Mod Community Graphics ENB | TimeCycle | VisualSettings 2.6

I've invested 60+ hours fine tuning this project, and am very pleased to share these results with the GTA5 mod community! Your input has continued to shape this graphics overhaul!

If you want to buy me a beer for my efforts, please use the Donation button ;)
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This is a total graphics overhaul of GTA5's visualsettings, timecycles and most weather files. Custom ENB settings included!

Please link to this page in any videos you make using this mod so others will know where to go download it!

  • Removed Chromatic Aberration, PostFX Noise & Vignetting
  • Realism - Color correction to timecycle and weathers, realistic Fog levels, increased view of the horizon (FarClip) and blur range (DoF, Bokeh)
  • Removed the "glow" often seen around player
  • Tweaked Bloom, Lighting, Headlights & Vehicle Interior lights, Emissive lights, Street lights, Spotlights, etc
  • Increased Rain particles & Ripple impact effects
  • Increased Cloud size, Detail and Speed
  • Increased Underwater Visibility
  • Lowered the amount of DoF being applied at Close, Medium and Far ranges
  • Increased Shadow Cascade Scaling
  • Increased Weather duration
  • Removed Motion Blur from First Person View
  • All Weathers (EXCEPT Snow Weathers) have been fully Optimized

  • OPTIONAL: THREE additional TimeCycle's offering Minimal Fog, slightly more than Minimal Fog & No Fog.

  • OPTIONAL: SpaceEngine Moon & Starfield Skydome Replacement; Highly Recommended!

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    This mod requires OpenIV to install

    Make a backup of your update.rpf file! Swap the backup for the modded file when you want to play Online!

    1) Download ENB from http://enbdev.com/mod_gta5_v0275.htm & drag-n-drop those files into your base /Grand Theft Auto V/ folder.
    2) Copy my ENB files into your base GTAV installation directory and replace all files when prompted.

    1) Use Edit Mode with the latest version of OpenIV
    2) In your /update/ folder, Open "update.rpf"
    3) Open the "common" folder, then open the /data/ folder
    4) Drag and drop the "visualsettings.dat" & "hbaosettings.xml" files from my mod download into the data folder.
    5) Navigate to the update.rpf/common/data/timecycle/ folder & drag and drop all the files from my timecycle folder.
    6) Close OpenIV, Start Game and enjoy!

    1) Using OpenIV in Edit Mode, open up x64a.rpf, then navigate to /textures/ and replace skydome.ytd with this one! No need to rebuild!


  • v2.6 - Made tons of improvements across all timecycle files & visualsettings as well as new ENB settings!
  • v2.5 - Made further tweaks to ENB settings. Made installation instructions a bit easier to understand. Removed SweetFX files so people will be less confused about installation. Now you can use any other ReShade/SweetFX settings you want OR make your own! The new screenshots are using only timecycle, visualsettings, hbaosettings & ENB files
  • v2.4.3 - Updated to the new ENB version 0.275 settings! Remember, Shift+Enter to open ENB options if you want to play with settings!
  • v2.4.1 - Fixed the color issue that sometimes occurs when clear weather begins
  • v2.4 - This is a BIG update! I'm including a new set of TimeCycle & weather files that I've been working on for the past week. These timecycle's include color corrections that increase Realism!
  • v2.3.1 - Updated the ftimecycle_mods_1 file, fixed reflections. Big thanks to MoN09 for finding the exact problem!
  • v2.3 - Updated ENB to the latest version 0.272
  • v2.2.2 - Quick update to the SweetFX_Settings file which fixes incorrect color reflections on water
  • v2.2.1 - Quick update as I just noticed the new version of ENB is out! Taking full advantage of High Quality MSAA (only works if MSAA is turned on) and I lowered particles a bit for more realistic night lights
  • v2.2 - Edited ENB settings as well as SweetFX. Made nights a little less impossible to see in and corrected colors some more
  • v2.1.1 - New skydome replacement has a darker starfield, and looks MUCH much better with ENB + SweetFX (check out the new screenshot!) Also, I can no longer share the main dll files for the shaders. New instructions are up above on how to install them. Sorry for any inconvenience, but this is technically how everyone should be sharing their settings according to the rules of their distribution
  • v2.1 - In an attempt to get my ENB + ShaderFX working for more people, I tweaked a fresh download of SweetFX 2.0 from the ground up for warmth & visuals that make you want to take a ton of screenshots! Nights are darker, and if you want to change that, simply open the sweetfx_settings file in notepad, scroll down to the "Levels" setting, and change the first value until you find your sweet spot.

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    Thanks to the geniuses behind OpenIV! http://openiv.com/
    Thanks to Boris Vorontsov for ENB! http://enbdev.com/

    Please do NOT re-upload this mod to any other site without my permission! Seriously, I put a lot of work into this! While I do make considerations for non-English sites, PLEASE contact me on Facebook first! If anything else, feel free to share a link to this page for the download!
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    First Uploaded: May 11, 2015
    Last Updated: September 17, 2016
    Last Downloaded: 12 minutes ago


    • Default

      fps impact without the enb?

      September 20, 2016
    • A0287a mtxx 20170305153926 mr1488699706184

      So I have to install ENB and Graphics files both too?Or just graphics file?

      September 20, 2016
    • B7e662 male face h5 icon

      @ubtri i hope you will improve it more and more,because i like it too much,i wanna see more sharpen picture and more reflections if its possible :) thanks for this mod

      September 20, 2016
    • 1c6452 robot me

      @Sun_Ray I honestly think the reflections are a bit too high, hehe. I appreciate the support! Oh and if you want a sharper picture, I'd recommend using a ReShade or SweetFX to go along with my mod. I'm actually using the Redux(Original) ReShade setting with my myd and it looks quite good. Nothing wrong with mixing mods up to suit your taste! It's why this is called "Mod Community Graphics" :)

      September 27, 2016
    • 1c6452 robot me

      @Oscar5168 The ENB helps with color adjustments for the various times of day and night, but it isn't required for the rest of the mod to work.

      September 27, 2016
    • 1c6452 robot me

      @epidemick92 It improves FPS without ENB

      September 27, 2016
    • 95bbb5 fav cosplay

      ubtri, nice job on the visual mod and adjustments, fo' real, this is by far the BEST LOOKING, and not that much consuming fps-wise, visual mod out there, trust me i "tested" alot of them and this one is the most stable for by rig


      at midnight, on neutral, i can see all the distant (far and not-that-close) light sourses "poping" (i do not know the exact definition/name for this "bug") through all textures


      i know those are light sources because when i use a trainer too remove all cars/vehicles all the red dots disapear and some white ones, i believe the rest are from lightposts

      i have instaled your ENB with the no fog timecycles and without the skydome... pls do not tell is from the missing skydome cause i really like mine!

      and another thing... how can i bring up the live panel overlay from enb ?

      September 28, 2016
    • 1c6452 robot me

      @RYAN I attempted to recreate your issue but was not successful (not using any skydome replacement) -- Wish I could help out more. Neutral is one weather that sometimes looks funky, tbh...

      Thank you for your support, I do wish I could figure out how to solve your issue!

      September 29, 2016
    • 95bbb5 fav cosplay


      you are right, Neutral on some mods(many mods) gets the sky green with a bright teal fade during some ingame hours

      issue resolved, i switched to DX10.1 then back to DX11, the distant light source dots no longer appear on top of closer textures; the skydome was not the issue, clearly.

      http://oi66.tinypic.com/24zcdoh.jpg Neutral
      http://oi68.tinypic.com/wgt05h.jpg Rain difference

      now... how can i bring up the live panel overlay from enb ?
      or increase the reflection on cars surfaces

      i want an almost mirror-like reflection on chrome cars

      September 29, 2016
    • 1c6452 robot me

      @RYAN Sorry, Shift+Enter opens the ENB menu

      September 29, 2016
    • 95bbb5 fav cosplay

      Does anyone know how to fully disable (or make them 100% transparent) showing of water splashes from all raining (Neutral, Clearing, Rain & Thunder) weathers ?

      by splash i mean the cone shaped splash that results from the water droplet impacting an wet surface

      September 30, 2016
    • 1c6452 robot me

      @RYAN If I recall correctly, that's located in the visualsettings file

      October 01, 2016
    • Tubeguy

      I can play GTA ONLINE with this mod?

      October 14, 2016
    • Default

      hi, which setting or settings removes the glow round people? That's all i want to remove from my install

      November 23, 2016
    • Default

      Can i use this mode in my laptop low end
      intel i3 1.7GHz intel HD 4400 512mb video memory 4gb ram

      January 14, 2017
    • 9a3d34 picasion.com 76244cb3be3cfc40f264471481312f55

      @ubtri Quick question, Will this cause FPS Drops even if I don't use ENB?

      January 23, 2017
    • Ef2cd5 avatar1

      I wanted to thank You for Your work! I have tried various timecycle/ENB/SweetFX combos by self-configuring/mod-mixing & etc. This mod with some fine tuning on the ENB panel has given me BY FAR the best experience on my current rig. It means the most "realistic" color-gamma & weather settings, not to mention FPS-friendliness, which is truly the most important factor. Your mod basically outperforms all the others, that I´ve tried in that aspect.

      CPU: FX-8350
      GPU: R9 280X
      RAM: DDR3 2x8GB
      Game runs on standard HDD instead of SSD and with this mod I experience kind of stabile 30FPS in very high to ultra settings on 1080p

      February 01, 2017
    • Jimmy

      WELL HOLY SHIT! been looking for a good graphics mod that wouldnt kill my fps and this gives me a steady 75 when i cap it. Awesome Mod man thank you for all your hard work!

      February 11, 2017
    • 904bb5 supermario

      I also tried a few timecycle mods but this here is da BEST! Thanks

      February 23, 2017
    • Gtao40

      Can't extract files, there is an error.

      May 11, 2017
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