Red Dead Redemption 2

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A simple Reshade preset and shaders pack for RDR2 DX12
This simple preset would give you simple realistic mimic with smaller performance hit.

Permissions and credits
R* (for created this beautiful game)
Timothy Lottes (EPIC)
Reshade Team (Crosire, CeeJay, Marty McFly, Thalixte, Ganossa/Hawk, Bacondither, Ioxa, Otis, Jose Negrete, et al. ~

What is this?

A simple Reshade preset and shaders pack for RDR2
This preset would give you simple realistic mimic with smaller performance hit.
It's NOT using heavy or complex  shaders (e.g AO, HDR, Ambient Light, etc); just simple shaders.

Side by Side result sample: Left (Vanilla) vs Right (Mod ON):

use this mod for playing online!

Notes before install:
- Make sure that you are running RDR2 in DirectX 12 mode (for Vulkan mode, I didn't try it yet. Since the batch file refused to run with Launcher).
- Clean-up/Move/Backup your previous Reshade files (dxgi.dll and their related files and folders) if you already installed it to your game.

How to Install:
- Extract files into the same folder with your game executable (RDR2.exe)

Command Keys:
INSERT: Toggle Effects ON/OFF (default is ON)
PAUSE : Toggle real-time side by side comparison (left = vanilla; right = with Mod) >> Only available for V1.4 or newer

Version and Revision History:

V1.0 = initial preview release
V1.0.1 = reduced reddish/magenta tint on shadow/lighting area from V1.0
V1.3D = 3D Stereoscopic Mode added; optimized for Passive 3D Monitor/3DTV (e.g LG Cinema 3D Series LED & OLED screen)
V1.4 = Beyond Ultra ~ Extreme Edition**  (Update: can be download from here )
**  Video  and screenshots for quick preview of V1.4; you may check it out on the bottom of this page.
V1.5 = Lite Edition (Liter and Faster, also optimized for Medium-High graphic settings for Mid-end PC system)
V1.7 = bring back hyper realistic lighting and colors that appeared in version 1.0. Added color saturation adjustment inside Reshade UI. Stripped away unnecessary detailing shader that made image over-sharpens.
V1.7.1 = Added Dark-Level adjustment inside Reshade UI. (slide it to minus (-) for brighter image and plus (+) for darker image).
V1.7.5 = VULKAN API version, based on new Reshade 4.5 (detail how to install and download file click here)

I hope you like this!

Chris Rubino

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Quick Preview Video for Beyond Ultra version(V1.4)

Screenshot preview for Extreme/Beyond Ultra Edition (V1.4):