The Sims 4: How to Uninstall Reshade


If you’re new to mods, it’s easy to get too excited and download everything that’s available to you. The Reshade mod is an add-on used in a variety of games outside of The Sims 4, but it has a habit of consuming a lot of PC space. If you feel like now is the time to clean the house, follow this simple guide on how to uninstall Shadow Change for The Sims 4.

What is Reshade?

Reshade is a simple and customizable plugin that supports the addition of certain graphic effects, such as color correction and ambient lighting. The mod can be downloaded here.

The mod allows you to alter various graphic elements to trick your brain into believing that your Sim’s environment is closer to reality than you think.

Increasing ambient lighting can bring a sense of realism to the way the sun shines and throws objects outside, as well as the way the lights interact within your home.

One downside to Reshade is the amount of stress it places on your CPU, which will affect the overall performance of your PC.

The mod can be used in most PC games to elevate your gaming experience to another level, however it can be a bit disconcerting to uninstall.

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How to uninstall Reshade in The Sims 4

Installing mods and keeping track of different folders and file extensions can be difficult to figure out at first. Therefore, uninstalling it may seem like an even bigger task.

However, there is help available to guide you through the process, and the first step is to locate your game files.

Go to the directory of the game where it was installed; It should be in your Steam folder.

Next, you will need to delete the “Reshade-shaders” folder, followed by all the .ini and .dxgi files.

Here is a list of all the files you need to delete:

  • d3d8.dll
  • d3d8.ini
  • d3d9.dll
  • d3d9.ini
  • d3d10.dll
  • d3d10.ini
  • d3d11.dll
  • d3d11.ini
  • dxgi.dll
  • dxgi.ini
  • d3d9.log

If you are looking for something that requires less time, then you have the option to delete the entire game folder. Be aware that this puts all your hard work at risk.

If you have difficulty locating any of the files, follow these instructions:

  • Just run your game, press CTRL + SHIFT + ESCAPE to open Task Manager.
  • Navigate to the Processes or Details tab to find the game’s .exe files.
  • Finally, click on the game’s .exe file and click “Open file location”. There you will find all the necessary files that you will need to delete.

Once all the folders and files have been removed, your game will be completely free of shading.

Once the mod is uninstalled, you might want to learn some of the game’s tricks, and this guide has you covered.

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