Scanlines by default in Amiberry
Hello to everyone, starting with Amiberry 2.24 it is possible to enable scanlines as line mode. It would be great if it is possible to eneable it globally and not per-game basis. In the FAQ of their site they refer to a file named amiberry.conf in the /conf/ directory. In Retropie this file does not exist, also creating it and putting the right command does not work.
This is what is written in the FAQ:
Q: Can I enable Scanlines by default for all games?
A: Yes, with v2.24 onwards a new feature was added, you can make a change in the conf/amiberry.conf file:
Open the file, and look for the line scanlines_by_default.
Change the value of that line to yes and save the file again.
Restart the emulator for the changes to take effect. Note: Scanlines requires that Line Doubling is also enabled, which will cause a performance hit, since double the amount of lines will have to be drawn on-screen. Also, if your vertical resolution is not enough to display scanlines, this option will have no effect (it will revert back to no scanlines automatically).
Is there a method to make it work in Retropie too? Thanks in advance.
dudleydes last edited by
adfdir.conffile used to be found in
amiberry.confshould be in the same location. Launch and quit Amiberry 2.24 if the file still has the old name.
scanlines_by_defaultisn't available, then check that you are running version 2.24 in the
Aboutpanel of the Amiberry GUI. If you are not running v.2.24, then you may need to install from source.
@dudleydes thank for your reply, the version installed was 2.24b12 i'll try updating from source, the file present in the conf directory was adfdir.cnf
dudleydes last edited by
@foxp4v I have looked through the recent commits for the Amiberry project and I can confirm that the option to enable global scanlines was added in v 2.24b13.
Here are the relevant commits with dates:
6 Dec 2018
- Bumped version to 2.24b12 (commit #3654785)
11 Jan 2019
- Added global Scanlines by default YES/NO option in
- Bumped version to 2.24b13 (commit #eb06777)
Updating from source will install the latest version of Amiberry, which is now v2.24. Once installed, you should launch the
+Start Amiberryscript. This should rename the config file to
amiberry.conf, which should include the option to enable global scanlines.
Thank You, worked great, now the 2.24 is installed also with binaries.
fomt last edited by fomt
I have set scanlines on by default in amiberry.conf
But it only looks good in certain resolution. Pinball Dreams and Pinball Fantasies for example works best with screen height 270. Or else I got white wobbling lines, dont now how to describe it. Anyone else having that problem?
Dont know how I can override the settings in whdload_db.xml if I want to change resolution.
If I save the configs in an UAE file, then I loose my controller, its not detcted, so I must reboot, cant exit the game.
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for everyone who is searching this "scanlines_by_default=yes/no" in the amiberry.cfg file without finding it (like me :D) -> it is now
line_mode=0 (0,1 or 2 possible; 0=none, 1=double, 2=scanlines)
So "line_mode=2" is the command in the config-file to have scanlines by default in the newer versions of amiberry.
With the Update to 5.x there is no "line_mode=" anymore in the amiberry.conf.
Does anyone know if it is still possible to set scanlines global?
nemo93 last edited by
@nemo93 Thank you very much nemo!
Also for the Doc - perfect!