Hawken Remove Bloom, Fog and Grain Guide



Hawken Remove Bloom, Fog and Grain Guide by JKiro

If you’re like me and the whole permanent bloom/fog thing in modern games is burning your eyes and giving you a headache, then do this to remove these terrible features :

1) Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\MeteorEntertainment\Hawken\InstalledHawkenFiles\HawkenGame\Config (or wherever you installed the game)
2) Copy DefaultSystemSettings.ini and paste it somewhere safe
3) Open DefaultSystemSettings.ini with Notepad
4) Search for your graphical settings in this file. Either search for “LOW”, “MEDIUM”, or “HIGH”. You’re find the default settings for each graphics quality.

For example, for HIGH :

; HIGH
[SystemSettingsBucket3]
BasedOn=SystemSettings
StaticDecals=True
DynamicDecals=True
UnbatchedDecals=True
DecalCullDistanceScale=0.6
DynamicShadows=True
LightEnvironmentShadows=True
Motionblur=True
DepthOfField=True
AmbientOcclusion=True
Bloom=True
bAllowLightShafts=True
Distortion=True
DropParticleDistortion=False
LensFlares=True
AllowRadialBlur=True
bAllowSeparateTranslucency=False
bAllowPostprocessMLAA=True
bAllowHighQualityMaterials=True
SkeletalMeshLODBias=0
DetailMode=2
MaxDrawDistanceScale=1.0
MaxAnisotropy=4
MaxShadowResolution=1024
MaxWholeSceneDominantShadowResolution=1280
ScreenPercentage=100.000000
ShadowTexelsPerPixel=1.3
bAllowWholeSceneDominantShadows=True
bUseConservativeShadowBounds=False
bAllowFracturedDamage=True
FractureCullDistanceScale=1.0
; buckets used in gfx options (1-3) must NOT have this set
;TextureDetailLevel=2 ; 0-low,1-mid,2-high,3-ultra
bAllowImageGrain=True
ParticleLODBias=0

Now, you can set all these options to False :

Motionblur= False
DepthOfField=False
Bloom=False
bAllowImageGrain=False

Motionblur is the… blur when you move the camera.
DepthOfField is the fact that things far away are very blurry, like this : http://www.istockpho…iew.php?ID=7271
Bloom is intense light like this : http://gangles.ca/im…bloom-halo3.jpg
Image Grain is like seeing the game though a sandstorm.

Thank to the devs for allowing us to disable all these options!

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