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More HeXen HD textures, updated

Postby Drake Raider » Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:20 pm

Now. This was more of something I was doing for myself, arising from my long-festering hatred of the blurryness of trilinear filtering and the cartoonyness of Hq4X, but figured, hey, whatever. I know there's other HD texture packs out there, even for hexen, but to my knowledge (admittedly possibly wrong) none of them were finished. Additionally, in my experience, I wasn't a huge fan of their effect on the feel of the game. So I booted up Gimp, added a "Batch Edit" Program, and set myself a tinkering. And here's my take on the idea.

Most of the textures I've done are in 4x resolution. I have the upscaling done for all the textures on my hard drive, but I need to finish renaming and such to properly implement. All flats should work, as well as the bell in Winnowing Hall. They're designed to still have a pixellated feel, to hit my personal nostalgia filter, but they're alot sharper and crisper. Personally, once I finish I think I'll only play with these. As far as other peeps go, it's up to you. But give it a try! I got most of the main textures implimented, all I have left are the annoying little ones like switches. Should be a day or two to finish.

Also, I decided to do some blurring on a handful of textures to see if I liked it better, like the brass doors with dragons on them. I'm not sure. I think I prefer the pixelization of the rest, but I'm not concrete either way. Tell me what ya think!

Update:

Alright. Finished all textures and flats, if anyone's interested. Also. Some more screenshots.

Screenshots (a tad big):
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Download:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/tshx930d30d61cc/HD_Project.pk3

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Re: More HeXen HD textures, kinda.

Postby Jimmy » Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:36 pm

I admit to being a little confused here. You can totally turn off trilinear filtering in the options menu, and that gives you crisp non-blurry textures like you have here. :? Wholly less mixed results as well, since you've put manually blurred and manually non-blurred textures together from the look of things here.
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Re: More HeXen HD textures, kinda.

Postby Drake Raider » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:28 pm

Yeah, it's kind of a WIP as I figure out what I want to look at. I do leave Trilinear off, etc, but then the resolution is a tad low for 1080p. My versions are a slightly more detailed, to the point that higher monitor resolutions actually have a noticeable difference.
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Re: More HeXen HD textures, kinda.

Postby wildweasel » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:41 pm

But they're still ultimately the same resolution, if you're not actually redrawing any of them.
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Re: More HeXen HD textures, kinda.

Postby Drake Raider » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:02 pm

Twas more of an experiment to see how much power GIMP's plugins had over an assumed preset image. Personally, I like these versions alot more than the original textures, and am content to play with them. Though if I can get the images into an acceptable HD level W/O changing the feel too much, I'd be pretty happy.I'm still tinkering however.
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Re: More HeXen HD textures, kinda.

Postby DarkkOne » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:11 pm

Maybe post an image of a couple original textures beside your remade ones. Without seeing them side-by-side people might not be able to tell what's really different from the screenshots, but just putting the flat texture images up might help with explaining it?
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Re: More HeXen HD textures, kinda.

Postby Drake Raider » Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:08 am

Twas a good idea, but... Looking at them side by side myself has a completely different look than they do ingame for some reason.
The originals have more flow, but mine have more crispiness. I want to somehow reach a point where I have both... someday.

Left: Original, upscaled 4x with no interpolation. Right: Mine at normal resolution>
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Re: More HeXen HD textures, kinda.

Postby Somagu » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:06 am

Rather than being HD textures, these really actually just appear to be high-contrast textures. Which isn't a bad thing, but ironically it actually brings out the pixel count MORE than the original textures did. Some are a bit harsh to look at, but I actually like this idea a lot. Would like to see how it looks with other games.
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Re: More HeXen HD textures, kinda.

Postby twinkieman93 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:34 am

Somagu wrote:Rather than being HD textures, these really actually just appear to be high-contrast textures. Which isn't a bad thing, but ironically it actually brings out the pixel count MORE than the original textures did. Some are a bit harsh to look at, but I actually like this idea a lot. Would like to see how it looks with other games.

Agreed! I think it looks pretty good though, in addition to being a cool idea. :D
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Re: More HeXen HD textures, kinda.

Postby Drake Raider » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:54 pm

Alright. Finished all textures and flats, if anyone's interested. Also. Some more screenshots.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/tshx930d30d61cc/HD_Project.pk3

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Re: More HeXen HD textures, updated

Postby Drake Raider » Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:25 am

Sorry about double posting. Anyway. I updated again. This time I think I solved the pixelization problem. I'm also updating the sprites and graphics, working on this project simultaneously for ZDoom and Doomsday.

So far, I did the Mage's wand, the Bishop, the Disk of Repulsion, and alot of freeze frames. As well as all the flats and textures.

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Re: More HeXen HD textures, updated

Postby Kinsie » Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:16 am

Looks like you just applied a batch that resizes every texture and applies a sharpen effect and other ugly overlay filters to them. It's like I'm really playing a "HD textures" mod for Skyrim!
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