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Old 09 March 2019, 18:20   #1
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Best Amiga Settings for Retro gaming (Shaders, Bezel and more)

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I've read this forum for a couple of days to find the best experience to play Amiga games on my 27" Monitor . I tried a lot of things and now i'm very satisfied with the results i got (for now)
My goal was to play in front of my Monitor and having a nice image quality.
At first tried full screen but there was to much blockiness because of the small image resolution of the Amiga games. Changed to 4:3 but this didn't helped.
I didn't want to play in window mode too.
Here are the FS-UAE settings i currently use:
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Check Video is set to fullscreen and scale is set to Auto+border
I found the nice looking 1084 Monitor bezel over at the FS-UAE website and thought i give it a try. Ambermoon made a great looking Bezel i really like. Thx for that.
Next i noticed that a couple of games seems to use a NTSC resolution using this Bezel. there was a big black bar under the game image.
So i edited the Bezel zoom config and set the zoom to auto+border
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To get rid of the sharp blockiness pixel i tried several shaders .
The one i liked most is the crt-easymode shader . So i installed it.
What i didn't liked was the fact that you can still noticed the CRT grid even on bright areas. I remember the opposite from the past (i might be wrong).
I also wanted some more glow.
So i edited the config settings of FS-UAE and set low resolution to zero
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I also tweaked the shader setting to add more glow
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Here is the result. Please watch in 1080p fullscreen ( a few details are missing during video compression but most are still there)

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Hope you like it.

Thx to @FrodeSolheim @guest.r @Ambermoon and this forum!


EDIT: after playing in the dark the shader brightness settings seem a bit to high.
I‘m down to 1.5 from 1.8 ( 1.0 is default) guess it depends also what brightness setting you use on your real monitor settings. So playing around with this entry might be useful.

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Old 10 May 2019, 16:39   #2
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This is very impressive. Are you using special version of crt-easymode ? I tried retroarch version of this shader and can't get it to work. In what folder in fsuae should it be placed? Can you upload your shader somewhere?
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Old 10 May 2019, 17:21   #3
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Guest.r made the shader
Check post nr 151 if i remember right
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Old 10 May 2019, 18:29   #4
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Looks nothing like a CRT. Where's the scanlines?
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Old 10 May 2019, 18:42   #5
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1. Looks like the mask isn't scaled properly due to using a Bezel.
2. Not all CRTs shows clearly visible scanlines like a PVM/BVM monitor.
3. Don't use Youtube to showcase anything. The uploaded videos are compressed to hell anyway.
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Where can I find the bezel you are using? Tried to google it, but couldn't find it.

EDIT: Nevermind. I found it
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thanks for the tips I am using this through Launchbox so working on a build of games at the minute.
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