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Heretic looks stunning with neural network texture improvements

The use of AI neural networks to up-res classic PC games has gained traction of late. We've seen it done for Doom, we've seen it done for Morrowind, and a whole host of emulated PlayStation games have been given the treatment. 

But now, thanks to modder grandgreed, there's a neural network-created texture pack for the underrated FPS classic Heretic, taking in all surface textures, as well as enemy and pick-up sprites. Grandgreed was also responsible for the recent Hexen Neural Texture Pack.

There's a wealth of screenshots over on the Nexusmods page, and if you don't own the original game it's permanently very cheap on Steam. For now, here are a few images cherrypicked from the mod page (and thanks to DSO Gaming for the tip). 

Shaun is PC Gamer’s Australian editor and news writer. He mostly plays platformers and RPGs, and keeps a close eye on anything of particular interest to antipodean audiences. He (rather obsessively) tracks the movements of the Doom modding community, too.