Tuesday, May 7, 2013

FarCry3: Blood Dragon (DX9 only) - 3D Vision fix

FarCry3: Blood Dragon (DX9 only) - 3D Vision fix.

Fixed:
- Light;
- Shadows;
- water effects;
- some on screen effects;
- HUD, Target markers and cross hairs in 3D;

Remaining issues:
- Some markers have wrong depth on UI (messages) because they share same texture as target markets.
- some lights effects cut off on far distance (like in FC3).
- after dead radar can be at wrong depth (incorrect texture determination). Fixed by last update.



Instructions:
Works only with DX9 render !
Download this archive. Unpack downloaded archive in to the "BIN" game folder (example : ":\Steam\steamapps\common\Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon\bin").

If you want to use the fix with any third-party game overlays or other DX9 hook software download this version and unpack(overwrite everything if you used previous version of the fix) it  in to the "BIN" folder where "fc3_blooddragon.exe" located (Important: remove d3d9.dll from the game folder if you installed previous version of the fix or fix from above). Launch  "HeliXmodLauncher.exe" and run the game after.

For non-steam version it's probably require to copy file in "Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon" instead of "Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon\Bin"

Y - key switches(cycle) HUD depth (3 variants).
U - key  switches (cycle) depth presets (2 variants).

Holding Mouse 2 key activate low separation preset (for good aiming from the gun)

If you want to save your custom convergence settings press "U" and select required preset, set custom separation/depth settings , then press F7 and your settings will be saved in the config file. You can set custom settings for both presets and for gun preset as well (when holding mouse button 2(aiming gun), set custom separation/depth  settings and press F7. Release mouse button 2).

Tested only with steam version of the game. Last beta driver. Highest settings.

42 comments:

  1. I love you :-)

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  2. Thank you, I really grew to love FC3. Getting it now.

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  3. Oh man! This just made my day! I have been holding out getting into it hoping a 3D fix would be coming. I cannot wait to try this out.

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  4. Brilliant work. The game looks outstanding in 3D now. And I love the hook version which allows my EVGA Precision overlay to work. I just noticed that there is a hook version for Far Cry 3 as well. I will use that there as well as I had been disabling Precision/Riva Tuner for Far Cry 3. I have customized my dx9settings.ini for Far Cry 3. Do I need to overwrite it with the ini in the -H version?

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    1. If you want to get Hook version work with config from standard version, you need to add this line under general section of the config:

      DefModuleName=farcry3.exe

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  5. Thanks bro. Also wondering if you are considering a 3D fix for Resident Evil 6? Game looks average as is, and could use some of your magic.

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    1. Yup, but can't say when.

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    2. Thanks!! I'll put it on the backburner. Got other Helix ready games to play right now :-)

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  6. Dude that was fast. I've only had 1 session with this so far and now I can do it proper. Thanks!
    -drastic00, GeForce forums

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  7. Updated(same link).
    Fixed issue caused by reloading of the game (loading saves, fast travel) with UI (messed up crosshairs and radar depths)

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  8. Thanks Helix! i will get this game because of your fix.
    i will put Guns and Roses "You could be mine" while playing :)

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  9. Thanks Bud will try this out later seeing as you fixed the aiming :) I did try it a few weeks back and didnt like the fact i couldnt see when i aimed

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  10. Thank you so much. :) Finally I can play it. I was just waiting for your fix.

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  11. crashes at splash screen for me:( 580 sli

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    1. If you want to use the fix with any third-party game overlays or other DX9 hook software download this version and unpack(overwrite everything if you used previous version of the fix) it in to the "BIN" folder where "fc3_blooddragon.exe" located (Important: remove d3d9.dll from the game folder if you installed previous version of the fix or fix from above). Launch "HeliXmodLauncher.exe" and run the game after.
      https://s3.amazonaws.com/-HeliX-/BloodDragon_H.zip

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  12. thank you for the work, would it be possible to make a fix for Resident Evil 6.
    thank you again

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  13. For those having troubles getting it working, I might add that changing from DX11 to DX9 mode can be trickier than it seems.

    First, you should change it in-game and quit. Quitting the game probably won't be enough though - you should *quit uplay launcher* as well. A PC restart may be necessary. Lastly, you should check your \Users\....\Documents\my games\Far Cry 3\Gamerprofile.xml and make sure that it says UseD3D11="0" (thanks to eqzitara for pointing that last one out to me)

    Looks fantastic, btw. It's rare that games give you such a dark, night-time feel. This is really atmospheric in 3D, and makes ghosting almost non-existent.

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  14. If anyone still using the 314.22 whql driver. This driver don't have a profile for this game, so some lights, water and smoke still have issues with this fix...Add the blood dragon .exe to Far Cry 3 profile with Nvidia Inspector and all work perfect.....hope helps someone else.

    (I don't want to update to last beta because have some issues with 3DTV Play...i use 3DTV Play).

    Thanks Helix for the fix!!!

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  15. Dear HeliX, sorry that wrong topic, i dont know where i can write to you. Can you make fix for Need for Speed Most Wanted 2012?

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    1. Someone asked on Dishonored, he said he doesn't own it.

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  16. I hope Helix or somebody can fix Resident Evil 6 at some point, imho is a good action title worth of 3D Vision

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  17. Is there a way to use the low separation preset with a gamepad?

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    1. You bind right mouse button to left trigger.

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    2. I got it working with xpadder and it's a big improvement but still kinda funny, like it gets triggered when I'm reversing in a car haha

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    3. Yea, its unfortunate but only solution.

      In Borderlands 2 the gunzerker is practically unplayable [or a bit hard to use]
      He has a skill where you hold down left/right mouse and attack with both weapons at once.

      You can tweak the gunsights "amount of convergence" by holding down right mouse button down. And adjusting your convergence, then while holding down click F7 to save.
      I got as high as I can with gunsights while making it that aiming doesnt bother me so there isnt as big as a disparity between the two "modes". I recommend trying it.

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  18. Hmm... nothing changed for me. Copied files into the bin folder and set DX mode to 9, but have the same issues like w/o the patch :(

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    1. For some people setting to dx9 in game doesnt stick. Unfortunately I dont know the exact destiation for blood dragon since I dont have it installed atm.. It probably looks like this..
      \Users\....\Documents\my games\Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon\Gamerprofile.ini
      It might be /Blood Dragon/
      should say
      UseD3D11="0"

      Then try to extract the fix into /blood dragon/ + /Blood Dragon/bin/

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  19. I unpacked the files into /bin and after just playing the first few seconds it seems pretty apparent that it hasn't taken effect. Lens flares are popping out at me all in the same plane. Is there something I might have done wrong? It seems like I followed the instructions.

    I also made sure that I was in DirectX 9 mode.

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    1. Some people are saying setting to DX9 in game doesnt work so got to do it in settings. You did these full instructions?

      \Users\....\Documents\my games\Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon\Gamerprofile.ini
      It might be /Blood Dragon/
      should say
      UseD3D11="0"

      Then try to extract the fix into /blood dragon/ + /Blood Dragon/bin/

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    2. It may actually be
      \Users\....\Documents\my games\Far Cry 3\Gamerprofile.ini

      I helped volk with it earlier and thats what he says. So it might be using same settings as base game.

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  20. Hi

    I have just bought this in the sales. I think a patch might have borked this fix.
    The Release seems to be activating but the water is glitchy and there are other issues like the doubling of textures through smoke.
    Could someone confirm whether it was a patch or if it is my end.

    Thanks!

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    1. Would have to ask on nvidia forums. Hasnt been an update to game. If shadows are working its in dx9 and correctly installed.

      Only suggestiong I can think of is reinstalling nvidia drivers. sometimes it has an issue where profiles dont install properly.

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    2. Will do. Thanks mate. :)

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    3. That's the one. I hadn't updated my drivers since March! I was worried the newer ones messed up Vision. Obviously not!

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    4. No it's messed up for me now too :( Complete double vision on my weapon and all kinds of objects.. Super frustrating

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  21. Wow, just found this site while searching for a way to get better 3d for blood dragon. Seriously impressed by this list of games you have improved. You sir, are a hero in the eyes of gamers that use 3d vision. Thanks for the hard work!

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  22. How you mod this game? I know you mod the 3d, but maybe you know how mod something else? I need too change language. Reply on zielinski.mich@yahoo.com if you can

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  23. will you create 3d fix for Need for speed the run?This is the best race game but only one not support 3d vision SNIT!THANKS!

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