Since my packs contain only presets and not shaders you shouldn’t encounter similar issues, however you can encounter issues using outdated presets on newer versions of HSM Mega Bezel Reflection Shader because the Shaders themselves sometimes change rapidly requiring presets to be updated. So best practice would entail removing the old folder or presets before updating but most of the time preset names remain the same so overwriting can be sufficient. There are rare instances where I might rename a preset or remove presets that might have been unintentionally included though. In cases like that overwriting will not be sufficient to remove things that shouldn’t really be in the folder.
This can and does happen on a real TV. I tried my best to adjust the scaling to tweak the amount of overscan per console and resolution but I didn’t spend any time adjusting it for 1600 x 900 though.
You can play around with the settings in the preset to adjust this to your liking.
If you don’t want this happening at all, you can set the viewport to follow the bezel by turning off bezel independent scale and set integer scale mode to 0.
This might introduce other (possibly unwanted) side effects but this is just the nature of these things.
Remember this whole exercise started off with me creating stuff primarily for my personal needs and to run on my particular setup(s).
The MBZ_2_Performance_No_Reflections folder was simply an attempt to get the presets working properly on my GTX 970 @ 4K 60fps. This was all I needed, I only had to give up reflections. It also allowed the presets themselves to be identical and look identical bar the reflections.
I did try all the other base presets, including the STD one, however the presets didn’t retain much of their fidelity.
Most likely due to my extensive use of Pre-scaling, Scale FX and MDAPT back then. Things have admittedly evolved quite a bit.
In my earlier testing I found that by reducing resolution from 4K to 1080p resulted in a significant reduction in performance requirements needed to maintain a steady 60fps. That was how I initially got things to work on my GTX 970. My presets were also so fine tuned at 1080p that in my opinion, users were not giving up that much by opting to run at the lower resolution.
This plus the ability to combine running at a lower resolution with the MBZ__2__ADV_NO_REFLECTIONS base preset were my first attempts at having a middle ground.
I subsequently came across @Soqueroeu’s-TV Backgrounds, which was something that fit what I had been looking for ever since giving up on the original “Death To Pixels” cgp preset by @Birm.
I wondered how best to integrate my presets with them and after realizing that all of his presets use the MBZ__3__STD_GDV base preset, I decided to just create a preset from the ground up of course while using everything that I had learned and possibly borrowing some settings here and there from some of my other presets.
Scaling things down really helped smoothen things out and significantly reduced the need for smoothing and heavy prescaling. I did run into some new challenges though due to the sizing of the viewports and the introduction of even more severe moire patterns. I overcame those challenges and was quite satisfied with the results.
The next step came from me wanting to do even better de-dithering on Sonic the Hedgehog’s waterfalls now that I no longer had access to MDAPT.
This gave rise to Blargg_NTSC_Genesis_Composite_CyberLab_Special_Edition and it’s counterparts.
Now I had the best of both worlds with minimal performance cost.
This was my second attempt at having a “middle ground”.
My scope is limited somewhat by what equipment I have available to me and by what I might actually use.
I have done stuff in the past based on user feedback however, for example RGB presets for those who grew up on SCART.
The reason why I now have mobile device/low end PC presets is probably because at some point I might want to be able to run them on my phone.
I never intended to be all encompassing and limitless in my support and scope. Just to share what I might actually use with the rest of the community and the world.
At the moment time is my main limiter. I only do this in little snippets of free time, most of the time while doing other things.
That’s not surprising. What graphics card are you using and how much VRAM does it have? It’s very likely running out of resources.
You can try sticking with 1x Internal resolution or you might have to edit the base preset of the preset in my pack you’re using to use one of the DREZ Presets that are included in HSM Mega Bezel Reflection Shader.
You can also try editing it to use the MBZ_1_ADV_GUEST-GDV.slangp base preset.
Things should look great even at 1x internal resolution due to the mask and scanline settings though.
Hello i’m me again, i’m having some issues with aspect ratio in some games like tekken 3, for unknown reason it changes automatically of aspect ratio and it looks very squeezed this also happened in silent hill with my internal res tests, but since i switched back to original it doesn’t happen anymore, i would like to know if there is any possible solution for this problem
That’s where I got confused because @Theoldnation had originally reported that none of the psx cores would run when they tried bumping up the internal resolution of the games with the CRT filter applied.
I didn’t really expect them to swap one of my “sub-base presets” with the MBZ_1_ADV_GUEST-GDV.slangp base preset or even try that or one of the DREZ presets on their own, at least not so soon.
I just thought that things were not working for them at anything above native res period so didn’t expect this to be a case of greater than internal resolution being a factor.
If this is a universal solution to this issue when it comes to PSX games, then seeing that I have a Console Specific PSX Shader Preset (or maybe 2), maybe I can add this line to it.
I don’t do much PSX testing so I don’t know if this will break any other games out there.