Sunday, October 6, 2019

Borderlands Game of the Year Enhanced Edition

With the release of my Borderlands 3 fix imminent, it occurred to me that I never got around to uploading the fix I made for the Borderlands GOTY Enhanced to the HelixMod site. It's been a little while since I worked on this, so I'm a bit fuzzy on some of the details, and therefore will keep this post relatively short and sweet. So without further "ado" (Borderlands 3 reference), let's get on with it.

3D Fix Summary

Game Engine: Unreal Engine 3.5 on DX11

Fixed Issues:
-Lighting & dynamic shadows placement
-Clipping issues on distant lighting sources
-Various halo causing effects

User Interface Features:
-Incorporates a dynamic 3D crosshair option
-Cyclable HUD depth
-Persistent settings. Once you set your preferred settings (eg. HUD depth) it will save the setting for future gaming sessions.

Not Fixed/Remaining Issues:
-Sun shafts aka God rays. Managed to fix these in the very first area, however other areas are broken despite using the same shader (or similar variants). This game uses a VERY different method than standard god ray shaders in pretty much all other UE3 games. Honestly, I spent a buttload of time on this, and it's heartbreaking that it doesn't work correctly outside the first area, but it is what it is.

Other notes:
-Game is very intolerant of Alt+tabbing out of the game. If on Windows 10, disabling fullscreen optimization might help. Just be prepared that if you alt + tab out of the game you'll most likely need to restart the game to get 3D to work again.


1. Download fix: Borderlands GOTY Enhanced 3D Fix v1.0
2. Extract fix contents to ..\BorderlandsGOTYEnhanced\Binaries\Win64\ folder
3. Required settings in Options - Video - Set Fullscreen to "Fullscreen"
   Recommend setting: Options - Video - Flare outs to Off (this disables sun shafts)
4. The following keybindings have been set up:
     F1 - Cycles through various HUD depth presets
     F2 - Cycles between 3 crosshair settings: 1) Dynamic/3D, 2) Static @ 95% depth, 3) Static @ same depth as rest of HUD
     F3 - Toggles the cel shading / black outlines on and off (default on)
     F4 - Toggles between disabling part of Erdian weapons effects that are uncomfortable when shooting them (default on)
       \  - Disables the HUD

Tools used and special credits

-3DMigoto v1.3.15 by 3DMigoto developers
-Autodepth crosshair custom shader by DarkStarSword


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  1. Awesome that you're still doing(and sharing) fixes man!!!!
    Thanks a lot DJ-RK!!!!!!!