Aliens: Colonial Marines – Graphics Mods & Add-ons

Posted by ikarop on February 18, 2013 (Updated: 27-Feb-2016)

Aliens: Colonial Marines Cyan ENB (1.1)

ENBSeries is 3d graphic modification for games like TES Skyrim, GTA 4, GTA San Andreas, Deus Ex HR, FSX, and many others. It works by modifying render function calls of the game and applying additional effects. The settings included in this custom version of ENB for Aliens: Colonial Marines affect the following visual areas:

  • Color grading, the game now has a cyan tint on it reminiscent of the restored Blu-ray version of the original film.
  • Increased bloom effect, all the lights in the game now have an increased bloom effect to them.
  • Color saturation has been slightly increased.

All the tweaks included in this mod are still a work in progress. If you would like to leave any feedback regarding these images or create your own version, please visit us at our forums.

IMPORTANT: Roll your mouse over the images below to check the visual changes and compare them with the vanilla version. The images might take some time to load depending on your internet connection.

Install Instructions:

  1. Copy-paste all the content from the .rar file into the following folder: Steam/SteamApps/common/Aliens Colonial Marines/Binaries/Win32
  2. To uninstall just delete all the copied files.

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Known issues: Fonts may look glowy in some of the menus.

Comparative Screenshots (roll the mouse over the images):

 Aliens: Colonial Marines - Graphics Mods & Add-ons

 Aliens: Colonial Marines - Graphics Mods & Add-ons

 Aliens: Colonial Marines - Graphics Mods & Add-ons

 Aliens: Colonial Marines - Graphics Mods & Add-ons

 Aliens: Colonial Marines - Graphics Mods & Add-ons

 Aliens: Colonial Marines - Graphics Mods & Add-ons

 Aliens: Colonial Marines - Graphics Mods & Add-ons

 Aliens: Colonial Marines - Graphics Mods & Add-ons

 Aliens: Colonial Marines - Graphics Mods & Add-ons

 Aliens: Colonial Marines - Graphics Mods & Add-ons

How to Remove the HUD in Multiplayer

How to use it:

  • While in-game, press F10 to make the HUD disappear.
  • Press F10 to make the HUD appear back.

Install Instructions:

  1. Copy-paste all the content from the .rar file into the following folder: Steam/SteamApps/common/Aliens Colonial Marines
  2. To uninstall, delete the file BaseInput.ini from your Steam/SteamApps/common/Aliens Colonial Marines/Engine/Config folder and verify your game cache files on Steam.

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To create this tweak manually:

  1. Open the file BaseInput.ini with the note pad. You can find this file in Steam/SteamApps/common/Aliens Colonial Marines/Engine/Config.
  2. Add Bindings=(Name=”F10″,Command=”togglehud”) under General bindings. (Don’t copy paste this string from here as WordPress messes up with the “)
  3. Save the file, you’re done. This can also be used to to remove the HUD in any part of the game.

How to Remove the Film Grain Filter

Download this add-on in order to remove the film grain effect from the HUD. This is a temporary working solution for people who dislike this effect.

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How to Take High Res Screenshots

UE3 can generate screenshots at any size that are a multiple of the screen resolution (or window resolution if the game is running in window mode). The command Tiledshot does this by rendering the game frame multiple times, one tile at a time at full resolution and concatenating all tiles into a single image file.

To enable this function:

  1. Open the file BaseInput.ini with the note pad. You can find this file in Steam/SteamApps/common/Aliens Colonial Marines/Engine/Config.
  2. Add Bindings=(Name=”F6″,Command=”tiledshot 4 128″) under General bindings. (Don’t copy paste this string from here as WordPress messes up with the “)
  3. Save the file, you’re done.

How to use it:

  • While in-game, press F6 to take a screenshot.
  • Wait until the high res image is rendered.
  • Screenshots can be found in my games/Aliens Colonial Marines/PecanGame/ScreenShots

To increase the resolution of the screenshots, change the value after tiledshot to 6. This means the screenshot you take will be 6×6 times the screen resolution.

Example Screenshot (8640×5800)

How to Extract the Game Resources

Unreal Engine Resource Viewer also known as Umodel or Unreal Model Viewer is program for viewing and extracting resources from almost all games that use Unreal Engine. This isn’t strictly relevant for modding the game but can be useful at times. All game resources can be found at /Aliens Colonial Marines/PecanGame/CookedPCConsole.

  1. Download Umodel at the official website.
  2. Extract the content from the zip file.
  3. Open a command prompt and go to wherever you extracted the files.
  4. Use the following command to extract the files from your desired .upk package: umodel -export -lzo -all YourFile.upk.
  5. All unpacked files can be found on the same folder as Umodel.exe.

Alternatively you create a short-cut to Umodel.exe and add these commands at the end of the Target line. This would help you to speed up the process if you wish to unpack several files quickly. To unpack sounds you can use this method.

 

Hight Quality Texture Pack

This add-on replaces a number of low quality textures from the game with custom made higher quality ones. For now only some of the most noticeable and low quality textures have been re-created. These include so far:

  • Sulaco floor tiles and support structure.
  • Various computer screens and interfaces.
  • Lens flares.

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Example screenshots:

 Aliens: Colonial Marines - Graphics Mods & Add-ons

 Aliens: Colonial Marines - Graphics Mods & Add-ons

 Clean Alien HUD

This add-on removes all effects and noise from the Alien HUD in multiplayer, giving it a cleaner look. It only leaves an small reticle for reference when spitting or pouncing.

Example screenshot:

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Clean Marine HUD

This add-on removes all weapon pick-up icons from the marine HUD in both single player and multiplayer.

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Marine Skins

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Custom Marine Chest Emblems: Download Here

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Custom Helmet & Shoulder Emblems: Download Here

Alien Skins

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Damaged Aliens: Download Here

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Reduced Glow Spitter Alien: Download Here

Note: All new textures are client-side mods which require TexMod to run. You can download it here. Instructions on how to use can be found in the Readme files. More information about TexMod can be found at our forums. You can also post your creations here!

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