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[V|WIP] R☆hancer: Graphics Enhancing Mod


Xilandro
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Update 3.0 is up. Complete revision of R☆hancer
Only one weather setup so far, without tons of options. They'll be available soon as well + comparison video + new set of screenshots
Version 2.0 is available on MEGA: https://goo.gl/nt6JRP


List of features:

  • Full rework of weathers
  • Custom ReShade preset for best realistic look
  • Natural lighting
  • Natural bloom
  • Natural fog
  • Reduced Rayleigh scattering aka "blue haze"
  • Light pollution fixes
  • Dark nights
  • Bright natural days
  • Enhanced reflections
  • Enhanced water reflections
  • Noise+Chromatic aberration removal
  • Higher shadow cascade
  • Enhanced rain:
  1. More particles
  2. Better puddles
  3. Better drop size
  4. Better particle shadows
  • Car lighting rework:
  1. Increased light distance
  2. Brighter & more visible light FROM head-, tail-, extra-, emergency\siren- lights
  3. Better Emissive lights + Day\Night separation tweaks

Download: https://www.gta5-mods.com/misc/r-hancer-graphics-mod

Installation

  • 1. Copy content of "ReShade preset" folder into your Grand Theft Auto 5 folder

This preset was made to enhance visuals of new weathers, fix bugs and give it natural&realistic (in my sole opinion) feel. I do recommend using only this preset. It's all up to you.

  • 2. Run OpenIV with "Edit mode" enabled
  • 3. Navigate to update\update.rpf\common\data\
  • 4. Choose one visualsettings.dat from available options included in RHancer archive:
  1. Lights & Rain Enhancement
  2. Car Lights Enhancement
  3. Rain Enhancement
  • 5. Drag and drop visualsettings.dat into update\update.rpf\common\data\
  • 6. Navigate to update\update.rpf\common\data\timecycle
  • 7. Choose weathers&timecycles from available options included in RHancer archive:

Each option has it's own options, ex.: Low Fog\Realistic\High Reflections or Thick fog\Vanilla nights\Enhanced vanilla reflections

Low fog

Thick fog

Realistic (dark nights, bright days. recommended

Vanilla brightness days + dark nights

Vanilla brightness days and nights

Vanilla brightness nights + bright days

Enhanced vanilla reflections

High reflections

  • 8. Drag and drop all files from chosen optional folder into update\update.rpf\common\data\timecycle
  • 9. Extra. If you want to remove noise and chromatic aberration - select all files from "Noise + aberration removal" and drag and drop them into update\update.rpf\common\data\timecycle

Uninstallation:
All backup files are included. Install backup files in the same way as modded ones.

Contact information:
Skype: Xilandro
steam http://steamcommunity.com/id/Xilandro
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/c/xilandro

Donations:
If you really want to donate - just send me some trading cards in steam, it's more than enough haha

Credits:
Grand Theft Auto V by Rockstar
Close to perfection lighting by Pierre-Yves Donzallaz
OpenIV by OpenIV team for providing tools to make mods possible
ReShade by Crosire
SweetFX by CeeJay.dk

Permissions:
You must get permission from me before you are allowed to reupload this file, modify it, or use in your mods.

 

 

 

 

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odiomoratti

Looks really well done....would be great to have comparison shots.....

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Can also pack them with Winrar?

something wrong with 7z?

 

Yes, for some fked up reason 7z is not opening the files right, though 7z is installed.

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Can also pack them with Winrar?

something wrong with 7z?

 

Yes, for some fked up reason 7z is not opening the files right, though 7z is installed.

 

Maybe ☆-symbol is the problem. Changed the naming.

Can you please check these 3 files and tell me which one works for you?

#1. 7z: http://www.mediafire.com/download/x81m0n53kf183rh/Rhancer_beta.7z

#2. zip by 7z: http://www.mediafire.com/download/4gdlron1ls2a71y/Rhancer_beta(7z).zip

#3. zip by windows: http://www.mediafire.com/download/1gc02y7iql7z6ol/Rhancer_beta(win).zip

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Just wanted to say this is a great visual mod. I combined it with a custom reshade profile of my own but there are some rather glaring issues.

 

 

Nights are a bit too dark, even in the city

2015-05-20_00078.jpg

2015-05-20_00079.jpg

 

 

Most of the daytime settings are a bit too bright. Turning down game brightness helps but it only exacerbates the issue of night being too dark.

 

I won't embed these images but here is your standard setting on Overcast

http://pelpix.info/drawesome/var/albums/2015-05-20_00039.jpg

 

Here is an example on how it should be

http://pelpix.info/drawesome/var/albums/ovrcst-12.jpg

 

Also here is a daytime image showing how blindingly bright it can get

http://pelpix.info/drawesome/var/albums/2015-05-20_00070.jpg

 

If I knew how to properly edit these timecycle files I could probably fix/adjust this myself but I haven't looked over the files yet.

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Just wanted to say this is a great visual mod. I combined it with a custom reshade profile of my own but there are some rather glaring issues.

 

 

Nights are a bit too dark, even in the city

 

 

Most of the daytime settings are a bit too bright. Turning down game brightness helps but it only exacerbates the issue of night being too dark.

 

I won't embed these images but here is your standard setting on Overcast

http://pelpix.info/drawesome/var/albums/2015-05-20_00039.jpg

 

Here is an example on how it should be

http://pelpix.info/drawesome/var/albums/ovrcst-12.jpg

 

Also here is a daytime image showing how blindingly bright it can get

http://pelpix.info/drawesome/var/albums/2015-05-20_00070.jpg

 

If I knew how to properly edit these timecycle files I could probably fix/adjust this myself but I haven't looked over the files yet.

 

Dark night is not a bug but a feature =) Anyway, do you think vanilla night brightness is ok or you want something between current modded and vanilla settings? Will make those optional for the next version. And only for the city.

Countryside doesn't have light all around to make it lit well.

 

 

Now about brightness. In-game slider will not do the job, it will make stuff even worse. Basically current daytime brightness is as much real as it could be, check this out

 

 

https://lovethybike.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/p1050584.jpg

 

http://venicebeachcotel.com/wp-content/themes/cotel/images/bg-beach.jpg

 

That's why people are wearing sunglasses haha) But I'll turn sunlight brightness down to vanilla settings for the next version.

Also, if your reshade have curves\levels\any other contrast boosters - it will make the game even brighter. My reshade is set up to normalize the contrast (black level 3 and curves -0.35)

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Dark night is not a bug but a feature =) Anyway, do you think vanilla night brightness is ok or you want something between current modded and vanilla settings? Will make those optional for the next version. And only for the city.

Countryside doesn't have light all around to make it lit well.

 

 

Now about brightness. In-game slider will not do the job, it will make stuff even worse. Basically current daytime brightness is as much real as it could be, check this out

 

 

https://lovethybike.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/p1050584.jpg

 

http://venicebeachcotel.com/wp-content/themes/cotel/images/bg-beach.jpg

 

That's why people are wearing sunglasses haha) But I'll turn sunlight brightness down to vanilla settings for the next version.

Also, if your reshade have curves\levels\any other contrast boosters - it will make the game even brighter. My reshade is set up to normalize the contrast (black level 3 and curves -0.35)

 

 

You don't need to change the brightness to default, maybe slightly lower than it is. I've actually made up for it with my Reshade profile, can't make up for night though. Nights that are slightly darker than the normal nights would look good, but not pitch black though this is just my opinion.

 

Here is Mount Chiliad and Vespucci beach at the same time of day with the Reshade adjustments. Something like these in terms of brightness would look a bit better

GTA5-2015-05-20%2012-41-01.png

2015-05-20_00122.jpg

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That horizon line looks bad though, can you add some fog or something there?

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That horizon line looks bad though, can you add some fog or something there?

Sure, will do.

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odiomoratti

reminds me of Dkt70's RealityIV....and that's good.

 

What did you change from the previous version?

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redheadpapa

I think that as of now this is the best graphical mod for GTAV. The Sweetfx settings you included in the package finish the job off nicely. In my opinion nighttime looks really good and shouldn't be altered with but that's up to you.

 

About the pictures you've just uploaded, there's some chromatic aberration visible, especially around the foliage. Is that intentional?

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Impressive! Thank you very much! Yes, the night settings are spot on and realistic on properly calibrated monitor/tv. Only the brightest reflection from the white things ( or may be the whole brightness on sunny day ), will be perfect with very small step down ( but really small, not like vannila brightness ). : ) I use this mod for my xbox 360. Ofcourse without sweetfx, but the other things are good enough. : )

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What did you change from the previous version?

Not a lot in timecycles actually, mostly nights in the city, reflections, and sweetfx.

 

 

About the pictures you've just uploaded, there's some chromatic aberration visible, especially around the foliage. Is that intentional?

Yeah, I haven't touched chromatic aberration in the timecycle_mods_#.xml files, only in weathers. I'm also wearing glasses so I see aberration for all the time haha. There are other mods that remove aberration and noise, so you can use their "timecycle_mods_#" files. Or I can add my own as an option.

 

 

Impressive! Thank you very much! Yes, the night settings are spot on and realistic on properly calibrated monitor/tv. Only the brightest reflection from the white things ( or may be the whole brightness on sunny day ), will be perfect with very small step down ( but really small, not like vannila brightness ). : ) I use this mod for my xbox 360. Ofcourse without sweetfx, but the other things are good enough. : )

So less reflection for sunny days? Okay, will do. Also nights are now slightly brighter in the city, because in some well lit places (walk of fame) there was a lot of pitch black gaps.

You can use mods on consoles? That's amazing!)

Right now I'm trying to replicate sweetfx changes with just weather files.

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What did you change from the previous version?

Not a lot in timecycles actually, mostly nights in the city, reflections, and sweetfx.

 

 

About the pictures you've just uploaded, there's some chromatic aberration visible, especially around the foliage. Is that intentional?

Yeah, I haven't touched chromatic aberration in the timecycle_mods_#.xml files, only in weathers. I'm also wearing glasses so I see aberration for all the time haha. There are other mods that remove aberration and noise, so you can use their "timecycle_mods_#" files. Or I can add my own as an option.

 

 

Impressive! Thank you very much! Yes, the night settings are spot on and realistic on properly calibrated monitor/tv. Only the brightest reflection from the white things ( or may be the whole brightness on sunny day ), will be perfect with very small step down ( but really small, not like vannila brightness ). : ) I use this mod for my xbox 360. Ofcourse without sweetfx, but the other things are good enough. : )

So less reflection for sunny days? Okay, will do. Also nights are now slightly brighter in the city, because in some well lit places (walk of fame) there was a lot of pitch black gaps.

You can use mods on consoles? That's amazing!)

Right now I'm trying to replicate sweetfx changes with just weather files.

 

I liked your mod. And please add "remove aberration and noise" as option. also, can you add version number so I can follow the new updates.

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I have to say again - outstanding work! I can't believe how better it looks on the modded xbox 360 compared to the original. It looks like Xbox One version! : )

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I wonder did you remove any *Fog, Chromatic, Noise, Vignetting on your mod. Because its looking awesome and I wonder if those effect are included?

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This is it. Final version is out. There's nothing more I can do with it to make it better. And don't judge it by screenshots & vids) Install it, try it out and only then decide do you like it or not)

If you will get any bugs - let me know.

And please. Don't reupload it anywhere else.

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johnleeislegend

How long does it normally take to get approved? I'm excited about this!

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