I just wanted to share these tweaks with others that gamers that want more crisp and vibrant game. Simply put, this is for you if loved the art style of Dishonored but where unsatisfied with the blurry textures who did not take advantage of your graphics card or the washed out colors. I will also include a crucial tweak for all stealth players :).
The nvida inspector ONLY WORK on nvida cards, but i have an solution for ATI users longer down but its less explained.
1. Use the nvida inspector to improve the sharpness of your textures. Link for nvida inspector http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/NVIDIA-Inspector.shtml.
Link to settings for dishonored in nvida inspector Link (http://i.imgur.com/3d40Z.png)
and if your having fps problem with those settings you can lower The multisampling and supersampling from 4 to 2. You must turn off FXAA/MLAA option in game, beacuse they are blurring your graphics :(. To get in on the control panel just click the tool button located next to the driver version box. If your nvida inspector pogram isnt showing you the same setting as in the example above, maybe just alot of numbers and stuff, look in the right bottom corner for a blue text saying (Missing Setting Names File - Repair Now!), just click it and it should become normal and look as the example above. To find Dishonored settings in nvida inspector just look at the left top corner, there is a box thats saying (_GLOBAL_DRIVER_PROFILE (Base Profile)To), click the arrow besides it and scroll down to Dishonored. And from there you should just follow the example that is mentioned above.
For ATI users there are a similar tool called Tool RadeonPro but i have never used it, but it should work just as good :) Link http://www.radeonpro.info/Download/R...ro_Preview.exe
2. If you think the game look a litte washed out and you want more color you can use SweetFX. SweetFX also includes SMAA Anti-aliasing. Link to SweetFX http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=368880
Download the files and unrar them. After that put them in the E. Steam folder\Steamapps\Common\ Dishonored\Binaries\Win 32. Just drop them in Win 32 and overide if it tells you to do so. if your unsure you can take a copy of Win 32 and store as a backup if anything goes wrong :), but im pretty sure that to delete SweetFX you just delete all the files you dropped in beacuse it should not replace anything, but you never know XD. If you want to keep the saturation' down you can download this SweetFX_settings ini, link http://sfx.thelazy.net/games/preset/76/.
To install just rename the file (SweetFX_Settings_Dishonored_v1) ini to (SweetFX_settings) ini and put it in the same folder as you installed SweetFX and overwrite the orginal file.
3. Heres a link to a webside by darkempire100 that take up almost everything about tweaking Dishonored, for example som pretty usefull ini tweaks for the graphic. (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2964837)
*(To search for the in the lines in a ini document just press Ctrl+F while in the ini document, and there will appear a search bar and from there just copy and paste.)
*Before you begin editing the games files make a backup copy of the files you are editing.
*To make the ini files stick you can click right click on the file and select properties, and then check the box "Read-Only". And then it should not reset itself.
If you want to skip the intro movies go to E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dishonored\DishonoredGame\Movies
And delete or move the following,
There are also a ini that need to be changed in order to get a smooth 60 fps experience, the following should help getting a smoother vsync experince Open the folder "My Documents\My Games\Dishonored\DishonoredGame\Config\DishonoredEngine"
Open the file (DishonoredEngine.ini)
Find the following lines
Change the last line to your native monitor refresh rate (probably 60), so:
And save the file!
Some other ini tweaks thats improving visuals but WILL HAVE A PERFORMANCE HIT, go to "My Documents\My Games\Dishonored\DishonoredGame\Config\DishonoredEngine", some may be located in other ini files!
find and change these
Change these to improve textures, there's quite a lot of these to change!
And the crucial tweak thats great if your playing stealthily, the body disappearance fix that prevent bodys from disappearing.
First of all go to your Steam folder, E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dishonored\DishonoredGame\Config\DefaultAI.
Open the file (DefaultAI)
In the ini file you change these three lines
And save the file!
If you want a more brutal game you can try out the Dismemberment Mod Released,
If you find that the game is too easy you can try out the Ultimate Difficulty Mod for Dishonored, Link: http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141188https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kj1fzVJF5U
Some pictures i just took pretty quick from the third mission (picture of Dishonored after tweaking)
A view of Dunwall http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=130939519
From a tower http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=131010761
Picture of a thug http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=131010794
To anyone who says that the paintings are low-resolution :D http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=131049626
The Golden Cat http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=131013363
Lord Pendleton http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=131014906
SweetFX dont show up on pictures taken with steams screen capture so ingame my game have a little more vibrant colors and alot sharper textures, just so you know. But it may just be my personal opinion that it looks better with not so oversaturated colors, it may not be your opinion and therfore i gave you the option to keep the vanilla colors or use the oversaturated orginal option of SweetFX. Hope this helps it gave my game a BIG graphical boost over vanilla and I hope it will do the same for you. If I wrote something wrong please correct me, constructive criticism is welcome :), and I do not mean the grammar XD.
I just uploaded a couple of pictures (orginal 1080x1920, uploaded in 1600x900) to imageshack and linked them so now you can see the diffrance with SweetFX on and OFF with the improved Vanilla colors, enjoy :)
1. SweetFX OFF http://imageshack.us/a/img703/5886/sweetfxoff1.png
1. SweetFX ON http://imageshack.us/a/img109/8628/sweetfxon1.png
2. SweetFX OFF http://imageshack.us/a/img404/2428/sweetfxoff2.png
2. SweetFX ON http://imageshack.us/a/img843/925/sweetfxon2.png
3. SweetFX OFF http://imageshack.us/a/img545/4577/sweetfxoff3.png
3. SweetFX ON http://imageshack.us/a/img545/9014/sweetfxon3.png
4. SweetFX OFF http://imageshack.us/a/img94/7104/sweetfxoff4.png
4. SweetFX ON http://imageshack.us/a/img802/2362/sweetfxon4.png
Click on the pic and it becomes sharper! :)
Ps if you fail and the game does not start, then do this...
1.Right-click Dishonored in your Steam library
3.Click the “Local Files” tab
4.Click “Verify Integrity of Game Cache”
This will repair any corrupted game files, and will probably get your game working again.
But in the higly unlikely occurrence that it should not work after that, you could try try restarting Steam, restarting your computer, and as a last resort, reinstalling the game.
My setup is
Gtx 570 oc "1075, 850, 2100"
8gb 1600 mhz
Samsung syncmaster "24" 1080p, 60 hz
Im playing with SweetFX, nvida inspector = 2 multisampling and supersampling, ambient occlusion and maxed vanilla settings except FXAA/MLAA option,1080p, and alot of ini tweaks and my Fps is rock steady 60 fps, I have played trough the hole game a couple of times and i have also played trough the knife of dunwall DLC with the tweaks running, without a single crash or visual bug. Hope this helps :)
The the knife of dunwall DLC held the same level of quality as the original game :D! If you sneak around and explore the amazing levels you are going to get a couple of hours of pure dishonored fun :).