Fallout 4

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.

Permissions and credits
April 2022 Update: Alternate SweetFX Settings (requires 1.3 install first)
1.3a version has added SMAA to it
1.3b  version has added SMAA and removed Chroma for a closer colormatch.

To Install

Download and extract to the following location:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 4

Start and play. (Set in-game settings)

To Change SweetFX settings file: 1.3a/b

Take the SweetFX_settings.txt and place in your game folder sweetFX folder
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 4\SweetFX\

To Uninstall

Simply goto the game folder and remove the placed files.


If it appears over-saturated or if you prefer normal coloration
Make the following change to the Fallout 4\SweetFX\SweetFX_settings.txt
Open the file in notepad

Adjust the line under "Curves settings"
Change "#define Curves_mode" to 0 and save then close the file.
This will remove chroma and just use luma color for settings, rather then the combination of both.
Closer to default game color.

Adjust the line under "Vibrance settings"
Change "#define Vibrance"  to a lower setting, example 0.21 or 0.16

If you want to increase the brightness in the game
Adjust the line under "HDR settings"
Change "#define HDRPower"  to a setting of 1.0, this will set it to game default levels.
*Also, try using 1.0150 shadows stand out just a bit more.
* lowering the number below 1.0, example 0.99 or lower will further increase brightness.

Save and close the file after any wanted changes.

Installing the Fallout4Custom.ini. - Optional

Explanation: Full list of changes under DOCS tab above.

This will help to optimize your game.
- Enables background loading and Multi-threading commands to help smooth FPS and reduce stutter to improve performance
- Added display settings to help with game quality and corrects the issue with using multiple monitors and being unable to select your resolution.
- Added Setup for mod use
- Allows for an overall better game experience.

To Install:

Download and extract the Fallout4Custom.ini to Documents\My Games\Fallout4

Back-up your original if you like, then replace/overwrite it with the downloaded one.
If you do not have one yet, add it to the folder.

Additional Step:

(click the win10 start button & click the gear icon)
Go to Windows10 Settings, System, Display - Graphics settings
Click Browse and goto the game folder 
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 4
Select the Fallout4.exe

Once selected Fallout4.exe will appear under the "Browse" button.
Select it and click "options", select High performance and save.

To Uninstall:

Simply goto the Documents\My Games\Fallout4 and remove the same file.
The game will generate a new one.



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.

Custom ini information

This is a setup I have made to further improve performance and gameplay.
Check Readme above for line information.
Can be used alone or with the reshade and sweetfx.

Alternate presets found here

Download Cleanmem here to help improve your games and gameplay.

Nvidia Users.
Enable DSR here

ATI Users:
Enable VSR here.


Version 1.2 manual reshade update required.
Not required for version 1.3, already applied.

How to update the reshade and sweetfx.

Download and install Reshade version 3.4.1.
DO Not use any newer version of reshade, other than the one specified or
older as the newest reshades don't support the reshade with sweetfx

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 C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 4\Fallout4.exe
- Select rendering API - click the Direct3D 10+ 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 fo4 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.

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 Reshade.me


Thanks to Christian Jensen (CeeJay.dk) 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.