Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice

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Kaldaieℵ₀ Mar 27, 2019 @ 12:48am
[Special K] Framerate Unlock + HDR10 Goodies + Perf. Fixes
Introduction (to Coloring)
    For players using HDR display devices, the game uses HDR10 without metadata.
    This means the signal covers 0 - 10,000 cd.m^-2 luminance and Steam does not understand the encoded luminance range, the color space (Rec. 2020) or even the gamma (SMPTE 2084) necessary to correctly draw its own overlay or take a screenshot.
      Any HDR screenshot taken without Special K will appear greyscale!


Special K XDR"Making HDR actually work since 2018."
  • Luminance control for Steam overlay (refer to the HDR menu atop the control panel)
  • Fix the Steam overlay to run in Rec 709 instead of Rec 2020 (LSD colors)
  • HDR->SDR tonemapping prevents captured screenshots from being washed out
  • Support for preserving HDR screenshots (JPEG-XR)

    What HDR10 Screenshots are Supposed to Look Like (in SDR)

    NOTE:
      The game uses proprietary driver APIs to enable HDR; Special K only has codepaths for NVIDIA's driver-based HDR and the much preferred DXGI-based HDR.
        AMD GPU owners with HDR displays will not see any benefits.

Download and Install --- []
    Grab the latest version[github.com] and extract it to your game's install directory (default=C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Sekiro)

      All features of the mod can be configured in-game by pressing:
         ⌨ 
          Ctrl + Shift + Backspace
         🎮 
         🎮 
         Xbox / Steam 
        Back + Start
         PlayStation 
        Select + Start

    Most Popular Features
      1. HDR Engages w/o Alt-Tab at Startup
      2. Fixes Multi-Monitor Performance (optional)
      3. Fixes Netcode Performance
      4. Fixes Input Performance (gamepad / mouse)
      5. Unlocks Framerate + Refresh Rate Configuration
      6. Adds Advanced Framerate Limiter (lower stutter / input latency)
      7. Costs $0.00

    Misc. Useful Features
      1. HUDless screenshots
        Ctrl + Shift + 8
      2. HUD Toggle
        Alt + Shift + H
      3. Functional HDR Steam Overlay / Screenshots
      4. Texture / Shader modding


Source Code
    I am in the middle of preparing Special K v 0.10.0 for release, so the GitLab source repository is not up-to-date at the moment. I have opted to publish the plug-in's source code on GitHub temporarily:



Frequently Asked Questions
    1. The mouse cursor is visible constantly

      • Refer to Input Management | Enable / Disable Devices and disable Mouse Input to the game

    2. The Steam Overlay is not working

      • Refer to Steam Enhancements | Compatibility and check "Load Steam Overlay Early"



TL;DR Suggested Settings for Best Framepacing
    Uncap the framerate, turn fixed timestep mode on and then set Special K's framerate limiter to whatever (i.e. set it back to 60 if you want).
Last edited by Kaldaieℵ₀; Apr 23, 2019 @ 7:24pm
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SenMithrarin85 Apr 5, 2019 @ 8:37am 
Originally posted by Nameless One:
Thanks for this mod. Do the Steam achievements work if I enable the "Disable Network Access to the Game" option?

didn't for me with it on or off.
faber Apr 5, 2019 @ 8:41am 
Originally posted by SenMithrarin85:
Originally posted by Nameless One:
Thanks for this mod. Do the Steam achievements work if I enable the "Disable Network Access to the Game" option?

didn't for me with it on or off.

So the achievements don't work with Special K :(
SenMithrarin85 Apr 5, 2019 @ 8:51am 
Originally posted by Nameless One:
Originally posted by SenMithrarin85:

didn't for me with it on or off.

So the achievements don't work with Special K :(

for some they do, for others not. I'm among the latter sadly.
Kaldaieℵ₀ Apr 5, 2019 @ 8:59am 
Originally posted by Nameless One:
Thanks for this mod. Do the Steam achievements work if I enable the "Disable Network Access to the Game" option?
All SteamAPI network features go through the Steam client, this doesn't affect anything related to the Steam platform.
Helghast Trooper Apr 5, 2019 @ 9:00am 
this sadly didnt help with my stutter issue :(
Kaldaieℵ₀ Apr 5, 2019 @ 9:28am 
I wouldn't expect it to, I've only addressed hitching issues.
Helghast Trooper Apr 5, 2019 @ 9:30am 
Well people linked me here bec i had stutter issues and they said it fixed it for them.
Kaldaieℵ₀ Apr 5, 2019 @ 9:41am 
You can uncap the framerate and then enable my framerate limiter and that might help a little bit, but the only automatic fixes have all been for extended hitching issues rather than stuttering.
Breeze Apr 5, 2019 @ 9:45am 
All of my screenshots have this yellow bar on them where the HP bar is supposed to be. Is there a way to fix it? https://imgur.com/a/877oZtd
Kaldaieℵ₀ Apr 5, 2019 @ 9:57am 
You'll have to figure out which shader that is. I don't know.

Use the D3D11 Render Mod Tools and then cycle through all the pixel shaders w/ "Skip Draws" checked until you find the one that draws that.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1703976674

When you find the shader that draws that health bar, click "shader belongs to HUD" and then save shader state.
jelbo Apr 5, 2019 @ 11:17am 
Originally posted by Kaldaien:
Originally posted by jelbo:
Thanks for the fast replies! OK, I cleared out everything, including the My Mods folder. 100% sure it's clean, I took a screenshot of the vanilla Sekiro folder and compared. Steam Overlay is disabled.

I extracted SK_Sekiro_ReShade.7z to my Sekiro folder and still get the MGS sound. Then Sekiro crashes. Logs here: https://sta.sh/0s7bbgm1b8t

Setting

[Steam.Log]
Silent=true

doesn't help.
You have some incompatible third-party software active. You might be able to workaround the problem if you set When=Early to When=PlugIn in custom_dxgi.ini
OK, I reinstalled Windows 10 (ugh) and I have tried the SK_Sekiro_ReShade.7z one as it is. No Steam overlay, no nVidia camera. I get the MGS sound and no ReShade. Logs here: https://sta.sh/029hrxu5sx1i

Then I adjusted When=Early to When=PlugIn in custom_dxgi.ini. MGS sound, but ReShade loads. Logs here: https://sta.sh/013e20vtwjk4

I'm not sure if I should settle, because it looks like SpecialK is not doing it's magic now, but ReShade works. I want them both :)

/edit: it works now, using jackfuste's custom sekiro.exe (for non-16:9 resolutions). OK, the next thing. I can only choose from the SMAA and Monochrome shaders. I've tried editing sekiro.ini and ReShade\sekiro.ini, but it keeps me limited to those two. Am I missing something? /edit2: I did. https://steamcommunity.com/app/814380/discussions/0/1771511442678518064/?ctp=22#c1815422173026293265
Last edited by jelbo; Apr 5, 2019 @ 11:41am
Helghast Trooper Apr 5, 2019 @ 11:27am 
False alarm @OP, your mod did actuelly solve my FPS stutter problem.. you are amazing thankyou :)
Kaldaieℵ₀ Apr 5, 2019 @ 11:43am 
Hmm, I see. I don't know what stuttering problem I've fixed because I never had a stuttering problem in this game :)

I did fix a couple of hitching problems as I pointed out earlier, but if you swear I've fixed some kind of stuttering, I'll take your word for it.
jelbo Apr 5, 2019 @ 11:56am 
OK, this is great. I have the game running with SpecialK 0.10.0.24 now and the custom ReShade 3.0.8 plugin, with which I have enabled SMAA and a touch of Curves, Clarity and Vibrance. Additionally, I'm using jackfuste's modded sekiro.exe that enables my native 1920x1200 resolution. It's running at 60 fps in 99% of the time on my old GTX 980 OC edition. Thanks Kaldaien and Tyrant for your support.
Hondo Apr 5, 2019 @ 11:56am 
Originally posted by SenMithrarin85:
Originally posted by Nameless One:

So the achievements don't work with Special K :(

for some they do, for others not. I'm among the latter sadly.

same here, wasn't able to unlock "Revered Blade" by obtaining Kusabimaru no matter what I tried with SpecialK enabled. Just unlocked it for the first time after uninstalling the mod and starting a new game again. :(
Last edited by Hondo; Apr 5, 2019 @ 12:00pm
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