Resident Evil 3 fans, here is something really special for you today. Mathieu Philippe has shared a HD mod for Resident Evil 3, called Resident Evil 3 – Seamless HD Project. This project upscales the game’s FMVs, backgrounds and 3D model textures, resulting in an unofficial remaster that only PC gamers can enjoy.
Going into more details, this fan HD remaster project for Resident Evil 3 upscales backgrounds with vectorized masks, restores integrated texts, upscales 3D model textures, upscales the FMVs, and upscales the menu elements as well as the HR portraits. The modder has also used custom-made tools to prevent the apparition of seams where the masks are displayed on top of the backgrounds (this was done by recreating the Mask textures from fully processed backgrounds through analyzing and exploiting the game’s data).
Do note that RE3SHDP is an HD texture pack for the Gamecube version of Resident Evil 3 running on Dolphin. The pack that the team is currently offering for download comes along a custom version of Dolphin and all you have to do is to extract the Zip file, open Dolphin.exe, select the folder containing your game ISO, configure the controller if needed and play.
Now as you may have guessed, the pack does not contain any game ISO as that would make it illegal. As such, you’ll have to create and use an ISO based on the game’s Gamecube version. While the pack supports both PAL and NTSC, it was made with the NTSC version in mind. If you are using the PAL version, you’ll have to rename the folder “*dolphin_path*\User\Load\Textures\
Last but not least, you can turn the pack on and off while playing with the DELETE key. Do note, however, that if you have the “Prefetch Custom Textures” option activated, the textures will have to be reloaded entirely again.
As said, and given the fact that Capcom is rumoured to be working on a remake of Resident Evil 3, this unofficial Resident Evil 3 Remaster is something that all Resident Evil 3 fans should download and play.