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Persona 3 Portable HD Texture Pack Community Expansion (WIP) [Updated 01/28/2021]
06-04-2020, 06:32 PM (This post was last modified: 05-07-2021 01:48 PM by TridentOfTheAbyss.)
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Persona 3 Portable HD Texture Pack Community Expansion (WIP) [Updated 01/28/2021]
First and foremost, this is an expansion on the work done by DinJerr and hououin_kyouma, linked here:
DinJerr's Original Work
hououin_kyouma's Expansion

This expansion mainly includes a lot more character portraits and backgrounds (among other things). These upscales are all x3 or x6 the original resolution and are done by upscaling AIs, mainly waifu2x, Gigapixel AI, and ESRGAN (more details below), not by my own redrawing. These were made using/for the US version of the game. Though not extensively tested, the pack should work for the European version of the game too if you rename the folder from ULUS10512 to ULES01523.

Here's some comparisons (using 6x) if you want to see the results for yourself: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10

--- DOWNLOADS ---
3x Version 2.1 (0.9 GB): https://drive.google.com/file/d/185bVdVW...eWFHr/view
6x Version 2.1 (2.5 GB): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cibGoQg...LDghV/view
Version 2.2 BETA Patch (install over version 2.1): https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folde...qC3FCKsszc
Mirror Links: https://gofile.io/d/WfcZq4
Older Versions (All 6x): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1...tHhqHlFa97

Note: Not all textures in 3x and 6x versions are 3x or 6x the original size. However, all textures are less than or equal to 3x or 6x the size.

Installation Instructions: https://pastebin.com/raw/hv1AWACg
This is what your file path should look like: https://i.ibb.co/QkKf2w9/File-Path-For-Textures.png
Updated Changelog: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z1cN...-VUBUdT8S8

Latest Update: Version 2.1
-Added the rest of the portraits (probably) and more backdrops.
-Added the rest of the persona status textures.
-Added the fusion spell textures.
-Re-upscaled all portraits and blinking animations using ESRGAN and a custom trained model.
-Re-upscaled all non-dynamic backdrops in the game using mainly ESRGAN and waifu2x.
-Added slightly higher resolution model textures.
-Roughly upscaled model renders from overworld.
-Upscaled the blood.
-Upscaled the credits textures.
-Roughly upscaled even more text characters.
-Replaced many backdrops and portraits from the original pack with new versions (e.g. Margaret now has blond hair and the velvet room has the elevator effect again).
-Many small fixes to the existing textures, many adhering to faithfulness.
-Many other miscellaneous additions.
-Organized the folder (no more Added folder).

If you would like to work on this yourself, here are the textures I collected, named with their hashcode: https://www100.zippyshare.com/v/mkinRVDe/file.html
These are the methods I used when upscaling everything: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vNY6Bo3lxtyYLGCI3dDkyXX16ZHqZlcDll_gpkNgKJ8

Example Images:
[Image: Title-Screen.png]
[Image: Battle-Image.png]
[Image: Conversation.png]

Note: I would very much appreciate any collected textures, save files before textures, or save states of textures not part of the texture pack or collected textures. Thank you!

Models used for upscaling:
Most portraits: 4x_persona_mk3_486000_G_4x_NMKD-Yandere2_255000_G_interp_0.25
Most backdrops: 4x_FatalPixels_340000_G_4x_Fatality_MKII_90000_G_interp_0.5
Other models used throughout:
4x_FatalPixels_340000_G_4x_persona_mk3_125000_G_interp_0.5
4x_Fatality_MKII_90000_G
4x_NMKD-Yandere2_255000_G_4x_NMKD-UltraYandere_300k_interp_0.8
4x_PixelPerfectV3_103000_G.pth

* The model 4x_persona_mk3_486000_G was created using the Persona 4 Golden PC and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax portraits with 4x_Fatality_MKII_90000_G as a pretrained model.
Link for 4x_persona_mk3_486000_G: https://www24.zippyshare.com/v/pnPbZgjp/file.html

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This was a community effort. All of the people mentioned below helped create this expansion:
Fiend: Provided me with so many FEMC saves! It greatly sped up the process!
BahnCahn: Provided a huge texture dump of the European version and helped develop many of the upscaling processes and methods.
ArcEnCiel: Provided most of the model texture replacements and credits font. Also provided many blinking animation crops.
flamecrest920: Provided me with many dumped textures, replacements for textures, saves, insights into texture origins, and more.
ryuubu: Provided many portrait and blinking animation fixes among other miscellaneous textures.
Cooper941: Provided improved maps and dungeon HUD K.O. symbol.
efonte: Helped me understand ESRGAN.
Persona Modding Discord: General help with finding and creating textures.
My friend and me: The people who put this all together.
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06-05-2020, 12:06 AM
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RE: Persona 3 Portable HD Texture Pack Expansion Using waifu2x (WIP) [Updated 06/04/2020]
Would you be releasing a 3x version in the future too? 6x can be a little bit overkill and most of the time...stuttery too.
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06-05-2020, 04:38 PM
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RE: Persona 3 Portable HD Texture Pack Expansion Using waifu2x (WIP) [Updated 06/04/2020]
(06-05-2020 12:06 AM)AkiraJkr Wrote:  Would you be releasing a 3x version in the future too? 6x can be a little bit overkill and most of the time...stuttery too.

Maybe. It'd probably just be a downscale of the x6 version, but I don't imagine it would be too difficult if I did it after large updates (or just large amounts of updates). However, right now, I just want to focus on getting the portraits done.
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06-14-2020, 09:34 AM
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RE: Persona 3 Portable HD Texture Pack Expansion Using waifu2x (WIP) [Updated 06/10/2020]
Awesome work bro! What's next on the list to do?
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06-18-2020, 09:49 AM (This post was last modified: 06-18-2020 09:55 AM by _CyberSnake_.)
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RE: Persona 3 Portable HD Texture Pack Expansion Using waifu2x (WIP) [Updated 06/10/2020]
Here's 1,75 GB of my HD Portraits.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o-fdaZz...sp=sharing
I converted those from FES PS2 version ( Which is higher res than P3P ) and then upscaled with my custom models. So quality should be significantly higher. It's not even remotely complete tho since this games is insanely huge. I also had to remove blink animations since they create artifacts.
Junpei example:
https://imgur.com/a/qe4Lzsp
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08-03-2020, 06:59 PM
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RE: Persona 3 Portable HD Texture Pack Expansion Using waifu2x (WIP) [Updated 06/10/2020]
(06-14-2020 09:34 AM)ryuubu Wrote:  Awesome work bro! What's next on the list to do?

Right now, trying to collect the rest of the portraits (mainly from FEMC route and around July to September for both routes). That is my first priority. Then, I'm going to move onto backgrounds/maps. Some backgrounds (like the dorm) are split into multiple parts so I need to stitch, upscale, and un-stitch them for the best results (which is taking a while). After that, I'm not sure, but I might do some of the personas.

(06-18-2020 09:49 AM)_CyberSnake_ Wrote:  Here's 1,75 GB of my HD Portraits.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o-fdaZz...sp=sharing
I converted those from FES PS2 version ( Which is higher res than P3P ) and then upscaled with my custom models. So quality should be significantly higher. It's not even remotely complete tho since this games is insanely huge. I also had to remove blink animations since they create artifacts.
Junpei example:
https://imgur.com/a/qe4Lzsp

That's very impressive and (while the quality varies) some of them look better than my copies. Sadly, there are a lot of transparency issues and the proportions are off. Additionally, the P3FES portraits aren't exactly the same as the P3P ones. In the end, the lack of blinking textures and hash codes really kills off any chance of using the P3FES textures, but I would like to see how your models fare against the P3P portraits. Here is my copy of them if you want to try (and yes, this is incomplete):
https://www48.zippyshare.com/v/IUYQ8LxM/file.html
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08-05-2020, 05:08 AM
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RE: Persona 3 Portable HD Texture Pack Expansion Using AI (WIP) [Updated 06/10/2020]
Hey guys! So I've been using the amazing texture packs in this thread to not only enjoy the game again in HD but also to learn how you guys updated the portraits. How did you find the locations of the persona portraits? I am trying to find the exact location of the Loki placeholder which is used for personas such as Moros, and change that to the official Moros portrait. Can you guys help me? Is it even feasible to find it?
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08-05-2020, 11:08 PM
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RE: Persona 3 Portable HD Texture Pack Expansion Using AI (WIP) [Updated 06/10/2020]
Awesome texture pack work!!
I had a question, how did you manage to find the locations of the persona portrait files? I am trying to do a modded run of the game using Moros, but instead of using the official artwork of Moros it uses a placeholder Loki.
This is a different picture of loki as it isn't updated in the texture packs mentioned here, and since this is a thread regarding texture updates I figured I'd ask for the help here.
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08-07-2020, 05:03 AM
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RE: Persona 3 Portable HD Texture Pack Expansion Using AI (WIP) [Updated 06/10/2020]
Sorry for the double post btw, I didn't know mods had to check posts prior to approving them so I thought it didn't send at first ^^
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08-11-2020, 09:13 PM
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RE: Persona 3 Portable HD Texture Pack Expansion Using AI (WIP) [Updated 06/10/2020]
(08-05-2020 11:08 PM)AwkwardPon Wrote:  Awesome texture pack work!!
I had a question, how did you manage to find the locations of the persona portrait files? I am trying to do a modded run of the game using Moros, but instead of using the official artwork of Moros it uses a placeholder Loki.
This is a different picture of loki as it isn't updated in the texture packs mentioned here, and since this is a thread regarding texture updates I figured I'd ask for the help here.

Sorry, but modding the textures is different than upscaling them. You would have to find where the texture is in the bin file. The only alternative would be building a texture pack for your modded version, but you would need to get the hash code for the placeholder. Either way, I don't quite understand how to help. Sorry.
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08-12-2020, 08:13 PM
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RE: Persona 3 Portable HD Texture Pack Expansion Using AI (WIP) [Updated 06/10/2020]
(06-14-2020 09:34 AM)ryuubu Wrote:  Awesome work bro! What's next on the list to do?

Paste it into the already existing texture folder. Let them download and update the program.
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08-12-2020, 08:14 PM
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RE: Persona 3 Portable HD Texture Pack Expansion Using AI (WIP) [Updated 06/10/2020]
(06-05-2020 12:06 AM)AkiraJkr Wrote:  Would you be releasing a 3x version in the future too? 6x can be a little bit overkill and most of the time...stuttery too.

If there are any errors and it slows down, there will be a new update.
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08-12-2020, 08:17 PM
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RE: Persona 3 Portable HD Texture Pack Expansion Using AI (WIP) [Updated 06/10/2020]
Thank you so much for the download links, I managed to install everything with your help !!
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09-06-2020, 08:13 PM
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RE: Persona 3 Portable HD Texture Pack Expansion Using AI (WIP) [Updated 06/10/2020]
Great work, I like seeing the work this pack.
Is there going to be a 3x or 4x version of the pack?
Going above those resolutions seems a bit too much and the changes aren't noticeable.
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09-27-2020, 01:51 AM
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RE: Persona 3 Portable HD Texture Pack Expansion Using AI (WIP) [Updated 09/26/2020]
(06-05-2020 12:06 AM)AkiraJkr Wrote:  Would you be releasing a 3x version in the future too? 6x can be a little bit overkill and most of the time...stuttery too.

(09-06-2020 08:13 PM)SimonFoxcoon Wrote:  Great work, I like seeing the work this pack.
Is there going to be a 3x or 4x version of the pack?
Going above those resolutions seems a bit too much and the changes aren't noticeable.

The 3x versions are now available. Sorry for the wait!
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