This is no longer a guide thread. So much has changed.
The latest version (1.11) has a HUD toggle.There's even a mod for PlayersOnly now.
It's up to someone else now to compile all of the relevant info and put together a nicely organized guide for everyone. Some ideas:
- Include relevant mods for playersonly, timestop, free camera.
- Include information on the console and useful console commands.
- Include other mods for things such as hoods. Because hoods are amazing and should definitely be in your screenshots.
Below this section is all of the old and potentially deprecated information. I'm including it in case someone wants to copy my formatting to a new thread.
This guide lists the various tools and techniques that can be utilized in order to capture the best possible screenshots in The Witcher 3.Debug Command Console + Free Camera
Debug Console Enabler Mod for 1.05Cheat Engine Table
Download the debug console enabler extract the files to "\The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt\bin\x64\"
In-game, you have the following controls:
Enable the console: ~ key (or F2)
Enable the free camera: F1
When the camera is enabled, you have access to all of the functions via a controller.
Left Analog stick = movement
Right Analog stick = camera rotation
D-Pad = FOV and Tilt
Y \ A = Move straight up \ down
Hold Left Trigger = Move much faster
When the camera is active, you will not be able to type any keys into the console that are used to move the camera. So make sure you enter any commands you need to use before enabling the camera, then use the up and down arrows to access previously used commands.Useful Console Commands
= Hide the HUD (character movement and menu access will be disabled)dlghide
= Show the HUDchangeweather
(weather_id) = Here is a list of all weather IDs
example - changeweather(WT_Mid_Clouds) = change to a party cloudy skymakeitrain
= It makes the rain come when you turn it. The rain's very scarce. It comes only when needed most. And such it is with men like you.stoprain
= Rain rain go awayAllowFT(1)
= Enables fast travel from anywhereShowAllFT(1)
= Show all fast travel icons on the map (no need to discover them)spawn(entity_id)
= Here is a list of all spawnable entities
example - spawn('nekker',100) = spawn 100 nekkers typeCiri
= Play as Ciri with all of her abilitiesgod
= God mode. Useful for combat shots.Complete list of console commands.
Download tableIf you've never used Cheat Engine before
- 1.06[Pause Game \ Timestop]
= F3 to toggle pause
This freezes the game and still allows you to manipulate the camera and change the time of day.[Time of Day]
While active, this script will override the game's default pause behavior. What that means is that if you pause the game and then go into the menu, the game will still be paused when you exit the menu. If the game is not paused, alt-tabbing or bringing up the menu will not pause the game. If you want the game to pause when you alt-tab or open the menu, then you should disable the script (uncheck it in the table).
= F4 to toggle on and off
[ ] keys to modify the time of day[PlayersOnly]
Hold ALT to change in larger increments (1 in-game hour)
Hold CTRL for smaller increments (1 in-game minute)
= Numpad 0 to toggle on and off
Geralt can move but all NPCs are frozen. You can use this to pose enemies, then then use timestop to freeze Geralt. I'll try and modify the script to toggle Geralt freezing on and off.
1.Methods for capturing screenshots
Download and install Cheat Engine 6.4
. This program is perfectly safe to use. No, you will not be banned for using it.2.
Double click on the table file you downloaded above. This should launch Cheat Engine.3.
Launch The Witcher 3. (I prefer windowed mode when using Cheat Engine since alt-tabbing will not minimize the game.)4.
Alt-Tab out of the game. In Cheat Engine, click the flashing button in the top left corner. Find "witcher3.exe" and click open. Say yes to keep the address and script list currently in the table.
You can now use the hotkeys above in The Witcher 3.
1. MSI Afterburner.
2. ReShade \ SweetFX.
I've noticed that a lot of people are using this for injecting SMAA \ post processing but are somehow unaware that there's also a screenshot function built in. The default hotkey is PRINT SCREEN, and by default it will save PNGs to the same folder as the game's executable. This is how I capture my screenshots in The Witcher 3.
-> Get ReShade
|| Check out some presets
(don't know if any of these are actually good though)
In my opinion, this is superior to FRAPS in every way. But seeing as I usually default to Afterburner or SweetFX, it's been a while since I've actually used it.
-> Get DXTory