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Old 10th November 2016, 11:53 PM   #61
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Most emulators really over do the scanlines.
Yes and no. With high resolution digital displays, artificial scanlines end up looking like 50% of the picture. Remember that on low resolution CRTs, the dot pitch was far lower, so the scanline was closed to 10-20% pf the picture as there was a natural "bleed" of the coloured image.

You can see this somewhere in the middle with things like PVM and BVM monitors. They're more or less the same dot pitch as good quality high resolution PC CRTs, but show a low resolution image. The scanlines are about half way between original consoles on low res CRTs and what you see on an emulator.

Some emulators do offer other options that work. Some will do scanlines at 50% opacity mixed in with the image behind it. Some will do scanlines as 1 out of 4 lines when an image is scaled up.

Check out some of the MAME GLSL or HLSL CRT effects that add in very slight aperture grill, scanline and CRT curve effects, and they can be quite convincing. Definitely not over the top like it used to be done before we had GPU power to burn.

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Of those four pictures, I remember my games looking the first picture on the left.
Also I prefer the first picture on the left.
I played NES via RF and SNES via scart on a big ass CRT back in the day, sitting about 1.5 to 2 metres back.
I've only heard of scanlines because it's an option in some emulators, for example zsnes.
It certainly depends on your telly. I've seen good quality TVs that offer better picture quality over S-Video than other rubbish models do over RGB/SCART. That can be due to all sorts of reasons, like just the build quality, quality of internal components, failing capacitors, convergence problems (i.e.: configuration of the electron guns and focus) and all sorts of other things.

Not to mention that some SCART TVs never even used RGB, and just took the composite video signal from the SCART cable! Pretty rude, but it happened from time to time. Remember that SCART is just a plug type, and doesn't define the signal sent down the wire. Even when using RGB, the sync signal was derived from composite video, so that was always there on a SCART cable, and cheaper TVs would just get lazy and take that.

Even in an all-digital world today, we get vastly different picture quality on different displays. As a bit of a snob Sony user, I get a pretty rude shock when I see cheap LCD TVs, and the plastic-looking skin tones and low detail edges they show.
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Old 22nd November 2016, 7:46 PM   #62
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Had a good weekend. Got a 20" monitor back from repairs. Got a CPS1 Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting board. Installed my n64 RGB mod.

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The image on the N64 is a bit dark, I think because my SCART cable has caps and resistors on the RGB lines.
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Old 22nd November 2016, 11:19 PM   #63
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The image on the N64 is a bit dark, I think because my SCART cable has caps and resistors on the RGB lines.
You need at least 75 ohm resistors for standard television spec loads (goes for RGB, S-Video, CVBS or anything else).

Typically SCART will have 220uF caps for some image cleanup. You can replace these with something a little higher to brighten things up a but (330uF works well for certain consoles).
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Old 23rd November 2016, 9:21 AM   #64
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You need at least 75 ohm resistors for standard television spec loads (goes for RGB, S-Video, CVBS or anything else).

Typically SCART will have 220uF caps for some image cleanup. You can replace these with something a little higher to brighten things up a but (330uF works well for certain consoles).
Yeah it's weird. Using these:

https://www.retrogamingcables.co.uk/...r-sale-dol-013

And the n64 mod from http://etim.net.au/

The cable is prefect on my Gamecube but with the n64 mod games like Doom64 are too dark.

I'll have to do some research to figure out what's going on.
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Old 23rd November 2016, 12:10 PM   #65
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Very likely you'll need to change the caps in the cable (up from 220uF to 330uF), which will affect your other consoles. Being caps, you can't just add more in series.

Probably a good idea to buy a second cable and muck with that.
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It's pointless, but I do like the scanline 'effect' when used in modern video to depict "video feeds" or whatever.

Just sayin.

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Old 23rd November 2016, 3:21 PM   #67
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I do like the scanline 'effect' when used in modern video to depict "video feeds" or whatever.
Yup, I get a total kick out of this. It's a standard trope in movies and video games, and always makes me chuckle.
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Very likely you'll need to change the caps in the cable (up from 220uF to 330uF), which will affect your other consoles. Being caps, you can't just add more in series.

Probably a good idea to buy a second cable and muck with that.
Nah it's just that ROM, every other game is fine.

Been messing with these patches to remove anti-aliasing: http://n64.poregon.com/shared/

Hard to take a nice picture but the results are good when you consider how terrible n64 looks stock:


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Old 7th January 2017, 7:20 PM   #69
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Arcade gaming today on my Megalo City (Chinese candy cabinet).

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Picked this 20" monitor up last week:


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Just getting to play with it now, quite pleased so far!


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Picked this 20" monitor up last week:

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Just getting to play with it now, quite pleased so far!

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Sexy. Where'd you find that bad boy?
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Sexy. Where'd you find that bad boy?
Ive been looking for one for a while and it came from a freelance guy who had it in his personal studio. Doesn't seem to have seen much action, very clean and in close to new condition.
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So this finally showed up:


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This would have melted 15 year old me's brain.
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So this finally showed up:

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This would have melted 15 year old me's brain.
Supremely envious. Very high on my wishlist.

(With that said, I'll be packaging up my CPSIII cart to post off to Guru in Perth soon to convert it to a multi-game setup).
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Supremely envious. Very high on my wishlist.

(With that said, I'll be packaging up my CPSIII cart to post off to Guru in Perth soon to convert it to a multi-game setup).
Oooh, there's an Aussie that does those?
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