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Gothic Reloaded - Demo Released

Discussion in 'Piranha Bytes' started by Junmarko, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Junmarko Goomba Patron

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    The long running development of Gothic's biggest visual overhaul, Gothic Reloaded, has finally hit a substantial milestone. It's very true to the original aesthetic, so this is not your typical graphics mod.

    They still have the lower levels of the game to redesign, but what is finished thus far looks damn good.
    Just keep in mind, when they say "demo", they mean it in a very traditional sense. The mod currently only allows you to play through Chapter 1 with it enabled.

    I assume as it isn't finished, they want everyone to experience all their work in one go. Which is fair enough, considering they've worked on this in their free time for nearly a decade.

    Everything you would usually need with Gothic (Playerkit, Systempack etc..) is included with the installer.

    Enjoy!

    EDIT: Added some comparison screenshots below.

    Vanilla Gothic - Settings Maxed | Gothic Reloaded - w/DX11 Enabled.


    Official Website - Download

    World of Gothic Forum - Help

     
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  2. Ivan Arcane

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    it's nice
     
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  3. Invictus Arcane The Real Fanboy

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    It looks very nice, Gothic was never a looker and everything was sort of blocky but a nice coat of shine and some good graphic upgrades are always welcome, plus it makes it easier for newer player to give older games like these a try
     
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  4. ghostdog Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Looks great.
     
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  5. mixer Learned

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    But Gothic looks fine and is not even 20 years old. What is next, is someone gonna remaster Skyrim... oh wait.

    Will try out.
     
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  6. Junmarko Goomba Patron

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    I don't either, most of the time they end up barely capturing the original anyway. This one does though, it's akin to Homeworld: Remastered on how professional they've approached it.
     
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  7. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    Meh. Graphics mods are so early-2000ish.
     
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  8. tormund Arcane

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    This one at least looks like it is surprisingly faithful to original's visuals and atmosphere, which is extremely rare as far as fan made visual overhauls go.
     
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  9. Drog Black Tooth Self-Ejected

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    I'll just quickly throw this in before someone says it.

    The graphics overhaul mods usually fail miserably because:
    - Inconsistency. A couple freelance artists (or worse yet bored basement dwellers) can never reproduce a whole game's worth of art assets in one coherent single style. Not to mention that the combination of high resolution textures plus low poly geometry looks really jarring, almost like an origami creation. You'd need a sizable team of artists and go full retard Black Mesa to make it work, but even then it's going to be controversial. Why? This brings us to the next point.
    - Muh nostalgia! If your favorite game suddenly looks completely different it will no longer scratch your nostalgia itch, so most of these graphics overhauls just alienate the hardcore audience. And these old games rarely bring in any new players, so what's the point.

    Nice effort regardless. Are all these assets original creations or ripped from other Gothic games?
     
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  10. Junmarko Goomba Patron

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    Yeah everything is an original asset. The guy who started has been working on it as a hobby for the last 10 years.

     
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  11. Junmarko Goomba Patron

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    EDIT: Added some comparison screenshots below.

    Vanilla Gothic - Settings Maxed | Gothic Reloaded - w/DX11 Enabled.


     
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  12. Sigourn Arcane

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    It's ridiculously good looking.

    It must also run ridiculously bad in my computer.

    It sucks that the mod isn't finished, though.
     
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  13. janior Arcane

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    Looks way too smooth.
     
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  14. Junmarko Goomba Patron

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    You'll be surprised ;)
     
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  15. e-mailio estevez Arcane

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    Does this mod also enable mouse support? Please?
     
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  16. Junmarko Goomba Patron

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    Gothic always had mouse support.

    But if you mean to the same extent as Gothic 2? No.
     
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  17. Sigourn Arcane

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    Graphics card: DX11 enabled graphics card with 2 GB vRAM

    I only have 1GB vRAM. :negative:
     
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  18. Ludo Lense Self-Ejected

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    Honestly the only thing I don't like visually about Gothic I is the paper mache trees and maybe some of the earth/sand textures could do with a bit of detail. But overall it still a very visually consistent game.

    That being said, good luck. I'll try it for my nth Gothic replay.
     
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  19. deama Liturgist

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    Looks nice; but I'm kinda worried it's not gonna see the light of day.
     
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  20. ghostdog Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Daum!

    that basically looks like inserted all textures and models from g2 into g1.
    and then added some even higher res textures.
    and the good thing is that everything looks pretty naturally gothic.

    I really hope this gets finished.
     
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  21. Sigourn Arcane

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    The thing that caught my eye is that I thought "this looks really nice, I want to see a comparison pic" and afterwards I realized I hadn't even noticed ponytail dude got a new model. The mod is that good. Generally with these overhauls you can instantly say "the original character looked nothing like that", but this time I didn't even notice it was a mod.
     
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  22. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Is it still behind-the-ass view and clunky UI?
     
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  23. hello friend Arcane

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    Gothic is first person
     
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