Some more examples: release_candidate_1 left, straight RGB on the right:
The extra shade in the cloth, but the shadow in the lower breast plate is less red-magenta glow-y (i.e. it's darker in the non RGB one, making it more natural/correct). I'm thinking posting pics like this is might be kinda useless. My iphone and macbooks show much more difference than three different PC setups, for the grey shade in the cloth. At least the kiaidan one seems to be the same level of difference between all my devices.
I can see it fine on my PC with a good VA monitor.
Ah yeah... if it's about the grey it's really subtle, lowering the gamma level makes it more apparent.
Blues are definitely noticeable. Skin tones are more natural and less orange/yellow on the real VCE. Reds, Greens, Blues in the very low/dark end blend better (in RGB, they're too over saturated for how dark they are - making them stand out when they shouldn't).
...But there's another layer down the rabbit hole. We also saw on the Startling Odyssey II overworld (just before entering battle) that the grass has addiitonal colours when shown on a composite monitor than are shown when displaying using just the composite palette. The specific colour-transitions in the grass cause NTSC artifacting, which is used to great effect on this grass scene... points of darker colours which don't actually exist in the source material appear as part of the image, and complement it well. The artists definitely planned this aspect.
We don't yet have a solution for that though... but we might start looking into it in the not-too-distant future.
I tried to see if that effect could be recreated with some shader/filtering on top and it seems to work fine.
crt shader + blargg composite:
...I could have boosted the gamma or brightness a bit on that last pic.
edit: gamma boost and higher blargg res to regain some details:
It's not exactly as it look in that pic, as blargg filter is refreshing the artifacts every frame, so you see a bit more on your screen.
I'm using beetle_pce in retroarch + crt geom shader (boosting the luminance) + blargg composite filter as I feel it gives a better result than most ntsc composite shaders, but your preference could differ.
spenoza: So Power Golf and Lords of Thunder are too laggy to be much fun, but most of the other shooters are pretty sound, owing to being pretty damn responsive in their original form.
Jun 1, 2020 16:59:44 GMT
sunteam_paul: Looks like Amazon UK are finally starting to send out Minis now
Jun 5, 2020 8:10:57 GMT
sunteam_paul: Mini arrived, Fantasy Zone is sooo much better in the new version.
Jun 6, 2020 13:53:47 GMT
tron: Finished ys 1&2 again recently.Since i got ys memories of celecta for ps4 recently,time for that game.
Jun 11, 2020 8:23:39 GMT
sunteam_paul: I've just finished Memories of Celceta on PC, great game
Jun 11, 2020 12:06:22 GMT
sunteam_paul: Nice to hear remixes of some of the Ys IV music in it
Jun 11, 2020 12:06:50 GMT
bigusschmuck: Hope everyone is well, still trying to adjust working from home.
Jun 27, 2020 14:37:26 GMT
sunteam_paul: Not working at all at the moment...awaiting
Jun 28, 2020 21:29:46 GMT
spenoza: I have been working from home quite a while, but have begun alternating furloughs due to financial constraints.
Jun 30, 2020 20:21:05 GMT
spenoza: All retro prices are up. Something about people being stuck at home and desperately needing stuff to do. It's why Netflix viewership is up and why Disney+ accidentally stumbled into the perfect launch window.
Jul 20, 2020 18:49:55 GMT
bigusschmuck: I suppose so. So much for a price crash lol
Jul 22, 2020 18:13:45 GMT
tron: yup same thing for blazing lazers/gunhed,digipiggy etc.It's getting rather insane for the sega saturn as well even commons for the console have skyrocketed in price.
Jul 24, 2020 8:09:11 GMT
tron: Speaking of retro i got a refurbish snes classic recently.I heard nintendo was selling ones again so i snag it finally,neat little plug'n'play gonna have to hack it since i hear it's easy to do.
Jul 24, 2020 8:13:52 GMT