HRT 1.4 (that means high resolution textures) is a remastered graphics modification for GTA: San Andreas (2004). Purpose of the mod — is to provide improved graphics with preservation of original game's atmosphere using remade textures that are maximum similar to the original ones by colours, contrast and other parameters, but made in really high definition; it also contains improved and fixed models and other features. The mod is the development.
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16 May 2016 (14:58) 629

These are screenshots with LODs from the map editor, they were captured in the mode, in which only LODs are display.

I want to remember that LOD — Level of Detail method — is when main object has a worse version that can be seen by player only on far distance from main object (for better performance).

In GTA modding we say «LODs» in meaning «LQ versions of objects or textures», and these low quality versions of textures are also replaced in HRT 1.4 on the variants in better quality.

LODs still have worse quality then main variants of the textures, because the same quality is not needed. But resolution of the LODs textures is increased in few times. Thanks to this objects will be in very good quality even on the far distance. In the same time this feature still working on us as optimization and help us to save some performance.

Also LODs and MIP maps can help to increase visible draw distance.

Read also this post about LODs on the previous section.