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How do I upscale textures without using Photoshop. (Updated)

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Greetings to all.
I apologize in advance for my English. After all, it's not really mine, but the translator's.

Now I will explain to you how I upscale textures without using Photoshop, so as not to complicate my life.
So. Six steps.

I took up the upscale textures of the Chaos Legion game.

1) I passed it on normal for Sieg using cheats to pass it faster.

2) Now I go to the texture dumps folder and see over 200,000 textures. Most of which are, of course, a piece of garbage. Therefore, we will have to sort them. There is a simple way, it's just quite time-consuming. In the folder we make a table view. Next, select files with long names. These will be our textures.

3)Next, after sorting them all, we will need software. there are only three programs. I use Format Factory, Cupscale and DDS Converter.

4) I format my sorted textures in TGA format using Format Factory so that Cupscale neural networks do not spoil the image with a darkened background of the corrupted alpha channel of my textures if they are upscaled in PNG format.

5) Next, I use Cupscale and choose TGA as the final format.

6) At the end of the upscale process, I run the resulting textures through DDS Converter DXT5 and checkbox on Clamp and Alpha. The weight of the TGA format is reduced by 4 times when switching to DDS. At the same time, without spoiling the quality of the textures themselves.

Well, actually everything is ready.
Thank you all for your attention.

Update: I want to clarify something. With my little tutorial, I don't want to offend anyone. I respect the work of texture modders. I'm just upscaling them, but modders do a lot more work than I. Considering that they work manually. Therefore, I ask you to understand me correctly. This tutorial is designed for new people who don't know how to simply upscale textures without modding. Therefore, I ask texture modders to treat this thread calmly and with understanding.
 
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Being new to texture dumping and upscaling, I use the website Zyro. The AI appears to do a 2x upscale, although the resulting textures it puts out lend themselves more to cartoon-like games and not anything realistic. Nice place to start for people without any skill or who don't really know how to upscale the textures.
 

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Being new to texture dumping and upscaling, I use the website Zyro. The AI appears to do a 2x upscale, although the resulting textures it puts out lend themselves more to cartoon-like games and not anything realistic. Nice place to start for people without any skill or who don't really know how to upscale the textures.
It may be strange, but I studied by myself. I was looking for the right software, and I learned to use it using the poke method. And the necessary process, so as not to spoil the textures, was also found by experimentation.
 

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