Walkthrough | Chapter 2-1 Fully Remastered

Hello everyone!

Finally!!! Arghhh Chapter 2-1 is finished. No comments are needed this time. Take a look at the previous posts XD

¡ATENCIÓN! ¡EL VÍDEO ESTÁ COMENTADO EN CASTELLANO!

Hmm… The longest video so far, haha. As usual, it has Spanish and (cheap) English subs.

What’s new in the video compared to the July 13th release pack:

  1. Leon’s flashlight has light in all areas, and the light is properly and realistically positioned. (Good or bad for the game’s playability? Let me know what you think!)
  2. New and improved shadows.
  3. Restored fire bloom effects (¡!)
  4. El Gigante, Saddler and Ashley are now remastered
  5. File background images are fully re-created
  6. Some minor 3D adjustments
  7. Lots of lighting adjustments

And here is the video. I hope you like it! … You must like it!! Because it took me ages to do the 2 language subs XD

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The Weight of the World

A quick render I did to remaster the Ashley Instruction Manual you receive after finding her in the church (SEE BELOW. This camera angle is impossible to obtain in-game).

Hello everyone. I just wanted to share with you that I finally finished Chapter 2-1 (!!!)

It’s not that I need to justify the wait, but I want to explain a bit so all of you can understand why sometimes some things take much more time than expected to be done.

In this case a lot of things happened in the last month (both personal and technical matters).

The personal part is that I’m moving right now. This is a good thing for me because I’ve been suffering some anxiety problems the last 2-3 years and I wasn’t able to handle major changes in my life. I’m working on that, and I’ve improved a lot the way I manage my thoughts and the way I see all the things that happen around me. It’s not easy, but it’s possible!

I’d be lying if I said the last 2 years weren’t bad and almost terrible sometimes for me, and even then I’ve been able to continue with the project. I guess this is good proof that there’s no way we’ll stop until it’s fully complete!

That is the main reason the post has this title. I guess some people will understand me. If not… lucky you! ;P (Also, it references the weight Leon has to suffer every time Ashley is unable to climb down a ladder XD ).

The technical reasons have been… the damn cut-scene models!! You can’t imagine how time-consuming it was to find out what the problem was when I edited Ashley’s model. This game is terribly restrictive! I’ll delve into this in the video I’ll post next week. 😉

Have a nice Sunday/Monday!!

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Quick update about Chapter 2-1 (II)

Hello! Since this chapter is taking me more time than I thought, I’m posting this update before posting the walkthrough video just to let you know the work hasn’t stopped at all!

It’s just that the El Gigante textures and countless seam issues all over his body have been really time-consuming… And I’ve already made all kinds of stage corrections here and there.

What’s left to finish the chapter:

  • Revise some stage models, shadows, and textures (mostly copy-paste from the daytime version of the same areas). The Merchant cave in the lake is finished and the other areas just need minimal corrections.
  • Finalize Saddler (currently 75% complete)
  • Finalize Ashley (currently 90% complete)
  • Re-create the Ashley Instructions Manual screenshots.
  • And that’s it!
A small reward for your patience!
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El Gigante eating a poisonous mushroom
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HD ballistics (yeah… it was foreseeable…)
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Have a nice week!

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Quick update about Chapter 2-1

Hi! I’m working on the new characters and enemies from Chapter 2-1 and I wanted to share a pair of work-in-progress pics in the meantime before I publish the video. El Gigante, Saddler, and the final stage refinements are half done.

As you know I’m doing things as fast as possible. So, thank you again to everyone for the patience, support and comments. 🙂

Have a nice weekend!

Ashley having a crush on Leon
Colmillos having a crush on Leon’s neck
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Chapter 1 – FINAL Comparison Images

Hello! As I promised, here comes a HUGE summary of the entire Chapter 1 in the form of comparison images (including the latest edits) for everyone that prefers them instead of videos.

In the meantime I’m remastering Chapter 2 and I won’t edit anything else from Chapter 1 until we release the final pack and we get the “last round” of feedback from you! 😉

Enjoy!

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Walkthrough | Chapter 1-3 Fully Remastered

Hello again!

It’s been an entire month! I thought this chapter would be easier to polish but I found a lot of things that could be improved. And that’s what I did. So, now all Chapter 1 is fully remastered (but awaiting for your feedback, of course)

¡ATENCIÓN! ¡EL VÍDEO ESTÁ COMENTADO EN CASTELLANO!

I tried to make a shorter video this time… but I failed XD I can’t do brief explanations! At least, the audio quality is good this time! As usual, it has Spanish and English subs.

What’s new in the video compared to the July 13th release pack:

  1. Leon’s model has been slightly improved.
  2. I’ve corrected most of the things people commented on in previous posts
  3. The snake texture is now fully remastered
  4. All weapons and items are fully remastered (in the inventory, in-game and examine view)
  5. All file background images are fully re-created
  6. Some minor 3D adjustments
  7. Lots of lighting and shadows adjustments

And here goes the video. I hope you like it!

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Walkthrough | Chapter 1-2 Fully Remastered

Hello everyone! And sorry for taking so long. I’ve been “testing” RE2make hehe. And I’ve been adjusting a lot of details based on the feedback we received after the first video, too (chapter 1-1).

Here goes the (almost) finalized version of Chapter 1-2!

¡ATENCIÓN! ¡EL VÍDEO ESTÁ COMENTADO EN CASTELLANO!

Like last time, I speak in Spanish in the video. But it has Spanish and English subtitles. Sorry for the bad audio quality… I had to use a low quality microphone this time. I’ll use a brand new mic in future videos. 🙂

What’s new in the video compared to the July 13th release pack:

  1. All characters, enemies and their accessories are remastered
  2. I’ve corrected some details people commented on in previous posts
  3. All weapons and items are fully remastered (in the inventory, in-game and examine view)
  4. All background images are fully re-created
  5. Some minor 3D adjustments
  6. Some lighting and effect adjustments
  7. Remastered fire and blood textures

And here goes the video. Enjoy it!!

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Walkthrough | Chapter 1-1 Fully Remastered

Hello everyone and Happy New Year!

As I promised, I’ve uploaded a video showing the final (or almost final) version of Chapter 1-1. There are no comparison shots this time. I’ll compile some of them when the entire Chapter 1 (1-1, 1-2, and 1-3) walkthrough is completed. 🙂

¡ATENCIÓN! ¡EL VÍDEO ESTÁ COMENTADO EN CASTELLANO!

I speak in Spanish in this video. It’s the first time I’ve made a narrated video on Youtube, and I was a little nervous haha. So, no way I’m gonna do it in English because I don’t want to make a fool of myself. XD

What’s new in the video compared to the July 13th release pack:

  1. All characters, enemies and their accessories are remastered
  2. I’ve corrected most of the things people commented on in previous posts (Leon’s hair and ears, Ganados’ faces and hair, etc…)
  3. All animals are also remastered (cows, crows, dogs, spiders, bats)
  4. All weapons and items are fully remastered (in the inventory, in-game and examine view)
  5. All background images are fully re-created
  6. Some minor 3D adjustments
  7. Some lighting and effect adjustments (the shadows being the most noticeable)
  8. Remastered fire and blood textures
  9. “Press any button” title screen RE4 logo position is fixed
  10. Some minor edits on the title screen background image

And here goes the video. Enjoy it!

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Merry Christmas! Brief update and a… video…

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since the last update! I’ve been working since then on some characters, enemies, their accesories and weapons, files background images, etc…

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Also, I’ve managed to add, at will, a type of shadow effect that is used only in a few areas of the game. (Don’t panic! The addition of these kind of shadows is a piece of cake — it won’t delay the project progress at all and it’s just needed in certain areas). This is a small sample of what can we do now:

Trees and leaves cast shadows on characters’ models.

This post is just a brief update.

I’m planning to post the first of a regular series of videos covering the entine “final” version for every chapter. January 1st will be the date for Chapter 1-1. What you’ll see in the video can be considered “final” in every way. I think this will be really fun because I’ll play the game in Professional Mode as a regular player (but paying attention to the details, of course).

As a side note: Some people have asked why the character improvements are not included in the download pack. The reason is that these improvements were made after the release date of that pack. This leads to another recurring question we’ve received. We are not releasing individual packs of the characters because of file and folder structure reasons. Some of the updated files would clash with some mods people are using, and it would generate a lot of issues and questions. Also, the time needed to prepare a release pack is quite long (lots of tests are needed to make sure there won’t be problems when people install the packs).

So, all the updates you’ve seen on our website since July 13, 2018 will be released in the final pack. Thank you for your understanding and infinite patience, and… Mendez wishes you MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

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Policías, animals, female Ganados and something else…

Hello everyone! It took me some time to post something new because I’ve been working on several things at the same time. (For example, I’ve started the remastering process for some additional characters and enemies that I’m not showing today, but they are not finished yet.)

NOTICE: The colour and lighting differences are a consequence of the lighting edits we’ve made throughout the game and it’s not related to the characters’ remastering process.

Today I’ll show you the following:

  • “Policías”: I’ve re-created their faces and clothes and I’ve adjusted the oldest policeman’s shirt collar to avoid some clipping issues. It seems the developers used the same exact model for both policemen. They just made the oldest one slightly fatter, but they didn’t take into consideration that his neck is also thicker. 
  • Female Ganados: I’ve done the same as I did with the male Ganados: All new textures and minor 3D adjustments. I also remastered all the Ganados’ ears (I simply used the cutscene head models), adjusted the backs of their necks to correct seam issues, and revised some previously remastered textures (the hair of the dead ganado in the image gallery bellow is an example) 
  • Animals: Nothing really impressive here. I simply retextured the animals. I replaced the in-game dog model with the slightly more detailed dog model from the “El Gigante” cutscene and I improved the cows’ ear and horn models.
  • Leon’s jacket: I’ve added more polygons to the shoulder and arm areas. The improvement is really noticeable!
  • Chapter 1 End Screen Background image: This is my favourite. I really like the results and it’s really entertaining to re-create these kinds of static images!

BONUS! Here’s a clean shot of this image [CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR FULL SIZE] so you can use it as a wallpaper if you want:

And here are the comparison images 😉 Enjoy!

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