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We've created the new site Eiusdemmodi, at http://geedorah.com/eiusdemmodi/forum/index.php

This will be the official site for CRT Emudriver and its related tools: VMMaker & Arcade OSD, so here you will always find the latest versions for Download.

Besides, you will find Documentation and Support sections, which we expect to eventually become a complete reference for the usage of these tools, as well as other topics regarding video emulation accuracy.

Last but not least, this is a place for Discussion on everything related to emulation accuracy, emulators other than MAME, home systems, CRTs, lag issues, etc.

Support for GroovyMAME/UME and all related topics will continue as usual here in BYOAC.

In our opening, we present the following news:

  • New versions of CRT Emudriver, VMMaker & Arcade OSD, for both Windows XP and Windows 7. Full support for Windows 7 and lots of bug fixes for XP and 7.

  • Brand new tool ATOM-15 : ATI/AMD Radeon ATOMBIOS 15/25/31 kHz Modder.


NOTE: Due to spam prevention, forum registration may be eventually disabled. If you want to register an account and get that or another problem, our contact address is postbackweb at yahoo dot com.
« Last Edit: October 13, 2014, 09:29:12 am by Calamity »
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thanks very much to all involved,  brilliant exciting news!!  :cheers:

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i tried to register at the new site but it wont allow it, giving the message "Bad match, Mr. Bot. Try again?" although i am typing the correct characters in the anti-bot verification field
can anyone comfirm it is working please, thanks
http://geedorah.com/eiusdemmodi/forum/register.php
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i tried to register at the new site but it wont allow it, giving the message "Bad match, Mr. Bot. Try again?" although i am typing the correct characters in the anti-bot verification field
can anyone comfirm it is working please, thanks
http://geedorah.com/eiusdemmodi/forum/register.php

Sorry for this, check my first post to know what to do if registering fails.
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cool  registration seems to be working ok now
the site already contains a big amount of information and documentation
looking forward to having a really good read up!
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Wow, that's quite good news !

I'm setting up my cabinet with calamity + hyperspin on XP now !

Thanks a lot for your work calamity.

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Very nice, good to have all the info centralized, registered.

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I am impressed, well done.

Unfortunately I do not have a recent card with AtomBIOS fw to give it a try now.

By the way, I did not spot any EDID related section in the source code. Do you know if the modification will allow the BIOS/EFI boot to honour the EDID modeline?

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About ATOM-15: a critical bug affecting older Radeon cards (the X series at least) has been found and fixed. There's a new version 1.1. Please make sure to update and DO NOT flash the X series with the old version! Users of HD models don't need to worry, it's just a problem related to older models.

Thanks to ID4 for reporting this.
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Incredible news.
I installed new driver and Arcade OSD 1.4 but I get a debug console:

createsurfacewithpattern error
activatemode:ddrawinit error

I doesn't show the grid for modifying when entering a mode

Help!

Grtz,

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OMG!!

That ATOM-15 tool sounds absolutely incredible! If I patch my HD4650's BIOS with this, I literally have zero reason to use my AVGA now.

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ATOM-15 is extremely exciting.

Pardon me for not checking, but is this open source? As a long time Linux user, an eventual Linux port would be great.

I'll be testing it out in WINE soon, either way.

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Great resource calamity. And as I've  mentioned in another thread, atom is awesome, worked perfectly first time for me

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You guys are so dedicated. Thanks so much for all you do.
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Excellent work!
Worked perfectly on my HD4850!

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Hi!

HD4650 1 Gb patched to 15 Khz perfectly!  :applaud:

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Just FYI your website has been down for two days now.

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We're back online.
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Hi,

thanks a lot Calamity for the driver and the BIOS patcher !  :applaud:

I'm facing an "EDID" issue with my Radeon HD4850 on Win7 x64 :
The only way for me to get valid15Khz modes is to plug an LCD screen until windows has booted and then replace it with my CRT (Hantarex 9110).

If i boot directly with my CRT plugged in, i've got a blacksceen when windows has loaded up.

Is there any workaround for this issue actually ?
Do you think this VGA EDID emulator could do the job ?

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Hi,

what is the difference between "Set as desktop mode" and "Set as default display mode" in Arcade OSD ?

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Hi,

what is the difference between "Set as desktop mode" and "Set as default display mode" in Arcade OSD ?

Regards

"Set as desktop mode" applies to the current display device, e.g. "\\.\DISPLAY1", while "Set as default display mode" applies to the generic default display device "\\.\DISPLAY". I added the second one in an attempt to get it working on cards with monitor detection issues.
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Thanks.

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Getting an error message in atom-15.exe when patching the rom from my ATI HD 4800.

   Error: Hook not possible. Not enough blank space below 0xFFFF.

Any advice?
« Last Edit: November 12, 2014, 09:35:58 pm by jaysedai »

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Sorry to bump my request for help, but I don't know where else to turn to diagnose this error. My whole project is on hold until I find a solution.

Update: Calamity has contacted me and is looking at my ROM file.
« Last Edit: November 18, 2014, 12:41:37 pm by jaysedai »

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Please don't use this thread to request support. This thread was just to announce the new Eiusdemmodi site.

Thanks!
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06/12/2014  -  hey, just wanted to report that the eiusdemmodi side has been down for a day or two

EDIT: it's working ok again now :)
« Last Edit: December 06, 2014, 09:32:42 pm by jadder »
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haynor666,

You appear as registered. Are you able to post?
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No bacause registration does not give me option to set password. I assume that I set it through email which I can't receive.

However when I use option restore password forum informs me that there no user associated with my email.

EDIT.

Problem bypassed, thanks for help Calamity :)
« Last Edit: December 09, 2014, 07:48:40 am by haynor666 »

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[01/03/2014][VMMaker + Arcade OSD 1.4a]

- [Arcade OSD] Fixed error when setting desktop resolution in Windows XP. Windows 7/8 not affected.
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Groovy MAME: Installation and quick configuration guide

http://geedorah.com/eiusdemmodi/forum/viewtopic.php?id=290
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> Groovy MAME: Installation and quick configuration guide ...

excellent, many thanks!
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[04/10/2015][CRT Emudriver 1.2b][VMMaker + Arcade OSD 1.4b]

  - [VMMaker]    XML processing adapted to MAME v.0162
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Your new year's resolutions:

CRT Emudriver 2.0 - beta

New version based on Catalyst 12.8 (Windows 7/8/10): for HD 2000, HD 3000, HD 4000, HD 5000, HD 6000, HD 7000 series

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Your new year's resolutions

Nice pun and amazing list of new features!

Wow, you've really gone to town! Can't wait to check all this new stuff out! :)
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New beta 2

[31/12/2015][CRT Emudriver 2.0][CRT Tools 2.0][beta 2]

  - [Emudriver]  Fixed OpenGL support.
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very good news, i think to install windows 10 to test it

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Premuto I'm starting mine build tomorrow. I was going to use win 7. But because win 10 is a free update I would love to hear your feedback on 10. So keep us posted. Thanks

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New beta 3

[02/01/2016][CRT Emudriver 2.0][CRT Tools 2.0][beta 3]

  - [Emudriver]  Fixed mixed-up file version in beta 2, probable cause of installation issues. Now the drivers will be recognized as version 12.6.

  - [Emudriver]  Added fix for certain modes being reported as "native".

  - [VMMaker] Version properly reported in window caption.

Notes


- First test reports on Windows 10 indicate BSOD. Do not install in Windows 10 by now.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2016, 07:35:05 am by Calamity »
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So for us who don't actually understand this stuff, and who rely on those who do...
Has it been explained how to convert our old set-ups to the new drivers/tools etc? I can't find it anywhere..
I've had a look through the ini files etc, and i THINK i know what to do, but i want to be sure so i don't stuff anything up

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New beta 4

[05/01/2016][CRT Emudriver 2.0][CRT Tools 2.0][beta 4]

  - [Emudriver]  Fixed installation in Windows 10, still may show a BSOD on install buf after that it seems to work (thanks to R-Typer).

  - [VMMaker]    Ati legacy: fixed polarity settings. This reverts the fix for halved refresh & interlaced modes from beta 1.

  - [VMMaker]    Ati legacy: new option to "Extend desktop automatically on device restart". Meant to help users during monitor setup. (to be improved)

  - [VMMaker]    Ati legacy: now desktop layout is preseved after device restart (to be improved).


Notes

- Please, only test the new tools if you are an EXPERT user. Novice users should keep using the old versions by now.


With regards to the issue with halved refresh on interlaced modes (W7), the new GroovyMAME builds revert the previous fix. In order to avoid the problem, do either one of these things:

Case 1.- If your monitor worked fine with tools 2.0 beta 3, this is because it has no problems with positive sync polarity. Use the new beta 4 tools, and edit your monitor preset to force positive sync. e.g.:
   
    crt_range0  15625-15750, 49.50-65.00, 2.000, 4.700, 8.000, 0.064, 0.192, 1.024, 1, 1, 192, 288, 448, 576

    This must be done when creating the modes with VMMaker, not only in mame.ini.

Case 2.- If your monitor failed to sync with tools 2.0 beta 3, you need to keep negative sync polarity (default). In order to run interlaced games at full speed, do either one of these things:

               a) Enable frame_delay (e.g. -fd 1) If you have a half-decent machine, this will work smoothly
               b) Force -video ddraw

For non-GroovyMAME programs, there is no current workaround if you are in case 2.

The problem is triggered when the vertical sync polarity is negative. The horizontal sync polarity doesn't seem to matter. Hopefully at some point this new information will allow to find the point in the driver where this nasty feature is rooted, but chances are low right now.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2016, 08:33:29 am by Calamity »
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« Last Edit: January 07, 2016, 05:50:14 am by Calamity »
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that is a great guide thank you Calamity, especially the pictures which of course really helps!

ps. i like what you wrote towards the end of the guide which says "It's lame to remove the information screens."   ;D     (i agree, it's nice be be able to have a quick look to see if switchres is ok and all is well with the setup)
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New beta 5


[07/01/2016][CRT Emudriver 2.0][CRT Tools 2.0][beta 5]

  - [Emudriver]  Added missing dlls for ADL library (thanks to Fonki for reporting). Issue affected HD 5xxx and newer cards. It caused VMMaker not recognizing the driver.

  - [VMMaker]    Fixed problem that forced custom modes to be 32-bit only. Solves issue with ZSNES and probably others. (thanks to tom5151 for reporting).

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  - [VMMaker]    Fixed problem that forced custom modes to be 32-bit only. Solves issue with ZSNES and probably others. (thanks to tom5151 for reporting).
So do we need to update modes created with old VMM with new VMM now then?

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So do we need to update modes created with old VMM with new VMM now then?

It'd be a good idea.
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Installing CRT Emudriver 2.0 - HD 4350 - Windows 7 - super resolutions

Thanks heaps for putting this guide together, Calamity.

I'm a bit confused on what needs to be done for a tri-sync monitor (15Khz, 24Khz and 31Khz) now.  ???

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will this video card work with it and display games in the native 15khz . im trying to run model 2 emulators and mame , and daphne.



MSI ATI Radeon HD6450 1GB DDR3 Low Profile PCI-Express Video Card
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Any HD4xxx is more than enough for model2, daphne.

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Thanks calamity. Great job with the guide. Unfortunately I had to travel to London so I can't try it for a couple weeks. Pm me if you accept donations?

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[23/01/2016][CRT Emudriver 2.0][CRT Tools 2.0][beta 6]

  - [Emudriver]  Fixed critical bug in driver that caused the system to get frozen randomly upon display device restart.

  - [VMMaker]
  - [Arcade OSD] Correctly assing sync polarity to AMD HD 5000+ cards. Because AMD documentation is wrong, VMMaker where assigning the polarities the wrong way. This must be the direct cause of most out-of-sync issues reported till now. What happened is that GM assigned positive sync instead of negative, and vice versa. This is fixed now, but you'll need to update your crt_range definitions. By default, negative sync (0) is what should be used in most cases. Thanks to intealls for doing proper checks with an oscilloscope and R-Typer for double-checking.

  - [VMMaker]    ATI legacy: now interlaced modes are reported with full refresh (not halved) in W7+. This should solve problems with games that use a hardcoded 60 Hz refresh.

  - [VMMaker]    Better alignment of modeline generator to GroovyMAME's.

  - [Arcade OSD] Fixed Powerstrip support.
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[26/01/2016][CRT Emudriver 2.0][CRT Tools 2.0][beta 7]

  - [Emudriver]  Forced reset of interleave flag upon device power-up. Fixes problem with ATOM-15 flashed cards that caused a shrinked picture with progressive modes and double picture with interlaced modes.

Thanks to R-Typer for testing!
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Still using beta 5.  If I install b6 (or b7 now), should I go back and change my arcade presets in vmmaker and mame.ini back to 0 (negative sync)?  I had set them to 1 for beta 5. 

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Still using beta 5.  If I install b6 (or b7 now), should I go back and change my arcade presets in vmmaker and mame.ini back to 0 (negative sync)?  I had set them to 1 for beta 5.

It depends on the video card family, the sync polarity has to be switched for HD 5000+ only. Legacy cards already had the right polarities before beta 6.
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Still using beta 5.  If I install b6 (or b7 now), should I go back and change my arcade presets in vmmaker and mame.ini back to 0 (negative sync)?  I had set them to 1 for beta 5.

It depends on the video card family, the sync polarity has to be switched for HD 5000+ only. Legacy cards already had the right polarities before beta 6.

HD4350.  I'm guessing that I need to go back to negative polarity?

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moved question to proper thread
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[01/02/2016][CRT Emudriver 2.0][CRT Tools 2.0][beta 8]

  - [Emudriver]  Fixed bug in Setup preventing the driver from getting installed depending on the location of the installation files.

- This revision is getting ready to leave the beta phase. All users with some experience with previous CRT Emudriver versions are invited to try this release.
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Awesome Calamity!

"There's some overscan, which I'll focus on fixing at a later stage."

Any chances we will see a guide in the future that explains how to fix that?
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Sure.
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New guide:

Installing CRT Emudriver 2.0 - HD 5450 - Windows 7 - super resolutions

Can you make an updated guide for us running winXP too without super/magic resolutions?
Or can we still follow the old one by cools on arcadeotaku?

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Can you make an updated guide for us running winXP too without super/magic resolutions?
Or can we still follow the old one by cools on arcadeotaku?

I'd like to, however writing guides is super time consuming, and I'd say Windows XP doesn't have any secret at this point, basically the new VMMaker provides a GUI interface for the options you used to find in the ini file of the old version.
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Hi @Calamity,

I think there is a small issue in  CRT Emudriver 2.0 beta 8 for 7870XT card.
The atiilhag10.inf and atiilhag10.inf files contain an extra " before the = for AMD679E.1 device.

Code: [Select]
AMD679B.1  =  "AMD Radeon HD 7990 (CRT Emudriver - WDDM v1.20)"
AMD679E.1" =  "AMD Radeon HD 7870XT (CRT Emudriver - WDDM v1.20)"
AMD6800.1  =  "AMD Radeon HD 7970M (CRT Emudriver - WDDM v1.20)"

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Hi @Calamity,

I think there is a small issue in  CRT Emudriver 2.0 beta 8 for 7870XT card.
The atiilhag10.inf and atiilhag10.inf files contain an extra " before the = for AMD679E.1 device.

Code: [Select]
AMD679B.1  =  "AMD Radeon HD 7990 (CRT Emudriver - WDDM v1.20)"
AMD679E.1" =  "AMD Radeon HD 7870XT (CRT Emudriver - WDDM v1.20)"
AMD6800.1  =  "AMD Radeon HD 7970M (CRT Emudriver - WDDM v1.20)"

Thanks!
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Has anyone used this version on the 4000 series cards.  I am hoping to get some feedback I will be using this with my MS-2931 monitor.

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Has anyone used this version on the 4000 series cards.  I am hoping to get some feedback I will be using this with my MS-2931 monitor.
Works great with my 4350, so far (only recently upgraded to latest version). Only problem I've noticed is that videos in MaLa are very flaky. They usually play very choppy with a reduced fame rate, but sometimes they play fine. I have no idea if this has anything to do with CRT emudriver v2, though.

Just bought a 5450 for my next MAME rig, on the advice of Calamity.  :) Be interested to see if I still get the video issue.

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Good to hear.  I am using Hyperspin with groovymame.   I guess using bezels is still not an option right?

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Only problem I've noticed is that videos in MaLa are very flaky. They usually play very choppy with a reduced fame rate, but sometimes they play fine. I have no idea if this has anything to do with CRT emudriver v2, though.

Just bought a 5450 for my next MAME rig, on the advice of Calamity.  :) Be interested to see if I still get the video issue.

Yes I get this too.
I've tested both a HD5970 and a HD4670 and am finding that I get low FPS animation in menu scrolling, themes, and videos in Hyperspin. It appears to happen mainly in interlaced resolutions, specifically 640x480 which is what HS is set to. It also happens on the desktop, which is also 640x480, and is particularly noticeable when you drag windows around. Problem doesn't occur if I select progressive resolution. Problem also doesnt occur if I uninstall CRT_Emudriver.

I havent been able to pinpoint the cause. When I was testing HD5970 I initially thought perhaps it was GPU's downlocking because of Powerplay feature, but I disabled ULPS and Powerplay and forced consistent clocks with MSI Afterburner and results were still the same. Then tested HD4670 and getting same results.

Just as a side note, I tried installing CCC only, after CRT Emudriver (as another had tried) but it wouldnt install. I wanted to try to get it to install so I could play with some settings and see if I could pin down the low FPS issue.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, both cards have had BIOS's modded with ATOM-15.
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Only problem I've noticed is that videos in MaLa are very flaky. They usually play very choppy with a reduced fame rate, but sometimes they play fine. I have no idea if this has anything to do with CRT emudriver v2, though.

Just bought a 5450 for my next MAME rig, on the advice of Calamity.  :) Be interested to see if I still get the video issue.

Yes I get this too.
I've tested both a HD5970 and a HD4670 and am finding that I get low FPS animation in menu scrolling, themes, and videos in Hyperspin. It appears to happen mainly in interlaced resolutions, specifically 640x480 which is what HS is set to. It also happens on the desktop, which is also 640x480, and is particularly noticeable when you drag windows around. Problem doesn't occur if I select progressive resolution. Problem also doesnt occur if I uninstall CRT_Emudriver.

I havent been able to pinpoint the cause. When I was testing HD5970 I initially thought perhaps it was GPU's downlocking because of Powerplay feature, but I disabled ULPS and Powerplay and forced consistent clocks with MSI Afterburner and results were still the same. Then tested HD4670 and getting same results.

Just as a side note, I tried installing CCC only, after CRT Emudriver (as another had tried) but it wouldnt install. I wanted to try to get it to install so I could play with some settings and see if I could pin down the low FPS issue.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, both cards have had BIOS's modded with ATOM-15.
Interesting. My problem is in interlaced mode too, but I haven't tried it in a progressive mode, TBH. I haven't flashed my BIOS with ATOM-15. I also tried to install CCC to have a poke around, but failed.

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What's interesting is that if I install CRT_Emudriver, say with the HD5970, but don't generate a res list then HS scrolling is super smooth. But if I generate a list and install it then the problem occurs.
I though maybe this was a by-product of the issue with halved refresh rates in Windows 7, but what is also interesting is that when I boot up, HS menu scrolls smoothy for about 5 - 10 seconds and then goes choppy, so I'm thinking twice about that. I have HS shelled so Windows boots straight into it.

I still need to do more testing.
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What's interesting is that if I install CRT_Emudriver, say with the HD5970, but don't generate a res list then HS scrolling is super smooth. But if I generate a list and install it then the problem occurs.

Confirmed here. I had tested HS but because I don't use it regularly I just thought the animations were like that.

The problem is linked to Aero. If you use a desktop theme without Aero, it doesn't seem to happen.

But because that's not an option starting from Windows 8, the other solution is to simply not use a custom video mode for the desktop. This is only possible through EDID emulation with the HD 5000+ cards. Just remove the 640x480 mode from user_mode.ini, then create the mode list and install it. You'll still have the fallback 640x480 mode that comes from the emulated EDID, which doesn't have the issue.

Alternatively, you can create an EDID with a non-standard resolution like 648x480 in order to use it for the desktop, so you can still have a customizable 640x480 mode for MAME. However current VMMaker doesn't allow this yet. Next version will allow you to select the default EDID's mode.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2016, 10:18:57 am by Calamity »
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Just tried turning off aero by selecting the 'Windows 7 Basic' theme, and that seems to have sorted the issue. Thanks for the tip, calamity!

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The problem is linked to Aero. If you use a desktop theme without Aero, it doesn't seem to happen.

Doh! Of course it's Aero. I've had issues with Aero before and this completely slipped my mind. Thanks for the heads up! I guess it can also be disabled on a per app basis if there are some that insist on having Aero on in their desktop.

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What's the point/benefits with super resolutions in Win 7?

Just installed Win 7 but before I install super resolutions, what's the difference between these and the normal user modes?
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What's the point/benefits with super resolutions in Win 7?

Just installed Win 7 but before I install super resolutions, what's the difference between these and the normal user modes?

Pros
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Smaller mode list -> better overall system performance (long mode lists make system slow during boot and mode switching in W7)
Superwide resolutions -> perfect horizontal centering, much higher refresh accuracy (~7 times more accurate)

Cons
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You need a faster GPU to use frame_delay without tearing.
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Sweet! Sounds like super resolution is the way to go then :D
What's the minimum requirements in terms of memory on graphics cards to be able to use frame_delay without tearing when using super resolutions?

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So it there any downside to using using new 5xxx or 6xxx series gpus compared to older 2xxx and 4xxx series cards??. I know a while back the older series card allowed for more and lower res presets than newer cards, is this still the case?

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Blurry interlaced resolutions, that's all. Besides this it's better to use HD5xxx or higher because new cards does not suffer from halved interlaced resolutions for example Taito Type X games works correctly.

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Thank you so much for the guide "Installing CRT Emudriver 2.0 - HD 4350 - Windows 7 - super resolutions"!

I just had a question and wondered if I may have done something wrong. Please keep in mind this is my first time dealing with all this.

I completed this step correctly:
  • "Now that we have the good stuff on the TV, it's time to remove the desktop from the PC monitor. Still in Display->Screen Resolution I go to the "Multiple displays" pull-down menu and select "Show desktop only on 2". Click Apply.
  • "The PC screen will turn black, and so will do its icon in the display dialog."
Then I unplugged the PC monitor as instructed, and here is the step where my experience differs from the guide:
  • "This step is vital. I must force Windows to detect the new situation, and memorize it. And I want it to happen now when I have the control, not later at boot time. To do this, click on Detect."
When I clicked on Detect, nothing happened. My main desktop didn't move over to the other input. So I wasn't able to complete the rest of that part of the guide.

I just went right into setting up MAME. I launched games and they seemed to work correctly. I reset my PC and it loaded the desktop at 15khz on my K7000 arcade monitor.

One thing I noticed is that when the VGA from my Jpac was plugged into the DVI>VGA converter in the beginning of the guide, the picture was more stable. Now that it's plugged into the VGA, it appears to be more shaky/jumpy on the desktop (actual games display just fine).

Anyway, just curious what I'm missing out on or what I may have messed up.
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How do you people get to install the 240x160 resolution for GBA emulation?
Although it is present on the INI I load for the modelist (an INI with combined user-modes + super resolutions) it never gets installed - using latest CRT Emudriver , win7/x64 and a 6450 vga.
Is this a limitation of the card/driver?

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What's the deal with the official site? I went to install CRT Emu Driver on a new machine. the download page is inaccessible unless you log in. I don't currently have an account and when I click the "register" button I get a "this site is not accepting new registrations" message.

EDIT: the download sub-forum works for unregistered members, but the instruction documentation here: http://geedorah.com/eiusdemmodi/forum/viewtopic.php?id=47

links to an inaccessible forum.
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ATOM-15 v1.2

- v1.2 - September 2016
    - Detect blank space as a combination of 0x00 and 0xFF characters.
    - Reduce by 256 bytes the size required by the BIOS hook, now only 572 bytes of blank
      space are needed to patch the BIOS.
    - Fixed bug that caused wrong checksum correction in some cases.
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Since I cannot register on the other forum, I am curious about what happens if you flash a card with the ATOM-15 BIOS and the motherboard has a UEFI GUI BIOS, does that still work in 15khz? or there is some fallback low-res mode ? Or it works but you need a 31khz screen?  ???

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From Calamity forum:
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U E F I   n o t e s

ATOM-15 is not guaranteed to work with UEFI bios. It may work as long as the UEFI code uses VESA modes. If this is the case, notice that probably UEFI will require the VESA mode 1024 x 768 to be available. This will be true if either the 25 or 31 kHz ranges are used.

Unfortunately 1024 x 768 is not possible for the 15 kHz range, so this mode is disabled when only the 15 kHz range is used. In this case, entering the UEFI setup will result in a black screen.

Personally I didn't test it but since most of modern motherboard has also integrated video it's not a problem. You can still access UEFI using build in video card.
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After succesfully installing CRT Emudriver, it detects my Radeon 7870XT with the name %AMD679E.1% (no info about CRT emudriver installed). Windows 7 Device Manager detects it with that name as well.


Is this normal?
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From Calamity forum:
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ATOM-15 is not guaranteed to work with UEFI bios. It may work as long as the UEFI code uses VESA modes. If this is the case, notice that probably UEFI will require the VESA mode 1024 x 768 to be available. This will be true if either the 25 or 31 kHz ranges are used.

Unfortunately 1024 x 768 is not possible for the 15 kHz range, so this mode is disabled when only the 15 kHz range is used. In this case, entering the UEFI setup will result in a black screen.

Personally I didn't test it but since most of modern motherboard has also integrated video it's not a problem. You can still access UEFI using build in video card.

I somehow missed that paragraph... thanks for the info haynor666 and for the "workaround" , it did not occur to me to just connect a small lcd monitor so the onboard gfx display BIOS in case it's needed  :)
I think I'll try and flash my 6450 now

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Had everything working perfect, thought I had bricked my graphics card so I recovered and reinstalled crt driver but now my d9800 isn't syncing. Any ideas

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I have the same issue but I never bothered even mentioning it. Everything is working fine.

The only problem might be for people that targets mame to certain DISPLAY using two monitor setups.

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quick question, I completely redid my mame cabinet and went from xp32 to win7 x64 and installed crt emu 2.0 and was reading the step by step install and is the 2 monitors necessary? I have a wd d9800 monitor a HD 4890 ati that I already flashed with atom15 . I just want it to be right. it seems like its all working. I am using groovymame 0178 so do I have to use crt 2.0? or can I use the older version.
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How do you people get to install the 240x160 resolution for GBA emulation?
Although it is present on the INI I load for the modelist (an INI with combined user-modes + super resolutions) it never gets installed - using latest CRT Emudriver , win7/x64 and a 6450 vga.
Is this a limitation of the card/driver?

Same issue for me. Have you solved that problem?

Thanks

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Same issue for me. Have you solved that problem?

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nope, there is no solution I've been told because 160 it's not enough lines (IIRC).
I just settled and use whatever mGBA selects ...

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nope, there is no solution I've been told because 160 it's not enough lines (IIRC).
I just settled and use whatever mGBA selects ...

HINT: Progressive lines min
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I have a hd4890 big card with a loud fan on it and am using crt-emu driver 2.0.  do the hd5450 cards work well with crt 2.0? any plus or minus to upgrade to the smaller 5450?

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I have  a little problem with CRT Emudriver and Windows 10.

Everything was going smoothly on my CRT until I've decided to connect back my LCD TV through AVR.
The screen started flashing every 10 seconds, the driver was switching back and forward between Radeon HD 6450 and HD 7450.
What's more, I had even a few BSODs in the menatime. So I've decided to go into safe mode, uninstall everything using DDU and boot with disabling driver signature enforcement (on win 10 x64 for some reason enabling test mode does not allow to install unsigned drivers).

So I got it now working but I'm far from being happy. The screen is scaled down with greenish border around (1920x1080@60p through HDMI) seems like overscan to the max. Also I can see I've lost full range color and I have no way to set it back from limited range as all the ATI tools are gone.   

If there is anyone experienced in installing CRTemu on Windows 10 who could shed some light I would really appreciate some help here.

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The screen started flashing every 10 seconds, the driver was switching back and forward between Radeon HD 6450 and HD 7450.

It sounds like W10 was trying to restore its stock driver. I know some guys tried CRT Emudriver on W10 successfully but that was some time ago, and due to W10 upgrade policy now your W10 could be very different from the OS they tried.  Anyway once we have an version of the Emudriver based on newer software we surely get better support.
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The screen started flashing every 10 seconds, the driver was switching back and forward between Radeon HD 6450 and HD 7450.

It sounds like W10 was trying to restore its stock driver. I know some guys tried CRT Emudriver on W10 successfully but that was some time ago, and due to W10 upgrade policy now your W10 could be very different from the OS they tried.  Anyway once we have an version of the Emudriver based on newer software we surely get better support.

That's more than certain it was as you are describing. Disabling automatic driver installation in DDU seems to help.

But that picture through hdmi is useless. Do you know by any chance if it's possible to change the overscan and color range without ccc.exe somewhere in the registry?

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But that picture through hdmi is useless. Do you know by any chance if it's possible to change the overscan and color range without ccc.exe somewhere in the registry?

Nevermind, I found it in the registry under the following keys:

To set the pixel format back to RGB Full Range two keys need to contain the data below:
Code: [Select]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}\0000\DAL2_DATA__2_0\DisplayPath_1\MODE_1920_1080_60p_CEA861\Adjustment

RangeRgbLimited REG_BINARY
10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}\0000\DAL2_DATA__2_0\DisplayPath_1\Option

BestViewOption_Hdmi REG_BINARY
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
02 00 00 00 01 00 00 00
08 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

To reset underscan the following key needs to contain the data below:
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}\0000\DAL2_DATA__2_0\DisplayPath_1\MODE_1920_1080_60p_CEA861_EDID_EE11_3E_1010101\Adjustment

Underscan REG_BINARY
10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

if there are keys starting with MODE_1920_1080_60i these need to be changed as well.

@Calamity It would be nice if the installer could do it for the user as the driver is stripped off the catalyst tools and not everyone got enough patience like me to dig through the registry :D

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Very nice finding. I don't think that could be done through the installer because as you see the keys are customized for each installation (resolution, monitor, edid). A future version might include CCC, although I hate the idea honestly.
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That's very nice of Asrock, having thought of that eventuality beforehand and have an implementation ready for it. I have a bad concept of Asrock from my own experiences but certainly those details are worth a reconsideration.
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My guess is that someone over there thought of the possibility of a user running a 640x480 screen - a good thing :D
I've had several cheap (under 90e) Asrock motherboards and I am satisfied with them - keeping in mind they are cheap. This one is a 50e one , the H81M-DG4 - it can o/c the G3258 as long as you are on BIOS 1.0 (before intel killed the non-Z o/c option). Haven't had any issues with it for ~1 year now.

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My guess is that someone over there thought of the possibility of a user running a 640x480 screen - a good thing :D
I've had several cheap (under 90e) Asrock motherboards and I am satisfied with them - keeping in mind they are cheap. This one is a 50e one , the H81M-DG4 - it can o/c the G3258 as long as you are on BIOS 1.0 (before intel killed the non-Z o/c option). Haven't had any issues with it for ~1 year now.

Thanks. That gives me a perfect option for my 15K only vertical cabinet and the G3258 I've been hoarding :)
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keep in mind that BIOS v1.0 has issues with windows10 and G3258 - it's those issues that made intel create a new updated BIOS and at the same time decided that only Z-series mobos can o/c so they killed the non-Z workaround manufacturers used. So the board is fine with win7 (and 8 AFAIK) but is a no-go for win10 if you also want to o/c

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I just build a new PC running win 7 x64 ultimate that I wanted t replace my XP machine that I had hooked up to my Quad sync Billabs CRT. I just picked up a used 7950HD installed 2.0 beta 8 driver and noticed that Hyperspin mp4 videos dont play and are solid green. I saw a thread about it a few years back and the fix was to disable hardware acceleration in firefox browser but that didnt work. I dont have the computer hooked up to CRT yet, its only hooked to a lcd monitor as I am still installing and configuring my emulators. If I uninstalled the driver and leave the default windows driver it does play the mp4 vids. I also tried installing VLC and a codec package.

Anyone else have this issue? Is the 7950 ati card compatible or did I get the wrong card?

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New beta 9

[08/02/2016][CRT Emudriver 2.0][CRT Tools 2.0][beta 9]

  - [Emudriver]  New driver packages based on Crimson 16.2.1. Lots of new AMD GPUs & APUs supported.

  - [VMMaker]
  - [Arcade OSD] Changes to correctly apply polarities and refresh with Crimson drivers.

  - [VMMaker]    New commands available from the application's console, to allow manual management of the mode list, etc. Type "help" for details.


Notes

- The new drivers (Crimson 16.2.1) can only be used with GroovyMAME versions based on Switchres 0.017a and up.

- For cards supported by several versions, the most recent one is recommended.



(As a bonus, MP4 playback seems to be fixed now with the Crimson based drivers. I don't dare to claim this aloud because this feature has proved to be cursed in the past.
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Which installation guide would we use for the new cards? (R5-230 here)
This one?
http://geedorah.com/eiusdemmodi/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=1052#p1052

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Which installation guide would we use for the new cards? (R5-230 here)
This one?
http://geedorah.com/eiusdemmodi/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=1052#p1052

Yes, all GPUs from HD-5000 series and up are configured the same way.
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New beta 9

[08/02/2016][CRT Emudriver 2.0][CRT Tools 2.0][beta 9]

  - [Emudriver]  New driver packages based on Crimson 16.2.1. Lots of new AMD GPUs & APUs supported.

  - [VMMaker]
  - [Arcade OSD] Changes to correctly apply polarities and refresh with Crimson drivers.

  - [VMMaker]    New commands available from the application's console, to allow manual management of the mode list, etc. Type "help" for details.


Notes

- The new drivers (Crimson 16.2.1) can only be used with GroovyMAME versions based on Switchres 0.017a and up.

- For cards supported by several versions, the most recent one is recommended.



(As a bonus, MP4 playback seems to be fixed now with the Crimson based drivers. I don't dare to claim this aloud because this feature has proved to be cursed in the past.

Wow. so does that mean Radeon R9 series graphics card are now supported? Cool!

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Wow. so does that mean Radeon R9 series graphics card are now supported? Cool!

Yep. Using one here right now.
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So everything has installed ok, but in windows the card reports as R5 200 series, but in VMM it says HD6450
Is that normal?

Also, in the guide it says:
The final step is to edit mame.ini and with the options -resolution 2560x0 -cleanstretch 2

using -cleanstretch gives an error about 'unknown option'.. is it no longer used/needed?

And can we still use mutlithreading? That option is no longer in mame.ini either..
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So everything has installed ok, but in windows the card reports as R5 200 series, but in VMM it says HD6450
Is that normal?

Also, in the guide it says:
The final step is to edit mame.ini and with the options -resolution 2560x0 -cleanstretch 2

using -cleanstretch gives an error about 'unknown option'.. is it no longer used/needed?

And can we still use mutlithreading? That option is no longer in mame.ini either..

You don't need any of those options anymore, just leave all defaults.

It's odd that VMMaker reports that. It just shows what it gets from the OS. I wouldn't worry as long as it works.
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You don't need any of those options anymore, just leave all defaults.


Are you referring to just cleanstretch and multithreading options, or do you mean "resolution 2560x0" as well?

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does Atom-15 work with new cards?

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Are you referring to just cleanstretch and multithreading options, or do you mean "resolution 2560x0" as well?

I meant -cleanstretch and -multithreading. But -resolution 2560x0 is also redundant if you have a table just made of super resolutions. I now prefer to just create super resolutions for progressive modes, then leave a couple of normal 4:3 interlaced modes for vertical games when required, as older cards struggle with scaling to 2560x"high vertical resolution". In that case, you must not force 2560x0 in mame.ini, so the normal interlaced modes have a chance to be used.
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does Atom-15 work with new cards?

It should work. The most probable issue you may run into is not having enough space in the original bios.
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What settings do i use for a vertical screen?
I have everything set up in windows etc, and use iRotate to rotate the screen
But things go bad when i set 'vertical' screen in VMM

Also, in VMM when using the arcade15 preset i get this normal display:
http://puu.sh/u8pm3/ec00428250.jpg

But when i use the MS929 (25kHz removed) preset i get this squashed display:
http://puu.sh/u8pj7/b36a716905.jpg

Is arcade15 good enough?
Should i worry about trying to use MS929?
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Is arcade15 good enough?
Should i worry about trying to use MS929?

You can probably stick to arcade_15 if you're anyway removing upper ranges. You should be getting a normal desktop with ms929 anyway. All what matters is the resolution that ends up being applied to the desktop.
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Is arcade15 good enough?
Should i worry about trying to use MS929?

You can probably stick to arcade_15 if you're anyway removing upper ranges. You should be getting a normal desktop with ms929 anyway. All what matters is the resolution that ends up being applied to the desktop.
Which i can't actually see what it is as it's too squished, so ok, i'll stick to arcade15

But what settings do i use for a vertical screen?

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Is arcade15 good enough?
Should i worry about trying to use MS929?

You can probably stick to arcade_15 if you're anyway removing upper ranges. You should be getting a normal desktop with ms929 anyway. All what matters is the resolution that ends up being applied to the desktop.
Which i can't actually see what it is as it's too squished, so ok, i'll stick to arcade15

But what settings do i use for a vertical screen?

There's always a way. Arcade OSD will tell you.

iRotate is not needed anymore, you can set portrait mode directly from Windows screen options. Please understand that saying "things go bad" is a bit too unspecific.

(if you're going to rotate your desktop, make sure the correct check is applied in VMMaker dialog)

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Wow. so does that mean Radeon R9 series graphics card are now supported? Cool!

Yep. Using one here right now.

Is there any downside to using a more recent card than an older one?. I know a few years back the older cards could support lower resolutions than more recent cards is that still the case?

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Is arcade15 good enough?
Should i worry about trying to use MS929?

You can probably stick to arcade_15 if you're anyway removing upper ranges. You should be getting a normal desktop with ms929 anyway. All what matters is the resolution that ends up being applied to the desktop.
Which i can't actually see what it is as it's too squished, so ok, i'll stick to arcade15

But what settings do i use for a vertical screen?
Please understand that saying "things go bad" is a bit too unspecific.

(if you're going to rotate your desktop, make sure the correct check is applied in VMMaker dialog)
Well.. do we still use super resolutions for a vertical screen?
When i do that VMM only creates 3 modes, all of which are interlaced..
http://puu.sh/u9Dtw/b38fe71998.jpg
http://puu.sh/u9E0R/29a6e0d1f4.jpg
http://puu.sh/u9E8D/bf110e90fe.jpg

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Well.. do we still use super resolutions for a vertical screen?
When i do that VMM only creates 3 modes, all of which are interlaced..

Yes, super resolutions work for the vertical case. But you need to specify your monitor as "rotating to the right" or "rotating to the left". Also, don't forget to mark: "Desktop rotates too".
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Well.. do we still use super resolutions for a vertical screen?
When i do that VMM only creates 3 modes, all of which are interlaced..

Yes, super resolutions work for the vertical case. But you need to specify your monitor as "rotating to the right" or "rotating to the left". Also, don't forget to mark: "Desktop rotates too".
Ok, all sorted then..
So what's 'vertical fixed' for then? (i was choosing that as i never rotate my screen)
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So what's 'vertical fixed' for then?

Well, that one assumes you're also going to play horizontal games on a vertical monitor, and so it processes the horizontal resolutions into vertical ones with the correct aspect ratio (the icons in VMMaker attempt to illustrate this). No one that I know actually runs horizontal games in that way (i.e. if you have a vertically mounted monitor it's because your arcade is dedicated to vertical games).
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Can't log in to Eiusemmodi at the moment but have some feedback on CRT_Emudriver 2.0 b9 (Cat 12.6). I had a hugely frustrating part where one monitor was extended and the other not, and I see now why this is the case from the instructions http://geedorah.com/eiusdemmodi/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=1016#p1016

I plugged my starter monitor in on the VGA port of my card, not on the DVI. Do that and you end up in an awkward position immediately after the driver is installed, especially if you enable super resolutions from the start.

I was able to get around it with some judacious use of Safe Mode but it was a big pain. Might be worth adding a note in somewhere early/close to the download link saying the installation process is entirely different from CRT_Emudriver 1 and you MUST read the instructions thoroughly/follow them exactly.

Other than that all has worked perfectly, configuration extremely easy. Extremely impressed.
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Hi cools,

Thanks for your comments and sorry for the time lost, I guess I'll need to clarify things in the download thread.

For W7+ anyway I like to recommend an HD5000+ card because things get significantly easier thanks to EDID emulation.
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To eBay with me! Quest for 5450!

(My own fault for not reading instructions of course, but with v1 never giving me a jot of trouble that I didn't explicitly ask for I didn't give looking at instructions a second thought :) )
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To eBay with me! Quest for 5450!

(My own fault for not reading instructions of course, but with v1 never giving me a jot of trouble that I didn't explicitly ask for I didn't give looking at instructions a second thought :) )

Hi Cools,

I have several 5450 and I am happy with them, nevertheless the number does not mean a lot with respect to the GPU generation and feature. (see on wikipedia https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon#Radeon_HD5000_.282009-2010.29). I have also 6450, 7450 and 8990 cards that borrow the same design and GPU.

It was mentioned that the picture is looking blurry with models starting from 5xxx. Do people know exactly which GPU are affected?

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It was mentioned that the picture is looking blurry with models starting from 5xxx. Do people know exactly which GPU are affected?

Please guys, if you feel some sympathy for the project, I beg you not to keep spreading this misinformation.

The picture with 5000+ gpus is perfect. The so called blurriness is a bilinear filter that's applied by default to interlaced modes to reduce flicker. It doesn't affect progressive modes. Ironically I've been adding bilinear filtering to interlaced modes in GM since the first day. Now it's done by default by the gpu.

By comparison, pre-HD5000 cards are a real pain to deal with in W7: they require GM to run in admin mode, interlaced modes run at halved refresh, they can't cope with super resolutions really well, lots of monitor detection issues that suck.. A lot of crap that's infinitely worse than an innocent filter on interlaced modes.

Now looking behind, i believe that if I had focused since the beginnig  on adding support to HD 5000+ cards instead of legacy ones on W7, the transition to W7 would have been easier.

By the way, prefer the 6450 to the 5450. Although it has a single analog output, it handles super resolutions better.
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The picture with 5000+ gpus is perfect. The so called blurriness is a bilinear filter that's applied by default to interlaced modes to reduce flicker. It doesn't affect progressive modes. Ironically I've been adding bilinear filtering to interlaced modes in GM since the first day. Now it's done by default by the gpu.

Ha Ha, that's the reason why I have never experienced such picture degradation. Thanks for the clarification. Hope we will see no gossip anymore on that subject.

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By the way, prefer the 6450 to the 5450. Although it has a single analog output, it handles super resolutions better.

You know you're going to need to elaborate on that?  ;D

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To eBay with me! Quest for 5450!
I found it easier/cheaper to just get a slower current/newer gen card..
I got an R5 230 (brand new with warranty).. works a treat and cost the same as the old cards

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You know you're going to need to elaborate on that?  ;D

(New sticky, "Calamitys favourite card")

Well in my experience the HD 5450 that I've tried (Asus 1 GB) has a problem with "high" vertical super resolutions (e.g. 2560x480): it will show a black frame from time to time making the picture flash. On the other hand my HD 6450 (Asus too) is 100% solid on this regard.

The issue is easily avoidable anyway, by simply not using "high" vertical super resolutions. Indeed, my current setups just use a few progressive super resolutions, and additionally some standard 4:3 interlaced modes, e.g.:

2560x240
2560x248
2560x256
  640x480
  664x496
  688x512

"High" vertical super resolutions are overkill anyway unless you have a serious GPU. The idea here is that the GPU should be able to process all scaling required within the vblank period, so you don't get tearing when using "manual" vsync (frame delay).
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Understood, it's a capability thing. FWIW my Asus and XFX 4350s have no problem doing 2560x480 or even 2560x512 for hours.
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Has anyone ever experienced ArcadeOSD crashing when it goes to switch resolutions?  Groovymame will switch resolutions fine, but when I go into ArcadeOSD to adjust the sizes it crashes everytime.  I'm using Windows 7 with a HD6670 and the latest versions of the drivers/VMM Maker/ArcadeOSD.

It goes to switch resolutions and pops up "ArcadeOSD has encountered an error and needs to close".  Any ideas?  Most of the resolutions don't need adjusted except for a few vertical shooters and the midway games (mk and NBA jam that i'm worried about).

Thanks!!

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New beta 10

[03/03/2017][CRT Emudriver 2.0][CRT Tools 2.0][beta 10]

  - [VMMaker]    Added option to include multiple modelines in emulated EDID. When enabled, the current modelist is added to the EDID definition (maximum of 20 modes supported). If disabled, only a 640x480 modeline will be included, as usual.

  - [VMMaker]    Fixed bug that caused newer video cards to be incorrectly detected as legacy ones.

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New beta 10

[03/03/2017][CRT Emudriver 2.0][CRT Tools 2.0][beta 10]

  - [VMMaker]    Added option to include multiple modelines in emulated EDID. When enabled, the current modelist is added to the EDID definition (maximum of 20 modes supported). If disabled, only a 640x480 modeline will be included, as usual.

  - [VMMaker]    Fixed bug that caused newer video cards to be incorrectly detected as legacy ones.
Any need to re-install if everything SEEMS to be working otherwise?

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Any need to re-install if everything SEEMS to be working otherwise?

Not this time. Only required for newer hardware users (e.g. R9 380).
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New beta 10

[03/03/2017][CRT Emudriver 2.0][CRT Tools 2.0][beta 10]

  - [VMMaker]    Added option to include multiple modelines in emulated EDID. When enabled, the current modelist is added to the EDID definition (maximum of 20 modes supported). If disabled, only a 640x480 modeline will be included, as usual.

Great!  BTW you forget to say that this works also with standard ATI drivers :)

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Any need to re-install if everything SEEMS to be working otherwise?

Not this time. Only required for newer hardware users (e.g. R9 380).
R5-230?

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R5-230?

No. Your card was already detected well by previous version. R9 380 wasn't.
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Hi all. First I want to thank you for the great job around Emudrivers and Groovymame !

Then I upgraded my config from windows xp 32bits to windows 7 and installed new CRT Emudriver 2.0 beta 10 and It works pretty well but I still have problems :
- I have the halved refresh problems on both my radeon hd 4650 et hd 4850 with interlaced resolutions. I thought it was corrected in last version of crt tools but it doesn't work for me.
- It is very long when switching resolution (around 10 seconds....)

I don't know if I can do something for these problems or if I have to go back to xp until I have a newer radeon card.

My config is an athlon ii x2 250 @3.6, 4gb ram, radeon hd 4850 1gb connected to 2 Sony Trinitron (one horizontal and one vertical)/

Thank you for your help !

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Hi Kabuji74,

How are you connecting your Trinitrons? If you're using an UMSA, then setting the polarities to positive on VMMaker/GM will fix the halved refresh problem. However, if you have a direct connection, that will cause an out of sync display.

Slow mode switching is due to having lots of modes in your mode list and more than one display. Using super resolutions will alleviate the issue, but won't fully fix it.

For Windows 7+, HD-5000+ cards are definitely recommended.
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Thanks for the reply.
I connected my two trinitron with direct cables so I can't use positive vsync. I'm thinking about changing for newer radeon card but it seems than it is impossible to use only one card for two screens since there is no more than one analogic output with amd video cards (since 5000 ones ?). So next question is : for dual screens is it possible to use two video cards ? any recommandations (I'm looking at hd 6500) ?
For slow switch resolutions, vmmaker generated 120 modelines. Perhaps it is too much. I can't use only super resolutions because I use other emulators like Kega fusion and Magic Engine. It makes me think that I don't have the problem under windows xp 64bits.

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It makes me think that I don't have the problem under windows xp 64bits.

Your cards are certainly more suited for XP 64. Why did you upgrade? Are you missing any specific emulator?

Anyway, HD 5000 cards (not 6000+) still have 2 analog outputs, usually. Starting with HD 6000 series, only one analog output exists. You can still plug two video cards if your motherboard allows it. If that's your plan, ideally use two cards of the same model.

With regards to Genesis and PC Engine, consider trying MAME for those too.
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Ok I understand that I need to change my video cards if I want to go with Windows 7.
Why I want to upgrade ? Well initially my config runs under XP 32bits and I had big slow down under games like Espgaluda2 or Shienryu. I saw on forums that 64bits OS can improove cpu perfs so I decided to give them a try.
First I installed Windows 7 and I saw a huge difference with Espgaluda 2 for example
Then I tried xp 64bits, really faster than 32bits version but it seems that it is a bit slower than 7 because I still notice annoying slow downs (not really sure, what do you think about that ?)

And I still need Magic Engine and Kega fusion to run Sega et Nec CD games

Well for the moment I think I will keep my xp 64bits install et go to seven when I upgraded my hardware too.

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ATOM-15 v1.3 released:

- v1.3 - March 2017
    - Implemented GOP reallocation for EFI bios.


This version should manage to patch most bios images where previosly it would fail with the "Hook not possible..." error.
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damn, that sounded like fast work :) Either way another big thank you from all of us out here, Calamity!

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Greetings,

just wanted to le you know, that every download is offline at the moment!

http://aburamushi.net/calamity "The requested URL was not found on this server.".

« Last Edit: June 04, 2017, 08:33:05 am by b-e-n-n-y »

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Thanks,

I'm trying to contact Abubu (the ftp's owner) at the moment.
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Okay, thanks four your work!

Looking forward to get the Downloads, to get my RetroPC started ;-)

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Hey hey! any updates regarding the download links?
Alternatively, is it possible to host the files somewhere temporarily?
I unfortunately can't use emudriver 1.4 as I have a 7000 series card. (the only version I can find an active link to)

Regards.

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Abubu has restored the ftp, however I can't get http access for the files yet, so links are still dead. By now, here's a Google Drive folder with the latest versions of the tools:

CRT Tools download link.

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Thank you so much! I much appreciate your efforts! I can finally move from DOS to a windows environment.

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Calamity, what's the difference between standard package and package with _nieg suffix?

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Calamity, what's the difference between standard package and package with _nieg suffix?

AMD adds the "nieg" suffix to the non-GCN version of the driver, I did the same so I don't mix them up.
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I have tried for 3 days to use GM with crt-emu drivers to work on a PAL 50Hz TV. I have a Radeon 9200 Pro and I have followed and read many ways to install. I finally got something yesterday but this is all I got.

I just want to know is it possible to display groovymame with crt drivers on a 50hz PAL TV?

I have created modelines in VMM and none of them output 50hz. But the question is will my PAL 50hz TV work??

I have read and watched please I just need to know before I throw my TV out of the window or PC  ;D


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Hello. I'm not able to download emu crt driver 2.0 beta. If i try the googledrive link i always get this error : "The page isnít redirecting properly Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete."

I tried with ms live browser also, same problem. So is there a working mirror somwhere for the emu crt driver 2.0 beta files ?

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By using chrome i was able to download the beta 2.0 driver. Thanks.  I did earlier have som experience using the older 1.2 driver. Crt is absolut the best for retro gaming. Thanks for the hard work creating the driver  :)

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Can't login on Eiusdemmodi (or reset my password).

Using: crt_emudriver_&_tools_2.0_beta_10_12.6_W.7.8.10-64.exe

"Error: The driver installation failed: 103 No More Data is available"

Win 7 Home Premium SP1, UAC disabled, Radeon 4530 (ATOM-15)


Ignore me, none of them are working even beta 9 or 1.2. Must be something in Windows.
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We're still trying to solve some issues with Eiusdemmodi's DB so it' not fully functional (new contributions may get lost), but there shouldn't be log-in/password problems. Let's wait till the process is finished and I'll mail you a new password if you still get this by then.

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OK so I must be completely ignorant, but I read through the CRT_Emudriver docs and look over the forums, and I can't seem to find anything regarding the composite sync options available on some Radeon cards. Is this usable at all? Right now I use a SCART to Component adapter which takes care of the sync for me but I want to install GroovyMame on an RGB monitor and I don't know what to do about the composite sync it needs.

Does my HD6450 (or my 5450) have composite sync that CRT_Emudriver can use?

EDIT - I just found some posts about this topic, gonna read through it all and hopefully it'll help me out.
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