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Hellgate HD Textures (updated version) / Visual Effects restore
By Sompero
Steam version of Hellgate London uses low quality textures, disabled visual effects and low quality cinematics and these are higher quality textures, re-enabled visual effects and HD version of cinematics.

Before using any of the modification make a backup from your character saves and game files. Modifications should not effect game other than visually, but you never know.

Btw. If you go to C:\Users\Sompero\Documents\My Games\Hellgate\Settings and open it in notepad search <fGammaPower>1.00</fGammaPower> and change it to 1.00. Original game used 1.00 by default, but in this game it was changed some reason 1.15. Higher gamma value makes the game washed out.

HD texture (updated version):

I have updated HD textures compared to my old release.

Download file, extract and copy to C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\HELLGATE_London\data folder,
but first make copy of our own files just in case.


Visual effects restore (experimental):

Download file, extract and copy to C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\HELLGATE_London\data folder,
but first make copy of our own files just in case.

This time is not a replacement instead its a small "patch". If you want remove Visual Effects restore just delete sp_hellgate_1000_5.0.0.dat and sp_hellgate_1000_5.0.0.idx.

Dont ask me how many different visual stuff it will restore because i dont have a clue (at least summoner minions have more effects). Modification can also break few visual effects. Its impossible to tell what is broken already without modification and with modification. To be honest i am not happy with visual effect modification, but the game is different enough from original version so more i do modifications that invols .xlm or excel (folder) stuff there is higher chance that i break something and those files has "snowball effect" to everything else.


Added comparison video for Visual effects restore and screenshots for HD textures:

Visual effects restore:

(video is just a example of one the effects)

HD textures:

Character screen: (ground texture little less blurry)



Tutorial area: (because random lvl desing its hard to get same level to load)




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Knightwalker Mar 15 @ 10:52pm 
Thanks for posting these! Much better than the game's default "HD", still works in March 2021 :)
Rivnat Jan 10 @ 7:01am 
Just want to thank you for posting these textures! I installed them and my game looks way much better!
grimwold Dec 2, 2020 @ 12:52am 
Is this the one that fixes the armours?
Determined Dugal May 12, 2020 @ 2:10pm 
Thanks a lot for your hard work, it makes a world of difference
Atech66 Jun 1, 2019 @ 7:34pm 
I loved this game back when it released but seeing the graphics on here killed me.. they were deplorable.
You stopped me from refunding it with this HD Fix.
Thank You I can once again enjoy my trip down memory lane. :cozybethesda:
DasW Jan 4, 2019 @ 1:53am 
Thx a lot. looks much better now.
TheLostOne(JamilNielsen) Dec 30, 2018 @ 8:19am 
not sure how you make those mod patches but i figured out how to get the entire hellgate000 to work while unpacked, without creating bugs :D
basically extracted and patched everything, made a copy of hellgate000.idx and let steam verify integrity, then replaced the fixed hellgate000.idx and now i can mess around with things and it works just fine :D
Sompero  [author] Dec 30, 2018 @ 5:54am 
TheLostOne(JamilNielsen) reanimator has always had issues with certain cooked files and missing strings. Its up to reanimator creator to fix those issues if they can. Best way edit cooked file is open file (if you can) inside reanimator edit and export edited cooked file. After exporting you can make a mod (patch using same install method how revival mod is installed, but using your own files) that takes priority when game loads files. Thats how i did with missing visuals and AI stuff, but i was using default mp patch files (cooked), but too many things are changed in steam version so making visual or AI patch using can break stuff more than it fixes if you dont manually check every file, but with certain files you cant.
TheLostOne(JamilNielsen) Dec 29, 2018 @ 5:52pm 
Hello Sompero, i am trying to do a bit of modding and hit a snag, while i figured out how to mod, i'm stuck with either not modding or having string's missing.
if you could let me know how you pack idx files and what software, i'm using old buggy Reanimator, tried finding a Database program instead since i already got modifications done to cooked files however with no success.
WolfishMeat7 Dec 24, 2018 @ 11:06pm 
thk you for your work!