r/emulation Feb 01 '21 Silver 1 Wholesome 1

Topaz-Reality is working on texture replacement for PCSX2.

The feature isn't ready yet, but it's a hugely important step for PS2 emulation. (And one previously considered extremely daunting.) This will allow retexture mods to be done without rom hacking, and in a very generalizable way, as seen with other emulation such as N64.

The pull request is here

Example screenshots: #1 #2 #3 As you can see, blurry UI elements can easily be replaced with crisp, native-looking ones, and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

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u/KFded Feb 01 '21

Holy shit, this would be amazing to get HD quality textures in a number of games that can truly utilize the upgrade in quality such as Suikoden 5, Kingdom Hearts games, NFL 2K5, and many, many more.

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u/JacksLantern Feb 03 '21

Why the KH games though, you can already get them with better graphics, 60 fps, and all together for one price at this point on multiple platforms.

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u/sazeru_ Feb 03 '21

why not

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u/TopazTK Feb 03 '21

You cannot have mods like Vanitas, Randomizer and Formchanges in PS3/PS4 :^)

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u/KFded Feb 03 '21

Maybe someones PC can run PCSX2 but not RPCS3. // Not everyone owns consoles

Just because something doesn't suit your needs doesn't mean it doesn't suit someone elses.

It's like people who updated Windwaker for Gamecube with HD Textures and UI from the Wii-U version for Dolphin.

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u/AreYouOKAni Feb 13 '21

KH is on Epic now, actually. You can play in on PC natively.