very close to it (still missing the Tesselation thing).
I'll leave some screenshots.
In case you wonder I don't have a monster rig. Core i5 2500k, 8GB RAM, Nvidia 780, SSD Samsung Evo Pro

http://i60.tinypic.com/2vt9n9g.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/2nw0aq0.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/15fpu81.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/250t30w.jpg

Nividia please don't sue me for the title :P

Ureh
01-09-2015, 03:21 AM
Do you have a gallery page where we can see more of your screenshots?

dargor5
01-09-2015, 03:54 AM
Do you have a gallery page where we can see more of your screenshots?

Nope but here are some more I took at night and during the cutscene

http://i60.tinypic.com/2mdsd4g.jpg

http://i58.tinypic.com/2akib6a.jpg


http://i58.tinypic.com/fm6ioi.jpg

http://i61.tinypic.com/t7g1u0.jpg

http://i58.tinypic.com/awwznc.jpg

Fatal-Feit
01-09-2015, 04:22 AM
I don't notice any difference.

Can you make a comparison?

dargor5
01-09-2015, 04:30 AM
I don't notice any difference.

Can you make a comparison?

You mean with and without the sweetfx? let me better refer you to the website were I got the preset:

http://sfx.thelazy.net/games/preset/2539/

Fatal-Feit
01-09-2015, 05:10 AM
Looks nice!

tomas.kelner
01-11-2015, 02:00 AM
Looking good.. Problem is I cant find tutorial how to use SweetFX with ACU. Could you please write me some tutrial how to use it.. I Have GTX970 and Win7..Thank you

dargor5
01-11-2015, 03:14 AM
Looking good.. Problem is I cant find tutorial how to use SweetFX with ACU. Could you please write me some tutrial how to use it.. I Have GTX970 and Win7..Thank you

Sure, here it goes.

- First you need to download the SweetFX Files: http://sfx.thelazy.net/static/media/downloads/Boulotaur2024.Injector_CeeJay.dks.1.5.1.ChromaticA berration.7z
Use that link so you get the one with x64 support otherwise the game will crash.

- Once downloaded extract it to were your ACU.exe is located (that depends on where you install it and if you have it on steam or just uplay)

- In the files you extracted there's a folder named "x64 dlls" copy those and paste it also where the ACU.exe is located (if it asks to overwrite say yes, that means you got it to the right place)

- Now you need a preset or you can make one yourself (never made one I just download them). Here's the one I'm using: http://sfx.thelazy.net/games/preset/2539/
(there are others on that website too, is more a matter of personal taste which one you will pick)

- Once the text file is downloaded rename it to "SweetFX_settings" (no quotes) then copy and paste it to were your ACU.exe is located (if it asks to overwrite this means you are doing the right thing so overwrite it)

- After that stand up and recite all tenants of the Creed (if you don't do this your game will crash and your savegame will be erased from ubi's server)

IMRicko
01-11-2015, 09:36 AM
Any hit on FPS?

SeifSamir1
01-11-2015, 11:44 AM
WOW! .. is that take any affect on FPS ?

tomas.kelner
01-11-2015, 03:47 PM
To dargor5 - thank you so mutch

quot: - After that stand up and recite all tenants of the Creed (if you don't do this your game will crash and your savegame will be erased from ubi's server) - LOL:)

P.S. Your tutorial worked like a charm and it is huge difference when I tougle it on/off. Thank you!!! And I did not notice any FPS loss. Game works great. Geforce optimization did wonders for me in AC Unity. Before I have 30 FPS.. After I optimize I have 40+ in bad areas and 60+ in good ones...

Witcher.AZ-LAWZ
01-11-2015, 04:05 PM
I am not so familiar with how Uplay installs things, Can someone guide me as to where the AC Unity files are installed. I do have Uplay instead of steam, so it would be wonderful if someone helps me out :)

~ WitcherRJ

Singh1_1
01-11-2015, 04:31 PM
hey man ... after applying these settings ... game isnt starting for me :D ... can u help me ?

Sirbats
01-11-2015, 06:24 PM
Crysis 1 still looks prettier. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nemVVg8w5vs/TWYWT86KdYI/AAAAAAAAAB8/Ge88YpU-sbg/s1600/Crysis+2+%252C1.jpg

Don't get me wrong, it's got some tastey graphics, but no way are they the best. Lol.

dargor5
01-11-2015, 06:32 PM
Crysis 1 still looks prettier. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nemVVg8w5vs/TWYWT86KdYI/AAAAAAAAAB8/Ge88YpU-sbg/s1600/Crysis+2+%252C1.jpg

Don't get me wrong, it's got some tastey graphics, but no way are they the best. Lol.

We are talking AC here, if I go out of course there are better, have you seen FC4 in uber high settings, or the tech demo for Camelot: Kingdom Come? those are way better than Crysis 1 in a real technical aspect, but again this is the AC forum

NightmareGK13
01-12-2015, 11:55 PM
works great with no hit on performance ;) and i'm running with a gtx 550 ti

dargor5
01-13-2015, 02:01 AM
works great with no hit on performance ;) and i'm running with a gtx 550 ti

Great. Guys if it works for you share which preset are you using. So far Im sticking to the one I posted. Tried a couple more and the fps go to hell.

dargor5
01-13-2015, 02:25 AM
hey man ... after applying these settings ... game isnt starting for me :D ... can u help me ?
Yes. Tell me what dis you do? Did you follow my tutoria?


I am not so familiar with how Uplay installs things, Can someone guide me as to where the AC Unity files are installed. I do have Uplay instead of steam, so it would be wonderful if someone helps me out :)

~ WitcherRJ

Your files should be where your uplay is installed. If you have a ulay desktop shortcut right click/properties then click on show destination folder. Inside that should be a games folder. Your ACU should be there unless you specified some other rout for instalation

BUSTERR_TR
01-13-2015, 05:41 AM
Thanks for the post. But the game isn't starting for me after applying this either, do you know how can i get it work? When i remove SweetFX it works fine though.

SeifSamir1
01-13-2015, 01:11 PM
i got this error .. when trying to launch game [ WIN 8.1 ]
http://i.imgur.com/MkRqIYu.png

is sweet fx 1.5.1 working with WIN 8.1 ?

dargor5
01-13-2015, 03:36 PM
Thanks for the post. But the game isn't starting for me after applying this either, do you know how can i get it work? When i remove SweetFX it works fine though.
Did you download the sweetfx files from my tutorial? Did you copy and paste the files from inside the x64 folder? That happens because this game is x64 and the regular sweetfx files are x86 so you need those.
What windows are you on?


i got this error .. when trying to launch game [ WIN 8.1 ]
http://i.imgur.com/MkRqIYu.png

is sweet fx 1.5.1 working with WIN 8.1 ?

Sorry but I have no idea :(

SeifSamir1
01-14-2015, 03:26 AM
that's okay :D .. i used RadeonPro and it's working fine .. and no hit on FPS and no crash or freeze for more than 4 hours playing .. i mean same performance .. Thanks :D

dargor5
01-14-2015, 03:50 AM
that's okay :D .. i used RadeonPro and it's working fine .. and no hit on FPS and no crash or freeze for more than 4 hours playing .. i mean same performance .. Thanks :D
Thats the beauty of pc gaming. Theres always a solution :)

Shadownexus7
01-14-2015, 04:00 AM
maybe i'm looking in the wrong place in steam it doesn't say x64 dlls it is the local files icon i'm looking for on steam right?

dargor5
01-14-2015, 04:12 AM
maybe i'm looking in the wrong place in steam it doesn't say x64 dlls it is the local files icon i'm looking for on steam right?

I was refering to the sweetfx content if used the links on my tutorial. Pm so I can guide you better (tomorrow, now is Dexter time, he is the real MD assassin)

wvstolzing
01-14-2015, 04:43 AM
Sorry for the n00bie question, but does this also help with the problem of (unreasonably) lo-res textures on distant objects?

Zaelox9Z
01-14-2015, 08:11 AM
I love you, I just.. I didn't even know I could do this. The game is so much better now, I didn't realize before... but the default way the lighting was.. it hurts my eyes now haha. That grey haze... *shudders*. Thanks for this thread... it helped me to make my experience 100 times better.

SeifSamir1
01-14-2015, 01:08 PM
can anyone try this one http://sfx.thelazy.net/games/preset/2497/
and see if there any hit on FPS .. i can't try it right now .. because i'm download the DLC now ..

dargor5
01-14-2015, 03:42 PM
Sorry for the n00bie question, but does this also help with the problem of (unreasonably) lo-res textures on distant objects?

No it doesn't. Sweetfx adds shaders and adjusts color for better contrast but does not affect the game that deeply.

Seen as people liked this on Unity and it is not of common knowledge Im going to post another thread like this one for AC3 (a game that sweetfx makes look beautiful even rivals Unity I would say). Be on the look out for that ;)

Hypareal
01-18-2015, 07:03 PM
So when I launch the game it says I'm missing d3d9.dll in a library, but the game starts up and SweetFX with config works okay. I have Win7 64bit SP1

dargor5
01-18-2015, 07:35 PM
So when I launch the game it says I'm missing d3d9.dll in a library, but the game starts up and SweetFX with config works okay. I have Win7 64bit SP1

Never seen this problem no idea what to do, maybe copy the files for sweetfx again to your unity folder

Hypareal
01-18-2015, 11:05 PM
Never seen this problem no idea what to do, maybe copy the files for sweetfx again to your unity folder

Didnt help, its wierd but the game is affected by sweetfx and runs good.

dargor5
01-24-2015, 05:49 PM
Some new screen shots after the new nvidia driver which I think makes colors more vibrant (might be just me but performance is way better)

http://i59.tinypic.com/20zp40g.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/2pt5h0m.jpg

GR_Thanasis
01-24-2015, 06:36 PM
The best preset is K-Putt one. It removes the white color of the screen. Just incredible.

DELTA Kristian
01-24-2015, 08:38 PM
ACUnity exe stopped working. Put Boulotat and SweetFX_Settings where ACU.EXE is (yes the 64 bit dlls) and now its crashing,any ideas?

dargor5
01-25-2015, 02:35 AM
The best preset is K-Putt one. It removes the white color of the screen. Just incredible.

I think the different presets are a more personal taste, I for one don't like K-Putt on any of the games I use sweetfx


ACUnity exe stopped working. Put Boulotat and SweetFX_Settings where ACU.EXE is (yes the 64 bit dlls) and now its crashing,any ideas?

What windows are you on? does the game run if you erase the sweetfx folder?

DELTA Kristian
01-25-2015, 11:53 AM
I`m on Win.7 and yes - AC Unity runs no problems when I remove the 64 bit dlls.

DELTA Kristian
01-29-2015, 08:49 PM
Bump! Can anyone please assist me :o?

dargor5
01-29-2015, 08:52 PM
Bump! Can anyone please assist me :o?

what settings are you using'? what resolution? what are your specs?

DELTA Kristian
01-29-2015, 10:36 PM
Game runs fine.
R9 270x
AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
9 gigs of ram

All Ultra
Shadows Low-
Ambient Occlusion - HBAO+
Vsync - OFF
BLOOM-ON
AA(Antialisiing) - OFF
1920x1080p

dargor5
01-29-2015, 10:43 PM
Game runs fine.
R9 270x
AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
9 gigs of ram

All Ultra
Shadows Low-
Ambient Occlusion - HBAO+
Vsync - OFF
BLOOM-ON
AA(Antialisiing) - OFF
1920x1080p

Oh. Thats easy, since you have a amd graphics card you must use a program called radeon pro which supposedly comes with sweetfx integrated. As for how to install it with radeon pro no idea sorry man

DELTA Kristian
01-30-2015, 11:56 AM
Cheers man. I`ll try it.

DELTA Kristian
01-30-2015, 12:25 PM
Thanks a ton amigos!Looks a bit nicer now,rich colors :D

btw my sweetfx hotkey seems to be broken nao :(

dargor5
01-30-2015, 05:31 PM
Thanks a ton amigos!Looks a bit nicer now,rich colors :D

btw my sweetfx hotkey seems to be broken nao :(

I'm glad you liked it, sweetfx is one of the perks of playing on pc :)

What key? the on off key? that usually depends on the preset you are using. The one I'm using doesn't have an on/off key (not that I need it anyway, just erase the files and play)

NightmareGK13
02-04-2015, 03:44 PM
Funny issue that happened to me, while I play with sweetFX installed (not just enabled) the cursor on the uplay overlay won't work at all nor show up, the moment I uninstall it it goes back to work.

dargor5
02-04-2015, 06:54 PM
Funny issue that happened to me, while I play with sweetFX installed (not just enabled) the cursor on the uplay overlay won't work at all nor show up, the moment I uninstall it it goes back to work.

So thats why!!!!!!! Thanks, been hVing the same issue and had no idea what it was till I saw your post xD

NightmareGK13
02-04-2015, 09:22 PM
So thats why!!!!!!! Thanks, been hVing the same issue and had no idea what it was till I saw your post xD


Glad I could help, still I find it odd that very little of sweetFX users seem to complain about this. The only reason that made me complain was due to the club competition activity and my own club :P

dargor5
02-05-2015, 06:44 PM
Glad I could help, still I find it odd that very little of sweetFX users seem to complain about this. The only reason that made me complain was due to the club competition activity and my own club :P

Same here, if it wasnt for the trouble of not been able to accept invitations Ive wouldnt have notice it

NightmareGK13
02-06-2015, 02:25 AM
Same here, if it wasnt for the trouble of not been able to accept invitations Ive wouldnt have notice it

same here :P

SolidNSnake1985
06-30-2015, 01:09 AM
well i played the Game on the PS4 "good Story to me but Really Disappointing performance"

so now i'm gonna play Unity again on the PC soon (being built) with Intel I7 4790k and GTX 980, to have a better performance and better visual compared the PS4 900p which was really blurry to me "variant of FXAA" according to Digital foundry and as soon as i get it i wanna apply sweetfx the same as you guys used (looks easy to apply) will try the configurator.