Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Assassin's Creed 2

Assassin's Creed 2
Written By: Chiz


Original Nvidia 3D Vision Forum Link


This was probably the easiest of the last 3 AC installments to fix with the fewest problems in 3D.  Fixes were easy overall using HeliX's code samples.  This series of games always looked amazing in 3D with just a few minor issues, most of which were resolved and fixed with HeliX tools and detailed below.

Fixes:
V1.1- *DOWNLOAD*
  • UI 2D/3D - included a few presets, 90 actually makes enemy icons accurate but may be uncomfortable for HUD elements.
  • Skybox Fix
  • Ambient Occlusion Blob Shadows removed

Edit: To use this fix, you'll also need to add a HelixMod d3d9.dll. This fix only includes the shaders.
Go to the list of HelixMods and download a release version.  Pretty sure any will work.

41 comments:

  1. I still see that round shadow at the bottom of all characters how can i remove that

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    1. Strange, it says he removed though. Might be a difference in patch versions.

      I couldnt help you by doing it since I dont have it installed BUT I wrote a guide http://helixmod.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-to-guide-remove-effects-from-game.html

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    2. thanks for the answered i did notice I have update ver 1.01 installed can it be that , anyway ill check that link now

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  2. is there a way to remove those round 2D shadows from under the characters?

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    1. http://helixmod.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-to-guide-remove-effects-from-game.html

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  3. where do i place the files???

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    1. http://helixmod.wikispot.org/How_To_Install
      Should be same folder as the game's .exe

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  4. Hi, When shader override folder is placed in the game directory it crashes the game on the title screen (actually causes driver to crash). When I remove the folder (leaving d3d9.dll) it does not crash. I have tried using different patch versions but nothing seems to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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    1. http://helixmod.wikispot.org/How_To_Install

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  5. Just want to play AC II and Brotherhood while waiting for AC 3 and same problem as BaileyBoi.

    Maybe your amazing fix is not compatible with the 306.97 drivers.

    Could you check please and ligth us about that...

    Thanks in advance

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    1. @ eqzitara

      I followed your link "How To Install", put the d3d9.dll from the debuglog.zip in the game directory but there's no log.txt ...

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    2. In the files just marked
      vs_3_0

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  6. @eqzitara

    Which file are you talking about ?

    Whan i extract the AC2v1.zip i have this folders :

    shaderoverride
    - pixelshaders (empty)
    - vertexshaders
    - 3E3FA21D.txt
    - 81B1D1FD.txt
    etc...


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  7. No news from any Gurus ! :-(

    I just want to play it again in S3D...

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    1. 3E3FA21D.txt

      remove everything
      paste

      vs_3_0
      dcl_position v0
      dcl_position o0

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    2. Many thanks eqzitara. AC II works fine again in 3D.

      Could you indicate me the same for Brotherhood, because it's the same problem ?

      Thanks in advance, you're awesome ! ;-)

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    3. Last comment on the brotherhood page, i talk about it.

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    4. Thanks for the quick answer. I didn't think that the problem was due to nvidia 600 series. I'd recently upgraded to,a 650ti....

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  8. Does this fix work with the steam version? I just want to eliminate those annoying blob shadows.

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  9. Hi and thanks
    For the game crashes at launch and the log says :

    Start logging..
    D3DPERF_BeginEvent 0x6DB371DB
    D3DPERF_EndEvent 0x6DB37249
    D3DPERF_SetMarker 0x6DB372B5
    D3DPERF_SetRegion 0x6DB37321
    D3DPERF_QueryRepeatFrame 0x6DB3738D
    D3DPERF_SetOptions 0x6DB37402
    D3DPERF_GetStatus 0x6DB3746D
    Direct3DCreate 0x6DAF0A62
    NV API initialized
    Device Created
    CreateDevice
    gStereoTexMgr Init
    lpStereoTex Init 0x4239720
    Get Display mode Width1920 Heigh 1080
    Release


    You see what the problem might be?

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    1. Disable steam community, evga precision, etc. Go through this page.
      http://helixmod.wikispot.org/How_To_Install

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    2. Thanks, but that was already done...
      Now I have finished this game, I think it will be the same for Brotherhood... ^^

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  10. Thank you very much for the fix! And for the "update" on how to make it work with Nvidia 6xx-cards!

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  11. Just wanted to say thanks to all the hard work you guys are doing & for all the help patients & input. 3D wouldn't be the same without all your dedication. Nvidia should be ashamed! A special thanks to Eqzitara as you seem to reply most of the posts I have read where people are having problems with the fixes, obviously a big thanks to all the authors as well :P

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  12. I too have a GTX 660TI & the fix also worked for me so many thanks. However I can't work out how to change the depth of the UI? I have tried replacing the contents of the /Shaderoverride/Vertexshaders with the files in both the /Vertexshader40 & 90 folders but neither made a difference! The UI was still set too far back. I did try the files from AC Brotherhood in the LOW_DEPTH_HUD folder, that worked but the minimap was not displayed right. Any help plz. Thanks in advance :)

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    1. eqzitar

      Stuck on a laptop from the 90's. So I cant do like anything. If you ask on nvidia forum in helixmod thread someone may be able to help but I cant.

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    2. Ok Mr.McFly @_@ Thank you for your very prompt response & your continued effort.

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  13. Disabling vertex shader 3E3FA21D to remove the blob shadows also has the side effect of not rendering interior water (it appears as a solid light greenish colour). An alternative solution that seems to work is to disable pixel shader D4ECD7DE instead.

    After installing the shader overrides from this page, delete shaderoverride\vertexshaders\3E3FA21D.txt. Then create a new file called shaderoverride\pixelshaders\D4ECD7DE.txt containing just this single line:

    ps_3_0

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    1. Looks like pixel shader 671FEBFA has to be disabled in the same way.

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  14. Issues with floor in crowd (light nodes with random pipelines is 2D object) solved. Just disable vertex shader 2F5AA247.

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    1. Помоги мне с этим модом. Я не знаю как нужно его ставить.

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  15. Where is the download ?

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  16. How to install this ? I don't understand because all links are useless.So i am from Russia (И я из России)

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    1. Added a note above that you'll also need to download a d3d9.dll from the list of HelixMod versions available. This fix doesn't include the dll. Pretty sure any version of the d3d9.dll will work, as this fix only contains vertex shaders.

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    2. I already installed d3d9.dll but i don't understand where i must extract this folders -pixelshaders -vertexshaders -vertexshaders 40 -vertexshaders 90 .Can you help me ?

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    3. They all go into the game folder, next to the game .exe.

      The only ones that will be active are 'pixelshaders' and 'vertexshaders', the '40' and '90' variants won't be used. I'm not actually sure what those are all about, probably something like setting the HUD to 40% or 90% depth.

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  17. WIN 10 and GTX 1080. I always get a crash on startup. Disabled all EVGA prec x and other overlays. Any ideas?
    Though, in the Steam Directory there doesnt seem to be a gameoverlayrenderer.dll file anymore to delete?!

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    1. 3E3FA21D.txt

      remove everything
      paste

      vs_3_0
      dcl_position v0
      dcl_position o0

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    2. Also forgot to mention game is said to be remastered soon.

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    3. Yeah, that did it. Now it runs and also without bottom shadow. Many thx!!!!!

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