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Black Pearl Post-Processing Preset (in-game + showroom) 0.3

Custom filter for a clear, well exposed image. Default/g&b weathers compatible, AC 1.14

  1. Epistolarius
    Thought it'd be a good idea to publish my own post-processing preset for people to try.

    It incorporates fairly minimal changes for a clearer and more realistic looking image with no further 3rd party tools required. It attempts to eliminate issues with 1st/3rd person camera auto-exposure, DoF bleeding, glare and chromatic aberration, and can also give a small performance boost over default presets. 0.3 includes two presets:
    • 0_BlackPearl.ini for in-game sessions
    • 0_BlackPearl_Previews.ini, adjusted for creating previews in dark showrooms with the Kunos ksPreviewBuilder tool
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    Installation:
    Unpack the downloaded 7zip archive and move the .ini files to ...\assettocorsa\system\cfg\ppfilters and select the preset in-game through the graphics settings or post-processing app.

    Note that this mod is made for the default 100% exposure and 100% saturation in the Assetto Corsa video settings, so you can adjust it that way to your liking. Ctrl+Shift+ +/- adjusts saturation and page up/down adjusts exposure while in a session. Also note: the virtual mirror is sadly not affected by post-processing changes, hence it can appear a lot darker than the rest of the screen, with brighter presets OR darker weathers that effect is exaggerated. That is something for Kunos to fix.

    Please keep in mind that this preset makes no changes to the weathers. For improvements to the weathers I'd recommend taking a look at this mod:
    http://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/good-and-bad-weathers.11194/
    Together with Content Manager a must-have weather mod that I can't recommend enough.

    If you want to use my post-processing filter with these weathers make sure you have 'Use custom weather's PP-filters' deactivated in Settings/Content Manager/Drive or it overwrites the Black Pearl/any other post-processing filter for the duration of a session (drove me crazy for a while until I found that out).

    I also highly recommend this mod for a much improved windshield damage texture:
    http://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/new-hd-windshield-damage.10965/

    Changelog:
    • 2016-08-08 - 0.1
    • 2016-08-13 - 0.2; added 0_BlackPearl_Alternative.ini and 0_BlackPearl_Previews.ini
    • 2017-05-27 - 0.3; streamlined 0_BlackPearl and 0_BlackPearl_Alternative into one, adjusted auto exposure once again for changes from AC1.8-1.14 (reducing auto-adjusting when changing cameras/views), adjusted DoF, colours and saturation slightly. Previews preset remains unchanged.

Recent Reviews

  1. Jake Fangio
    Jake Fangio
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3
    Excellent
  2. Roderick Kennedy
    Roderick Kennedy
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3
    Thank you,love the look,good work.
    1. Epistolarius
  3. JusTiCe-8
    JusTiCe-8
    4/5,
    Version: 0.3
    Finally ! We can get rid of this super glossy over waxy finish the cars have with, at least, the "natural" Kunos filter :)

    Unfortunately, your settings makes it a bit too dark, for instance lights parts looks like very dark and black (mid clear, 10-11 AM with as suggested 100% exposure/saturation), and not enough glossy.

    Looking forward any updates.
    1. Epistolarius
      Author's Response
      Can you elaborate what you mean with "lights parts" and "not enough glossy"? Exposure and brightness is fine for me, you can adjust it if it's too dark on your monitor. My preset is overall brighter than the game default.
  4. Terra21
    Terra21
    5/5,
    Version: 0.2
    Awesome work mate. Really nice filters =)
    1. Epistolarius
  5. NeffO76
    NeffO76
    5/5,
    Version: 0.1
    very nice preset with most realistics sunsets. Can you give the sky a more nice bue sky colour like in reality? That would be awesome withthe amazing graphics of ac.
    1. Epistolarius
      Author's Response
      Working on it - I might do an alternative preset with a colder colour balance. Thanks for the feedback!
  6. blackcelica
    blackcelica
    5/5,
    Version: 0.1
    A different spin on things, I like it. Makes showroom shots look amazing.
  7. Xedrox
    Xedrox
    5/5,
    Version: 0.1
    These are looking great to me! The sun sets are so good. I will definitely be putting these in my mix. Thanks for sharing.
  8. gergerger
    gergerger
    2/5,
    Version: 0.1
    Too warm for my taste.
    1. Epistolarius
      Author's Response
      The mod has been updated twice since, you can give it another try if you want.