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Just Passing Through
 Post subject: Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition
     
         
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Have any of you played modded Silent Hill 2 yet?

http://www.enhanced.townofsilenthill.com/SH2/

I replayed it twice several months ago, after installing all available enhancements. Game looks and runs significantly better and it's basically as close as we can get to original PS2 version in terms graphics and sound quality (aside from resolution, of course).


Furthermore, there is another update on it's way, which will itroduce proper, soft shadows - for the first time since release of the PC port:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAwdABR4sqs

I'm really looking forward to this - there will be another reason to replay this game again :)


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 Post subject: Re: Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition
     
         
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I've wanted to try this out but I unfortunately don't have a PC copy of Silent Hill 2.

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My PC copy's up in the attic with the rest of my SH collection so I can't play it either, but it's a fantastic project and one we should all support!

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Just Passing Through
 Post subject: Re: Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition
     
         
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Fortunately I still have my 3CD BIG BOX so I installed it easily :) It seems they fixed almost every issue that PC version had. Shame it's really hard to find a copy of SH2 right now and most likely we will never get a digital release....


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 Post subject: Re: Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition
     
         
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It's been really great to catch tid-bits of info on their updates as they continue to work on this.
It will make it much easier to play in the future.

Installed SH2 on my desktop, after realizing my last install was on a laptop close to 8 years ago. Forgot how rough it was trying to play it with mouse and keyboard. Haven't gotten around to trying the game again with the enhanced edition updates, but did install it back in the fall. Should get around to updating it again and giving it a proper run.


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Just Passing Through
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New update is finally available :) I'm getting ready to work so I don't have much time right now, so I only checked hospital and prison for couple minutes- I can't believe how amazing this game looks right now!

More information on recent update:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJi0_kJbCoU


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Would you guys say this is worth it to try for someone who typically plays on the playstation? I've been on the fence about whether to bother installing it.


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Historical Society Historian
 Post subject: Re: Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition

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saevitia wrote:
Would you guys say this is worth it to try for someone who typically plays on the playstation? I've been on the fence about whether to bother installing it.


My PS2 and copy of SH2 is back with my parents in another city, so I got SH2 for PC and installed all of the enhancements. I can't praise the people who created them enough, they really make the game even more special.

Playing on a keyboard took me a while to get used to, but it makes encounters more intense because I don't know what the hell I'm doing. Also, I find myself taking the time to walk around town more and explore because everything looks much better. Just a few minutes ago when I was playing, I ran past the Historical Society instead of going directly inside, and found a corpse with a map beside him that you can observe. I have NEVER seen that before, and I've completed this game a dozen times.

Pick it up if you can, it gets my golden stamp of approval.


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Just Passing Through
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saevitia wrote:
Would you guys say this is worth it to try for someone who typically plays on the playstation? I've been on the fence about whether to bother installing it.


Yes! :)

For the first time since it's release in 2002, PC version can be compared with PS2 original. I replayed it yesterday with newest update and still can't believe how much work they put into it. Silent Hill 2 looks incredible with proper shadow and lighting system and this is just the tip of the iceberg. You can see how much has changed if you look on the first update videos, when they started with fixing fog effects and some minor glitches.

https://i.imgur.com/O8OfZE4.png


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Woodside Apartments Janitor
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Sounds like its definitely worth it to try to get this running on my machine. I'll report back when I do!


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