Photorealistic reshade for Portal 2 that makes the game look like it was released this year

This can be installed for almost any game in addition to Portal 2, but the installation process will vary. Here is a version for Half-Life 2 (and all Half-Life 2-based games): Nexusmods.com

How to install:

1. Download this mod and the latest version of Reshade from: Reshade.me
2. Run the .exe installer you downloaded
3. Press select game, and navigate to \steamapps\common\Portal 2\bin
4. Select vvis.exe and press ok, tick the box that says Direct3D 9
5. The program will ask you if you want to download a collection of standard effects, click yes.
6. Make sure everything is selected and press OK
7. Close the installer
8. Place the Aperture.ini and ReShade.ini from this zip into \steamapps\common\Portal 2\
9. Place the filmlut.png file into \Portal 2\bin\reshade-shaders\Textures
10. Launch the game, press the home key to open reshade menu
11. Select the aperture reshade preset by pressing the small arrows at the top of the menu

Done, you can use the tickboxes to disable / enable effects you want. It is important to keep the LUT tickbox enabled.

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Photorealistic reshade for Portal 2 that makes the game look like it was released this year

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whytoexist
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You techinally can unstall it by deleting everything in the portal 2 folder and call it a day, but you'd have to know how to validate the files in steam. Thats how I unstalled a ultra graphics mod off portal 2, simply go to your steam directory > steamapps > common > portal 2 > delete everything in the folder BUT NOT THE ACTUAL FOLDER. Then validate your files, it might take some time but it should get the job well done. I am pretty sure you know how to validate your files, if you dont know how to do that, look up a tutorial.

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thekingofthecross
thekingofthecross

How do i uninstall this

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Portal124
Portal124

You don't. It's a permanent mod.

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KeyganL
KeyganL

When I press shift + f2 nothing pops up in game, I installed it correctly as i have the box telling me to press 'Home' to start tutorial. Anyone able to help me out??

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POGnator
POGnator

I had to pres Pos1 on my keyboard.

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kingdruiduk.AKA.DJ
kingdruiduk.AKA.DJ

I dont know why you get some people moaning about cinematic mod. I've been using it since it came out. I've configured it the way I want it. It's bloody awesome.
You use the configurator in the root folder of the game. Then run the game from the game folder not steam. because steam dont use the same settings. Big difference. Also i've been using Reshade for ages now took me a bit of time to set the quality of my games but they do look good. Just give yourself a little bit of time and you will get it right. Thats how a lot of remastering is done if you got the right tools. Peace.

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ze-machinista
ze-machinista

Hey there! I would like to know which shader are actually supposed to be in use, when I load the Aperture.ini. For some reason when I install the 4.9.1 version of Reshade, no shader is active.

Do I need to install an older version of Reshade?
Which shaderpacks do I choose when installing Reshade?

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