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File Name: SH4 Upscaling Textures and other improvements (726.53 MB) Download
Author: DrJester (Uploaded by Onkel Neal)
Date Added: 08-17-2020
Downloads: 167
Grade: A+
Description
VERSION 1.0 - August 16th, 2020

Forum Thread for support and help: https://www.subsim.com/radioroom/sho...d.php?t=245890

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============================ ABOUT ===========================
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Most textures have been upscaled from the default or from "Fall of The Rising Sun- Ultimate Edition 2.0" mod. The ones that didn't quite look good I had to manually edit or modify them heavily. Some had to be replaced(like trees and terrain) with third party pictures.


These files are much larger than the default files, so your performance *MAY* suffer a little or considerably depending on the specifications of your computer.

LARGE MEMORY ADDRESS AWARE required!

+ Upscaled textures:
Faces
Some Guns
Cliff and Rocks terrain textures
Some effects, including bow water spray, water splashes, fire, explosions etc.
Algae
Sky Dome
Fixed and upscaled 3D wake

+ New textures:
Trees
Grass
Almost all terrain textures(snow, grass, sand, bump maps)
Moving sea foam
Clouds
Moon
Sun
Starry Night sky. (The starry night sky is an optional file. )
Light halos(sun, search light, flares, lamps)
Water impurity

+ New sun light colors:
Sunrise
Daytime
Sunset and twilight
Night
Stormy



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========================= INSTALLATION =======================
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+ REMEMBER TO ENABLE THE LMAA(LARGE MEMORY ADDRESS AWARE) MOD ON YOUR EXECUTABLE +

Just put the folders in your MODS folder and run JSGME.


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=========================== OPTIONAL =========================
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If you want to use SH4Preset.ini, download Reshade ( https://reshade.me/ ) and follow its instructions to install.


++++++++++++++++++++++++ Starry Night ++++++++++++++++++++++++

I've added a texture to simulate the Starry Night. It is not great, due to the limitations of the game and the reason why I haven't made it the default. And if you zoom in, it will look very pixelated. Which is why I've also included a ultra high resolution texture. But it is still not perfect. The problem with the Ultra High Resolution is the very high chance of an Out of Memory crash(OOM CTD) due to the 32 bit executable limitation. So, use the UHD texture with caution, and save often!

To enable the Starry Night textures, copy the file "DrJester's Environment Overhaul - Starry Night" to your JGSME Mods folder, and enable it -> AFTER <- enabling the main mod.

Another thing you need to be aware is that this will show a small defect on the dome seams model that I have no idea how to fix. The good thing is, that this seam problem is only visible if you move the camera up.



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This is so the game can then use the extra textures at higher resolution and allow the game to load. Because if the scene.dat gets too large, the game will refuse to load.

The ESRGAN upscaled images had been done using the following models:

--> 4x_ESRGAN_GroundTextures_NonTiled_RGB_UpscalingAlg orithm_128HR_32LR_305000Iterations
--> 4x_Fatality_Faces_310000_G
--> 4x_Nickelback_70000G
--> 4x_Fallout_Weapons_V2


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========================= KNOWN ISSUES =======================
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There is a bush/tree where it loads the entire tree_kit.dds as a texture. In which you see almost the entire file with multiple trees on it. I can't do anything about it without editing the 3D model, which is beyond my skills.



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First and foremost, a very special THANK YOU to vickers03 for his invaluable help in this mod. And also a huge thank you to everyone on SUBSIM.COM forum for helping me test the mod!

Your friendly bootlegged, Dollar Store Joker... Dr. Jester!

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You can always buy me a cup of coffee(consumed a lot of coffee and tea by doing this) by donating:
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============================ SOURCES =========================
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SOURCES: Trees, Grasses, pebbles, many rocks, seafoam, ice, bumps - www.goodtextures.com, the3rdsequence.com, texturise.club, everytexture.com, pngimg.com, pngbarn.com, Free Nature Stock www.pexels.com, Jamisonll (pixabay.com)

Moon: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from Greenbelt, MD, USA
Images
SH4 Upscaling Textures and other improvements by Onkel Neal on 08-20-2020
SH4 Upscaling Textures and other improvements by Onkel Neal on 08-20-2020
SH4 Upscaling Textures and other improvements by Onkel Neal on 08-20-2020
SH4 Upscaling Textures and other improvements by Onkel Neal on 08-20-2020
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