Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
HDR & Creepy ReShade
By Tore Andersen

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, cult classic from 2006, developed by HeadFirst Productions and published by Bethesda Softworks, 2K Games and Ubisoft. The game was designed for the first XboX, which holds the game back with regards to texture quality and detail. This small guide will fix some technical issues for newer computer systems, and add a new graphical render for improved image quality.

1:
Requirements
2:
Fixes
3:
ReShade
4:
Screenshots
5:
Game Art

Creepy ReShade                                                                                            Original Graphics
    

 

1: Requirements

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, update to latest version (The Steam and GOG versions come already updated)

 

2: Technical Fixes

CoTEPatch (LINK)
Download and unpack into the Cthulhu game-folder.
Launch the tool and point to "CoCMainWin32.exe", located inside the "Engine" folder inside the game-folder.
Now click the "Load" button:



Activate the 3 Bug fixes and click "Save"



Unofficial Graphics Patch (LINK)
Download and unpack to a temporary folder
1: If you have Windows Vista/7/8/10, then move the files from within the "Win7-8-10" folder into the Cthulhu game-folder.
2: If you have a GeForce graphics card, also move the files from within the "GeForce" folder into the Cthulhu game-folder.

Widescreen Fix (LINK)
Download and unpack to a temporary folder.
Move the files from within the ""CallOfCthulhu.WidescreenFix" folder into the Cthulhu game-folder.

 

3: ReShade (Choose either HDR or Creepy)

HDR ReShade (DOWNLOAD)
Download and unpack into the Cthulhu game-folder.

Creepy ReShade (DOWNLOAD)
Download and unpack into the Cthulhu game-folder.

*See screenshots for difference. Creepy ReShade has less color and a ghost-like pale shine.


*Note for Windows 10 "Creators update" users:
The Windows 10 Creators update introduced a wide variety of problems for games, especially when using custom renders like ENB or ReShade. Fortunately this can be fixed in two simple steps (LINK)
*See number 4: Fixing the Creators "update"
If this doesn't work on your OS, try downloading the ReShade core files from here (LINK)
After installation, delete everything but the dll file, then copy everything but the dll file from ReShade, so you get the right settings, but keep the dll from the official ReShade installation.
If this doesn't work either, then there is still something in the Windows 10 Creators Update that blocks the custom dll. If you are unable to fix it, you will have to uninstall the ReShade and play without.

 

4: Screenshots (HDR ReShade)

   ReShade                                           Original                                                 ReShade                                             Original
   

   

   

   

    

 

4: Screenshots (Creepy ReShade)

   ReShade                                           Original                                                 ReShade                                             Original
       

     

     

     

      

      

     

     

     

      

 

 

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5: Game Art

       

      

 

 

Game Info

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, is the most recent game based on the H.P. Lovecraft fantasy/horror universe. It follows the novel, The Shadow over Innsmouth, which is a detective mystery story. It revolves around a strange cult in a small town in the early 1920's. There has been many games based on various H.P. Lovecraft novels and books, and a new game is on the horizon very soon. (LINK)
The most noticeable previous games based on the same novel as Corners of the Earth, are "The Legacy: Realm of Terror", "Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet" and "Prisoner of Ice". These games are definitely worth checking out if you like the H.P. Lovecraft universe.
All these previous games are adventure games. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is the first game that is equally focusing on adventure and action.