ESRGAN is pretty damn amazing trying Max Payne with it.

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#1 Edited by warmblur (1314 posts) -

In case you don't know what ESRGAN is it stands for Enhanced Super Resolution Generative Adverserial Networks's it's a AI technique that improves older games textures. Someone made a Max Payne HD pack using it and I wanted to see how much a difference it made I took some screenshots and I have to say WOW. This will make old games really shine.

Here's a link to the article where I found about this mod if anybody is interested.

https://www.dsogaming.com/news/max-payne-gets-an-amazing-hd-texture-pack-using-esrgan-and-is-available-for-download/

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#2 Edited by mrbojangles25 (42784 posts) -

That is surprisingly amazing, thanks for sharing.

Never even heard of it. Is it sort of like an "on-the-fly" filter or something or does it do this before loading the game?

*oh nevermind sounds like you need to make a texture pack from it first.

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#3 Posted by warmblur (1314 posts) -
@mrbojangles25 said:

That is surprisingly amazing, thanks for sharing.

Never even heard of it. Is it sort of like an "on-the-fly" filter or something or does it do this before loading the game?

*oh nevermind sounds like you need to make a texture pack from it first.

Yeah, actually you are right about on the fly filter the AI scales up the textures it works with pretty much all games I think but results vary of course. I actually haven't tried the program yet or any other games with it but here's a link to instructions and download if you want to try it. https://kingdomakrillic.tumblr.com/post/178254875891/i-figured-out-how-to-get-esrgan-and-sftgan

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#5 Posted by R4gn4r0k (29826 posts) -

I'd love to replay Max Payne like that, it's one of my all time favourite games. But unfortunately I don't think it supports 21:9 ultrawide.

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#6 Posted by warmblur (1314 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

I'd love to replay Max Payne like that, it's one of my all time favourite games. But unfortunately I don't think it supports 21:9 ultrawide.

Not officially but there is a wide screen patch. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=139582908

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#7 Posted by R4gn4r0k (29826 posts) -

@warmblur said:
@R4gn4r0k said:

I'd love to replay Max Payne like that, it's one of my all time favourite games. But unfortunately I don't think it supports 21:9 ultrawide.

Not officially but there is a wide screen patch. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=139582908

Yeah I think it supports 16:9 max ?

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#8 Edited by warmblur (1314 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:
@warmblur said:
@R4gn4r0k said:

I'd love to replay Max Payne like that, it's one of my all time favourite games. But unfortunately I don't think it supports 21:9 ultrawide.

Not officially but there is a wide screen patch. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=139582908

Yeah I think it supports 16:9 max ?

Oh, my bad sorry this one supports 21.9 it says in the description. https://www.gamepressure.com/download.asp?ID=59094

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#9 Posted by R4gn4r0k (29826 posts) -
@warmblur said:

Oh, my bad sorry this one supports 21.9 it says in the description. https://www.gamepressure.com/download.asp?ID=59094

Sweet bro, thanks so much ^^

Every 3D game should scale to 21:9 aspect ratios, just sometimes they require a little modding :P

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#10 Posted by PredatorRules (12330 posts) -

No one wants to sign for Max Payne 1+2 Remaster?

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#11 Edited by warmblur (1314 posts) -

@PredatorRules I would love for Rockstar to do a remake of MP1. I feel like it's the only thing they can do with the MP series after 3 remaking the original with their current RAGE engine would be amazing I'm down with a MP2 remake too.

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#12 Posted by warmblur (1314 posts) -
@R4gn4r0k said:
@warmblur said:

Oh, my bad sorry this one supports 21.9 it says in the description. https://www.gamepressure.com/download.asp?ID=59094

Sweet bro, thanks so much ^^

Every 3D game should scale to 21:9 aspect ratios, just sometimes they require a little modding :P

No prob hope it works well for ya.

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#13 Posted by R4gn4r0k (29826 posts) -

@warmblur: How does the game look for you ? Care to post some screenshots here ? :D

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#14 Edited by warmblur (1314 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

@warmblur: How does the game look for you ? Care to post some screenshots here ? :D

This is using the widescreen patch my AR 16.9 with the HD pack of course the only issue with the widescreen patch is the graphic novel cutscenes are a bit cut off on the bottom but you can still see everything but the the bottom controls under them.

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#15 Posted by R4gn4r0k (29826 posts) -

@warmblur: This is basically the beauty of PC gaming: throw a couple of mods on there and you basically got a remaster for free.

Those screens look absolutely fantastic !

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#16 Posted by warmblur (1314 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

@warmblur: This is basically the beauty of PC gaming: throw a couple of mods on there and you basically got a remaster for free.

Those screens look absolutely fantastic !

Thanks, yep love adding mods to old games and new ones and tweaking with configs.

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#17 Posted by Oemenia (10355 posts) -

Never ever liked texture mods, but damn this is absolutely amazing. It's already been a godsend for games with prerendered art.