Clive Barker's Undying ESRGAN Upscale Pack

Installation procedure

  1. You need to install Unreal DirectX11 renderer for this upscale pack to work. If you are using widescreen patch for the game then you need to disable Coronas drawing in DirectX11 config, cause they cause some graphical bugs.
  2. Install Clive Barker's Undying ESRGAN Pack by unpacking the archive into the game folder.
  3. You can additionally install Normal and height maps for Unreal DirectX11 renderer, these would enhance the graphics even more. Normal and height maps can even be recreated upon upscaled ESRGAN Pack textures, but I don't have enough time for this. If anyone could batch recreate them using Materialize tool or something similar - I would be grateful.

Compatibility

Mod is compatible with near anything Clive Barker's Undying related. It is compatible with Undying Renewal mod

Possible Bugs

DirectX 11 renderer had some visual issues with bModulated textures in DDS format, so some transparent (not bMasked) textures could cause visual artifacts. I removed few such textures from the pack, but I didn't played the whole game to check everything. But nothing major/critical I hope.

Also not all the textures from the game were upscaled, some HUD, fonts and decals textures were left un-upscaled due to their complexity. Maybe I'll upscale some of them in future versions.

Coronas misalignment with widescreen mod
You should disable coronas in System/System.ini file

Coronas=False

Jaggy polygons, dancing/moving on camera angle change
This is because of tesselation, which works somewhat funny in this game. You could try to leave it on, but I didn't noticed any huge improvements. Try it for yourself. In case you want stable picture, disable it in System/System.ini file

Tesselation=False

Paintings Reference List

Here are all the references I found for the ingame painting textures. I used them to enhance upscaled textures even more

central-gpainti; Henry Fuseli - The Nightmare
central-paintin; Artemisia Gentileschi - Judith Slaying Holofernes
patrickpic; Antonio del Pollaiolo - Hercules And The Hydra, slightly repainted by the developers
GlassW04MtH; Devil from the medieval book Codex Gigas (Folio 290 recto), repainted by the developers
GlassW05MtH; Stained glass inside the baptistery of the Christ church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland
WoodCrvMtH; The wooden door, detail. Church Santa Maria im Kapitol, Cologne (Romanesque period), taken part of the image
EwTap01H; The Lady and the Unicorn: À mon seul désir (Musée national du Moyen Âge, Paris)
Amb_Rug01_EWing, Amb_Rug02_EWing, Amb_Rug03_EWing, Amb_Rug04_EWing; Chakrasamvara Mandala
AmbDivFurn02_EW, AmbDivFurn03_EW, AmbDivFurn_EWin; Six fold screen depicting arrival of a Portuguese Ship, maker unknown, 1600 – 30, Japan
Painting01EwH; Antwerp 16th Century (Possibly Matthys Cock)
HtrmBook01H; The Romance of Zion Chapel by Richard Le Gallienne; recolored book cover
HtrmBook02H; The Story of Ab: A Tale Of The Time Of The Cave Man by Stanley Waterloo; recolored book cover
HtrmBook03H; Pippa Passes by Robert Browning; redrawn title to Poe - Tales of Mystery
HtrmPic01H; Milaire André - Le Mont Saint-Michel - Chemins de fer de l'État
GHGoliathPnt_Hs; Raphael - David and Goliath
GHDavidPnt_HsWw; Caravaggio - David with the Head of Goliath
Int_BloodGirl; Giovan Moroni - Portrait of a child of the house of Redetti
Int_Painting60W; cover for Sandman A Game of You Part Three No. 34 Jan. 1992
stucco5; Hieronymus Bosch - The Garden of Earthly Delights
jeremiah'spictu; Jan Fyt - Diana with Her Hunting Dogs beside Kill
jerpicture2; Philippe-Augustin Immenraet - The Wolf Hunt
AaronScryBefore; Brian Horton - Aaron Corporeal game concept art
AaronScryAfterH; Brian Horton - Aaron Revenant game concept art
BethScryBeforeH; Family game wallpaper
BethScryAfterH; Brian Horton - Bethany HR Fltn game concept art and Family game wallpaper
CreepKid01H; Hans Holbein the Younger - Edward VI as a Child, horizontally inverted and with mirrored hat
CreepKid02H; Hans Holbein the Younger - Edward VI as a Child, horizontally inverted and heavily edited
EtrnAut01H; Jonathan Gregerson - Black Tower (Clara's Realm)
EtrnAut02H; Jonathan Gregerson - Cliff Dwellings (Clara's Realm)
LizRmMedusa; Edward Burne-Jones - The Birth of Pegasus and Chrysaor
LandScpe02H; Hieronymus Bosch - Visions of the Hereafter (Hell)
Oneiros01H; Brian Horton - Oneiros concept art
UglyAfterH; The Dead Lovers (circa 1470)
KieScryeAfterH; Brian Horton - Kiesinger concept art
KieScryeBeforeH; Brian Horton - Kiesinger concept art
painting0 - painting4; photo of Harlaxton Manor, Lincolnshire, England
r18-frpaint; Luca Giordano - The Fall of the Rebel Angels
StoneTopMtH; The Fight between David and Goliath, circa 1123, church of Santa Maria at Tahull
GHshield_HsWwG; Ancient Warrior Shield with Carthago Battle Pattern
Int_RcptnFloor0; Sword-bearer beheads young boy St Martin’s Church in Zilli

Credits

ESRGAN models used for textures (mostly from ESRGAN wiki or ESRGAN discord server):

Manga109Attempt by Kingdomakrillic
mymanga109_250000 by patrikspacek
ESRGAN_Skyrim_NonTiled_RGB_Catrom_128_32_110000
ESRGAN_Skyrim_NonTiled_RGB_Catrom_128_32_110000_interp_05
ESRGAN_Skyrim_NonTiled_RGB_Catrom_128_32_110000_interp_05(Manga109Attempt)
ESRGAN_Skyrim_WeaponsAndArmorNonTiled_RGB_Catrom_128_32_80000
JPG (40-60%) A by Alsa
JPG (60-80%) A by Alsa
BC1 smooth 2.0 by BlueAmulet
rocks_100000 by I don't know who (It is not a nickname)
FSBox by Pandalism
Trixie_Star Wars by LyonHrt
cartoonpainted_400000 by Kingdomakrillic
DeviantPixelHD by Raulsangonzalo
DigiPaint by TheAtheistGod
FSDedither_Riven
NMKD-Siax_200k
NMKD-Superscale-SP_178000_G
pinocchio_35000
NMKD-UltraYandere_300k
ThiefGold by me (based on EP2 textures)
ThiefGoldMod by me (based on EP2 textures)

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Undying ESRGAN Pack v0.9

Undying ESRGAN Pack v0.9

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Just unpack into game folder. You need to use DirectX 11 renderer mod in order for this textures to work. Whole game is upscaled and playble except for...

Undying ESRGAN Pack v0.8

Undying ESRGAN Pack v0.8

Textures

Upscaled 4x textures for Clive Barker's Undying, using ESRGAN models. Initial release. Whole game is upscaled and playble except for few HUD, decals and...

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berzerk2k2
berzerk2k2

@Akven

This texture pack is nice but why is there this big black border around the cross symbol in the hud? Is there any way to remove that?

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Akven Creator
Akven

Remove files Textures/Aeons/Icons/Health.dds and Health_Icon.dds
You could also remove Textures/Aeons/HUD/HUD_Numbers.dds
Game treats transparency very strangely

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Frozenstein
Frozenstein

@Akven

With dedication: I.ibb.co****.jpg

Thank you for the upload! <3

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Guest
Guest

Can you make it for Harry Potter 1 and 2 games, that's also a game from Unreal Engine 1, I have the textural data but don't know how to do it

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Akven Creator
Akven

Uploaded HP1 upscale mod to moddb
Moddb.com

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Akven Creator
Akven

I made Harry Potter 1
Disk.yandex.ru
Will download it to moddb later

Screenshots
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Akven Creator
Akven

I need to look into those games and play a little. I don't have much time lately, but its doable

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Guest
Guest

hi thanks for your work,,, but how fix long loading after make your texture pack ?

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Akven Creator
Akven

Well, it's the recoil from the increased size. Don't think you could do anything aside from installing on SSD and so on. I didn't noticed increased requirements much.
Maybe you could batch resize the most heavy textures 2x size down with Custom Texture Tool PS

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q321
q321

Nice pack, but it causes small random noticeable lags during gameplay. My system is not a problem, I have i5-6600, GTX 1660 6GB VRAM, 16GB RAM and SSD. Undying runs fine without ESRGAN pack and I can also run hardware demanding games as Watch Dogs Legion on medium details without problems. I might try to resize textures as recommended but presume that many users will have this issue and it is not practical that everyone does it separately. Akven, could you please optimize this pack a bit or release optional less demanding lite version?

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Akven Creator
Akven

I could try. But first of all it's engine/renderer related. UE1 wasn't designed to handle such big textures I think.
I'll try to find time for this.

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q321
q321

Thanks for reply. Yes, it could be engine/renderer related, but there are 4K HD packs for some UE1 games so hard to tell why Undying has such problems. Anyway, I resized textures down 2X with Optimizer Textures (Ordenador) from Nexus Mods and places I tested were without lagging and seemed to me still good looking in comparison with unresized textures.

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Akven Creator
Akven

Glad to hear this) My way to 2x downsize was to downsize only the biggest textures (2048x2048) and so on, and leave small textures intact. This way you didn't reduce quality on low resolution textures, only on big ones which will look good anyway.

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q321
q321

I did it quickly in order to play the game, but it is hardly optimized the best way. Hopefully next versions of your pack will have it sorted out.

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q321
q321

Update: So I completed the game and during the gameplay still encountered minor lags in some places, even with all textures resized 2x, but less than without downsizing. I tried to downsize textures even more and still had few lags. Now I suspect that this issue might have something to do not only with individual texture sizes, but also with amount of loaded upscaled textures.

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Akven Creator
Akven

Thanks for reply.
I'll try something myself as soon as I have time. I have two mods I need to downsize for a light version (Undying and Deus Ex 2).

As for the mod itself - community hadn't been able to help with transparency issues much, so I think this is near the final version. HUD elements and some decals won't be upscaled in near future.

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q321
q321

I tested v0.9 of your pack and had no lags anymore. Thanks.

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Akven Creator
Akven

Glad to hear it, thanks for tests

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