Hello there! I've been working on a ReShade preset to make the lighting in TSW come to life and feel a bit more natural than what is offered by default. Think of it as akin to Alpenfreights simple weather mod, for those who play TS2020. This currently includes: HDR filter to balance the ambient lighting and prevent the "washed-out" appearance (particularly at mid-day, though this hasn't been completely resolved yet) DepthHaze (distance haze) to make the distance scenery (particularly mountains) appear with the slight blue-ish tint observed from light refraction in earth's atmosphere Colour Curves to make the colours appear less... er, cartoony Slight blueish tint overall ambient light as the blue spectrum is well-represented by real sunlight Ambient lighting upgrade with adaptive brightness/gamma to counteract TSW's overexposure MXAO ambient occlusion to make locomotive cabs feel more 3D A rain preset the include all of the above plus slight lighting tweaks and more screen-space reflections (fixes dry platforms on newer routes) This means that it is not a magical fix for all of TSW's lighting issues, but I believe it helps to relieve a few of them. Here are some sample screenshots with the before/after look. As you can see, it is subtle, but I like the outcome: I will probably continue adjusting things ad infinitum, but someone in the community had the bright idea of sharing this with anyone who wants to use it in their game. You are absolutely able to adjust the sliders to your own preferences, but these are the settings I have found to look the best for my system. In this most recent update, I have included respective LOW presets for those who find their GPU struggling with the complete shader set. You will still get full reflections on the Rain preset. Installation Instructions Download the preset .ini file here! You will need to have ReShade hooked to TSW for this to work. The latest release of ReShade breaks this for some reason, so an older version is included in the zip. Once downloaded: Open the program as administrator and press "Click here to select a game..." In the bottom right, press "Browse" Locate "TS2Prototype-Win64-Shipping.exe" within your TSW installation. This should be located within your Steam folder somewhere around "..\steamapps\common\Train Sim World\WindowsNoEditor\TS2Prototype\Binaries\Win64\" Select Direct3D 10/11/12 Press OK. ReShade will automatically download its shader library That's it! You should now see the ReShade banner pop up at the top of your screen next time you launch TSW Now that you've got that out of the way, go ahead and install the shader presets. (If you had downloaded any previous versions, please delete all files/folders related to them from your directory at this point.) Extract all of the files within "Drop in Win64 folder" to the same directory as "TS2Prototype-Win64-Shipping.exe" (your ReShade installation location). If Windows asks if you want to replace any files, say yes. Next time you launch TSW, press the "Home" buttom on your keyboard to bring up the ReShade menu where you can choose between presets. Click on the banner at the top to open a list of presets. Select TSW - General.ini or TSW - Rain.ini like so: If you find the regular presets too taxing on your system, try switching to the LOW profiles instead. Please note: you will have to manually switch to the rain preset when playing in a wet environment. ReShade can not automatically switch based on the game's weather profile. Your game should now look like mine. If you are the fiddly type, all of the shader settings are at your disposal to adjust to your liking. If you have any constructive feedback for how else I could improve the game's appearance, do let me know; it is difficult to get a one-size-fits-all preset for every time and season of the game. Note: you will notice some visual artifacting on the menu screens. There is nothing I can do to fix this but everything will still function as normal. If you would like to quickly toggle ReShade on and off, just add a keybind under the Settings tab of the Home menu (for example, here I have bound toggle to my Insert key): If you have a beefy PC, these Engine.ini tweaks also greatly improve visual fidelity (particularly with track pop-in and sideline scenery): Code: [SystemSettings] r.ViewDistanceScale=8 r.StaticMeshLODDistanceScale=0 foliage.LODDistanceScale=4 r.SkeletalMeshLODBias=-1 r.MaterialQualityLevel=0 If you don't like the shaders and want to uninstall, simply delete dxgi.dll from the installation directory: Many thanks to Crosire and Pascal Gilcher (MartyMcFly) for their excellent FX shaders. Final note: ReShade will tell you that there is an updated version available online. DO NOT UPDATE. It will break your installation (see comments). Lastly, if you have any screenshots to share, feel free to tag me so I can see them! Enjoy, cheers!