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Add addon Duke Nukem 3D Upscale Pack 1.2
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dukeupscale.zip
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phredreeke
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Upscale Pack for Duke Nukem 3D including Life's a Beach, Nuclear Winter expansions and World Tour - for use with EDuke32, DukeGDX, RedNukem or Raze

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Duke Nukem 3D Upscale Pack 1.2
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wampa-stompa
wampa-stompa

just wondering what steps you used to create these. was it similar to the processes the guys who made the Doom neural upscale 2x pack? they upscaled to 8x with AI programs then downscaled to 2x.

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phredreeke Author
phredreeke

The ESRGAN models I used are listed in the info.txt file. They are upscaled 4x times and then scaled down to 2x original size. I've used a variety of pre- and postprocessing methods for it.

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phredreeke Author
phredreeke

An issue with widescreen weapon tiles not loading correctly when playing World Tour with EDuke32 has been reported. To fix this download this modified DEF file and place in the same directory

S000.tinyupload.com

This is not necessary when playing World Tour in DukeGDX, or playing without World Tour

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Guest
Guest

Excellent job on upscaling most of the graphics, they came out great.

Maybe when you’re upscaling the Cycloid Incinerator, you should try and give him his own set of sprites instead of looking like the Cycloid Emperor.

Keep up the great work.

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phredreeke Author
phredreeke

Thank you. I would like to have a unique sprite for the incinerator but I'm really not good at making new sprites as opposed to upscaling existing ones

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Guest
Guest

You’re welcome.

You can always try asking people in the Duke4 community if they ever made a sprite replacement for the Cycloid Emperor that made him look completely different and would be perfect for the Cycloid Incinerator and upscale those for your mod.

I remember that HMNuke93 was working on new sprites for the 5th boss, but the project went quiet for a long time. You should try contacting him, and ask him what’s going on with it, he’s still on Duke4.

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paulrrogers
paulrrogers

Is there a texture upscale pack as well? If so any chance you could release a combined pack of everything like the older high-res pack?

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phredreeke Author
phredreeke

Not right now. The Total Meltdown upscale has most of the textures upscaled (although they are based on an older unreleased attempt I made)

If you look at the Blood background upscale pack that took significant curation to pick the best result out of many upscaling models.

I want to do a full texture pack for Duke, but it will probably not be in the next release.

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IggyWolf
IggyWolf

Question. How do I combine this with HRP and Dukeplus? I saw a video on Youtube of someone combining your mod with HRP. Do I simply copy/paste the files into the main root folder and run the other mods as usual, or do I copy the zip file into the "autoload" folder?

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phredreeke Author
phredreeke

EDuke32 in general isn't very friendly with combining mods, you typically needs some def editing for it to work though. I can't speak for DukePlus at all.

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IggyWolf
IggyWolf

I actually got it to somewhat work. I had to use a "Monsters Only" version of your mod though, because when using the BAT. file of your current mod, it does load HRP and DukePlus as well, but unfortunately replaces HRP's high definition/resolution fonts with the original (but upscaled with your mod) and DukePlus's special effects (fire, smoke, HUD etc.)

The "monsters only" version maintains the other mod's menu, hud, font, and effects while letting me enjoy the new upscaled monster sprites (although the "monster only" version I'm using I think is an older version of your mod, since there's still aliasing around the edges of the sprites).

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phredreeke Author
phredreeke

I guess you could copy the DEF file from the older version to the newer release?

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IggyWolf
IggyWolf

You mean the texture.def? Wouldn't I copy the DEF file from the newer version into the older release instead? Seeing as I only want to use the upscaled monster sprites and not weapons, hud, or textures. Or does the texture.def file contain the upscaled sprites? Basically, take the texture.def from your new verison and paste it into the old version ZIP file, overriding the old texture.def is what you're saying?

I just checked and it would be a problem, because your new version and file doesn't contain the texture.def file, and apparently the version you created of your file with only textures for monsters doesn't have the same files as your current mod. They're packaged in such a way that all the "tile png" files are in one zip. And there's only a "texture.def" and the .bat file to start the mod. I just checked and the version I'm using is apparently the "Old Download link" that you have on your mod's main page.

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phredreeke Author
phredreeke

No, if you use the DEF file from the new version you'd get a ton of error messages, and it defeats the purpose of what I suggested - which was to have the updated monster sprites from the latest release.

But I guess the file structure is different enough that it wouldn't work

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IggyWolf
IggyWolf

Just a question. Your mod obviously works with the expansions. I don't know if you're familiar with the HRPs for the expansions but I can't get them to work properly. Nuclear Winter and Life's a Beach require some sort of separate "SVN clients" and to run an "Autodownload script".

I ran the "checkout" .bat files for those but it wouldn't let me actually run the bat. file that starts the expansions (says "Access Denied). Running them through your .bat file to start with your mod works, but only through the regular HRP and not the expansions' HRP. This of course throws up a bunch of errors that png etc. files are missing/not found. I think your mod would work fine with the HRP version of the expansions but I don't know how to run Life's a Beach (Vaca+) and Nuclear Winter (Nuclear+) through Hendricks266's bat. files.

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