The Witcher 3

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Tweaked settings for better shadow casting and shadow resolution. Fix clipped interior shadows and popping shadows on the wild.

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This mod only tweaks shadow settings in "user.settings" to fix those annoying shadows flickering and clipping inside buildings.
Also increase distance and resolution of shadows for fences, roofs and trees.
No more shadow popping few steps away from Geralt nose.
Check images. Screenshots speaks for themselves.

The GPU performance impact of this mod is minimal. If your FPS are solid on Ultra Shadow Quality, you won't notice anything.
For low-spec PC maybe a small drop, between 1-5. It could even increase them in cities or inns, places with a few NPCs stacked.


If you like ProShadows, remember endorse!
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[INSTALLATION]

EASY INSTALL

Follow the install instructions in TW3MM description to configure the program. Then you only need to install ProShadows as any other mod. Click Add on Mod Manager window and select the downloaded ProShadows file, the program will do the rest.


MANUAL INSTALL

-Go to "<UserName>/Documents/The Witcher 3/".
-(Optional) Make a backup of "user.settings" and "user.settings.bak".
-Delete "user.settings.bak". Open "user.settings" with any text editor.
-Look for the following lines and delete them. If you didn't edit this file before, probably some of the lines won't be there:


CascadeShadowFadeTreshold=
CascadeShadowDistanceScale0=
CascadeShadowDistanceScale1=
CascadeShadowDistanceScale2=
CascadeShadowDistanceScale3=
MaxCascadeCount=

MaxCubeShadowSize=
MaxSpotShadowSize=
MaxTerrainShadowAtlasCount=
CascadeShadowmapSize=
CascadeShadowQuality=
CharacterShadowsFallbackDistance=


-Save changes and go to ProShadows downloaded file. Ignore "content" folder, it's only there for TW3MM.
-Open "user.settings.part.txt" inside ProShadows, select all except "[Rendering]" and copy.
-Go back to your "user.settings" and look for "[Rendering]", paste the lines right below and save changes. Done.



In-game, you will see the Shadow Quality slider at Low. The game put it there by default when you edit manually some of the parameters affected by the sliders. The new shadow real quality is slightly above Ultra.
Don't move the Shadow Quality slider or ProShadows changes will be overwritten.

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[UNINSTALLATION]

EASY UNINSTALL

In TW3MM window, right click on ProShadows and Uninstall. In-game, move the Shadow Quality slider to the preset of your choice. Done.

MANUAL UNINSTALL

-Go to "<UserName>/Documents/The Witcher 3/" and open "user.settings".
-Look for the lines added during installation, delete them and save.
-In-game, move the Shadow Quality slider to the preset of your choice. Done.


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If you like this mod, check my other mods:

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