Reshade and SweetFX for Dead Island, easy to install. No adjustments required.
Download and run the ReShade Setup.exe from the rar file or extract the contents to a folder on your desktop and run it.
Direct it to the game.exe, Autodetect should work if not set it to direct3d 9 after it completes, close the bar don't run it.
Start and play. (Adjust ingame settings)
Game.exe - DeadIslandGame.exe
Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dead Island.
Check my profile for directions for DSR setup for Nvidia users. Reshade version does not require any file changes for DSR.
Below pic with DSR. Cinematic.
Settings. Adjust gamma/lighting.
Preview Pic for mod done using tweaking tool with bloom disabled. Disable motion blur to prevent screen flickers at higher resolutions using tool.
Thanks to Christian Jensen (CeeJay.dk) and Crosire for reshade and sweetfx.
I hope you find these programs and adjustments helpful at making your game more enjoyable.