Walkthrough | Separate Ways – Chapters 4 & 5 Fully Remastered

Note: This is a re-post. The website was hacked recently and we had to restore the site to an earlier state to remove the malware. I re-created this last post from September to restore that content. I can’t recover the comments, however. Thankfully, the site is fine now, and we’ve taken steps to improve security. I’m sorry for any confusion for those who received a notification regarding the re-post. Thank you very much!

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Hello everyone! Finally, the last walkthrough video is here… It’s been 3 months since the last one, but there are several reasons that caused this delay.

The main reason is the amount of hours of work I put into the remastered prerendered videos. The results you’ll see in the video are a combination of several remastering methods: AI upscaling, some simple animations fully re-created, stage background completely remastered, some frame by frame edits, combined AI upscaling methods (some adjustments have better results for clothes and aliased borders and some others are better for faces), lighting and effect adjustments applied directly on After Effects…

But there are also some personal reasons. The company I’ve been working for during the last 17 years announced our team that our products will be reimagined and only the digital version of the magazines will remain (I’m working for a scientific magazines publishing group) and 60% of the team will lose their jobs including me.

This led me to the need of some time of meditation and potential solutions search for this new situation.

Conclusion: I’ll start studying a 2-year course of “3D animation, games and interactive applications” yoohoo!!! And I’ll start this next Monday!

So, I’ll be a bit stressed until December (when my current job ends). It’s a good thing this is happening just when the re4 HD project is almost finished. Perfect timing! I hope I can finally share with you the 1.0 release of the project as a Christmas gift, hehe

Here are some remastered cutscenes comparison images (some of them look better in motion [see the video], because it’s really easy to see the “tricks” when looking a paused frame :P):

These are the differences you’ll see in this video compared to the pack we released in 2018:

  • Remastered prerendered cutscenes.
  • Adjusted, improved and new lighting and effects.
  • All main campaign last improvements have been ported again to Separate Ways
  • Re-created Start and End of Chapter renders.
  • Exclusive stage edits for exclusive Ada’s stages.
  • Remastered enemies and characters.

And here goes the video. Enjoy it! I’ll be waiting for your comments! ;D

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32 responses to “Walkthrough | Separate Ways – Chapters 4 & 5 Fully Remastered”

  1. Vykhodzev says:

    Wish you all the best on your future endeavours, Albert.
    I’m sure the re4hd project will look good on your CV if you’re going to look for positions as 3D and texture artist.

  2. Rayen Woomed says:

    I’m a late backer of the project, but I’ll be sure to donate given your work situation and also because of what an awesome job you’ve done!

  3. Koopah says:

    Looks like this update got reposted. Happy you are keeping going Albert and I wish you the best! Can’t wait to play 1.0!

    • re4hdcris says:

      The website was hacked and we had to restore the site to an earlier state to remove the malware (while also taking steps to improve the security of the site). I re-created the last post from September to restore that content. I’m sorry for any confusion. Thank you!

  4. CiTRiC says:

    Huh, what happened to the comments? o.o

    • re4hdcris says:

      The website was hacked and we had to restore the site to an earlier state to remove the malware. I re-created the last post from September to restore that content, but I can’t recover the comments, unfortunately. I’m sorry for any confusion. Thank you!

  5. Frank Nitty says:

    This looks like a repeat post and I watched the video when it was originally revealed… Looking forward to the final product.

    • re4hdcris says:

      The website was hacked and we had to restore the site to an earlier state to remove the malware. I re-created the last post from September to restore that content. I’m sorry for the confusion. Thank you very much!

  6. chris says:

    what a shitty thing to do to your website. I can’t believe that someone would do something like that. It must of been a low life teenager. also your progress summary chart is gone.

  7. Vita says:

    Ohh that’s bad your website got hacked, maybe I also need to re-comment about my previous comment?

    Hello! I have a request, can you make small patch to remove blurry effect in any fire (blue or red), regenerator or any plagas (when die), 3 fire rooms (especially in 2 el gigante boss, room that is accessed with a wheel and when after ashley crashed into the wall) also when ada wong hooks/kicks (or any character when action) and similar effects (which I might have missed to mention) like that? because it causes motion sickness.

    And about the waterworld mercenaries map, I think the water effect is too fast and the waves are high for a place like that. Overall it’s an excellent mod. can’t wait for the final version and small patch you mention. 😀

    • albert says:

      Thanks!
      I think I answered this, but it’s good the comments are preserved.
      The idea is to generate “mini patchs” for custom purposes once the project is complete.
      (for example: no grain pack, anti-epilepsy pack, English subs pack, smaller HUD pack…)
      So that would be another one.
      I just need people to remind me or suggest new stuff once it is complete.
      I guess I’ll create a post to let people leave their ideas there when the moment arrives 😉

  8. V I D A L says:

    What kind of monster would dare mess up with this project? Absurd!
    Here, have another 20 bucks for your troubles.

    • albert says:

      Thanks a lot!!
      I guess it was a random attack. This kind of hacks occur randomly when they find a security “hole” to enter…
      Really annoying!
      Cris has spent a lot of time solving this trouble! But he did it!
      Now the progress tables have disappeared. We hope we can restore them haha

  9. Max Storm says:

    since the site was hacked and i didn’t get my question answered, I’ll say it again.
    Hey Albert, are you going to play RE4 VR just to do the side-by-side comparison or are you going to compare it by watching youtubers do it?

    • albert says:

      Haha yeah… those damn hackers…
      I don’t have Oculus (or however it’s called) so, I’ll take a look at youtube stuff and that’s it.
      But I’ve seen enough… they’ve disgraced cutscenes lighting. The fire looks terrible and the particle system when shooting at the enemies looks worse/faker than in the previous releases.
      It also has some good things… but you know… I’m a perfectionist. Even if the textures were 4K and 100% faithful, it’s a bad port when you get rid of the cutscenes original lighting that was created camera angle by camera angle by cinematic lighting artists…

      • Alvin says:

        Oh my god, they’ve done it.. AGAIN! I know right?! The flames are yellow for pete’s sake! How can anyone in their right mind think this is acceptable at all? Lighting in general feels very flat. I’m honestly wondering, how many times does the original GameCube version have to be disrespected to such a degree? I feel like they continously have been spitting over this game for the last 16 years.
        I can’t wait to see Luis’ comment on Ashley’s ballistics removed from the game as well, as it is 2021, and it’s problematic of course. 😉

        • albert says:

          Oh yeah! And all the censored parts hahaha this is just ridiculous… There’s a video around there that shows the removed parts…

          • Alvin says:

            Yeah, they’ve really gone way too far with political correctness and wokeness. Please do share. I’m very curious.

          • albert says:

            Here goes! XDD
            https://youtu.be/L9TVtMUXHyI
            there’s another video around there I can’t find now that shows even the last cutscene is literally a “cut” scene XDD (sorry…) and they skip the “overtime” lines
            So this video is not the entire censorship you can find in the VR port, it’s just a part of it…

          • Alvin says:

            Just watched it. Absolutely infuriating to see this happening to my favorite videogame. Had to comment on the video.

      • Gamer says:

        Like I said on Steam, proably the main good things are pixel lighting, HDR, some of the textures and the guns for VR.

  10. cikame says:

    Your magazine is going digital and they’re firing you, who is basically a professional digital remaster artist?

    Are they aware of what they’re doing? lol

    • albert says:

      No. People above us have absolutely no idea of the editors team efforts making our magazine as good as possible. They don’t even know how many magazines we publish and our magazines’ names.

      An auditor working for the “God” of the publishing group saw a number in a table that didn’t like, and they decide to do some experiments with us. Since the publishing group is one of the biggest in the world, they can afford to do this kind of shit. And it’s all based on bad numbers of the last year (that were bad because they forced us to do some unneeded expenses!!!). This year we are getting earnings. So it’s basically a huge nonsense committed by a group of colossal idiots…

      • cikame says:

        I wasn’t expecting a reply :P, it just sounds unbelieveable considering your skills and work ethic.
        I’m not sure what’s going to happen to my job in the future, they’re experimenting with getting staff levels as stupidly low as possible to the point where jobs just aren’t being completed anymore and the company is about to be bought by another in America, so that’s cool…

  11. Alvin says:

    Are all the comments removed from previous posts?
    If so, this could be an attempt to censor our opinion on certain things.
    I don’t know.. the timing is kinda.. sus.

  12. Foxhound_Veteran says:

    How very unexpected to see this site hacked. To see Viagra spam of all things 😛

    I think this is the third time posting this. First time my internet failed me so it was never posted. Second time the site was hacked so the post was not up for long. Here goes:

    I always found it odd that Ada was featured in her assignment Ada costume when Leons RPD (RE2) outfit was chosen. Wouldn’t it make more sense if Ada was wearing her Mercenaries (RE2) outfit, thus complementing Leons RPD-unifrom and doing a complete RE2 call-back? I know this was not the original creators intention for some reason. Saying this, I would appreciate if this was an option for players.

    I have no idea how/if the Ada mercenaries outfit would look strange in certain cutscenes, would it need to be rigged some way? Then again assignment Ada costume works so?

  13. mofail says:

    Glad to see you’re back! though a hack attack is very worrying… just what the hell’s going on these days.
    good luck !

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