Nier:Automata AO resolution & tutorial for manipulating game graphics

Nier: Automata is a great game, but sadly some of its effect buffers are stuck at 800×450 out of the box. I’ve put some work into that, and the resulting improvements can be quite significant:

But more importantly, I’ve finally done something I’ve wanted to do for quite a while: write up a tutorial for how to do the things I do, based on an example which isn’t too challenging but also not trivial:

Please give it a read, writing everything down and doing the images was at least as much