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    Update from end of quarantine !! (finally) First of all, thank you all for your patience during this strange period. Today is updat day!! ChangeLog : Version 0.9 - Released May 19, 2020 - New Feature: Split theme in 2 standalone version: Dark + Light. - Improvement: Eatkinola plugin update. - Improvement: Big performence optimization on PlatformView. - Improvement: Big optimization on PNG size. Theme + ClearLogo. - Improvement: PlatformClearLogo color correction for Dark + Light. And here is the theme cut into 2 branches. LIGHT version + DARK version. Now the Dark version is end to end. I stayed in "beta" because I'm waiting for your feedback, just to see if I'm not mistaken. I also integrate the updated @eatkinola plugin, correct the ClearLogo Platforms (depending on the version of the theme) and do a lot of optimization, which I hope will make the theme more smooth. To cut the theme in 2, I had to rename it. So you can have the old and the new version side by side. It will be more annoying in the theme manager of BigBox, because I will have to create new pages. I would also like to take this opportunity to say a GIANT THANK YOU to all my Patreons, it's heart warming !!! Thanks guys 😍
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    I hope everyone is safe and well in the Launchbox community. Though I've been fortunate enough to work through the current COVID epidemic I was lucky enough to have a few chunks of time where I could really work on entering some of the more obscure titles from my C64 collection into the database. And with those changes I met a goal I set for myself about a year ago. I figured I'd toot my own horn just a bit. You are probably the only people in the world that might understand...
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    Beta 8 is out now with the following: New Feature: The game audit process has been overhauled with missing fields added and the ability to audit all of the games in your collection at once instead of just single platforms Improvement: More additional logging has been added to the MAME high scores in the debug logs for @GreatStone With the updated audit, it is still in development. There's a number of tweaks that we still want to make, such as some of the column headers, the colors, the sorting, etc. It should mostly behave correctly though; we'll be back to it next week.
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    The Game Paradise: Master of Shooting! aka Game Tengoku: The Game Paradise gametngk.zip
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    Space Invaders (To grant a wish note: I don't do requests) invaders.zip
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    Gemini Wing (Thanks to @Mr. Do for the scan, @ArsInvictus for the excellent bezel restoration and Raspbear for the logo art) Please also visit Mr. Do's site for most of the artworks I use and more: https://mrdo.mameworld.info/index.php Check out Arsinvictus amazing work, including very impressive custom work as well as 4K vertical bezels at: https://forums.libretro.com/t/arsinvictus-4k-bezel-overlays/25247 gemini.zip
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    Gate of Doom aka Dark Seal (Very hard to find bezel art, I made it from the best quality photo I could find, it's not the best but the instructions are still readable) gatedoom.zip In case you can use it for your projects:
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    Flying Shark aka Sky Shark aka Hi Sho Zame fshark.zip
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    Beta 5 is out now with the following: Improvement: The included version of 7-zip has been updated to version 19.00, which provides some significant performance improvements when extracting files and creating archives, especially on 64-bit machines Improvement: The included version of hi2txt has been updated to version 1.12, which adds support for new games and fixes various issues. Huge thanks to GreatStone for all his work on hi2txt!
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    More little tweaks... I just can't stop.
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    About a year ago I had started on a pause menu for launchbox/bigbox before the option was added in LB. Since then I have intermittently continued to work on my program and the user JayJay has made me a plugin DLL for my program that allows me to make a much more useful application. Introducing Chadmando's Super Pause Menu... Features: Highly customizable By default, nice large text for large monitors and television screens No autohotkey coding neccesary if simply needing to send keys (Auto detection of keys) AutoHotkey injection option Clock (I call this a feature because I lose track of time playing games) Multiple save states (up to 100 if wanted!), with accompanied timestamps and screenshots Manual launched internally and saves your page within current play session thanks to xpdf tools (Takes a few seconds to load upon first launch, then instantly after that) Currently compatible with loading/game over screens with launchbox 10.15 Preloaded with suggested settings for Demul, Dolphin 5.0, Sega Model 2, ePSXe, Mame, Mednafen, PCSX2 (v1.6.0) Project 64, Retroarch, SNES9x, Sega Model 2, Supermodel 3, Visual boy advance-M and Visual boy advance-M Git, plus any you want to add in manually with easy setup using default settings. Screenshots: Mame/Supermodel3/Sega Model 2 Theme Save menu Arcade manual PCSX2 theme PCSX2 manual viewer Custom theme using launchbox's game background and platform clear logo Custom theme to look similar to launchbox's Project64 theme SNES9x theme Visualboyadvance theme Default/Retroarch theme Default theme, no logo option Quick install and setup: -Download the Pause menu compressed zip file here: Super pause menu V1.3.zip -Once downloaded right click on the zip file, go to properties and click on the box "Unblock" then click "apply" and close the dialog. -Next right click on the file again and choose: Extract All.. when the browse menu pops up choose your launchbox directory and click extract. A dialog will pop up asking you you to merge the plugins folder, choose "Yes". You will now have a new folder in the launchbox directory labeled Super pause menu, and a dll file in the Plugins folder named Super Pause Menu.dll Installation is complete. -Quick Setup/Change default hotkeys If your emulator is on the list it is enabled by default with the default menu hotkeys, and the given default hotkeys of the emulator. Launch pause menu (quick press): Shift Navigate pause menu: Up down arrows Menu select item: Enter Back: Backspace Menu navigation keys are saved on a per emulator basis, so if you are not happy with the default hotkeys you will need to change them for each desired emulator. I plan on adding universal settings in the future. You may need to change your video settings within the emulator itself for the pause menu to work. If Launchbox's pause menu already works with the specified emulator, so should this. The best video settings are borderless window mode using a direct3d plugin. For dolphin specifically you'll probably need to match this. See the notes section in my settings program for my recommended settings. Some settings may not work for your system/graphics card in which you will want to play with the "Emulator Settings" page of my Settings program. I personally tested my settings on a nvidia gtx 970 card. The same settings don't all work using my sons computer with a AMD card, but I was able to tweak some minor settings and had them all working. If you would like to change the default menu navigation keys or any other settings, a new menu item is now added into launchbox. Open up launchbox, click on the settings icon-> Tools-> Super Pause Menu Settings Once the menu is loaded click on the checkboxes to enable/ disable any of the default emulator settings. If the emulator selection box come up blank try and hit the Refresh List button. Next, double click on emulator of choice to change settings. The emulator name and executable will show up at the top when loaded. Click on the "Menu keys" button on the left side. Double click on the hotkey form (white square) to change the desired hotkey. When the menu pops up hold down your key of choice and click on the "submit" box. ***If using an Xbox controller ensure to use the "Xinput" choice or it will not work properly** The pause menu is Xbox guide button compatible and I highly recommend it. The program is designed to be launched with a quick press of button, so that if you decided to use an Xbox button you can turn off the controller without activating the menu. Once you are happy with your menu keys, click on save. When you are done with the settings you can close the window. Start a game with Bigbox or launchbox, let it run for a few seconds (the program needs a few seconds to initialize) and quick press your chosen pause key, the menu should now pop up! Pressing the pause key again, or selecting "Resume" will bring you back to the game. Customization: There are several customization options available, feel free to play around with them. One thing you may find weird is I made all my sizings based on on percent of your screen width and height. This is because I wanted the pause menu to be compatible with any resolution, to look the same no matter which monitor you are using. If the pause menu is not looking right/ any scaling issues you can force a specific resolution on the last page of the "Customize Menu" option.
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    Genpei ToumaDen aka Genpei Tōma Den aka 源平討魔伝 genpeitd.zip
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    ============================================== Continuing pack 4 ============================================== G-Darius Ver.2 gdarius2.zip
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    Retro Faeran's Theme Stream Twitch ◽ YouTube The Theme Stream is my running series where the goal is to create (or recreate) a theme for Big Box while I stream the entire process for people to watch and join in on. Veterans, or aspiring themers alike can watch, join in the process, ask questions, and grow our theming skills together. The published theme will then be posted here on the LaunchBox forums for people to try out, along with the COMMUNITY Theme Creator Project Files, for people to mess around with. Past videos will be posted on both my Twitch and YouTube channels, and links to them will be posted below. All themes will be built using @y2guru's COMMUNITY Theme Creator, which allows themes to be built with little, to no, coding. Place and manipulate layered elements on a canvas, add effects, and animation, without needing to know one bit of code. It's simple to use, and if you have any interest in theme creation, I recommend you download it right now. Past Broadcasts Theme Stream #4 - Creating Night at the Arcade I create a brand new theme called Night at the Arcade. This is my take on the 80s arcade experience. Download the Published Theme, or Creator Files here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2461-night-at-the-arcade-theme-stream/ Watch on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/616235182 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSBkhnk5dx0 Theme Stream #3 - Recreating Epic Noir (Editorial Noir) I take on the challenge to port a new ES theme by chicuelo called Epic Noir. It's as epic as its name suggests. The Big Box version of the theme is called Editorial Noir. Download the Published Theme, or Creator Files here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2412-editorial-noir-theme-stream/ Watch on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/602273726 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcm8sT5mgdE Theme Stream #2 - Rebuilding Retrotastic I ambitiously try to rebuild my entire Retrotastic theme using the COMMUNITY Theme Creator. Download the Published Theme, or Creator Files here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/topic/55274-retrotastic-theme-stream/ Watch on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/590341221 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfAJTXCprj4 Theme Stream #1 - Recreating ArtBook Highlights of my first stream, where I end up porting the popular ES theme called ArtBook, originally by alphatoanant. Download the Published Theme, or Creator Files here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2382-artbook-theme-stream/ Watch on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/583560634 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv5d1e8KOIc
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    Gardia (Thanks to @Mr. Do for letting me clean up the artwork, scan by TheGuru) gardia.zip
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    Gang Wars (Thanks to @Mr. Do for letting me clean up the artwork) gangwars.zip
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    submitted to LB database.
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    Beta 11 is out now with the following: Fixed the additional apps issue that @CriticalCid reported Added a bunch of logging to the LaunchBox save/close/exit process to help with debugging app not closing issues Translation updates Fixed issue with some Steam poster and clear logo images not downloading during batch imports and updates
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    Sega Dreamcast 3D Box Pack - Europe (255) (2 Versions) View File This is a complete collection of 3D Boxes for the Sega Dreamcast Europe region. There are two versions: A set with gloss and a set without gloss. Big thanks go out to @goofers for his excellent template. When starting a project a good template always helps immensely. LIST OF BOXES INCLUDED: WITHOUT GLOSS: WITH GLOSS: DISCS CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE: Submitter Robin55 Submitted 05/10/2020 Category Game Box Art
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    Football Champ aka Euro Football Champ (Thanks to @Mr. Do for letting me clean up the artwork, scan by Guru) footchmp.zip
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    Allllllllllllright... everything's been pushed through and the sheet has been updated. A few notes: Every single config has been touched, because the formatting in the configs changed a little bit, so even if there were “no changes”, there were some formatting changes that took place in the background. The only games noted in the update log, however, are ones where some value or setting actually changed from the previous version. I made it a point to add a lot of additional notes for each game, so consider revisiting the details spreadsheet if you’re at all curious about this stuff and just for things to be aware of. If one of the Bob deinterlacing modes is being used and you decide to change the scaling, do not change to a non-even resolution scale (i.e. 3x or 5x) as this causes a slight amount of jitter. It’s not super obvious, but I noticed it when changing several games that were set to one of the Bob modes to a scale of 5x - stick with 4 or 6 (or 8 I suppose if your hardware can handle it). I don’t know if this is a bug or what, but I encountered it pretty consistently in my testing. As part of the update process, I went through and benchmarked everything with the framelimiter off (the results of which are now listed on the sheet, in the final column), and made a few adjustments here and there as the result of those tests. MTVU has been enabled and large framebuffer has been disabled in cases where A) a performance improvement might actually matter (in other words, if a game is running at 800% speed as-is, I didn’t go out of my way to see if I could get it to run any faster; 200% and below is basically where I started looking into potential speed improvements) and B) where it actually made a difference in my tests (because sometimes they don’t have any speed impact whatsoever). The amount to which it made a difference was at times as small as 15% or as much as 100%, it varies by game. There are also some cases where disabling large framebuffer doesn’t necessarily result in a consistent speed improvement but can help with sudden performance spikes. Truth be told, in my opinion large framebuffer really shouldn’t be enabled by default in PCSX2 (and I notice that now in 1.6.0 it isn't, it was in 1.5.0 dev builds though), and this has even been acknowledged by a number of devs in their forums. Primarily all it does is makes it so that FMVs don’t flicker in and out while playing in a pretty small number of games, and in those instances you can generally use the Software FMV hack as an alternative anyway; and the tradeoff for large framebuffer is at best no performance impact and at worst a substantial negative performance impact. It should be noted, of course, that the benchmarking results are specific to my hardware, but the changes should, generally speaking, benefit everyone. I have read that on some AMD CPUs MTVU is less beneficial, so your mileage may vary but that’s kindof a given since everyone’s going to have different hardware and varying amounts of overhead to begin with. If someone had good performance with a previous config and are suddenly getting very bad performance with the new one, I definitely want to know about that so I can take a look, but I’m not anticipating much of that. At worst performance should be pretty much identical and at best it should be better than it was before. FXAA was added to many of the games (and this is noted on the sheet). It actually looks very good with very little impact on performance for the majority of games. It’s not as dramatic as the old MSAA, but it also has nowhere near the performance impact (and doesn’t create visual bugs like MSAA did on occasion). There are some instances where it does have a noticeable impact on performance that are mentioned in the notes. Whether or not it was kept in these cases depends primarily on the difference in final speed with framelimiting off vs the visual benefit of FXAA. In some cases it may have a noticeable impact but you might be talking about going from 450% max speed to 375% speed, which should still be well within tolerance for most hardware. In some cases you might be talking about going from something like 200% to 175%, which I’m less inclined to go for unless it makes a very significant improvement on the visuals - which is primarily a combination of A) the aesthetic style of the game and B) the scaling value. FXAA doesn’t yield as much of a benefit with 6x scaling as it does at 4x scaling (for reasons that are probably obvious), and by the same token speed impacts tend to be greater the higher the scaling, so you’re taking a bigger performance hit for an increasingly negligible difference in visual quality. In some cases I opted to A) go down a single scale step (but no lower than 4x) combined with FXAA rather than B) up a single step without FXAA where the performance between these two options were equivalent, because 1x down + FXAA will usually look a little better between these two (so long as the scaling is 4x+). In some cases FXAA makes very little difference visually one way or the other, depending on the aesthetic style - it’s more obvious with lots of clean, bright, lower-poly angled shapes than it is with a lot of busy dark colors on high poly models. Issues status on Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits, Burnout 3: Takedown, Kya: Dark Lineage, Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition Remix, Shadow of the Colossus, and Twisted Metal: Black went from yellow to green! I added a new config for Spartan: Total Warrior because it's no longer broken. Shadow of Rome no longer requires 1.2.1 for proper audio in cutscenes. Woohoo! Someone had reported a while back that the Nanobreaker config wasn't downloading through the plugin. I took a look and discovered that the ID# had actually changed since I originally scraped it, and what was on github was the old number, so I've fixed that. I'll have to go through the others and verify that all the numbers are still correct. Beyond that, it's not something I'm going to know about unless someone tells me, so if anyone does encounter a game not matching, please let me know! Now that all this shit is done I can actually get back to working on some new configs. Yaaaaaaaaaaay… FML… *crippling depression emoji* Changelog (deep breath): .hack (all) Changed to D3D (shadows now work correctly) Added Half Pixel Offset: Normal to fix bloom alignment Increased upscaling to 6x Ace Combat 5 Added Align Sprite (fixes horizontal lines in pause screen) Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War Removed custom zoom (no longer necessary) Removed software FMV hack (no longer necessary) Added Align Sprite (fixes horizontal lines in pause screen) Alone in the Dark Changed to GL Changed ASync back to Timestretch in SPU (ASync often desyncs if you end up using software rendering) Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Enabled MTVU (improves performance Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare Increased upscaling to 6x Ape Escape 2 Changed to D3D (no longer causes slowdown) Removed software FMV hack (no longer necessary) Increased upscaling to 6x Ape Escape 3 Disabled large frame buffer Increased upscaling to 5x Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits Added Disable Depth Emulation (fixes ghosting) Replaced TC Offset X 200 / Y 100 with Round Sprite=Full + TC Offset Y 100 (does a better job at fixing upscaling lines) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Increased upscaling to 6x Changed issues status from yellow to green! Armored Core 2 and 2: Another Age Changed to D3D Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Adjusted TC offset Increased upscaling to 6x Armored Core 3 Changed to D3D Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Adjusted TC offset Armored Core: Nine Breaker Changed to D3D Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Increased upscaling to 6x Armored Core: Silent Line Changed to D3D Adjusted TC offset Set EE Round Mode to positive (fixes missing geometry on some objects) Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance (1 and 2) Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Disabled MTVU (strangely, improves performance) Baroque Increased upscaling to 6x Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Blood Omen 2: Legacy of Kain Increased upscaling to 6x Bloody Roar 3 Increased upscaling to 6x Bouncer, The Changed to D3D Set interlacing to Bob tff Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter Changed to D3D Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Set interlacing to Bob tff Added TC offset (to reduce upscaling lines) Set “Disable Safe Features” (“safe features” causes stroke lines around characters to be slightly off in D3D) Burnout 3: Takedown Changed from Software to Hardware (GL) rendering Added Half Pixel Offset: Special (Texture) to fix line in distance Disabled large frame buffer Changed issues status from yellow to green! Castlevania: Lament of Innocence Changed to D3D Set “Disable Safe Features” (“safe features” causes artifacts/lines from shadows in D3D) Increased upscaling to 5x Champions of Norrath / Champions: Return to Arms Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Removed skipdraw (no longer necessary) Chaos Legion Changed to D3D Removed software FMV hack (no longer necessary) Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Set VU Clamp Mode to Extra (fixes item menu graphics corruption) Added Round Sprite=Full (fixes vertical line in cutscenes) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Chulip Increased upscaling to 6x Clock Tower 3 Increased upscaling to 6x Cold Fear Removed software FMV hack (no longer necessary) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Contra: Shattered Soldier Removed software FMV hack (no longer necessary) Added TC offset (to reduce upscaling lines) Crimson Sea 2 Increased upscaling to 6x Changed TC Offset X to 400 (instead of 300) because of increased upscaling Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Crimson Tears Removed software FMV hack (unnecessary) Added TC offset (bloom alignment) Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Changed deinterlacing back to Auto (UI jitter) Increased upscaling to 4x Curse, The: The Eye of Isis Increased upscaling to 6x Cyber Troopers: Virtual-On Marz Increased upscaling to 6x Dark Cloud Changed to D3D Increased upscaling to 6x Dark Cloud 2 Changed to D3D Removed software FMV hack (unnecessary) Removed Wild Arms Offset hack and replaced with Round Sprite=Half (removes upscaling lines, and does a better job in this case than Wild Arms Offset) Increased upscaling to 5x Dawn of Mana Changed Async in SPU back to Timestretch (Async can cause a hang if disabling the framelimiter) Added TC Offset (fixes bloom alignment) Disabled MTVU (doesn’t actually seem to affect performance one way or the other) Increased upscaling to 6x Dead to Rights Set interlacing to Bob tff Increased upscaling to 6x Def Jam: Fight for NY Changed to D3D Added Half-Pixel Offset: Special (Texture) (helps with bloom alignment) Increased upscaling to 6x Devil Kings Changed to D3D Set interlacing to Bob tff Changed Half-Pixel Offset: Normal to Half-Pixel Offset: Special (Texture) (removes white artifacting at top of screen) Increased upscaling to 6x Devil May Cry Changed to D3D Removed software FMV hack (unnecessary) Set interlacing to Bob tff Set EE Cycle rate to 0 (-1 is no longer necessary for FMVs) Added Half Pixel Offset: Normal (fixes bloom alignment) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Increased upscaling to 6x Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition Removed software FMV hack (no longer necessary) Added TC offset (to reduce upscaling lines) Set interlacing to Bob tff Dirge of Cerberus Removed software FMV hack (no longer necessary) Added Half-Pixel Offset: Normal (Vertex) (helps with bloom alignment) Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Enabled MTVU (slightly improves performance) Set Async mode in SPU Disaster Report Changed to D3D Disgaea: Hour of Darkness Changed texture filtering to nearest Added TC offset (removes upscaling lines) Increased upscaling to 6x Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories Changed to D3D Removed software FMV hack (no longer necessary) Set interlacing to Bob tff Changed texture filtering to nearest Removed Wild Arms Offset Added TC Offset (removes upscaling lines) Increased upscaling to 6x Dr. Muto Set “Disable Safe Features” (“safe features” creates lines in shadows in D3D) Dragon Quest VIII Removed software FMV hack (no longer necessary) Removed skipdraw=1 (no longer necessary) Added Disable Safe Features (fixes ugly character outline in GL) Added Half Pixel Offset: Special (improves black lines at bottom/right side of the screen) Changed Round Sprite from Half to Full (fixes text while also improving black line bug) Drakengard Added Merge Sprite hack (fixes lines in level completion screens) Drakhan: The Ancients’ Gates Added TC offset (helps with some upscaling lines) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Increased upscaling to 5x Echo Night: Beyond Removed software FMV hack (not necessary) Removed widescreen hack and set to display in 4:3 (widescreen hack causes weird graphical issues - black spiky polygons) EOE: Eve of Extinction Increased upscaling to 6x Espgaluda Removed software FMV hack (unneeded - game is already set to use software mode for everything) Removed texture filtering (makes sprites sharper) Eternal Ring Changed to D3D Set interlacing to Bob tff Increased upscaling to 6x Extermination Changed to GL (software FMV hack not entirely stable with D3D) Set interlacing to Bob tff Added TC offset (fixes depth of field) Increased upscaling to 6x Fantavision Set interlacing to Bob tff Fatal Frame Changed to D3D Set interlacing to Bob tff Set "Disable Safe Features" (“safe features” creates lines in photos) Increased upscaling to 6x Fatal Frame 2 Changed to D3D Set "Disable Safe Features" (“safe features” creates lines in certain frames and transition effects) Increased upscaling to 6x Fatal Frame 3 Changed to D3D Set "Disable Safe Features" (“safe features” creates lines in certain frames and transition effects) Increased upscaling to 5x Final Fantasy X Changed to D3D Added TC offset (helps with some of the upscaling lines) Set Async mode in SPU Set EE/IOP and VU clamping modes back to normal (default) - full / extra + preserve sign no longer needed Increased upscaling to 6x Final Fantasy XII Removed software FMV hack and replaced with TC offset Y: 400. In hardware mode there’s some garbage lines around the FMV video. Software FMV would actually be preferable to the TC offset but it seems less stable in newer versions when combined with D3D rendering and will sometimes cause PCSX2 to crash (apphang). GL seems unaffected. Increased upscaling to 5x Flipnic: Ultimate Pinball Increased upscaling to 6x Forbidden Siren 2 Changed to GL (software FMV hack not entirely stable with D3D) Removed TC offset (no longer necessary) Increased upscaling to 6x Front Mission 4 Removed software FMV hack (unneeded - game is already set to use software mode for everything) Galerians: Ash Removed software FMV hack (unneeded - game is already set to use software mode for everything) Gauntlet: Dark Legacy Added TC Offset (improves upscaling lines in text) Increased upscaling to 5x Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows Increased upscaling to 5x The Getaway Removed software FMV hack (unnecessary) Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Removed Auto Flush hack (unnecessary) Removed Frame Buffer Conversion hack (unnecessary) Global Defence Force Added Allow 8-bit textures (improves performance) God Hand Changed to D3D Removed software FMV hack (no longer necessary) Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Added Merge Sprite hack (fixes blurriness) Added Wild Arms Offset hack (fixes some artifacts in cutscenes) God of War Added Half Pixel Offset: Special (Texture - Aggressive) (removes radius line around Kratos in some areas) Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Set Async mode in SPU Increased upscaling to 4x Grandia III Changed to D3D Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Removed software FMV hack (no longer necessary) Set "Disable Safe Features" (“safe features” creates lines on character faces in D3D) Increased upscaling to 6x Gradius V Changed to D3D Removed software FMV hack (no longer necessary) Increased upscaling to 6x Grand Theft Auto III Changed to D3D Gregory Horror Show Increased upscaling to 6x Gungrave: Overdose Changed to D3D Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Removed software FMV hack (fixed by other changes) Added Round Sprite=Full (helps with upscaling lines in text and fixes FMV garbage from hardware rendering) Added TC offset Y: 150 (helps further improve the above) Increased upscaling to 5x Haunting Ground Replaced Half Pixel Offset with manual TC Offset (fixes bloom alignment without creating upscaling lines in some textures and menus) Haven: Call of the King Changed to D3D Set Blending accuracy to high (required for shadows) Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Added TC Offset (improves bloom/DOF alignment) Herdy Gerdy Increased upscaling to 4x (performance is improved from previous version) Added 8x Anisotropic Filtering Set VU Round Mode to Positive (fixes occasionally flickering geometry in trees with hardware rendering) Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward Increased upscaling to 5x Ico Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Jade Cocoon 2 Changed to D3D Set interlacing to Bob tff Increased upscaling to 6x Jaws Unleashed Removed software FMV hack Increased upscaling to 5x Killer 7 Increased upscaling to 6x Kinetica Increased upscaling to 5x King of Fighters 2006 Removed TC offset Increased upscaling to 6x Kingdom Hearts Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Kuon Changed to D3D Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Increased upscaling to 5x Kya: Dark Lineage Changed to GL Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Added Preload Frame Data (fixes sun displaying garbage textures) Removed skipdraw Set Timestretch mode in SPU (Async can cause a crash if you disable the framelimiter) Changed issues status from yellow to green! Legaia 2: Duel Saga Set interlacing to Bob tff Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Removed software FMV hack Increased upscaling to 6x Legend of Kay Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Lord of the Rings, The: Fellowship of the Ring Removed software FMV hack (no longer necessary) Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Increased upscaling to 6x Lord of the Rings, The: The Return of the King Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Lord of the Rings, The: The Third Age Added Disable Depth Emulation (helps with some post processing) Added Disable Safe Features (helps with some post processing) NOTE: This game has slightly more problems in 1.6.0 than it had in 1.5.0-dev-2711, primarily because of accuracy improvements which makes it now attempt to render some elements that are buggy. This can mostly be mitigated with the proper settings, but it is nevertheless slightly buggier visually than it was in 2711, so I’m including instructions for the proper settings to use on 2711 on the details spreadsheet. The included config is for 1.6.0, and should be sufficient for the vast majority of people. If you’re really picky like me, you may want to grab 1.5.0-dev-2711 and setup a config for it specifically, using the settings I list on the sheet. Lord of the Rings, The: The Two Towers Removed skipdraw=1 (no longer necessary) Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Added Half Pixel Offset: Special (Texture) (fixes line beyond fog, like in Moria, etc.) Magna Carta: Tears of Blood Changed to D3D Removed Half Pixel Offset (no longer necessary) Adjusted TC Offset Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Increased upscaling to 6x Manhunt Reduced upscaling to 3x to compensate for Auto Flush performance spikes Mark of Kri Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Maximo: Ghosts to Glory Removed software FMV hack Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Increased upscaling to 6x Maximo vs. The Army of Zin Removed software FMV hack Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Added Half Pixel Offset: Special (Texture) (fixes white outlines around trees) Metal Arms: Glitch in the System Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Increased upscaling to 6x Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Reduced upscaling to 3x Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence Removed software FMV hack Changed EE cycle rate from 2 to 1 Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Reduced upscaling to 3x Metal Saga Increased upscaling to 5x Michigan: Report From Hell Increased upscaling to 6x Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition Remix Set EE cycle rate to 0 Set EE cycle skipping to 0 Set Half-Screen Fix to Forced-Enabled (fixes headlight ghosting) Changed VU Round mode back to Chop / Zero (default) Increased upscaling to 4x Changed issues status from yellow to green! Monster Hunter Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Replaced manual TC Offset with Round Sprite: Full (does a better job of fixing the upscaling lines) Increased upscaling to 6x Mortal Kombat Armageddon Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Increased upscaling to 6x Mortal Kombat Deception Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Increased upscaling to 5x Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Added TC offset (fixes some upscaling lines) MotoGP 08 Increased upscaling to 6x Nanobreaker Changed to D3D Updated game ID # because it apparently changed on the LBGDB Need for Speed: Underground Changed to D3D Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Neo Contra Increased upscaling to 5x Nightmare of Druaga Set “Disable Safe Features” (“safe features” creates lines in pause menu in D3D) Increased upscaling to 6x Nightshade Removed software FMV hack Changed from Bob bff to Bob tff Disabled large frame buffer (slight performance improvement) Adjusted TC Offset Reduced upscaling from 4x to 3x (more consistent performance) Obscure Removed software FMV hack (unneeded - game is already set to use software mode for everything) Obscure 2 Removed software FMV hack (unneeded - game is already set to use software mode for everything) Odin Sphere Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Disabled allow 8-bit textures (unnecessary) Removed software FMV hack (unnecessary) Added Round Sprite: Half (removes some upscaling lines) Increased upscaling to 4x Okage: Shadow King Set interlacing to Bob tff Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Set skipdraw=1/1 (removed buggy depth of field) Increased upscaling to 5x Okami Changed to D3D Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Replaced manual TC offset with Half Pixel Offset: Normal (Vertex) (aligns bloom without interfering with text/UI elements) Oni Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Removed software FMV hack (unnecessary) Onimusha: Warlords Changed to D3D Changed interlacing to Blend bff Added TC offset (removes some upscaling lines) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Increased upscaling to 6x Onimusha 2 Changed to D3D Set interlacing to Bob tff Added TC offset (removes some upscaling lines) Increased upscaling to 6x Onimusha 3 Set interlacing to Bob tff Removed Round Sprite=Full Orphen: Scion of Sorcery Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast Changed EE cycle rate from -1 to -2 (improves performance) Changed EE cycle skipping back to 0 (default) (EE cycle skipping causes really bad frame pacing/skipped frames) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Removed skipdraw (mostly unnecessary now) Phantasy Star Universe Removed custom EE/IOP rounding mode setting (no longer necessary) Increased upscaling to 5x Project Eden Increased upscaling to 6x R-Type Final Changed to D3D Removed software FMV hack Increased upscaling to 6x Radiata Stories Changed to GL Removed software FMV hack Set interlacing to Bob tff Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Added Allow 8-bit Textures (improves performance) Changed CRC level from partial to full (improves performance) Added Half Pixel Offset: Special (Texture) (bloom alignment) Added Frame Buffer Conversion hack (fixes ugly depth of field) Rampage: Total Destruction Increased upscaling to 6x The Red Star Changed to GL (some graphical elements don’t render correctly without GL + Accurate Date=Full) Removed software FMV hack Set Accurate Date to Full Disabled large frame buffer (improves performances) Resident Evil: Outbreak Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Set blending accuracy to none Increased upscaling to 6x Resident Evil: Outbreak - File #2 Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Set blending accuracy to none Added TC offset (fixes some lines in text) Increased upscaling to 6x Rise of Kasai Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Robot Alchemic Drive Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Removed software FMV hack (unnecessary) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Robotech Battlecry Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Rogue Galaxy Removed software FMV hack (no longer necessary) Removed Preload Frame Data hack (no longer necessary) Changed Half Pixel Offset from Normal to Special (Texture) (fixes some bloom alignment issues) Rule of Rose Increased upscaling to 6x Rumble Roses Changed interlacing mode from Bob bff to Bob tff (has jitter in fewer places) Run Like Hell Increased upscaling to 6x Rune: Viking Warlord Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Increased scaling to 5x Rygar: The Legendary Adventure Increased upscaling to 6x S.L.A.I. Steel Lancer Arena International Increased upscaling to 6x Samurai Western Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Shadow Hearts Set interlacing to Bob tff Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Added allow 8-bit textures (improves performance) Increased upscaling to 4x Shadow Hearts: Covenant Removed software FMV hack (unneeded - game is already set to use software mode for everything) At some point between dev 2711 and 3265 the bug where the judgement ring would make half the screen turn black has changed; now it’s all or nothing - sometimes it will display properly, sometimes the entire screen will be black. Turn OPH Flag hack on under manual fixes if you want to try using hardware rendering. Other settings used seem to mitigate it somewhat based on (extensive) testing. Software rendering has no issues, however, so for the time being that’s still what it’s set to use. Shadow of Destiny Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Removed TC offset Shadow of Rome No longer requires PCSX2 1.2.1 for correct FMV audio as of dev 3278! Added Half Pixel Offset: Normal (Vertex) (fixes bloom) Shadow of the Colossus Changed CRC level from Aggressive to Partial (to re-enable bloom) Changed blending accuracy to Medium (fixes bloom) Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Added OPH Flag Hack (massive performance boost) Reduced scaling from 4x to 3x (4x still has occasional slowdown, 3x has none; still looks quite nice, especially with FXAA) Changed issues status from yellow to green! Shadow Tower: Abyss Changed Blending Accuracy to None (lighting flickers if set above none on both GL and D3D) Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Shade boost added with brightness at 85% - read notes Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Increased upscaling to 6x Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga Changed to D3D Removed software FMV hack (no longer necessary) Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Set interlacing to Bob tff Set “Disable Safe Features” (“safe features” creates lines in shadows in D3D) Added older version of the widescreen patch which doesn’t remove shadows (because they work now) Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 Changed to D3D Removed software FMV hack (no longer necessary) Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Set interlacing to Bob tff Set “Disable Safe Features” (“safe features” creates lines in shadows in D3D) Set EE Cycle Rate to 0 (setting to 2 no longer helpful/necessary) Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Set interlacing to Bob tff Set Async mode in SPU Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Increased upscaling to 6x Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Changed to D3D Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Set “Disable safe features” (shadows aren’t quite right in D3D without this setting) Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 Changed to D3D Disabled Allow-8 bit Textures Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Removed Half Pixel Offset: Special (Texture) (doesn’t appear to be needed anymore) Set “Disable safe features” (shadows aren’t quite right in D3D without this setting) Reduced upscaling to 5x (prevents sporadic slowdown due to some graphical effects) Shining Tears Set blending accuracy to basic Shinobi Set interlacing to Bob tff Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Increased upscaling to 6x Silent Hill 2 Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Increased upscaling to 5x Silent Hill 3 Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Increased upscaling to 5x Silent Hill 4: The Room Removed software FMV hack Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Skygunner Changed to D3D Set interlacing to Bob tff Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Sled Storm Changed VU clamping mode from Extra back to Normal (Extra no longer necessary) Sly Cooper Changed to D3D Set interlacing to Bob tff Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Increased upscaling to 6x Soul Reaver 2 Increased upscaling to 6x Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) SSX 3 Removed software FMV hack (no longer necessary) Added Half Pixel Offset: Special (Texture - Aggressive) (helps reduce radius line) Set Async mode in SPU Enabled MTVU (improves performance) SSX Tricky Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Increased upscaling to 5x Star Ocean 3: Till The End of Time Changed to GL Set interlacing to Bob tff Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Added TC Offset (fixes vertical lines in transitions) Increased upscaling to 5x Star Wars: Bounty Hunter Changed VU Round Mode from Nearest to Chop / Zero (default) (Nearest no longer seems to be necessary) Changed VU Clamping Mode from Extra + Preserve Sign to Normal (default) (Extra + Preserve Sign no longer seems to be necessary) Changed EE/IOP Clamping Mode from Extra + Preserve Sign to Normal (default) (Extra + Preserve Sign no longer seems to be necessary) Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Increased upscaling to 6x State of Emergency Added allow 8-bit textures (improves performance) Added Alpha Stencil video hack (fixes shadow ghosting) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Stella Deus Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Increased upscaling to 5x Street Fighter EX3 Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Increased upscaling to 6x Suikoden III Changed to D3D Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Increased upscaling to 6x Suikoden V Changed to D3D Removed software FMV hack (no longer necessary) Adjusted TC offset Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Increased upscaling to 6x Summoner 2 Increased upscaling to 5x Tales of Legendia Changed to GL Removed software FMV hack (no longer necessary) Added TC Offset (fixes upscaling lines in UI) Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Disabled MTVU (doesn’t seem to actually improve performance) Tales of the Abyss Removed software FMV hack (no longer necessary) Increased upscaling to 5x Tekken 5 Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Tekken Tag Tournament Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven Set interlacing to Bob tff Added TC offset (helps with some upscaling lines) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Tsugunai: Atonement Set interlacing to Bob tff Increased upscaling to 6x Twisted Metal: Black Removed software FMV hack (no longer necessary) Increased upscaling to 6x Status went from yellow to green! Unlimited Saga Increased upscaling to 6x Urban Chaos: Riot Response Disabled large framebuffer (improves performance) Replaced Half-Pixel Offset with manual TC Offset of X 300 / Y 300 (this way it works correctly at both 3x and 4x scaling) Increased upscaling to 4x Urban Reign Changed deinterlacing mode from Bob bff to Auto (the game is interlaced, and Bob modes do make gameplay clearer, but all menus, which you’re in fairly frequently, jitter when they’re used) Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria Removed software FMV hack (no longer necessary) Added Frame Buffer Conversion (helps with depth of field) Added Merge Sprite (helps with depth of field) Changed Round Sprite from Full to Half (corrects lines in transitions without creating artifacts in FMVs) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) War of the Monsters Set interlacing to Bob tff Increased upscaling to 6x The Warriors Increased upscaling to 6x Way of the Samurai Removed TC offset Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Increased upscaling to 6x Way of the Samurai 2 Added Round Sprite=Full (helps with upscaling lines) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Increased upscaling to 6x Whiplash Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Set Async mode in SPU Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Wild Arms 3 and Alter Code F Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Wild Arms 4 Changed to D3D Disabled large frame buffer (improves performance) Added Round Sprite: Full (removes upscaling lines) Added Merge Sprite (removes semi-transparent “seams” created by Round Sprite: Full) Increased upscaling to 5x Wild Arms 5 Changed to D3D Added frame buffer conversion (fixes sepia-tone flashbacks) Set “Disable Safe Features” (fixes horizontal lines in some transition effects) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Increased upscaling to 5x Wipeout Fusion Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Wizardry: Tale of the Forsaken Land Increased upscaling to 6x The X-Files: Resist or Serve Changed to D3D Removed software FMV hack (no longer necessary) Disabled large frame buffer (helps with memory/vram spikes) Set “Disable Safe Features” (“safe features” creates issues with shadows in D3D) Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Xenosaga Enabled MTVU (improves performance) XGIII: Extreme G Racing Set interlacing to Bob tff Enabled MTVU (improves performance) Increased upscaling to 6x XGRA: Extreme G Racing Association Increased upscaling to 5x Yakuza Removed software FMV hack (unnecessary) Changed CRC level to minimum (read notes on detail sheet for more info) Added TC offset (helps with effects alignment) Yakuza 2 Removed software FMV hack (unnecessary) Changed CRC level to minimum (read notes on detail sheet for more info) Added Preload Frame Data (helps with bright portions in the bottom/right side of the screen) Added TC offset (helps with effects alignment)
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    Finalizer: Super Transformation finalizr.zip
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