This is a generic post-processing injector for games and video software. It exposes an automated way to access both frame color and depth information and a custom shader language called ReShade FX to write effects like ambient occlusion, depth of field, color correction and more which work everywhere.
ReShade can optionally load add-ons, DLLs that make use of the ReShade API to extend functionality of both ReShade and/or the application ReShade is being applied to. To get started on how to write your own add-on, check out the API reference.
The ReShade FX shader compiler contained in this repository is standalone, so can be integrated into other projects as well. Simply add all
source/effect_*.* files to your project and use it similar to the fxc example.
You'll need Visual Studio 2017 or higher to build ReShade and Python for the
- Clone this repository including all Git submodules
- Open the Visual Studio solution
- Select either the
64-bittarget platform and build the solution.
This will build ReShade and all dependencies. To build the setup tool, first build the
Releaseconfiguration for both
64-bittargets and only afterwards build the
Release Setupconfiguration (does not matter which target is selected then).
A quick overview of what some of the source code files contain:
|dll_log.cpp||Simple file logger implementation|
|dll_main.cpp||Main entry point (and optional test application)|
|dll_resources.cpp||Access to DLL resource data (e.g. built-in shaders)|
|effect_lexer.cpp||Lexical analyzer for C-like languages|
|effect_parser.cpp||Parser for the ReShade FX shader language|
|effect_preprocessor.cpp||C-like preprocessor implementation|
|hook.cpp||Wrapper around MinHook which tracks associated function pointers|
|hook_manager.cpp||Automatic hook installation based on DLL exports|
|input.cpp||Keyboard and mouse input management and window message queue hooks|
|runtime.cpp||Core ReShade runtime including effect and preset management|
|runtime_gui.cpp||Overlay rendering and everything user interface related|
Any contributions to the project are welcomed, it's recommended to use GitHub pull requests.
Feedback and Support
See the ReShade Forum and Discord server for feedback and support.
All source code in this repository is licensed under a BSD 3-clause license.