The Power of PC: Old Games made Amazing! (56k)

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#1 Edited by cfisher2833 (2150 posts) -

Hey everyone,

So I've been playing through quite a few old games lately, and I thought I'd share some pics of them. Some games such as Deus Ex and System Shock 2 have been heavily modified, whereas others such as Swat 4 have been left untouched, but rendered at 1080p. I am gonna look into downsampling on my AMD card as that would likely make them look even better.

Enjoy!

For more visit here: https://imgur.com/a/WFJVZ

If you're wondering what's next, I plan on heavily modding my copy of Freelancer (there's some great looking mods out there) and I'll probably take some pics of Morrowind, which I also just modded the shit out of.

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#2 Posted by Couth_ (10369 posts) -

Royal Knights of Gaben Master Race

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#3 Posted by clyde46 (49053 posts) -

I hear them coming.

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#4 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

I am very very interested in your freelancer pics.

also - good taste in games broseph.

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#5 Edited by uninspiredcup (26449 posts) -

Sadly, you don't actually get pc games like those anymore since they are now essentially console games, for console gamers.

The irony is, for all the scorn pc gamers push on console gamers, they actually buy the games and thus get to be head at the table. Perhaps a master race existed, no more. Unless you count playing slightly sharper console games as pc gaming.

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#6 Posted by cfisher2833 (2150 posts) -

@CrownKingArthur said:

I am very very interested in your freelancer pics.

also - good taste in games broseph.

Yeah, I would have had them earlier, but my friend wanted me to play the Discovery Freelancer mod with him online and they won't even allow you to modify your .ini files, let alone install non-Discovery Freelancer mods in conjunction with it.

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#7 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -

I'll definitely take advantage of these once I play some of these games.

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#8 Edited by blangenakker (3240 posts) -

So was anything changed for Splinter Cell Chaos Theory?

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#9 Posted by ChristianGmr14 (157 posts) -

I agree, one of the things that I love about PC gaming is how great old-school gaming it's self is, especially when it comes to community aspects. I can fire up say Counter Strike right now and find a ton of people on it, and that game out in the late 90's I think. No console game can say the same. Plus with mods you can make those older games look and run amazing!

That being said, I still prefer console gaming overall. It's not as expensive I find and it's far more convenient from my experience. But to each his own.

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#10 Posted by MonsieurX (37415 posts) -

System Shock 2 looks amazing

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#11 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -
@christiangmr14 said:

I still prefer console gaming overall

why not put that in your sig?

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#12 Posted by lundy86_4 (49107 posts) -

Freelancer would be ballin' as shit. It really sucks that we never got a Freelancer 2.

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#13 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6976 posts) -

I love the fact that you can render virtually any PC game in 1080p or higher resolution and even add Anti-aliasing in most of them. AA and HD + resolution really makes old games look decent.

No matter how good the textures and stuff are, if its in 480p with no AA and 4:3 it'll be ugly as sin.

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#16 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (10669 posts) -

Jagged Alliance still gets some love these days in my PC.

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#17 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@Gargus said:

cry moar

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#18 Posted by adamosmaki (10579 posts) -

System shock 2 aged beautifully . It still looks good

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#20 Edited by AdrianWerner (28440 posts) -

Yeah. Older games put through high res and filtering begin to look incredible. It's bassicaly getting for free what HD remakes do on consoles.

Plus often there are also some great visual mods avaible to spice things up.

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#21 Posted by R4gn4r0k (27874 posts) -

@cfisher2833: Wow, if you get System Shock 2 to look like that I really want to check the game out. What mods do you use ?

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#22 Posted by AdrianWerner (28440 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

@cfisher2833: Wow, if you get System Shock 2 to look like that I really want to check the game out. What mods do you use ?

Here's a handy list:

https://imgur.com/a/1BjFg

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#23 Edited by R4gn4r0k (27874 posts) -

@AdrianWerner said:

@R4gn4r0k said:

@cfisher2833: Wow, if you get System Shock 2 to look like that I really want to check the game out. What mods do you use ?

Here's a handy list:

https://imgur.com/a/1BjFg

Awesome, thanks a lot !

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#24 Posted by speedfog (4960 posts) -

@Gargus said:

HAHA

Serious now?

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#25 Posted by cfisher2833 (2150 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

@AdrianWerner said:

@R4gn4r0k said:

@cfisher2833: Wow, if you get System Shock 2 to look like that I really want to check the game out. What mods do you use ?

Here's a handy list:

https://imgur.com/a/1BjFg

Awesome, thanks a lot !

@blangenakker said:

So was anything changed for Splinter Cell Chaos Theory?

Yep, that's exactly what I used for SS2. I didn't do anything for Chaos Theory, although I'd like to get some way to force AA in Chaos Theory; currently, the game gives you two options: AA or shader model 3.0. I hate having to sacrifice AA, but the game really looks amazing with those better shaders. If I could downsample it at 4K I think it could eliminate the AA.

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#26 Posted by AdrianWerner (28440 posts) -

@cfisher2833 said:

@R4gn4r0k said:

@AdrianWerner said:

@R4gn4r0k said:

@cfisher2833: Wow, if you get System Shock 2 to look like that I really want to check the game out. What mods do you use ?

Here's a handy list:

https://imgur.com/a/1BjFg

Awesome, thanks a lot !

@blangenakker said:

So was anything changed for Splinter Cell Chaos Theory?

Yep, that's exactly what I used for SS2. I didn't do anything for Chaos Theory, although I'd like to get some way to force AA in Chaos Theory; currently, the game gives you two options: AA or shader model 3.0. I hate having to sacrifice AA, but the game really looks amazing with those better shaders. If I could downsample it at 4K I think it could eliminate the AA.

Why not force AA through GPU drivers?

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#27 Edited by GiantAssPanda (1885 posts) -

@Gargus said:

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#28 Posted by murray69murray (127 posts) -

Dues Ex looks really good. I stopped playing it after the first level because it had audio issues.

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#29 Posted by StriateEnd (521 posts) -

That's actually really cool. Thanks op.

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#30 Posted by uninspiredcup (26449 posts) -

@SNIPER4321 said:

@uninspiredcup said:

Sadly, you don't actually get pc games like those anymore since they are now essentially console games, for console gamers.

The irony is, for all the scorn pc gamers push on console gamers, they actually buy the games and thus get to be head at the table. Perhaps a master race existed, no more. Unless you count playing slightly sharper console games as pc gaming.

If it was not for console multipatform. we would had system shock 3 instead of simple shock aka Bioshock.

atleast Deus ex series is still good. BUT NOTHING like Original Deus Ex.

My friend, Dead Space (vastly inferior console title) was originally suppose to be System Shock 3.

This highlights the detriment of console gaming, they are simply unable to produce sophisticated titles.

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#31 Edited by Cloud_imperium (14406 posts) -

Old School games are amazing . Playing them in HD is nothing but epic experience .

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#32 Posted by jake44 (2085 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

@SNIPER4321 said:

@uninspiredcup said:

Sadly, you don't actually get pc games like those anymore since they are now essentially console games, for console gamers.

The irony is, for all the scorn pc gamers push on console gamers, they actually buy the games and thus get to be head at the table. Perhaps a master race existed, no more. Unless you count playing slightly sharper console games as pc gaming.

If it was not for console multipatform. we would had system shock 3 instead of simple shock aka Bioshock.

atleast Deus ex series is still good. BUT NOTHING like Original Deus Ex.

My friend, Dead Space (vastly inferior console title) was originally suppose to be System Shock 3.

This highlights the detriment of console gaming, they are simply unable to produce sophisticated titles.

Dead Space was a good game.

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#33 Edited by uninspiredcup (26449 posts) -

@jake44 said:

@uninspiredcup said:

@SNIPER4321 said:

@uninspiredcup said:

Sadly, you don't actually get pc games like those anymore since they are now essentially console games, for console gamers.

The irony is, for all the scorn pc gamers push on console gamers, they actually buy the games and thus get to be head at the table. Perhaps a master race existed, no more. Unless you count playing slightly sharper console games as pc gaming.

If it was not for console multipatform. we would had system shock 3 instead of simple shock aka Bioshock.

atleast Deus ex series is still good. BUT NOTHING like Original Deus Ex.

My friend, Dead Space (vastly inferior console title) was originally suppose to be System Shock 3.

This highlights the detriment of console gaming, they are simply unable to produce sophisticated titles.

Dead Space was a good game.

Very happy for you my friend, sadly, my standards are substantially higher.

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#34 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -
@uninspiredcup said:

@jake44 said:

@uninspiredcup said:

@SNIPER4321 said:

@uninspiredcup said:

Sadly, you don't actually get pc games like those anymore since they are now essentially console games, for console gamers.

The irony is, for all the scorn pc gamers push on console gamers, they actually buy the games and thus get to be head at the table. Perhaps a master race existed, no more. Unless you count playing slightly sharper console games as pc gaming.

If it was not for console multipatform. we would had system shock 3 instead of simple shock aka Bioshock.

atleast Deus ex series is still good. BUT NOTHING like Original Deus Ex.

My friend, Dead Space (vastly inferior console title) was originally suppose to be System Shock 3.

This highlights the detriment of console gaming, they are simply unable to produce sophisticated titles.

Dead Space was a good game.

Very happy for you my friend, sadly, my standards are substantially higher.

Lol, no

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#35 Posted by jake44 (2085 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

@jake44 said:

@uninspiredcup said:

@SNIPER4321 said:

@uninspiredcup said:

Sadly, you don't actually get pc games like those anymore since they are now essentially console games, for console gamers.

The irony is, for all the scorn pc gamers push on console gamers, they actually buy the games and thus get to be head at the table. Perhaps a master race existed, no more. Unless you count playing slightly sharper console games as pc gaming.

If it was not for console multipatform. we would had system shock 3 instead of simple shock aka Bioshock.

atleast Deus ex series is still good. BUT NOTHING like Original Deus Ex.

My friend, Dead Space (vastly inferior console title) was originally suppose to be System Shock 3.

This highlights the detriment of console gaming, they are simply unable to produce sophisticated titles.

Dead Space was a good game.

Very happy for you my friend, sadly, my standards are substantially higher.

So high you can only enjoy a handful of games.

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#37 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@SNIPER4321 said:

@jake44 said:

So high you can only enjoy a handful of games.

its about standard. we have sure high standard that is why not everything apeal to us these days.

we dont like movie games

nah, just buggy Russian crap

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#38 Edited by jake44 (2085 posts) -

@SNIPER4321 said:

@jake44 said:

So high you can only enjoy a handful of games.

its about standard. we have sure high standard that is why not everything apeal to us these days.

we dont like movie games

You only mention games that are over a decade old as being good.

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#40 Edited by flashn00b (3543 posts) -

Is it just me, or are the low-poly models from Deus Ex very distracting when a graphics mod is installed?

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#41 Edited by jake44 (2085 posts) -

@SNIPER4321 said:

@jake44 said:

@SNIPER4321 said:

@jake44 said:

So high you can only enjoy a handful of games.

its about standard. we have sure high standard that is why not everything apeal to us these days.

we dont like movie games

You only mention games that are over a decade old as being good.

look im veteran old school experience gamer. dont teach me what is good and what is not.

and no not every old game is good and every new game is bad.

some of old games were pretty bad like Halo CE and some of new games are really great like Metro series.

Do you play anything but FPS games? I swear that's all you talk about.

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#43 Edited by cfisher2833 (2150 posts) -

I am updating the album with new Swat 4 images. This time I am forcing supersampling in the control panel. Turned out real well. Hopefully I can do the same for Chaos Theory.

Here's some updated images:

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#44 Edited by Lucianu (10283 posts) -

@flashn00b said:

Is it just me, or are the low-poly models from Deus Ex very distracting when a graphics mod is installed?

There's a mod to update the low-poly models on almost everything if anyone is interested, here's a few screenshots of my modded version of Deus Ex (New Vision, ENB series, HDTP, Kentie's Launcher and GMDX):

GMDX is a must for any new player. It's a excellent, underrated patch that improves the AI and adds an infinite number of bug fixes and balance to the game, basically bringing Deus Ex's gameplay to the modern era.

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#45 Edited by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

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#46 Posted by cfisher2833 (2150 posts) -

Just wanted to give an update: I was able to force AA in Chaos Theory. Took some good images. I'd like to do more, but I didn't want to get into the missions too heavily. The new Swat 4 images look amazing. I also took a ton of Morrowind pics that look fucking ridiculous! I'll get those uploaded shortly. I also threw in some Arx Fatalis shots, and I think I am gonna do some Hitman Contracts and Dark Messiah pics as well.

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#47 Posted by cainetao11 (33961 posts) -

Wow, great pics tc. I have system shock 2 and Deus ex on my steam account, but I wish they looked like that! My laptop is crap.

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#48 Edited by cfisher2833 (2150 posts) -

Just updated it with Morrowind and others:

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#50 Posted by BattleSpectre (7989 posts) -

That's sexy, amazing what a few mods and tweaking can do to a 10+ year old game.