Fable III

Fable III

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Fable III ++ : Colors & FPS boost
By nAKAZZ
Three SweetFX 1.4 presets and a tweaked .xlm for a FPS boost
   
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Fable III ++
Part 1 : SweetFX 1.4 presets
Are you tired of a game desaturated as hell ? Do you prefer the Fable II intense colors ?

These SweetFX 1.4 custom presets are for you !

Description and download links

Preset
Description
SFX 1.4 effects
Download
Light
  • less desaturation
  • better constrast
  • vibrance
  • curves
Link[sfx.thelazy.net]
Balance
  • no more unsightly red tint
  • tones reworked
  • more vibrant/intense colors
  • better shadows and contrast
  • less aliasing
  • tonemap
  • liftgammagain
  • DPX
  • tonemap
  • curves
  • SMAA
Link[sfx.thelazy.net]
Colorful
  • no more unsightly red tint
  • tones reworked
  • more vibrant/intense colors
  • better shadows and contrast
  • less aliasing
  • tonemap
  • liftgammagain
  • DPX
  • tonemap
  • curves
  • SMAA
  • TVLevels
Link[sfx.thelazy.net]

Screenshots

Preset
Screenshot
Light preset
Balanced preset
Colorful preset

Note
Be careful. The Colorful preset only works with the very last version of SweetFX 1.4 by Boulotaur2024.
Don't worry, the "How to section" (This guide, part 3) explains all.
Part 2 : FPS boost
First of all don't forget to turn off the ingame Vsync.

I tweaked the VideoOptionsConfig.xml in order to have a FPS boost without a too big IQ loss.

Changes are :
  • lesser resolution for shadows (2048 from 4096)
  • lesser resolution for water reflections (1024 from 2048)
  • motion blur turned off
  • ghosting fixed

Image quality is just a bit altered but remains as close as possible to the ultra config.

Use it only if you have a "poor" framerate (between 30 and 60 fps) but a correct GC (GTX 560 Ti 1GB or better).

{LINK REMOVED} (via Mediafire)

The game will look like that :


Note
Screenshot taken using the SweetFX 1.4 Colorful preset.
Part 3 : "How to" section (FAQ)
Useful answers to somes questions about...

SWEETFX 1.4
  • Q : How to install SweetFX 1.4 ?

    A : Installation is pretty easy, just follow theses steps :
    • Dowload the SweetFX 1.4 Shaders archive : Download link[www.guru3d.com] (via Guru3D)
    • Unzip archive using 7zip/WinZip or another compression tool
    • Copy the "SweetFX 1.4" folder content and paste these files in the same directory as the .exe of the game you want to play

  • Q : How to use a custom SweetFX 1.4 preset ?

    A : Easy thing too, just follow theses steps :
    • Dowload the preset you want. In our case it's via sfx.thelazy website
    • Copy and paste the .txt downloaded in the ../SweetFX/Presets folder
    • Open SweetFX_preset.txt with Notepad or another text editor
    • Replace the line
      #include "SweetFX_settings.txt"
      with this one
      #include "SweetFX/Presets/NAME_OF_THE_DOWNLOADED_PRESET.txt"
    • Don't forget to save
    • Let's play !

SWEETFX 1.4+
  • Q : How to install SweetFX 1.4+ by Boulotaur2024 ?

    A : Installation is similar to 1.4 installation but not exactly the same, just follow theses steps :
    • Dowload the SweetFX 1.4+ Shaders archive : {LINK REMOVED} (via Mediafire)
    • Unzip archive using 7zip/WinZip or another compression tool
    • Copy the "SweetFX 1.4+" folder content and paste these files in the same directory as the .exe of the game you want to play

  • Q : How to use a custom SweetFX 1.4+ preset ?

    A : Easy thing too, just follow theses steps :
    • Dowload the preset you want. In our case it's via sfx.thelazy website
    • Copy and paste the .txt downloaded in the ../SweetFX/Presets folder
    • Open SweetFX_preset.txt with Notepad or another text editor
    • Replace the line
      #include "SweetFX_settings.txt"
      with this one
      #include "../Presets/NAME_OF_THE_DOWNLOADED_PRESET.txt"
    • Don't forget to save

TWEAKED VideoOptionsConfig.xml
  • Q : How to "install" this file ?

    A : Follow theses simple steps :
    • Dowload the VideoOptionsConfig.xml : {LINK REMOVED} (via Mediafire)
    • Go to your Fable III main directory (...\Steam\SteamApps\common\Fable 3)
    • Rename your VideoOptionsConfig.xml to something like VideoOptionsConfig.xml.back
    • Copy the downloaded VideoOptionsConfig.xml and paste it in the "Fable 3" directory
Part 4 : A links recap
All the links I share in this guide :
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48 Comments
T3ddy B4gW3LL Apr 15 @ 5:31am 
how do I apply all 3 at the same time?
Beavis's Daddy Apr 13 @ 1:56pm 
guide is outdated, links are dead, instructions are terrible.
Sleepyhead Apr 4 @ 7:00pm 
Every time I try to install this I get an error "Improper shutdown detected, If the problem persists check the readme". The game will only then run after I take out all the sweetfx files, verify and close steam after. Anyone happen to know why the sweetfx isn't working?
Quarren King of Q Dec 28, 2019 @ 8:24pm 
the fps boost link needs to be redone
nOfILEnAMED Oct 8, 2019 @ 5:06am 
All links are remove. sfx.thelazy.net is not reachable. Can someone upload the presets and post or send me a link? Thanks in advanced.
Johnny Black Sep 19, 2019 @ 8:58am 
Works, the 'Light' preset is beautiful. Thank you.
Plague Dr. Reiss Jun 24, 2019 @ 9:17am 
I was really looking forward to removing the Blur and Ghosting.. But those have been removed from links :( Oh well. My eyes will continue to burn.
Marcelblack Twink Feb 3, 2019 @ 11:24am 
hello, can anyone help me it doesn´t work...
jedediahpelland Dec 2, 2018 @ 3:44pm 
To any of you still having problems with full screen remove these two files from your main directory. dxgi.dll and dxgi.fx. These files are for DX10 and DX11 games. Fable 3 is DX9 only.
Kitarachi Nov 6, 2018 @ 1:54pm 
Can we get an updated version of this guide please?