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A cinematic visual preset for Fallout 4

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PLEASE: If you downloaded and liked my preset, don't forget to return here and click on "ENDORSE"! That's my only request to you! I've spent too much time and work with it, so endorsing my mod you will be helping me and  I will appreciate it so much. Thank you all!!

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Phoenix Cinematic is a custom preset for Fallout 4  that mixes ENB and Reshade resources to give  unique visuals without too heavy impact on performance. This mod contains many cinematic styles that can be changed ingame (See Optional Adjustments bellow)  with grim and dramatic atmosphere tendencies , built to suit the apocalyptic environment of Fallout 4.

 Natural and Atmospheric Commonwealth (NAC) mod by l00ping is REQUIRED for this preset to look as intended, and NAC Weathers option need to be enabled. Highly recommended to use the Depth of Field (DoF) Removal mod to disable  ingame DOF (because it may not work fine with my ENB DOF). 

*WARNING: Fallout 4 Enhanced Color Correction mod is NOT RECOMMENDED to be used with this preset. It will break the colors and contrast balance. If you are using it and want to use Phoenix Cinematic ENB-Reshade I highly suggest you to uninstall it. 
For a better  Institute lighting you should also install the Institute Patch from PRC miscellaneous files.


1- In the game launcher disable Ambient Occlusion (ENB already has it), and I recommend to use TAA for anti-aliasing method. WARNING: If you are AMD card user and have the "black and white screen" issue (see here) after installation, you have 2 choices to fix it: 1- Re-enable the Ambient Occlusion (and probably get some FPS loss) or 2- Disable the Wetness effect in launcher advanced options. At this moment is unknown to me if NVIDIA users can have this problem. 

2- Download the latest Reshade from:
3-  Run the executable to install the Reshade in the Fallout 4 main folder ( click on Select Game > Go to game folder and click on Fallout4.exe > Open > Click on Direct3D10+ >Yes > wait download > In the shaders window click on "Uncheck All" and select ONLY the following shaders: AmbientLight.fx, Curves.fx, FakeHDR.fx, Tonemap.fx and Vibrance.fx > Ok > DONE > Close );
ATTENTION: The firewall from some antiviruses can block the download of shader files during Reshade installation (Message: "Unable to Finish Download"). If it is happening to you turn off the firewall temporalily and try to install Reshade again. In some cases even Windows can block the Reshade installation and you will need to check the options in Windows Warning to go on with the install. There is not any viruses in these files, its a false positive.

4- Download the latest ENBseries  from:
, open it and extract ONLY the files d3d11.dll and d3dcompiler_46e.dll from wrapper version folder to your Fallout 4 main folder; 

5- Download Phoenix Cinematic ENB Reshade from files section of this Nexus page, open it  and extract the content to your Fallout 4 folder; 

6- Run the game , Shift + F2 to open Reshade menu, click on "continue" and select "Phoenix.ini" , click on Continue > Continue > Finish > close the menu. UPDATE: With the new version of Reshade this step is no more necessary. Phoenix.ini file will be loaded automatically, so only open the game and check the visuals. Now "Home" key is used to open Reshade ingame menu, no more shift + F2.



1-  enblocal.ini [Memory] settings: Its  recommended that you configure the line VideoMemorySizeMB in enblocal.ini file (that is inside Fallout 4 folder). This video can help to find the best value for your system. 

2- Changing the Cinematic Styles: You can change the color palette at any time ingame. Shift + Space to open ENB menu, expand the ENBEFFECT.FX on the right window and choose your style on TECHNIQUE options (see here). If you want to keep a certain style, click on SAVE CONFIGURATION, in the left window. 

3- Letterbox Effect: This effect is enabled by default. You can disable it in ENB ingame menu (shift + Space) in ENBEFFECTPOSTPASS.FX (see here). Click on SAVE CONFIGURATION after the change.

4- A note about NAC features: Some few clear Weathers from NAC can give a very bright visual. If it bothers you so my suggestion is to disable these weathers  in NAC weathers settings. I also recommend to add 1 in Gamma Up, on NACFX settings!


In the Fallout 4 folder, delete: enbseries folder ; Reshade - Shaders folder ; d3d11.dll ; d3dcompiler_46e.dll ; enblocal.ini ; enbseries.ini ; Phoenix.ini, Reshade.ini and the 2 dxgi files .

*** Reshade.ini file was introduced in Reshade version 3.4.1. If using previous versions you do not have it but you will have  another dxgi  file to delete instead: dxgi.ini.  


 IMPORTANT: Before update to a new version of this preset please uninstall the previous one! 


My specs : Intel i5 4690 3,5-3,9 Ghz ; GTX 1070  8gb VRAM and 16 gb RAM . I'm running the game + this preset with 60 FPS in about 80% of gameplay time (1920 x 1080 resolution) . But Fallout 4 has drops in some places even without ENB or Reshade. Consider reducing godrays , shadow distance and quality if you need more FPS. You also can reduce your grass density increasing the value of iMinGrassSize=** Fallout4.ini file. In Graphics card control panel some settings can also increase performance. If after these settings you still need more FPS you can disable ENB DOF and/or SSAO in ENB menu (shift + Space). I also recommend this mod to help with framerate.


- Bethesda for Fallout 4 
- Boris Vorontsov for ENBseries 
- Crosire for Reshade Framework
- Marty MCFly for ENB ADOF shader 
- JawZ for enbeffectpostpass shaders (from MLS)
- MaxG3D and Firemanaf for the bloom shader