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Version: 1.9b
by: Jizargo [More]
Disclaimer: I will do updates on this site first since I have direct access to it. So if this gets approved check ESOUI for updates in the future or my eso forums post.


(I highly recommend using Votan's Darker Nights addon. It will automatically adjust gamma levels according to the time of day)
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ESO Graphics Extender
1.9b




Finally the most massive ESO graphical overhaul has been released. With the newly released shader pack for Reshade 3.0.7 there are some really neat effects you can replicate in ESO. After weeks of tweaking and consulting with shader programmers I've finally finished this master piece. This is more than just a Reshade preset, it also contains slightly modified shaders for ESO and increases the view distance drastically, so there is no longer a blue tinted fog everywhere.
This preset is based off Ultra Real Lighting and Colors, adjustments were made mathematically with a bit of eyeballing on the side. There are several differences between this overhaul and any other preset. The aim of this project was to replicate visual enhancement mods seen in Skyrim/Oblivion/Morrowind with ENBs and such. SweetFX previously did not have the tools to do the things we can achieve now in ESO.

Important Updates

v1.9
Gamma fix pass 5
DoF adjusted (Home key to toggle)
Updated for Summerset patch


v1.8b
Gamma fix pass 4

v1.7b
Updated for Clockwork City patch


v1.6b
HDR balance
Gamma fix pass 3
Support for
Votan's Darker Nights addon

v1.5b
More performance optimizations
Gamma fix pass 2


v1.4b

Performanc optimization
removed AO & DepthHaze.


v1.3b

HDR balance,
Gamma fix pass 1


v1.2b
Fixed depth buffer access(allows DOF w/o flicker)

v1.1b
Fixed HDR balance








How to Install

(As requested, I've provided a video tutorial here)
  • Copy the Reshade files to C:\Program Files (x86)\Zenimax Online\The Elder Scrolls Online\game\client
  • Extract Hook64 and use Launcher64.exe to start ESO
  • Press RShift + F2 to bring up Reshade GUI, if you have drastic performance problems (5+ fps hit) go to Settings, Usage mode, then click performance mode.
*Note: If reshade disables the preset when the GUI disappears then click Settings and do the following
Input Processing: Block input when cursor is on overlay
Under User Interface check Show Clock or Show FPS (This will keep the GUI active to avoid the bug. Crosire is aware of this issue)






What is all this?

ESO Graphics Extender is a combination of multiple tools and shaders. We use Hook64 to increase the draw distance and remove some excess fog. Reshade is used to render the graphical enhancements, and this specific reshade has been modified to allow depth buffer access at all times. In the public reshade there is a netcode to disable depth buffer access to prevent reshade from being seen as a cheating device. ESO however is aware of reshade and hook64 hence you cannot exploit the game with it anymore nor is it against their rules.

For those of you who are familiar with SweetFX you may have seen other presets. However this reshade version has been developed along side some really neat shaders. We can now achieve things like DOF in ESO which was huge for me. As well as the preset being specifically developed for extended view distance. This is still a WIP so please take screenshots and report any problems that occur. I'm aware of the black texture issue and am looking to fix it if possible.




-Known Bugs-

1) Reshade doesn't render unless GUI is active.
Solution: Shift+F2 then click Settings, then change Input Processing to "Block input when cursor is on overlay". Now under user interface check show Time/FPS.

2) Crash on Startup
Solution: Rename dxgi.dll to d3d11.dll

3) No shaders showing up in reshade menu
Solution: Check d3d11.ini and dxgi.ini if the paths are set correctly for you game and shader folder.

4) DoF doesn't work (or everything is caught in DoF?)
Solution: Full screen breaks DOF, change to Windowed Fullscreen.
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Unread 06/19/18, 04:21 AM  
Jizargo
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Originally Posted by joras
Honnestly, I don't think hard-coding a path is the way to go.
People routinely isntall games in several directories nowadays. Steam support this and it's easy to add an isntall folder on Steam

For exemple, my install folder is J:\steam\steamapps\common\Zenimax Online\The Elder Scrolls Online\game\client\


You may find the correct path by two different methods :

1 - automatic : searching the registry for the path.
I found the path to my game in this registry folder :
you may check if it's the same in your's

Ordinateur\HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-443283055-1377393703-3879415141-1003\System\GameConfigStore\Children\e207c676-1895-4155-8ee3-4a4b490d024d

drawback : the key may change in the future, and it seems sensible to windows language
so it's a bit complicated.

1- bis : searching the whole computer for eso64.exe
drawback : problem if there is more than one eso64.exe file on the computer for some reason. Also it could be slow


2 - simpler : open a window to ask where the file eso64.exe is
drawback : it's open to user's mistakes or lack of computer knowledge (but those people usually plays on console, or don't install mods anyways)



yes.



that did the trick THANKS !

I extracted the .zip directly in the \client directory.
the unzipping created this structure : \client\Reshade + Preset\dgxi.ini
I moved everything in \client and all is fine now !

thanks for this wonderfull addon.
let me know if you have a link for donation
I wrote a code a few years ago to search for ESO.exe / ESO64.exe before and the method I used made it really slow. However I think Hook64 has a few default locations to check from, if hook64 was launching your ESO then it found the right directory, but reshade could possibly conflict with weird directories.

and yeah I have a donation link setup when you download the file just click the Donation button.


edit: You can turn fog on/off by clicking the settings image in hook64 as well, it may have been disabled for you at first not sure.
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I plan on making a separate steam version, off the bat I'm just going to ask whats your ESO directory for steam. I want to confirm this location before updating.
Honnestly, I don't think hard-coding a path is the way to go.
People routinely isntall games in several directories nowadays. Steam support this and it's easy to add an isntall folder on Steam

For exemple, my install folder is J:\steam\steamapps\common\Zenimax Online\The Elder Scrolls Online\game\client\


You may find the correct path by two different methods :

1 - automatic : searching the registry for the path.
I found the path to my game in this registry folder :
you may check if it's the same in your's

Ordinateur\HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-443283055-1377393703-3879415141-1003\System\GameConfigStore\Children\e207c676-1895-4155-8ee3-4a4b490d024d

drawback : the key may change in the future, and it seems sensible to windows language
so it's a bit complicated.

1- bis : searching the whole computer for eso64.exe
drawback : problem if there is more than one eso64.exe file on the computer for some reason. Also it could be slow


2 - simpler : open a window to ask where the file eso64.exe is
drawback : it's open to user's mistakes or lack of computer knowledge (but those people usually plays on console, or don't install mods anyways)


So first, is Hook64 actually launching ESO for you?
yes.

Make sure all reshade files were extracted to ESO.exe location, and dxgi.dll is in the directory.
that did the trick THANKS !

I extracted the .zip directly in the \client directory.
the unzipping created this structure : \client\Reshade + Preset\dgxi.ini
I moved everything in \client and all is fine now !

thanks for this wonderfull addon.
let me know if you have a link for donation
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Originally Posted by joras
Hello,

I came back to the game after 6 months.
6 months ago i was able to use ESO Graphic extender and it was fantastic !

I changed computer since and installed a new copy of windows + TESO on separate SSD


now this addon seems not to load (shift +F2 does nothing , grapchics are vanila with fog etc)

- i updated the paths in dxgi.ini
- i tried to use an updated version of hook64.exe directly from gamemodi.net
- i tried to launch hook64.exe as administrator (right click - launch as admin)
- after reading the reshade forums, I tried to change the shortcut to call the menu : it's the 'pause" key instead of shift+F2
(dxgi.ini -> KeyMenu=19,0,0

- i use the steam version of TESO so i am logged on steam in he background, TESO launcher is up
- minimal software installed, windows 10 pro x64 up to date , updated drivers on everything
- .net , Visual C++ 2017 installed
- no MSI afterburned or other apps that could mess up with rendering are installed


hardware : AMD 2700x , 16Gb Ram, games on PCIe SSD accelerated with stormi (2gb of ram as read cache) , 2x Vega64 in crossfire , custom watercooling loop CPU+GPU
this setup passes 24h of prime95 torture test (blend), and infinite loop of 3Dmark, so very stable.


i am out of ideas... it's a shame really to get vanilla graphics when I enjoyed enhanced graphics for so long before ...
I plan on making a separate steam version, off the bat I'm just going to ask whats your ESO directory for steam. I want to confirm this location before updating.


So first, is Hook64 actually launching ESO for you? If not then click the settings icon in Hook64, go to ESO tab, and the dropbox next to "Force Login" change to steam. If that doesn't work, manually update Hook64 from their website and let me know if that works for you.

The reshade should be injecting regardless of whether or not hook64 launches ESO. On startup you'll see it hang while loading shaders. Make sure all reshade files were extracted to ESO.exe location, and dxgi.dll is in the directory.


If none of this works, and you've modified your dxgi.ini directory paths to match the steam directory, then you can try manually adding the preset.

1) Download the latest version of Reshade (https://reshade.me/) then click select game
2) Navigate to the location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Zenimax Online\The Elder Scrolls Online\game\client or wherever your ESO64.exe is located
3) Check Direct3D 10+ then allow Reshade to automatically download shaders.
4) Only leave checked the following shaders (or it will take longer to load Reshade up)

AmbientLight (removed temporarily)
Bloom
Clarity
Colourfulness
Curves
DepthHaze (removed as of 1.4b)
HDR
LiftGammaGain
LightDoF
LumaSharpen
MagicBloom
Monochrome

5) Overwrite the "dxgi.dll" file with the one in my Preset. This prevents reshade from disabling depth buffer access which is needed for proper DoF.

7) Press Right Shift + F2 to open up Reshade GUI. Follow the tutorial, at the top it lets you choose a local preset. If you download the Preset alone then you have to place it in
C:\Program Files (x86)\Zenimax Online\The Elder Scrolls Online\game\client or steam location



This comes from the nexus page tutorial. Now if reshade just simply does not inject into ESO, then perhaps you have an anti virus preventing it from doing so. Or maybe you're lacking a dependency needed. Let me know what the deal is after trying all of this.
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Hello,

I came back to the game after 6 months.
6 months ago i was able to use ESO Graphic extender and it was fantastic !

I changed computer since and installed a new copy of windows + TESO on separate SSD


now this addon seems not to load (shift +F2 does nothing , grapchics are vanila with fog etc)

- i updated the paths in dxgi.ini
- i tried to use an updated version of hook64.exe directly from gamemodi.net
- i tried to launch hook64.exe as administrator (right click - launch as admin)
- after reading the reshade forums, I tried to change the shortcut to call the menu : it's the 'pause" key instead of shift+F2
(dxgi.ini -> KeyMenu=19,0,0

- i use the steam version of TESO so i am logged on steam in he background, TESO launcher is up
- minimal software installed, windows 10 pro x64 up to date , updated drivers on everything
- .net , Visual C++ 2017 installed
- no MSI afterburned or other apps that could mess up with rendering are installed


hardware : AMD 2700x , 16Gb Ram, games on PCIe SSD accelerated with stormi (2gb of ram as read cache) , 2x Vega64 in crossfire , custom watercooling loop CPU+GPU
this setup passes 24h of prime95 torture test (blend), and infinite loop of 3Dmark, so very stable.


i am out of ideas... it's a shame really to get vanilla graphics when I enjoyed enhanced graphics for so long before ...
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Thanks for the video.

Looks amazing.
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Originally Posted by Jizargo
Originally Posted by DrakarSnow
I tried launching the game through the version of Hook64 you provided, but my game just kept crashing. After looking for a fix, it turns out that there has been an update released for Hook64 to address the problem I was having. Now when I launch ESO through the new Hook64 my game is full of green and purple textures. How would I go about fixing the missing textures?

Edit: I seemed to have fixed it by opening up the dxgi.ini file and updating the search paths with the correct file locations.
Are you using steam version, where is the folder location if you don't mind. I can make a separate version for steam it'll be big help.


Also Hook64 was working for me post-summerset patch, I haven't looked into the update but I'll do so now.
Yeah I'm using Steam. For me the folder location is in D:\Steam\steamapps\common\Zenimax Online\The Elder Scrolls Online\game\client. Everything works fine for me now after updating Hook64, and correcting the file paths.
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Originally Posted by DrakarSnow
I tried launching the game through the version of Hook64 you provided, but my game just kept crashing. After looking for a fix, it turns out that there has been an update released for Hook64 to address the problem I was having. Now when I launch ESO through the new Hook64 my game is full of green and purple textures. How would I go about fixing the missing textures?

Edit: I seemed to have fixed it by opening up the dxgi.ini file and updating the search paths with the correct file locations.
Are you using steam version, where is the folder location if you don't mind. I can make a separate version for steam it'll be big help.


Also Hook64 was working for me post-summerset patch, I haven't looked into the update but I'll do so now.
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I tried launching the game through the version of Hook64 you provided, but my game just kept crashing. After looking for a fix, it turns out that there has been an update released for Hook64 to address the problem I was having. Now when I launch ESO through the new Hook64 my game is full of green and purple textures. How would I go about fixing the missing textures?

Edit: I seemed to have fixed it by opening up the dxgi.ini file and updating the search paths with the correct file locations.
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Re: Can't figure it out

Originally Posted by dannydude73
Can you make a youtube video showing how to install this for dummies like me? Install directions make no sense to me.
Done, I'll update the main page with the youtube tutorial.

https://youtu.be/OOWHRKA10AQ
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Re: Re: ANY REPAIRING, RE-INSTALLING WONT HELP

Originally Posted by BigM
Originally Posted by dramaturic
Thanks to this annoying )($&*t addon I've to re-install Windows 10 and re-download ESO in order to play without crashing to desktop every minute. I highly recommend to avoid any of this kind of addons in the future cause the authors generally distance themself from any damage taken to your files and your system. Also those kind of people don't warn you enough and don't explain (maybe they can't cause they don't understand) why system files are been changed in order to surprise you with this "bit of upgraded" graphics. (They worked 5 minutes / Also pre-configuration not very beautiful.)

Warning: IF THIS ADDONS FAILS AT YOUR PC - ANY REPAIRING, RE-INSTALLING, AND COPYING CLEAN FILES TO ANOTHER DIRECTORY WONT HELP
I feel for you, the directions on how to install this was a complete disaster and the author should apologize. These sweetFX guys think everyone understands how to install it. It won't get installed with Minion the right way and shouldn't be included with the install option.

This does make the game look beautiful, can't deny that. The reason I stopped using it, was the HOOK64 isn't a cheat for ESO, but it is for other games. Just use at your own risk.
That person apparently made modifications to his directory that were not listed in the directions. I'm unaware of why Minion would pick up a tool/utility, I can talk to the staff or look into that.

The directions are as simple as I could make them, if you have any suggestions how I could be any clearer then by all means please let me know. Currently the setup tutorial is this

Copy the Reshade files to C:\Program Files (x86)\Zenimax Online\The Elder Scrolls Online\game\client
Extract Hook64 and use Launcher64.exe to start ESO
Press RShift + F2 to bring up Reshade GUI, if you have drastic performance problems (5+ fps hit) go to Settings, Usage mode, then click performance mode.

Like all reshade files (this doesnt use SweetFX) you have to install the dll files to the executable location. I don't see why I would need to apologize to anyone for providing additional information on how to install, and the potential bugs that can be fixed.

In earlier posts I explained how ZOS dealt wiht hook64, they changed the rendering distance of characters / objects and made them separate.
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Re: Blurry Text

Originally Posted by BSKCorp
Anyways to fix the blurry text when the addon is active? running full window on 1080p. - Has something to do with the DOF lol
If you're running at 1920x1080 it shouldnt be a problem. Others have said using FullScreen causes this issue for them, try using windowed borderless.

Else you can toggle DoF off now with the Home key.
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Re: ANY REPAIRING, RE-INSTALLING WONT HELP

Originally Posted by dramaturic
Thanks to this annoying )($&*t addon I've to re-install Windows 10 and re-download ESO in order to play without crashing to desktop every minute. I highly recommend to avoid any of this kind of addons in the future cause the authors generally distance themself from any damage taken to your files and your system. Also those kind of people don't warn you enough and don't explain (maybe they can't cause they don't understand) why system files are been changed in order to surprise you with this "bit of upgraded" graphics. (They worked 5 minutes / Also pre-configuration not very beautiful.)

Warning: IF THIS ADDONS FAILS AT YOUR PC - ANY REPAIRING, RE-INSTALLING, AND COPYING CLEAN FILES TO ANOTHER DIRECTORY WONT HELP
I feel for you, the directions on how to install this was a complete disaster and the author should apologize. These sweetFX guys think everyone understands how to install it. It won't get installed with Minion the right way and shouldn't be included with the install option.

This does make the game look beautiful, can't deny that. The reason I stopped using it, was the HOOK64 isn't a cheat for ESO, but it is for other games. Just use at your own risk.
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Blurry Text

Anyways to fix the blurry text when the addon is active? running full window on 1080p. - Has something to do with the DOF lol
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Can't figure it out

Can you make a youtube video showing how to install this for dummies like me? Install directions make no sense to me.
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Stunning

Absolutely stunning. Thank you for all the hard work that went into this graphical overhaul.
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