NaturalVision Remastered is a fantastic graphics mod designed for the blockbuster Grand Theft Auto V – GTA 5. Recently, the mod’s creator, Razed, continues to update new versions of NaturalVision Remastered for GTA 5, blurring the lines between the game and real life.
GTA V is the latest installment in Rockstar Games’ renowned street crime series. Although the graphics in Grand Theft Auto 5 are not bad, after several years without any new updates, players were yearning for something fresh to rekindle their interest in this familiar masterpiece. That’s where NaturalVision Remastered comes in. This mod has transformed the action-adventure masterpiece into a vivid, lifelike cinematic experience.
Author Razed dedicated thousands of hours of hard work over a span of 6 months to create NaturalVision Remastered for GTA V. The mod draws inspiration from titles like Forza Horizon 3, Watch Dogs, and GTA IV. Notably, the latest update of Natural Vision Remastered shares many similarities with Red Dead Redemption 2 – the highly popular western-themed shooter introduced by Rockstar Games at the end of October 2018.
To achieve such lifelike graphics, Razed spent up to 40 hours studying visual references related to Southern California – the primary setting of Grand Theft Auto 5.
GTA 5 shines with high-speed car races, intense chases between criminal gangs and the police, deadly gunfights, and gruesome heists. When you download NaturalVision Remastered and play it alongside the base game, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped onto a Hollywood movie set, becoming the protagonist in thrilling action scenes. The graphics in NaturalVision Remastered aren’t flashy or over-the-top; instead, they’re true to life, immersing you for hours in the criminal underworld without letting go.
GTA 5 NaturalVision Remastered places a strong emphasis on lighting effects, shadows, and weather. When night falls, the entire city comes to life with the glow of streetlights, the illumination from tall buildings, advertising signs, and vehicle headlights. It all comes together to create an authentic and vibrant criminal city, delivering an incredible gaming experience for GTA fans.
Today, I’m here to provide a tutorial on NaturalVision Remastered, a remarkable graphics modification for Grand Theft Auto V created by Razed. This graphics mod is truly extraordinary, and I am a big fan of it. I also want to acknowledge that Razed invested an incredible amount of effort into this mod, dedicating over 1,200 hours of work over a period of six months. That level of commitment is simply astounding.
Now, let’s dive into the installation process. First, you’ll need to download the necessary files. You can find all the download links in the description below, so don’t forget to check there. Here’s a list of what you’ll need: NaturalVision Remastered, LA Roads, LA Roads Patch, LA Vegetation, Visual Ivy, and some DLL files, including ReShade and ENB DLL files. I’ll explain more about these DLL files as we proceed with the installation. Additionally, you’ll require OpenIV, which I’ll guide you through installing.
To install OpenIV, follow these steps:
- Run the OpenIV setup.
- Click “Continue.”
- Read and accept the terms.
- Continue and ensure that “Create desktop icon” and “Run OpenIV after installation” are selected.
- Continue and press “Yes” if prompted to overwrite existing files.
Once OpenIV is installed, open it up. Now, go to “Tools” and access the “ASI Manager.” Ensure that the following are installed and marked green: ASI Loader, OpenIV.ASI, and Open Camera.ASI. You can install them by simply clicking “Install” for each.
Next, create a “mods” folder in your main directory by right-clicking and selecting “New” > “Folder.” This “mods” folder is where everything will be placed.
That’s it for now; we will continue with the installation process in the next steps.
Let’s proceed with the installation process, starting with Visual IV. If you open up the NaturalVision Readme, it will direct you to this page. Installing Visual IV is relatively straightforward. However, before you begin, make sure to uninstall all previous Reshade and ENB configurations by deleting these files: d3d9.dll, d3d10.dll, and dxgi.dll. You can find these files listed in the readme.
Assuming you’ve already set up OpenIV and created a “mods” folder, the next step is to download Visual IV. Once you have it, open OpenIV, go to “Tools,” and select “Package Installer.” Look for the Visual IV file you downloaded and click “Install.” Choose your “mods” folder, and the installation should take a moment to complete.
Once Visual IV is installed, you will see an “Installation Succeeded” message. You can now close OpenIV.
Next, let’s install NaturalVision. To do this, close Visual IV and locate the NaturalVision file. Drag it to your desktop, and then reopen OpenIV. In OpenIV, go to “Tools,” select “Package Installer,” and look for the NaturalVision installer. Click “Install” and choose your “mods” folder. NaturalVision also comes with an uninstaller, which is convenient if you ever want to remove it without deleting your entire “mods” folder.
After a successful installation of NaturalVision, you can close OpenIV. The next step is to install LA Roads. First, drag the LA Roads file to your desktop. Then, reopen OpenIV, go to “Tools,” select “Package Installer,” and find the LA Roads file you downloaded. Click “Install,” choose your “mods” folder, and wait for the installation to finish. It may take a couple of minutes.
Once LA Roads is installed, you will receive an “Installation Succeeded” message, and you can close OpenIV. Now, let’s install the LA Roads Patch. Drag the LA Roads 2.5C patch to your desktop, reopen OpenIV, go to “Tools,” select “Package Installer,” and find the LA Roads 2.5C patch. Click “Install,” select your “mods” folder, and complete the installation.
After LA Roads 2.5C patch is successfully installed, close OpenIV. The final step is to install LA Vegetation. Drag the LA Vegetation file to your desktop, reopen OpenIV, go to “Tools,” select “Package Installer,” and locate the LA Vegetation file. Click “Install,” choose your “mods” folder, and wait for the installation to complete.
Once LA Vegetation is installed, you’ll see an “Installation Succeeded” message. You can now press “Close.”
Now, let’s open the NaturalVision Readme. Scroll down to find “Display and Brightness Tips.” These tips will help you achieve the best visual quality. Make sure you’ve already downloaded the ENB DLLs. You’ll need them whether you’re using ReShade or not. In my case, I’ll use ReShade and ENB, so I’ll install both.
Now, let’s open NaturalVision. Since we’ve already installed it, I’ll choose ReShade and ENB. Close OpenIV for now.
Go back to your main directory. I’ll select ReShade and ENB, then drag these files into the directory. Make sure to delete any existing ReShade files and EMB series files to start fresh.
Next, let’s drag the ReShade DLL files and ENB DLL files into the directory. We won’t need the EMB Series file, so you can delete it.
You also have some options here, such as the vivid texture color pack or different settings for brightness, emergency lights, rain puddles, first-person lens flare, and more. I’ll choose the vivid texture color pack and install it using OpenIV.
Close NaturalVision and open OpenIV again. Navigate to “Tools” and select “Package Installer.” Choose the “vivid textures colors” file and install it into your “mods” folder.
While it’s installing, let’s continue scrolling through the readme. You’ll find information about ReShade, texture packs, puddles, and even recommended mods. It’s a comprehensive resource.
For the trainer, the author recommends using Simple Trainer for the best experience. It’s great for weather changes and more. We’ve already installed LA Roads, and if you want to enable volumetric streetlights, there are instructions in the readme.
Once the installation of the vivid texture color pack is complete, press “Close.” You’ve now successfully installed the NaturalVision mod. All that’s left is to open Grand Theft Auto and give it a try.
When you launch the game, you’ll notice a significant improvement in visuals. If you’re using ReShade and ENB, you can access settings by pressing Scroll Lock. Consult the readme for guidance on which settings to select.
As you explore the game, you’ll be amazed at the graphical improvements. The cars, the roads—everything looks incredible. If you want to adjust settings like weather and time, use Simple Trainer.
If you experience a drop in frames per second (FPS), you can adjust your settings. Press ENTER and Shift simultaneously to open the ENB Series menu. You can disable V-Sync if it’s affecting your FPS.
Thanks for watching this tutorial! If it helped you, please give the video a thumbs up and consider subscribing. Special thanks to Razed for creating this outstanding mod, which competes with Redux. It’s my personal favorite because it doesn’t consume as much FPS, allowing me to run the game at 60 FPS.
Enjoy your enhanced Grand Theft Auto experience!
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OpenIV Team (GooD-NTS)
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ENB Dev (Boris Vorontsov)