(guide) Make Tsw Look Less Saturated And Vivid Looking

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  1. londonmidland

    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    One thing that's always bugged me with TSW/UE4 games in general is how vivid and saturated the colours look. The colours 'pop out' far too much in my opinion and me feel like I'm playing an arcade game.

    Its a controversial opinion but I much prefer the 'flatter' and 'duller' colours of TS1. Especially when it comes to older trains as naturally they will be more dirtier and have a somewhat faded look to them. It also helps with the scenery, as vegetation and trees no longer look super green looking.

    I shall post the screenshots and instructions below as to how to apply these changes.

    Instructions:
    1.) Locate your engine.ini file located at:
    ...Documents\My Games\TrainSimWorld2\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor

    2.) Open it and under [SystemSettings] paste these:
    r.BloomQuality=3
    r.Color.Max=1.0
    r.Color.Mid=0.5
    r.Color.Min=0
    r.TonemapperGamma=3
    r.EyeAdaptationQuality=1
    r.DefaultFeature.AutoExposure=1
    r.DefaultFeature.AutoExposure.ExtendDefaultLuminanceRange=1

    3.) Press CTRL S and close.

    Screenshots:
    All set with 'Spring Clear' setting and shot between 12:00 and 15:00

    TSW2_Josh_1618408643_00.jpg TSW2_Josh_1618409001_00.jpg TSW2_Josh_1618409214_00.jpg TSW2_Josh_1618409395_00.jpg
     
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  2. CowBoyWolf

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    This looks good ngl
     
  3. breblimator

    breblimator Well-Known Member

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    Cool! These options don't seem to affect fps. Thank You.
     
  4. Cotax

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    Funny thing - i find this settings way too washed out and kinda plain. I am impressed, how colors look vivid originally. To each his own :)
     
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  5. Dinosbacsi

    Dinosbacsi Well-Known Member

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    I also prefer a bit more color and more contrast, but looks great nevertheless!
     
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  6. breblimator

    breblimator Well-Known Member

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    It's true, but sometimes it's good to vary things up. CRR looks good with these settings. More depressing. More coal.
     
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  7. Tank621

    Tank621 Well-Known Member

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    Have you got some comparison photos?

    I'd like to see the extent of the difference
     
  8. Kazick

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    I don't know what step I am missing, but I cant get these ini tweaks to work at all.

    Here is what I am doing:
    1. I go to C:\Users\Kaz\Documents\My Games\TrainSimWorld2\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor
    2. I open then Engine.ini file
    3. I add the "[SystemSettings]" line as its not there when I open the text file
    4. I copy and paste the different settings people post
    5. I save and close the file
    6. Open TSW2 and see no change
     
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    breblimator Well-Known Member

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    BEFORE 1.png
    AND AFTER
    2.png

    The game should be turned off while making changes. BR o7
     
  10. Kazick

    Kazick Member

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    Man if only I had done that. Oh wait...I did.
     
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  11. breblimator

    breblimator Well-Known Member

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    In that case - witchcraft. Prayer remains!
     
  12. Kazick

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    Ok but praying wont do anything. There has to be a step I am missing, or some line or setting that isn't turned on.
     
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  13. breblimator

    breblimator Well-Known Member

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    My engine.ini LINK BR o7
     
  14. Kazick

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    Wow didn't know a 2 KB .txt file had to be compressed into a 1 KB .rar file.

    It also didn't work.
     
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  15. breblimator

    breblimator Well-Known Member

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    You do not know a lot of things as we all can see.
    .ini is not legit for some network transfers, smart guy :)
     
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  16. TripleJ814

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    This would be a great feature for the summer update for TSW (although I doubt it'll ever happen), Game looks so much more realistic with these settings. Maybe they could do a feature where you can choose the lighting effect of the game,
     
  17. Kazick

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    Because CTRL+C and CTRL+V are just too hard to press.

    Here's what my engine.ini looks like, using CTRL+C and CTRL+V

    "[SystemSettings]
    r.ViewDistanceScale=5
    r.StaticMeshLODDistanceScale=0.75
    r.EyeAdaptionQuality=0
    r.MaterialQualityLevel=0
    r.MotionBlurQuality=0
    r.SkeletalMeshLODBias=-2
    r.foliage.LODDistanceScale=3
    r.Fog=0
    r.BloomQuality=3
    r.Color.Max=1.0
    r.Color.Mid=0.5
    r.Color.Min=0
    r.TonemapperGamma=3
    r.EyeAdaptationQuality=1
    r.DefaultFeature.AutoExposure=1
    r.DefaultFeature.AutoExposure.ExtendDefaultLuminanceRange=1"
     
  18. CowBoyWolf

    CowBoyWolf Well-Known Member

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    Remove the " from system settings
     
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  19. breblimator

    breblimator Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't work for you, not for me :D
    Copy the instructions from the first post, smart guy. What - is not working?
     
  20. londonmidland

    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    Don’t mean to state the obvious but make sure you don’t have the speech marks “ in there.
     
  21. breblimator

    breblimator Well-Known Member

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    Bravo, Kazick - too hard just to copy-paste for you? :D
     
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    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    Kazick Make sure that the dictionary is active and there isn’t another file path that TSW is using. You can check this out by taking a 4K screenshot by pressing CTRL F12, then go to Documents\My Games\TrainSimWorld2\Saved\Screenshots
     
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  24. breblimator

    breblimator Well-Known Member

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    The difference is not very big. See my example above.
     
  25. Kazick

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    It is. Hit CTRL+F12 and the screen shot showed up in C:\Users\Kaz\Documents\My Games\TrainSimWorld2\Saved\Screenshots\WindowsNoEditor The same directory that the Engine.ini is in.
     
  26. breblimator

    breblimator Well-Known Member

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    Copy-paste whole body here
     
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    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    Hmm I’m not sure. Make sure the [SystemSettings] section is under everything else.
     
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  29. breblimator

    breblimator Well-Known Member

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    You set permissions wrong... Just copy-paste all here
    & Have mercy on us, what do we owe you? :D
    hopefully, your pc has coped with unpacking this amount of data :D
     
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  30. Kazick

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    Just tried that, still no dice.

    Here is what my whole file look like:
    [Core.System]
    Paths=../../../Engine/Content
    Paths=%GAMEDIR%Content
    Paths=../../../Engine/Plugins/Developer/AnimationSharing/Content
    Paths=../../../Engine/Plugins/Editor/CryptoKeys/Content
    Paths=../../../Engine/Plugins/Editor/CurveEditorTools/Content
    Paths=../../../Engine/Plugins/Enterprise/DatasmithContent/Content
    Paths=../../../Engine/Plugins/Experimental/AutomationUtils/Content
    Paths=../../../Engine/Plugins/Media/MediaCompositing/Content
    Paths=../../../TS2Prototype/Plugins/GenericDiorama/Content
    Paths=../../../TS2Prototype/Plugins/DLC/AC4400CW_YN3b/Content
    Paths=../../../TS2Prototype/Plugins/DLC/BiLevelAutorack/Content
    Paths=../../../TS2Prototype/Plugins/DLC/CoalHopperBethogonII/Content
    Paths=../../../TS2Prototype/Plugins/DLC/CSX50ftBoxCar/Content
    Paths=../../../TS2Prototype/Plugins/DLC/CSX5201CuFtCoveredHopper/Content
    Paths=../../../TS2Prototype/Plugins/DLC/CSXDOT117TankCar/Content
    Paths=../../../TS2Prototype/Plugins/DLC/CSX_GP38-2/Content
    Paths=../../../TS2Prototype/Plugins/DLC/GundersonHuskyStack/Content
    Paths=../../../TS2Prototype/Plugins/DLC/SandPatchGrade/Content
    Paths=../../../TS2Prototype/Plugins/DLC/SD40-2_YN3b/Content
    Paths=../../../TS2Prototype/Plugins/DLC/Bakerloo/Content
    Paths=../../../TS2Prototype/Plugins/DLC/Bakerloo_Route_Gameplay/Content
    Paths=../../../TS2Prototype/Plugins/DLC/BKR_LUL_72stock/Content
    Paths=../../../TS2Prototype/Plugins/DLC/KAH_DB_BR442/Content
    Paths=../../../TS2Prototype/Plugins/DLC/KAH_DB_ICE3M/Content
    Paths=../../../TS2Prototype/Plugins/DLC/KolnAachen/Content
    Paths=../../../TS2Prototype/Plugins/DLC/KolnAachen_Route_Gameplay/Content

    [Audio]
    UnfocusedVolumeMultiplier=1.000000

    [SystemSettings]
    r.ViewDistanceScale=5
    r.StaticMeshLODDistanceScale=0.75
    r.EyeAdaptionQuality=0
    r.MaterialQualityLevel=0
    r.MotionBlurQuality=0
    r.SkeletalMeshLODBias=-2
    r.foliage.LODDistanceScale=3
    r.Fog=0
    r.BloomQuality=3
    r.Color.Max=1.0
    r.Color.Mid=0.5
    r.Color.Min=0
    r.TonemapperGamma=3
    r.EyeAdaptationQuality=1
    r.DefaultFeature.AutoExposure=1
    r.DefaultFeature.AutoExposure.ExtendDefaultLuminanceRange=1

    And the file is in C:\Users\Kaz\Documents\My Games\TrainSimWorld2\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor
     
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  31. breblimator

    breblimator Well-Known Member

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    Delete this file (engine.ini). Start the game. Turn off the game. Open this file. Paste only the content presented in the first post. Start the game.

    Proper final result:
    If it helps - enter the rest of the commands, but I would suggest doing it correctly. BR o7
     
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  32. Callum B.

    Callum B. Well-Known Member

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    I really do not think scathing sarcasm is an appropriate response to others attempting to help you. I do think breblimator was being a bit cheeky by the end but I do not blame him from reading your responses. Remember that most users here do not know who you are, your computer skills, and general technology savvy. Being patient and respectful is far more likely to work out for you.

    Cheers
     
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  33. londonmidland

    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    Another shot with the amended settings. I'm loving how the sky looks naturally balanced and not overly saturated as well as the cab remaining fairly neutral looking with no colours popping out at you. The trees are also nice and natural looking, with no dark and/or vivid greens.

    These settings remind me of the Armstrong Powerhouse lighting enhancement pack for TS1.

    TSW2_Josh_1618438842_00.jpg
     
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    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    20210415000400_1.jpg
     
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  35. chieflongshin

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    Tried these and then reverted. For me personally the lack of contrast mixed with an already iffy skybox just made me flick back over. Thanks for sharing though.
     
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  36. osiegmund9

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    Some more Screens with this settings:
     

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    Tyvm for sharing,
    I’m really enjoying this as it really looks
    Awesome on my 4k asus rog
     
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    Some more screens with rain
     

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  39. Cotax

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    osiegmund9, which GPU do you have?
     
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    londonmidland - thanks for this information, I really do like the affects, did a “like” on your original post, but felt it needed a little more public appreciation on all your efforts on tweaking this simulation.
     
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    Cotax a 1060 with 6GB
     
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    Would be so kind and tell me your settings? Or better - whole engine.ini? Your screenshots look amazing..
     
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    Yes no problem ;)

    Here you go:

    [SystemSettings]
    r.ViewDistanceScale=3
    r.BloomQuality=3
    r.Color.Max=1.0
    r.Color.Mid=0.5
    r.Color.Min=0
    r.TonemapperGamma=3
    r.EyeAdaptationQuality=1
    r.DefaultFeature.AutoExposure=1
    r.DefaultFeature.AutoExposure.ExtendDefaultLuminanceRange=1
    r.MotionBlurQuality=0
     
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    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the kind feedback.

    Personally, I can’t stand how vivid and vibrant TSW looks by default. It just looks too cartoony and clean looking for my liking. Something which the real railway definitely isn’t!
     
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  46. osiegmund9

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    londonmidland thank you for the settings, tried it now for a while and I am pleased with it :)

    Here are some more screens with your settings:
     

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    Pt. 2
     

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    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    I've you've not tried already, play in misty/foggy weather during dusk. It looks and feels quite spooky but at the same time it looks great!

    20210415230156_1.jpg
     
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    I need more side by side screenshots.
     
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  50. breblimator

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    Just try it, Anthony Pecoraro :) It is EZ to restore the default setting!
     

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