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Trimmed Elite Textures

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dimitrius154    44

Back when original Sacred 2 Fallen Angel was released, a set of high-resolution textures was separately sold, dubbed "Elite Textures". It added extra detail to many items, NPCs, monsters, landscapes, architecture and misc. objects in the game. It also added, sometimes unbearable, lags in crowded places, like cities.

 

The mechanics of said lags is as follows: when "Default" texture option is on, the RAM cache assigned to the game is 210MB by default, when "Elite" texture option is on the RAM cache assigned is 420MB maximum. Yet every large town contains enough units, using hi-res textures from the package, that actual RAM usage shoot up to 465MB. The game's memory manager start returning it to the limit value, it overflows again, the memory manager optimizes it again, ad infinitum. All this causes constant heavy HDD I/O load, causing incessant lags.

 

An attempt has been made to remedy that situation - hi-res normal maps(the true reason behind the problem) have been selectively cut out. Judging by the feedback, the outcome was positive.

 

Therefore:

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5yMxfzmPZ4_R2J2eFZxc2wzeGc

 

Back up original graphics20 - graphics24.zip, then paste zips from the archive to the pak folder of the game(alternatively, use Generic Mod Enabler).

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Flix    2,934

I recommend this to anyone and everyone interested in getting better performance out of Sacred 2.  It doesn't require any other mods, or the Community Patch, or even the Ice and Blood expansion.

Visually, you will not see a difference from default elite Textures.

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Dragon Brother    403

Great work Dmitriy, just one more way to improve how smoothly the game runs for everyone.

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Oh,,My,,God,,,,

OMG....

It's rly amazing,,,sry,,,AMAZING

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Excelsior    40
17 hours ago, WallsOfJericho said:

Oh,,My,,God,,,,

OMG....

It's rly amazing,,,sry,,,AMAZING

c7cf065b388d.png

Agreed!  Thanks for this!

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9 hours ago, Owl said:

Will this work without Elite Textures?

Dmitriy said

"Technically, it should be enough to have the graphics20 - graphics24.zip in the pak folder. The game scans these archives, detects the "hq" folders and the "Elite" texture option becomes visible."

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Owl    2
13 hours ago, WallsOfJericho said:

Dmitriy said

"Technically, it should be enough to have the graphics20 - graphics24.zip in the pak folder. The game scans these archives, detects the "hq" folders and the "Elite" texture option becomes visible."

Thanks.

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