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The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project by Halk_Hogan_PL
Version 5.1 (18 July 2018)
http://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/mods/1021?
This project aims to improve the graphics by reworking models and textures to better quality preserving the original style.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mocWjeeOxfs

1. Features
2. Changes
3. Peformance
4. Installation
5. Uninstallation
6. News
7. Sugestions
8. Donations


1. Mod Features:
- very high quality detailed textures with great sharpness and performance, without any unnecessary VRAM losses (no unnecessary big textures for small stuff)
- very high quality accurate normal maps, almost all is baked from high poly meshes, these normals combined with detail normalmaps, giving amazing look with almost any performance hit!
- high quality meshes with a lot of details, most of them are created from scratch, good optimization is preserved
- better objects LODs ( Level of Detail), rendering distance of some objects are slightly increased
- specially customized materials for all reworked stuff
- keeping everything in vanilla game style


2. Currently are Reworked:
- all 3D Rocks and most Small Stones, Power Stones
- almost all Rivers and Streams on every area with Realtime Reflections
- A lot of Stone Walls
- Stone Stairs, Stone Borders
- Red Bricks
- A lot of Wood and Wood Objects
- Waterfalls and some other Water Effects
- Vegatation (Spruces, Pines, Ivy and more)
- Roofs (Thatched, Ceramic)
- Palisades, Palisade Gates, Wood Logs, Trunks
- A lot of Misc Stuff (Sacks, Braziers, Windows, Bear Furs, Harbour Ropes, Anchors, Metal Cages, Torches, Fishing Nets, Books, Bottles, Scrools and more)
- Some Ground Textures
- Puddles, Water in Sewers, Ponds, Brooks
- Various Textures (Moss, Seaweeds, Dirt, Grain, Hay and more)
- Animals (Sheep)
- Toussaint stuff (Cobblestone, Stone Walls, Stone Stairs, Rocks, Wood Logs, Sacks, Ceramic Roofs and more)
- And more!
+ optional E3 Novigrad Walls (no longer available since version 4.8)


3. How much this modification hit performance?
It mainly depends on your video card, but generally modification doesn't hit performance too much. Modification requires minimum a 2GB VRAM for smooth gameplay. For best results 3GB is recommended.
Possible decrease in fps are 0-5 which depend on pc spec, game settings and ingame location.
On GTX 970/AMD R9 290X and higher there should be no fps drop.
Also in some cases, modification can give smoother gameplay.


4. Installation:
Just install mod according to the installer's steps, be sure to enter the correct path to your Witcher 3 Main Folder.
Explanation of installator components:
* Main HDRP files: Required core files of HD Reworked Project
* Halk's Ultra HD Config: Highly recommended to achieve best quality and game look. Thanks to this configuration general quality of textures will be better (better sharpness, no flickering/shimmering, better smoothness) and game will can render 4K textures (instead of 2K). Also in some cases game can work smoother and faster by increased textures budget.
* Priority settings for HDRP: Choose it, if you have several textures mods. This mod requires the highest priority among textures/meshes mods, this will avoid of any errors and glitches. So if you are using other texture/meshes mods, you must choose this option.


5. Uninstallation:
Just use uninstaller which is located in your Witcher 3 Main Folder or in Control Panel (Program Uninstall).
If you installed HDRP manually, to uninstall go to your Witcher 3 Main Folder/mods and delete folder "modHDReworkedProject" and optionally (if you installed Halk's Ultra HD Config) restore original game config from your Witcher 3 Main Folder/Config backup.


6. News:
For newest info about mod - check comments section (https://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/mods/1021?tab=posts) or visit CDProject forum thread: http://forums.cdprojektred.com/forum/en/the-witcher-series/the-witcher-3-wild-hunt/mod-discussions/62456-the-witcher-3-hd-reworked-project-by-halk-hogan-pl


7. Sugestions
Feel free to comment, express you opinions and suggestions, sharing screenshts and videos on nexusmods page! (http://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/mods/1021/?)


8. Donations
You can donate project on paypal.me/HalkHoganPL or from donate link in mod page on nexusmods.com.
For every amount I am very grateful, it helps in buying new textures or better hardware to work.
Together we can make Witcher 3 beautiful as never before!


Thanks for downloading my mods and appreciate my work! :)
Best Regards, Halk_Hogan_PL

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