Are there any screen filters/effects in retroarch?


Hello everyone

i was wondering if there are screen filters/effects in retroarch

to feel the experience of playing with a real arcade machine/console screen during a game

any comments would be appreciated


Yes, in RetroArch that’s mostly handled by the shaders, which are filters/effects that run on your GPU.

With a game loaded, go back into the quick menu > shaders > load shader preset and then load one up. The ‘crt’ subdirectory has a bunch of good ones for arcade games. If you like smoothing/interpolation shaders, check out scalefx and xbr/xbrz.


thank you so much hunterk! :smile:


A few, yes, check this out. But be careful, it’s addictive and you might end up spending more time playing around with shaders than with the games themselves!