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Title: [FF8:Remastered] LunarCry: Remastered v2.1 [*COMPLETE*]
Post by: Mcindus on 2019-10-09 08:09:22
LunarCry: Remastered v2.2  by MCINDUS
For use only with the Steam release of Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

UPDATED 5/13/2020 With ALL ENEMIES including battle and field textures!
FIELDS ARE GLITCHED RIGHT NOW! They will be released with a separate mod.

Thanks to Maki and his amazing DEMASTER Modding tool, we can now inject ALL of the enemies into the game!

FF8: Remastered came with very few battle models actually improved for most enemies in the game. This mod fixes that by adding ALL enemies with ESRGAN and Gigapixel AI composited upscales in order to provide the BEST possible textures available!

The remaster also came with 3x upscales of the enemy field models, but the quality was VERY lacking, so I made these beauties, which are now 6x original size!
All enemy model textures have been re-created using custom texture techniques combined with using my own ESRGAN AI Upscaling models!

Only current drawback: Enemy Battle textures are currently locked to 3x original size.
I hope you enjoy!

Join my PATREON! (https://www.patreon.com/mcindusmods)

Battle Model Texture Comparison:
(https://i.imgur.com/RsXrIVD.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/5sVUWmN.png)

Requires Maki's DEMASTER Modding Tool found here:
http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=19432.0

DEMASTER Instructions:

1. Download the DEMASTER release
2. Install DEMASTER into .../FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered/
3. Open 'ffviii_demaster_manager.exe' and run the 'unpack' feature - this creates the DEMASTER_EXP folder

Download Here:
LunarCry: Remastered v2.1 (https://bit.ly/LunarCry-Rem-v2-1)


Install Instructions:
INSTALL ONLY THE hd_new 'textures' folder in FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered/DEMASTER_EXP/textures/battle.fs/

Field Model Texture Comparison:
(https://i.gyazo.com/b7a8e5827d62384f731bf71be7379027.jpg)

New (Left) vs. Old (Right)
(https://i.gyazo.com/c8a0fac2077d6d89ad915c466f0ae31b.png)

PLEASE DONATE HERE! (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=5DQW7QCTRSA3J&lc=US&item_name=MCINDUS&item_number=696969&currency_code=USD&bn=PP%2dDonationsBF%3abtn_donateCC_LG%2egif%3aNonHosted)

Enjoy and happy modding!
Join my patreon: www.patreon.com/mcindusmods/
-MCINDUS-


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DEPRECATED VERSION BELOW - Can use without DEMASTER
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==          (only field upscales, no battle textures)             ==
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This version of the mod should be installed using one of the zzz extractors (zzzDeArchive 1.6.5 or later is recommended)
Get zzzDeArchive HERE (http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=19209.0)

Pick one or the other!
LunarCry: Remastered -EFM- v1.0 (http://bit.ly/LunarCry-EFM-rem-v1-0-zzz)
--- zzz archive for merging using zzzDeArchive ---

LunarCry: Remastered -EFM- v1.0 (http://bit.ly/LunarCry-EFM-rem-v1-0-folders)
--- folder archive (for use with Maki's new archiving method) ---

**CREATED 10/8/2019**
**UPDATED 5/13/2020**
Title: Re: [FF8:Remastered] LunarCry: Remastered -Enemy Field Models- v1.0
Post by: rartart on 2019-10-09 08:14:35
thanks :D , you are also planning on port the hd textures for all the monsters from the first steam version ?
Title: Re: [FF8:Remastered] LunarCry: Remastered -Enemy Field Models- v1.0
Post by: Mcindus on 2019-10-09 09:54:42
thanks :D , you are also planning on port the hd textures for all the monsters from the first steam version ?

Yeah, as soon as we can get access to replacing the enemy battle textures i'll be porting all of my LunarCry 2013 enemy textures to this mod :)
Actually, I'll be releasing a whole new LunarCry for the old steam version when that happens, too! It's a new gigapixel AI LunarCry
Title: Re: [FF8:Remastered] LunarCry: Remastered -Enemy Field Models- v1.0
Post by: rartart on 2019-10-09 09:55:21
also i noticed that some part of the texture of omega weapons are missing, basically a little part of his back and a little piece of his chest is invisible
Title: Re: [FF8:Remastered] LunarCry: Remastered -Enemy Field Models- v1.0
Post by: rrgaming28 on 2019-10-09 15:17:50
thanks for the mod!  ;D
Title: Re: [FF8:Remastered] LunarCry: Remastered v2.1 [*COMPLETE*]
Post by: Mcindus on 2020-05-14 04:11:00
**Updated the mod with a HUGE update!**

Mod now includes ALL enemies, battle -and- field model textures!
Check the original post for the download link! (for use with Maki's DEMASTER only!)
Title: Re: [FF8:Remastered] LunarCry: Remastered v2.1 [*COMPLETE*]
Post by: levantine on 2020-05-14 16:56:28
Thx for the sharing, some ennemies like Caterchipillars are much better nice work
Title: Re: [FF8:Remastered] LunarCry: Remastered v2.1 [*COMPLETE*]
Post by: Darziak on 2020-05-14 21:39:12
Here's some comparisons

Malboro
https://imgsli.com/MTYyNjY

Blue Dragon
https://imgsli.com/MTYyNjk

Ruby Dragon
https://imgsli.com/MTYyODU

Grand Mantis
https://imgsli.com/MTYzNTU

Sphinxaur/Sphinxara
https://imgsli.com/MTYzNzE
Title: Re: [FF8:Remastered] LunarCry: Remastered v2.1 [*COMPLETE*]
Post by: cyanfire on 2020-05-19 12:05:16
Awesome! This has definitely been worth the wait, thankyou for your hard work mcindus
Title: Re: [FF8:Remastered] LunarCry: Remastered v2.1 [*COMPLETE*]
Post by: rartart on 2020-06-11 11:06:10
the updated version is only for the demaster temporary modding program :(
Title: Re: [FF8:Remastered] LunarCry: Remastered v2.1 [*COMPLETE*]
Post by: Mcindus on 2020-06-11 19:10:15
the updated version is only for the demaster temporary modding program :(

Don't you worry! There will be a version for 2013 coming out in a few weeks!
Title: Re: [FF8:Remastered] LunarCry: Remastered v2.1 [*COMPLETE*]
Post by: gunner_1207 on 2020-06-11 19:21:37
Don't you worry! There will be a version for 2013 coming out in a few weeks!
This makes me happy was a lil worried the 2103 would be forgotten. Truly impressive work rate my man.
Title: Re: [FF8:Remastered] LunarCry: Remastered v2.1 [*COMPLETE*]
Post by: hekaton on 2020-06-22 21:01:47
Hi guys, i was finally able to get it to work by getting the latest version of the game, but now i am encountering a new problem where in certain areas of the game as i advance, it crashes on me with this error regarding an image being out of bounds. I have attached a link to the problem. what can i do in such situations? Thanks

https://imgur.com/a/ircMFV0
Title: Re: [FF8:Remastered] LunarCry: Remastered v2.1 [*COMPLETE*]
Post by: bliznik on 2020-07-01 04:51:15
FYI, I had an issue where some sprites were mixed (like, a face would be on a chest or a piece of clothing would be on a hand) and I wasn't able to see the magazines (like Timber Maniacs or the Weapons Monthy mags). This issue was fixed by following these directions. According to this post, it's an issue with LunarCry?

https://twitter.com/mcindus_mods/status/1264734279323410432
Title: Re: [FF8:Remastered] LunarCry: Remastered v2.1 [*COMPLETE*]
Post by: Ozerflip on 2020-07-18 10:59:22
Hi,
I have the same problem with Lunarcry, it sometimes put the faces on the chest and legs, make some sprites blinking... It can be NPC's or Squall himself. For instance : https://imgur.com/a/6IwYzHi
Title: Re: [FF8:Remastered] LunarCry: Remastered v2.1 [*COMPLETE*]
Post by: bliznik on 2020-07-21 19:19:37
Quote
I have the same problem with Lunarcry

Did you try following the directions in the Twitter post I sent?
Title: Re: [FF8:Remastered] LunarCry: Remastered v2.1 [*COMPLETE*]
Post by: Ozerflip on 2020-07-21 22:34:57
Did you try following the directions in the Twitter post I sent?
Oops no, sorry..! Thanks it's working now  ;)
Title: Re: [FF8:Remastered] LunarCry: Remastered v2.1 [*COMPLETE*]
Post by: Mcindus on 2020-07-22 05:30:09
Going to be releasing the FieldModelPack this weekend! This will come with Lunar Cry files that will overwrite the ones from this mod, and will eliminate the strange texture replacement glitches!