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Offline aaronth07

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Texture Size Engine Limitation
« on: April 12, 2019, 05:41:57 AM »
I am wondering what, or if, there are any size limitations to textures in-engine? Could I potentially import 4k textures with no problems?

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Re: Texture Size Engine Limitation
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2019, 02:02:16 PM »
I am wondering what, or if, there are any size limitations to textures in-engine? Could I potentially import 4k textures with no problems?

There are some limitations.

The clan symbol particles that float around the background of the main menu, for example (Plus patch), crashed when we tried higher resolutions, but seem to work fine at 128x128 (a massive improvement over their original 32x32, let me tell you).

Other textures seem to be hardcoded: when I tried changing the size of a sign on the wall in Vesuvius, it physically changed the size of the sign in-game accordingly. 4x the resolution meant the sign was four times the size.

In general based on the clan symbols, I've mostly been treating a 4x upscale as the engine limit for those cases where I uprez something, and aside from a few exceptions like the above, it seems to work okay. The engine can probably handle more in some places, but I don't want there to be too jarring a difference between the textures which can be upscaled and those which can't so I haven't really done a lot of testing in that regard.
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Re: Texture Size Engine Limitation
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2019, 04:41:34 PM »
I used to increase characters textures x4 without any problems and my eye replacer mod include textures much higher resolution that original. I believe that you can make 4k textures would work fine with characters but don't think it's necessary. 2k textures is more than enough for faces and clothes.

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Re: Texture Size Engine Limitation
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2019, 07:38:28 PM »
I used to increase characters textures x4 without any problems and my eye replacer mod include textures much higher resolution that original.

A quick question, did you make the eye replacer mod included in the UP? Because I credit someone called Nivea, did you use that alias or is this another mod or...?

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Re: Texture Size Engine Limitation
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2019, 11:17:34 PM »
A quick question, did you make the eye replacer mod included in the UP? Because I credit someone called Nivea, did you use that alias or is this another mod or...?
Not it wasn't me, I made the mod that was recently realised on nexus and it have my nickname in the modname.