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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«Too Far Gone» Interview about our re4 HD Project + Halloween HD render present

 

And a custom render as a Halloween present! [CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO SEE IT FULL SIZE]

 

 

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Leon, Ada, Male Ganados and More…

Let the party begin!

It’s time to show all the work I’ve done on Leon, Ada’s textures and models, and the male ganados’ textures. Well… the Spy Ada costume and tactical vest for Leon are also ready, but this post is way too long… So, I’ll save them for another occasion.

What I’ve done:

  • Re-created textures (Ganado textures are based on Cris’ work. As you know, some of them were already included in the last release pack)
  • Rounder fingertips during cutscenes
  • Real eye shine
  • Rounder shoulders, sleeve, and flashlight for Leon (the non-coat version)
  • Leon’s shoulder holster (left band) doesn’t clip anymore through his shirt
  • Hi-poly heads for Leon and Ada
  • Hi-poly arms, hands, neck and other details for Ada
  • Restored Ada’s dress physics
  • Ada’s dress and ribbon are now dual-sided (they were transparent when seen from the opposide side; see pictures LAGC_34.jpg LAGC_36.jpg LAGC_36.jpg)
  • And days and days of normals adjustments for vertices and bone weight corrections X((((

There are still some adjustments to be done here and there and for the first time I’ve been playing and recording the video at 60fps. Even though the recording program (Fraps) always generates some slight frame rate drops, you’ll notice the HD Project parts of the video run smoothly 🙂

I hope you enjoy this loooong video and all these comparison shots!

Have a nice weekend!!

 

 

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Quick Update About Leon!

Hello everybody!

I’ve been working a lot on Ada and Leon’s models and textures these last few weeks and I can’t wait to share a post that includes a detailed list of all the improvements I’ve made so far! (Some of them are unexpected improvements that I thought were impossible to accomplish!)

But before that I want to polish a few things and I want to make sure all the edits are stable, both in-game and during the cutscenes. Everything seems to work fine so far, so I’m quite optimistic about that. 

In the meantime, I’ll share with you some comparison images of Leon’s new look. I don’t mean to brag, but I’m really proud of the results! I really hope you also like them 🙂  Maybe I should erase some of those small mustache hairs, haha.

[CLICK ON THE IMAGES FOR FULLSIZE VIEW]

 

 

 

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Remastering Ada and Her Arsenal (Work in Progress)!

Hello everybody!

This is the second post related to the weapon texture and 3D model remastering process. At the same time, I’m taking the opportunity to show you the “work in progress” results of my work toward remastering Ada. It still requires some touch-ups here and there.

Regarding her weapons, this is what’s been done so far:

  • Hi-poly inventory models (they are the same models the game uses in the Merchant store)
  • Examine view 3D models used in-game (this feature already was included in the latest release but I’ve optimized them a bit more)
  • New re-created textures for the Examine view have been applied to the Inventory and in-game weapon models

And here’s what’s been done for the Ada’s in-game model:

  • Corrected some clipping issues with her neck ribbon
  • Hi-poly hands for all the weapons (She still had the low-poly PS2 hands!)
  • Re-created textures
  • Imported textures and gun models to the cut-scenes

And that’s it! The progress on Ada is still a work-in-progress. For example, her neck ribbon and eye textures still need to be redone. I really like how her face looks now: She’s virtually identical ingame, but in HD (and I don’t see the dreaded “uncanny valley” result that some face re-texturing work suffers from).

I hope you enjoy the comparison images and video. We are waiting for your feedback! 🙂

 

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