Dota 2
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SweetFX with Dota 2
By ak
Improve your graphics with SweetFX !

Download the mod:
Once Downloaded, open zip and move everything to SteamApps\common\dota 2 beta\ folder.
so you should have your SweetFX folder and a bunch of files from downloaded zip in \dota 2 beta\ folder.
now put d3d9.dll and injector.ini from downloaded zip file in
\Steam\steamapps\common\dota 2 beta\bin\ folder aswell

Now you need to download custom settings designed just for dota. ''Preset''
Important to download it and dont skip it !
Download it here:
It's a .txt file, once downloaded it, rename it to SweetFX_settings and replace with the one in \dota 2 beta\

I recommend having maximum settings in dota 2, and moonbeam weather effect.
Does not affect your FPS.
VAC safe

That's it !

Video of SweetFX in action :

Hope you enjoy.
Special thanks to /u/zhuoyang for posting this on reddit.
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ak  [author] Jan 15, 2017 @ 1:33pm 
This guide is outdated and i dont know if it works with dota 7.0 :steamsad:
GankAlpaca Dec 27, 2016 @ 4:33am 
is this work in patch 7.00?
Stundere Sep 15, 2015 @ 4:09am 
this thing is conflicting with opengl support and each time you crash there will be a dota2_2015_****_****_accessviolation file
风の名 Sep 9, 2015 @ 11:35pm 
awesome tool, but could you please tell me how can I use SweetFX in dota2 reborn version?
ak  [author] Aug 17, 2015 @ 9:35am 
Gazer, try finding other Dota 2 presets, im sure there are others
Gazer Aug 17, 2015 @ 9:19am 
I'm using Windows10 64bit and it still works, try and redo all the steps?
The one thing about this preset is that it makes the color tone darker, which is really annoying
Menino Berilio Aug 9, 2015 @ 2:15pm 
Couldn't make it work. I'm using a Windows 10 64bit and whenever i try to run Dota 2 after the instructions, i get a black screen only. Anyone knows a solution?
желудь ебучий Aug 4, 2015 @ 2:08pm 
Working just great! (Win 10 64-bit)
Guys you just need to follow those steps at "Install"

CosmicSilence Jul 17, 2015 @ 8:19am 
And sth else! What files must I have in downloaded zip?
In this zip I have only folder "SweetFX 1_5-23364-1-5-[ ]".
In folder "SweetFX 1_5-23364-1-5-[ ]" I have files:
- folder "SweetFX"
- d3d9.fx
- dxgi.fx
- Game_compability.txt
- injector.ini
- log.txt
- Making shaders.txt
- shaders.fx
- SweetFX readme.txt
- SweetFX_compatibility_settings.txt
- SweetFX_preset.txt
- SweetFX_settings.txt

Is the list of files correct? I dont understand why I dont have the d3d9.dll?
Help me pls!
CosmicSilence Jul 17, 2015 @ 7:49am 
So can I ask? I should have dota 2 beta/SweetFX/[files and folder "SweetFX" here] ?!
And dota 2 beta/bin/ [injector and d3d9 here] ?!