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[KT] Magic Turns Old Pixel Characters Into Modern HD Characters.

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http://kotaku.com/5805311/magic-turn...-hd-characters

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A pair of researchers, one from Microsoft and the other from The Hebrew University, have come up with something that will be either a game purists' salvation or worst nightmare, depending on tastes.

Johannes Kopf and Dani Lischinski are the men behind an algorithm that is able to take an 8-or-16-bit pixellated image—like those found in old video games—and smooth it out into a clean, scalable vector image.
It does look gorgeous, but it sort of takes away the charm of old school games a bit.
I'm not playing Jazz Jackrabbit and Dink Smallwood because they look pretty .
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Interesting, given I agree with your point about the charm of old games
    
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Looks like what emulators can already do, maybe a little cleaner but I don't really see a difference.
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Looks like what emulators can already do, maybe a little cleaner but I don't really see a difference.
I haven't seen an emulator do anything remotely similar? Care to show which emulator does this, out of curiosity.
    
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Looks like what emulators can already do, maybe a little cleaner but I don't really see a difference.
The key is it that they turn it to vector graphics. Quite amazing actually. Looks great on those images, but wonder how it can handle squares?
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I haven't seen an emulator do anything remotely similar? Care to show which emulator does this, out of curiosity.
Pretty much every emulators that can use filter plugins like Scale 4x, HQ 4x....
Now I don't know if the sprites are as clean when zoomed up close like that but when you're just looking at the game it's pretty much the same result.
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it looks like they performed a quick photoshop.. doesn't look "wow"
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This program + minecraft = HD Minecraft :0 would be so sveet
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wondering how it will perform on low res images.
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A simple SNES9x can do this. They call it 2xSAI filtering. An ePSXe can do it to, with "QuadraSmooth" or something like that. Been goin' on for years now.
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