After playing around with shaders way too much, I’m about ready to give up - it seems like there are a million options and nothing that will work for me. I’m running RA on a Raspberry Pi Model 2, so I know there are lots of users in the same boat as me.
All I’m looking for is a shader that will produce good scanlines that are adjustable in strength/brightness and that look good in 720p. Something that resembles the output of a Framemeister. I don’t care about replicating bloom or shadow masks or any of that other stuff.
The CRT shaders look fantastic, but most are simply too demanding to be run on the Raspberry Pi.
Scanlines.glsl looks good at 1080p, but the scanlines turn into dots at 720p, and the lines aren’t dark enough for my taste. It also does not fix uneven pixel scaling.
NTSC Gauss pass won’t run on the Raspberry Pi - I see scanlines, and that’s it - no picture .
CRT Hyllian is okay and I think it’s my best bet, but there is some unnatural looking bloom and there is a weird moire pattern that appears when the screen gets very bright or displays a white background. I’ve tried figuring out how to edit the cg file and convert it to glsl to no avail.
CRT Caligari is also okay but the lines are not dark enough.
I’m stumped. Is there just no good option for getting decent scanlines and even pixel smoothing/scaling at 720p?