How to make vector arcade games look their best
Riverstorm last edited by Riverstorm
@Riverstorm You should remove the rgb triad effect from monochrome too. The shadow mask is not present on mono vector.
How does this look to you? I set the scanlines to no so no vector games get them as I've been playing around with them a little globally on non-vector games. My plan is to use your tutorial as the baseline and then tweak to preference from there.
Oh I don't much care for the regular asteroid.zip backdrop but I really like the Asteroids Deluxe one though. :)
vector/display_resizeeffect filter vector/display_rgbeffect triad3dot vector/display_scanlines no vector/display_antialias yes vector/display_beam 1.2 vector/display_flicker 10 vector/display_translucency yes vector/display_intensity 2.5 astdelux/display_rgbeffect none astdelux/display_intensity 1.5 astdelux/display_flicker 15 asteroid/display_rgbeffect none asteroid/display_intensity 1.5 asteroid/display_flicker 15 asteroid/display_artwork_backdrop no bzone/display_rgbeffect none bzone/display_intensity 1.5 bzone/display_flicker 15
@Riverstorm Yes. Looks good. I simply deleted my asteroids artwork. I also adjusted the artwork to make it dimmer for omega race and asteroids deluxe. It;s just too bright otherwise.
Riverstorm last edited by
@caver01 One more question for you is Battlezone considered monochrome like Asteroids? I was reading on a Wiki and it looks like it's a physical overlay on the top portion of the screen.
"The game uses wireframe vector graphics on a black and white (with green and red sectioned color overlay) vector monitor."
@Riverstorm Yes. It's MONOCHROME. The overlay is an image designed to mimic the artwork on the inside of the cabinet as well as a painted bezel with green cellophane/gel to color the vectors, and red over the radar, but the game image itself is monochrome. You don't want to have a shadow mask on Battlezone.
Riverstorm last edited by
You don't want to have a shadow mask on Battlezone.
That what's I wanted to verify! :) Battlezone looks sharp with the artwork overlay. Thank you for all the help in tweaking things. I think my vector games are set for now. :) I hope good vector settings and artwork make it's way into lr-mame2003. Then it will almost be a perfect all-in-one MAME emulator for retro gaming.
bifelix89 last edited by
Hello everyone! :-) I have tried the tempest romset 0106 but does not work can anyone help me? Thanks!
rbaker last edited by
@bifelix89 A 0.106 romset is compatible with Advmame 1.4 only. What emulator are you using? If it is this version of mame, you don't have a 0.106 rom.
bifelix89 last edited by
The romset in my possession is a .106 so it was written where I found ... but using advmame 1.4 does not work does anyone know where you can find a romset .106? Thanks :-)
edmaul69 last edited by
@bifelix89 you cant ask these kinds of question here. Try google.
@bifelix89 I will add that your question is not related to this topic. You are troubleshooting ROMs, not vector game configuration. You stated you are trying to make Tempest run, but you didn't say which ROM. I can confirm that a proper .106
tempest.zipworks fine in advanceMAME 1.4, so either your ROM is bad, it is the wrong version, or you are trying to use a clone (like
tempest1.zip) without understanding how clones require parents etc..
@caver01 I had some trouble with Tempest.zip too with advmame 1.4. I finally managed to get it working but a small portion of the screen at the bottom is cut off. I don't have any other "overscan" issues with other advmame roms and ES is also working correctly at 1080p.
Any clue how to fix this ?
Using retropie 3.8.1 on Pi3 and advmame vector settings as suggested in this thread.
@UDb23 what is your video resolution and your display settings in advmame exactly? I have tempest filling the screen (truly, rotated sideways because it's a vertical game). What does yours look like? Stretched? Pillar-box?
I checked and Tempest uses 1080x1440 resolution. Game is portrait on a 16:9 1080p TV with usual black bars on the sides. As 1440 is > 1080 the lower part of the game area is cut.
The GUI does not allow to select lower resolutions.
I wonder why advmame uses a vertical res that's bigger than the actual available.
As an example Omega Race (horizontal game) runs at 1440x1080, correctly fitting maximum vertical resolution.
RC file DIsplay settings:
display_adjust none display_antialias yes display_artwork_backdrop yes display_artwork_bezel yes display_artwork_crop no display_artwork_overlay yes display_aspectx 16 display_aspecty 9 display_beam 1.2 display_brightness 1 display_buffer no display_color auto display_expand 1 display_flicker 15 display_flipx no display_flipy no display_frameskip auto display_gamma 1 display_height 1080 display_intensity 1.5 display_interlaceeffect none display_magnify auto display_magnifysize 1920 display_mode auto display_pausebrightness 1 display_resize fractional display_resizeeffect auto display_restore yes display_rgbeffect none display_rol no display_ror no display_scanlines no display_skipcolumns auto display_skiplines auto display_translucency yes display_vsync no display_width 1920
This is my complete current advmame 1.4 rc file.
@UDb23 We should be able to configure a working setup. I run tempest sideways, so for me it's fine--looks just like omega race. But in your setup, you really need it to run at an effective resolution of 810x1080. Try this: specify
display_width 1080. The thinking is that since it's normally a game that runs on a sideways turned monitor (vertical) and you have it oriented the opposite, it's using your specified height as the width and keeping the 4:3 aspect. Specifying 810 might get it to fit properly into 1080p. It's worth a shot anyway. If it works, you should be able to copy the lines, restore one version of them to their original settings and add
tempest/in front of those lines we changed and it should apply to just that game.
@caver01 Modified rc file as suggested.
Thank you so much, now it works correctly :-)