Time to call two “mod authors” out on their shit.
The first texture above is from the official Bethesda Hi-Res DLC, below you can see the textures from “EotW Dawnguard DLC Textures Remastered”.
And, oh my, big surprise there!
They are the exact same fucking textures. Except that Eotw and misslexi made them brighter, added some contrast and then upload it to nexus, calling it a fucking retexture overhaul.
I don’t think I need to say anything else.
Oh my dear friend! You can’t say things like this! You will be harshly talked about, blacklisted, ridiculed and rumors will be spread. On the net you can’t tell the truth! When you do, YOU will be the bad guy! They won’t be bad for what they did. YOU will be evil and wicked for calling them on it. That’s how these silly sites and the lemmings work! Just sayin’…got your back, Jack. Bitches be crazy.
Wouldn’t that be just classed as theft and therefore reportable? Of coarse you might incur the wrath of the ‘nexus mafia’.
Just reblogging to point out a couple of little things.
Taking Bethesda’s textures and altering them a bit and uploading them is not a new thing. People have been doing that for a long time with color adjustments, contrast alterations, etc. Is it theft? Not if Bethesda allows it to be done. At this point, as far as I know, Bethesda is fine with it. If they weren’t allowing it, they’d have put a stop to it years ago. To my knowledge, the only restriction that Bethesda has placed on their stuff is to disallow porting things from one game to another.
I don’t remember anything written in the description of the mod claiming this to be a giant package of brand-new textures. In fact, the description states the opposite. It says, “This mod offers a massive high quality and lore friendly texture overhaul for almost all new items introduced by the Dawnguard DLC…” Keyword is “overhaul.” Meaning taking the stuff and making adjustments. The mod does exactly that. If the adjustments were not to your liking, well that’s a perfectly valid opinion. But if you were hoping for completely new, made-from-scratch textures, and were disappointed when that’s not what you found, well the mod never claimed to do that. Both the term “overhaul” in the description and the term “remaster” in the title should suggest that the mod should contain the original textures with adjustments made to them.
Just reblogging to point out that shadowofdrox here is mentioned in the mod page’s “Credits” section on the Description page, tested the mod’s
retextures SD recontrasts for EotW/Missi, has a picture that can be seen on the Description page, and is listed as a friend of the mod authors.
You could be a little less obvious about your White Knighting dude, as you are missing the point of all of this entirely. No one cares about the fact that EotW/Missi recolored/constrasted Standard Definition and highly-compressed Bethesda “HD” textures, and then uploaded it to Nexus Mods. That isn’t the problem, that’s actually done a fair amount of time (not a lot mind you, but it is known to happen). The problem that people have, is that EotW and Missi are claiming it’s their own super-original work (it isn’t, it’s mostly Bethesda’s work), that are obvious HD Retextures (they aren’t), that had tons of time and effort put into it (it didn’t), and that they are vastly different from Bethesda’s originals (which they aren’t.). The dudes you are defending, are lying. Badly, at that.
They whore out their images to screenarchers, all across the Nexus imageshare (and believe it or not, this is simply an extension of that community). As to gain more notoriety, and larger demographic appeals via those purdy pictures in others’ already purdy games. I’ve been playing with Bethesda HD-DLC textures for various Dawnguard DLC-related items for a very long time. When EotW first began his work on these “Dawnguard HD Retextures”, I was one of the first that were pointing out how little difference they had to the Bethesda originals. In fact, sometimes the Bethesda originals LOOKED BETTER. Coupled with EotW’s/Missi’s blatant attention whoring (just read the Description page for Throne’s sake), and unwarranted self-importance. This is bullshit, plain and simple. Texture artists like Alana12, who are virtually unknown, and receive very little attention within the modding community have put tons of time, legitimate effort into, what are, high quality, real HD retextures that even have parallax support. Alana12, FrankFamily, and many others don’t receive even 1/10th the attention they deserve because of the blatant attention-whoring that EotW/Missi are completely guilty of. That is the problem people have with this shadowofdrox. Take your White Knighting somewhere else.
Addendum: For added lulz, did you guise know EotW was banned for sockpuppetry/multi-account abuse in order to endorse his own work? EotW was only “let back-in” because he claimed (get this), that his “apparently-real, totally not made-up” girlfriend had created those 10+ accounts to endorse his work. It totally wasn’t EotW guise, and he had no idea it ever happened! This would actually become the precedent as to why Willow would become unbanned for a similar issue (she created numerous sock-puppet accounts to endorse her own images). But don’t point this out to EotW and Missi, they will stop following you, remove you from their friends’ list, stop endorsing your mods/images, and probably attempt to defame you in some way.
Source: EotW is Unbanned. (Click dat link.)
Just pointing out that you guys are terribly full of shit. You find one texture that is just brightened (see, I don’t deny it) and bark that the whole pack is a lie while it’s not and you know it.
You cry because it’s not a “hi res 8k parallax omg fap on my graphic card” overhaul but it’s just your wish there. They improved Beth pack without costing more resources and that’s interesting to a lot of people who don’t give a fuck about resolution or don’t want 30Mb textures for bread. And yes they improved the textures, look at this video and if you still don’t see it then I suggest you buy some glasses or some honesty because you need some : https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RVC_bB3xMFI
@kye : why don’t you use your own advice about not taking the internet too seriously ? Because you obviously have an issue with nexus and the lack of recognition your pictures usually get there (or on flickr). Should I quote you ? Yeah let’s do that :
You may think that’s rich coming from me who’s been vocal about face shots invasion on nexus except that I disable endorsements and so I am out of the race unlike, well, you I guess.
Oh and please don’t lecture insanity on not being neutral just before praising a modder whose mods you are currently beta testing and promoting everywhere. Talk about conflict of interests ! Your head is so far up your ass you wouldn’t see a mammoth sitting on your knees.
@victoria : theft ? Really ? Well then just sue 95% of nexus and put them in jail because that’s probably the amount of content that is basically mashups/retext of Bethesda’s or CdProjekt’s (witcher) content. But oh wait, Beth and CdProjekt authorized it.