Decorating black borders via ReShade

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Zefir
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Hi everyone!

As a newbie Σ-player and "rare" (https://forum.median-xl.com/viewtopic.php?p=61076#p61076) owner of widescreen (16:9) display, I was confused of black borders at left and right sides.
The deeeeepest search showed that developers don't care that it looks ugly, so I did what I could to keep my esthetic feelings in safety :P

I found Diablo II works perfect with ReShade. Therefore, in addition to forming my own preset, I used the Layer.fx shader with photoshopped placeholder (collage of multiple parts of Diablo III pre-releases & actual screenshots to be consistent with Σ 1.2 GUI). Also – because of expanding viewport – I added new overlayed panel figures.
So, there is some...

Screenshots:
- 1st version -
    o Before (ReShade is fully disabled):
► Screenshot

    o After (with some other shaders):
► Screenshot

    o The perfect remastering made by duysir0:
► Screenshot

- 2nd version -
Image
Is made in 4 different color schemes:
    1. "Classic" banners [] for brave wanderers
    2. "Heroic" banners [] for valiant paladins
    3. Completely gray [▮▮]
    4. "Monochromatic" banners []
Preview with Layer.fx only is turned on:
► For conservatives

Instruction:

Important!
ReShade works with Diablo II only in fullscreen mode - with - disabled WGL_ARB_render_texture in Glide settings (in "Extensions" section)!
Glide-settings screenshot:
► Where it is

1. Download and install ReShade.
2. To enable this overlay, (re)place the "layer.png" file* into "reshade-shaders\Textures" directory (it creates by ReShade installer in your Diablo II folder).
3. After that, edit your "DefaultPreset.ini" (or custom) by changing variable Layer_Scale in [Layer.fx] section; set value 1.2**. Make sure there is the Layer in the Techniques list.

    - or -
Use an in-game ReShade control panel:
► Toggles by pressing the Home key

    - or -
Download the "DefaultPreset.ini" from the link below and place it into your Diablo II directory.
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* Make sure the file has the exact name "layer.png". If not, rename it.
** My display has 1920×1080 screen resolution; in other cases the scale factor may be different, I actually didn't experiment with that.

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Any suggestions are welcome :^)
Have a good game!
Edited by Zefir 2 months.
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Kinda love it, tbh.
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Pretty cool, I think ill use it.
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cool, well done.
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I don't like it (don't take it personally), still i'll give you +1 for the voluntary effort, others surely can enjoy, and i will stick to window borderless and all is good.
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Thanks OP, having a blast with all the shader fxs :mrgreen:
Also, godray fx makes the intro screen majestic af. Now I couldn't even log in to play the game :shock:
Here's a pic of my UHM gloImagewing on this dark canyon
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Zefir
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duysir0 wrote:Thanks OP, having a blast with all the shader fxs :mrgreen:
Also, godray fx makes the intro screen majestic af. Now I couldn't even log in to play the game :shock:
Here's a pic of my UHM glowing on this dark canyon

Wow, I basically imported my preset's config from D1 (with a bit of changes) and godrays doesn't have such effect there :o
Anyway, mana orb looks cooosmic with it. It's a pity that is not possible to enable the mask for a separate shader to avoid visual artifacts
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Are we allowed to use this on sinwar?
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duysir0 wrote:
Thanks OP, having a blast with all the shader fxs :mrgreen:
Also, godray fx makes the intro screen majestic af. Now I couldn't even log in to play the game :shock:
Here's a pic of my UHM gloImagewing on this dark canyon


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