UPDATE APRIL 2021:
I’ve become very busy IRL and am no longer able to find the time to support working on this pack, but some very kind people have made contributions and I hope this continues :). I’ll periodically be updating this post with links to any addons, so please keep sending through your work! Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed!
This is a work in progress, and there may still be many unfinished textures. I’ve decided to release it as I think its currently in a good state to be used when playing.
Please feel free to make any suggestions or contribute any improvements you’ve made yourself! Doing this alone takes a lot of time so any help is appreciated! I have tried to keep the pack fairly organised so any files you wish to modify should be easy to find.
Textures are 4x default scale, textures were upscaled using waifu2x-caffe
Most UI has been upscaled manually as the results look much nicer than AI upscaling. I’ve tried my best to preserve the original look the developers had, such as any pixel-art icons. Font’s are still a little janky but i cannot find a way to generate the ones this game uses easily. Ive used the Trueno font as it matches the original font nicely. Only the English Alphabet has been fixed, the japanese characters are still using the waifu2x results. If anyone knows how to generate font textures used in this game please let me know.
Armor is complete, Please tell me if I missed any.
Conversation spites are very Incomplete. I have most of Isabaue, Walter, Jonathon and Navarre as they are relatively easy to dump. Other characters not so much as i do not have saves to access them.
Compendium Demon textures are complete. These are the ones you see the most, such as when you’re viewing their stats. They can be improved, see below.
Conversation demon textures is 90% complete, I’m missing about 40 demon conversation Textures as my script to dump them through citra would sometimes lose sync. I am not sure which demons these are, so any help dumping the ones I’m missing would be greatly appreciated . I also Intend to use these higher resolution textures to improve the compendium textures, but that has to be done manually as they are slightly different, I’ve completed ~60 so far.
I am missing a lot of the 2D backgrounds. Again, any help dumping these would be great.
This was Built using the EUR version of the game, I have not tested it on the USA or JP version as i do not own them. please let me know if you have any issues on those.
I will not be working on environment textures (3D stuff) or super low res sprites used while battling and sometimes in conversations. AI Upscaling does not yield good results with the sprites, and the work required to do them manually is too much for me. Honestly, the default 3d textures look good as they are, any upscaling on these is hidden by the blurry filter the game uses anyway.
Please let me know if you encounter any problems.
- Initial release
- New Upscaled Backgrounds
- More upscaled Character Portrtaits
- More upscaled Demons
- Upscaled DLC content
- Replaced some residual upscaled UI sprites with handmade hi-res sprites (much more to be done still…)
Many thanks to Merkava for supplying tonnes of missing textures upscaled.
Also thanks to Aflunn for supplying textures that I had missed during my initial dump and inspiring me to try and start working on this again
Here’s a Frame compare to show some of the improvements I’ve made, both are being rendered at 4x native resolution
Download the Pack Below
Extract the contents of the .zip file into the custom texture file for SMT IV. You can reach this location by right clicking on the game in the citra game list and selecting " Open Custom Texture Location"
In Citra change you graphics settings to allow loading of custom textures. To do this go to Emulation drop down > Configure > Graphics and check the “Use custom texture” check box towards the bottom. To prevent stuttering i also recommend enabling “Preload Custom Textures”, this will make loading and restarting the game take much longer though.
On the same page, I recommend increasing you internal resolution to 4x or higher, i have the best results at 4x.
I’ve become quite busy IRL and I would like to share some great mods and addons that complete some of the work Im unable to finish:
- Lopsho’s addons - HD Misc textures (more details in the comments)
- Intento2’s addons - HD Misc textures (more details in the comments)
- Kaito Deluxe’s Japanese Version HD Texture - HD Kanji for those who want to play in japanese!
Simply copy these files into the relevant folders
Size: 847 MB
Size: 2.01 GB