Star Wars Battlefront looks more like a movie with this graphics mod

By Scorpus
Nov 25, 2015
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  1. Star Wars Battlefront is already a gorgeous game, and it runs surprisingly well on a range of PC hardware. But if you're willing to sacrifice performance for the sake of visuals, modder Martin Bergman is working on a set of tweaks that might appeal to you.

    Bergman has taken his Toddyhancer mod, which made Grand Theft Auto V look awesome a couple of months ago, and applied it to Battlefront. The mod essentially combines a series of intensive shaders, filters, bloom effects and more to make the game look more realistic, and the results are pretty amazing.

    With Toddyhancer applied, Battlefront is transformed from a beautiful game into something that looks just like an actual Star Wars movie. It does come at a significant performance cost, though, with Bergman revealing in his gallery of screenshots that the mod drops his frame rate by around 30 to 40 FPS.

    So far the mod has only been applied to the game's Tatooine map, and it appears to be specifically tweaked to beautify the planet's rocky landscape. The mod also hasn't been released as yet, so for now we only have these impressive screenshots and the hope that one day the mod will be available to try out.

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,384   +2,171

    Confirmed: PC version gimped for consoles.
    H3llion and Tibeardius like this.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 908   +245

    Why would you want it to look like a movie? Like your looking through a camera lens? A lot of games do this and it pisses me off. An organic eye does not see like a camera and thus wont have most of these effects. Lens flare is a particular one that is overkill in a lot of games.
    DAOWAce likes this.
  4. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 824   +53

    I have the game on Xbox one and it's great but those screenshots are amazing.
  5. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,189   +1,219

    This looks amazing, can't wait to try it out!
    Reehahs and Lionvibez like this.
  6. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,159   +67

    I read the title and thought: "lens flare mod". But no, apparently it's not a JJ Abrams movie.
  7. Badelhas

    Badelhas TS Enthusiast Posts: 56   +10

    This is the kind of breakthrough I was expecting from future games after the release of Crysis in 2007 and that never happened.
  8. Obzoleet

    Obzoleet TS Booster Posts: 171   +9

    I can see what you mean but these screenshots look (In my opinion) way better and more " real " then the original game? It doesnt seem to me like it feels like looking "through a camera lens" :)
    robb213 likes this.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 908   +245

    Well produces apply a lot of different filters, which is pretty much what this mod is doing. Looks almost the same to me... Does it have an emotional effect? Quite possibly I'm sure for lots of people. Maybe that's why some people like it. I'll pass though.

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