Half-Life: ReSrced is a mod for Half-Life, Opposing Force and Blue Shift that gives the game HD textures upscaled from the original low-res textures using advanced AI-powered software. Combined with detail textures and support for a variety of HD model packs for Half-Life and its expansion packs, ReSrced makes the classic game look sharp and modern, while keeping true to the original aesthetic.

To make this possible Half-Life: ReSrced runs on the open-source Xash3D FWGS engine. While it's not as plug-and-play as a regular mod for the Steam version of Half-Life, I have made a step-by-step installation instruction that will make the process quite easy. Believe me, it's well worth the effort.

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Half-Life: ReSrced is a mod for Half-Life, Opposing Force and Blue Shift that gives the game HD textures upscaled from the original low-res textures. This is accomplished by using state-of-the-art neural networks to upscale the game’s graphics. Combined with detail textures and support for a variety of HD model packs for Half-Life and its expansion packs, ReSrced makes the classic game look sharp and modern while keeping true to the original aesthetic.

To make this possible Half-Life: ReSrced runs on the open-source Xash3D FWGS engine. While it's not as plug-and-play as a regular mod for the Steam version of Half-Life, I have made a step-by-step installation instruction that will make the process quite easy. You can find this further down this article.

Features

Half-Life: ReSrced is full of interesting features, that I'll explain below.

Support

Half-Life: ReSrced supports both the original Half-Life, as well as its expansion packs Opposing Force and Blue Shift. I have played through all three games just to be sure that they could be finished in this new engine. Half-Life plays perfectly and there only a few minor issues with Blue Shift/Opposing Force.

HD Textures

ReSrced completely revamps the textures of Half-Life and its expansions. All of the textures now have 4 times the resolution of the original version.

Almost all of the thousands of textures have been upscaled. The exceptions are transparent textures (railings, grates, etc.), a few small animated textures that didn't look good when upscaled.

HD Skyboxes

All Black Mesa skyboxes have been upscaled as well, giving the distant mesas of New Mexico more detail than before.

The nebulous skyboxes of Xen haven't been changed, as those looked better when not upscaled.

Detail Textures

Detail textures are textures that add high-resolution detail to other textures. This helps the game world to look detailed even when viewed up close.

HD Model Textures

ReSrced supports HD model textures for three types of models:

This last one might not be familiar to you. This is a fan-made compilation mostly sourced from the PS2 version of Half-Life. This what is shown in the trailer and screenshots of this mod.

So how did I do it?

The magic behind Half-Life: ReSrced was made possible with the AI upscaling tool AI Gigapixel. Using state of the art AI neural networks, this upscaling program tries to emulate the detail the original renders would have had. This helps the new visuals to come as close to a higher resolution re-rendering of the original as possible with current technology.

You can find out more about this tool here.

Download link

Click on this link to go to the download page.

Screenshots

Head over to the screenshots page for some more screenshots to show off the mod.

Installation help/FAQ

To make this possible Half-Life: ReSrced runs on the open-source Xash3D FWGS engine. While it's not as plug-and-play as a regular mod for the Steam version of Half-Life, I have made a step-by-step installation instruction that will make the process quite easy. I recommend everyone use it.

Note: in the readme file included with the mod file I included the wrong name and URL for High Definition 2 Pack. Use this link. It is correct in the online install guide.

If you have questions other than about installation, please see the FAQ page.

Credits

  • Valve and Gearbox for the original assets this mod is based on
  • Topaz Labs for the AI Gigapixel upscaling software this mod relies on to make low-res images into high-res ones
  • The team behind Xash3D and Xash3D FWGS, the latter which this mod redistributed under GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE 3

What do you think?

Once you've got a chance to play Half-Life: ReSrced, I'd be interested in hearing what you think. Please leave a comment below, with your thoughts about the mod.

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The v1.0 release of Half-Life: ReSrced. This is a HD graphics mod for Half-Life, Opposing Force and Blue Shift. It requires the Xash3D FWGS engine, which...

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Guest
Guest

hardest try to find the diffrence

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sothatsdevintart
sothatsdevintart

Question, does this help alleviate the texture filtering issues I have to deal with on my 1920x1080 monitor?

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mattandcalebstudios
mattandcalebstudios

How do you use a controller with this

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ihatetrolling1
ihatetrolling1

listen, i understand providing all the detailed install information, but would you mind just providing a single folder version for those of us that know what we're doing?

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kingdruiduk.AKA.DJ
kingdruiduk.AKA.DJ

If nobody has Xash3d version of half life try Ideal half Life you will be surprised.
Look at my screen shots I've tested all Half Life remakes etc... for hours. Steamcommunity.com

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Eliososa
Eliososa

hey if you like hd packs, try the trusty crowbar v2 you will like it a lot

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BoogerPoo2002
BoogerPoo2002

Is there a possibility that a chapter select could be added with ReSrced? And before you say "just type in the map name", I want it to be just like how it is in Decay, with the weapons and items you currently have spawning in with you.

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JohKneeBoy
JohKneeBoy

Yes, that would be pretty nice, I agree

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parkmallbaby
parkmallbaby

I wish the Glock and MP5 were retained. I personally felt like the Colt (M-16) and Beretta are not canon weapons because in HL2 they still used a SMG instead of a rifle for aesthetic purposes.

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leevee123
leevee123

ak-47 was in the hl2 beta

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gabataka
gabataka

ты можешь любой другой пак же поставить. на моддб есть пак пушек с hd руками но оригинальные пушки пушки

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VladimirRyanVCR
VladimirRyanVCR

Lmao if you dont like it just ignore it, Gearbox worked so hard for the pack

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