ENB and SweetFX for Mass Effect 3. This is a Place and Play, no adjustments required.
Download and extract to the following location : C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Mass Effect 3\Binaries\Win32.
Start and play. (Set ingame settings.)
To Uninstall: Simply goto the game folder and remove any file references (D3 or DX files, enb, reshade and sweetfx files)
ENB USERS WIN10
Rename the dxgi.dll to d3d11.dll
Reshade version, go here Nexusmods.com?
Nvidia Users. Enable DSR in your Nvidia control panel (as shown here), under the global settings. (I checked all the boxes to allow for all the resolutions).
ATI Users: Enable VSR here.
If game appears dark.
Make this alteration to Mass Effect 3 settings.txt in the sweetFX\Preset folder. Change the define USE_SMAA_ANTIALIASING to 0.
If game has performance issues or microstutters.
Open enbseries.ini in the \Binaries\Win32 folder and change the line under [GLOBAL] AllowAntialias=1 to AllowAntialias=0.
Additional Setup Note:
Try adding the line DepthOfField=False under [SystemSettings] in your GamerSettings.ini file found here: \Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect 3\BIOGame\Config, alter between true and false to determine your preference.
This removes the bleed over created by glare and bloom in the game
As well, this alteration should be made, goto Documents\Bioware\Mass Effect\Config and edit the BIOEngine.ini. Set the following line DisableHWShadowMaps on False.
This change will be applied to all games, only needs done once
For higher resolution settings, use Interface Scaling Mod by Mgamerz Nexusmods.com?
This is a combination of several different setting files and programs I found I could use with one another (after some adjustments) for Mass
Effect 3. It adds detail, shading and lighting, while enhancing colors but not altering the base colors of the game.
This can be used in combination with any texture packs or add-ons.
To make adjustments to ENB, alter the enbseries.ini configuration settings file, found in the Binaries\Win32 folder.
To make adjustments to Sweetfx, go to \SweetFX\Presets and alter the Mass Effect 3 settings.txt file.
The default settings file is located in the Binaries\Win32 folder, SweetFX_settings.txt, however it is not used for the settings as the SweetFX_preset.txt file is directing it to the presets folder (alter to match, if you make change to location or name of settings file).
Using the Printscreen, will generate ingame screenshots.
They can be found placed in the Binaries\Win32, where the files were placed.
Use FastStone Image Viewer, to convert them to jpg or other formats.
Alter ENB and SweetFX settings as you like.
Full ENB Download available here.
Full Sweetfx Download available here.
For further information check here.
Trouble Shooting: Game
Origin ME3 is known for a game install error that can prevent it from running, to fix it, do the following.
(Make change to DX files and run repair for dark or black game shadows.)
Goto C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Mass Effect 3\__Installer\directx\ and create a folder called redistcabs.
Go into the directx\redist folder and select and cut all the .cab files out of the folder, then goto directx\redistcabs and paste the .cab files here.
Go back into the directx\redist and run the DXSetup.exe.
Lastly, open Origin and hit the install on the Mass Effect3, it should take a few seconds and then say the game is ready to run.
Your game should run now. Setup game, then apply mod.
If you have any further issues, run a repair on the game and this will correct it, including stalled dlc and black shadows, due to the original DX failure.
Trouble Shooting: Mod
Install the DX9 final release if you haven't done so previously. DX9 Final Release June2010
DX install: Download and run the file, tell it to extract to c:\dx, then after goto c:\dx and run the dxsetup file.
Check to make sure you are using the newest graphics drivers.
Try disabling any turbo or overclocking software.
If you experience issues with the ENB D3D9 try this: CTD, Graphics issues.
Replace the d3d9.dll with one of the alternates provided in the altd3d9 folder.
Updated version contains DXGI files. Files should work with all Windows versions.
Nvidia users can use this mod (Thanks to khalilsm) to allow the mod to run if you have any issues.
Rename the d3d9.dll that came with this mod to d3d9orig.dll and place the d3d9.dll from that mod with it.
Thanks to Christian Jensen (CeeJay.dk) and Crosire for reshade and sweetfx.
Thanks for enb by Boris Vorontsov.
I hope you find these programs and adjustments helpful at making your game more enjoyable.
Thanks also to Mod DB and the Mod DB Community.