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  1. Batman Arkham Collection & Lego Batman Trilogy All 6 games are available for free on the Epic Game Store. Human Fall Flat for $3 (don't know the site but I did buy it just now from them. They appear to only accept Paypal.)
  2. Here's the August MCC update. Nothing special in this one however. Just statistics about the Firefight Flight and that they might do another one for more data. This one was done in Steam to gather data on matchmaking success rates.
  3. Dear god what have you done... You've doomed us all...
  4. Working on it. Edit: https://opencarnage.net/misc/upscale/EmmanuelCD 9-1-2019.7z
  5. It can do them just fine.
  6. Holy fuck they actually did it. It's not exactly what I was expecting but it's going somewhere. Currently pretty limited. https://videoai.topazlabs.com I put a sample video in which is the same as the one in the spoiler of the original post. It'll come back as 900p instead of 1080 since it started at 480p, and it'll only be the first 30 seconds. But we'll see how well it does. Edit: They sent it back as a side by side comparison. The video is low detail to begin with but it did a really nice job.
  7. Additional information about how Flights work and the process to getting to one. Was posted earlier this month. They also shared an image of an Elite armor render. Supposedly from the Unreal Engine 4 customization screen they're working on. https://content.halocdn.com/media/Default/community/blogs/elite_minor-6091532da42c4a69a0c9d40c659240d0.jpg
  8. *All of a sudden Halo becomes a planetary warfare game.
  9. Working on it. Edit: It is done. https://opencarnage.net/misc/upscale/Sunstriker7 8-16-2019.zip
  10. They become too large if I don't compress them. They'll quickly overcome the 4GB limit of Halo and be rendered useless. At this size, I simply don't have a choice but to compress them. Quality difference is minimal regardless. Slightly blurrier if you really try to look for it. Without a side by side comparison, I don't think you'd ever notice.
  11. Welcome one and all to the grand Texture Upscaling Service! For the low low price of one of your organs you can have all your low resolution textures enlarged! *Some limitations apply @ShikuTeshi and @Tucker933 will help you on your way to obtaining that PC Master Race experience for your Halo Custom Edition content! With pure magic commonly known as Gigapixel by Topaz Labs you could see results like this! *Images presented contain 2K resolution textures that you can download here. HOWEVER You are required to prepare the files completely on your end. All we're doing here is upscaling your texture images. We are not here to prepare your entire texture tag for you. 1) If your texture is meant to be used as a multimap or sprite, you MUST decompose them into separate images beforehand. Gigapixel will NOT retain the right RGB channels for them to function as intended. It's also highly recommended to just do this for every single texture you want to maximize image quality. You can then compose them back together for the final product when we return them. 2) Make sure your images are saved as a PNG or JPG image. Gigapixel will accept TIF format as well, but there's an issue related to it that I'm not sure was fixed yet. 3) Upload the images you want done individually to something like Google Drive or Mega. Any file share service will do as long as you can share an entire folder and we can preview all the images before downloading. These are just the services that I can confirm to do these and that I am personally comfortable with. 4) Create a post here with a link to the download folder and what scale you would like. We would like to keep it in moderation for what Halo's game engine is capable of. So it would either be a 2x upscale across the board or simply bring everything up to 2K. The difference is the 2x upscale is in better moderation. So a 1024 size image will turn into a 2048, while lower resolutions like 256 go to 512 instead of 2048. This saves a lot of space where that higher resolution wouldn't make a difference for those textures in most cases. But if you REALLY just want everything in 2K. Sure, we'll do that for you. We will let you know when we have started on your images. Depending on the number you would like done and what type they are, it will take varying amounts of time that cannot be estimated. Once they have been processed, they will be uploaded to the OpenCarange FTP server for anyone to download. https://opencarnage.net/misc/upscale/ If you provided us with a number of images, we will zip those beforehand to save space.
  12. As the title says. I've upscaled the Halo's textures to 2K via Artificial Intelligence from a program known as Gigapixel by Topaz Labs. The only things done right now are the Vehicle and Weapon textures. I might do skies next then terrain. We'll see how lazy I'm feeling. I've tried to do 4K but there's too many limitations with Halo to comfortably do so. Even if I do the skies and terrain afterwards, I may have to downscale to 1K depending on the size it takes up. For now, here's some download links. Uncompressed 8x Upscaled Vehicle PNG's Uncompressed 8x Upscaled Weapon PNG's Uncompressed 2K Resized Weapon and Vehicle PNG's 2K Compressed & Compiled Texture Tags (Vehicles & Weapons) And an Imgur link with some comparison screenshots. Missing some pelicans and wraiths in there but whatever. If this has your attention then you should download it to take a look for yourself.
  13. I woke up to a living nightmare. A little graphic.
  14. MCC Development Update July 2019 Some notables: Planned flights Campaign (Flight One) - Done Firefight Matchmaking (Flight Two) PvP Matchmaking (Flight Three) Ultra Wide Monitor Support