Welcome Welcome to my first contribution to this forum. I present you a graphical improvement for BeamNG.drive which makes use of the advanced post-processing tool ReShade to deliver a fresh and revamped realistic image in real time. It features an exquisite balance of high quality SMAA, DEPTH OF FIELD, HDR, HPD, GAUSS, LUMASHARPEN, VIBRANCE, LIFT GAMMA GAIN, COLOR MOD, FILMIC PASS and CROSS PROCESS. The performance is excelent, only about -5 FPS or less, the lowest from all presets to the date. This tool, together with my texture mods below, conform the Visual Enhancement Project (VEP). I recommend you first have a look at the thread guide below and please read carefully every section for a more fluid and trouble-free experience, as they provide very precise and useful information about this project. Almost every problem you may encounter is already solved in the troubleshooting section. Enjoy! Thread Guide Introduction Screenshots Install Instructions Troubleshooting Additional Information Texture Mods Did You Know...? User Reviews User Testimonials Special Thanks Introduction I am just a random user like you who got enough from the outdated visuals of BeamNG.drive. After years of little to no change, thinking that decent graphics were incompatible with such an advanced real-time physics simulation, I finally understood that the Torque3D engine was already long ago giving its best. This is why I stopped expecting a noticeable graphical improvement from the developers (at least on the medium term), and hence why I started trying different ReShade presets. But none of them convinced me, either because they took too many FPS, because they broke the original look of the game instead of enhancing it, because they did not result in the big change I was expecting, or all at once. So I realised that if I wanted a change, I had to do it myself. I then created the texture mods, as I thought it was pointless to release a ReShade preset without replacing some of the actual game files responsible for what I though were pretty poor effects clamoring for a change. Screenshots It is easier to appreciate the hidden beauty of BeamNG.drive in these still images. I also included before-and-after screenshots to show the drastic improvement achieved with ReShade. → → Install Instructions Download ReShade Framework 1.1 (~22 MB). Extract the "ReShade" folder, "ReShade.fx" and "ReShade64.dll" to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\BeamNG.drive\Bin64". Rename "ReShade64.dll" to "d3d11.dll". Download "cessni's 1.3.zip" below (~24 KB). Extract all 4 files into the "ReShade" folder and replace. Done. Launch the game. Troubleshooting Menu too bright? Change background color or use dark theme. Colours too washed out (or bright) OR colours too dark and colorful? Set your gamma back to 1.0. Still too washed out (or bright) AND you are using a Nvidia GPU with HDMI cable? Click here. Still too colorful? Open "SweetFX.cfg" and replace 1 for 0 in "USE_VIBRANCE 1". Performance too bad? Disable in-game antialiasing (Preset already includes quality SMAA). Still too bad? Open "SweetFX.cfg" and "McFX.cfg". Replace 1 for 0 in "USE_SMAA 1" and "USE_DEPTHOFFIELD 1", respectively. Key not working/Key not suitable for you? Edit "Common.cfg" with the information provided in "ReShade/PersonalFiles/KeyCodes.h". Additional Information Use "Scroll Lock" key to toggle the preset. Use "Print Screen" key to take screenshots. They are stored in the "Bin64" folder. Must have mods: Car Lights - Engine Sounds - Skid Sound - Crash Sound. Also try Car_Killer's preset. He inspired me to make mine. NEW! Try ignito's preset if you want an alternative and darker version (more info in link). To uninstall delete the "ReShade" folder, "ReShade.fx", and "d3d11.dll" in the "Bin64" folder. Texture Mods The other part of the VEP. The following mods were especially designed to improve the inmersion of the game by replacing some of the default textures and decals with entirely new ones, created from scratch using real life images. They work wonderfully with the preset, and don't involve any fps hit. So what are you waiting for? Download them now! Did You Know...? Did you know cessni's 1.3 (14/02/2016) has always been and still is... - The lightest (performance-wise) - The most downloaded (close to 3,000 downloads in one year) - The most realistic and game-changer (exquisitely balanced) - A completely error-free (no annoying error/warning messages) ...ReShade preset to the date for this game? And it's also the first and only one released along with the first pack of custom textures and effects (made from real photos). Its major flaw is the day/night difference in brightness (mostly due to the lack of HDR in the game for now). Big part of the time was spent on "optimizing" it, from version 1.1, through 1.2, which were similar looking but much worse in performance. User Reviews "I stumbled upon this while browsing the forums and decided to give it a try. Given my past experience with "visual upgrades" on games such as GTA 4 and 5, I always found they just added some filters but didn't change much, other than saturation. But this one here! It jumped the barrier and went all out: changed elements such as skid marks (which I find more realistic, even though they are still in development), dust particles, grass, sun light... It's all AMAZING! How could anyone not like this is beyond me. I feel as though they must be doing something wrong, because from what I've seen, this mod has taken BeamNG.drive to a whole new level. It doesn't feel left behind now. It makes me feel as if the graphics had been enhanced to match today's games. So to the author: Thank you. For the work you put in to create this!" -Dr.Balbarian (28/05/2017) User Testimonials "Seriously the best thing I've tried in a while" -WalrusVersionofCRAZYRACER "0/10, this mod took away many hours of my life" -Excelero "So realistic my mom thinks it's real!" -BuggattiVitesse1 “Barely any effect on performance” -FastestClassic “A clear improvement over the default” -CarlosAir "Best preset ever made!" -SandwichesANDmilk “Oh my god I'm in love” -CrashTherapy “I have no words” -Logi_Veloce “Excellent!” -Android_Fool Special Thanks crosire ReShade injector. randomshortguy Technical help. Mitki4a Showcase video. Dr.Balbarian Tutorial video and review. ignito Alternative preset.