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HQ Real 40s – 50’s Billboards

 

What else says golden age America like big billboards in bustling cities? Real brands, real advertisements, all utilizing high quality textures.

 

 

This mod does what it says on the tin. High quality real billboards for the 40s and 50s in Mafia. All of the adverts are either originals, or derived from. Quite a few billboards had to be modified and ‘kitbashed’ in order to fit Mafia II’s unique billboard length, but fear not, I ensured it all felt period correct, and was still derived from real advertisements. This mod will cover all billboards, as well as free standing ones. It also replaces the bus adverts too (yay, no more Swift Cola). Some few people may recall I did a similar mod for Mafia long ago. That mod is no longer available, as this is a superior recreation. The mod I made then was very sloppy and didn’t look up to par with the work I can create today.

 

 

Experience visual bugs? Crashes? Freezes? Try the 4GB Patcher tool to allow your game to utilize more VRam!

https://ntcore.com/?page_id=371

 

Obviously, all of the adverts are pulled from their respective companies, with the exception of the Budweiser one which has been restored. Check it out here.

Check out all the billboards below (Minus freestanding ones)

 

 

 

 

Spiff’s Empire Bay HQ (1.2)

Re-experience Mafia II with a fresh coat of HD paint.

(Yes, this is the newest version of the Empire Bay HQ ReDone mod. Unfortunately the old page was being buggy and refused to properly update.)

 

Mafia II. In many’s opinions, it’s the pinnacle of story telling, and holds a sacred place in the hearts of many. No matter how timeless the story is, the graphics on the other hand, are not. This mod aims to fix that. This mod retextures many of the games textures to not only have an improved stylistic look, but to also be of higher resolution and quality than that of the original. This mod started off in late 2016, in an attempt to make ‘Empire Bay HQ’ and ‘Beta Textures’ compatible. Since then it’s sprouted in to it’s own unique mod, with it’s own unique textures. Now get out there, explore a new Empire Bay, and enjoy the world in a new, HD, light. 

Full List of Features as of ( 10/10/2018):

– Fixed Road/Grass Trim
– Fixed Rock/Grass Trim
– Fixed Sand/Grass Trim
– Fixed low resolution mountain grass
– Retextured ‘Brooklyn Bridge’ (4K by 2K Textures for best quality! No performance hit!)
– Retextured Asphalt Edges
– Retextured City/MetalPlate Sidewalks
– Retextured Colored Sidewalks
– Retextured Dirt
– Retextured Dock Wood
– Retextured Gas Station
– Retextured Grass and Grass Fade
– Retextured Highway Retaining Wall
– Retextured Mountains
– Retextured Retaining Walls
– Retextured Retaining Walls
– Retextured Roads
– Retextured Rocks
– Retextured Sidewalks (All)

– Highly Recommend the HDR ReShade (Click me!) –
 
[This mod is compatible with the GOG version of the game]

Like this mod? Why not try my ‘Real 40s-50s’ Billboards, which can be seen in the screenshots of this mod! It replaces all the adverts in the game with real-life counterparts in the time period. Click me to go to the mod page!

Experience visual bugs? Crashes? Freezes? Try the 4GB Patcher tool to allow your game to utilize more VRam!

https://ntcore.com/?page_id=371

 

 

Select the Launcher and Mafia2 exe’s in the 4GB patch tool before following the steps below! After you patch the exe’s once, it should not be needed again unless you reinstall or validate files! (The 4GB Patcher is safe, and is often used for games like Fallout New Vegas as well)

Drag the contents of the mod into your Mafia II folder. Replace files. If you’re a Steam user, your data folder should be located here:
C:Program FilesSteamSteamAppscommonMafia II

 

Many textures in this pack were used and edited from:

 

Disclaimer and preface to the mod. This mod started out over a year and a half ago, as an effort to merge and improve upon the mods ‘Empire Bay HQ’ and ‘Beta Textures’. I have contacted the authors of both mods numerous times, without a response, and their online activity seems to be nonexistent. I waited quite some time before posting this to the Nexus, as I don’t have the intention of stealing peoples work, I simply wanted to make both mods compatible and improve upon them. Fast forward to now, and many textures originally used in the merged mods have been replaced by textures I have either found (CC0, but credit has been given) or created. I’d say currently the work in this mod would be 70% me, 30% the two previously mentioned mods. I intend to eventually replace all textures with those of my own, as now I believe both texture packs haven’t aged well, and simply don’t hold up in 2018. At the footer of the page is a full list of things I’ve created, and the other packs have created.

As of 10/6/2018, all of the content found in this pack was created and edited by myself. Preface is here solely for context.

 

Simply No Screenblood

Simple mod that I made for my own personal preference, and decided to share in case other’s find it useful. The title says it all, this mod simply removes the screen-blood effect when you get shot, only leaving the small red damage indicator. I found the screen-blood obnoxious and cumbersome, as well as unnecessary as it acted as a secondary damage indicator (even though there’s already smaller, less intrusive one).

MAFIA II GRAPHICS MODIFICATION

  • Mod contains a graphical modification/improvement. it might affect your game performance (FPS loss) to some GPU cards. especially the older one.
  • If you have a good GPU but still having massive lag, try turning down the APEX PHYSX (i recommend to low), the game will run back to normal with no fps loss. tested by me.
  • I got 50-60 FPS on High setting with Mod on:
    • Intel Pentium G4560
    • MSI NVIDIA GTX 1050 2GB
    • 8GB Ram DDR4

Water Shader

Description:

  • Water Shader for Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven.
  • It is a good option to always backup original files before replacing them with mods.

Installation:

  • Scroll down to the “Installation” section to learn how to install this mod.

[PC] [ReShade Preset] – CLARITY – for Mafia III by BaSe

Effects:

  • Clarity
  • Curves
  • Deband (subtle)
  • FXAA
  • HighPassSharp
  • Levels
  • LumaSharpen
  • Tonemap
  • Vibrance

What does it do?

Removes the yellowish, brown tint and the absurd amount of blur.

What do I get?

A “clean”, much sharper and smoother looking game.

No need for fancy cinema effects or oversaturated colors…it’s New Bordeaux not Hollywood.

Performance hit?

~ 10 FPS worst case @ 1920×1080

 

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