A Plague Tale Innocence: How to Disable Sharpening and Other Effects

This guide outlines how to fully disable the sharpening filter in A Plague Tale: Innocence, by adjusting two settings in the game’s config file.


Why This Guide?

If you’re like me, you might hate sharpening filters about as much as you hate chromatic aberration. Unfortunately, disabling the Sharpen setting via ENGINESETTINGS in the method outlined in other guides still doesn’t fully disable the filter.
I would also highly recommend this fantastic guide by Chane, which prioritizes disabling chromatic aberration, and taught me where to find the config file for A Plague Tale: Innocence.

Disabling Sharpening

In A Plague Tale: Innocence, sharpening is tied its own filter, as well as to the game’s TAA filter. To fully disable sharpening, you must open ENGINESETTINGS, found here:

%userprofile%\Documents\My Games\A Plague Tale Innocence\ENGINESETTINGS

The file can be opened with Notepad or another text editor.

Under {AA, set Type to 1, like so:

    Enabled 1
    Type 1
    Quality 3

Under {PostProcess, set Sharpen to 0, for Off. You may also wish to disable other effects like Fringe, A Plague Tale’s label for chromatic aberration, or the game’s Vignette, lens Dirt, or FilmGrain. You may also notice the {MotionBlur setting, where you can set Enabled to 0.

    Enabled 0
    Quality 0
    Enabled 1
    EyeAdaptation 1
    ColorGrading 1
    Sharpen 0
    Fringe 0
    LensDistortion 0
    Dirt 0
    LensFlare 1
    FilmGrain 0
    Vignette 0
    LensBlurMultiplier 0.000000
    FringeMultiplier 0.000000

You may find that increasing the game’s resolution scaling works as a superior form of anti-aliasing, and can also resolve dithering issues experienced by some users due to the way certain effects are rendered. To adjust this you can increase the in-game Resolution Scaling setting above 100%, or you can modify PrimaryScaling in ENGINESETTINGS. For 120%, I have mine set to 1.200000.

You may also wish to inject AA via the Nvidia or AMD control panel for a better solution than those offered by the game.

When you are done modifying your graphics settings, right-click on ENGINESETTINGS and check off Read-only in the General tab. This will prevent the game from resetting any of your changes.

Thanks to 𝒯ötal 𝒮tränger ℋusky for his great guide, all credit to his effort. you can also read the original guide from Steam Community. enjoy the game.

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