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fiur
fiur


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posted January 11, 2008 07:55 AM bonus applied by VokialBG on 12 May 2008.
Edited by fiur at 14:17, 16 Jan 2008.

Creatures with sharper texture.....! (amazing discovery)

Update 16.01.2008
I've added all my recolored mods to my complete package

Sharper Complete pack.2 tote
and made 3 brand new Dungeon Dragons:

Original Dragons:


Modded Dragons:


Update 15.01.2008 (thanx to Wulfstan8182)

Complete package


Completed  (huge update 14.01.2008)
PS... all files is now at adrive not speedy snow  grr
Download:

Necropolis
Sylvan
Haven
Neutrals
Dungeon
Inferno
Academy
Stronghold
Fortress
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and then the remaining screenshots (some of the images got my color mods too but the zipfiles I've uploaded is original  (no color changes)

















































Update 13.01.2008
Added Academy now:


Also included Stronhold creatures  (this time no screenshots I've just testet them all and they look nice...   )


Update 13.01.2008
well I did an "Minor" fault when I created this texture mod.. I was using my other computer an when I saved all dds files I forgot to "tag" "No MIP maps"  grrrrr  I've corrected this now and testet with various detail level....  I made some screenshots too  (they are also included in the zip file)

all standard lvl. fortress original:



all standard lvl. fortress modded:



all lvl.1 upgr. fortress original:



all lvl.1 upgr. fortress modded:



all lvl.2 upgr. fortress original:



all lvl.2 upgr. fortress modded:




update!: 11.01.2008 20:05
here is all fortress creatures (only modded with sharpen tool)

For Heroes V tote
well I discovered an amazing thing about those "built in" texture files tonight so I must share it with all of you guys  (maybe some already has discover the "magic"
in short term.... use the Auto Sharpen tools then the creature will look 100 times better!!!  and back to topic here it is:

I'm gonna start with lvl.7 and downwards:

Level 7

Lava Dragon:

Original one:


Modded one:


Magma Dragon:

Original:


Modded one:



Fire Dragon:

Original:



Modded:



Level 6

Thunder Thane:

Original:



Modded:



Flame Lord:

Original:



Modded:



Thane:

Orginial:



Modded:



I've made those Images in that size so you can se for yourself the huge difference in texture detail!!!

and here is an editing log:
Dwarf texture mods:

Lava Dragon:
Auto sharpen, and darker

Magma Dragon:
Auto Sharpen, recolor

Fire Dragon:
Auto Sharpen

Thunder Thane:
Auto Sharpen Body texture and Metal texture, Hair color and some of the scars got color.

Flame Lord:
Auto Sharpen Body/Metal texture
Metall: Auto color correction, Hair color and some scars got color.


Thane:
Auto Sharpen Body/Metal, Hair color.

Links :

Level 7 Fortress mod

Level 6 Fortress mods
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alcibiades
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posted January 11, 2008 08:42 AM

Hmmm, I must say that except maybe for the Thane, I like the original ones better, because the colour balancing is nicer.

However, I can see that some details in the armor is much nicer in the sharpened one, so maybe the trick would be to apply this feature only to certain parts of the model - like axe, armor, clothing etc?

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Hellburn
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The efreet
posted January 11, 2008 10:48 AM

Modded Magma dragon looks beautiful!!
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Anakrom
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(Scroll) Out of the blue
posted January 11, 2008 10:53 AM

Yeah, that Modded Magma is real masterpiece.

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Adrius
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posted January 11, 2008 12:14 PM

That magma dragon looks badass! Now that you see all the lines in its face it looks even more mean. Great!
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magnomagus
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modding wizard
posted January 11, 2008 12:19 PM
Edited by magnomagus at 12:32, 11 Jan 2008.

Great idea to sharpen all the textures to increase the quality, if you would this for all creatures in the game you would really give it a revolutionary quality boost, but please don't change colors!

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Gnoll_Mage
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posted January 11, 2008 05:39 PM

@Alc I agree, partial application of this technique would create the best looking creatures.
But:
are these editor screenshots?
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fiur
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posted January 11, 2008 06:07 PM

Quote:
@Alc I agree, partial application of this technique would create the best looking creatures.
But:
are these editor screenshots?

screen shots from the game  (ingame screenshots)  lava from the adventure screen everyone else from the battlescreen!

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posted January 11, 2008 07:30 PM

Quote:
For Heroes V tote
well I discovered an amazing thing about those "built in" texture files tonight so I must share it with all of you guys  (maybe some already has discover the "magic"
in short term.... use the Auto Sharpen tools then the creature will look 100 times better!!!  and back to topic here it is:


The 3 dragons look awesome !
What tool are you using for sharpening the textures ?

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fiur
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posted January 11, 2008 08:03 PM

Quote:
Quote:
For Heroes V tote
well I discovered an amazing thing about those "built in" texture files tonight so I must share it with all of you guys  (maybe some already has discover the "magic"
in short term.... use the Auto Sharpen tools then the creature will look 100 times better!!!  and back to topic here it is:


The 3 dragons look awesome !
What tool are you using for sharpening the textures ?

ty alot guys..... what tool I'm using Adobe photoshop elements 6
(but 2-3-4 and 5 got the same tool)  Just open the dds file then:
from the top meny select Enhance Auto Contrast....

I've done all Fortress Creatures now this time Only Sharpen nothing else....  but this file need a place to stay so if someone could host them I'll be happy  (maybe at AoH??) I've onlu got 50Mb so I need more room!!!
(fortress pack is 6.7Mb approx...)   I'll post my updates in the first post....
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Nelgirith
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posted January 11, 2008 08:23 PM

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Daystar
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posted January 11, 2008 09:51 PM

Wow, they're beatiful!  If you need more space, I could do Sylvan for you.

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2ndHero
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posted January 11, 2008 10:04 PM

You should make this for all factions without changing the models, just sharpening.
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Gnoll_Mage
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posted January 11, 2008 10:45 PM

Fiur - could you not upload files to mediafire?
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fiur
fiur


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posted January 11, 2008 10:52 PM

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Wow, they're beatiful!  If you need more space, I could do Sylvan for you.

@ Daystar  was I was talking about was "server" storage room...
miss spelling by be...  

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posted January 11, 2008 11:26 PM

Just one question. How do these sharpened images improve performance. I could easily switch the resolution on my computer to 1680x1050 and ahcieve the same effect but it scars perfromance greatly.

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fiur
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posted January 11, 2008 11:30 PM

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Just one question. How do these sharpened images improve performance. I could easily switch the resolution on my computer to 1680x1050 and ahcieve the same effect but it scars perfromance greatly.


well good question... but this is done to the texture file not the "program" file... I've testet alot and I has'nt notice any lack of speed  in game with this mod.... and thats what's do *amn nice about it!

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posted January 11, 2008 11:35 PM

I'm sorry to say this, but I believe the effect is not as amazing as shown in the screenshots. When I set the texture detail to very high resolution 1280x1024 there is hardly any difference. I made two HQ screenshots of the stormlord and the only difference I saw was that the edges were a little darker, but it was not really a quality increase. Maybe it can help to increase the quality on lower settings for people with an older pc, but on the other hand when you have all textures sharpened in your usermod folder you will probably get longer loading times.

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posted January 11, 2008 11:43 PM

Longer load times? Surely not significantly. But what you say is what I thought at first - the screenshots from above just blur the textures. After all, I thought, texture files don't generally seem to look quite that blurry...
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posted January 11, 2008 11:55 PM

When I said all textures sharpened I really meant ALL textures (All creatures, heroes etc.). Because I think that's what this mod finally wants to achieve, better quality graphics for the whole game.
So when you place 1 gig of textures in your usermods folder I'm quite sure you will get longer loading times (also in game when opening town screens for example). And that's why I ask myself the question: is it really worth it?


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