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Breathe Life into the Undead: Vampire Bloodlines transformation guide

Thanks to the amazing job of Boris Vorontsov and his ENB Series, you can breathe life back into the old beast. And what life that is! Just take a peek to the screenshots below, and stay with me.

Before
After
Before
After
Before
After
No “before” for this one, Trip’s never looked so good, you know it!
HDR Blood purchases!
The Ventrue Tower never looked more creepy…
First things first:
1) Installation.
If you use Windows 7 and/or Vista, especially their 64bit versions, just put your dusty DVDs aside. What you need is the release of the game called “Vampire: Bloodlines – Ultimate Edition”, since it solves the installation problems that some 64bit systems face.
2) After the installation, you will need to download and install the Unofficial 7.6 patch from here.
You won’t be needing the official 1.2 patch, its already contained there.
Note: I have used the “Plus” installation that restores content that never managed to get into the game.
Also, now its a good time to go to the game’s installation folder and open the Extras folder, Inside you will find an executable called “ResPatch.exe”.
Run it, select your aspect ratio from the right, and it will set the appropriate resolution for you. I set it to 16:9, and I run the game at1920×1080 just fine.
3) You will also need the Unofficial Sound patch, that can give you all the 5.1 goodness in systems that don’t have EAX. You can find ithere.
4) Last, but not least, you will have to download the Enb Series files for Vampire, from the Enb Series website here.
Extract all the files from the .zip file in the root installation directory of the game (eg “C:\Games\Vampire Bloodlines”).
In order to have the results I got, you will need to replace the contents of the enbseries.ini file with the ones below:
[PROXY]
EnableProxyLibrary=0
InitProxyFunctions=1
ProxyLibrary=
[GLOBAL]
UseEffect=1
AlternativeDepth=0
AllowAntialias=1
BugFixMode=0
SkipShaderOptimization=0
QuadVertexBuffer=0
EnableShaders_3_0=1
UseMRTRendering=0
AdditionalConfigFile=enbseries2.ini
CyclicConfigReading=0
[EFFECT]
EnableBloom=1
EnableOcclusion=0
EnableReflection=1
EnableMotionBlur=0
EnableWater=1
EnableShadow=1
DepthBias=100
EnableDepthOfField=1
[INPUT]
KeyUseEffect=123
KeyBloom=120
KeyOcclusion=121
KeyReflection=122
KeyCombination=16
KeyScreenshot=44
KeyShadow=119
KeyWater=0
KeyShowFPS=106
KeyDepthOfField=118
[REFLECTION]
ReflectionPower=15
ChromePower=10
UseCurrentFrameReflection=0
ReflectionQuality=0
ReflectionSourceSpecular=50
ReflectionSourceTFactor=50
UseAdditiveReflection=0
ReflectionDepthBias=0
UseLowResReflection=0
ReflectionSinglePass=1
UseEnvBump=1
EnvBumpAmount=100
EnvBumpOffset=100
ReflectionFlip=0
[BLOOM]
BloomPowerDay=10
BloomFadeTime=1500
BloomConstantDay=0
BloomQuality=0
BloomScreenLevelDay=45
BloomCurveDay=5
BloomPowerNight=26
BloomConstantNight=0
BloomCurveNight=5
BloomScreenLevelNight=15
BloomAdaptationScreenLevel=70
BloomAdaptationMultiplier=20
BloomAllowOversaturation=1
BloomMaxLimit=80
[SSAO]
UseFilter=1
OcclusionQuality=2
FilterQuality=1
DarkeningLevel=30
BrighteningLevel=0
IlluminationLevel=0
AdditiveIlluminationLevel=0
UseAmbientOcclusion=1
UseIndirectLighting=1
FadeDistance=50
UseForAlphaTest=0
UseForAlphaBlend=0
UseNoiseRandomization=1
TextureQuality=1
[COLORCORRECTION]
DarkeningAmountDay=20
ScreenLevelDay=45
ScreenLevelNight=20
DarkeningAmountNight=0
GammaCurveDay=-1
GammaCurveNight=7
ColorSaturationDay=1
ColorSaturationNight=2
UsePaletteTexture=0
[WATER]
UseWaterDeep=1
WaterDeepness=20
WaterQuality=0
[SHADOW]
ShadowFadeStart=40
ShadowFadeEnd=80
ShadowAmountDay=60
ShadowAmountNight=30
ShadowScreenLevelDay=60
ShadowScreenLevelNight=20
ShadowQuality=0
UseShadowFilter=0
FilterQuality=2
ShadowBlurRange=30
[ENGINE]
ForceAnisotropicFiltering=1
MaxAnisotropy=8
ForceDisplayRefreshRate=0
DisplayRefreshRateHz=60
ForceDisplaySize=0
DisplayWidth=1024
DisplayHeight=768
[MOTIONBLUR]
MotionBlurQuality=1
MotionBlurVelocity=40
MotionBlurRotation=0
[PERPIXELLIGHTING]
SpecularColorMin=0
SpecularColorMax=100
SpecularColorMultiplier=100
SpecularGlossinessMin=0
SpecularGlossinessMax=100
SpecularGlossinessMultiplier=100
[DEPTHOFFIELD]
DOFQuality=0
DOFNumberOfPasses=2
DOFFocusRange=80
DOFBlurinessRange=10
DOFFadeTime=200
DOFFiltered=1
[OBJECT]
UseExponentialLighting=1
Save the file, make sure you set vampire.exe to Run as Administrator, and you are done!
The mod will be enabled by default, if its not, you can switch it on/off using Shift+F12.
(Beware, F12 is the default for “Quickload” in Vampire, just unbind it in the game controls menu and you should be fine).
The above settings are simply my preference, the choices are limitless. Play with them, and share with us below.
Happy hunting!

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