The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt High Res Texture mod and Draw distance mod released

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt High Res Texture mod and Draw distance mod released

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt High Res Texture mod and Draw distance mod released

 

A higher resolution Texture mod and a increase draw distance mod has just been released for the Witcher 3, making the best looking game of 2015 even prettier. 

Both of these mods are available on The Witcher 3 Nexus,  a site dedicated to modding the Witcher 3 and the Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project and the Increased LOD Mod are available to download there. 

  

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A detailed picture comparison of the original game and the HD retexture is shown above, showing an increased level of detail. The modder says that this mod does not impact the games performance on his HD 7970 at the resolution he plays at, 1080p, but those with lower amounts of VRAM may run into some issues. 

The LOD, Level of Detail mod is designed to increase the games draw distance and level of detail for a lot of objects in the game, making locations and characters look better when viewed at a distance. Below you can see pictures of the mod when turned on and off at 1440p, please click on the images to see them at their full size. 

This mod drastically reduces pop-in in the game, but it had a more significant performance impact, with users reporting a 10-40% drop in framerate. 

 

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Increased Level of Detail Mod (Left), Original Game (Right)

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 Game modding is nothing new, but in many cases it can make an old game look better than the majority of modern titles and as shown here can make a modern title look simply out of this world. Hopefully modding community will continue to improve the Witcher 3 over time and make this already great game a true PC gaming classic. 

 

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