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Yoxoy

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Re: [FF9 PC] Moguri rework BETA V1 DOWNLOAD
« Reply #125 on: 2020-04-23 15:53:51 »
Thank you so much for this !

First thing I notice is that when I use the file Assembly-CSharp.dll, your updates are applied but the side borders are back : https://drive.google.com/file/d/18NHPeTo07ObjUzeg6TRoY7fuGJq78Wak/view

If I use the one from Moguri, your updates are not applied but I can play the game 16:9

Is it intended ? Is it a bug ?

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« Reply #126 on: 2020-04-23 16:04:17 »
Thank you so much for this !
First thing I notice is that when I use the file Assembly-CSharp.dll, your updates are applied but the side borders are back : https://drive.google.com/file/d/18NHPeTo07ObjUzeg6TRoY7fuGJq78Wak/view
If I use the one from Moguri, your updates are not applied but I can play the game 16:9
Is it intended ? Is it a bug ?
Assembly-CSharp.dll is the file that, modified, allows for HD backgrounds.
If you already have Moguri installed, you can ignore Assembly-CSharp.dll and replace the "p0data" files in the Moguri install folder.

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« Reply #127 on: 2020-04-23 16:11:52 »
Well... I must have done something wrong then.
Pasting the new files over the ones in the game folder where Moguri was installed didn't activate them without your new "Assembly-CSharp.dll'.
I'll look into it, do some tests, and come back with news about this.

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« Reply #128 on: 2020-04-23 16:16:38 »
Well... I must have done something wrong then.
Pasting the new files over the ones in the game folder where Moguri was installed didn't activate them without your new "Assembly-CSharp.dll'.
I'll look into it, do some tests, and come back with news about this.
The file included in Moguri is linking to podata files present in his own folder, which should somewhere like C:\program_files\Moguri Mod" or something like that.
So you can use Moguri's Assembly-CSharp.dll, and replace the podata files in C:\program_files\Moguri Mod\SharedAssets\

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« Reply #129 on: 2020-04-23 16:18:20 »
Just installed in a copied folder so i could check alongside Moguri Mod.

Amazing work snouz, they all look gorgeous and i can see the overall improvement. BGs heavy in details have less artifacts and and more defined.

Here's the screenshots i took btw

Moguri Mod: https://imgur.com/a/JXrvU3M

Moguri Rework: https://imgur.com/a/N2tDlBg

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« Reply #130 on: 2020-04-23 16:42:40 »
The file included in Moguri is linking to podata files present in his own folder, which should somewhere like C:\program_files\Moguri Mod" or something like that.
So you can use Moguri's Assembly-CSharp.dll, and replace the podata files in C:\program_files\Moguri Mod\SharedAssets\

Stupid me. I totally missed that information. I thought I was crazy seeing the backgrounds going from Moguri's to yours with this file and was wondering how it was possible.
Works like a charm, thank you. Will come back for bug reports if any !

I was fearing this could be because I'm using a non-english version of the game.

Thank you.

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« Reply #131 on: 2020-04-23 17:05:09 »
Just installed in a copied folder so i could check alongside Moguri Mod.
Amazing work snouz, they all look gorgeous and i can see the overall improvement. BGs heavy in details have less artifacts and and more defined.
Here's the screenshots i took btw
Moguri Mod: https://imgur.com/a/JXrvU3M
Moguri Rework: https://imgur.com/a/N2tDlBg

Thanks for the screenshots, I already noticed a small glitch lmao

If you want to see the biggest improvements and fixes compared to Moguri 7, you can head to:
-the clock in Memoria
-the windmill in Dali
-Clayra
-invincible ship interior
-Black Mage graveyard
-Lindblum's elevator
-holograms in oeilvert
-all text before new places (at least in English and French, will do Italian/Spanish/German if Memoria is fixed in that regard) except 3 that might not work

If, by any chance, you want to make comparison sliders on https://imgsli.com/, that'd be even better!

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« Reply #132 on: 2020-04-23 17:13:11 »
Oo, can't wait to try this, but I'm confused, do I need to install the "old" moguri mod first to get this working?

Thanks snouz!

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« Reply #133 on: 2020-04-23 17:23:18 »
Oo, can't wait to try this, but I'm confused, do I need to install the "old" moguri mod first to get this working?

Thanks snouz!

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No need, it's a simple file swap (save the files first)

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« Reply #134 on: 2020-04-23 17:44:54 »
Here are screenshots of know bugs and screens to improve:

https://imgur.com/a/ARG1uY7

Please do expand on it! if a visual imperfection is too noticeable, if you see some black zones, something a bit too blurry or dirty... I'm open to all feedback!

Also, I invite everyone to also download the other 3 parts:
http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=19737.0
http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=19736.0
http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=19178.0

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« Reply #135 on: 2020-04-23 19:30:55 »
Here's some more about the places you mentioned

Moguri Mod: https://imgur.com/a/wXdBHI8
Moguri Rework: https://imgur.com/a/YvLjvSc

I tried using imgsli but my first attempt was rejected due to upload size limits and i found no clear indication of what that limit is, so i went for the surefire way.

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« Reply #136 on: 2020-04-23 21:11:47 »
Just got i working, and it looks fabulous, many thanks for your work in this snouz!

Quick question though, and sorry for posting OT, but is it a known issue in FFIX steam release that the music just cuts off when changing, instead of fading like in the PSX version?
And after a quick google search it seems that they butchered the sound effects as well, are there any fixes to these issues?

Cheers!
« Last Edit: 2020-04-23 21:23:31 by e2zippo »

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« Reply #137 on: 2020-04-23 22:15:18 »
Hi, I am just trying the beta and it looks really wonderful. Thank you very much for all your work.

I found a background that has a blurry part and I think you could easily fix it. You could just clone the parts from the other part of the stairs. The background is here: https://i.imgur.com/RUyQRWP.jpg

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« Reply #138 on: 2020-04-23 22:51:40 »
Thanks so much for this Snouz!

A bug: In Caledor's shots, it looks like the beams of light from the windows are missing in the bedroom in Lindblum.

Re: sound effects, there is a mod that restores all effects, sourcing them from the psx version of the game. Can this be added into moguri?

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« Reply #139 on: 2020-04-24 00:41:08 »
I know this is not part of the background rework mod but is there a way you could fix the terrible trasparency issue with the main title logo at least for its final version?

https://imgur.com/qa9HllG It awlasy bothered me so much   :-\

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« Reply #140 on: 2020-04-24 07:42:00 »
Well... I must have done something wrong then.
Pasting the new files over the ones in the game folder where Moguri was installed didn't activate them without your new "Assembly-CSharp.dll'.
I'll look into it, do some tests, and come back with news about this.

I had a similar problem initially, too. I have Moguri installed and whenever I extracted the 'Assembly-CSharp.dll' from snouz's rar file to the game's installation folder, the backgrounds reverted back to the old Moguri mod, while snouz's rar files worked on the old Moguri's 'Assembly-CSharp.dll' file but reintroduced side borders and weird controller issues.

Turns out I had Moguri mod installed on two separate hard drives for some strange reason (probably from previous installations) and was extracting snouz's p0data files to the wrong hard drive's Moguri mod location. lol

All fixed now and everything is working perfectly including the backgrounds, NPCs, worldmap textures, etc.

Said it several times already, but thanks so much for all of the effort snouz! Game looks absolutely incredible.

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« Reply #141 on: 2020-04-24 08:10:35 »
Hi all, thanks for the feedback so far !

Just woke up, here's my schedule for the day:
I'll include a how-to for both when moguri is already installed and when it's not. I'll also include everything in one big download, it'll be easier.
Maybe I should make a FAQ and cleanup the first post.
About the title screen, you'll be happy to know I worked on this and some other other elements, and that's part of a file I'm going to share soon. Still a bit of work on this one, as it includes both wordmaps (the one displayed with select before and after getting the mappemonde)
Right now, I'm working on updating the battle textures.

Don't hesitate to keep sending screenshots of things you think could be improved! I screenshot everything for my todo list

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« Reply #142 on: 2020-04-24 08:28:29 »
Would this mod be compatible with moguri rework snouz?

https://www.nexusmods.com/finalfantasy9/mods/11?tab=files

There's a checkbox when installing it asking if your're using moguri.
Are you using the same file structure as moguri?

Thanks!

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« Reply #143 on: 2020-04-24 08:40:14 »
Would this mod be compatible with moguri rework snouz?

https://www.nexusmods.com/finalfantasy9/mods/11?tab=files

There's a checkbox when installing it asking if your're using moguri.
Are you using the same file structure as moguri?

Thanks!

It should still be compatible.
What you need to do:
-Install normal moguri
-Only replace StreamingAssets files in the moguri install folder (program_files\Moguri mod\)
-install the ui mod.

I was unaware that there was a recent update to make it work with memoria. Does this mod work out of the box or do you need to tweak things? I've sent a steam friend request to discuss.

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« Reply #144 on: 2020-04-24 08:44:20 »
It should still be compatible.
What you need to do:
-Install normal moguri
-Only replace StreamingAssets files in the moguri install folder (program_files\Moguri mod\)
-install the ui mod.

I was unaware that there was a recent update to make it work with memoria. Does this mod work out of the box or do you need to tweak things? I've sent a steam friend request to discuss.

I tried installing it but I messed up the options somehow, making everything look really weird! It would be so awesome to get the PSX UI in conjunction with your rework of Moguri!

Hopefully he'll respond and you can work something out to get this working! It's a good time to be a FFIX fan!   :-D

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« Reply #145 on: 2020-04-24 10:19:24 »
It should still be compatible.
What you need to do:
-Install normal moguri
-Only replace StreamingAssets files in the moguri install folder (program_files\Moguri mod\)
-install the ui mod.

I was unaware that there was a recent update to make it work with memoria. Does this mod work out of the box or do you need to tweak things? I've sent a steam friend request to discuss.

I just checked it out and it works out of the box (kinda). It introduces and has a few issues though, namely:

- It disables widescreen by default, requiring one to edit the memoria.ini file and re-enable it
- Battle animations are vastly sped up as a result of the mod increasing battle animations to 30fps. This also needs to be manually edited in memoria back down to 15fps
- The battle UI is quite tiny and is not properly scaled to the rest of the screen. I'm playing at 1080p so I can't imagine that being an issue. Don't see any option to edit the UI size in memoria either
- Cursor tends to disappear occasionally in menus, most evidently when given the option to overwrite an existing save. The mod creator says they're aware of this and are looking for a fix
- Biggest issue for me is that it introduces a severe delay between screen transitions that appears to last anywhere between 3-10 seconds. This is affecting screen transitions, and both entering and exiting battles. I've tried this with both the original Moguri, your rework, and the Scaled UI mod and can confirm that this delay is only appearing after installing the Scaled UI mod.

Another user on Nexus is also reporting what appears to be a game-breaking bug in the fight against the Plant Brain after installing the mod but I haven't checked that out to confirm as of yet

So yeah, I wouldn't personally recommend using the Scaled UI mod right now unless you or ZePilOt are able to have it implemented with Moguri in a stable state.

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« Reply #146 on: 2020-04-24 10:36:38 »
I just checked it out and it works out of the box (kinda). It introduces and has a few issues though, namely:

- It disables widescreen by default, requiring one to edit the memoria.ini file and re-enable it
- Battle animations are vastly sped up as a result of the mod increasing battle animations to 30fps. This also needs to be manually edited in memoria back down to 15fps
- The battle UI is quite tiny and is not properly scaled to the rest of the screen. I'm playing at 1080p so I can't imagine that being an issue. Don't see any option to edit the UI size in memoria either
- Cursor tends to disappear occasionally in menus, most evidently when given the option to overwrite an existing save. The mod creator says they're aware of this and are looking for a fix
- Biggest issue for me is that it introduces a severe delay between screen transitions that appears to last anywhere between 3-10 seconds. This is affecting screen transitions, and both entering and exiting battles. I've tried this with both the original Moguri, your rework, and the Scaled UI mod and can confirm that this delay is only appearing after installing the Scaled UI mod.

Another user on Nexus is also reporting what appears to be a game-breaking bug in the fight against the Plant Brain after installing the mod but I haven't checked that out to confirm as of yet

So yeah, I wouldn't personally recommend using the Scaled UI mod right now unless you or ZePilOt are able to have it implemented with Moguri in a stable state.

mmh, that's still a lot of problems TBH. Issues related to memoria.ini shouldn't be a big deal, but the loading screens of 3-10 seconds is not great, as well as the non-scaling and game breaking bug.

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« Reply #147 on: 2020-04-24 11:17:01 »
Garnet is baked in background in one scene and it looks quite bad. I think you could replace her with a better picture of her from a screenshot. She is lying there so maybe from a screenshot from battle when she is unconscious?

Here is the scene with the baked Garnet: https://i.imgur.com/OhYftnR.jpg
Here is a screenshot with laying Garnet: https://i.imgur.com/YZTMcmu.jpg

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« Reply #148 on: 2020-04-24 12:46:59 »
Garnet is baked in background in one scene and it looks quite bad. I think you could replace her with a better picture of her from a screenshot. She is lying there so maybe from a screenshot from battle when she is unconscious?

Here is the scene with the baked Garnet: https://i.imgur.com/OhYftnR.jpg
Here is a screenshot with laying Garnet: https://i.imgur.com/YZTMcmu.jpg

Almost forgot this one. There are 5 background with people on them (the 4 others are all Lindblum Commercial district), and I've contemplated ways to replace these pixels with actual renders of 3D models. But I need to find suitable screenshots.
If someone manages to use something like Noesis to export some renders in specific poses, like they did with FF8, that would be so much better.


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« Reply #149 on: 2020-04-24 12:53:31 »
This background has two strange lines. I tried to retouch it with Spot Healing Brush and it looks a bit better. Fix it somehow, please.

https://i.imgur.com/tI7QkpY.png