> And if you want to, you can get the same shadow masks with the the HLSL system too > btw. You just need to make a few different "effect.png" files to use with the old > "mame -effect" system. They work fine over the the HLSL effects. Or over the faster > CRT-geom shader (faster than Lottes. HLSL is pretty fast I think) if you're in GLSL > land.
Yeah, but I think the reaction proves the point that what people want, first and foremost, is plausible shadow masks and scanlines. Everything else is negotiable, and the overlay PNG version of them has been tried and found wanting pretty much since the day Aaron checked it in. It's why pre-0.106 is very popular still.