Why can't it be smaller? Are the new textures seriously 7GB by themselves before being added into the game and there's no better compression that can be applied?
Or is this 7GB after adding the textures into the game files and you're just sharing the result?
If its the former, wow, those must be some amazing textures and you must be re-texturing everything in the game, otherwise I'm sure you can shrink a lot of the new textures with little to no loss of visual quality.
If its the latter, then what is the size of all the new textures before adding them into the game files?
I really can't imagine new textures needing to be so incredibly large but time will tell, I look forward to seeing these
Well, this is story of my mod. New textures alone are not 7 GB big, they are around 1 GB. I put them into game files. With the help of SparkIV I extracted around 2700 textures from the game (1 GB), all roads, grass, concrete and some of the walls. In photoshop I edited textures and returned them into the game. Some of the textures are repeading in many parts of the game. For example, one texture of the road apears up to 50 times, so you end up changing much more then 2700 textures and much more MB, and trust me, this is enormous job! I think that the original files are around 5 GB, and with added mod around 8 GB. I didn't change ALL textures in game just the ones I mentioned above. I don't know how to add in game only textures I edited without the ones that remain the same, and especially I don't know how to decrease size of the textures without the loss of quality.I gave my download links to crew of this site, and they will probably upload it to their server. Mod is also available on Warez - rapidshare.
Sorry guys for kept you waiting for my mod, but I was told a week ago that it would be up on this server in couple of days, and I'm still waiting for that to happens!
In meantime PM me if you need download links!
Thanx for understanding!
I think i was one of the first ppl to get it a week ago. Really hard since i dnt have a dynamic ip so i had to ask a friend that had and upload them to a IRC server host thing which you download really fast (2MB in my case).
But really, thanks the mod looks sweet 10/10!