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(DC/DX) ESRGAN-AI HD Textures - A Mod for Sonic Adventure DX.

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. There's a DC version to be used with Dreamcast conversion and also a DX version meant to be used with the base game.



Models used:
*ESRGAN
*PSNR
*Nickelback
*Misc
*BC1 smooth 2.0
*UniversalUpscaler Detailed
*NMKD Siax
*BSRGAN
*Siax Universal Upscaler V2
*DXTDecompressor Source V3

Compatible mods (so far):
*Dreamcast characters pack
*DC Hyper Sonic mod
*DX characters refined (only textures based on the original ones and normal style Hyper Sonic, not the special variants of Super Sonic)
*Autodemo Windy Valley
*Shadow (SA1-Styled)
*Hill Top
*Windy Valley Expanded and Twinkle Park Expanded for Amy
(To use any mod that changes or alters the models of the characters and isn't supported, you can deactivate the textures for the character it replaces)

Mods I recommend to use with these:

*SADX Style Water
*DX-consistent models
*Amy's Eyeliner
*High-poly event Egg Carrier
*Emerald Customizer

Mods you no longer need when using this:
*DC textures for DX characters: My mod includes the textures as a toggeable feature (thanks to ZorakainZ for allowing me to use his textures)
*Perfect Chaos "Preview" mural

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.
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    How do I use the DX textures? The Dreamcast Conversion textures work but when I tried to load the one labeled "DX Version" I didn't get any enhanced textures (I disabled the Dreamcast Conversion as well).
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    24d
    For some reason when i load this mod with the DX Refined, the game crashes when going to the character select screen. However it works fine with DX Refined off
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    2mo
    i cant update the mod in the mod loader
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    2mo
    It keeps saying it cant find mod.ini in the .updates folder, help?
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    3mo
    Perhaps you should clean up the "Twinkle Park" and "Twinkle Circuit" sign, along with the floor of that area, they both look a bit odd.
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    3mo
    Hi Kaori. Let me just say all your mods look amazing.

    A bit off-topic here but I don't suppose you could help me out with my mod order? There doesn't seem to be any guide on this anywhere and I've seen conflicting information throughout Gamebanana on what the proper order should be.
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    3mo
    Where do I download the DX HD textures?
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    3mo
    could you please eventually make this compatible with this mod https://gamebanana.com/mods/149545
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    3mo 3mo
    This mod seems to work just fine when paired up with DX Refined except for Super Sonic. When Refined is put above ESRGAN all the characters seem to have both mods changes applied together correctly except Super Sonic who looks slightly off, but when Refined is put under ESRGAN Super is fixed but all the other characters don't have the HD look. First image is when Refined is on top second is below. Anyway this can be fixed so both mod changes apply and Super Sonic looks like the second picture?

    I asked this on DX Refined and Soloslacker redirected me to ask you this.
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      4mo
      when i try playing the game it says it can't find the dll file and its not in the folder did I miss something
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