GUIDE on removing blue tint -No injectors required

Deleet_SS
GR Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2012-08-03 15:53 , edited 2012-08-05 16:02 by Deleet_SS
*Screenshots added at the end of the post.

BACKSTORY:
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So after tenths of hours messing around with injectors(especially the FXXA one) I still wasn' t satisfied with the results they gave on removing the blue tint. Danoc1' s v1.3 [itsmods.com] was really good but I felt it added a weird green/red filter and the colors didn' t look so vibrant.

Then I discovered the SMAA injector [mrhaandi.blogspot.gr]. Although it hasn' t got any filters and effects like the FXAA one, SMAA is better than FXAA and better than 2x in game MSAA.

After some tests these are the results I found:

FPS drop:
SMAA(ultra preset): 17.27%
FXAA: 19.16%
MSAA x2: 19.49%
MSAA x4: 29.98%

As you can see SMAA looks better and is less taxing for our systems.
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-->But I wanted that blue filter removed! So I achieved this via NVIDIA' s control panel(sry AMD guys I can' t help you on that). These are the settings that worked for me(MAKE SURE YOUR MONITOR IS PROPERLY CALIBRATED):

NVIDIA users:

1) Go to your NIVIDIA Control Panel
2) Select Adjust Desktop Color Settings
3) Select Use NVIDIA Settings
4) Select the following color settings:

-->V1.1a(more red/pink/orange than v1.1b):

(Red)
Brightness: 57%
Contrast: 65%
Gamma: 1.08

(Green)
Brightness: 52%
Contrast: 50%
Gamma: 1.01

(Blue)
Brightness: 47%
Contrast: 47%
Gamma: 0.97

Digital Vibrance: 70%(personal preference)

In-game Brightness: 3/5(personal preference)


-->V1.1b(less red/pink/orange than v1.1a):

(Red)
Brightness: 55%
Contrast: 60%
Gamma: 1.05

(Green)
Brightness: 50%
Contrast: 50%
Gamma: 1.01

(Blue)
Brightness: 47%
Contrast: 47%
Gamma: 0.96

Digital Vibrance: 70%(personal preference)

In-game Brightness: 3/5(personal preference)


!Best of all, you are able to turn it off and on by selecting between "Other applications control color settings" & "Use NVIDIA settings".

(not tested by me)AMD users(thanks tehman):
tehman_al said:
For AMD:
Catalyst Control Center -> My VGA Displays -> Display Color (VGA Display)

Saturation : 145
Brightness : 20
Temperature 6000k

Viola, a more colourful game.


P.S. In the future I will reconfigure this settings for even better color accuracy and blue tint removement, although I believe 99% of this blue tint is gone :)


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SCREENSHOTS:
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(Sidenote: Screenshots don' t represent 100% accurately how these settings look in-game. As there is no way to take screenshots that can save the changed colors through NVidia' s control panel, those where edited to try and replicate the results as close as possible.)

Grand Bazaar:
-Before [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1a [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1b [i.imgur.com]
-Before [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1a [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1b [i.imgur.com]
-Before [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1a [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1b [i.imgur.com]

Caspian Border:
-Before [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1a [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1b [i.imgur.com]
-Before [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1a [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1b [i.imgur.com]
-Before [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1a [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1b [i.imgur.com]

Wake Island:
-Before [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1a [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1b [i.imgur.com]
-Before [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1a [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1b [i.imgur.com]
-Before [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1a [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1b [i.imgur.com]

Op Metro:
-Before [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1a [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1b [i.imgur.com]
-Before [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1a [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1b [i.imgur.com]
-Before [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1a [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1b [i.imgur.com]

Sienne Crossing:
-Before [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1a [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1b [i.imgur.com]
-Before [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1a [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1b [i.imgur.com]
-Before [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1a [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1b [i.imgur.com]

Gulf of Oman:
-Before [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1a [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1b [i.imgur.com]
-Before [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1a [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1b [i.imgur.com]
-Before [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1a [i.imgur.com] After_v1.1b [i.imgur.com]
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FuT-FourTwoFour
Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2012-08-03 16:02 , edited 2012-08-03 16:02 by FuT-FourTwoFour
I'll wait for a screenshot. Thanks for posting!
DarkRadeon7000
Enlisted: 2011-11-07
2012-08-03 16:04
WTF Fxaa injecot has a performance impact as same as 2XMSAA.looks like I gotta delete the injector coz I could really use that MSAA.LOL
Yeah I paid for this sig and for premium and if you didnt I am superior to you in every way.U MAD?
ILikon
PT Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2012-08-03 16:09
nice thread
i had thought of this before but never gave myself to the work of trying it and tuning it
gona try it later, thanks for the info
JC7133
US Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-08-03 16:10
and that is why i dont use injectors. i already play at 40 fps...
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K3lthoras
DE Enlisted: 2011-12-31
2012-08-03 16:17 , edited 2012-08-04 17:17 by K3lthoras
(The funny fact is, that FXAA has no impact on the performance, when you have the right settings.)

I made a mistake here, FXAA has indeed a hit on performance. I am sorry about that.
Waiting for the breakthrough.
Deleet_SS
GR Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2012-08-03 16:19
K3lthoras said:
The funny fact is, that FXAA has no impact on the performance, when you have the right settings.


In-game FXAA has little to none impact, but looks blurry as hell. FXAA injector has the impact mentioned above.
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Phreec
SE Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2012-08-03 16:31
Are you really stupid enough to link cheating sites on the official BF3 forums?
http://www.youtube.com/Phreec1337
BloodyValley
CA Enlisted: 2012-02-25
2012-08-03 16:31
Thanks
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NOVA-GOA
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2012-08-03 16:37
yea FXAA does impact performance and increases your CPU usage a bit. i did some tests with it on and off and capped my FPS to 90 so that it would be smoother.
but as adjusting your desktop colors stay away from it it isnt worth all the trouble and it looks like shit i did the same thing what this guy posted for the nvdia panel and it didnt look good at all.

here are my test results with the CPU performance monitor to show you the difference on the impact from the FXAA injectors.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M06UvsHZN8k&feature=plcp [youtube.com]






http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT_2i1Rv5rM&feature=plcp [youtube.com]
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Deleet_SS
GR Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2012-08-03 16:39
Phreec said:
Are you really stupid enough to link cheating sites on the official BF3 forums?


Didn' t noticed. Thanks, fixed.
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tehman_al
GB Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2012-08-03 16:42
For AMD:
Catalyst Control Center -> My VGA Displays -> Display Color (VGA Display)

Saturation : 145
Brightness : 20
Temperature 6000k

Viola, a more colourful game.
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SpaceLR
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2012-08-03 16:44
I think we just petition to remove the blue filter like in the forum post we have. We shouldn't have to use third party programs to make the game look like it should have been.
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654489861710012/1/ My name is Hawksh0t and I approve this message.
DJudic
Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2012-08-03 16:46
DarkAlcatraz7000 said:
WTF Fxaa injecot has a performance impact as same as 2XMSAA.looks like I gotta delete the injector coz I could really use that MSAA.LOL


If you really did not notice a 20% drop I don't really think you need to do anything..
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Deleet_SS
GR Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2012-08-03 16:46
NOVA-GOA said:
yea FXAA does impact performance and increases your CPU usage a bit. i did some tests with it on and off and capped my FPS to 90 so that it would be smoother.
but as adjusting your desktop colors stay away from it it isnt worth all the trouble and it looks like shit i did the same thing what this guy posted for the nvdia panel and it didnt look good at all.

here are my test results with the CPU performance monitor to show you the difference on the impact from the FXAA injectors.


This thread is meant to help users get better colors without using 3rd party apps. This solutions you provided are included in my first post and most say that they DO look good but this is not the point of this thread.
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PrivacyisRisk
GB Enlisted: 2011-12-25
2012-08-03 16:48
Thanks, I do competitive so it will be a change for some colours and maybe see people better?
lol and the hs hit wasnt hes look its a ak !omg noobs
KostasGGR
Enlisted: 2012-04-26
2012-08-03 16:52
Can users that have ati cards do the above settings in the catalyst control centre or this is only for nvidia graphic cards?
Deleet_SS
GR Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2012-08-03 16:52
Privacy_eXis said:
Thanks, I do competitive so it will be a change for some colours and maybe see people better?


Bumping Digital Vibrance(or saturation for AMD) up will help for sure! I am doing competitive too and that blue tint makes it harder for me to spot enemies, so yes I believe that the changes in colors helps on that aspect.
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Jerhicco89
US Enlisted: 2011-10-29
2012-08-03 17:00
It looks fantastic. Thank you for this guide! I love it!
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/en/forum/threadview/2832654489870017585/
KostasGGR
Enlisted: 2012-04-26
2012-08-03 17:01
It's great to see you making so useful guides. Thank you my friend!!! I love the new colours!