I am very pleased to announce that the High Resolution Graphics Mod V2.0 for Twilight of the Arnor (download) has finally arrived! Yes, the long wait is finally over! HRGM2 is the sequel to one of the most popular mods for Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar ever made! HRGM2 is designed to outshine and outperform HRGM 1.2 in every way. The basic premise of HRGM2 is the same as that of it's predicessor, to enrich and enhance the graphical experience of Galactic Civilizations with richly detailed high resolution graphics and textures, styled in the same visual theme as the game itself. HRGM2 does this like never before!
With over 230 graphics and texture files, almost double the amount in the previous version, and several new and exciting features, HRGM2 is set to be a worthy successor to HRGM, and to become one of the most popular mods for Twilight of the Arnor! Almost 6 months in the making, HRGM2 is one of the most stunning graphical enhancements made for Twilight of the Arnor. You won't see unpolished edges, loud obnoxious graphics, or textures that seem like they were made for something else. HRGM2 was designed specifically to fit the visual theme of the game, by someone who actually worked on the game! Yours Truly.
Having designed most of the planetary textures for Twilight of the Arnor, i was in a unique position to create a graphical mod that would bring you high resolution versions of the textures made for the game, as well as all-new content not available in Twilight of the Arnor! When i tell you this mod is loaded with eye candy, it's no exaggeration.
The High Resolution Graphics Mod V2.0 for Twilight of the Arnor does the following:
> Enhances the textures for all the races' homeworlds.
> Adds new high resolution textures for secondary habitable planets in home star systems.
> Adds new and completely unique high resolution textures to all of the planets in home star systems.
> Replaces all Class 0 planet textures with high resolution versions, and adds over 100% more Class 0 planet textures!
> Replaces planetary ring and moon textures with new and original high resolution versions.
> Replaces planetary cloud textures with new and original high resolution versions.
> Replaces all nebula backgrounds with brand new, original high-res versions.
> Enhances the animated and static star graphics.
> Adds colored star light from different colored stars.
> Replaces various menu backgrounds in the game with easier-to-read versions.
> Changes the default UI and race color settings for each race to make them more distinguishable on the mini-map.
> Replaces the default Twilight planet textures with their high resolution versions.
> Adds many new and original planet textures only available in this mod.
> Nearly DOUBLE the amount of textures from HRGM v1.2!
> Textures optimized to take up the least amount of memory possible!
Now, enough with the introduction, what are you waiting for? Go and download!
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Q: How do I install the mod?
A: Follow the download links to the Download section of I-Mod Productions, where the mod is hosted. Download the file. Unzip the contents to your desktop or a temporary directory. Double-click the unzipped HRGMod2.0_Setup.exe file and follow the on-screen instructions.
Q: Is HRGM2 metaverse compatible?
A: YES! There is an option in the installer to choose a metaverse-compatible version of the mod. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of the mod, if you choose the metaverse compatible version, YOU WILL NOT be receiving the FULL mod, but only the parts of the mod that will work with metaverse! To install the full mod and enjoy the best experience possible, you should choose to install the full version.
Q: Can i install both the full version of the mod AND the metaverse-compatible version?
Q: In the mod description, it says that you included new race color schemes, as in the UI color, ship colors, easier-to-read mini map colors, etc.. But i don't see any of that. What's wrong?
A: You will need to delete your race config files in ...\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor in order to see these changes.
Q: The mod doesn't seem to be working right! What's wrong?
A: Try going to ...\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor and deleting or renaming your prefs.ini file and see if that doesn't solve your problem.
Q: I don't have a high resolution monitor, so this mod is worthless to me right?
A: ABSOLUTELY NOT! The resolution of your monitor has nothing to do with the high resolution textures in this mod. You can use this mod with almost any monitor resolution.
Q: Won't this mod take up a lot of memory and slow down the game?
A: It will take up more memory than a default game yes, and it may even slow down the game on older computers. However it is a trade-off for better graphics. I have had no problems with games up to gigantic in size. However it is possible you may run into problems with immense galaxies in the late game.
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