Citra adds custom texture support

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    After being stuck in PR limbo for a while, the ever-popular 3DS emulator Citra has finally added texture dumping & replacement to its official Canary builds!

    The features are still experimental, so it may take a while before they reach Nightlies, but if you're curious, you can play around with them and make your own texture packs right now! Once you've got the latest build, you can find all you need in the Graphics section of the emulator's Configuration window. Three options are available, and they're pretty self-explanatory: "Use Custom Textures", "Dump Textures" and "Preload Custom Textures". The system in place is very similar to Dolphin's own: dumped textures will be placed in <User Directory>\dump\textures\<title id> as PNG files, while custom ones will be loaded from <User Directory>\load\textures\<title id> (you can also right-click on a game entry and choose "Open Texture Dump Location" / "Open Custom Texture Location" for easier access). After editing the dumped files (or grabbing a premade pack from the internet), you can just drop everything in the custom textures folder, boot up your desired title with the correct options enabled et voilà, your game will have a brand new look!

    Are you excited about this feature? Will you use it to give your favourite titles an unofficial HD remaster or are you hyped for more "games repainted"-like texture packs? Let us know by leaving a post below!

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  1. DuoForce

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    Citra is by far my favorite emulator
     
  2. KazoWAR

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    nice
     
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    OoT3D and MM3D look good upscaled to 1080p because the character models are high poly, but admittedly some of the textures really suffer at that resolution

    I can't wait to see the games reach full HD
     
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    Sweet. Now we can have The Legend of Cage 3D.
     
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  5. LuigiXHero

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    This is cool, can't wait to see the HD texture packs
     
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  6. eskinner3742

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    I've been wanting this for so long, can't wait to play with this
     
  7. Mr. Looigi

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    This is what happens when you let a cat try to make a texture pack
    Citra Canary 1448 _ SUPER MARIO 3D LAND 8_16_2019 5_22_37 PM.
     
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    Not sure why, but Urban Trial Freestyle works. Joystick needs to be looked at, because it is too touchy, and the Speed gets high in Menus.
    Urban Trial Freestyle 2 - USED to work. Now when it goes to connect to the Internet, the FPS goes to 0 and you can not get past it.
     
  9. Zense

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    Haven't really used citra but it would be interesting to see what comes out of this. Personally, when I hear about custom texture packs I usually think of OoT, MM, SM64 and Wind Waker, so I guess we'll see the Zeldas. I'd love to hear what other games could benefit from it, though, since right now I can only think of games that are released with better textures elsewhere (xenoblade, Rayman, DKCR3D, DQVIII, Monster Hunters). I guess Kid Icarus Uprising and Dragon Quest VII would benefit.
     
  10. jesus96

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    I hope someone does a kid Icarus uprising hd
     
  11. Humanity

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    I wonder if Citra will support 3D monitors & glasses any month soon.

    Or does it already support them?
     
  12. pasc

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    Aaand to this day Citra still keeps crashing on me...
    Oh well.
     
  13. Amost

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    I manage to dump the texture but
    when I check the box "Use Custom Texture" and press OK button, Citra crashes
    macOS 10.14.6
    Citra Canary 1450

    Is it working for someone?
    Thanks
     
  14. fanheavy

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    Same thing happens to me if the a game is not running, if it is then it works fine. The options themselves work fine even if it crashes.
     
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    Would be nice if they added a way to dump textures from RomFS, so you don't need to play through the whole game. That shouldn't be too hard to do with how the RomFS stores data, though for games like Pokemon that don't use filenames in RomFS it's trickier.

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    Well Nvidia 3D Vision is no longer supported by Nvidia drivers so I'm not sure how you're planning on getting 3D. That said such things work with basically anything that's rendered in 3D just by having a program that patches the rendering on the fly (which there are several of other than 3D Vision)
     
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    If I remember correctly Citra does have some 3D options built-in, Stereoscopic and Anaglyph. No clue how well and if it works with 3D glasses and monitors tho.
     
  17. tiamat999

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    Wish they would have simple controller options
     
  18. Voyambar

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    I'm surprised Citra along with the Wii U emulator are still in development
     
  19. Amost

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    Thanks for the info.
    With the latest 1451 does not crash anymore even if the game is not running.

    [Edit:] Works!
    Here PQ2 with high res floor and some poster changed =)
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