Modder uses neural network to enhance Morrowind textures

Posted on Wednesday, December 19 2018 @ 15:10 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Modder DassiD created a new Enhanced Textures pack for the 16-years old The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind video game. The interesting thing about this mod is that it wasn't created by hand, instead DassiD used ESRGAN (Enhanced Super Resolution Generative Adversarial Networks) to enhance the game's textures.

This AI-driven technique is largely automated, it upscaled Morrowind's textures to four times the original resolution and added more detail.
Modder DassiD goes on to say that the software creates a more faithful, realistic image than what came before, and that they’ve used it to upscale Morrowind’s textures to four times the resolution that the game originally shipped with. What’s more, the process is relatively automated, driven by an algorithm that applies it to all of the game’s textures without requiring the modders to sift through the entire game.
Here's an example of the new textures:

Morrowind ESRGAN

Via: PCGamesN

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