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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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Persona 3 Portable HD Texture Pack Community Expansion (WIP) [Updated 01/28/2021] - TridentOfTheAbyss - 06-04-2020 06:32 PM

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