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Offline AranhaRush

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Freedom Force Upgraded Graphics
« on: June 20, 2020, 10:27:54 PM »
Hello everyone

I'm very happy to say that my pack of upscaled textures for :ff: is finally out.

You can get it here: https://www.moddb.com/mods/freedom-force-upgraded-graphics.

I also added a new version of my preset for a true comics style, this one doesn't mess the original atmosphere too much.

I hope you all like it.

Offline abenavides

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Re: Freedom Force Upgraded Graphics
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2020, 03:32:08 AM »
Just curious , how did you upscale the textures?
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Offline AranhaRush

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Re: Freedom Force Upgraded Graphics
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2020, 11:57:36 AM »
i used waifu2x-caffe to upscale the textures.
It already works with the .tga game files as in and output, so it spares a lot of time.

Offline videogamersadvocate

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Re: Freedom Force Upgraded Graphics
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2020, 04:55:48 PM »
I can confirm that this improves the look of the graphics significantly and makes  :ff: look more in line with  :ffvstr:. The textures look more detailed and the colors have more pop (in a good way). Thanks for your work AranhaRush.

Offline BentonGrey

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Re: Freedom Force Upgraded Graphics
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2020, 07:52:20 PM »
Very cool work, AR!  Did you 'upscale' the maps as well?
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Offline AranhaRush

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Re: Freedom Force Upgraded Graphics
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2020, 11:44:49 AM »
Very cool work, AR!  Did you 'upscale' the maps as well?

Sorry for the late reply, almost every texture was upscaled, including the ones for the maps.
Only a few cutscene backgrounds are still in the original format due to a few conflicts with the upscaling tool.
The rest is ok.

Offline AranhaRush

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Re: Freedom Force Upgraded Graphics
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2021, 01:56:52 PM »
Hello everyone

For those who aren't aware yet, i'd like to inform that there's a new version of my texture pack for :ff: and a few extras.
The link is the same.
Best regards to everyone

Offline BentonGrey

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Re: Freedom Force Upgraded Graphics
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2021, 02:19:47 PM »
Thanks for continuing to develop this.  It looks great!  The upscaling of the EZFX textures is also really interesting! 

AR has given me permission to use his modified textures in my mods, so my FF1 maps are going to look a lot better, which is awesome!
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Offline dknight95

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Re: Freedom Force Upgraded Graphics
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2021, 12:47:07 AM »
Hi AR, I had just down loaded these coincidently two days ago on Jul 10, were these the updated versions of your texture pack?  And thank you for your continued work on this.  This community has gotten so much smaller since it's hey day and it's great that there is still such a group of dedicated and or talented individuals like you, Benton, Jimaras8, oktokels, Ewzzy, Randomdays, deanjo2000, Daglob, abenavides, ET AL, that continue to breath life into our beloved  :ff: and  :ffvstr:.  I hope no one takes offense if they were not mentioned above.  The list of contributors is as long as the day is long and their works still stand as a testament to these games and their continuing legacy! Each and everyone of you has my gratitude and I am sure that of many others who have enjoyed playing with what you have created with your imaginations.  I am not a creative type or savvy when it comes to using the types of applications necessary to contribute to this community, but I hope to one day take a stab at modding, until that day...  Excelsior!
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Offline BentonGrey

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Re: Freedom Force Upgraded Graphics
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2021, 02:16:07 AM »
Thanks, DK!  Yeah, we're blessed with a lot of amazing and talented people who are or have been part of our community. 

And you should totally try your hand at modding!  To do simple stuff is really not too hard.  Go for it!
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Offline detourne_me

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Re: Freedom Force Upgraded Graphics
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2021, 02:52:59 PM »
AranhaRush, Thank you! This is such a cool project and can really breathe new life into these old games.
Has anybody put these upgraded graphics into the maps that were converted for FFVTTR?

Offline BentonGrey

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Re: Freedom Force Upgraded Graphics
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2021, 03:31:36 PM »
I have, and it makes a big difference.  You just have to follow the instructions from the MapPack, so put all of the new textures into both Area_Speciff1 and Area_Specific _textures folders, then copy the  :ffvstr: _textures folder into both of them so that you have the  :ffvstr: versions of things that replaced  :ff: versions.  I have been particularly pleased with how the buildings looks.  It's a notable difference, and it really makes me feel a lot better about using  :ff: assets in my modding!
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Offline Epimethee

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Re: Freedom Force Upgraded Graphics
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2021, 11:27:48 PM »
Thank you very much, AranhaRush!
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