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:
Sharp Corners of the Earth
4:
ReShade
5:
Screenshots
6:
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 game-folder. Overwrite.
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 into 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 game-folder.
2: If you have a GeForce graphics card, also move the files from within the "GeForce" folder into the game-folder.
*Overwrite.

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

 

3: Sharp Corners of the Earth (HD texture mod)

Sharp Corners of the Earth (LINK)
Download both files and unpack into the game-folder. Overwrite.
*First the main file, then the patch.

 

4: ReShade (Choose either HDR or Creepy)

ReShades (LINK)
Download either HDR or Creepy version. Unpack into the game-folder. Overwrite.

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

 

5: Screenshots (HDR ReShade)

   ReShade                                           Original                                                 ReShade                                             Original
   

   

   

   

    

 

5: Screenshots (Creepy ReShade)

   ReShade                                           Original                                                 ReShade                                             Original
       

     

     

     

      

      

     

     

     

      

 

 

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6: 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.