Koko-aio shader discussions and updates

koko please go easy on me :laughing: I still don’t get it, what does this mean:

and this:

If you can just provide a ready to use preset with properly named textures, I’ll be able to follow you more clearly.

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It means that text is common to both filenames. I literally use that filenames!

Just use that in place of your bg_over=xxxx (prepend the path ofc) and everything will work.

#reference “shaders_slang/bezel/koko-aio/monitor-slotmask-bloom-bezel-backimage.slangp” BG_IMAGE_OVER = “1.000000” DO_AMBILIGHT = “0.000000” DO_GLOBAL_SHZO = “1.000000” GLOBAL_ZOOM = “1.005500” BG_IMAGE_WRAP_MODE = “1.0” bg_over_wrap_mode = “clamp_to_border” bg_over = “shaders_slang/bezel/koko-aio/textures/same-pre-string-as-other-$VIEW-ASPECT-ORIENT$_same-post-string-as-other.png”


This is what happens when I turn auto rotate image off:

Now the horizontal image is flipped wrong.

And the vertical image/texture still doesn’t show up when I rotate the display. Even after reloading the shader.

So I decided to give up on this and just make a separate slangp for rotated displays.

But if somebody is willing to help make this possible (to make an auto rotate preset), here are the files I used, so make something that works with them, and I’ll include it in the upcoming pack I’m making from @soqueroeu new designs.

Maybe there’s a better way to do things if we take a look at the “Updated vertical presets with automagical variables” by @Duimon I just couldn’t figure it out on my own (I’m still a newbie).

It worked for me, weird. btw, maybe those new features deserve a thread to be explored deeply.

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Hey, it’s cool you are enjoying working with this stuff :slight_smile:

Keep in mind if you are doing your own packs and distributing them you need to be careful including graphics created by others to make sure you are getting their approval and following their licences.

This is important so we don’t inadvertently take away from the hard work and talent they have poured into these wonderful creations.

As an example of licenses, the graphics in both @Duimon’s and @TheNamec’s packs have a license which does not allow someone else to distribute them without permission, it could be the same with @soqueroeu’s unique creations.


Ok I created one:


Roger that. As for Soqueroeu’s stuff I’m only making a pack for him which he himself will post if he wanted, he was kind enough to make the graphics for me upon request anyways. I just didn’t want to keep them for myself and I’m trying to make them utilize the features of koko-aio to the fullest.


Hi @kokoko3k - suddenly problems in Windows11/Geforce RTX 2070 during testing: All games show ugly and flickering pixel artifacts (see screenshot, tested also with today’s changes). The problem does not arise with the koko-aio version of my version 0.1 release (around January 29). It is independent of he presets used, so just switching back to the version 0.1 shader release removes the artifacts. Any idea how I could debug this??? :frowning: Any hint appreciated, many thanks!

EDIT: Ok, it also occurs with your Commodore standard preset as well. Only Windows so far, no troubles on Macs and iPad.

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No problem, I’ve seen that in the past and fixed, I just need to test on nvidia myself.

Found it, it is not (only) a matter of gpu, it is vulkan behaving a way versus glcore behaving the other, i’ve reproduced under intel and amd by switching from glcore to vulkan, didn’t yet on nvidia.

You can confirm the issue is the same by enabling ambient light with the commodore 1084s preset. Doing that should clear the glitches till i’ll fix it properly.

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Correct! Enabling ambient light removes the glitches. Another reason to head for your most recent edits in the ambient light department :grin:.

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It should be fixed now.

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Works - many thanks!

Sorry, another question to #define ALLOW_BG_IMAGE_TEXTURE_WRAP_IN_SHADER

After activation in config.inc, it seems that the default behavior in my own presets is not “mirrored repeat”, but “clamp to border”, which is a mystery to me. I have no special setting in my shader preset, but it nevertheless defaults to “clamp to border”. My presets reference from the “monitor-slotmask-bloom-bezel”-preset (today’s github revision).

Even if I like the result, I would like to understand why this is so…I thought that I would have to add this option to the preset, but it works from alone as well…no mirrored repeat any longer.

Many thanks!

I did not changed anything and it is a mistery for me too, as it works as it should here!

Exploring now the possibility to emulate a sort of dynamic contrast. When the global luminosity of the scene goes up, the global scene illumination goes down:

…to return to full brightness on darker scenes:

This is entirely implemented in the shader, no extra texture required, but i’m not 100% sure it would be useful and probably would need some tweaking (eg: the reflections should stay up).

In the worst case, i could keep the code to tweak the background luminosity as a user parameter.

What do you think?


Wow … but not yet ready for testing, right? Because I think that’s the effect of every Arcade hall … it an Arcade machine lightens up, the hall gets relatively darker… would be very interesting to see how it works out.

I am very sorry for the confusion: Some time ago, I did the following in config.globals.inc. line 200 #define BG_IMAGE_WRAP_MODE 1.0 That’s correct if I want that to be hardcoded?!? Thanks!

Hello kokoko3k, your presets are very good (although I haven’t discovered them long ago). I play on a 27 inch screen in an arcade cabinet and the “bezel” presets shrink the effective play area too much for my liking…is it possible to increase the size of everything in general until it fits with bezels of “the bezel project”?

Correct, i’ve not pushed anything yet.

@fenix76, I’m glad you like them.
The *bezelwider.slangp presets don’t shrink anything, the main content isn’t scaled, you can see that in several screenshots in the very first post.

Btw, here are the parameters that you should tweak to zoom in/out the bezel and the content:

Is this enough for you?

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Great shader. Lightweight and very configurable. Easily produces good results. I have a few feature requests that might be useful to other users as well.

1). Integer scale. Many of us like to apply intense scanlines. This means uneven scanlines can be more noticeable unfortunately. With integer scale on my 1440p monitor, I can use resolutions such as 1920x1440 (side bezels only), 1792x1344 (SNES games, thinner bezels on top and bottom), 1600x1200 / 1494x1120 (full bezels) and 1706x1280 (Mortal Kombat, etc). This would be really useful.

2). Black level adjustment

3). More background images to choose from (always nice to have more of these!)

EDIT: 4) Independent vertical and horizontal deconvergence controls (I believe the current deconvergence setting adjusts vertical and horizontal convergence altogether)

Hopefully you can consider adding these features. :nerd_face:

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Yes it is!! Thank you! I have touched the second and third parameters that you put, in addition to the curvature and the alignment of the reflection, and it has turned out quite well (at least to be a first step).

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