Monster Hunter: World

Monster Hunter: World

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Kaldaieℵ₀ Aug 11, 2018 @ 7:54pm
[Special K] Monster Hunter: World - Dead Mod
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2028860053

I'm done here, sorry :(


Regarding 2/5/20 Patch
Capcom has gone insane with their anti-tamper, rather than remove it they are applying it earlier and to a more broad coverage of executable code (including third-party DLLs). This has massive implications for stability and will prevent normal users not even modifying the game from running the game (as seen in the primary forums).

Tl;Dr:

    To continue using Special K, apply the following changes to dxgi.ini
      [Steam.Log] Silent=true

Regarding 1/26/20 Patch
Capcom has removed the active CRC scanning threads on 1/26/20, old anti-tamper code is now at play, which introduces the same stability problems I have been warning Capcom about since the game launched. I've watched that code self-destruct on Ansel's whitelist check DLL numerous times and that code needs to be removed.
    Please do not give Capcom a free pass to stop where they did, your CPU load may have gone down, but there is still something truly awful under the hood that consumers need to complain about until gone.


Introduction
This is what is left of the original HDR mod for MH:W, HDR is officially supported now and the more important functionality offered by the mod is improved framepacing and memory scan (anti-tamper/anti-cheat related) elimination for better performance.

    Current Features:
    • Eliminates 24-thread CRC scanning performance sink
    • Restrict job threads to a manageable number (physical or logical cores)
    D3D11
    • HUDless screenshots (Broken 2/5/20)
    • Texture/button mods
    • Pre-HUD ReShade
    D3D12
    NOTE:
    Special K's UI is not functional in D3D12 mode, but the mod does still work and manual edits to the ini file allow tweaking stuff.

    HDR Display Owners:
    A work-in-progress HDR FAQ is available here.

    Non-HDR Display Owners -- No More Washed out Colors:

Download and Install
  1. Grab this archive (if using D3D11)[drive.google.com] or this archive (if using D3D12)[drive.google.com] from Google Drive.
  2. Extract it to your game's install directory (steamapps\common\Monster Hunter World)

Configuration
    Press Ctrl + Shift + Backspace to open Special K's config menu.

      HUDless screenshots can be configured under the Steam Enhancements / Screenshots tab

Custom ReShade
    Follow the normal Download and Install procedure, using this archive[github.com] instead.


      The shipping preset is configured to test pre-HUD shading and nothing else, you can go into the ReShade directory and fiddle with stuff to your content. You DEFINITELY do not want it the way it's setup out-of-the-box :P


Troubleshooting
    If the mod does not work, third-party software (especially FRAPS!), anti-virus software or Windows 7 is usually to blame.
    Windows 7 has a half-dozen optional updates that you need to install to use modern software such as mine; it's easier just to upgrade to Windows 10 :P
      If after closing third-party software the game still does not start, please paste logs/dxgi.log, logs/modules.log and logs/game_output.log to pastebin.com and provide a link in a post.
Last edited by Kaldaieℵ₀; Mar 20, 2020 @ 1:04pm
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gamertaboo Aug 12, 2018 @ 7:57pm 
Really appreciate everything you do man. Thanks for helping. I hope you can do something for those of us with 21:9 if it's possible. It sucks that the game is so anti-modding. Just ridiculous.

Anyway, either way, thank you.
Yeah Lastpass has a desktop client you can use to auto login to whatever program...
I killed it and still no joy.

I will note if I try many times, eventually I will get into the game, but it won't go fullscreen with SK and I can play fine with the gamepad, but if I click in the window with the mouse the video temporarily locks up. I think its attempting to switch to fullscreen on focus and failing. If I alt-tab out and mess with the gamepad it starts responding.
Logs for that run.

https://pastebin.com/2VvJFTQL
https://pastebin.com/DytX46U6
https://pastebin.com/c4yzw03c
HolyDeath3000 Aug 12, 2018 @ 8:02pm 
Originally posted by One Delta Ten Tango:
Yeah Lastpass has a desktop client you can use to auto login to whatever program...
I killed it and still no joy.

I will note if I try many times, eventually I will get into the game, but it won't go fullscreen with SK and I can play fine with the gamepad, but if I click in the window with the mouse the video temporarily locks up. I think its attempting to switch to fullscreen on focus and failing. If I alt-tab out and mess with the gamepad it starts responding.
Logs for that run.

https://pastebin.com/2VvJFTQL
https://pastebin.com/DytX46U6
https://pastebin.com/c4yzw03c
Run the game in borderless mode. It is better that way. I don't think it plays nicely in fullscreen mode.
@HolyDeath3000 Yeah, I have tried that many times the only reason it was fullscreen is I killed the ini files to remove anything I may have done myself. But I have yet to make it past the Capcom logo with it set to borderless or widowed with SK.
Aemony Aug 12, 2018 @ 8:19pm 
Originally posted by Aemony:
Originally posted by Kaldaien:
I suspect you have the original custom_dxgi.ini file from the ReShade version, which forces flipmodel + 8-bit RGB. Turn that off and I think you'll get a 10-bit swapchain. You'll have to remove the flipmodel override from custom_dxgi.ini, or it's going to keep coming back every time you launch the game.

Sadly that isn't the case. I'm currently leaning toward it being the fact that my HDR mode is currently using 8-bit with dithering according to Windows: https://i.imgur.com/WcPnrlw.png

I'm going to see if I can force 10 bit in some fashion and if that have an impact on it.

No dice on this. When I lowered the refresh rate to 30 Hz I got my laptop and receiver to send the TV a full RGB 12-bit HDR signal: https://i.imgur.com/8LQu2Ld.png

This caused >Special K< to think it were running in HDR mode, but it actually weren't. It were still only outputting in SDR mode both in borderless window and exclusive fullscreen mode.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1477279249

The inject metadata button didn't do anything either.

Here's the log from the latest attempt in exclusive fullscreen mode:
dxgi - https://pastebin.com/13Jr6igW
modules - https://pastebin.com/vD5wxcTp

Also, the Steam Overlay swapped over to the Big Picture Mode overlay for unknown reasons whenever Special K thought it was outputting in HDR mode.
PharaohSteve Aug 12, 2018 @ 8:44pm 
What am I doing wrong if I'm still seeing the game's hud in my Steam screenshots?
HolyDeath3000 Aug 12, 2018 @ 8:54pm 
Originally posted by PharaohSteve:
What am I doing wrong if I'm still seeing the game's hud in my Steam screenshots?
There is diff hotkeys to remove hud. and there is an option to disable SK GUI from screenshots. Might want to look at that and disable it.
PharaohSteve Aug 12, 2018 @ 8:54pm 
I see three options and I selected the one without HUD.

Cado_ Aug 12, 2018 @ 9:07pm 
Originally posted by phizzle:
I followed the first steps installing Visual C++, restarted and then extracted the package to the MHW folder, but when I press Ctrl + Shift + backspace, nothing happens... no menu comes up.


I'm having the same problem... I followed the installing steps and then, when I open the game and press Ctrl + Shift + backspace, I don't see that config window. However, the mouse do disappear and if I press the command again, the mouse comes back, but no "config window".

Ps: I'm not using any anti virus nor Fraps or any other third party software at the same time.

Logs:
https://pastebin.com/S56Q71Np
Last edited by Cado_; Aug 12, 2018 @ 9:18pm
Lyka Bot Aug 12, 2018 @ 9:46pm 
Very well done. Thank you so much!
omnicloud1991 Aug 12, 2018 @ 9:57pm 
Honestly, I am getting the same issue of not being able to start up the game. I see the CAPCOM logo then I just hear the Metal Gear sound Alert and then it just closes everything. I already Installed and Re-installed the newest drivers, checked the integrity of the files, Ran both Steam and MHW in admin., tried launching it Borderless, windowed and fullscreen to no avail. Spamming my way to trying to get in doesn't work either. At this point I am at a loss on what to do :(.
Kaldaieℵ₀ Aug 12, 2018 @ 10:31pm 
Originally posted by Aemony:
Originally posted by Aemony:

Sadly that isn't the case. I'm currently leaning toward it being the fact that my HDR mode is currently using 8-bit with dithering according to Windows: https://i.imgur.com/WcPnrlw.png

I'm going to see if I can force 10 bit in some fashion and if that have an impact on it.

No dice on this. When I lowered the refresh rate to 30 Hz I got my laptop and receiver to send the TV a full RGB 12-bit HDR signal: https://i.imgur.com/8LQu2Ld.png

This caused >Special K< to think it were running in HDR mode, but it actually weren't. It were still only outputting in SDR mode both in borderless window and exclusive fullscreen mode.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1477279249

The inject metadata button didn't do anything either.

Here's the log from the latest attempt in exclusive fullscreen mode:
dxgi - https://pastebin.com/13Jr6igW
modules - https://pastebin.com/vD5wxcTp

Also, the Steam Overlay swapped over to the Big Picture Mode overlay for unknown reasons whenever Special K thought it was outputting in HDR mode.
There's always this:

https://github.com/Kaldaien/SpecialK/releases/download/sk_special_projects/HDR16.7z

I know that version works, but everything's clamped into the range [] and that only goes up to about 100 nits. It's dimmer than SDR. I'll have to figure out how to unclamp and remove the tonemap to make that mode work.
Korra Aug 12, 2018 @ 10:33pm 
just wanted to comment to say thank you for making this game playable on my i5-3750K. You da man.
Dr.Cube Aug 12, 2018 @ 11:05pm 
Amazing work Kaldaien. Thanks for taking the time fixing all these games the dev's are too incompetent get working correctly on release.Btw Is it possibly to add the option to disable Depth of Field/ Motion Blur? When I tried to to hex edit the mhw.exe to disable to options it looks like Denuvo just crashes the game after getting to the title screen.
Kaldaieℵ₀ Aug 12, 2018 @ 11:06pm 
Originally posted by PharaohSteve:
I see three options and I selected the one without HUD.
Are you using the HDR test version? I should point out that my screenshot capture code only works with 8-bit framebuffers. I haven't done the work to capture HDR screenshots yet, because I'd have to convvert them back to 8-bit anyway to import into Steam.

I'll probably do that sometime this week,
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