See Knights of the Old Republic with a 3GB character overhaul

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Thanks to ESRGAN (that's Enhanced Super Resolution Generative Adversarial Networks), a variety of old games are getting a spit and polish. We've seen Morrowind, Final Fantasy 7, and any game with a pre-rendered PS1 background get the neural network makeover, with some impressive effects. Earlier this year, modder Red11BY did the same thing for the characters in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, BioWare's 16-year-old RPG.

The mod includes new HD textures for every single NPC in KotOR, both human and alien, as well as HD textures for all the game's armor sets worn by the player-character, upscaled to a resolution of 2048x2048 thanks to ESRGAN.

It's a 3GB download, but it seems like a worthwhile addition if you're in the mood to replay one of BioWare's best games. You can download it from Nexusmods.

Thanks, DSOgaming.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.