Hallucinated HD textures and distorted deep dream tilesets

Posted by: [email protected] (Alice O'Connor) on rps February 1, 2019

The hot new way to create high-resolution texture pack to fancy up old games is ‘deep learning’, feeding the original textures into a computer so algorithms can draw more-detailed versions of what they imagine the images look like. It has… varied results. I’m a hoary purist who still plays Quake pixellated without texture filtering so I’m not mad keen on these hallucinated manglings, but I do like the technique as an act of creation rather than replication. Which leads me to coo over Everest Pipkin’s Mushy, a new free tileset for isometric games generated by machine learning with the intention of creating a glitched-out look that’s just not right.


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Bethesda's legal department drops the hammer on Doom Remake 4 mod

DOOM - June 12, 2019

Doom Remake 4 is (or was) a massive mod compilation, first released in August 2018, that brings Classic Doom into the modern era. We took a look at the updated Experimental Edition in May and it was very impressive, with 3D models, high-resolution textures, physical based rendering, and bodies you can blast into sticky chunks because they're not just sprites anymore. The core game itself remained completely unchanged, however: The maps and weapons are both exactly as they were in the original game. 

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John Romero's new Doom episode, Sigil, is out now for free June 1, 2019

Sigil, John Romero's fifth episode for Doom, is out now for free May 31, 2019

John Romero's Doom Megawad, Sigil, has a firm release date May 28, 2019

Doom Remake 4 is a bumper mod pack that dramatically upgrades the 1993 classic May 6, 2019

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Great moments in PC gaming: Playing deathmatch for the first time April 21, 2019

This mod makes Doom a literal corridor shooter April 8, 2019

Modder Superior: The many free descendants of Doom April 1, 2019

Doom: Annihilation's debut trailer is so bad, Bethesda has officially disavowed it March 11, 2019

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Now includes all three premium DLC packs (Unto the Evil, Hell Followed, and Bloodfall), maps, modes, and weapons, as well as all feature updates including Arcade Mode, Photo Mode, and the latest Update 6.66, which brings further multiplayer improvements as well as revamps multiplayer progression.

Developer: id Software

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks