All major textures in the game were increased to 400%+ of their original pixels, sharpened, and had some detail added. Then new normal maps were generated to take advantage of the greater detail, which results in a significant improvement over the original graphics. This enjoys 0% compression files, which helps offset the fact that larger files requires more system resources.

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AJ_Quick Dec 29 2010 says:

the original looks better....

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Mkilbride Dec 29 2010 replied:

Indeed it does, he just sharpened the heck out of it & used Grit.

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The_Silver Dec 29 2010 replied:

Indeed, the "improved" version is far worse than the original one...

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PentaSTAR Dec 29 2010 says:

The sharpening tool isn't good way to make Hi-res... Objects looks ugly...

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kjfytfkytfyt Jan 23 2011 says:

no, the new one looks much more dirty/ messed up, which is good for fallout

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lol3r_86 Feb 1 2011 says:

Don't listen to those casual Fallout players. It's set in postapocaliptic setting so almost (if not) everything should be damaged, degenerated, rusty and dirty. Original F3 and F3:NV textures are too clean. In real life i have seen coke-mats* in even worse condition.

*i written it this way for purpose... To let you know that i'm not some stick-in-the-*** realism frantic stiff.

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Guest Jan 6 2013 replied:

It doesn't look anymore damaged, rusty, dirty, degenerated at all... it just looks crappier, period. It looks especially bad and unrealistic on the wood. If you want to make things look more aged, sharpening doesn't cut it. You have to go the route of all the /Real/ hi res packs that put actual rust spots, ect on the textures.

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Badab Feb 24 2011 says:

You gotta remember, it's a post apoc wasteland, not Walmart after the cleaner has gone through, it's dirty, gritty and the only shiney things there are are only shiny for about .5 seconds before they fly through your skull.

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Piemanlives Feb 27 2011 replied:

or things we choose to restore

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neronix17 Mar 8 2011 says:

I agree that the stuff should look busted up etc but just usign the sharpen tool a few times doesnt mean its higher res or better in any way, just looks horrible.

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stefan-heichen Jul 2 2012 says:

Its like in the new Rage patch... it isnt really Highres , its just oversharpen ugly

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