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Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy HD Retexture
05-01-2020, 12:36 AM (This post was last modified: 03-11-2021 11:20 PM by Niosai.)
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Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy HD Retexture
I've been working on this on and off for a couple of weeks, now. I'm trying to stay as close as I can to the original artwork and style as possible by remaking most everything from scratch myself.

Some art I don't have the skill to remake, in which case I've been sourcing it from the highest possible quality source. In some instances, no source exists and as a last resort I've used AI upscaling algorithms. Fortunately, I've only had to use this for the art in the menus and part of the actual game's logo, but I do plan on attempting to mitigate this in the future.

To put it simply, I'm avoiding plugging the art into an upscaler unless it is an absolute last resort.

Because of the way Dissidia handles text, I'm not sure if it's feasible to replace all of the text in the game. At least, not by myself.* However, I will be doing all of the important text in menus, battles, etc.

*So in most games, there's a font table. Essentially, it's a big picture that has every letter and character used in the game. Games like Crisis Core use a table like this. Replacing the table with a higher quality one would be simple and require modifying one file to make it all HD. However, Dissidia seems to have a different image file for each individual line of text. This means that every spoken line, every bit of dialogue, etc. has its own image that would have to be replaced and fixed. That's tens of thousands of files and it would take actual years to do. If anyone knows of a simpler solution, please let me know as it would be a shame if that's the only hurdle I hit with this project.

I've attached some screenshots of my progress as of a few days ago. Keep in mind that everything here is WIP and subject to change, and feedback is 100% encouraged. Keep in mind that the artwork is not going to be 100% identical to the original unless there is a high-resolution (not just upscaled) version of the original artwork out there. In remaking new artwork, I've done my best to keep the style as close as I can to the original game while making it look crisp and new.

EDIT 3/11/2021: These are SUPER old screenshots and not at all representative of what's there now. Leaving them up until I can get some newer shots.

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I hope you enjoy what you see so far, and I'm 100% open to feedback! I'll be realistic here and say upfront that this project may not ever be 100% complete. I'm only one person and this game doesn't exactly have a big audience anymore. (ie. no one would actually use this)

I've mostly been doing it for fun and at this point it'd just be a novelty for most people. But it is still cool to see the game up-rezzed a bit.
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Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy HD Retexture - Niosai - 05-01-2020 12:36 AM

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