Threatened by an unknown enemy, the Earth’s governments unite to form an elite paramilitary organization, known as XCOM, to combat this extraterrestrial attack. As the commander of XCOM, you control the global defense team in a battle against a terrifying alien invasion by creating a fully operational base, researching alien technologies, planning combat missions, and controlling soldier movement in battle.
ENB and SweetFX for XCOM Enemy Unknown & Enemy Within. This is a Place and Play, no adjustments required.
Win10 users check below video.
To Install: Must be placed twice, once in regular game folder and once in DLC folder.
Extract to the following locations : Place in both folders.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\XCom-Enemy-Unknown\Binaries\Win32
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\XCom-Enemy-Unknown\XEW\Binaries\Win32
Remove the same files.
Win10 users make the following adjustment as shown in the video below.
Nvidia Users. Enable DSR in your Nvidia control panel (as shown here), under the global settings. (I checked all the boxes to allow for all the resolutions).
ATI Users: Enable VSR here.
If game appears dark.
Make this alteration to XCom-Enemy-Unknown.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 game folder and change the line under [GLOBAL] AllowAntialias=1 to AllowAntialias=0.
This is a combination of several different setting files and programs I found I could use with one another (after some adjustments) for XCOM Enemy Unknown & Enemy Within. It adds detail, shading and lighting, while enhancing colors but not altering the base colors of the game. Settings image can be found on my profile.
To make adjustments to ENB, alter the enbseries.ini configuration settings file, found in the Binaries\Win32 folder.
To make adjustments to Sweetfx, go to \SweetFX\Presets and alter the XCom-Enemy-Unknown.txt file.
The default settings file is located in the SweetFX 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).
Using the Printscreen, will generate ingame screenshots .
They can be found placed in the Binaries\Win32 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: 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.
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.