News Fallout 4 - Screenshots and "Portraits", Part I (Captured using SweetFX in ReShade)


Slowly doing more and more after a harder time with Colds/Flu/etc, I have been having a ton of fun with Fallout 4, ever since I received it as a gift from My Better Half recently when it was on sale - so much so, I can't tear myself away to do a First Impressions on it, I am playing with every bit of energy I get... Although I find myself mainly enjoying just building up my Settlements [as opposed to getting Quests done out in the ruined world, I have managed to take a multitude of Screenshots - and while Fallout 4 does not seem to be a miracle-laden, leaps-and-bounds, rocketship-flight, leap-ahead in graphics advancement from Fallout 3 [it seems to be a heavily modified/improved FO3 Engine], it is still quite beautiful, with the potential to be immensely so. Not a clean-and-crisp representation of a post-apocalyptic future [to my own delight] debris is strewn everywhere in both outdoor and indoor scenes/areas, accented by Shader and Post-Processing Effects galore...all while trying to maintain a lower polygon count ['complexity of the shapes'] for Console (and Desktop) performance. If you are able to turn things up (and don't mind the relatively sluggish performance drops) this game can truly become a Screenshot-Taker's Paradise...

I have so many Screenshots already from it that I want to start sharing them all - but first, here are just a few, of what-I-am-calling "Portrait" ['photo-style'] captures that I was able to take, captured in-game with the ULTRA graphic Video Setting (tweaked slightly), with filtering done by SweetFX in ReShade, utilizing my own configuration/presets/profiles (these Presets are configured with high amounts of Sharpening, Grain and Colour Grading (shading/colour-correction) to produce a darker, grittier look overlaying the game textures). Other than the Picture Frames for the 'portraits' below (those with text) and The Blog logos/watermarkings on all of them, no heavy editing in these (colour changes, etc.) were done outside of the game ("this is how it looks in the game, once you take the Picture Frames or Logos away") - the faces especially, are completely untouched and are how they looked in the game itself... For those interested in reproducing these looks, all SweetFX/ReShade profiles I create/configure will be made available here for all to use, once they are finalized...Soon™


[I am also going to share these Screenshots and 'Portraits' (images with border and text added) at Flickr and through Steam, eventually. I hope everyone enjoys them all!]

And now... a few 'Portraits' and some Screenshots, all taken using SweetFX at the time:


Although I am mostly just building up my Settlements [as opposed to getting Quests done out in the ruined world heh], it is exposing me to the Settlers and their personalities... These "Portraits" [bordered, with green 'Pip-Boy-style' Text] are an expression of those interactions, what I think their personal qualities/goals are (from what I have been exposed to thus far) and my enjoyment of it all... I hope you enjoy these little ‘representational snippets’ of their lives....

Fallout 4 "Portraits" - Preston Garvey (Captured in-game, ULTRA Settings, no Mods, filtering done with SweetFX in ReShade, text andborder added)
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Fallout 4 "Portraits" - Marcy Long (Captured in-game, ULTRA Settings, no Mods, filtering done with SweetFX in ReShade, text and border added)
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Fallout 4 "Portraits" - Sturges (Captured in-game, ULTRA Settings, no Mods, filtering done with SweetFX in ReShade, text and border added)
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"Mama Murphy, can I take a picture of you?"
"Oooh I dunno kiddo, noone's gonna be interested in lookin' at ol' Mama Murphy, years from now... Besides, I haven't been to a salon in, oooh, I dunno how long..."
"Nonsense, Mama. You look fine. You have a special type of beauty I'd like to capture... Please?"
"Oooh alright... Just be sure to get Mama Murphy's 'good side', heheh...."


Fallout 4 - Mama Murphy "From Photo Shoot I" (SweetFX in ReShade)
Captured in-game, ULTRA settings, no Mods, filtering done with SweetFX
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Fallout 4 - Mama Murphy "From Photo Shoot II" (SweetFX in ReShade)
Captured in-game, ULTRA Settings, no Mods, filtering done with SweetFX
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Although it was hard to get a 'photo-style' angle, interacting with Mrs.Nordhagen (of Nordhagen Beach, Mass.) over and over eventually yielded this somewhat 'candid' shot of her and her husband, after 'talking' to her a number of times to get her to turn around - it was worth it to me, as these next two shots were the result... Lots of filtering was configured in SweetFX, having heavy sharpening and adding lots of colour grading, with a slight vignette [TV style] and Filmic passes, all done with SweetFX via ReShade.

Fallout 4 - "Mrs. Nordhagen, Settler I" (SweetFX in ReShade)
Captured in-game, ULTRA Settings, no Mods, filtering done with SweetFX
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Fallout 4 - "Mrs. Nordhagen, Settler II" (SweetFX in ReShade)
Captured in-game, ULTRA Settings, no Mods, filtering done with SweetFX
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[I have so many screens already... but I have to get them 'prepped' for Upload and between still being 'slow' - but still trying to enjoy the game as much as I can (taking Notes for a First Impressions post, with Tips, And More!) - the rest will have to come in increments ("Parts"). For now, I hope you all enjoy these though. Take care.]



ReShade by Crosire (reshade.me)
SweetFX by CeeJay.dk (ceejay.dk)
Game Material by Bethesda Game Studios (bgs.bethsoft.com)
Captured/Edited by Troy from The Game Tips And More Blog