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Mod News Beautify your Gothic II

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Spazmo, May 13, 2005.

  1. Spazmo Erudite

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    With Gothic III looming on the RPG horizon with its super-flashy graphics, the visuals from its predecessor Gothic II might seem to be getting a bit humbler. This has prompted a fellow by the name of <b>Postal</b> to release an <a href=http://gothic.rpgdot.com/index.php?hsaction=10053&ID=1119>Enhanced Texture Pack</a> for Gothic II to kick the game's sights up a notch. Follow the link to <a href=http://gothic.rpgdot.com/>Gothic @ RPGDot</a> for a download and some screenshots.
     
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  2. abrock Novice

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    Am I the only one who thinks that this is no better than the original textures, just different ones? They still look like low resolution crap to me, and in some places are worse than the originals.
     
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  3. Jed Cipher

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    Looks less muddy, I suppose. The models are the problem, though...
     
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  4. gromit Arcane

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    I guess I shouldn't have gotten my hopes up; I'm remarkably underwhelmed with this. I was hoping for something with genuinely improved textures that still reflect the original design, a la the many excellent Morrowind texture packs, but this... this... gah. "Look, guys, we took the character out of thatched roofs, mowed the grass in a checkerboard pattern, and gave stone floors a more festive pattern!"
     
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  5. Claw Erudite Patron

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    Worse than the original, I think.

    Just look at the mountainside "near Xardas" and enjoy the alignment.
     
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  6. dipdipdip Liturgist

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    I agree. I don't see the improvement at all. Quite the opposite.
     
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  7. LlamaGod Cipher

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    I agree with it being bad on not being an improvement on what was already there instead being a total change.

    Some of the natural stone looks alright, but the buildings and some other stuff are bad. Especially the buildings.

    The System Shock 2 texture upgrade was what I was hoping it would be equal to.
     
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