Sunday, June 25, 2017

Hollow Knight




3D Vision fix for Hollow Knight, with extra graphics options.

Fixed
- Haloing effect.
- Fixed shaders using DarkStarSword Unity scripts (I don't know how they looked before applying them).

Installation
- Download this file and extract (with 7-zip, for example) its contents in the "Hollow Knight" folder, where "hollow_knight.exe" is.
- Make a shortcut to the game using the "-window-mode exclusive" parameter (without quotes). Example: "C:\GOG\Hollow Knight\hollow_knight.exe" -window-mode exclusive
- Boot the game.

Hotkeys
- F1: four convergence presets.
- F2: depth of field toggle. Not disabled by default.
- F3: HUD depth presets. Screen depth by default.
- F4: film grain toggle. Not disabled by default.
- F5: bloom toggle. Not disabled by default.
- 1 (not numpad): HUD toggle (with a nice collapse animation).

Recommendations
- Disable vsync ingame, force it in the drivers and cap the fps to 60 in RTSS, to have the smoothest experience. For 2D, change the fps limit to our refresh rate.


If you liked the fix and want to contribute for more future fixes, you can donate to this PayPal account: masterotakusuko@gmail.com

18 comments:

  1. Uoouuu BAM! , Thanks for your fix!!

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  2. Good Job. Thanks for the contribution.

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  3. Thanks for your great work!

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  4. Done everything you said, but when I launch the game nothing happens :/ Any ideas?

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    1. Sorry for the late response. Let's try something else. Open "d3dx.ini". Search the line:

      full_screen=0

      And change it to =1 or =2. It's an alternative way to force fullscreen. I tried it and it works, without having to do the shortcut thing.

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  5. in my case it won't work either, when trying to start the game there's a sound and nothing happens.. i already tried the shorcut way and what you told to the anon guy same result

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  6. yes, it makes a beep boop noise 4 times and doesnt launch the game

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  7. it run without the nvapi.dll but doesnt activate this way right?

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  8. i've done everything what you said and it doesn't work. it's just 4 boop noises and that's all. the game is'nt starting at all. \sorry for my english, that's too bad\

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    1. Those are error sounds, usually because shaders are not compiling properly.

      To help figure it out, please go to the d3dx.ini and change the calls=1, debug=1, unbuffered=1. That will generate a log file that we can look at to see what is happening. Post it to pastebin.

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    2. so, i've done it. https://pastebin.com/psBe3DuP

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    3. OK, thanks. That looks like something is wrong with your 3D setup itself. Either the 3D driver is missing, or broken, or possibly 3D is disabled altogether.

      Make sure 3D is working correctly first. Use the Setup in the 3D control panel, and use the Test Stereoscopic 3D sample.

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    4. 3D is working correctly, as i understood. And i installed drivers for my videocard and it didn't helped too. There is 4 boop noise and game doesn't starting at all.

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    5. Sorry, nothing there makes any sense. This is a fundamental problem of some form. We only do the DoubleBeepExit for a handle of cases, and they are focused around things like Nvidia driver being available.

      What OS are you running? Do any other games work? Does this game work if you remove our fix using uninstall.bat?

      Also, try using the DDU to reinstall your video driver cleanly. Something seems broken on your system.

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    6. Yes, the game is working without your fix. I'm running Windows 10 x64. Other games work. There is a problem in fix, i don't have any problem with game withou it.

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    7. Also, i don't use NVidia videocard. There is an Intel one.

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    8. Ah, OK, that is the problem. NVidia 3D Vision only works on NVidia GPUs. Our stereoscopic fixes do not work with Intel or AMD GPUs because we require the Nvidia driver.

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  9. Thanks for fixing this, masterotaku. I'm only three hours in, but so far the 3d looks great. Actually, I think this is the prettiest "paper cutout" game I've played yet.

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