Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind fans, here is something for your today. Modders ‘Jamasen’ and ‘DassiD’ have released new ESRGAN AI-enhanced HD texture packs for these two games that improve the quality of their original, blurry and low-resolution textures.
As we’ve already stated, ESRGAN, is an upscaling method that takes an low-res image and adds realistic details to it. By doing it over several passes with the goal of fooling its adverserial part, it will usually produce an image with more fidelity and realism than past methods.
DassiD and his team had already upscaled the textures in Morrowind to four times the vanilla resolution using ESRGAN, however they decided to go one step further. With version 2.0 the team has also trained custom models for different types of
materials, which has increased detail considerably in many cases (and issues with alpha-textures and compression artifacts should be minimal).
On the other hand, the Texture Pack for GTA Vice City updates/enhances/improves around 1364 textures. According to the modder, some of these textures have been from the XBOX, PS2 and mobile versions, as these textures were of a higher quality than those found in the original PC version.