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Re: CRT Emudriver - Non emulated compatible games
« Reply #40 on: October 25, 2020, 06:42:49 am »
Updated list!

I strongly recommend switchres program by @Calamity to avoid having to install all game modelines.

Hi,

Care to explain how you do it without installing modelines ?
I can't figure it out, I thought you had to install correct modelines to let switchres pick them up?

Thanks !

He's using the (long promised) Switchres standalone binary (see attachment).
Important note: posts reporting GM issues without a log will be IGNORED.
Steps to create a log:
 - From command line, run: groovymame.exe -v romname >romname.txt
 - Attach resulting romname.txt file to your post, instead or pasting it.

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Re: CRT Emudriver - Non emulated compatible games
« Reply #41 on: October 25, 2020, 09:06:55 am »
Gracias compa !  :laugh:
Now, let's see if I can get through it.

Edit : OK let's pretend I want to run C:\game.exe with 352x248 resolution @60hz with arcade_15 preset (already within ini file).
Am I correct assuming that
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switchres 352 248 60 -l c:\game.exe will run it and revert back to original resolution upon exit ?

Thanks.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2020, 09:17:00 am by totozero »

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Re: CRT Emudriver - Non emulated compatible games
« Reply #42 on: October 25, 2020, 10:26:52 am »
Yes, that's the idea. You probably need to wrap the exe command with "" if spaces are required.

If -allow_hardware_refresh is enabled in switchres.ini, new modes will be added dynamically (no need to use VMMaker for that, Switchres uses the same mechanism as VMMaker for adding/removing modes on the fly). You may hear a plug/unplug sound from your Windows os though, due to this.

If -allow_hardware_refresh is disabled, Switchres will try to update your existing modelines, just like GM does, without adding new modes.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2020, 10:28:25 am by Calamity »
Important note: posts reporting GM issues without a log will be IGNORED.
Steps to create a log:
 - From command line, run: groovymame.exe -v romname >romname.txt
 - Attach resulting romname.txt file to your post, instead or pasting it.

CRT Emudriver, VMMaker & Arcade OSD downloads, documentation and discussion:  Eiusdemmodi

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Re: CRT Emudriver - Non emulated compatible games
« Reply #43 on: October 25, 2020, 12:43:23 pm »
Neat ! Thanks, I'll try it asap.


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Re: CRT Emudriver - Non emulated compatible games
« Reply #44 on: October 27, 2020, 06:14:25 pm »
Updated list!

I strongly recommend switchres program by @Calamity to avoid having to install all game modelines.

Hi,

Care to explain how you do it without installing modelines ?
I can't figure it out, I thought you had to install correct modelines to let switchres pick them up?

Thanks !

BTW this version of maldita castilla is way better for CRT than the ex version, you'll get full screen on a 15khz monitor.
Enable vsync in config.ini if it isn't to remove tearing.
Resolution is 256x224@60

https://drive.google.com/file/d/19D1VWqRyqrHK7gZBqkTdqUOnbdHaMdj1/view?usp=sharing

Thanks! I didn't know about this version.

Updated list and added spreadsheet for more details (input controller, size in MB)

                                       
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Re: CRT Emudriver - Non emulated compatible games
« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2020, 11:34:35 am »
Hey, may I ask what Kirisade Blade  I & II are ?
My google-fu skills might be rusted but I didn't find any info regarding these titles.

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Re: CRT Emudriver - Non emulated compatible games
« Reply #47 on: November 13, 2020, 03:49:23 pm »
Thanks Recap.

Odd, I could swear I read Kirisade on the list  :dizzy:


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Re: CRT Emudriver - Non emulated compatible games
« Reply #48 on: November 20, 2020, 03:15:22 pm »
I'm testing Street of Rage Remake 5.2 and seems vsync it's fixed now!

Widescreen ON (with off fails)
Vsync OFF
Enabled Aero / Composition desktop

Put BORDERLESS in mod/system.txt

Native resolution 416x240@60.

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Re: CRT Emudriver - Non emulated compatible games
« Reply #49 on: November 21, 2020, 09:25:04 am »
Hyper DBZ Champís build is a must have, as well. Incredible mugen powered game  :)
Runs like a breeze natively 320x240@60
I actually prefer to play this one over dbz figterz, itís funnier.

Get it here. RIGHT NOW
https://network.mugenguild.com/balthazar/

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Re: CRT Emudriver - Non emulated compatible games
« Reply #50 on: November 22, 2020, 01:21:59 pm »
Hyper DBZ Champís build is a must have, as well. Incredible mugen powered game  :)
Runs like a breeze natively 320x240@60
I actually prefer to play this one over dbz figterz, itís funnier.

Get it here. RIGHT NOW
https://network.mugenguild.com/balthazar/
Thx! Game it's really fun, but i have a lot of tearing  :'(..any suggest?

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Re: CRT Emudriver - Non emulated compatible games
« Reply #51 on: November 23, 2020, 02:58:36 am »
Odd, I have no tearing at all (windows 10).
What OS are you running ?
You can try to change the renderer setting to SDL, it 's located in data folder under mugen.cfg

Only changes I've done so far :

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;Game native width and height.
 ;Recommended settings are:
 ;  640x480   Standard definition 4:3
 ; 1280x720   High definition 16:9
 ; 1920x1080  Full HD 16:9
GameWidth = 320;1280
GameHeight = 240;720

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;Set to 1 to enable fullscreen mode, 0 for windowed.
FullScreen = 1

You should be able to remove tearing (hopefully) messing here

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[Video]
 ;The video resolution defaults to the same as the game resolution.
 ;You can force an alternate resolution by uncommenting the lines
 ;below.
;Width  = 1280
;Height = 720

 ;This is the color depth at which to run MUGEN.
 ;Only 16 is supported at this time.
Depth = 16

 ;Set to 1 to enable vertical retrace synchronization. Do not enable
 ;if BlitMode = PageFlip.
 ;Not supported in 1.0.
VRetrace = 0

 ;Set to 1 to enable fullscreen mode, 0 for windowed.
FullScreen = 1

 ;Drawing mode
 ;Choose from Normal (fast) and PageFlip (less image "tearing")
BlitMode = PageFlip

 ;Screen rendering mode.
 ;System - default SDL rendering mode (e.g. windib in Windows)
 ;DirectX - DirectX 5 renderer
 ;OpenGLScreen - hack that allows window resizing but could be slow
RenderMode = OpenGLScreen

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Re: CRT Emudriver - Non emulated compatible games
« Reply #52 on: November 23, 2020, 06:54:34 am »
I'm in W7x64, i have tried all parametres  :banghead:

I think with windowed mode no suffer tearing at all, i will try workaround with fullscreen borderless.

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Re: CRT Emudriver - Non emulated compatible games
« Reply #53 on: November 23, 2020, 03:22:24 pm »
Yeah I feel you man.
When I was on W7, there was no way to remove tearing from all mugen and openbor stuff. And from some doujins as well.
It's all solved now with Win10, maybe something related with desktop composition (always active in win10).

You could try to reenable it just to see if it fixes the issue (in case it's been disabled).

EDIT : Or you could change your OS. I won't ever go back to W7, W10 LTSC is faster and can be hidden easily without any dirty hack.

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Re: CRT Emudriver - Non emulated compatible games
« Reply #54 on: November 23, 2020, 04:56:48 pm »
Oh man, this is absofuckingly gorgeous !  ;D






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Re: CRT Emudriver - Non emulated compatible games
« Reply #55 on: November 23, 2020, 06:09:02 pm »
Yeah I feel you man.
When I was on W7, there was no way to remove tearing from all mugen and openbor stuff. And from some doujins as well.
It's all solved now with Win10, maybe something related with desktop composition (always active in win10).

You could try to reenable it just to see if it fixes the issue (in case it's been disabled).

EDIT : Or you could change your OS. I won't ever go back to W7, W10 LTSC is faster and can be hidden easily without any dirty hack.
I found the problem and the solution. Mugen 1.0 it's very slow on my PC (it's deprecated version, only uses 1 core). I updated to 1.1 with OpenGL and now it's perfect and runs very fast!

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Re: CRT Emudriver - Non emulated compatible games
« Reply #56 on: November 24, 2020, 03:00:50 am »
Glad you sorted it out  :applaud:
By the way, the DBZ archive file is missing some characters (krillin, c18) and some stages as well.
They have to be downloaded separately and manually installed.

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Re: CRT Emudriver - Non emulated compatible games
« Reply #57 on: November 26, 2020, 07:59:01 am »
Glad you sorted it out  :applaud:
By the way, the DBZ archive file is missing some characters (krillin, c18) and some stages as well.
They have to be downloaded separately and manually installed.
Great game. If anyone ara interested with 320x240 config with all characters. All credits for Team Z2's, of course. https://network.mugenguild.com/balthazar/

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vYOx4Aaa8vlq_U0m1SM-k1Gef8NOh632/view?usp=sharing

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Re: CRT Emudriver - Non emulated compatible games
« Reply #58 on: February 07, 2021, 08:18:32 am »
Hi all!

Five new ready cabinet games!

Cyber Shadow                     400x240@60
Binky's Trash Service            320x240@60 (F4 autohotkey for fullscreen)
Binary Star Infinty              320x240@60
Street Cleaner: the video game   400x240@60
Touhou Luna Nights               640x480@60

(*) I discovered XOutput program for major steam compatibility games, it's a great another alternative joy2key and x360ce.

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Re: CRT Emudriver - Non emulated compatible games
« Reply #59 on: February 17, 2021, 10:47:37 am »
This topic is a GREAT idea, and we need to add more shmups :)

I'm thinking about Cave games for steam : Mushihimesama, Deathsmiles, Dodopachi Resurrection. And also Psikyo games for steam : Dragon Blaze, Zero Gunner, Gunbird, Strikers 1945 etc.

Let's take Mushihimesama (Steam version)

TL;DR
Nice resolution for consumer CRT TV : 320x240@60
Best resolution for "31KHz" CRT Monitor : 640x480@60


I had very good results by running this game at 320x240@60 on a CRT TV : no scrolling/tearing problem, picture is crisp and clean.
But I also had the feeling it could be better : Mushihimesama sprites have been redone in higher resolution (Steam port comes from Xbox360 port)

So : for a perfect result you have to find a PC CRT Monitor that can handle 640x480  non-interlaced (480p)
I use this modeline with a Sony Multiscan 200ES :
Modeline    "Mode 0" 25.18 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -hsync -vsync

In-game Screen settings are very important.

Screen settings (for 480p)
  • Smoothing ON  (Really needed for nice backgrounds)
  • Zoom 150% ( I had initially  some random streched lines/pixels when I put other values for "Zoom".)
General screen settings
  • Aspect ratio 4:3
  • Rotate Left Roll
  • Link Rotation ON

The difference between 240p vs 480p on a CRT for this game :
https://i.ibb.co/pL2NB1S/mushi240p-VS480p.png

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Re: CRT Emudriver - Non emulated compatible games
« Reply #60 on: February 20, 2021, 06:49:52 pm »
I love this thread!

Please make it a sticky  :notworthy: