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TOPIC: Idea: Reshade Lite!

Idea: Reshade Lite! 2 months 2 weeks ago #1

Hi,
I have been reading about the recent bans from PUBG, Arma 3 and some other games. When searched throughly, two things are their excuses:

1) Reshade itself and some Shaders have access to the depth shader.

2) The abusing of perfect perspective shader as a zoom feature.

Number 2 is already resolved as the creator of the shader limited zooming . Number 1, on the other hand can be solved by making a Reshade version without depth access, and only with limited amount of shaders.

Imagine a Reshade Lite, operating only as an AA solution + professional grade screen calibrating tool. Almost like a real time DaVinci Resolve, or Premiere Pro :) "Reshade Lite! The professional screen calibrating tool for your games!"

I know, it does not represent the freedom that Reshade originally gives to shader creators and users, but that would certainly shut the so called anti-cheat authorities' mouths.

What do you think? I'm not capable of writing such code, nor have the knowledge, but some of you geniuses out there maybe find that idea useful?
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Idea: Reshade Lite! 2 months 2 weeks ago #2

1 is already solved: ReShade disables depth access automatically in multiplayer games.
To add to that: I am in contact with some of the anti-cheat vendors and have agreements with them to whitelist ReShade. But a game developer has the last say in the end and is of course free to block ReShade if desired. I won't contest those decisions since it's their game not mine.
Cheers, crosire =)
Last Edit: 2 months 2 weeks ago by crosire.
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Idea: Reshade Lite! 2 months 2 weeks ago #3

crosire wrote:
1 is already solved: ReShade disables depth access automatically in multiplayer games.
To add to that: I am in contact with some of the anti-cheat vendors and have agreements with them to whitelist ReShade. But a game developer has the last say in the end and is of course free to block ReShade if desired. I won't contest those decisions since it's their game not mine.

I know, but somehow I was able to re-enable it on GTA Online (even MSAA was on) by trying to learn about depth and clicking some settings randomly. I used Depth Haze for about 30 minutes. I think this may be Battleeye's concern; people may re-enable depth access in online games.

I sincerely hope you and the vendors come to an agreement, because I'm almost personally offended by the people who see/think/use Reshade as a cheat tool.

And I also hope that services like Battleeye focus on real hackers, not come after color corrections and simple effects.
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Idea: Reshade Lite! 2 months 2 weeks ago #4

While I support your idea to some point (would like to get something like this to work with MPC-HC - essentially only for qUINT's Lightroom and working 3DLUT function) it would be too much work for "nothing". You simply can't stop people from finding a way to abuse ReShade/ its functions (or any other thing for that matter). ReShade is already blocking depth-info in most online games (but apparently they have a way to avoid it now?).
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Idea: Reshade Lite! 2 weeks 2 days ago #5

A lite version could have depth buffer support disabled completely, but it must also only ship with a curated collection of shader that it has whitelisted and can not be allowed to load other shaders or create new shaders.

Only then do I think some of the anti-modding game developers might be satisfied, but that is no guarantee. Some might do that just because.
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Idea: Reshade Lite! 1 week 5 days ago #6

If the infamous BattleEye can be convinced, the rest would follow.

Plus, there is np point of banning Reshade just because of a "zooming" shader, anymore. New Nvidia drivers support Reshade fx files without Reshade. One can simply load the shader into Nvidia's Freesytle and still have "unofficial zoom feature" for any game. Reshade is just the victim here.
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Idea: Reshade Lite! 1 week 5 days ago #7

It's not that easy:
1) You can't "zoom" with FreeStyle, because all shaders that could potentially be used for this are blocked in competitive games in FreeStyle.
2) It's not about convincing one and the rest follows. A couple of anti-cheat vendors are already convinced (including some that are much much bigger than BattlEye). Doesn't change the fact that some games don't want this, and that's their right.
Cheers, crosire =)
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Idea: Reshade Lite! 1 week 5 days ago #8

In Arma 3 you can use ReShade without any problems with BattlEye but
1) you can use any version beside v4.3 because BE forgot to put v4.3 on the whitelist
2) atm you can't start Arma 3 with last reShade version v4.4.2
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Idea: Reshade Lite! 1 week 3 days ago #9

Horus wrote:
In Arma 3 you can use ReShade without any problems with BattlEye but
1) you can use any version beside v4.3 because BE forgot to put v4.3 on the whitelist
2) atm you can't start Arma 3 with last reShade version v4.4.2

It doesn't change the fact that the game doesn't want you to use it and would ban you if they found out.
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Idea: Reshade Lite! 1 week 3 days ago #10

canceralp wrote:
Horus wrote:
In Arma 3 you can use ReShade without any problems with BattlEye but
1) you can use any version beside v4.3 because BE forgot to put v4.3 on the whitelist
2) atm you can't start Arma 3 with last reShade version v4.4.2

It doesn't change the fact that the game doesn't want you to use it and would ban you if they found out.
It doesn't change the fact that some ppl try to load/inject some other things (dll) paralel with ReShade ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ... problem is ppl not a ReShade or BattlEye.
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