The Longest Journey HD is a mod for one of the best adventure games ever made. It includes neural network upscaled backgrounds and sprites, redrawn user interface and a lot of other small improvements thanks to ResidualVM implementation of the game engine. I wouldn't call it the final release, rather version 1.0. There is always room for improvement, because SISR algorithms are not perfect and the quality of the original graphics assets is not consistent. Anyway, future updates (if any) will be mostly cosmetic, nothing significant. Enjoy the game! P. S. Special thanks to bgK for his extensive support and assistance.

Add file Report The Longest Journey HD
Filename
TLJHD_1.02.zip
Category
Full Version
Uploader
Faberman
Added
Updated
Size
1.4gb (1,505,177,703 bytes)
Downloads
3,263 (11 today)
MD5 Hash
2e5ca473e7335184dd272cd6959594fb
Embed Button
Embed Widget
Description

The Longest Journey HD graphics mod. Upscaled in-game videos (FMV) are available as a separate download for easier updating of the main mod. Please, read the installation instructions below.

Preview
The Longest Journey HD
Comments  (0 - 50 of 95)
slavawilde
slavawilde

ResidualVM from here does not work. Starts the window and closes. And from the official site it starts, but does not find the game

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Faberman Author
Faberman

Please, try this build: Mega.nz
I've just uploaded it on ModDB, but it has not been authed yet.

Reply Good karma+3 votes
Guest
Guest

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

gh91
gh91

Just a quick question. Did you download the daily build from the official site? That's the version you need to use for The longest Journey. The main release still has no support

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Guest
Guest

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

maw2k
maw2k

Wanted to say thank you for this great mod.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
Abbabon
Abbabon

Works like a charm. Guess I'll have to play this through to the end this time!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Guest
Guest

The text isn't supposed to be italicized is it? The original text is in basic Arial from what I remember, with maybe occasional italics. Everything else seems to be working fine for me and I copied the fonts and fmv and hd mod correctly but it has made 100% of the text slanted/italics. Any idea how to fix?

Reply Good karma Bad karma0 votes
Faberman Author
Faberman

Those are the original fonts from the latest version of the game. Steam version comes without any fonts at all, this is why you have probably never seen them before. If you don't like the original fonts and prefer 'Arial', you can completely remove 'Fonts' folder from the game directory.

Reply Good karma+2 votes
Guest
Guest

How to change resolution to 1080p?

Reply Good karma Bad karma0 votes
Faberman Author
Faberman

I don't quite understand what you mean, but try this: I.imgur.com
On residualvm.exe, of course.

Reply Good karma+1 vote
Guest
Guest

Love the mod! i can finally play it.
But is there any way to implement my old save?
Found the location (appdata\roaming\residualvm\saved games) and that the savegames have different names.
But when i loaded the game, my inventory is empty. so it's kind of hard to continue. I'm on chapter eight so there is a long way if I restart.

Reply Good karma Bad karma0 votes
Faberman Author
Faberman

I think old savegames don't work with newer versions of ResidualVM. But you can download my savegame right at the beginning of chapter 8: Mega.nz

Reply Good karma+1 vote
Guest
Guest

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Guest
Guest

Hello sir, thanks for the mod. Can you tell me what is ResidualMV ? Comments are talking about it but I can't find it in the folders. I'm new to all of this.

Reply Good karma Bad karma0 votes
Faberman Author
Faberman

Please, follow the instructions ('Description' section on this page).

Reply Good karma+1 vote
Hisnameisode
Hisnameisode

The first few minutes I tried were very enjoyable!

I'm a bit annoyed that widescreen support seems to have disappeared, though.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Faberman Author
Faberman

The Longest Journey is a 20 years old game and it has never had widescreen support. Stretched - yes, widescreen - no. You can always turn off aspect ratio correction in ResidualVM settings and enjoy ugly strecthed graphics. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Edit game > Graphics, uncheck Preserve aspect ratio.

Reply Good karma+2 votes
Hisnameisode
Hisnameisode

Thank you!

Personally, I don't even notice any stretching, so it's all good!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Guest
Guest

Hi,

Excellent work.

Just one thing...Can you tell me if there is a way to remove those Mouse Cursor trails when you bring the mouse outside the game area? The issue is that it messes the upper area of the game where the Inventory and Game option icons are.

Thank you.

Reply Good karma Bad karma0 votes
Faberman Author
Faberman

Could you take a screenshot? I don't have any trails. You should create an issue on GitHub if you really have such a problem: Github.com It is not related to the mod.

Reply Good karma+1 vote
Guest
Guest

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Guest
Guest

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

waldalexander
waldalexander

with ResidualVM 0.3.1 on OSX, I cannot add the game as it says "ScummVM could not find any game in the specified directory!"
I am adding the game folder, not the mod folder. any tips? windows version you've provided in the comments works fine..

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
waldalexander
waldalexander

ok, got it working, it works with the residual for osx in the files section.
previously, I was using the one from the official residual webpage.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Faberman Author
Faberman

Yep, and it's written in the installation instructions on this page.

Reply Good karma+1 vote
miamew3
miamew3

I'm having issues with the fonts. When i open the game with residualvm it says the fonts are missing.

I followed the instructions and extracted the zip to the game installation directory.
This is what the path looks like 'SteamLibrary\The Longest Journey\Fonts & Mods\TLJHD\

Is the font folder supposed to be somewhere else? i haven't moved its location that's how it was extracted.

This is the message in the 2nd window of residualvm (don't know the correct name for this window lol)

WARNING: You are missing recommended data files:

The 'fonts' folder is required to experience the text style as it was designed. The Steam release is known to be missing it. You can get the fonts from the demo version of the game.!
static/static.xarc: 26 ms
WARNING: Unable to load the font 'fonts/Gara.ttf'!
WARNING: Unable to load the font 'fonts/flornt.TTF'!
WARNING: Unable to load the font 'fonts/folkard.ttf'!
WARNING: Unable to load the font 'fonts/folkard.ttf'!
WARNING: Unable to load the font 'fonts/ARIAL.TTF'!
WARNING: Unable to load the font 'fonts/bradhitc.ttf'!
WARNING: Unable to load the font 'fonts/bradhitc.ttf'!
WARNING: Unable to load the font 'fonts/bradhitc.ttf'!
WARNING: Unable to load the font 'fonts/bradhitc.ttf'!
WARNING: Unable to load the font 'fonts/flornt.TTF'!
WARNING: Only Windows v3 bitmaps are supported!
WARNING: Unable decode the modal dialog background bitmap from 'game.exe'!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Faberman Author
Faberman

The instructions say to extract the contents to the game directory. That's all. Don't create, move or rename any folders. Fonts path should be: '/The Longest Journey/Fonts'. Mod path: '/The Longest Journey/mods/TLJHD'

Reply Good karma+1 vote
waldalexander
waldalexander

ok, played the game on OSX for a few seconds. now as I came back to the game, loading a savegame through Residual crashed instantly. When I choose to start the game instead, I get to the menu, click "start journey" and it crashed immediately. cannot play on osx in any way now.
logfile:
Dropbox.com

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Faberman Author
Faberman

Thanks for reporting. I suppose it's not related to the mod, so I'll tell about the issue to ResidualVM developer. Or you can create an issue on Github yourself.

Reply Good karma+1 vote
Faberman Author
Faberman

ResidualVM has been updated: Moddb.com or Mega.nz

Reply Good karma+1 vote
Guest
Guest

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Guest
Guest

Is there any way to use my regular TLJ save game on this mod? If not, could anyone upload a save from this mod at the beginning of Chapter 7?

Reply Good karma Bad karma0 votes
Faberman Author
Faberman

No, ResidualVM uses its own format. Here is a savegame: Mega.nz
Copy it to \AppData\Roaming\ResidualVM\Saved games\

Reply Good karma+1 vote
Guest
Guest

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Guest
Guest

Can I install this mod if I play through Steam and have savings in the game? (I don't want to lose those). Thanks.

Reply Good karma Bad karma0 votes
Faberman Author
Faberman

You can use your Steam version of the game, but you have to play through ResidualVM and the original savegames are not supported.

Reply Good karma+1 vote
Guest
Guest

Can you play on widescreen resolution?

Reply Good karma Bad karma0 votes
Faberman Author
Faberman

Only in stretched mode or with the original aspect ratio and black bars on left and right.

Reply Good karma+1 vote
Guest
Guest

Syberia 1 & 2 HD, when?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
i_hate_saturdays
i_hate_saturdays

same question here too!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
i_hate_saturdays
i_hate_saturdays

Hey buddy thanks a million for this HD texture pack mod, it looks and runs alot better than the original version of the game (and the DGVoodoo version as well), I can now play @ 60 fps in 16:9 with crisp visuals!

It's my first time playing The Longest Journey too so it's even more sweet that the HD pack was released as I was about to start playing this game for the first time!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
dibdob
dibdob

Thanks for the updated version.

09.06.19 - Fixed a bunch of small issues

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Guest
Guest

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Guest
Guest

I see this was updated again, and a smaller size too. No release notes - What are the changes brother?

Reply Good karma Bad karma0 votes
Faberman Author
Faberman

I've improved the quality of 3 backgrounds. I'll try to be more specific next time.

Reply Good karma+1 vote
Guest
Guest

Out of curiosity, when you install the HD Mod, can you remove any folders with the same name that are directly in The Longest Journey folder?
Great job on the Mod. The visuals are a lot nicer on full screen!

Reply Good karma Bad karma0 votes
Faberman Author
Faberman

No, don't remove anything. Those folders include not only the graphics, but also all the other game assets: scripts, audio, 3D models.

Reply Good karma+1 vote
MT_2019
MT_2019

Thanks to this great mod the graphics have seriously improved. :)
I have a problem though: the in-game videos.

They play somewhat choppy and with stuttering sound. The mod seems to work fine for others, so the problem must be on my end.
I have tried to use the latest version of binkw32.dll (1.9.24). Makes no difference.

If I play the videos using a stand alone player, no problem.
And in the original game (not the mod) videos play fine in-game.

So what am I missing here? A setting in one of the .ini-files? Or something in residual VM?
The operating system? Seems unlikely. The problem manifests itsself on both Win10 64 bit and Win7 32 bit.

Who can help me troubleshoot this issue?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Faberman Author
Faberman

Do you use the provided beta build of ResidualVM? Moddb.com Because the latest official build still have problems with video playback. But if you have the issue even with a beta build, you should definitely report it on Github: Github.com

Reply Good karma+1 vote
MT_2019
MT_2019

Before I report this issue on GitHub, I would like to ask one question.

Could it be that ResidualVM's system requirements are too high for my old laptop?

If you think this could be the case, there's no point proceeding further ... but if a Pentium T4200 (dual core, 2GHz), ATI Radeon HD 4500 (512 MB VRAM) and 3GB of RAM should be sufficient to run this mod, than something's clearly not right.

If you want, you can see what the problem is. I made a (low res) screen recording and uploaded it to WeTransfer.

We.tl

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Faberman Author
Faberman

You don't need a beefy PC to run this mod. But as far as I know Bink decoder has always been a bottleneck. ResidualVM developer optimized it in the beta build, but maybe not enough. I will tell him about the problem.

Reply Good karma+2 votes
Faberman Author
Faberman

So, it seems your CPU simply isn't powerful enough to decode 1080p Bink videos (in ResidualVM). The suggestion is to check the selected Windows power plan and try 'High performance' option.

Reply Good karma+1 vote
MT_2019
MT_2019

Okay, I tried your suggestion, though first I had to enable high performance using PowerShell.
Everything set to the max and it made no noticeable difference.

I replayed the section from the screen recording I posted earlier.
In the image below you can see the CPU usage during the replay. The CPU only once briefly maxed out at 100% and otherwise hovered between 60% to 80% (see the section between the red lines).

I.imgur.com

Shutting things down (like sidebar and mail-notifier) to reduce CPU usage also makes no noticeable difference, by the way.



I was hoping to be able to replay TLJ on the laptop, but it looks like I'll have to wait till I return home in August. Then I'll be able to copy everything over to my gaming PC that has a Ryzen 7 1700 octacore and a GTX 1660 Ti. Should definitely be powerful enough. ;)

Thanks anyway for trying to help.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Follow Report Profile
Icon
The Longest Journey
Creator
Faberman
Contact
Send Message
Homepage
Tljhd.github.io
Release date
Mod watch
Follow
File
Browse
Files
New
Add file
Report
Report
Share
Related Games
The Longest Journey
The Longest Journey Point and Click
Tags