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CircusBabysGal 02-10-21 12:41

Wow! How cool! Will you also be replacing some of Lara's textures? I hate her old gen hair texture.

m.art.in 02-10-21 23:20

Wow that's really cool!
I'd really like to see the next gen version fixed one day!
Either official, or fan-made.. I've played with a thought that I'd replace level textures with ones from TRU or SOTTR..
But honestly it's too much work I got no time for :D and with the current state of the next gen version (see-through textures, chrashes etc.) it's not really worth it..

What's also cool is to use some Reshade magic. Ambient Occlusion makes wonders in this game (even tho the depth channel is kinda broken) and hides a lot of 'not-so-nice' stuff.. I have to try it with this mod, I assume it will look insane!

Ameliorator 03-10-21 22:35

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Originally Posted by CircusBabysGal (Post 8322979)
Wow! How cool! Will you also be replacing some of Lara's textures? I hate her old gen hair texture.

Hi there, thank you :) I did consider making changes to Lara's textures but almost all her textures that needed fixed have been fixed by ATombRaiderFan and unfortunately, Lara's hair texture in next gen is actually lower quality than old gen! The reason her hair looks better in next gen is because it's layered with multiple different textures that only work in that version. Sorry about that

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Originally Posted by m.art.in (Post 8323041)
Wow that's really cool!
I'd really like to see the next gen version fixed one day!
Either official, or fan-made.. I've played with a thought that I'd replace level textures with ones from TRU or SOTTR..
But honestly it's too much work I got no time for :D and with the current state of the next gen version (see-through textures, chrashes etc.) it's not really worth it..

What's also cool is to use some Reshade magic. Ambient Occlusion makes wonders in this game (even tho the depth channel is kinda broken) and hides a lot of 'not-so-nice' stuff.. I have to try it with this mod, I assume it will look insane!

Hello and thank you so much! It is definitely a lot of work replacing textures haha. I agree that it would be great to see the next gen version fixed one day. It's a shame that it's so glitchy on the PC, we still can't do a lot to fix those problems sadly.

And yes ReShade is amazing. I use a bunch of features from it when playing through my games to make them look even better :tmb:

Ameliorator 03-10-21 23:57

Additional Outfits Version 1.35
 
The masterpost now includes the Additional Outfits mod which I have updated with new, higher quality textures for some of the low quality outfits.

As an example, here's the before and after of Winter, Brown Sleeves which replaces Winter, Orange:

https://i.imgur.com/CPgrVp3.jpg https://i.imgur.com/OG3jixL.jpg

ATombRaiderFan 06-10-21 07:48

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Originally Posted by Ameliorator (Post 8323186)
The masterpost now includes the Additional Outfits mod which I have updated with new, higher quality textures for some of the low quality outfits.

As an example, here's the before and after of Winter, Brown Sleeves which replaces Winter, Orange:

https://i.imgur.com/CPgrVp3.jpg https://i.imgur.com/OG3jixL.jpg

The sleeves definitely looks better.

Ameliorator 07-10-21 13:40

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Originally Posted by ATombRaiderFan (Post 8323487)
The sleeves definitely looks better.

Hey, Iím glad you think so. I didnít realise the Winter, Orange outfit was different on PSP until you made your post about these outfits. I quite like the different coloured sleeves

JAMJOOM 14-10-21 01:51

love this
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ameliorator (Post 8323186)
The masterpost now includes the Additional Outfits mod which I have updated with new, higher quality textures for some of the low quality outfits.

As an example, here's the before and after of Winter, Brown Sleeves which replaces Winter, Orange:

https://i.imgur.com/CPgrVp3.jpg https://i.imgur.com/OG3jixL.jpg

good job:hug:

Ameliorator 14-10-21 11:23

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Originally Posted by JAMJOOM (Post 8324733)
good job:hug:

Thank you JAMJOOM, I've also loved seeing all the modding you've been doing for Underworld :)

Just an update on everything - I've been really busy recently so I haven't had much time to work on anything but I’m still making progress. I'm almost ready to release the Peru upgrades for my Legend Upgraded mod. I've also found more fixes to add to the OldGen+ mod which I'll share as well.

In the meantime, I want to share an interesting little discovery I've made. A few weeks ago I found a thread on the forums from over a decade ago where people had discovered that Legend and Anniversary had a value in their game registries called "EAXSupport". Here's a screenshot of it:

https://i.imgur.com/OMEC336.jpg

This suggested that these games should be able to use EAX sound technology but when the value was activated, nothing happened in game. Thanks to some help from the user Jathom95 and their EAX restoration mod pack for Angel of Darkness, I was able to actually reactivate EAX in Legend / Anniversary using the same techniques that restore it in AoD!

Sadly though, there's not much to celebrate about because it doesn't activate any surround sound or other special EAX technology in the games. It does make the panning between the left and right audio channels smoother but that's the only positive change. In the end I don't think it's worth your time restoring EAX in Legend / Anniversary but I still wanted to share this with you all because it's an nice little discovery. Someone might even be able to do something further with this information in the future.

Ameliorator 20-10-21 21:21

New Update:
 
The next update is here!

Here are the fixed and upgraded textures for Peru. I've done my absolute best to take screenshots that do a good job of showing off the changes. The problem though is that it's really difficult to see all the new detailed textures in a compressed jpg image over the internet. It's much easier to see everything that's been changed when actually playing in-game. Almost every texture has received an upgrade. This includes lots of smaller textures like posters, the water surfaces, cobwebs, wooden planks and more but these smaller changes are impossible to pick up on in a screenshot so I couldn't get images of every single change. Here are some notable ones:


I've also updated my skyboxes and loading screens upgraded mods because there were a few changes I made to make some of them look even cleaner. All these new files will be linked on the masterpost. I'm also planning on adding a couple of new fixes I've found to the OldGen+ mod but I'm experiencing a weird glitch with some of the textures right now so I can't update it yet.

Regarding the DRM files: I am making progress with them but unfortunately it will take a while as I still don't have a lot of free time to work on this at the moment. It's such a long and complicated process to unpack the game's files and repack them with new textures. Thankfully Japan is a very short level so I will have the upgrades for that completed much quicker :)

Kenshir0 05-11-21 00:31

Im posting here to inform Ameliorator that he's updated version 2.15 of oldgen + isn't working for me. I have no issues whit v 2.14.
Also i'd like to know where to download upgraded loading screens and skyboxes mods. The apposit thread has no links.... neither this one.


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