NieR: Automata

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A reshade preset that aims to make the image appear crisp and clean while keeping the original asthetics.

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My NieR Replicant Preset

I used it together with SpecialK and the texturepack only.
If you plan on using it with other mods like Bande or the LOD fix, I highly recommend you look up The Definitive NieR Automata Experience to avoid any problems.

If you don't want to, do this:

Extract into your NieRAutomata folder.

New Darkness Adaptation comparison
Second slider comparison

To switch presets open ReShade by pressing home/pos1/yourlocalkeyboardequivalent
And click on what the arrow points at so the dropdown menu appears.
From then on it's straight forward: Choose the one you want or navigate to where your preset of choice is located.

If something is not to your liking, for example..
This is too bright! - adjust this
This is too vibrant! - adjust the chroma slider visible in the linked screenshot above
This is too sharp! - I'd suggest adjusting deblurs intensity in that case.

Relatively important:
This is at least the case for AMD RDNA GPU's (5000 & 6000 series). Or something on my end is wrong.
In any case, off with that shit if you think your image looks weirdly aliased. ReShades SMAA is way superior in this case. Sad.

Game Setting Stuff:

Check your brightness levels ingame. I have it at 4 for the new Preset, 8 for the old. Adjust that to your liking, really.
I'd recommend disabling Ambient Occlusion if you're using a Nvidia GPU. It's apparently broken on them now. 

Some more Info:

You can select hotkeys for single shaders by right clicking them.
Same goes for Presets. Previous/Next is hotkeyable.
Selecting 'Performance Mode' in the bottom right corner of ReShade can help with preset transitions. I think.

I recently switched to an IPS panel and realised that the new preset may be a little too dark for non TN panels.
If you feel like it's too dark, try messing around with the luma slider of LUT until you like it. :)
Same goes for CAS (ContrastAdaptiveSharpening), if your image is too sharp for your liking, lower it's intensity or disable it.

Now you're done. Have fun! :)
If there's anything wrong or hard to understand, feel free to ask for help.
To anyone who downloads this Preset, thanks. c:
Also, Prod80 is a pretty awesome dude who's developed some awesome shaders, if I may say so.