I was a little agitated at the limited number of graphics mods for Stronghold 2, including a mediocre bloom included with the game, and no hi resolution textures.
I took matter into my own hands. I have been tweaking and messing with the enb series with several games. Being forced onto this laptop after my computer broke was a good thing, being able to support hi-resolution textures and things the pc cannot.
Optional: I have included a bluish-green pallete for use. If you do not wish to use the pallete, simply configure that in the ini file. The pallete adds a murkish feel, that makes the game a little bit darker, yet looks excelent with the bloom added, even with the crusader mod I had installed.
Motion blur was overbearing and disabled.
Tested with crusader mod. May look a little strange with vanilla textures, somply let me know if you run unto any problems.
Installationg- Place all the files in the Stronghold 2 Directory (Directory can be seen by right clicking the stronghold 2 icon on your desktop, clicking properties, and finding the 'target' path which will direct you to it)
Copyright (c) 2008 Vorontsov Boris (ENB developer)
@lanchedgehog I have used GTA ENB series mods in a lot of games, such as Medieval 2 total war, rome total war, GTA series. All you need to do is put it in your Stronghold 2 directory, if it wants to overwrite some files, backup those files. Then just start up the game, and press Shift-F12, to turn it off, press Shift-F12 again.
Posted on 11/26/12 @ 10:15 PM
Thank you for this. If I ever get SH2 working again on this computer (I'll have to mess with Wine since I'm running Linux), I might finally finish up that overhaul I was working on a few years ago. Maybe I'll make some HD textures, too; it'd be good practice for retexturing Skyrim.
UPDATE: I just made HD versions of all the terrain textures. Most of them went from 256 to 2048, and all have normal maps. I'll get around to uploading them before too long. :)
UPDATE: I've just uploaded the HD retextures. :D
I'll post a link to the file once the website's finished processing it. :)
NOTE: I just tried your mod on my friend's computer, but weird graphical bugs occur.
Also, my mod still hasn't appeared here. Weird.