Are there mods to improve hl2's graphics?

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#1 Posted by Frozzik (3421 posts) -
OK, so just before my hd died i re installed hl2 as i have never really played it even though i got it on release day years ago. As soon as my pc is fixed i will begin to play again. I did notice though, on the bits i played before my pc died, that the graphics were a little dated. Don't get me wrong they looked good but i just wondered if there are any mods available to improve them, like oblivion mods do. thanks for any info.
#2 Posted by MondoCool (866 posts) -
#3 Posted by Doom_HellKnight (12182 posts) -
#4 Posted by Sytzepunk (169 posts) -
There are no mods to improve the Source engine, atleast, I didn't heard tho.
#5 Posted by superkoolstud (2800 posts) -

If you don't mind large downloads, and have a pretty powerful computer, I recommend FakeFactory's Cinematic Mod 4.0.

Doom_HellKnight

Wow thats amazing. Its funny how it is all pics of alex in different outfits. 

#6 Posted by KorJax (2564 posts) -

WOw they just released version 4, it looks amazing!!

I had version 3 installed, and sure it tripled load times, but it was amazing.  I'm thinking of installing this new version for Gmod... ohhh yeahhh :P

#7 Posted by mrbojangles25 (31985 posts) -
[QUOTE="Doom_HellKnight"]

If you don't mind large downloads, and have a pretty powerful computer, I recommend FakeFactory's Cinematic Mod 4.0.

superkoolstud

Wow thats amazing. Its funny how it is all pics of alex in different outfits. 

Ya once you get past those ugly ass outfits (sorry I am not into that scary leather bondage stuff...the skimpy tank top was nice though) it makes the game look very nice.

#8 Posted by ProudLarry (13511 posts) -
I hate the new character models in the Cinimatic Mod. All the faces look like they're made from plastic, and the animations just don't look as good as the originals; although I'm not sure if they actually changed the animations or if its just the new models. The few other improvements they did look pretty good though.
#9 Posted by DarkRecruit (3391 posts) -
Do you really need 512MB VRAM to run that mod at max? What about 256MB? And do you really need 2gigs of ram? What about 1gig?
#10 Posted by KorJax (2564 posts) -

Nah, you dont need to.  But if your run HL2 at really high res and settings, and want the smoothst FPS posible and shortest load times, you need the 2GB of ram/ 512 v-ram

I was able to run v3 on 256 vram and 1GB of ram decently well.

#11 Posted by Nitrous2O (1813 posts) -

sorry I am not into that scary leather bondage stuff...the skimpy tank top was nice thoughmrbojangles25

Haha. Jessica Cannon is a better looking Source game model anyway imo. I'll have to check out that mod sometime, I'd be interested in seeing the graphics improvements besides the outfit stuff :)

 

 

#12 Posted by Phelaidar (1290 posts) -

I hate the new character models in the Cinimatic Mod. All the faces look like they're made from plastic, and the animations just don't look as good as the originals; although I'm not sure if they actually changed the animations or if its just the new models. The few other improvements they did look pretty good though.ProudLarry

The mod only replaces textures, not animations.

And you can change the models. In the mod folder there is a subfolder called Alyx Model Editor (or something like it)... it's a program you can select all the models available for Alyx 

#13 Posted by MIYAMOTOnext007 (3061 posts) -
Does facfatroy mod look good at 1280x1024? Because I read somewhere if you don't have at least a 1600x1200 moniter the game would lok worse with the mod on!              By the way I have an 8800gts 320mb. Should I get the FakeFactory mod also?
#14 Posted by Phelaidar (1290 posts) -

It's a lie.

It works and looks fantastic!

I'm waiting for the new pack! FF said he's doing the civilians high-poly models. 

#15 Posted by Phelaidar (1290 posts) -

It's a lie.

It works and looks fantastic!

I'm waiting for the new pack! FF said he's making civilians high-poly models. 

#16 Posted by Elfin (726 posts) -

Yeah this Fake factory mod looks sweet. Gonne try it out as soon as it's dl'd.

Thanks for the topic and tips.

#17 Posted by xcryonicx (1294 posts) -

Now, I'm not normally the type to get all hot & bothered over virtual depictions of attractive women...

but, : http://halflife2.filefront.com/screenshots/File/77368/4

wow.

#18 Posted by superkoolstud (2800 posts) -

I was just watching a CS:Source match on youtube and apparently one of the vids to the side was a free steam games so I clicked the link and saw the video then saw 100s of these things.

Are people really that stupid and gullible that they would email their account and password to an obvious fake gmail, hotmail, or yahoo email for Steam account support? 

#20 Posted by LiLsLashy (1082 posts) -

Now, I'm not normally the type to get all hot & bothered over virtual depictions of attractive women...

but, : http://halflife2.filefront.com/screenshots/File/77368/4

wow.

xcryonicx

Looks like Alyx has been hittin the yola rocks.

#21 Posted by mrbojangles25 (31985 posts) -
[QUOTE="xcryonicx"]

Now, I'm not normally the type to get all hot & bothered over virtual depictions of attractive women...

but, : http://halflife2.filefront.com/screenshots/File/77368/4

wow.

LiLsLashy

Looks like Alyx has been hittin the yola rocks.

Dare I say it?

She looks like a nappy-headed ho.

And no, that is NOT intended as a racist remark as no word in there has anything to do with race.  So dont report me for saying that....poor Imus....

#22 Posted by superkoolstud (2800 posts) -
[QUOTE="xcryonicx"]

Now, I'm not normally the type to get all hot & bothered over virtual depictions of attractive women...

but, : http://halflife2.filefront.com/screenshots/File/77368/4

wow.

LiLsLashy

Looks like Alyx has been hittin the yola rocks.

Corn rows=instant limp dick 

#23 Posted by raf4000 (252 posts) -
#24 Posted by mrbojangles25 (31985 posts) -
[QUOTE="LiLsLashy"][QUOTE="xcryonicx"]

Now, I'm not normally the type to get all hot & bothered over virtual depictions of attractive women...

but, : http://halflife2.filefront.com/screenshots/File/77368/4

wow.

superkoolstud

Looks like Alyx has been hittin the yola rocks.

Corn rows=instant limp dick 

Finally, someone understands me feelings about corn rows.  Any girl who gets cornrows might as well just shave her head....atleast if she shaved her head she would get my respect.  But cornrows...ick.

#25 Posted by MondoCool (866 posts) -
[QUOTE="xcryonicx"]

Now, I'm not normally the type to get all hot & bothered over virtual depictions of attractive women...

but, : http://halflife2.filefront.com/screenshots/File/77368/4

wow.

LiLsLashy

Looks like Alyx has been hittin the yola rocks.

Theres a nude alyx model as well he made... but alyx is like ugly