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Re: MAME weird pixel stretching on SNES games
01/09/18 03:26 AM


> Thank you for the explanation, I am not to used to frequent this forums so I got
> scolded. There is a reason why I insist on using MAME over other options and that's
> because it have ironically another useful option called overclocking...
>
> You know SNES games are plagued with all kinds of slowdowns, I dealt with it as a kid
> but why will I be tortured again by that? Since I already overclocked the Snes driver
> I am having a blast on MAME playing the compatible games that works on it...
>
> The only thing that annoys me is the shader not scaling correctly on this emulator
> (not a fault of MAME itself as pointed by Haze) but I would want to "fix" it even if
> this would be an ugly hack...

my best advice would just be to use a shader that isn't dependent on pixel knowledge, like one of the proper CRT shaders.

the 'smoothing' shaders really aren't doing justice to any of the original game art, nor presenting it in the manner in which it was intended at all, they're converting what was carefully crafted pixelart into something that looks like it was drawn by a child in MSPaint.

the CRT shaders, which simulate how the image would have looked on a TV will present you with something far closer to how the game designers and artists intended.

also most SNES emulators don't offer Overclocking options because it's a terrible idea on SNES games, many of them are incredibly timing sensitive, it's one of the worst things you can do for a SNES game and even now in MAME the inaccuracies in the CPU emulation speed relative to other things are the reason the compatibility with some games isn't great. The other emulators don't have such options because they've spent years finding out how things should run to help ensure good compatibility. MAME specifically hides the overclocking option behind the cheat options because it's a bad idea in the majority of cases, and really only a debug aid.

There's a point at which you should probably take the resistance of the emulators to do what you want as a sign that doing it isn't really a good idea.

This thread is looking like bad ideas piled on top of bad ideas...







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Subject Posted by Posted on
* MAME weird pixel stretching on SNES games Marcelo_20XX 01/09/18 12:19 AM
. * Re: MAME weird pixel stretching on SNES games TafoidAdministrator  01/09/18 10:05 PM
. * Re: MAME weird pixel stretching on SNES games Marcelo_20XX  01/09/18 10:35 PM
. * Re: MAME weird pixel stretching on SNES games Haze  01/09/18 12:30 AM
. * Re: MAME weird pixel stretching on SNES games anikom15  01/09/18 12:48 AM
. * Re: MAME weird pixel stretching on SNES games Haze  01/09/18 01:19 AM
. * Re: MAME weird pixel stretching on SNES games John Doe  01/09/18 03:44 PM
. * Re: MAME weird pixel stretching on SNES games Haze  01/09/18 05:48 PM
. * Re: MAME weird pixel stretching on SNES games John Doe  01/09/18 09:03 PM
. * Re: MAME weird pixel stretching on SNES games Haze  01/09/18 09:12 PM
. * Re: MAME weird pixel stretching on SNES games anikom15  01/09/18 01:58 AM
. * Re: MAME weird pixel stretching on SNES games Marcelo_20XX  01/09/18 01:38 AM
. * Re: MAME weird pixel stretching on SNES games Haze  01/09/18 02:02 AM
. * Re: MAME weird pixel stretching on SNES games Marcelo_20XX  01/09/18 02:40 AM
. * Re: MAME weird pixel stretching on SNES games Haze  01/09/18 02:59 AM
. * Re: MAME weird pixel stretching on SNES games Marcelo_20XX  01/09/18 03:06 AM
. * Re: MAME weird pixel stretching on SNES games anikom15  01/09/18 03:13 AM
. * Re: MAME weird pixel stretching on SNES games Marcelo_20XX  01/09/18 03:21 AM
. * Re: MAME weird pixel stretching on SNES games Haze  01/09/18 03:26 AM
. * Re: MAME weird pixel stretching on SNES games Dullaron  01/09/18 01:11 PM
. * Re: MAME weird pixel stretching on SNES games Marcelo_20XX  01/09/18 06:33 PM
. * Re: MAME weird pixel stretching on SNES games anikom15  01/09/18 04:35 AM
. * Re: MAME weird pixel stretching on SNES games John Doe  01/09/18 03:29 PM
. * Re: MAME weird pixel stretching on SNES games Haze  01/09/18 04:53 AM

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