Scout's NFSU2 UI Remaster by BlackScout

Category: Textures | Game: Need for Speed: Underground 2


Scout's NFSU2 UI Remaster





2022 Update:



Feel free to use the textures from this mod in your mod. Just give credit where it's due. I am no longer planning to update this.
The scope of it is just too massive and I am busy with other things.

Description



Update video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRcKOHo2wgM

Need for Speed Underground 2 has aged, and so did its User Interface textures. Thanks to the Widescreen Fix made by ThirteenAG, the UI elements manage to fit perfectly in any screen format.
However, the HUD, Fonts and other Interface textures look really ugly due to their low resolution.

With that said, in 2018, I decided to start working on a UI Remaster for Need for Speed Underground 2.

The mod focuses on trying to replicate the original textures as closely as possible. However, due to limitations (which include the original resolution of the texture and lack of source bitmaps), some liberty has to be taken while I make the textures.

Changes and Improvements



  • NOS Gauge
  • Radar Textures
  • Fonts
  • Interface elements
  • Map (Freeroam Career, Partial) [WIP 50% complete]
  • Speed Dials
  • And much more...


Installation



Instructions on how to install Scout's NFSU2 UI Remaster
  • Download and install Aero's NFS HD Content Support -> https://nfsmods.xyz/mod/2151
  • Drag all folders and files except for this readme to the game's path.
    This version does not require TexMod unlike the previous ones.


Comparison Screenshots



Here are some comparison gifs. (I suggest opening them in another tab)

The difference is far more noticeable in-game.






Texture Comparisons














Observations



The radar map may be a bit tricky because there are dozens of textures.
Feel free to send me suggestions and complaints regarding the quality of the mod. There are a still a lot of adjustments to be made and hundreds of textures remaining.
The comparisons have tags on them because I don't want people to steal the textures ;)
The full scope of the mod is better seen in-game, most of the textures have been redone in 4x their original size.

Special Thanks to:



Aero_ for NFS HD Content Support (https://nfsmods.xyz/mod/2151)
Binary by maxhwoy (https://nfsmods.xyz/mod/1638)

Without Binary I wouldn't have thought of continuing this mod.
Aero's mod makes sure some of the textures work properly and in scale.

Comments


markaabo (August 12, 2022 @ 16:50)
@BlackScout, any news on the next update? :)

CovRETA37 (March 06, 2022 @ 14:27)
i'm waiting for binary version

pr83 (October 23, 2021 @ 02:45)
Nvm, disregard that. My map is broken because of ultimate asi loader it seems

pr83 (October 22, 2021 @ 20:30)
Hi, is the minimap supposed be incomplete? Currently it's just out of the vanilla circle texture, as in my map texture is a rectangle hovering on top of the circle boundary texture. It's not broken just feels like a texture issue. Is it supposed to be that way in the current release (1.0.1)? and yes i'm using the non texmod version.

tomato33 (October 11, 2021 @ 18:35)
Hello! When i install this mod with the other you suggest, quick races are closed in the menu, all of them :) how can i unlock quickraces again?
Btw inlove your mod :)