Made D3's color scheme darker ingame [+video]

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Hello guys. Here are some screenshot comparisons of how I made Diablo III have a darker color scheme, it works in game, these screenshots were not modified using an image editor. It works as a direct3d post processing filter, making the game look sharper, have less saturation, add a slight bit of a (silver) sepia tone, slightly lowered exposure, slightly raised gamma.

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post the files to make this happen for your game so here are some screenshots. I want to know what you guys think.

[UPDATE 2] Heres a video of it in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcnIIVYSuLM
A screenshot album: http://picasaweb.google.com/105004893592575497793/DarkerD3FilterScreenshots
Screenshot slideshow: http://picasaweb.google.com/105004893592575497793/DarkerD3FilterScreenshots#slideshow

[UPDATE] Here are a new set of screenshots, I changed the sepia tone to a more neutral silver color (removing that reddish look), and balanced the exposure and gamma, making it not so dark as before.

New Tristram
(orig 1): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot088.jpg
(post 1): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot089.jpg
(orig 2): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot093.jpg
(post 2): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot092.jpg
Inn
(orig): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot097.jpg
(post): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot096.jpg
Old Ruins
(orig 1): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot098.jpg
(post 1): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot099.jpg
(orig 2): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot101.jpg
(post 2): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot100.jpg
Dark Cellar
(orig): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot109.jpg
(post): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot108.jpg
Leoric's Passage
(orig 1): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot113.jpg
(post 1): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot112.jpg
(orig 2): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot116.jpg
(post 2): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot115.jpg
Cathedral
(orig 1): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot124.jpg
(post 1): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot125.jpg
(orig 2): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot138.jpg
(post 2): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot137.jpg
(orig 3): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot145.jpg
(post 3): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot146.jpg
Cementary
(orig 1): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot154.jpg
(post 1): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot153.jpg
(orig 2): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot158.jpg
(post 2): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot157.jpg

[Old Screenshots]
New Tristram (original): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot057.jpg
(post processing): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot058.jpg
Cathedral (original): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot047.jpg
(post processing): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot046.jpg
Inn (original): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot062.jpg
(post processing): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot061.jpg
Login screen (original): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot038.jpg
(post processing): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot039.jpg
Character select (original): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot040.jpg
(post processing): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43157238/d3screens/Screenshot041.jpg
Why are games only good if they're played in the dark?
It's a just a personal preference, for me the game looked washed out, and had too much blue and green hues.
just make them like doom 3

http://www.robyngallagher.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/black.jpg
A video would be nice.
Looks nice.
I can feel the eyestrain setting in already. o_o
Looks really good except the cathedral its too much giving it a red hue I would like to see some minor tweaks back to the lighter side to even it up or it wont work for intended low lighting areas
some people like to, you know, SEE THINGS.
Sharpening the image is cheating.

11/17/2011 12:02 AMPosted by Crocodilius
some people like to, you know, SEE THINGS.


lol agreed, I think the lighting is great the way it is :)
For the first time I'll say that the darker ones look better.. but only because of the textures. It's sharper, less cartoonish. The rest is fine the way it is!

Just remember what Jay Wilson said... It's really easy to photoshop a screenshot, but you can't photoshop the game.
11/17/2011 04:27 AMPosted by Blackluc
For the first time I'll say that the darker ones look better.. but only because of the textures. It's sharper, less cartoonish. The rest is fine the way it is!<br /><br />Just remember what Jay Wilson said... It's really easy to photoshop a screenshot, but you can't photoshop the game.


The game does appear to be far too saturated. Much like poorly made saturday morning cartoons, however it's fun as hell to play.
I really wish you hadn't sharpend it. Cant really make an informed comparison because you did to much.

The biggest issue I have with D3, is it seems to have that "full screen glow" effect (not quite at the level of wow) and I don't know if you can turn it off.

Just remember what Jay Wilson said... It's really easy to photoshop a screenshot, but you can't photoshop the game.


He isn't using PS, he is using a Direct3D post process filter (by his own words). The only issue that really comes from using filters on the game is you are placing more graphical overhead on your GPU/CPU and it can/will degrade game performance.
LIKED. it looks more gritty. i think it should be this way. can you tell us how to go about getting this exactly?
Certainly prefer the game darker and grittier.

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