Fans Release New HD Patch to Improve Graphics of Resident Evil 4 for PC

Dedicated fans release new HD modifications to the existing game.

The Resident Evil 4 HD Project is an initiative by two fans, Cris and Albert, to improve 3D effects, lighting and add new elements to the popular game. On July 12th, they released an update to further improve the PC version of Resident Evil 4.

The overall goal of the Resident Evil 4 HD Project is to add improvements to Resident Evil over and above what the game developer Comcast already does.

Graphics Improvements with the update, Source: Siliconera

This update marks the third release of the project and adds the HD versions of the Island, Separate Ways, Assignment Ada and Mercenaries pack within the game. The size of the update is 28 GB, and there’s also an additional 4GB patch tool to prevent crashes. You can find the steps to install the update here.

To install this update, players will have to own the Ultimate HD version of Resident Evil 4 for PC, which can be found on Steam.

New Changes in the Update

Here’s the full list of changes that come with the third update of the project –

  • Village Pack – UPDATED
    • All textures, 3D edits, lighting and effects improvements to date
  • Castle Pack – UPDATED
    • All textures, 3D edits, lighting and effects improvements to date
  • Island Pack – NEW
    • All textures, 3D edits, lighting and effects improvements to date
  • Separate Ways Pack – NEW
    • All textures, 3D edits, lighting and effects improvements to date
  • Assignment Ada Pack – NEW
    • All textures, 3D edits, lighting and effects improvements to date
  • The Mercenaries Pack – NEW
    • All textures, 3D edits, lighting and effects improvements to date
  • Subscreen and Menus and Weapons Pack – NEW
    • Re-created menus and subscreen background images
    • Improved inventory item models and textures
  • Weapons Pack – NEW
    • In-game weapon 3D models and textures based on the higher quality “examine view” version
      NOTE: Weapon textures will receive a complete makeover in the final release
  • Items Pack – NEW
    • In-game item 3D models and textures based on the higher quality “examine view” version
      NOTE: Some item textures will receive a complete makeover in the final release
  • Cut-scene Pack – NEW
    • Fixed and restored effects from the Gamecube/Wii version that got lost during the HD porting process
    • Improved cutscene-exclusive textures and 3D models
    • Low-polygon Ganados have been replaced with the higher-polygon version
    • Some lighting adjustments here and there
    • Some effect adjustments here and there
  • Miscellaneous
    • Enemy torches and crossbow arrows cast real-time light
    • Improved barrel and tank explosions
    • Fixed some minor sound bugs

Here’s a video which clearly shows the effects of the new mod by Resident Evil 4 HD project.

The update currently released is not the final version of the release. The developers will release further improvements to this update. Some general areas that still require work are playable characters, NPC, enemy and equipment refinements.

Resident Evil 4 is available on multiple platforms like Android, iOS, Playstation, Xbox and PC. The patch, however, can only be installed on the PC version of the game.

Nishant Kauntia


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