The Witcher 3 Mod Improves Evironment Textures and Draw Distance



/ 3 years ago

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Pretty much anyone can agree that The Witcher 3 is one of the best looking games that were released this year and that CD Project RED did a really great job on the game. But that doesn’t mean that modders can’t improve further on the game. Games with modding abilities usually draw a big crowd as it opens up to nearly endless possibilities and fixes on things that the original game might have mixed. One place that CD Project RED didn’t pay so much attention to were the environmental textures such as rocks, wood crates, and sacks, and that is where the first new mod comes into play.

The first new mod is the Environmental HD texture pack by modder Halk Hogan PL. It updates the textures of most rocks, wood crates, sacks and checkered floor in the amazing The Wither 3 and best of all, it shouldn’t affect your performance. According to the creator, the new mod didn’t affect the performance on this AMD Radeon HD7970 with 3GB memory but warned that 2GB VRAM models might experience a slight performance hit. That, however, is still unconfirmed and it might run just as well with 2GB VRAM. You can find the mod here.

The second new mod increases the overall draw distance and level of detail for a lot of in-game objects and it was created by the modder sjbox. The mod can increase the draw distance and detail levels by 10 to 40%, but it will naturally have some impact on the performance. This shouldn’t be an issue for high-end gaming systems as it reportedly only is around 5 FPS in crowded areas. When the GPU has to draw more objects, it will need some more power. That’s just logic. You can find the mod here.

You can see comparison screenshots with the two new The Wither 3 mods below:

Environmental HD Texture Mod

witcher3 mod-hall 2 original

witcher3 mod-hall 2 remade

witcher3 mod-hall original

witcher3 mod-hall remake

witcher3 mod-market original

witcher3 mod-market reworked

witcher3 mod-nox original

witcher3 mod-box reworked

witcher3 mod-rock 2 original

witcher3 mod-rock 2 reworked

witcher3 mod-rock fire original

witcher3 mod-rock fire reworked

witcher3 mod-rock original

witcher3 mod-rock reworked

witcher3 mod-wall original

witcher3 mod-wall reworked

Draw Distance and Detail Level Mod (modded then unmodded)

Witcher 3-1 modded

Witcher 3-1 unmodded

Witcher 3-2 modded

Witcher 3-2 unmodded

Witcher 3-3 modded

Witcher 3-3 unmodded

Witcher 3-4 modded

Witcher 3-4 unmodded

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2 Responses to “The Witcher 3 Mod Improves Evironment Textures and Draw Distance”
  1. Ghozer says:

    Not really a noticeable enough difference imho… I had to sit and examine each image to spot differences…

    Things like this should be immediately obvious, if it’s not, then it’s pointless…

    • David Daigle says:

      better is better. Plus, Its pretty noticable on stone and wood, especially when its fullscreened. just because it isnt worth it to you, doesnt mean it isnt to someone else.

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