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ESRGAN-AI HD Textures

A Mod for Sonic Adventure DX

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3.2 version 1mo
  • Addition The Autodemo Windy Valley has been upscaled.
  • Overhaul The Dreamcast characters are compatible again with the mod. Just place that mod above this one, then you can choose which textures you want to use.
  • Adjustment Minor adjustments to some textures (Sonic's elbow with Dreamcast textures among them).
3.1 version 5mo Addition Improvement Removal Overhaul 3.0 version 7mo Overhaul 2.1 version 9mo Addition2 Amendment 2.0 version 11mo Improvement Amendment3 Removal
This mod scalates many textures by using ESRGAN and Topaz Gigapixel AI, making them look a lot better than the original ones, specially when playing on a high resolution screen.

Models used:
*ESRGAN
*PSNR
*Nickelback
*Misc
*Forest
*DeJpeg Fatality PlusULTRA
*BC1 smooth 2.0
*BC1 free 1.0
*BCgone
*UniversalUpscaler Detailed
*NMKD Siax

THIS MOD ISN'T COMPATIBLE WITH MIMIC DC TEXTURES, SINCE IT ALREADY REPLACES DX TEXTURES WITH THEIR DC COUNTERPARTS.

Recomendations:
Besides the requirements:
*Adjust the anisotropic filtering to 16x.
*No Gloss mod: https://gamebanana.com/gamefiles/6187
*Minor Palette Fixes: https://gamebanana.com/effects/6352

There are still some textures that need to be done, but almost all the game is already upscaled.

For HD FMVs, here is the mod you need.

Requirements

Dependencies and prerequisites required to use this Game file

  1. Dreamcast Conversion
  2. HD GUI 2

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    Would there be a possibility to load specific textures for each playable character?
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  • All that's in the folder is a mod.ini. Did I install it correctly? 
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  • Can you make a version of the DC textures with DX colors? It will be better in the DX models.
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    This mod is absolutely INCREDIBLE! It makes the game look SO much better! I just have one question, though. Do you plan on changing the fur textures on characters like Sonic and Knuckles? I'd love to play as them with fully HD textures, but the way the fur looks turns me off a bit. It looks fine on Amy, Big, and Tails, but Sonic and Knuckles details are so dark and contrast so heavily with their regular colors. They look like they're made out of rocks or that they're cracking (Knuckles especially). Sonic's shoe buckle also has dark patches in the middle.

    Is there a fix for this, because aside from that, this mod is perfect. I play the game without the HD character textures for these reasons, but I would really like an improved set of high quality textures for the guys.

    Thank you.
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  • Thank you so much for the windy valley update! Any plans on giving the dreamcast dlc the same treatment one day?
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  • Hi! I have a question, but why when I try to put "Uekawa" texture on dreamcast characters or upgrade to super sonic DC doesn't work, but with DX it works, why? I haven't installed MimicDCTextures and I have Dreamcast conversion and HD GUI 2 and I checked now,but nothing.
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    Issue report on the newest update: The HD sun and lens flare in Emerald Coast, Windy Valley, etc has been reduced to standard quality again. Not sure if this has happened to other textures.
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    1mo 1mo
    Truly fantastic work you've done here! Really improves the overall visuals of the game, making the modded PC version even more so the definitive way to play without question.

    Would you ever consider upscaling the AutoDemo stages, in particular Beta Windy Valley? As it's a far more open and fun to play version, so good in fact that I can't ever see myself going back to default Windy Valley which is bland in comparison imo, the only problem of course is that its textures are still low-res in contrast to the rest of the game's upscaled textures.

    It's completely up to you of course, no pressure! Just a request really. But I and certainly others would be super thrilled if you ever decide to.

    Keep up the great work!
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    Been using this for a few months now, and I love it a lot. Works really well with both the DC and DX models. One thing I'm wondering, though, is if it's possible to restore the original Super Sonic textures, at least for the Dreamcast version? I like the new textures, but I kinda miss the old metallic lighting on him.
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    Sorry but where do you find HD GUI 2? i looked around for it and can't find it, is it part of the mod loader itself?
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Allowed the use of some textures.
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Inspired this project by making the Sonic Adventure 2 Neuro-AI HD Texture Pack mod
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Created with Topaz AI Gigapixel, based on Dreamcast Conversion and Dreamcast Characters Pack mods.
I want to scalate every single texture in the game, but its a really long process, so it'll take a while.

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