Henryx’s DreamWorld Setting

Henryx's DreamWorld Setting Quite a lot of people asked me about my Age of Conan graphic setting, actually it has nothing very special in my setting. You are pretty much same as me if you use “High” setting and SweetFX, but if you really like my brilliant graphic, you can follow the steps below to get my DreamWorld setting!!

The aim of my DreamWorld setting is to make the game as real/brilliant as possible, to reach it I need to maximize the effect of shadow and light so the screen will not become so plain.

1. First of all, just use “High” setting in game, so your shadow/texture will become high quality. (Make sure you using shader 3.0, High texture/shadow/grass.) This will make characters and armors  not looking like shit and there will be beautiful grass on ground :D

2. Disable bloom, otherwise it will become a Korean fantasy game.

Korean Game?? (Bloom Effect)

Korean Game?? (Bloom Effect)

3. Adjust the Godray intensity to 100%. This one is the most important part in my DreamWorld setting, however many people may dislike it due to fantasy issue. In my opinion, Godray is not like fake bloom, it does exists in our real life, this lighting make the world of AOC so real.Godray Moreover, you can only on/off the Godray but not intensity in game menu. This intensity option is hidden in game,  you need to type the command to change it.

/setoption RenderSetting_GodraysIntensity 100

I would recommend 100% intensity, but if you really feel it is too much just down it to 80% at least, the default setting should be 50%.

Godray Comparison 1

Godray Comparison 1

Province_Godray2

Godray Comparison 2

Province_Godray

Godray Comparison 3

4. Disable FXAA and download SweetFX. Since the FXAA in game suck and it blurs the screen, the SMAA in SweetFX is a must use item and it doesn’t slower your game performance at all. Actually the default setting of SweetFX is good enough, but I would like to add a little bit HDR effect.

Extract or copy all the files into the directory of Age of Conan folder(keeping the file structure intact). Then edit SweetFX_settings.txt for your settings.

Here is my DX9 SweetFX setting file if you are too lazy to config the below thing yourself. DOWNLOAD

Even with same setting in SweetFX, the graphic output is actually different in DX10 version, here is my DX10 SweetFX setting, adjusted a higher sharpen/HDR cos DX10 has better texture. DOWNLOAD

SweetFX Comparison

SweetFX Comparison

-Directx 9 Version-

Choose the four effects in SweetFX setting txt file in below // Set to 1 for ON or 0 for OFF

#define USE_SMAA_ANTIALIASING 1 // [0 or 1]
#define USE_HDR 1 // [0 or 1]
#define USE_LUMASHARPEN 1 // [0 or 1]
#define USE_VIBRANCE 1 // [0 or 1]

SMAA Anti-aliasing settings
#define SMAA_THRESHOLD 0.10 // [0.05 to 0.20]
#define SMAA_MAX_SEARCH_STEPS 16 // [0 to 98]
#define SMAA_MAX_SEARCH_STEPS_DIAG 6 // [0 to 16]
#define SMAA_CORNER_ROUNDING 0 // [0 to 100]
// — Advanced SMAA settings —
#define COLOR_EDGE_DETECTION 1
#define SMAA_DIRECTX9_LINEAR_BLEND 0

HDR settings 
#define HDRPower 1.1 // [0.00 to 8.00]
#define radius2 0.87 // [0.00 to 8.00]

LumaSharpen settings 
// — Sharpening —
#define sharp_strength 0.60 // [0.10 to 3.00]
#define sharp_clamp 0.035 // [0.000 to 1.000]
// — Advanced sharpening settings —
#define pattern 2 // [1|2|3|4]
#define offset_bias 1.0 // [0.0 to 6.0]

Vibrance settings 
#define Vibrance 0.15 // [-1.00 to 1.00]

-Directx 10 Version-

Choose the four effects in SweetFX setting txt file in below // Set to 1 for ON or 0 for OFF

#define USE_SMAA_ANTIALIASING 1 // [0 or 1]
#define USE_HDR 1 // [0 or 1]
#define USE_LUMASHARPEN 1 // [0 or 1]
#define USE_VIBRANCE 1 // [0 or 1]

SMAA Anti-aliasing settings
#define SMAA_THRESHOLD 0.10 // [0.05 to 0.20]
#define SMAA_MAX_SEARCH_STEPS 16 // [0 to 98]
#define SMAA_MAX_SEARCH_STEPS_DIAG 6 // [0 to 16]
#define SMAA_CORNER_ROUNDING 0 // [0 to 100]
// — Advanced SMAA settings —
#define COLOR_EDGE_DETECTION 1
#define SMAA_DIRECTX9_LINEAR_BLEND 0

HDR settings 
#define HDRPower 1.4 // [0.00 to 8.00]
#define radius2 0.87 // [0.00 to 8.00]

LumaSharpen settings 
// — Sharpening —
#define sharp_strength 2.0 // [0.10 to 3.00]
#define sharp_clamp 0.035 // [0.000 to 1.000]
// — Advanced sharpening settings —
#define pattern 2 // [1|2|3|4]
#define offset_bias 1.0 // [0.0 to 6.0]

Vibrance settings 
#define Vibrance 0.15 // [-1.00 to 1.00]

5. Adjust gamma. The default brightness in AOC is quite dark, I would just adjust gamma in game to 1.3@DX9 / 1.4-1.5 @DX10 but not brightness. However the brightness/Contrast setting of our monitors are different so you have to adjust it according to your monitor until you can see the detail of object in shadow/dark place.

Gamma Comparison

Gamma Comparison

Gamma Setting

Gamma Setting

And it is done!!!

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9 thoughts on “Henryx’s DreamWorld Setting

  1. Codename_

    Hi :)

    Could you please upload you Settings-File? I configured it the same like you but it doesn’t look a bit like your game (its insanely flashy and light colored) ^^

    Reply

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