Why not use symbolic links? Rather than having Reshade files in every game folder? Should make updating shaders/ reshade much easier as you can do it in bulk rather than per game... Also makes adding custom shaders much easier... Reshade d3d9.dll with all default shaders is 10.8 MB (11,390,976 bytes). I have 785 games installed. So having reshade on symbolic link rather than per game would save me ~8.4gb....
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Why not use symbolic links? 8 months 2 weeks ago #2
Nothing stops you from using links. It is unnecessary because ReShade uses the concept of search paths though. Just put your shaders in one place and edit the search paths in the settings to point to that place.
The default installs shaders to every game because that is what people are used to, but it is in no way a requirement for ReShade. You can organize it however you want.