SWUP lite is for M&B version 1.011. It replaces weapon_meshes1.brf with updated models using the newest native textures to replace the ancient ones.
Get it here:
To install just drop the unzipped file into your CommonRes folder, confirm overwrite, and you're good to go.
The low poly weapons models make the game easily playable for most people. But I have found that my system can handle many more. I also find myself a little disappointed at the look of many of the weapons (Let the A-man not take offense). And we know through the many mods that they can look better.
I think that we (I include myself in this) should create a mod that replaces the weapons BRF with upgraded models and textures that can easily be used by all modders (or just players) as a standard Upgraded Weapons Package to replace the native models.
This can be done easily and quickly with enough contributors. So, I propose that we divide the BRF into sections of 5 or 10 models a piece, distribute the responsibility among us, and blow through 'em. I will coordinate if no one else is willing, and I will do my share of models and textures.
Post here if you are among the willing.------------
This is not designed as a module, but as a direct replacement of BRFs in Mount&Blade/CommonRes. It would be a good idea to back up weapon_meshes1.brf before installing.
Be sure to put DDS files in Mount&Blade/Textures------------*
=model and fixture finished in game ready to go*
=model finished by modeler and ready for processing*
= in the current releaseSection 1 The PopeDONE
Mace Pear*Section 2 Makrond
Double Head Axe* talon/makrond/james pic
BardicheSection 3 James
Battle ForkSection 4 James
Fighting Axe* stoned-dudeSection 5 stoned-dude DONE
Sickle*Section 6 Talon
Mace Morning Star
SledgehammerSection 7 stoned-dude DONE
Iron Staff*picSection 8 Talon DONE
Lance Double Head* pic
Joust of Peace* pic
Jousting Lance* pic
Heavy Lance* pic
Cartridge_aSection 9 TalonDONE
Khyber Knife* pic
Practice Sword* picSection 10 Tuckles
Heavy Practice Sword*
Bastard Sword* picSection 11 Deahran
Broad Sword*Special Section 12 Tuckles
Scabbard Bastard Sword*talon/tucklesSpecial Section 13 Deahran
Scabbard Bastard Sword_b
Scabbard Long Sword_a
Scabbard Long Sword_b
Scabbard Viking Sword
Scabbard Broad Sword
There would not necassarily need to be a vast increase of faces, but some of the shapes could be represented more accurately, and all of the textures can be improved, with photos when possible.
All textures should include Alpha channels if you know how.