In this comprehensive guide, we’re going to take your Metal Gear Solid Master Collection experience to the next level by removing the bilinear filter. Whether you’re a die-hard Metal Gear fan or a newcomer to the series, optimizing your game for the best visual quality is crucial. We’ll walk you through the process step by step to ensure a seamless and improved gaming experience. So, let’s get started!
Before we dive into the process, make sure you have the following prerequisites in place:
- Access to Github: To access the necessary files, you’ll need to go to the GitHub repository.
- Metal Gear Solid Master Collection: Ensure that you have the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection version installed on your PC through Steam.
- Dotnet Runtime Installer: Download the Dotnet Runtime Installer compatible with your system (x64 for 64-bit Windows or x86 for 32-bit Windows).
Step 1: Download the Required Files
- Head to the GitHub link and download the Dotnet Runtime Installer relevant to your system.
- Extract the downloaded zip file to a location of your choice. This will provide you with the essential files for the optimization process.
Step 2: Backup Your Game Files
- Open your Steam library and locate the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection version.
- Right-click on the game, select “Manage,” and choose “Browse Local Files.” This will take you to the game’s installation folder.
- In this folder, find the “windata” subfolder. Ignore any crossed-out files or folders; they are not needed for this process.
- Now, it’s time to back up the crucial files. Locate and make copies of both “alldata.bin” and “alldata.psb.m.” You can back them up to the same folder where you extracted the patch files, or choose another location if you prefer.
Step 3: Apply the Patch
- Go back to the folder where you initially extracted the patch files.
- Look for a file named “patch.bat” and run it.
- A command prompt window will appear. Now, drag and drop the “alldata.bin” file from your Metal Gear Solid Master Collection game folder into this command prompt window. If there are quote marks around the file path, manually remove them, as they can disrupt the script.
- After dragging and dropping, simply click on the command prompt window and hit the “Enter” key.
Step 4: Verify the Process
You’ll know the optimization is working if you observe the following:
- A window will pop up to unpack the files.
- The “alldata.bin” file will be successfully copied.
- Another window will open to pack the files back up.
Step 5: Enjoy the Improved Graphics
Once you see the message confirming the successful process, it’s time to check if your game starts successfully. You should notice a more refined graphical experience, with an enhanced “staircase effect” on the “M” in the game’s menu.
If you encounter any issues during this process, here are some troubleshooting steps to consider:
- If the second window doesn’t appear or you’re asked whether it’s a file or a directory, ensure there are no quote marks in your file path and that you have installed Dotnet 2.2.0.
- If the file copy process fails, try using the version of this patch backed up in the Google Drive.
- In the rare event that the game turns into a black screen after the optimization, restore the two files you backed up earlier. If you didn’t back them up, you can delete them and then use the “Verify Game” option in Steam’s properties to download only those files again.
With these steps, you can elevate your Metal Gear Solid Master Collection gaming experience by removing the bilinear filter and enjoying improved graphics. Dive back into the world of Metal Gear with enhanced visuals and gameplay. Have fun!