Resetera’s member ‘Bearborg‘ has released a HD ESRGAN AI-enhanced texture pack for Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. Similarly to the HD texture pack for the first Metroid Prime game, this is for the Gamecube version and can only be enjoyed on the PC via the Dolphin emulator.
In other words, PC gamers can now enjoy remastered versions of both Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes thanks to emulators. And this, right here, is one of the main reasons why emulators are so important.
Bearborg used the Manga109 model in order to improve the textures, and released some comparison screenshots that you can find below.
Those interested can download the HD Texture Pack from here, and below you can find a guide for installing it.
1.) Verify that the main texture pack folder is named to the proper Game ID or the first 3 letters.
2.) Place the texture pack into the global Dolphin directory:
3.) Open Dolphin emulator.
4.) Enter Graphics > Advanced tab > Check Load Custom Textures.
Kudos to our reader “hyperspeed_Ryu” for bringing this to our attention. Vanilla screenshots are on the left whereas the modded screenshots are on the right!