WRC FIA World Rally Championship
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About this mod

- remove black sticker tint in cockpit front window
- reduce darkness in cockpit interior
- reduce cockpit glass tone map, dirt and damage
- reduce fog density

added shadertweaks (12/12/2019):
- increase global light at noon and weather type rain or cloudy

See description for full list.

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- description

Wrc 6 kicked off the new, and currently used (wrc 8), engine.
Unfortunately things didn't start so well, for instance the
cloud and rain weather conditions create a very dark almost
night like atmosphere in all stages during daytime..., plus a
dynamic cockpit camera was introduced that well has it's
shortcomings alas not much can be done about this.

What is addressed is, the game does not have a gamma setting so the
sweetfx tone map reduces the rather heavy darkening and
a 'poor mans form of tessellation' gives the assets (cars, environment, etc)
a bit of relief and more definition, plus some smaa (anti alising)
and finally a number of shader tweaks with 3dmigoto.

added workaround (12/12/2019):
Darkness noon with rain or cloudy weather conditions all tracks
please see screenshots for result.

Despite these initial issues (most where tackled in wrc 8) the
game has a very solid handling (cars) and runs quite nicely
on lighter hardware (1050 gtx ti per example).

first six screenshots:
no shaderfix > shaderfix > shaderfix (modified with sweetfx)
Note! remaining screenshots left side unmodified, right side modified

full list:
shader tweaks with 3dmigoto:
- remove black sticker tint in cockpit front window
- reduce darkness in cockpit interior
- reduce cockpit glass tone map, dirt and damage
- reduce fog density

added shadertweaks (12/12/2019):
- increase global light at noon and weather type rain or cloudy
- increase presence road tarmac etc
- reduces darkness and desaturation crowd

sweetfx:
smaa (set fxaa in-game to 'off'), tone map reduces darkness,

removed in main package (12/12/2019):
bump and relief enhances / sharpens textures
replaced with a lumasharpen shader bump / relief is to noisy

- install

Copy the contents of the zip file to the install folder of wrc6, the folder which
contains wrc6.exe.

If you do not like using unverified dll's you can download 3dmigoto from
https://github.com/bo3b/3Dmigoto/releases
download version 1.3.16 and place the following dlls in the install dir of wrc6
d3d11.dll
d3dcompiler_46.dll
d3dx.ini
then copy ShaderCache and ShaderFixes from the zip file to the same dir aka folder.

download sweetfx from
https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/sweetfx-shader-suite-download.html
copy dxgi.dll (64bits) to the install dir aka folder of wrc 6.
Then copy the sweetfx folder plus SweetFX_preset.txt and SweetFX_settings.txt
to the install dir of wrc6.

- verify

After running the game and driving on any track (in cockpit view)
the folder ShaderFixes should contain the .bin versions:

1166d89e180b5f47-ps_replace.bin
83522b5f10d091e1-ps_replace.bin
86661a7a08fe1adf-ps_replace.bin
8ec0502e0e7b12d1-ps_replace.bin
a183771309d72c3d-ps_replace.bin
bb84f0b056ace8be-ps_replace.bin
be2bca0783b1c623-ps_replace.bin
d57cc221147ed189-ps_replace.bin

of

1166d89e180b5f47-ps_replace.txt
83522b5f10d091e1-ps_replace.txt
86661a7a08fe1adf-ps_replace.txt
8ec0502e0e7b12d1-ps_replace.txt
a183771309d72c3d-ps_replace.txt
bb84f0b056ace8be-ps_replace.txt
be2bca0783b1c623-ps_replace.txt
d57cc221147ed189-ps_replace.txt

This means that the file(s) .txt have been compiled by 3dmigoto (d3d11.dll)

- tested

Tested with version 1.053 of wrc 6 on win 7 / nvidia 1050gtx ti
See screenshots for settings game.

- performance

sweetfx / 3dmigoto gpu usage [email protected] fps
without - clock 1746Mhz gpu usage ~75%
with    - clock 1746Mhz gpu usage ~87%
approximately 12% increase (1050gtx ti on win 7)

- further tweaking

If you like you can compare the modified shader, ShaderCache contains
the original shader, to alter values.