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Simple and Effective Dithering 1.0

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Hello there!....

(Please, read the whole description)

Probably a lot of GTA V players have experienced this disgusting and annoying artifact, called "Banding".


Banding is when colours represented in computer graphics are not following a smoother transition between tonalities, including games, resulting in ugly and contrasting color strips, instead of one soft, eye-candy gradient.


-Here some examples in-game:

http://prod.hosted.cloud.rockstargames.com/ugc/gta5photo/XRGZozHq_kelkJCVq3JsQA_0_0.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/2NdmfSo.jpg


Basically, it is caused because the lack of a dithering feature, which, sadly, was not implemented by Rockstar in the game, and it alyaws have been present, since Xbox 360 - PS3 versions. Some users might try increasing their monitor brightness, but that is not a real fix, and all the environment and surrounding objects are affected.

You can say: "But dude, SweetFX already has a that!" Yes, but it does not reduce gradient banding, it prevent the game from creating additional artifacts, and it´s not very efficient, sometimes it works, but most of the times it has no visible effect. However, i recommend to use both at the same time, SweetFX + my mod.

This little enhancement will fix the 99.9% of the banding issues in the game, injecting a considerable amount of dithering, filling all the environment with grain, preventing gradients from "having power there". And it keeps the image quality at 99 percent(because very subtle noise).


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Feature(s):

-Fixed color banding in dark areas, nightfall-night time, and during foggy, smog, snow and blizzard weathers.

- No FPS drops

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Notes:

-For some strange reason, the quality of the screenshots was greatly decreased when exported, even those captured with Rockstar Editor, but in game, banding will be totally unnoticeable.

-Some of the images looks "dirty" because i increased the noise intensity, reducing even more the gradient borders.

- I will release an update soon, adding new different options for all tastes! Also comparison pictures.


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Installation:

-With Open IV, go to: ****/******/**********/******/****/*********/***************, extract to some random location, open with any text editor and search this line:



... You might say, WTF is this!? Are you trying to fool us!? Instructions are inside the ReadMe...

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I decided to just include a readme, because editing the file is extremely easy, just a few lines must be added, and since many users have graphic mods installed, replacing the file will make them to lose their custom graphic mods :)





Your eyes will be eternally grateful with this, and they won't "bleed" anymore!








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First Uploaded: October 05, 2016
Last Updated: October 05, 2016
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October 05, 2016

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