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. Develpment of the mod is canceled.
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12 August 2015 (12:39) 1730

In game is using Level of Detail (LOD) method, when main object have a worse version; this low quality object you see only on far distance from main object (for better performance). In HRT for better quality of graphics are replaced not only textures of main objects, but and textures of LODs (we will say LODs in meaning «LQ versions of objects»).

You can see, how look improved LODs on screenshots from LAn section of Los Santos. These are screenshots from map editor and I enabled displaying only LODs.

Improved LODs with active using of MIP mapping (another feature of the mod) makes really better draw distance in the game!