Our initial choice of ReShade for The Division & the black screen issue

For my first Reshade preset of The Division I have decided to go with Meridus FX

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  • If you haven’t already downloaded and used on other games the Reshade injector, then download it HERE

In game I maxed out everything except the following

  • Unzip the Reshade Injector and place somewhere accessible
  • Execute the Reshade .exe and click select game
  • Navigate to The Divisions .exe in the games main folder
  • Reshade should now install reshade and sweetfx to The Division, plus it should detect the game uses Direct x 11
  • Download Meridus FX preset HERE and place somewhere accessible
  • Navigate to you main Division folder and go into the SweetFX folder that should now be there
  • Create a new folder called Original SweetFX
  • Then copy SweetFX_Settings.txt in the same folder and paste into the new Original SweetFX folder you have just created. This will be your original backup.
  • Now unzip Meridus FX and change the name of the text document to just show SweetFX_Settings.txt
  • Once the name is changed, copy or paste this txt file into the SweetFX folder inside The Division main folder, and overwrite when asked.

In Game Settings

  • Shadows: Very High (not PCSS, waste of GPU and i don’t see any difference)
  • post-FX AA: Off
  • Chromatic aberration: Off
  • Vignette effect: Off
  • DoF:Medium (or even off if you prefer)

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Black screen on loading

If like me you have a black screen on loading, then the simple cure (for me at least) is to press ALT + ENTER, this will put you in windowed mode. From here I chose Fullscreen windowed and the problem was solved.



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