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Old 06-09-22, 09:30   #71
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hey i'm sorry to ask a stupid question but last time i asked, OldGen+ was just texture fixes and Legend Upgraded was HD textures. did i misunderstand and it's the opposite? do i need to use Legend Upgraded in conjunction with OldGen+ anymore?
Hey LateRaider it's not a stupid question at all, I can understand the confusion. I've been thinking I need to make things a bit clearer haha. OldGen+ started out as purely texture fixes by MachoBroccoli (SteveOfWarr) which was built upon by ATRF to eventually include finding textures that were the same in old-gen and next-gen except that the next-gen version was higher quality so replacing the old-gen version with it.

This is still what OldGen+ is but I'm finding the original source images the devs used for some textures online, which can be even higher quality, and using them as upgrades for crappy old-gen textures. This is why I haven't updated the Legend Upgraded mod in a while as it's becoming a bit pointless when I'm replacing all the noticeably bad quality textures with OldGen+, there's not much really worth making HD with another mod.
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Old 25-11-22, 15:56   #72
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Hi everyone

Just a small update. I am still working on the upgraded textures for England, I've just been really busy the past few months however progress has been made. In the meantime I wanted to share another little discovery I made thanks to TheIndra's incredible TRAE menu hook that I've been using. A while ago, I posted about the unused scorpion texture that can be found in Peru's texture files but I have now found the actual unused model. Here it is with a cameo from Lara's boot to help give a sense of scale.

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Old 11-04-23, 22:22   #73
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Another update for OldGen+ has been completed! England has been upgraded with 54 new texture upgrades and fixes. Included once again are the usual higher resolution textures and fixes for glitching or misplaced textures. Here are some example comparisons:




In Professor Worth's office room, there are two textures (pictured above) which did not fit the level. The original notebook texture is actually an image of an old soviet passport so I chose to replace it with something that was actually relevant to the Arthurian legend the professor was researching - an old map of Tintagel Castle, the mythical birthplace of King Arthur and one of the rumoured locations of Camelot. I also replaced the original scattered papers texture which was actually an image of letters to a random man in the 1890s. I replaced this with an old map of Cornwall and marked it with crosses beside some of the rumoured locations of King Arthur's resting place that the professor could have been investigating.



This stone texture is supposed to blend better with the other wall texture as shown in a normal map of the two wall textures in next-gen. I edited this to match the next-gen normal map to better blend the two together in old-gen.




Full comparisons of office maps and tomb friezes
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Old 12-04-23, 05:30   #74
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Well the old soviet passport might be linked to the Kazakstan level ? But it might be a reach lol

Anyway awesome job on these new textures ! They look awesome !
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Well the old soviet passport might be linked to the Kazakstan level ? But it might be a reach lol
I did consider that it could have been connected to Kazakhstan as a cool piece of environmental storytelling but sadly I do think itís a reach haha. The most likely explanation is that it was just a leftover/unused texture from Kazakhstan and the devs never expected anyone to be analysing the textures in such close detail on modern computers lol.

Thanks for the support though! Iím hoping the mod will be complete soon
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Old 13-04-23, 17:42   #76
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The most likely explanation is that it was just a leftover/unused texture from Kazakhstan and the devs never expected anyone to be analysing the textures in such close detail on modern computers lol.
Yes, I think you're right, that's what happened haha !
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is better play next gen or old gen + oldgen+ mod?
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Old 29-04-23, 18:03   #78
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is better play next gen or old gen + oldgen+ mod?
Hi there, this mod is designed for the old gen version of Legend so you should not play with next gen switched on if you want to use this mod
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Hi there, this mod is designed for the old gen version of Legend so you should not play with next gen switched on if you want to use this mod
in fact, but is better play next gen o oldgen+mod?
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in fact, but is better play next gen o oldgen+mod?
You'll probably hear a lot of conflicting answers to that question.

Personally, I think OldGen and OG+ are the way to play Legend on PC. The Next Gen mode was not handled well at all on PC, and while some may prefer the somewhat higher quality it comes with by default, it's also prone to issues like crashing during certain points, like during Kazakhstan.

So I'd say OldGen all the way.
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