Deus Ex HD texture mod 'New Vision' released

The full version of Deus Ex HD retexture mod New Vision has finally launched, replacing 75% of the game's environment textures.

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If you fancy replaying Deus Ex in preparation for prequel Deus Ex: Human Revolution's launch later this month but are put off by its decade-old texturing, help is at hand. After four years of development, the first full release of HD texture mod New Vision has launched. New Vision replaces 75% of the environment textures in Deus Ex with shiny "high definition" versions. Why only 75%? Developer 'DaveW' explains, "The other 25% isn't being redone, I don't have the time. The 75% are the vast majority of textures, the rest are generally minor detail elements." Only world textures are replaced, mind, not weapons, characters, items, and all that jazz. The much-anticipated High Definition Texture Project is intended going to replace those other elements, but it's had a rocky development history. A beta version was released in 2006 with a few new models but little has happened since, though there are supposedly heaps more made and simply waiting on animations. Another mod team is tarting up Deus Ex with Deus Ex: Revision, which revamps the levels to be not only prettier but also more challenging. It's still in development, but a demo version with a new Hell's Kitchen has been released. To get the most out of Deus Ex on a modern system, whether using New Vision, HDTP, or just plain old regular, you'll want to follow this handy guide with tips on replacement renderers, custom resolutions, and more. Download the New Vision 1.0 retexture pack here.

Hell's Kitchen in New Vision: now with even sharper squalor!

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    August 8, 2011 8:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Deus Ex HD texture mod 'New Vision' released.

    The full version of Deus Ex HD retexture mod New Vision has finally launched, replacing 75% of the game's environment textures.

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      August 8, 2011 8:11 AM

      So soon? I kid. I'll have to check this out.

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      August 8, 2011 8:11 AM

      Sweet news. Maybe one last traipse around Liberty Island?

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      August 8, 2011 8:14 AM

      Downloading now. My more recent playthrough was still sitting in France, But I guess going back to the start couldn't hurt!

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        August 8, 2011 8:17 AM

        please post impressions asap

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          August 8, 2011 1:43 PM

          I haven't played in a while, really, I'll need to take a look at some screenshots/video later of the original to tell how much of an improvement it was. However (most) textures look good, but the intro movie had some flickering spots on the ground texture, and When I alt+tabbed the game froze(never happened before). Otherwise it's good.

          The freeze was probably the fault of the DX10 renderer though.

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      August 8, 2011 8:15 AM

      Are the textures similar to the old ones or different?

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        August 8, 2011 12:39 PM

        From the screenshots it appears that they have bump mapping going on so I'd say a bit of both.

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      August 8, 2011 8:20 AM

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      August 8, 2011 8:58 AM

      I didn't ask for this.

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      August 8, 2011 9:07 AM

      I honestly think Deus Ex is one of the greatest tragedies of this generation.
      I mean we have 700 remakes of Zelda, Final Fantasy, HD versions of some rather sub par games.
      Yet one of the greatest games of all times sits in a trash can never to be touched.

      Someones fucking up because we should have had an HD version of this a long long long fucking time ago.


      I guess not every developer is into printing money hats like some.

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        August 8, 2011 9:48 AM

        The only thing that Eidos could do now to make Deus Ex fans any happier with Human Revolution would be to announce that it comes with a graphically overhauled version of Deus Ex. Heads would explode.

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          August 8, 2011 12:46 PM

          They would indeed. This universe is not prepared for such awesomeness.

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        August 8, 2011 12:49 PM

        They're "rebooting" the franchise. You should at least be happy about that.

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      August 8, 2011 9:30 AM

      Eidos needs to remake the original in their Deus Ex; HR engine

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      August 8, 2011 9:30 AM

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      August 8, 2011 9:54 AM

      You're gonna burn alright.

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      August 8, 2011 12:20 PM

      has anyone given this a go? curious to hear if it's a replacement or enhancement of current textures.

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        August 8, 2011 12:24 PM

        I played a beta of it a while ago. It's more an enhancement of the old textures. I'm sure they redid them, but they're not different from the old textures if that's what you mean.

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      August 8, 2011 12:46 PM

      Revision has much more than just Hell's Kitchen. It's fairly complete until you hit Paris.

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      August 8, 2011 1:07 PM

      I could never get the beta to work properly on my system (Steam version, XP32). I wonder if this will work for me?

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