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Khronikos Feb 27, 2018 @ 9:15pm
Use Retroarch, CRT easy mode, and you literally have all you need.

It's a little sharper without the imgur compression too, and you can see the filter better.

There is no reason to play this version or any other version really. Retroarch provides unified saves, shaders, and settings per each emulator and game. All you need to do is set up your ROM with CRT Easy Mode and the game looks glorious. SO much better than this cash grab.
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Doktor Mandrake Feb 27, 2018 @ 9:26pm 
Pfft CRT easy mode

Royale ftw :p
Khronikos Feb 27, 2018 @ 9:34pm 
I prefer Easy Mode for almost all my games to be honest. You can mimic a Sony Trinitron aperture grill almost perfectly, tune it to your liking, and be done in 10 minutes.

Royale on the other hand looks all screwed up to me, and takes hours to tune right.

To be honest Royale looks grainy as all hell on default settings and not right in the slightest bit.

Just going back to back there, Royale makes Chrono a weird shimmering mess that looks like tiny iridescent grains are all over the screen.

I know you can tune it, but it takes a lot of time.
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Hornet Feb 27, 2018 @ 9:40pm 
But everyone knows the DS version is the definitive version.
Khronikos Feb 27, 2018 @ 9:41pm 
Even though imgur compresses and messes up the filter a bit, CRT Easy mode is about as close to my old Sony as I can get:

IDK on default settings Royale is absolutely ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ hideous IMHO. And it has a lot of settings to tune. Too many for me to bother.

Those Easy Mode settings are tuned more for Metroid than anything else, but they still look good.

I do kinda like the sharpness of Royale, so maybe sometime I will give it a try. As it is though it loses all its color and charm. I am sure you can tweak some things to make it look good.

Imgur takes a bit of the sharpness out of the Easy Mode pic with compression. It looks better in game.
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Doktor Mandrake Feb 27, 2018 @ 9:56pm 
Hmm after loading the game up and switching back and forth, I think you might be right!

Dunno I'm so indecisive about this sort of stuff, but it looks like royale might basically have way too many filters like bloom (which I hate) and such, and generally looks over-satured compared to easy mode, but easy mode just looks a little too subtle for my liking

Think I'll be trying easymode from now on though for my games

Khronikos Feb 27, 2018 @ 10:14pm 
Oh and you can certainly tune Easy Mode to be sharper.

My settings are meant to be subtle and ever so slightly soft. But you have to realize imgur compresses those too. To me it looks lovely.

I use:


The first setting is overall sharpness horizontally. I use .4 for that setting. That will make the pixels really look like pixels when turned up. If you want bolder scanlines just tune the mask strength. I only use .18 for Super SNES. I don't like a big ass mask usually. Scanline strength is on .95 though.

Fun fact if you put scanline cutoff down from 400 to something like 200 you can kinda see how this port looks! Like crap!

And yeah Royale has way too many confusing settings for me. I don't even wanna try it. I'm happy with what I got.

I only have to make a few small changes to mask to make PS1 and other systems look great too.
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Zug Zug Feb 27, 2018 @ 10:37pm 
Originally posted by Khronikos:
You know one other thing, I am ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ sick of these companies releasing these games like this. It's just ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ absurd man. This game would have sold well, and now most people are getting refunds. It's so ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ easy to tweak a decent CRT filter. Even the SNES Mini has a decent one.

I just don't get it. They even left in the phone messages lol. Like how ♥♥♥♥♥♥ up is that man? How can you treat such a classic game like this on a wide release on the biggest gamer platform?
Thats a good question. I bought it and got sucked into playing a lot today. This version should have graphics options and filters. Snes9x and Znes have more options then this and those programs are over a decade old. I hope Squeenix tries to improve this version at least but they probably won't because I own most of their classic titles and they barely worked on them.
Einherjer Feb 28, 2018 @ 12:52am 
Originally posted by Hornet:
But everyone knows the DS version is the definitive version.

Rettroarch has a DS core you can do the same with it, it also includes a PS1 core so you can pick the version you want: SNES,PS1 or DS and use any filter you want on it crt or whatever even LCD filters to make it look like a real DS screen.
Khronikos Mar 6, 2018 @ 1:02pm 
I been retuning Easy Mode to look even better. Put the sharpness the same on both axis. Brightened the scanlines ever so slightly. Tweaked a couple settings after staring at my screen for about 15 minutes lol. Changes are so subtle when tweaking CRT filters.

And that is the amazing part. Why play some crappy port on Steam when you can go and tune it however you like?

It's weird because now we got people changing the color temp trying to make the game into something it was never before. The game always had a slightly reddish/yellow cast to it. And without a CRT filter the game looks straight up like trash. It weas never meant to have bilinear or some crappy Hq filter lol.

Honestly, save your money and go play this on Retroarch people. There are even achievements. I even have settings for you on CRT Easy Mode. Super simple. Get rom and play.
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