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Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker - Custom HD Texture Pack v0.2
10-15-2022, 01:19 AM (This post was last modified: 11-08-2022 09:11 PM by Rhyzak.)
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Star Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker - Custom HD Texture Pack v0.2
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Summary:
The intention behind this pack is to replace all the original HUD/UI elements that appeared blurry on larger resolutions/screens.
Some improvements from the HD Edition were brought over and then edited to fit the original where possible.
Everything else was remade by hand to best fit the original game.

v0.2: Non-video cutscene speech bubbles completed 100%.
v0.1: HUD/UI elements completed 100%.

There are some edits & AI upscales to other non HUD/UI elements like the Monster Hunter creatures, Carrier Platform and the Love/Rescue Boxes.

Comparisons:
Downloads:
  • Custom HD Texture Pack v0.2:
    Size: 85307270 bytes (81 MiB)
    SHA256: dee96cded3663a564af45af628a67e2a6f7dd67f8c922670eb876ddec3115bf7
  • Optional:

Requirements:
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (USA) [ULUS10509]
  • Any file archiver tool like 7-Zip to unpack the downloaded .zip file.

Install:
  • Open the downloaded "Custom HD Texture Pack v0.2.zip" file using your file archiver tool.
  • Extract the "ULUS10509" folder to "PPSSPP/memstick/PSP/TEXTURES/*ULUS10509*"
    • If "TEXTURES" folder is missing then create one.
    • If "ULUS10509" folder already exists then delete it.

FAQ:
  • Check to see if "Texture Replacement" is enabled by going to:
    • "Game/Settings > Tools > Developer tools > Replace textures"
  • The folder structure for the texture pack should look like this:
    • "PPSSPP/memstick/PSP/TEXTURES/ULUS10509/*folders and texture.ini here*"
  • PPSSPP folder structure looks different?
    • Make sure you have the latest version of PPSSPP installed. (v1.13.2 at the time of writing this)
  • You can bind a key/button to toggle texture replacement on and off in-game by going to:
    • "Game/Settings > Controls > Control mapping > Texture replacement"
  • Contents inside the "rhy" folder are just random things I done while making the pack.
    • You can disable them in the textures.ini file or delete the folder itself.
  • If you don't like the Monster Hunter creature upscales then you can delete the folder named "mh".
  • The PPSSPP emulator does not use the original Sony PSP font. The font PPSSPP uses is "Roboto-Condensed" which can
    cause some inaccuracies with Peace Walker and other games.
    • It is highly recommended to dump the original PSP font to fix any text issues.
  • There is DLC for Peace Walker that adds 24 new Uniforms, a bunch of new tracks and extra AI voices.
  • Right analog stick support, Recruit discovery workaround and others can be found here. Thanks to LunaMoo.
  • 30 & 60 FPS cheats can be found here. Thanks to Kabuto_Kun. (30FPS v4 recommended)

Uninstall:
  • Go to "PPSSPP/memstick/PSP/TEXTURES" and delete the folder "ULUS10509".

Changelog v0.2: [2022, October 31st]

Changes:
  • Nearly all 24-bit .png files changed to 8/4-bit to lower the total size significantly. (via PNGQuant & Color quantizer)
    • Removed garbage data from files that I could see them in.
  • Marksmanship target hit notification changed to be visually similar to the actual target.
  • Improved the 3 stars & infinity symbol that appear on Player Data Heroes/Comrades tab.
  • Slight icon changes to Staff Data tab.
  • Some input buttons improved.
  • Updated vignette effect on briefing menu.
  • Slight changes to some pause menu icons.

Fixes:
  • Help tutorial list previews will now display correctly.
    • Custom image for Outer Ops slide 5 added.
  • Removed CLUT from loading/end hashes to fix ending credits section.
  • Cutscene buttons slightly altered to be closer to the original game.
  • Cutscenes on second viewing should now have its pause menu select buttons fixed.
  • Cutscene "[02] Paz's Request" formatting updated to be same as original.
  • Added 6 pixels to msi5.png that were missing.
  • Main Maintenance Dock map fixed.

Boss Text:
  • Metal Gear ZEKE title/subtitle boss text added from HD Edition. (appears in cutscene "[31] KGB Agent")

Cutscenes:
  • Speech bubbles completed: (all non-video cutscenes completed)
    • [04] The Supply Facility
    • [05] To the Hideout
    • [07] Reunited
    • [10] The Destination of the Nuclear Warheads
    • [11] The Man in the Crater Base
    • [12] The Cloud Forest
    • [14] The Lost One
    • [15] Inside the Lab
    • [16] Recollection
    • [17] The Final Testing Ground
    • [19] Peace Walker's Hangar
    • [20] Torture Sequence 1
    • [21] Torture Sequence 2
    • [22] Torture Sequence 3
    • [23] Activation
    • [24] In Pursuit
    • [25] Nicaragua
    • [26] Comm Tower Monitoring Room
    • [29] Retaliation
    • [34] A New Encounter
    • [35] Isla del Monstruo
    • Zadornov Search Missions 4 & 5
  • License Plates upscaled and edited.

Changelog v0.1: [2022, October 15th]

Title Screen:
  • All intro logos, fonts, effects & save backgrounds from HD Edition.
    • Intro logo positions fixed.
  • Peace Walker background remade for both title & game over screen.
  • Some of the original textures increased by x4.
    • Edited "©2010 Konami Digital Entertainment" text.
  • Language Selection screen edited.
  • Some of the Extras menus UI remade.

Buttons/Inputs:
  • Some button and trademark icons are from HD Edition.
  • Minor edits to the original L, R, START and SELECT buttons.
  • PlayStation buttons remade.

Fonts:
  • All fonts from HD edition added.
    • Only some of the HD Edition fonts were used on certain texts.
  • Boss title/subtitle introduction screens from HD Edition.

Motherbase:
  • Most Icons & backgrounds are from HD Edition.
    • Slight edit to Button Config Icon.
  • Button Config PSP texture remade along with several icons.
  • Options/Config background upscaled using "4x-AnimeSharp.pth" and edited.
  • Help/Control icons increased by x4 and some remade.
  • All "Tutorial List" screen previews remade.
    • Mess Hall Slide 4 & Intel Slide 2 are from HD Edition.

Delivery:
  • Minor edits to some of the UI.
  • Most background elements remade.

Outer Ops:
  • Background world map remade.
  • Flag icon remade.
  • Mission report screen MSF subtext remade.
  • MSF & Enemy box text remade. (Originals are random gibberish)
  • Fast forward buttons remade.
  • Some icons from HD Edition.

R&D:
  • All 2D Model viewer images for Recovery Items, Walkmans and Magazines from HD Edition.
  • Menu descriptions remade. Originals are random gibberish.
  • Most original elements increased by x4.
  • Minor edits to some of the UI.

Staff:
  • MSF character stamp text remade.
  • Minor edit to auto/assign icon.

Versus:
  • Some versus textures have been increased by x4 and some icons remade.
  • Some parts of the UI are from HD Edition.
    • Minor edits to some HD Edition textures to fit originals.

Metal Gear:
  • Tick boxes, tabs and "MG-ZEKE" title are from HD Edition.
  • Menu descriptions remade. Originals are random gibberish.
  • ZEKE leg background image upscaled and edited.
  • "STAND BY Ready to Peace" stamp remade.
  • AI Storage background remade.

Database:
  • Most original elements increased by x4.
  • All codenames upscaled using "4x-AnimeSharp.pth" and edited.
    • Only default Big Boss codename is from HD Edition.
  • Most UI elements are from HD Edition for Player Data menu.
  • Minor edits to player data profile tab icons.

Mission Select:
  • All map background images and some UI elements are from HD Edition.
    • Minor edits to some of them to bring back some missing elements the original had.
  • All mission location preview images increased by x4 and remade to look similar to HD Edition previews.
    • "N/A Picture Not Available" preview is from HD Edition with minor edits.
  • Blurry text in the bottom left found. Second paragraph in this article.
    • "Aircraft infringing upon non-free flying territory may be fired on without warning."
    • "Unlisted radio emissions from this area may constitute a navigational hazard or result in
      border overflight unless unusual precaution is exercised."
  • Host search & outer ring texture remade.
  • Some icons remade.

Briefing Files:
  • All character images, backgrounds and effects from HD Edition.
    • Minor changes to some background elements.
  • UFO photograph from Chico from HD Edition.
  • Tab icons remade.
  • UI Increased by x4 with new icons.

In-game:
  • Custom:
    • All hit-markers.
    • Certain elements of weapon scopes.
    • Assault Rifle reticle & laser dot.
    • Some HUD elements.
    • Analyzer Target Marker.
    • Soliton Radar Alert Phase.
    • Surround Indicator.
    • COOP MSF Icon.
    • Some input buttons.
    • Objective/Target icons.
    • COOP, DMZ and TGT markers.
    • Skull icon for bleeding/unconscious enemies.
    • Sleep and Knocked out stars.
    • Marksmanship target hit indicators.
    • Minor edits to Codec Call UI.
    • Slight edit to Rainbow for CDLM region.
  • HD Edition:
    • All map views for Soliton Radar and Pause Menu.
    • Scope fonts.
    • Some effects and player icons.
    • Analyzer health icons.
    • POOYAN title.

Pause Menu:
  • All original UI elements were increased by x4. Half of them were replaced by assets from HD Edition.
    • Some of the original and HD versions were remade.
  • All Walkman textures are from HD Edition.
    • Minor edits to a few of them.

Cutscenes:
  • Cutscene "Paz's Request" text remade.
    • Speech bubbles upscaled using "4xFSMangaV2.pth" and edited.
    • Text made using the "Wall Scrawler" family fonts.
  • Button prompts and effects are from HD Edition.
    • Minor changes to button prompts.
    • Center of crosshair was kept from original.
  • Rocket launcher iron sights upscaled and edited.

AI Pod:
  • Mammal and Reptile Pod backgrounds upscaled and edited.
    • Multiple AI models were used to upscale the background image and then masked together with their best parts.
    • Minor edits to the top of the AI memory board loader.
  • Some elements of the UI remade with the original untouched parts increased by x4.

Forced Texture Filtering:
  • Some parts of the HUD/UI have been forced to nearest filtering to fix texture bleeding for people who prefer linear.
    • This causes some jagged edges for some textures that have angled/sloped surfaces outside of 0 & 90 degrees.
  • All skys, clouds, stellars, shadows and some water effects have been forced to linear filtering for people who prefer nearest.
    • You can disable these forced texture filtering settings by scrolling to the bottom of the textures.ini file and deleting all-
      lines under "[filtering]" or by commenting them out by putting the # symbol at the start of the line.

Reccomended graphical settings for possible fixes:
    Rendering mode
  • Backend = Direct3D11 or Vulkan

    Framerate control
  • Frame skipping = 3 (up to you really)
  • Auto frameskip = On

    Postprocessing effects
  • Postprocessing shader #1 = PSP color

    Screen layout
  • Display layout editor = 'Partial stretch' if Fullscreen, 'Auto Scaling' if Windowed

    Performance
  • Hardware transform = Off (needs to be off for "Vulkan" backend)
  • Lazy texture caching (speedup) = Off
  • Retain changed textures (sometimes slower) = Off
  • Disable slower effects (speedup) = Off

    Texture scaling
  • Upscale level = Off

    Texture filtering
  • Anisotropic filtering = 16x
  • Texture Filtering = 'Auto Max Quality' ('Nearest' for MGS1 feel)
  • Screen scaling filter = Linear

    Hack settings (may cause glitches)
  • Lower resolution for effects (reduces artifacts) = Off ('On' causes transparent squares to appear)

Extra Note:
I am fairly certain that I may have missed a few things in-game so please post all issues/bugs and I'll try to fix em.

Credits:
  • Akuryō - Testing + Deciphering low res texts
  • Aydin - Testing
  • MiKE - Testing
  • Quizarro - Testing + Deciphering low res texts + Proofreading
  • Yuki 138 - Nonconsensual Testing

Special thanks to 'Quizzaro' & 'Akuryō' for helping to figure out what the original texts say for
multiple textures like the Soliton Radar, Mission Select background "WARNING." text (bottom left),
Outer Ops report menu, ZEKE AI Memory Board menu and others.

[Image: mra756y.gif] [Image: Yrry9Dl.gif]

AI models used: (via chaiNNer)
All credits reserved to Konami & Kojima Productions.
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10-15-2022, 08:10 AM (This post was last modified: 10-15-2022 08:19 AM by AkiraJkr.)
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This looks amazing Smile specially the custom stuff that was made here. By the way, there's a 30/60 FPS cheat code that you probably can link to, which works, mostly, with the exception of two problems:
- Recoil is affected(kicks harder)
- Dodging becomes harder

And the higher the FPS, the worse the problem becomes. So it would be a good thing to point out with the recommendation(and speaking off, I had to write off one of them from OP due to rules, my apologies Big Grin)
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10-15-2022, 12:13 PM (This post was last modified: 10-15-2022 12:16 PM by Rhyzak.)
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Thanks for the correction. Was not sure how to word it or if I should even include it.
I also added the links to the 30/60FPS cheat codes by Kabuto_Kun. Had a feeling I forgot to mention something Sleepy.
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10-17-2022, 06:21 AM
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RE: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker - Custom HD Texture Pack v0.1
I approve this mod

Looks nice
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10-19-2022, 07:50 PM
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RE: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker - Custom HD Texture Pack v0.1
This is really good!

Regarding the "Lower resolution for effects" setting, when set to off, bloom effects are pixelated. Is there away around that?
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10-19-2022, 08:18 PM (This post was last modified: 10-31-2022 09:29 PM by Rhyzak.)
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RE: FTW28
I haven't managed to find a way around it sorry.
You will have to decide if you want transparent squares to appear during boss fights and other areas, or a nice smooth bloom effect.
I kind of grew attached to the pixelated bloom effect after awhile, so I recommended it to be off.
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10-20-2022, 06:17 PM
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RE: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker - Custom HD Texture Pack v0.1
Ah, okay. Personally, I'm gonna stick with "Aggressive" until the blocks eventually bother me.
Thanks regardless.
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10-31-2022, 05:15 AM (This post was last modified: 11-01-2022 11:28 PM by Rhyzak.)
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RE: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker - Custom HD Texture Pack v0.2
Version 0.2 now available. Comparison album updated. All changes that affected any comparison screenshots from v0.1 were updated also.
All non-video cutscene speech bubbles are now upscaled via "4xFSMangaV2.pth". The bubbles are then cleaned up where needed and
then the text is remade by hand with the Wall Scrawler family font.

Changes:
  • All 24-bit .png files changed to 8/4-bit to lower the total size significantly. (via PNGQuant & Color quantizer)
    • Removed garbage data from files that I could see them in.
  • Marksmanship target hit notification changed to be visually similar to the actual target.
  • Improved the 3 stars & infinity symbol that appear on Player Data Heroes/Comrades tab.
  • Slight icon changes to Staff Data tab.
  • Some input buttons improved.
  • Updated vignette effect on briefing menu.
  • Slight changes to some pause menu icons.

Fixes:
  • Help tutorial list previews will now display correctly.
    • Custom image for Outer Ops slide 5 added.
  • Removed CLUT from loading/end hashes to fix ending credits section.
  • Cutscene buttons slightly altered to be closer to the original game.
  • Cutscenes on second viewing should now have its pause menu select buttons fixed.
  • Cutscene "[02] Paz's Request" formatting updated to be same as original.
  • Added 6 pixels to msi5.png that were missing.
  • Main Maintenance Dock map fixed.

Boss Text:
  • Metal Gear ZEKE title/subtitle boss text added from HD Edition. (appears in cutscene "[31] KGB Agent")

Cutscenes:
  • Speech bubbles completed: (all non-video cutscenes completed)
    • [04] The Supply Facility
    • [05] To the Hideout
    • [07] Reunited
    • [10] The Destination of the Nuclear Warheads
    • [11] The Man in the Crater Base
    • [12] The Cloud Forest
    • [14] The Lost One
    • [15] Inside the Lab
    • [16] Recollection
    • [17] The Final Testing Ground
    • [19] Peace Walker's Hangar
    • [20] Torture Sequence 1
    • [21] Torture Sequence 2
    • [22] Torture Sequence 3
    • [23] Activation
    • [24] In Pursuit
    • [25] Nicaragua
    • [26] Comm Tower Monitoring Room
    • [29] Retaliation
    • [34] A New Encounter
    • [35] Isla del Monstruo
    • Zadornov Search Missions 4 & 5
  • License Plates upscaled and edited.
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11-16-2022, 12:49 PM
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RE: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker - Custom HD Texture Pack v0.2
That looks pretty awesome Smile very clean. good job on that
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