Aperture Reshade
A reshade preset that can be installed for many different games that adds various visual effects such as color correction, bloom, sharpening and lens flares.

How to install for Half-Life 2 or any Half-Life 2 based game:

  1. Download the latest version of Reshade from: Reshade.me
  2. Run the .exe installer you downloaded
  3. Press select game, and navigate to \steamapps\common\Half-Life 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 from the downloaded zip into \Half-Life 2\bin
  9. Place the filmlut.png file into \Half-Life 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.

Download version for Portal 2: Moddb.com

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Reshade preset that adds many visual effects that make the game look better.

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emeraldminer299
emeraldminer299

What is the "Home button"?

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scruffygamer
scruffygamer

We're doing something similar, actually. My Discord is scruffygamer#7607 if you wish to join our dev team!

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ReezeTheVampire
ReezeTheVampire

The true question is: Does adding excessive bloom everywhere really make the game look better, or just more bloomy? The world may never know.

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kaamalauppias Creator
kaamalauppias

Good guestion. You can change the bloom amount or disable it completely in the reshade menu. Though the most important effect this mod adds is the LUT color correction which gives the game film camera style colors with washed out blacks and stronger blues and yellows. There are a bunch of other effects as well such as eye adaptation, lens flares and sharpening.

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