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Thought I'd re-write this post since a lot has been answered, solved, etc. and make a single go-to post for quick overview. This thread is about the use of SweetFX for Warframe. Thanks to some very helpful Tenno -- mainly sushidubya, Koyamina, RedDirtTrooper, CeePee, and RawGritz -- we now have a complete set-up guide!

 

Great news everyone: Thanks to U14, Warframe is now compatible with SweetFX in DX11! No more "half-half-grey-glitch"!




IS IT LEGAL?

So, first things first: Can the use of a graphical/shader injector mod ban you? Answer is

Nope, you're good.

and can be found here posted by no one else but DE_Steve himself: https://forums.warframe.com/index.php?/topic/34366-update-781/page-5#entry314666



WHAT'S IT FOR?

Alright, with that out of the way, what does it actually do? Well, in short it enhances the graphics, mainly by sharpening and eliminating the blurries caused by Warframe's FXAA. Here are some comparison shots. Removed pics. Might post a more extreme setting to better showcase the difference ("it's hard to put a movie in an image").

 

 

 

 

INSTALL GUIDE

How do I get and install it? I suggest you follow sushidubya's step-by-step guide here. Please note that for non-Steam users your install directory will be

/Warframe/Downloaded/Public

instead of

/Steam/SteamApps/commons/Warframe

OK. I got a couple of PMs from the other posters in this thread. So if you guys read earlier I recommended to try the "sharp and clean" setting at this link:

http://sfx.thelazy.net/games/preset/445/

on that link he refers people to download a certain build of sweetFX here:

http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4581604&postcount=528

All I did was take the files like in this image here:

1.jpg

and copied them to my install folder (it varies depending on if you used steam or original installer) but basically the folder where Warframe.exe is located. The folder should look like this after you copy the files:

2.jpg

So on that first link I have referred you guys to the "sharp and clean" page looks like this:

3.jpg

Download the text file by clicking "download preset" then take that text file and copy to the warframe install directory:

4.jpg

It should look like the picture above when you're done. you're going to delete the original "SweetFX_Settings" file. After that you're going to take the "SweetFX_Settings_Warframe_Sharp and clean.txt" file and rename it to "SweetFX_Settings" exactly like the original file.

To make sure it's installed correctly there's a way to make half the screen work with SweetFX and the other half not. So you can verify it's running. Open that text file and you should see this:

5.jpg

Change the number 0 that I highlighted in red to a 1 then save the txt file.

Open the warframe launcher and make sure you're using 32bit. You should see a dramatic difference between the right side of the screen (SweetFX active) vs the left side which is normal.

Good luck and enjoy!



Important

If you want to use WF in 64bit mode, just copy the files (d3d9.dll and dxgi.dll) in the SweetFx_64 folder and replace the one in the WarFrame main folder. Make backup of the original file in case you wanna use 32bit later.

If you keep crashing when using the 64bit version, close all overlay you have like Fraps/TS3 overlay. You can run Fraps after the game has been launched. (Thanks for reminding me, Alif. Don't know why I forgot to add this)




I'll keep this updated and will try to add as much as possible. Feedback, questions, etc. welcome!


NOTES:

SMAA does not seem to work with Nvidia cards. SMAA does work on Nvidia cards. If you can't see any difference try lowering the SMAA threshold (I put it on 0.08 along with lowering LumaSharpen to 2.30). Also, be sure to turn off in-game AA or it won't work!

The 64bit version has been tested and found to work on both Nvidia and AMD/ATI cards.

 

SweetFx is now 100% compatible with Warframe in DX11 mode, thanks to U14!


Presets:

 

Here is a collection of presets made for Warframe by the community. Pick to your liking!

 

My own version of "sharp and clean"

https://forums.warframe.com/index.php?/topic/113390-using-injectors-sweetfx/?p=2582421

 

sushidubya's "latest and greatest"

https://forums.warframe.com/index.php?/topic/113390-using-injectors-sweetfx/?p=2270098

 

RawGritz's settings

https://forums.warframe.com/index.php?/topic/113390-using-injectors-sweetfx/?p=2147335

 

RawGritz's alt version

https://forums.warframe.com/index.php?/topic/113390-using-injectors-sweetfx/?p=3096302

 

GunerXX's settings

https://forums.warframe.com/index.php?/topic/113390-using-injectors-sweetfx/?p=2018307

 

"Detailed Warframe v3.2 x64"

https://forums.warframe.com/index.php?/topic/113390-using-injectors-sweetfx/?p=2117363

 

 

 

Original post:

Now I know there have been various talks about this in the past, but not one of them actually answered this question. I tried contacting the DEvs, but they seem busy reading old PMs XD.

So, on to the question: Is the use of graphical/shader injector mods (read SweetFX) allowed to use for Warframe? I'd really like to use it for LumaSharpen, SMAA, and perhaps some color tint changes.

If anyone has an answer to this, please do post and include source if possible. Thanks!

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Tread carefully.

 

This is really something that only a dev can answer, unless someone else has had the guts to try it already.  I dunno about Warframe, but ToS's in general usually have something along the lines that restrict the modding of game files as they technically do not belong to you or something to that measure.

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Tread carefully.

 

This is really something that only a dev can answer, unless someone else has had the guts to try it already.  I dunno about Warframe, but ToS's in general usually have something along the lines that restrict the modding of game files as they technically do not belong to you or something to that measure.

Injectors do not modify game files.

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There was a forum topic here a long time ago where a user inquired about SweetFX and DE_Steve replied "you're good" so there's no problem with using it.

I'm still cautious about using sweetFX (haven't done it yet, but am bored and have the itch); I'm curious as I see the difference is quite amazing from the screenshots posted in various places.

Hmm.. =/

Here's the post BTW:

https://forums.warframe.com/index.php?/topic/34366-update-781/?p=314666

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Simply speaking out of ignorance.

I'm sorry, what?

 

Injectors DO NOT modify game files.

Injecting to a process patches memory sectors on the fly which results in influencing how program works.

However files from which program is loaded into memory remain untouched.

 

So as long as TOS of any software don't mention modifying process on the fly, it is allowed simply because it does not modify any files.

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I'm sorry, what?

 

Injectors DO NOT modify game files.

Injecting to a process patches memory sectors on the fly which results in influencing how program works.

However files from which program is loaded into memory remain untouched.

 

So as long as TOS of any software don't mention modifying process on the fly, it is allowed simply because it does not modify any files.

 

Pretty sure he was referring to himself.

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I'm sorry, what?

 

Injectors DO NOT modify game files.

Injecting to a process patches memory sectors on the fly which results in influencing how program works.

However files from which program is loaded into memory remain untouched.

 

So as long as TOS of any software don't mention modifying process on the fly, it is allowed simply because it does not modify any files.

As far as I'm aware, memory is a grey area. The contents of a program residing in memory can be interpreted as both being part of the program (thus files) and as being a separate copy from it and being technically an illegal copy.

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Could've gone either way. There will be people who think he was referring to me, there will also be people who think he was referring to himself.

 

The use of the word "Simply" leads me to lean more towards himself. Butt hay, dat's meh.

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As far as I'm aware, memory is a grey area. The contents of a program residing in memory can be interpreted as both being part of the program (thus files) and as being a separate copy from it and being technically an illegal copy.

Law interpretation is country-dependent.

Truth is that even big wigs like EA and Activision could NOT rule out and forbid memory modifications.

Which is why they tried to bring down projects like Alter IW NET and Venice Unleashed, but ultimately they failed, because there's no law backing for punishing modifying their games on the fly.

 

As long as you own legit copy of a game and don't modify the files on your HDD, you're fine both from law and TOS viewpoints.

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There was a forum topic here a long time ago where a user inquired about SweetFX and DE_Steve replied "you're good" so there's no problem with using it.

I'm still cautious about using sweetFX (haven't done it yet, but am bored and have the itch); I'm curious as I see the difference is quite amazing from the screenshots posted in various places.

Hmm.. =/

Here's the post BTW:

https://forums.warframe.com/index.php?/topic/34366-update-781/?p=314666

 

Thank you! Exactly what I was looking for. A DEfinite answer (pun intended)

 

 

So anyone have screenshots of how Warframe looks with SweetFX turned on?

 

There are some around, but I'll be sure to share mine once I have everything set up =)

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...(removed pics)...

 

My settings consist only of having HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Lumasharpen enabled. Helps give the game that extra bit of visual oomph.

Hey as I'm weary of running stuff with Warframe (as I'm sure others are, and why we have this thread) was it difficult to install? Does it cause Warframe to glitch out at all?

Thanks for sharing those screencaps. Visually the differences are clearly there. =)

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I'm sorry, what?

 

Injectors DO NOT modify game files.

Injecting to a process patches memory sectors on the fly which results in influencing how program works.

However files from which program is loaded into memory remain untouched.

 

So as long as TOS of any software don't mention modifying process on the fly, it is allowed simply because it does not modify any files.

 

Pretty sure he was referring to himself.

I was.

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http://sfx.thelazy.net/games/preset/459/

 

I've been using it a good long while, that's the preset I use because I'm too lazy to make my own, but you can click warframe there and look at the other two presets people have uploaded as well. Tons of comparison pictures.

 

The biggest difference is that the default in game AA is terrible and blurs out all the textures, by using sweetfx to inject SMAA instead and disabling in game AA everything, and I mean everything in the game, looks so much nicer.

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If you got an AMD card, the latest beta version of RadeonPro includes the full sweetfx shader suite and SMAA.

 

No injectors. No worries. And works in 64 bits mode.

 

http://www.radeonpro.info/download/

 

(For Nvidia users, you can still use it, but SMAA won't work - the sweetfx shaders will tho)

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Hey as I'm weary of running stuff with Warframe (as I'm sure others are, and why we have this thread) was it difficult to install? Does it cause Warframe to glitch out at all?

Thanks for sharing those screencaps. Visually the differences are clearly there. =)

It wasn't difficult to install at all. It largely consists of simply placing the SweetFX files into the game's main folder. It doesn't cause any glitches because the SweetFX system itself is a visual overlay, not something that directly interfaces with the game. Cheers.

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This is pretty very interising , but is this legal and not bannable ?

 

This is what I made this thread for. Thanks to this Tenno, we have an answer:

 

 

There was a forum topic here a long time ago where a user inquired about SweetFX and DE_Steve replied "you're good" so there's no problem with using it.

I'm still cautious about using sweetFX (haven't done it yet, but am bored and have the itch); I'm curious as I see the difference is quite amazing from the screenshots posted in various places.

Hmm.. =/

Here's the post BTW:

https://forums.warframe.com/index.php?/topic/34366-update-781/?p=314666

 

 

 

 

Still having problems installing it correctly as I have Nvidia and Warframe directory paths seem to have changed since last instructions were made...I'll keep y'all posted. Note: I'm trying to install SweetFX via configurator, not the vanilla SweetFX.

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If you got an AMD card, the latest beta version of RadeonPro includes the full sweetfx shader suite and SMAA.

 

No injectors. No worries. And works in 64 bits mode.

 

http://www.radeonpro.info/download/

 

(For Nvidia users, you can still use it, but SMAA won't work - the sweetfx shaders will tho)

How to make this soft English? its damn spanish and half english..

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By the way, there's a modified version that supposedly makes SweetFX 64bit compatible -- that includes Nvidia users and doesn't require any third parties! http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4581604&postcount=528

 

 

On a little different note, I can't seem to get SweetFX installed correctly. I tried installing the main 1.4 version, run Warframe in 32bit, and in-game AA off. I either get no effect or Warframe won't start. Also tried installing through SweetFX Configurator and the 64bit version...Could someone who has is working help me out a bit, please? =)

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It wasn't difficult to install at all. It largely consists of simply placing the SweetFX files into the game's main folder. It doesn't cause any glitches because the SweetFX system itself is a visual overlay, not something that directly interfaces with the game. Cheers.

Thanks! I did it before I was able to get on the forums to report. But success! The game looks beautiful! It's as if I went from watching something on Standard Definition to HD.

I used this guys settings:

http://sfx.thelazy.net/games/preset/445/

It's called "sharp and clean" and so worth doing. No real FPS drop at all.

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