The Witcher 2
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Preset for Nvidia Freestyle to achieve an in-game oppressive and grimier look.

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The world of The Witcher can get quite bleak and grim: non-humans burn at stakes,
a brutal racist war between Scoia'taels and humans, rape, poverty, horrifying and terrible deadly monsters stalk the population,
political conspiracies, death in every corner...

The goal of Grimier Ambience is to achieve an in-game atmosphere according to the story that it's trying to tell.

So, I have created these personal tweaks for using with Nvidia Freestyle.
Since presets cannot be shared with Nvidia Freestyle, unlike ReShade,
a PDF with the necessary instructions can be found in the Files section.

On the other hand, in the Files section you can also find a mod with a simple solution to
the bad shadows quality problem to improve the graphic quality of the game an actual huge deal.

1º) Grimier Ambience:
     set up Nvidia Filters like the PDF's instructions.

2º) Bad shadows quality solution:
        - Put the "User.ini" file in "Documents"> "Witcher 2"> "Config".
        - Then, you have to set it as "read only"
          (opening the launcher settings will overwrite it,
          and you will have to do it again. So once installed, don't
          change any graphical options in the game or the
  • You can ompare the huge difference in the releated videos: the sample gameplay was recorded without the fix, the video "Bad shadows quality fix" was recorded with the change already made.

There are many more mods that can help you get a more grimier setting,
but I think it depends on personal preference.
These mods are the basics, the essentials.
If you would like to know what mods I use with this ambience or, simply,
you are looking for interesting mods, I invite you to visit my uploaded screenshots at my profile (The Witcher 2 section).
There I upload interesting screenshots and try to publicize other mods.

One more thing you should know!
Pros and cons of using  Nvidia Filters:

    - It is very effective and user friendly.
    - You can choose different presets in the middle of the game.

   - You cannot share presets files like with Reshade.
   - Every time Nvidia updates, the settings of the
     presets are reset and must be reconfigured.
   - It is possible that some update from Nvidia changes the value of the effects,
    and the same configuration does not have exactly the same effect as before (it has happened to me before).

In this case, if I realize it, I will update the configuration and upload it again.

If you want the same atmosphere for The Witcher III: Wild Hunt,
check this out: Killing Monsters Ambience.

If you want the same atmosphere for The Witcher,
check this out: Grimier Ambience.

This is from the community for the community,
anyone can do whatever they want with these files.

Good luck on The Path.