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Essays 06 May 2020, 18:35

author: Radek Wacha

Wake Up Grandpa! The Best Mods for Classic Games

Older games are a lot of fun, but returning to them can be as rewarding as it can be disappointing. Fortunately, fans of these games, who have the know-how often bring them up to modern standards. Here's a list of the best mods to all-time classics.

Gothic II DirectX 11 (D3D11)

DirectX 11 (D3D11)
  1. Game: Gothic II
  2. Creator: Degenerated
  3. Size: 10 MB
  4. Current version: X17. 1

Gothic's popularity, despite nearly two decades since the original launched, seems unwavering, at least not among modders. We got such classic mods as Time of Payment , The Returning, History of Khorinis or The Chronicles of Myrtana. Amateur projects often boast immersive stories, new lands or full-fledged voice-over. The second part of the classic series has many mods available, but the one bringing the game up to DirectX 11 (called D3D11) is particularly noteworthy.

This mod thoroughly reworks the graphical engine of Gothic 2 and makes it a lot less crude. That's achieved with a system of dynamic lightning and shadows, but also increased render distance and improved reflections. We get a much nicer world all over, and this is a great opportunity to revisit (or try for the first time) the world of Khorinis.

Installation

  1. The mod on themodders.org
  2. Original thread of the creator on World of Gothic

The modification has an automatic installer.

 

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