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Old 10 February 2016, 16:36   #94
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Another suggestion/option for ST-correction... There are probably some/many ST ports for the Amiga which have corrected (doubled) colours. (Can anyone research into likely examples? How about Speedball, Xenon, Gods?)

So an option to extend the doubled 4-bit colours to 8-bit could also be useful. In other words Amiga $EEE ⤇ $FCFCFC. (For each colour component %xyx0xyz0 ⤇ %xyzxyz00.)

The code could actually become clearer since you need to correct before gamma-correction. The current code in video_calc_gammatable() could become something like this:
switch (currprefs.gfx_threebitcolors) {
	case 0:	break;
	case 1:	con *= 2.0f;	// 0xEE/0x77
	case 2:	con = (con * 252.0f) / 119.0f;	// 0xFC/0x77
	case 3:	con = (con * 252.0f) / 238.0f;	// 0xFC/0xEE
v = video_gamma((float)(i - 256), gams[j], bri, con);
The three correction options are just preset values for the contrast adjustment.

By the way, similarly to needing to ST-correct before gamma correction, in video_gamma() it might be an idea to do value *= con; before value += bri;.

Edit: Moving that con-setting code to the start of video_calc_gammatable() (where con is initially set to con = ((float)(currprefs.gfx_contrast + 1000)) / 1000.0f ) might be cleaner still.

Last edited by mark_k; 10 February 2016 at 17:07.
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