A generic post-processing injector for games and video software


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Download ReShade 5.8.0

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    ReShade 5.8.0 LATEST

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    Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 64 / Windows 11

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    ReShade Team / ReShade

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ReShade is an open-source post-processing injector that can intercept the certain information videogame engines are sending from CPU to GPU, and alter that data in order to incorporate brand new rendering techniques used to alter the look of final game visuals.

With this app, PC gamers can effortlessly add a wide variety of custom processing templates to their favorite video games, adding new elements such as  Anti-Aliasing, screen-space ambient occlusion, chromatic aberration, depth of field effects, film grain, color correction, color post-processing, multi-pass blurring and many other effects that are not natively supported by many video games.

It is important to note that while ReShade for PC has the ability to work with frame color and depth information data generated by the game engine, the depth information and the plugins that depend on it are available only during the singleplayer games to prevent possible exploitation and cheating in a multiplayer environment. In addition to the built-in plugins, users are also encouraged to create their own using ReShade’s very own shading language and transcompiler named ReShade FX.

Managed by “croside” and constantly upgraded with the community contribution, this useful post-processing utility has managed to become one of the most common ways gamers from all around the world can alter the look of their favorite game titles. To install and get it up and running, users are simply required to download the app, start the setup tool, follow the instructions, get into the game, and press the hotkey button that will turn on the ReShade overlay.

It should be noted that this app can drain a few rendering resources during gaming, and various effects can especially strain your GPU. This is most obvious with the demanding raytracing plugins that can introduce realistic lightning to games but require top of the line GPU hardware to reach playable framerates.

ReShade for PC is compatible with all modern rendering APIs such as Direct3D 9, Direct3D 10, Direct3D 11, Direct3D 12, OpenGL, and Vulkan, and is optimized for modern versions of Windows OS such as Windows 7 SP1, 8.1 or 10.

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