Two years after Commander Shepard repelled invading Reapers bent on the destruction of organic life, a mysterious new enemy has emerged. On the fringes of known space, something is silently abducting entire human colonies. Now Shepard must work with Cerberus, a ruthless organization devoted to human survival at any cost, to stop the most terrifying threat mankind has ever faced.
ENB and SweetFX for Mass Effect 2. This is a Place and Play, no adjustments required.
Download and extract to the following location :
Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Mass Effect 2\Binaries
Steam: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Mass Effect 2\Binaries.
Start and play. (Set ingame gamma/lighting)
To Uninstall: Simply goto the game folder and remove any file references (D3 or DX files, enb and sweetfx files)
ENB USERS WIN10
Rename the dxgi.dll to d3d11.dll
Reshade version, go here Nexusmods.com
If game appears dark.
Make this alteration to Mass Effect 2 settings.txt in the sweetFX\Preset folder. Change the define USE_SMAA_ANTIALIASING to 0.
If game has performance issues or microstutters.
Open enbseries.ini in the \Binaries folder and change the line under [GLOBAL] AllowAntialias=1 to AllowAntialias=0.
Additional Setup Note:
After the mod is working. Try the following to determine your preference.
Goto Documents\BioWare or mygames\Mass Effect 2\BIOGame\Config and edit the GamerSettings.ini. Add this line under [systemsettings] DepthOfField=False. Alter between TRUE and FALSE to determine your preference. This will effect bloom and radiance. FALSE can also look clearer for some.
As well, this alteration should be made, goto Documents\Bioware or mygames\Mass Effect\Config and edit the BIOEngine.ini. Set the following line DisableHWShadowMaps on False.
Settings to try: After the mod is running (Tweaking)
Run the MassEffect2Config.exe located in the Mass Effect 2\Binaries.
Try the game with and with out Dynamic Shadows to determine your preference.
Try adjusting your ingame lighting/gamma.
This is a combination of several different setting files and programs I found I could use with one another (after some adjustments) for Mass Effect 2. It adds detail, shading and lighting, while enhancing colors but not altering the base colors of the game.
This can be used in combination with any texture packs or add-ons.
To make adjustments to ENB, alter the enbseries.ini configuration settings file, found in the Binaries folder.
To make adjustments to Sweetfx, go to Binaries\SweetFX\Presets and alter the Mass Effect 2 settings.txt file.
The default settings file is located in the Binaries folder, SweetFX_settings.txt, however it is not used for the settings as the SweetFX_preset.txt file is directing it to the presets folder (alter to match, if you make change to location or name of settings file).
Origin Users will be happy to know, that using the Printscreen, will now generate ingame screenshots.
They can be found placed in the Binaries folder.
Use FastStone Image Viewer, to convert them to jpg or other formats.
Alter ENB and SweetFX settings as you like.
Full ENB Download available here.
Full Sweetfx Download available here.
For further information check here.
Trouble Shooting: Game
If you are using a pre-steam, or non-steam retail version. Goto Origin and setup an account. You can add your game by cd key and it will register and run from there. Allowing you access to updates and add-ons available for the game. After getting the updated version of the game and you have it working, re-apply the mod. Migrating your EA Games.
Trouble Shooting: Mod
Install the DX9 final release if you haven't done so previously. DX9 Final Release June2010
DX install: Download and run the file, tell it to extract to c:\dx, then after goto c:\dx and run the dxsetup file.
Check to make sure you are using the newest graphics drivers.
Try disabling any turbo or overclocking software.
If you experience issues with the ENB D3D9 try this: CTD, Graphics issues.
Replace the d3d9.dll with one of the alternates provided.
Updated version contains altd3d9 folder with alternate ENB launchers included.
Nvidia users can use this mod (Thanks to khalilsm) to allow the game to run if you have any issues.
Rename the d3d9.dll that came with this mod to d3d9orig.dll and place the d3d9.dll from that mod with it.
Thanks to Christian Jensen (CeeJay.dk) and Crosire for reshade and sweetfx.
Thanks for enb by Boris Vorontsov.
I hope you find these programs and adjustments helpful at making your game more enjoyable.
Thanks also to Mod DB and the Mod DB Community.