No condescension intended or implied. Those of us posting on here do, generally, know a fair bit of stuff and I'm sure most know that 'scanlines' really means 'lack of scanlines'.
It was just my little attempt to help the lives of others trying to replicate that arcade look.
It may look 'wrong' to you but and go against all of your principles BUT it looks right under emulation. Surely that is the whole point? Right now, I am looking at an actual arcade PCB and the same game under MAME and it is close (not perfect, as I said). Certainly better than other masks I've used.
I'm sorry you feel that way. I did say if it works for you, fine, and if not, that was fine also.
It's people like you that stop us ordinary folk from posting and I think your comments were completely unnecessary.
I'm a pretty decent chap and would go out of my way to help others. It's people like you that destroy my faith in human nature.
God, I miss those dark, musty arcades ....