CyberLab Death To Pixels Shader Preset Packs

What’s the name of the game with the knight and the big dude, please ? :smiley:

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Oh, that’s Magic Sword!! An arcade classic from my youth!!

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Thanks ! I like how it looks, I’m gonna try it !

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Happy to share. Hope to be able to record in 4K in the future. It’s too powerful for my poor budget gaming rig a the moment.

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That would be something! Welcome to the Libretro community! I hope you would find your stay here to be an enjoyable experience!

Perhaps you can share some of your specs and I can give you some recommendations? I’ve had no trouble so far capturing at 4k 60 fps with relatively high bitrate to capture the scanlines and mask detail without too many artifacts using Geforce Experience (NVENC). I then transcode to HEVC using Handbrake with some really awesome custom settings that again keep all of the details intact!

I do all of this on an AMD Ryzen 5 5600X and a pair of Geforce GTX 1070s in Sli with 32GB DDR4 3200 RAM. I don’t mind sharing my capture settings and workflow.

Also, stay tuned for the next huge update of both my preset pack as well as HSM Mega Bezel Reflection Shader!! It’s coming closer and closer to release and I think you’ll like what you see in addition to the much improved performance!


Greetings folks, I hope you’all are really enjoying my CyberLab Mega Bezel Death To Pixels Shader Preset Pack this holiday season! It’s been a wonderful journey so far. We’ve reached 4,000+ views in the first month alone so that means people are sharing the joy!

Anyway, I just wanted to let you’all know that my next preset pack update is in the works and should be available soon! There’ll be some changes.

The most notable of which is the requirement to upgrade to the latest HSM Mega Bezel Reflection Shader when it releases. The new preset package will not work as is on the current or older versions of HSM Mega Bezel Reflection Shader.

You’ll also be seeing some changes to the folder structure so that things can hopefully be a lot easier and intuitive to navigate. I want you to be able to select your favorite and most suitable presets with ease!

I’ve also taken the opportunity to streamline this package so you may not see some presets that I no longer use in my day to day operations. This package has always been based on what I actually use and on making it possible for others to share in my experience. With that said feel free to let me know if your favourite preset didn’t make the cut and I’ll see if I can arrive at a solution.

So without further ado, here’s a sneak peak at my upcoming Shader Preset Pack!

Since dark screenshots are all the rage now I know you guys would understand if they’re not the brightest! lol It’s all about the mask! The shadow mask in this case!!

Tip: You might have to brighten your screens and/or ensure that you view them at original size to fully appreciate these:

To allay any brightness concerns arising out of my dark screenshots, this is a picture of my TV running the same new shadow mask Computer Monitor Presets at the same brightness settings as I have been using all the time with my other presets.

This is my Computer Monitor - Sharp preset which is identical to my Computer Monitor - Raw preset except that the Raw version has ScaleFX turned off.

This is a very quick and dirty cellphone photo. I can actually see the scanlines from 6 feet away. So what I see is much sharper, defined and detailed that what was captured in that photo.

I just finished transcoding a video using my Computer Monitor - Raw Preset as well. It’s 225MB.

Here it is:



Awesome, those scanlines look thickk, ill be upgrading the mega bezel and your presets really soon. Thanks a lot Cyber.

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Did you watch the video? I think your Optima might love them!

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Just watched, looking great man! And DKC its one of the hardest games to make look good, good visuals without losing detail,really like it. I guess im going to start saving money for a 4k led and a new graphics card to enjot this to the fullest.


What graphics card do you have now? Chances are you may not need to upgrade as the next version of HSM Mega Bezel Reflection Shader is going to perform better. Even my old GTX 970 managed 4K (without the reflections) using the current version and I use a GTX 1070 currently at 4K with full reflections. I’m also certain that an AMD Radeon RX 480/580 can handle 4K without reflections as well.

Also, if you can afford it, it’s better to get an OLED TV than an LED TV. You’ll fall in love with the image quality, especially coming from a CRT. They’re also getting cheaper last time I checked.


Thats exactly the one i have

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Well there’s no need to upgrade just yet then. That graphics card money can go towards a TV! Look for a deal on an OLED. I haven’t tried it but you should definitely try to get one that has proper working BFI in Game mode. It doesn’t even need to be the latest model to be awesome!

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OLED isn’t the best choice if you want to do mask stuff because of the white subpixel. I think you just want LCD with as many dimming zones as possible.

I hope dual layer LCD or OLCD becomes a thing, soon. I hate weird subpixels. It doesn’t just affect CRT stuff, the addition of the white subpixel also means you’re not getting the full advertised color depth.


I still love and prefer my OLED. There are always going to be compromises somewhere. I can’t stand blooming and I adore the perfect viewing angles, per pixel dimming that still remains unmatched by any current mainstream TV technology and just the way things look on an OLED TV. Also, not everyone would buy a TV based on its strengths in emulation and CRT simulation alone. Some people just need a TV that is great at almost everything. I wouldn’t recommend an OLED TV to someone who isn’t mixing their content though.

To be honest, I’m not at the level where I’m going to notice a white subpixel messing up the mask. At least I don’t think so yet. I’m not even sure I want that to happen. Ignorance is bliss as the saying goes. I tend to say, once seen something can’t be unseen.

I now use primarily an LED/LCD with horrible blooming and virtually useless local dimming and I almost hate it but I’ve always loved the way it pops in bright and colourful games. Each time it needs to give me black it just has to remind me it’s only IPS. OLED is the cure for that. At least that’s how it felt like to me. Another thing it cured for me was DSE. I’ve had to return TVs because of that.

I also have a 1080p 12bit VA panel that I absolutely love. I think mostly because it does black and darks much better than my IPS LCD.

I wasn’t even aware of this and so it never bothered me. I can understand and appreciate the need to be thorough, accurate and meticulous but I can also appreciate the less than perfect and learning to enjoy and make the most out of whatever you have. There’s always a time and a place for everything. Sometimes you need to be able to balance both.


All that being said, if I could find an affordable HDR 4K LCD monitor that had dimming zones and a full wide color gamut, I would buy two. :grin:

The professional displays that I found while shopping for my new monitors were prohibitively expensive. :frowning_face:


In an ideal world:

OLED for watching movies/shows

Full array LCD for gaming and CRT emulation.

OLED IMO is just not designed for these applications.


Enjoy your life of compromises, then.

Jk, I know what you’re saying and I can appreciate that. However, there’s also something to be said for the near-transcendent experiences one can have when one refuses to compromise on quality.

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In closing the TV topic for now, I must say that now is not the same as a year ago and my recommendation is based on my own limited experience with what I actually have and also from what others have shared.

Nowadays, miniLED TVs are slowly increasing their presence in the market and it seems as though Dual Cell has actually arrived. I’m sure all of them would come with their pros and cons. So be sure to do your due diligence before purchasing!

Since you liked my Donkey Kong Country video @Digitech, here’s another peak at my upcoming preset pack after some further tweaking and testing!



Hi, I would like to thank you for the great work. I would like to know how I can change the background? I would like to use your presets with Duimon’s overlays.


You can change the reference preset in my preset to point to @Cyber’s preset.