R☆hancer Photorealism Mod Revision 3.0

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Update 3.0 is up. Complete revision of R☆hancer
Only one weather setup so far, without tons of options. They'll be available soon as well + comparison video + new set of screenshots
Version 2.0 is available on MEGA: https://goo.gl/nt6JRP

List of features:
Full rework of weathers
Custom ReShade preset for best realistic look
Natural lighting
Natural bloom
Natural fog
Reduced Rayleigh scattering aka "blue haze"
Light pollution fixes
Dark nights
Bright natural days
Enhanced reflections
Enhanced water reflections
Noise+Chromatic aberration removal
Higher shadow cascade

Enhanced rain:
More particles
Better puddles
Better drop size
Better particle shadows

Car lighting rework:
Increased light distance
Brighter & more visible light FROM head-, tail-, extra-, emergency\siren- lights
Better Emissive lights + Day\Night separation tweaks


ver 3.0

Complete revision of R*Hancer
Only one weather setup so far.
Reshade preset was reworked for new weathers, and now it's completely optional, you can use just weathers if you want.

ver 2.0

Added "Dark VanillaShadows" option with unchanged vanilla ambient brightness. If you like deep dark shadows - it's for you.
reworked fog options:
In "low fog" smog weather replaced with weather similar to extra sunny, but with slightly more fog and haze
Thick fog renamed to "Medium fog"
added new "Thick fog + Blue Haze", it has denser fogand blue haze in the distance, that completely hides horizon line

Added completely vanilla weathers with lowered fog, better reflections, better water reflections, better headlights and other improvements for best vanilla experience and compatibility with evey single reshade preset out there ever made for GTAV

Tons of bugfixes for extrasunny, cloudy, and clear. Overall fog enhancements

Added Reshade preset by Dr.Awesome


1. Copy content of "ReShade preset" folder into your Grand Theft Auto 5 folder
This preset was made to enhance visuals of new weathers, fix bugs and give it natural&realistic (in my sole opinion) feel. I do recommend using only this preset. It's all up to you.
2. Run OpenIV with "Edit mode" enabled
3. Navigate to update\update.rpf\common\data\
4. Choose one visualsettings.dat from available options included in RHancer archive:
Lights & Rain Enhancement
Car Lights Enhancement
Rain Enhancement
5. Drag and drop visualsettings.dat into update\update.rpf\common\data\
6. Navigate to update\update.rpf\common\data\timecycle
7. Choose weathers&timecycles from available options included in RHancer archive:
Each option has it's own options, ex.: Low Fog\Realistic\High Reflections or Thick fog\Vanilla nights\Enhanced vanilla reflections
Low fog
Thick fog
Realistic (dark nights, bright days. recommended
Vanilla brightness days + dark nights
Vanilla brightness days and nights
Vanilla brightness nights + bright days
Enhanced vanilla reflections
High reflections
8. Drag and drop all files from chosen optional folder into update\update.rpf\common\data\timecycle
9. Extra. If you want to remove noise and chromatic aberration - select all files from "Noise + aberration removal" and drag and drop them into update\update.rpf\common\data\timecycle

All backup files are included. Install backup files in the same way as modded ones.

Contact information:
Skype: Xilandro
steam http://steamcommunity.com/id/Xilandro
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/c/xilandro

If you really want to donate - just send me some trading cards in steam, it's more than enough haha

Grand Theft Auto V by Rockstar
Close to perfection lighting by Pierre-Yves Donzallaz
OpenIV by OpenIV team for providing tools to make mods possible
ReShade by Crosire
SweetFX by CeeJay.dk

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  • 506b8c dfdwujlq
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    And I'm back. Made few shots of wip version http://imgur.com/a/gOp2i
    nothing fancy, and on your screens it might look a) too warm, b) too high contrast, due to my monitor's shit calibration.

    April 16, 2017
  • 506b8c dfdwujlq

    @theblues no. Don't touch stuff that's outside the "mods" folder. Whatever you do to the game - do it always in "mods" folder. Otherwise you will break the game.

    May 04, 2017
  • Default

    @Xilandro Ok, thanks you so much :)

    May 04, 2017
  • 4735b0 gg

    @Xilandro Where can I get 2.0? The download on Mega is down :)

    May 06, 2017
  • 506b8c dfdwujlq

    @bur587 ugh, that's bad. I'll look for it on my backup drive, but I don't think I still have it, sorry =\

    May 06, 2017
  • 4735b0 gg

    @Xilandro Its ok :) 3.0 looks awesome

    May 06, 2017
  • 506b8c dfdwujlq

    @bur587 found it! Here's the archive with all versions, including beta, if you want to give it a try :) https://goo.gl/BmpmGr

    May 07, 2017
  • 4735b0 gg

    @Xilandro Thank you!!!

    May 08, 2017
  • 672c89 2016 02 s07
  • 506b8c dfdwujlq

    @Himura Nice vid, makes me feel uncomfortable, cuz I haven't seen rhancer in action in quite some time, while working on the update that changed pretty much everything

    9 days ago
  • 672c89 2016 02 s07

    @xilandro when the new uptade?

    9 days ago
  • 506b8c dfdwujlq

    @Himura not sure yet. Soon-ish. Maybe weeks.

    9 days ago
  • 506b8c dfdwujlq

    Quick announcement. Tonight I've made a breakthrough in GTAV graphics modding, that will change everything. Once I'm done with rHancer (hopefully, soon), @Razed and I will team up to create something new, something better. And trust me on this, it will be better than anything we could have imagined before.

    7 days ago
  • B4e1b8 untitled 2

    @Xilandro Just now saw the exact same post on NV's comment section.

    7 days ago
  • 506b8c dfdwujlq
    7 days ago
  • E58ba8 skÎdrow

    Do you work with Razed together at a mod for gta?

    7 days ago
  • 506b8c dfdwujlq

    @Skîdrow yes, but we're finishing our mods first.

    7 days ago
  • E58ba8 skÎdrow

    Tank You. Good Luck
    You made it

    7 days ago
  • 657ece 2015 02 17 16 12 15

    @Xilandro Very exciting, so glad you're back man.

    6 days ago
  • E58ba8 skÎdrow

    I believe you have found a way to work at the game engine

    6 days ago
  • B4e1b8 untitled 2

    @Xilandro I guess it's something related to lighting.

    6 days ago
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