[mod] X3 - RESURRECTION MOD (New graphic mod)

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Re: [mod] X3 - RESURRECTION MOD (New graphic mod)

Post by x3-AmModer » Mon, 25. Mar 19, 14:29

BananaMaster wrote:
Mon, 25. Mar 19, 05:55
Oh, Can you enhance the very dusty sectors logically? I mean you shouldn't be able to see any stars (except the systems core star) or even the planets, nor much of any station in those sectors. Is that possible?
This always bugs me when I fly through them. You can perfectly see the planet, but your view is completely filled with dust. :(
Yes, you have true, this is illogical :D , but sorry, this is an intervention in text files and sector editing and it isn' t the role of this mod.... :wink:

But the role of this mod is enhace the textures, you can see the dust without pixelization, for example....

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Re: [mod] X3 - RESURRECTION MOD (New graphic mod)

Post by x3-AmModer » Mon, 25. Mar 19, 19:30

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

Very soon after the release of the patch 3.1. you wanted to improve something else, something to do. So...

PATCH 3.2. FOR X3 - RESURRECTION WAS RELEASED



You can download it on my web:

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- All from previous version 3.1. was added.


And what's new?

- Blinking of the cladding of all ships and stations is greatly reduced.
- Adds specific collor variations of icons for special objects on the map.
- Adds solar panels more dark for more realistic look.
- Less intense of planet lights for more realistic look.


And new HUD Support for cockpit mods in version 2 was added too... :)



Nice day to all, and ENJOY!!!!


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Re: [mod] X3 - RESURRECTION MOD (New graphic mod)

Post by BananaMaster » Tue, 26. Mar 19, 13:47

This is nice, thank you very much! :)

However I think I'll go through the files and search for the asteroid textures. Then grab the originals and blow them up using something like Waifu2x. (Deep convolutional neural networks (waifu2x), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compariso ... algorithms)
I don't like the new textures for them. The old ones had a nice metal-shine to them and the new ones look dirty and unnatural.
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oh you just changed contrast and color. I thought they were new textures. The bumbmaps are missing which I guess is the reason that there are no craters on them anymore? But if they are not overwritten, just missing, why are not the old ones used? Anyway I try to remove the new asteroid textures...

BTW, why is there a texture of a small oriental carpet in the mod? xD

EDIT: Removing them was easy with X Editor 2. I think it looks better this way.
I am currently trying to blow the texture up to 2048px. It looks good with waifu2x, but I can only use online website integrations, and the one I used was configured for manga/anime. The other one I could find is currently overloaded.
Edit: Turns out there's a CPU version of Waifu2x.

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Re: [mod] X3 - RESURRECTION MOD (New graphic mod)

Post by x3-AmModer » Tue, 26. Mar 19, 17:16

BananaMaster wrote:
Tue, 26. Mar 19, 13:47
This is nice, thank you very much! :)

However I think I'll go through the files and search for the asteroid textures. Then grab the originals and blow them up using something like Waifu2x. (Deep convolutional neural networks (waifu2x), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compariso ... algorithms)
I don't like the new textures for them. The old ones had a nice metal-shine to them and the new ones look dirty and unnatural.
...
oh you just changed contrast and color. I thought they were new textures. The bumbmaps are missing which I guess is the reason that there are no craters on them anymore? But if they are not overwritten, just missing, why are not the old ones used? Anyway I try to remove the new asteroid textures...

BTW, why is there a texture of a small oriental carpet in the mod? xD

EDIT: Removing them was easy with X Editor 2. I think it looks better this way.
I am currently trying to blow the texture up to 2048px. It looks good with waifu2x, but I can only use online website integrations, and the one I used was configured for manga/anime. The other one I could find is currently overloaded.
Edit: Turns out there's a CPU version of Waifu2x.

The cat and dat pairs work by considering current files in the cat and dat pair with the highest-numbered. This means I don't have to copy files that I don't want to change again.
The asteroids has craters, I don't know what you mean, could you make some pics of this issue?
You can give them more resolution but with minimal effect in game. This was tested for a month. You get a very little better quality, but you will never see it, only if you will stay very close at the asteroid. The loading of the sectors will be slower, ussage of the RAM bigger. But if you want change something, you can, of course, therefore exist programs like X Editor 2. If you will need help with something, let's write me on my e-mail. :)

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Re: [mod] X3 - RESURRECTION MOD (New graphic mod)

Post by BananaMaster » Tue, 26. Mar 19, 17:50

OK I finished it. And you are right. I can see no difference when I am a distance away. :(

Here is a example as to how good the new textures look like after 2x scale. This was a original 256px texture from the asteroids (I think the smallest ones) that is now 512px. The left one has been scaled up using nearest neighbor technique, giving a better result than methods like Lanczos. The right one is scaled up using waifu2x, which results is an amazing quality. It's magic!
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Incredible!

In game screenshot, original:
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modded:
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Note: Only the asteroid is changed. I have not sharpened any images, just scaled them up. I made the mistake and made DDS files from PNG files (though fully compressed), and so the mod is 172 MB big. xD
Quite stupid.

I think for such big things like asteroids the textures should be even bigger. I think I'll make a 4096px version, slightly sharpened, that is way better compressed. Just to waste some time.
Now I have a good workflow, thanks to GIMP and BIMP. It shouldn't take nearly as long as before.

This was my first time making mod for any game. xD
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Re: [mod] X3 - RESURRECTION MOD (New graphic mod)

Post by x3-AmModer » Tue, 26. Mar 19, 19:15

BananaMaster wrote:
Tue, 26. Mar 19, 17:50
OK I finished it. And you are right. I can see no difference when I am a distance away. :(

Here is a example as to how good the new textures look like after 2x scale. This was a original 256px texture from the asteroids (I think the smallest ones) that is now 512px. The left one has been scaled up using nearest neighbor technique, giving a better result than methods like Lanczos. The right one is scaled up using waifu2x, which results is an amazing quality. It's magic!

...

Note: Only the asteroid is changed. I have not sharpened any images, just scaled them up. I made the mistake and made DDS files from PNG files (though fully compressed), and so the mod is 172 MB big. xD
Quite stupid.

I think for such big things like asteroids the textures should be even bigger. I think I'll make a 4096px version, slightly sharpened, that is way better compressed. Just to waste some time.
Now I have a good workflow, thanks to GIMP and BIMP. It shouldn't take nearly as long as before.

This was my first time making mod for any game. xD
Yes I did the same, but be carefull with making better resolution, the textures will be much more bigger, much more difficult to load and it takes time for loading sectors and slow down the game with something you will maybe never interest in. Believe me. 😉 This mod enhances original textures with their original sizes (95%), so it has no effect on the game smoothness.

Just if you want do something like that, you can try make your own "High resolution Mod" 😉 for example...

Have a nice day and I wish you good luck...
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Re: [mod] X3 - RESURRECTION MOD (New graphic mod)

Post by BananaMaster » Tue, 26. Mar 19, 19:42

I think I keep it limited to asteroids. It takes about 2 hours to blow the 15 textures up to 4x with waifu2x, because I can't use my GPU to compute. I do even have a pretty good CPU: Ryzen 5 2600. :cry:
The thing that needs it most are the ships. Things like in the screenshots. And I don't know how the do them.

Edit: I think the screenshots I uploaded have transparent parts. Weird. I'm gonna reupload them because they look stupid.
Edit: Actually it seems to take way more than 2h. More like 4h.

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Re: [mod] X3 - RESURRECTION MOD (New graphic mod)

Post by x3-AmModer » Tue, 26. Mar 19, 20:25

BananaMaster wrote:
Tue, 26. Mar 19, 19:42
I think I keep it limited to asteroids. It takes about 2 hours to blow the 15 textures up to 4x with waifu2x, because I can't use my GPU to compute. I do even have a pretty good CPU: Ryzen 5 2600. :cry:
The thing that needs it most are the ships. Things like in the screenshots. And I don't know how the do them.

Edit: I think the screenshots I uploaded have transparent parts. Weird. I'm gonna reupload them because they look stupid.
Ok, but I have to ask you to create your own thread where you can write about your own tests with the HR textures. I myself respect other threads and do not write about my mod in them. No offense. :) Thank you for understanding.

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Re: [mod] X3 - RESURRECTION MOD (New graphic mod)

Post by BananaMaster » Tue, 26. Mar 19, 20:57

Oh, sure. No you're right. I'm sorry. :)

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Re: [mod] X3 - RESURRECTION MOD (New graphic mod)

Post by x3-AmModer » Tue, 26. Mar 19, 21:43

BananaMaster wrote:
Tue, 26. Mar 19, 20:57
Oh, sure. No you're right. I'm sorry. :)
Nevermind, thank's. Good luck. 😉

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Re: [mod] X3 - RESURRECTION MOD (New graphic mod)

Post by Sorkvild » Thu, 28. Mar 19, 00:05

Hey thanks for the update, looking great so far and thanks for making adjustments to GUI, now it's much easier to see all scoopable stuff and important poi's
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Re: [mod] X3 - RESURRECTION MOD (New graphic mod)

Post by x3-AmModer » Thu, 28. Mar 19, 19:31

Sorkvild wrote:
Thu, 28. Mar 19, 00:05
Hey thanks for the update, looking great so far and thanks for making adjustments to GUI, now it's much easier to see all scoopable stuff and important poi's
Thank you for your thanks 😉. I hope you'll enjoy it! 🙂

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Re: [mod] X3 - RESURRECTION MOD (New graphic mod)

Post by BananaMaster » Thu, 28. Mar 19, 19:38

Yeah he is right. But I tend to overlook the jump gates. I think I need to get used to their new look

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Re: [mod] X3 - RESURRECTION MOD (New graphic mod)

Post by x3-AmModer » Thu, 28. Mar 19, 20:33

BananaMaster wrote:
Thu, 28. Mar 19, 19:38
Yeah he is right. But I tend to overlook the jump gates. I think I need to get used to their new look
Overlook? Hey man, did you see previous icons for the gates? 😃

I have the opposite problem, I see mainly only the gates.

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Re: [mod] X3 - RESURRECTION MOD (New graphic mod)

Post by x3-AmModer » Sat, 30. Mar 19, 03:54

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

I apologize to everyone who has already downloaded Patch 3.2. I accidentally added one texture to it from the tests of blinking. Please download this Patch again, I removed the wrong texture and both Patches (Orig, LU) was uploaded again now.

Thank you for understanding.

I apologize for my mistake again...

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