ePSXe Graphics

Discussion in 'ePSXe Archive' started by RealityX, Jul 8, 2001.

  1. RealityX

    RealityX I'm cool.

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    The main PC I am testing this on is a PIII 1GHZ w/ a Matrox Millenium G450 Dual Head & 256mb ram

    The plugins I am using are the latest versions of Pete's DX6 D3D Driver & Pete's Soft Driver.

    WIth Pete's DX6 D3D Driver:

    Full Screen Mode 1024x768 resolution 32 Bit
    Texture Quality: R8 G8 B8 A8 Filtering: 4. Extended w/out sprites, unfiltered 2D
    Caching Type: Dynamic, FPS is on Auto Detect
    Offscreen Drawing: 4. Extended
    Advanced Blending: 2. Hardware
    Framebuffer Textures: 2. Gfx Card Buffer, Alpha Multipasss, and Mask Bit are checked. All the misc stuff is unchecked.


    WIth this I get great looking 3D stuff, everything thats made out of polygons looks great, however the 2D backgrounds in games like FF9 & Legend Of Dragoon look awful, they seem low res , and dont look very detalied.

    With Pete's Soft Driver:

    Full Screen Mode 1024x768 resolution 32 Bit, Auto Detect FPS, and standard scanlines enabled.

    With this I get great looking baclgrounds, high res, they just look beatiful, however the 3D objects are a mess, characters look like like they are very low res.

    What I want is to have nice backgrounds, and nice 3D graphics at the same time, are there any settings I can change on any of these 2 plugins to make them display high res 2D backgrounds & nice 3D gfx ??
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  3. Kazuya2001

    Kazuya2001 New Member

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    Um, why aren't you using the pete's opengl driver? Works best with most games......
  4. Rargh

    Rargh New Member

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    Well just try filtering w/ sprites that time...
    If u think it s great, keep it.

    (if u can t bear the tile effect tough, try the scanlines.)
    BTW, i ve heard (didn t check yet) that if u change the texel alignement to the upper number, the tiles should be less noticeable...

    bye
  5. RealityX

    RealityX I'm cool.

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    I get all types of errors, including "illegal operation" errors with the OpenGL driver.
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  6. Rargh

    Rargh New Member

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    well here what i ve read from the epsxe FAQ:

    Now here's a list for the best plugins for the most popular graphic cards :
    3Dfx Voodoo 2 --> Lewpy Glide plugin (could crash with certain drivers)
    3Dfx Voodoo 3 --> Pete D3D DirectX7 plugin
    3Dfx Voodoo 5 --> Pete D3D DirectX7 or Lewpy Glide plugin
    ATI Radeon --> Pete's OpenGL plugin
    ATI Rage 128 / Expert --> Pete D3D DirectX7 plugin
    Geoforce 2 / 256 --> Pete's OpenGL plugin
    Matrox G200 / G400 --> Pete D3D DirectX6 plugin
    NVidia TNT/TNT2 --> Pete's OpenGL plugin
    ... the rest --> Pete D3D DirectX7 plugin



    bye
  7. RealityX

    RealityX I'm cool.

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    Which # is filtering with sprites? I dont see anything that says that. Is it 1 & 2?
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  8. Enigma1982

    Enigma1982 Do not Disturb

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    No,Matrox card will work fine with PeteD3DX6 only
    If use with OpenGL or D3DX7 plugin graphic will have glitches
  9. Rargh

    Rargh New Member

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    oh sorry.

    I meant that was the second filtering option.

    Extended filtering

    bye
  10. Enigma1982

    Enigma1982 Do not Disturb

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    Try to follow my config
    It should give best2D/3D quality in same time ;)
  11. fivefeet8

    fivefeet8 &-)---|--< Staff Member

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    try to play the game at 640x480...... then set filtering to standard without spites or standard....... If you got 4xFSAA, use it and set filtering to standard wo/sprites.....

    WOW!!! I am a MAster OF Emus now!!! Woo hoo!!
  12. RealityX

    RealityX I'm cool.

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    Ok, I set it up like yours, and now the 2D stuff looks better, however, it still doesnt look as good as with Pete's Soft Driver, but this is playable enough for me. Thanx.


    BTW, do you know where I can get a good Freeware or Shareware BMP to JPG converter so I can post some pictures?
  13. Rargh

    Rargh New Member

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    try acdsee.

    it s very useful, simply to use and very fast too...
    (BTW it s a shareware: 30 days evaluation period)

    bye

    update: i forgot to post the link ^^
    www.acdsee.com

    (easy but hey. ;) )
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  14. Enigma1982

    Enigma1982 Do not Disturb

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  15. RealityX

    RealityX I'm cool.

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    Ok, I'll try both. Thanx to all who helped me and gave suggestions :)
  16. Enigma1982

    Enigma1982 Do not Disturb

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  17. jas_kidd32

    jas_kidd32 New Member

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    i have almost the same spec as u realityX (except i have a G400 not a G450) and i understand ur issue on graphics. my only concern is the black lines on the background and the speech boxes. is there any solution on the black line on the speech boxes?? Pete's soft GPU seems to fix this (scanlines turned on) but i don't want to use pete's soft driver GPU. btw openGL GPU's are the worse on my matrox G400.
  18. johnsonlam

    johnsonlam New Member

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    Hello All,

    ePSXe was great since it introduce the plugin system, and thanks Pete for all the great plugins.

    The best quailty Soft plugin was Pete and Kazzuya's, D3D was Pete and Segu, others still need to work harder!

    And then I found that some screen glitches was caused by the emulator itself (e.g. Hokuto no Ken, that is Fist of the North Star), let's wait for the next release.
  19. Adair

    Adair Ghost Hacker

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    Well you could try the programs that rargh and enigma suggested, but what I do is just open a .bmp in MS Paint and then I go to save as and I tell it to save as a .jpg and it works fine.
  20. firestarter

    firestarter Emo Killer-for-hire

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    FFIX and Legend of Dragoon both have special fixes, you need them so they can work.

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