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.

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:

{AA
		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.

{MotionBlur
		Enabled 0
		Quality 0
	}
	{PostProcess
		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 acts as a cheap form of supplementary anti-aliasing, and can resolve dithering issues experienced by some users due to the way certain effects are rendered. To adjust this you can increase the in-game Graphics setting above 100%, or you can modify PrimaryScaling in ENGINESETTINGS. For 120%, I have mine set to 1.200000.

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.

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