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2 minutes ago, 7ank0v1c said:

Startup Screens:

ePSXe: shows, but becasue of the rescaling of the screen in the emulator, it also rescales the startup screen? Also a brief flash of appears on exite before end screen.

 

 

Dolphin: shows but becasue of the rescaling of the screen in the emulator, it also rescales the startup screen?

What graphic settings in these emulators are you using? I do not get any Startup screen rescalling in either and I think this is the first mention. So would be god to try and test with the settings you are using.

5 minutes ago, 7ank0v1c said:

 

Mesen: seems to work perfectly, but game has already loaded slightly into startup video of the game, before startupscreen disappears.

PPSSPP: seems to work perfectly, but game has already loaded slightly into startup video of the game, before startupscreen disappears.

 

Project64: seems to work almost perfectly, but game has already loaded slightly into startup video of the game, before startupscreen disappears. Only issue is the screen breifly flashes (presumably when the emulator loads in the background), the game noise starts and then the startup screen disapeears.

Snes9x: seems to work perfectly, but game has already loaded slightly into startup video of the game, before startupscreen disappears.

Retroarch: Seems to work perfectly on genesis-plus-core, but loads into the game startup video on the mednafen-saturn core, before the startup screen disapears

In each emulator setting in Launchbox you can adjust the emulator load delay. Some may need custom tweaking to get right. Try adjusting the load delay in the Startup tab for each of these emulators. The only one I do not use is Mesen. All the others I have been able to get adjusted to a smooth transition.

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22 minutes ago, Retro808 said:

What graphic settings in these emulators are you using? I do not get any Startup screen rescalling in either and I think this is the first mention. So would be god to try and test with the settings you are using.

In each emulator setting in Launchbox you can adjust the emulator load delay. Some may need custom tweaking to get right. Try adjusting the load delay in the Startup tab for each of these emulators. The only one I do not use is Mesen. All the others I have been able to get adjusted to a smooth transition.

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Here are my settings. The reason I have these settings is to aim to make these settings as portable as possible. 

Also in regards to the timing thing, I had no idea, thanks ill take a look 😀

 

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14 minutes ago, 7ank0v1c said:

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Here are my settings. The reason I have these settings is to aim to make these settings as portable as possible. 

Also in regards to the timing thing, I had no idea, thanks ill take a look 😀

 

Looks like it is that 1280x780 resolution. I had to go back to older versions of these 2 emulators as those settings are different in the latest version I am using. When I use that 1280x720 I get the scaling issue.

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23 minutes ago, Retro808 said:

Looks like it is that 1280x780 resolution. I had to go back to older versions of these 2 emulators as those settings are different in the latest version I am using. When I use that 1280x720 I get the scaling issue.

Which resolution do you use out of interest? I have tried using some higher resolutions in the past, but have had issues when loading on different computers with different screen sizes. i wonder if there is then an option where it solves both issues for me?

Also are you saying I have outdated software? I didnt know, where did you get an updated version of ePSXe?

I can see the dolphin one is outdated though haha

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1 minute ago, 7ank0v1c said:

Which resolution do you use out of interest? I have tried using some higher resolutions in the past, but have had issues when loading on different computers with different screen sizes. i wonder if there is then an option where it solves both issues for me?

I tested on one cabinet that is only 1920x1080. I used only that specific pc resolution and I don't make mine portable so each emulator setting is set for the cabinet/pc it is in. 

2 minutes ago, 7ank0v1c said:

Also are you saying I have outdated software? I didnt know, where did you get an updated version of ePSXe?

Just go direct to ePSXe website. The latest version should be v2.0.5 and the settings menu did not look like in your images. So I went to a prior version and it matched. 

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3 minutes ago, Retro808 said:

I tested on one cabinet that is only 1920x1080. I used only that specific pc resolution and I don't make mine portable so each emulator setting is set for the cabinet/pc it is in. 

Just go direct to ePSXe website. The latest version should be v2.0.5 and the settings menu did not look like in your images. So I went to a prior version and it matched. 

It is 2.0.5, it might be my plugin though? it is the ePSXe GPU Core 2.0.0?

I downloaded a bunch of plugins before so I may have an older plugin or somthing? nevermind anyway, Ill maybe have a look into different resolutions to find a work around. Hopefully there will be one. Do you happen to know a good resolution that works on all modern widscreen systems?

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3 hours ago, 7ank0v1c said:

Here is my complete set up review of the startup screen and pause screen. It seems to be working on most, but there are a few issues currently. Love the idea though and would love to see this perfected =D

Startup Screens:

ePSXe: shows, but becasue of the rescaling of the screen in the emulator, it also rescales the startup screen? Also a brief flash of appears on exite before end screen.

Mesen: seems to work perfectly, but game has already loaded slightly into startup video of the game, before startupscreen disappears.

PPSSPP: seems to work perfectly, but game has already loaded slightly into startup video of the game, before startupscreen disappears.

No$GBA: works perfectly

Dolphin: shows but becasue of the rescaling of the screen in the emulator, it also rescales the startup screen?

Project64: seems to work almost perfectly, but game has already loaded slightly into startup video of the game, before startupscreen disappears. Only issue is the screen breifly flashes (presumably when the emulator loads in the background), the game noise starts and then the startup screen disapeears.

Snes9x: seems to work perfectly, but game has already loaded slightly into startup video of the game, before startupscreen disappears.

PCSX2: works perfectly

Retroarch: Seems to work perfectly on genesis-plus-core, but loads into the game startup video on the mednafen-saturn core, before the startup screen disapears

Demul: works perfectly

 

Pause Screens:

ePSXe: works perfectly

Mesen: works perfectly

PPSSPP: works perfectly

No$GBA: doesn't show at all

Dolphin: again, it shows, but the rescaling of the emulator messes up the scaling of the pause screen.

Project64: works perfectly

Snes9x: works perfectly

PCSX2: works perfectly

Retroarch: works perfectly

Demul: works perfectly

 

2 hours ago, Retro808 said:

What graphic settings in these emulators are you using? I do not get any Startup screen rescalling in either and I think this is the first mention. So would be god to try and test with the settings you are using.

In each emulator setting in Launchbox you can adjust the emulator load delay. Some may need custom tweaking to get right. Try adjusting the load delay in the Startup tab for each of these emulators. The only one I do not use is Mesen. All the others I have been able to get adjusted to a smooth transition.

So after playing with the settings, I have managed to find settings that work and make most of this a perfect experience, with the exception for ePSXe and Dolphin (of which I will try find a work around later) and No$Gba which i feel is probably a seperate issue for some reason? Any ideas?

Hopefully these will help some people and maybe can be made into autosettings in future updates.

Here are my findings:

Project64: You must turn on 'Aggressive Startup Window Hiding' to get rid of flash and delay it to 4.5 seconds.

Snes9x: Delay it to 1.5 seconds to avoid rom laoding with startup screen still there.

PPSSPP: Delay it to 1.5 seconds to avoid rom laoding with startup screen still there.

Mesen: Delay it to 2 seconds to avoid rom laoding with startup screen still there.

Retroarch: Delay it to 1 second to avoid rom laoding with startup screen still there.

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8 minutes ago, 7ank0v1c said:

 

So after playing with the settings, I have managed to find settings that work and make most of this a perfect experience, with the exception for ePSXe and Dolphin (of which I will try find a work around later) and No$Gba which i feel is probably a seperate issue for some reason? Any ideas?

Hopefully these will help some people and maybe can be made into autosettings in future updates.

Here are my findings:

Project64: You must turn on 'Aggressive Startup Window Hiding' to get rid of flash and delay it to 4.5 seconds.

Snes9x: Delay it to 1.5 seconds to avoid rom laoding with startup screen still there.

PPSSPP: Delay it to 1.5 seconds to avoid rom laoding with startup screen still there.

Mesen: Delay it to 2 seconds to avoid rom laoding with startup screen still there.

Retroarch: Delay it to 1 second to avoid rom laoding with startup screen still there.

The problem with default times though is that everyones system is different. Emulator startup time is dependent on your CPU/HDD speeds, so there is no one size fits all.

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Just now, neil9000 said:

The problem with default times though is that everyones system is different. Emulator startup time is dependent on your CPU/HDD speeds, so there is no one size fits all.

Oh rite, I guess that makes sense... that was pointless then haha 😂

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1 minute ago, 7ank0v1c said:

Oh rite, I guess that makes sense... that was pointless then haha 😂

Not pointless. Many users do not know to adjust that timing. So it is helpful to show people adjusting it can affect the performance of the feature. 

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20 minutes ago, 7ank0v1c said:

Oh rite, I guess that makes sense... that was pointless then haha 😂

 

17 minutes ago, Retro808 said:

Not pointless. Many users do not know to adjust that timing. So it is helpful to show people adjusting it can affect the performance of the feature. 

Yeah, not pointless at all, its just that timings will vary for everyone depending on there hardware, but knowing where and how to adjust those settings is half the battle.

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