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About this mod

This is meant to enhance the overall games appearance. Bringing out the true colors and definition in the game. Giving you a sharper and clearer picture. Video's included.

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A File of the Month
for March 2017

Thanks very much all.

Original ENB with SweetFX here
Also works with Fallout New Vegas

To Install:

ENB with SweetFX

Download and extract to the following location:
Steam - C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\
Fallout 3 goty
GOG - C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG Galaxy\Games\
Fallout 3

Download the Additional Library files here
Extract one of the four files to the same folder location as above.

Start and play. (Set in-game settings, adjust brightness)

Reshade with SweetFX

Download and extract to the following location:
Steam -C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 3 goty
GOG - C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG Galaxy\Games\Fallout 3

- Do the below reshade update as directed.
Do not use with version 1.0A only 1.0.

Start and play. (Set in-game settings, adjust brightness)

To Uninstall

Simply goto the game folder and remove the placed files.

How to update the reshade and sweetfx.DO NOT Use with 1.0A as it will offset colors and setup.

Download and install Reshade version 3.4.0
Install over top of this mod in the game folder for it to update the required files.
- Download and run the ReShade Setup.exe
- Click Select Game and Direct it to
Steam -C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 3 goty\Fallout3.exe
GOG - C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG Galaxy\Games\Fallout 3\Fallout3.exe
- Select rendering API - click the Direct3D 9 and tell it to overwrite the existing installation when asked.
- Say Yes to overwrite.
- Say No to installing reshade shaders.
Once finished close the installer bar.

Start the game and use "Scroll Lock" to toggle the effects.
Press Shift+F2 to to open Reshade panel.
Click the + in the top right and create the filename, call it fo3, press enter and complete the setup.
You will see the sweetfx.fx and reshade.fx listed and checked.
Save and close.

Any changes for the effects are to be made through the SweetFX_settings.txt.


Videos with reshade and sweetfx.


Trouble Shooting: Mod

Install the DX9 final release if you haven't done so previously. DX9 Final Release June2010
DX install: Download and run the file, tell it to extract to c:\dx, then after goto c:\dx and run the dxsetup file.
This will not downgrade your DirectX but rather add support files required by ENB, Reshade and SweetFX.

Check to make sure you are using the newest graphics drivers.
Try disabling any turbo or overclocking software.


Mod Information.

This is meant to enhance the overall games appearance.
To make adjustments to the sweetfx settings goto the SweetFX_settings.txt, found in the SweetFX folder.
Using "Scroll Lock" will enable and disable the effects
Using the Printscreen, will generate ingame screenshots. They can be found placed in the game folder, where the files were placed.

Use FastStone Image Viewer, to convert your screenshots to jpg or other formats.

Alternate presets found here

Download Cleanmem here to help improve your games and gameplay.

Nvidia Users.
Enable DSR here
Game supports both DSR and MFAA

ATI Users:
Enable VSR here.


Open Source

As of January 1st 2017, ReShade is open sourced under the terms and conditions of the BSD 3-clause license! You can help development with your own contributions via the official GitHub repository.

For the newest versions and information go here


Thanks to Christian Jensen ( and Crosire for reshade and sweetfx.
Thanks also to Nexus and the Nexus Community.

I hope you find these programs and adjustments helpful at making your game more enjoyable.