First and Quick 2021 update!

Hello and Happy New Year!

Since it’s been almost a month since the last video, I wanted to post something even if it’s just in the form of a few images.

I’ve been remastering Assignment Ada mini game the last weeks. And it’s already complete!

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And now I’m finishing The Mercenaries mode (only Super Salvador and the character’s renders and result screen images remain to be done).

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Now all characters use their Hi-poly models. Krauser’s head is the only model that hasn’t been upgraded because the game can’t handle his hi-poly head and his ingame facial animations at the same time. Fortunately, the differences are really not that noticeable. The shape is identical, but it has a few less polygons and the face scar has no volume, but there’s no way you can notice it while playing.

Wesker’s head was drastically downgraded. It’s the most noticeable of all 5 characters:

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Also, for some reason Weser textures on the old PC port (and PS2) had better textures than in any other version of this game! The fabric pattern was clearly visible in that port and I re-created his clothes based on that higher-resolution textures:

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The renders re-creations are really time-consuming, but the results worth the invested time! :

Posters of the other 4 characters… coming soon!
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So, next thing I’ll post will the Assignment Ada entire mini-game.

And a few days later I’ll post the forgotten entire Chapter 5 comparison gallery (the same way I did with the previous 4 Chapters).

That’s it for now! Have a great week!

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52 responses to “First and Quick 2021 update!”

  1. Ron C says:

    These photos look AWESOME Albert! I can’t wait to see what’s next. How is the progress on Seperate Ways looking? 😀 I’m curious on how a “certain” character is going to look since his model has alot less polygons and details compared to the cutscene variation XD

  2. Ediel says:

    Astonishing work, Albert. Even on the final steps of the project you put your max effort in it.

    As I said on my FB post, this is the true remaster that RE4 deserved.

  3. Chris says:

    It looks like the project is almost complete! Any idea when you will have a final release? I’ve been waiting sooo long to play it with everything done!

  4. israel says:

    Maravilhoso!

  5. Nacho says:

    I found out about the project a few days ago, any idea when you will have a final release?

    • Ron C says:

      There is no final or approximate release date so Albert has no pressure to get it done at a specific time. Updates usually appear monthly. Packs take a lot of time to release.

  6. NEGAARMAX says:

    Primero que nada se ven espectalures, se nota el downgrade en los poligonos en Wesker, pero las texturas de ste no me terminan de convencer del todo en especial en la parte de los pantalones.
    El poster de Leon esta espectacular no puedo esperar a ver los demas.
    No se si es cosa mia o simplemente es la calidad de la textura pero ¿Le pusiste spectacualr maps a las medias de ADA? ya que se ven bastante bien :Q
    Finalmente no se si se pueda hacer algo a los ojos de HUNK para que se vean mejor que realmente parezca cristal o quizas solo necesite más imagenes en diferentes angulos XD
    Como sea excelente trabajo Albert, espero más actualizaciones 😀

    • albert says:

      Gracias!
      Lo de wesker está basado en las texturas de PS2 / PC de 2007, que increíblemente tienen el doble de resolución que las de Gamecube y todos los demás ports! y la ropa tiene este patrón rayado
      En cambio al retocar las texturas para el modo HD de calidad de texturas (y PS4) lo único que hicieron fue añadir un poco de efecto de tejido genérico a la textura de menor resolución, lo que destruyó por completo el patrón rayado de la textura original…
      No, no tienen specular maps las piernas de Ada XD. He de decir que me ha costado muchísimo remapearlas para que no se notara ni rastro de distorsión de la textura…
      Actualizo el post con una comparativa!

      Los ojos de Hunk brillan al moverse, quizá en movimiento mejore. Cuando lo veas ya me lo dirás ;P

      • NEGAARMAX says:

        Oh vale entiendo y ya viendo la comparativa es raro que en PS2 usaran una textura de mejor calidad, los milagos existesn (?)
        Si entiendo muy buen trabajo y hablando de ellos es posible que le puedas poner entonces spectacular maps en sus medias para darle ese brillo realista que normalmente se ven en las medias de ese tipo?
        PD: la nueva imagen dle menu de selección de personajes tambien esta espectacular, excelente trabajo Albert

        • albert says:

          Sí que es raro, verdad?
          Las medias estas son como de rejilla así que no tendrían que brillar en principio ;D

          • Kaz says:

            Small question about Wesker. From what I can grasp, Leon’s Mafia outfit actually seems to be built off of, and modified from a lower poly version of Wesker’s outfit (which I imagine would be the in-game Mercenaries model for the original PS2 version). By any chance has it inherited some of the improvements that Wesker recieved here?

  7. Ron C says:

    Albert, I just checked your twitter account and it says it was suspended!!! Is everything okay? Will you be coming back to Twitter? D:

    • albert says:

      I have no idea what the heck happened!!
      It got suspended for no reason. Cris contacted Twitter, and we are now waiting for their answer. It’s obviously a mistake :/

  8. DarkSamus says:

    Looking awesome Albert

  9. Frank Nitty says:

    Awesome news, looking for to seeing the Assignment Ada photos.

  10. SHAREW says:

    Looking awasomee

  11. WannaDJ says:

    It would be awesome if you made Wesker eyes red, maybe like an alternative option when installing the mod. Thanks for all your work, can wait to play the final release!

    • DarkSamus says:

      Albert is trying to remain to the devs original intentions.

      A change like you request disobeys that

      Your best chance is ask another modded to fill your request.

  12. V I D A L says:

    Awesome. I enjoy seen screenshots instead of videos anyway.
    Great work. Happy new year!

  13. RAtA says:

    Ojo, Albert vas muy a full con el proyecto, la verdad que quedé impresionado con lo bien que quedaron las texturas! Cuándo tocará hacer los trajes especiales?

    • albert says:

      Gracias!
      Supongo que será lo último ;P

    • Marcelo says:

      Hola bro mira encontre esta pagina porque vi en youtube un video y nose como hacer un comentario nuevo escribiendo, pero ¿se puede descargar la version hd del creador o solo sube imagenes y esas cosas o es version paga su trabajo? esperare su respuesta muchas gracias

  14. EPD Gaffney says:

    Very exciting stuff. I can see the whole project wrapping up this year.

    Sorry to hear about your twitter account. Hope that gets fixed quickly.

  15. Ernesto Antonio León says:

    The shotgun shells in leons preview still show the word “Hybred” could you fix that?

  16. CiTRiC says:

    Excelente trabajo!. Wesker se ve fenomenal, lo único que quiero señalar es que las líneas del traje están desproporcionadas, es decir, se ven más separadas y grandes en los brazos y en la piernas que en el torso. Espero se pueda solucionar, sobre todo en lo brazos donde se nota más.
    Más allá de eso no tengo ninguna queja. Esperemos que pronto te devuelvan la cuenta de twitter!

    • albert says:

      Gracias!
      Sí que se nota un poco diferente. En algunos puntos es por la distorsión del tejido al arrugarse la ropa. Tengo que ver si se puede arreglar, porque a veces lo que se ve mal cuando tiene los brazos doblados, se ve bien cuando los estira para apuntar, y viceversa.

  17. verdugo7 says:

    Hello Albert! verdugo7 from the forums here

    Everything looks perfect here! Amazing job seeing this project getting closer and closer to finish!
    If I have to nitpick and suggest something, I think you need to tweak Leon’s pose and facial expression on his Mercenaries Character Selection screen (the screen which shows him holding the Blacktail, and the Mercenaries loadout is visible)

    In the original, he is smirking a little while looking at the camera, while in your version he looks a little “flat” facial-expression wise.

    Thank you, I hope you consider this suggestion, cheers!

    • albert says:

      Hello!
      Thanks for the feedback!
      About Leon’s face, The original is not smirking. At least I don’t see it.
      https://www.re4hd.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/0017.jpg
      It’s more like… an invisible finger is softly pulling the corner of his lip XD
      I’d say they edited his face. It’s obvious when you see that white eye. The edits are obvious. And his face is too soft, too
      https://www.re4hd.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/0017b.jpg
      What’s your suggestion about the pose?

      • verdugo7 says:

        Ahh in close up he doesn’t look smirking but in the second picture (the full body shot) I see him smirking just a little bit, don’t know why hahaha xD

        I think you’re right about the face, it looks like they made him go through the stupid blur filter from UHD

        Ah I forgot about the pose,
        Regarding the pose I think you should make his head “straighter” a little bit (I mean vertically)
        In your pose his head seems leaning a little bit towards the right. You may need to adjust it to the left juuuuust a little bit so it matches the original.

        And I think you need to adjust the eyeball a little bit so it seems he’s looking at the camera

        Everything else is perfect! Anyway thank you for responding albert! Good luck!

        • albert says:

          Thanks to you for the feedback!
          Yes, I don’t know what they did to his face, but now I can see the smirk when I look at it at a certain distance. I think it’s because of how the lighting reach his face and the mouth details
          I’ll take a look at the pose! After hours of adjusting the models to match them with the original it is hard to see the fine detail. Other people’s fresh eyes are always a help!

          • verdugo7 says:

            Yeah I feel you about seeing the fine details, happens to me a lot of times as well XD

            Best of luck for the project man, every new updates never stop to amaze me!

  18. Master Chen says:

    >DAT rhinoplasty on Wesker’s schnobel

  19. Sean Hall says:

    Amazing work as usual.

    There is now a mod to drop a couple of files in a folder to play the Ashley section with the camera angles. Would this be something you could perhaps toggle in a future version for people who want it? Feels very much the missing final piece.

    • albert says:

      Really??
      Where’s that mod?
      Thanks!

      • Sean Hall says:

        Hi Albert –
        The video showing off the mod is here:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzQul0wLFUo

        The download link is in the description. I tested it the other night on stream and it works with your HDP 🙂 The only slight issue was that the items in the short Ashley section were white, and textureless until you picked them up.

        • albert says:

          Thanks!
          The items issue is caused by this mod replacing r20d and r20e.udas files (the 2 Ashley rooms data) and by replacing them it “destroys” all the room edits but the textures.
          I’m seeing what they changed, and it will be a piece of cake to include a mini patch that allow people to play the classic camera angles in Ashley section of the game 😀

          Thanks for the heads up! ;D

  20. ADA WONG says:

    Buenas noches, es muy impresionante, se ve ge genial.
    SIGAN ADELANTE!

  21. ADA WONG says:

    Es muy impresionante, se ve muy hermoso. SIGAN ADELANTE!
    COMO LO HICIERON?

  22. Micah Andersen says:

    Looks great. Nice job!

  23. Chris says:

    Albert con lo de reemplazar la cinta que sujeta al portacuchillo de Leon me referia a algo como esto:
    https://ibb.co/Q9dd8R0
    Vaya que si quedo chulo! jajaja
    Salu2 !

  24. Alex says:

    I don’t know if it’s just me but in the last picture Ada looks a bit cross eyed, but i’m not sure.

    • albert says:

      Haha yes. That’s the original render. I still have to re-create that image. Only Leon is redone in that iscreenshot.
      I always thought Ada’s eyes look weird in that image, too.

  25. therealest says:

    Hey Albert!
    Everything looks great, as always. One thing you may wish to consider: Albert Wesker’s shoes look abnormally pale, maybe make them darker, so they don’t look lighter than the rest of his black outfit. I understand they are supposed to look like shiny black shoes, but the color is to bright, overall.

  26. lookingforthis? says:

    don’t want to seem exacting, but can you fix this issue, my friend? awesome work, btw
    https://ibb.co/Lx0fqdr

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