Mod Creates 'HD' Final Fantasy VII Using AI Neural Networks

We’ve seen the original Doom made “HD” using AI neural networks, now it’s the turn of Final Fantasy VII, with a mod for the PC version of the game creating backgrounds that have 4x the resolution.

The mod’s creator CaptRobau explains how it works:

The Remako HD Graphics Mod is a mod that completely revamps the pre-rendered backgrounds of the classic JRPG Final Fantasy VII. All of the backgrounds now have 4 times the resolution of the original.

Using state of the art AI neural networks, this upscaling tries to emulate the detail the original renders would have had. This helps the new visuals to come as close to a higher resolution re-rendering of the original as possible with current technology.

That sounds too good to be true, but just as with Doom, the results speak for themselves: the game’s backgrounds really do look amazing, in a “this is how I remember them looking from 1997" kinda way.

Here’s a video showing the mod in action, comparing the original backgrounds with the new HD versions:

And here’s some gameplay:

The mod is still in beta, but should work with any PC version of the game. You can download it and try it out here.


Comments

    in other words, not much of a difference.

    You can see the cracks if you look hard enough, but it's probably the best we're going to get since Square deleted the originals after the game was released

    Yeah i mean some of them look better (most notably the train detail), but I don't really think it's all that fantastic? The pictures/writing on the backgrounds are still hella blurry, and it kinda looks like someone just upped the sharpness in a photo editor for the majority of them, rather than increased the resolution. HD is a bit of a stretch imo.

    Any news on the HD remake?

      I'm glad we got news about this trash rather than the remake.

    Sheesh, hard to please people these days huh lol

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