This is just a little novelty preset for ReShade that gives Cyberpunk 2077 a more synthwave or outrun look. There’s a lot of pink and blue but I was surprised at how much I preferred this over vanilla, especially on the game’s UI. The red and blue color scheme never quite sat well with me. Anyways, I’ve included a lite version of the preset as well in case the main preset was too intense.
1. This mod requires the reshade program. If you already have reshade installed then skip to step 2. If you don’t have it installed for Cyberpunk then all you need to do is visit Reshade and download the executable. Run the exe, click the big button to select a game, and navigate to wherever your Cyberpunk2077.exe is installed and select it. Then click on Direct3D 10/11/12 and check all the boxes on the next screen. ReShade will then start to install a bunch of shaders but a lot of them are unchecked. Be sure to check every box.
2. This mod contains both the normal and lite ReShade ini files. Simply extract those files into your game directory. For me, that directory is: Steam\steamapps\common\Cyberpunk 2077\bin\x64.
3. Run the game. If you’ve installed reshade properly, you should see a menu pop up once the game starts running, letting you know it’s installed. Go through the tutorial or skip it.
4. On the ReShade window, click on the dropdown at the top (if the menu is hidden hit the home key to bring it up again). You should see both Synthwave 2077 and Synthwave 2077 lite in the list of files in the dropdown. Select one of them, hit the home key again to hide the menu, and you’re all set. You can change to the other preset by using the same steps.
Feel free to open the menu up again and tweak the settings if you want. ReShade is a lot of fun to mess around with.
Note: If you installed reshade on the cyberpunk2077.exe in the \bin\x64 directory, I believe you will need to run the game from there as well, and I don’t think Steam runs the exe in that folder if you tell Steam to run the game. Pretty sure Steam runs the exe in the base game directory instead.