Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

SweetFX Digital Vibrance for CSGO.

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Modifying the EXE and DLL files can result in VAC bans when scanned. This has never been confirmed safe by Valve but some users claim to have used it for 1000+ hours ingame without any issues.

Use at own risk.

Update Added New uninstallation instructions! - 12 months ago

  • Don't use SweetFX Uninstall.bat! READ THE UNINSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS PLEASE!
  • Use vibrance.gui (google it) instead of this if you have any problems!!

If SweetFX stopped working for you, or you can't get it to work then my advice is that you use vibrance.gui instead (link) if you have an Nvidia OR AMD graphics card.

Steelseries Engine 3 & Razer Synapse are Stopping Sweetfx from working! Close them if you want to use Sweetfx.

Also try this:

  1. Verify integiry of game cache 2. Install SweetFX 4. Run the game, should say "First time setup" 3. Now sweetfx should work.

IF IT STOPS WORKING THEN PLEASE CHECK YOUR VIDEO OPTIONS AND MAKE SURE THAT MULTISAMPLING IS DISABLED!!!! OR IT WONT WORK.

FOLLOW THE UNINSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS BELLOW! UNINSTALL.BAT MIGHT NOT WORK FOR YOU! KEEP IN MIND THAT IF YOU UNINSTALL SWEETFX AND YOU FORGET TO REMOVE ALL THE FILES THEN CSGO WON'T LAUNCH! SEE BELOW

You will NOT get VAC banned because of SweetFX, I have been using it for more than 2000 hours of CSGO on 5 accounts without anything happening.

To Install: (With Pictures)

To Uninstall:

  • Go to your CS:GO Directory
  • DELETE ALL OF SWEETFX'S FILES! IF YOU LEAVE ANY FILES THEN THE GAME WON'T START!! UNINSTALL.BAT ISNT WORKING FOR EVERYONE SO JUST DO IT MANUALLY.
  • Here are all the files in /common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive: http://i.imgur.com/nAaGDAS.jpg (8 FILES AND THE SWEETFX FOLDER!) MAKE SURE YOU DONT DELETE THE "d3d9.dll" IN THE MAIN CSGO FOLDER!!!
  • Also delete these 2 files in the "bin" folder (d3d9.dll and injector.ini): http://i.imgur.com/DAtlYE7.jpg

Allowed in:

  • Matchmaking, Community servers, Altpug, CEVO.

Not allowed in:

  • ESEA, ESL.

Notes:

  • To toggle it in the game press Scroll Lock.
  • You can adjust the saturation by editing SweetFX_settings.txt (look for #Define Vibrance 1.0 and change it to 0.6 or something)
  • Disable SweetFX before opening your Hammer Map Editor or it might crash.
  • DO NOT USE IT WITH RADEON PRO. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. IT WON'T WORK WITH RADEON PRO.

If it doesn't work:

  • IT DOESN'T WORK WITH TEAMSPEAK/MUMBLE/XFIRE OVERLAYS, disable the overlay and sweetfx will work.
  • IT DOESN'T WORK WITH STEELSERIES ENGINE 3 AND RAZER SYNAPSE!
  • you can try to close any programs that you don't need in your notifications area (bottom right of taskbar), one of them could be the reason that is blocking sweetfx.

Most Pro Players Use Digital Vibrance

The reasons for that are explained by Markeloff here: Markeloff's settings
For Example: f0rest Get Right Friberg fifflaren Xizt ceh9 Scream Shox

Sweetfx will give you the same Digital Vibrance inside CS:GO only, without affecting any other applications :D!

Alternatives to SweetFX:

  • For Nvidia & AMD users you can use "Vibrance Gui" instead of SweetFX (it works on ALL THE SERVICES! including ESEA/ESL/CEVO/FACEIT) And I'm using vibrance.gui now
  • Keep in mind that Sweetfx is the only program that works with Laptops and with older graphics cards that don't have a vibrance slider, So if the other programs don't work for you SweetFX will be useful for you.
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  • maddada avatar
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    1. Is there any way to set another hotkey (maybe F5) rather than Scroll Lock to toggle it?

    2. I found a problem for me. When Pause key (the key near the Scroll Lock) is pressed in the game, it can lead to a fps drop. Pretty sure its related to SweetFX cuz it only happend when SweetFX is in my csgo files. The sol. for me to avoid this is just take off my Pause button from keyboard...

    3. It can work on my win 7 laptop with Steelseries Engine 3 on.

    In the end, thank you for ur great work!

    Bananite
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    try using vibrance.gui please.

    M7
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    Don't working ,i placed the files to the CS:GO directory,and started a CS:GO,and go to video setting,and the multi alissing is of,and still nothing. (Sry for my English,i'm a Hungarian guy.) :S

    Bananite
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    no mac uses open gl and sweetfx won't work with that (only works with directx)

    if you want to use it then you have to bootcamp windows.

    M7
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    Hey maddada, is there anyway you can do this for macbook?

    russian man
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    you weren't banned for sweetfx. I'm very sorry you got caught, but don't cheat next time.

    M7
  • Anonymous

    As it says in the title, ive been banned for using SweetFX, wich is ment to make your Digital Vibrance more colourfull, and it says on the website (http://csgo.gamebanana.com/gamefiles/3415), that i wont get VAC-Banned by using this.

    I've used it for about a week, and as it says on the website 'You will NOT get VAC banned because of SweetFX, I have been using it for more than 2000 hours of CSGO on 5 accounts without anything happening.' i should'nt be banned for it.

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    Posted by maddada

    Posted by ~DKProject~

    Posted by maddada

    I'm 100% sure there are still some files from sweetfx still not removed.

    If you keep some files and remove some then csgo won't start.

    I have follow this instruction :

        Go to your CS:GO Directory and Double Click on "SweetFX Uninstall.bat"
        Delete "SweetFX Uninstall.bat" after it finishes. (some people might not have this .bat, just redownload the .zip to get it)
    

    sometimes that .bat file isn't given enough permissions, can you please add me on steam and i'm sure i'll fix this for you really quickly.

    http://steamcommunity.com/id/maddada

    Add.

    I just found this file in CS:GO directory : csgo_20150218_173235_1_x190BF494_accessviolation.MDMP

    DKProject
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    Posted by ~DKProject~

    Posted by maddada

    I'm 100% sure there are still some files from sweetfx still not removed.

    If you keep some files and remove some then csgo won't start.

    I have follow this instruction :

        Go to your CS:GO Directory and Double Click on "SweetFX Uninstall.bat"
        Delete "SweetFX Uninstall.bat" after it finishes. (some people might not have this .bat, just redownload the .zip to get it)
    

    sometimes that .bat file isn't given enough permissions, can you please add me on steam and i'm sure i'll fix this for you really quickly.

    http://steamcommunity.com/id/maddada

    M7

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Uses SMAA. Copyright (C) 2011 by Jorge Jimenez, Jose I. Echevarria, Belen Masia, Fernando Navarro and Diego Gutierrez.

  • More info on: http://www.iryoku.com/smaa/ SweetFX, LumaSharpen, Dither, Curves, Vibrance , Monochrome and Splitscreen by Christian Cann Schuldt Jensen ( CeeJay.dk )

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