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Resident Evil 4 on the PC - Modding at it's best

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October 2, 2012 10:58am
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This is not about "mods". It's about modifications of the game files to make the game better in the areas it sucks.

This goes to show what incredible things people can do when they want to improve a game they love.


I'm sure this has passed most of you by, but RE4 actually got released on the PC.
But.. the port is one of the worst in gaming history.

They ported the PS2 version of the game when they could have ported the Gamecube version. This perplexes me greatly as the GC version had much better textures and overall graphical fidelity. The ingame cinematics are pre-rendered in low resolution, while they were rendered ingame on the GC. There's also no mouse support (emulated support does not ****ing count) and the game LITERALLY HAD NO LIGHTING ENGINE on release. (that was patched in with the official 1.1 patch)

Mods now add:
- MUCH higher resolution textures (even better than the GC/Xbox360 versions)
- High-res HUD and effects
- High-res cutscenes
- HD character pack
- Depth of field
- Motion blur
- Water depth
- Bloom
- Color correction
- Ambient Occlusion

And most of the new effects are adjustable in the settings file.

REMEMBER TO USE TORRENTS FOR THE BIG FILES (and seed ofc), it takes ages otherwise.

Albert's texture pack 2.0

Albert's HUD and effect texture pack 1.1 (this might be bothersome, I hear it can be buggy)

High-res cutscene pack

Special effects (Depth of field, motion blur, water depth, bloom, color correction and ambient occlusion)

Xbox360 button replacements 1.1

This makes me wanna replay the game again.
Now to find a way to buy it...
I've been searching, but can't find any online stores that have the game, and I ain't buying a physical copy, I don't buy ANY physical games in this day and age. It seems I might have to resort to pirating..

If there's enough interest I might look into making a torrent with all the things included (excluding the game).

Here's a few pics of the new textures compared to the old ones (scroll down a little).
http://forums.ngemu.com/showthread.php?t=147198

Here's a video with most of the mods included:
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There seem to be torrents with some mods included (like this one edit: link removed, better torrent below), BUT I CAN'T ACCESS IT ;(

Can any of you guys access it? Or is piratebay down?
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Seems to be down for me. :(
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Searz » October 3, 2012 4:34pm | Report
TPB IS UP!
Here's one that seems to have the game already patched:
http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/6730588/Resident_Evil_4_PC_Game_

CD EMULATOR (for the ISO file): http://wincdemu.sysprogs.org/
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UPDATE2: The game runs great with most of the mods installed.
At the moment I've got the texture pack 2.0, the "Special Effects", the HD cutscenes and the HD character pack installed.

I'm missing the HD HUD, so it's no surprise that it looks kinda like ****. The rest of the game looks great though.
The download links are down and I can't find it anywhere :(
I did find a different HD HUD mod that might work. I'll be back with results.

I got mouse control working!
TOO BAD IT'S ****ING **** (seriously, you NEED a controller to play this game, I'm gonna order mine right now)
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Got this working and was playing about with it all last night, it's utterly awesome, I've been using a PS3 pad to play it and it works like a charm, only thing I haven't found yet is a HD HUD link that actually works did you have any luck Searz?

I've also modded Ashley a bit so she calls "LEEOOONN" less as that used to grind on my gears, oh and she's also in a schoolgirl uniform now...
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I updated the link in the description a few days ago :P
It wasn't easy but I found it on a german site. Just use a translator if you can't figure it out.
This is probably the most complicated mod, but you should be able to get it working with the instructions included.
They say that cutscenes can bug out with it, but I haven't used it much, so no bugs yet for me.

Did you get the HD movies working correctly? I had to download CCCP (codec pack) and configure it to make it work, which was a bit of a pain.
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OKAY, I'M DONE WITH MY BADASS CONFIG
(I've only been in the village tho, so other environments might not be as awesome)

The bloom, DoF and motion blur effects are very subtle and not as pronounced as in other configs. (MUCH more realistic and they look great, if I may say so myself :) )

The effects are quite heavy on performance, so if you can't run them tell me and I'll make slight adjustments.

There's one bug where some 2D textures get brighter than they should (it's because of the fog), but I haven't found it annoying myself and I believe the standard config (the one you're probably using) has the same problem.

Here are some pictures:
Without any effects (standard)
All the goodies (my finished config)
With SSAO disabled
With SSAO enabled (<-As you can see SSAO adds a lot of nice shadows to the house and trees)

Copy this into enbseries.ini


Copy this into enbs_re4
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Man that looks juicy! can't wait till I get home to try it out
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