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by Firebrandx
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: The truth about the black entries of the NTSC NES:
Replies: 12
Views: 6426

Re: The truth about the black entries of the NTSC NES:

Just checking the wiki: It says that 0D = -0.117, and 1D with all emphasis on would be -0.0912. Pretty close, but 0D should be slightly darker. Yeah the difference there is a small enough margin that my eyes couldn't pick up the difference on my PVM. I'm thinking about hooking my own NES up to my R...
by Firebrandx
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: NES Graphics
Topic: A more accurate NES palette?
Replies: 61
Views: 54243

Re: A more accurate NES palette?

I just wish that I could get $0D to be negative black instead of just "pure black": it just doesn't look dark enough on my TV in emulators. On actual hardware, it's like my TV's just completely skips over dots colored with $0D (they're literally pure black, with not a hint of light), but in RetroAr...
by Firebrandx
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: The truth about the black entries of the NTSC NES:
Replies: 12
Views: 6426

Re: The truth about the black entries of the NTSC NES:

Ah dammit, I found the related info that does match my findings in the NTSC video section (rather than the palette section):

https://wiki.nesdev.com/w/index.php/NTSC_video
by Firebrandx
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: The truth about the black entries of the NTSC NES:
Replies: 12
Views: 6426

The truth about the black entries of the NTSC NES:

So after hearing of other palette makers deciding to increase entry 1D (and its mirrors) to a grey shade due to 0D being darker, I decided to use a test ROM on an umodded front-loader NTSC NES hooked into a 20M2U PVM with the brightness turned all the way up. I ended up discovering some things I nev...
by Firebrandx
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: Legible SNES Schematics
Replies: 113
Views: 52769

Re: Legible SNES Schematics

whicker wrote:I think the commas went away, or something.

https://wiki.superfamicom.org/schematic ... nd-pinouts
If you click on that link you posted, you'll see all the schematic file links are broken. :roll:
by Firebrandx
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: Legible SNES Schematics
Replies: 113
Views: 52769

Re: Legible SNES Schematics

OP's link is broken. Anyone have a mirror link?
by Firebrandx
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Question concerning the "Overscan" page:
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

Re: Question concerning the "Overscan" page:

I think I chose the multiples of 292 because 292 is a multiple of 4, making 1168 a multiple of 16. The difference between the two is 1.1406:1 (292/256) as opposed to 1.1429:1 (true PAR). I see, so in the case of digital scaling, 1168 makes each pixel integer scaled, though a hair less accurate than...
by Firebrandx
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Question concerning the "Overscan" page:
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

Question concerning the "Overscan" page:

My question concerns the following line of the section called "For Emulator Developers": But as a slight optimization, you can scale first (256 * 8/7 = 292) and then pad: stretch the 256x240 pixels to 292x240, 584x480, 876x720, or 1168x960 square pixels or 320x240 or 640x480 non-square pixels. Isn't...
by Firebrandx
Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: SPC File Format looks like S***
Replies: 50
Views: 13377

Re: SPC File Format looks like S***

So I tested out several SPC files with the internal player on the SD2SNES, and it's not perfect. It seems 1 in 10 or 15 tracks will not play properly and has glitched sound. Bummer. There is no "perfect" SPC uploader/player. There probably can't ever be. ;) What I mean is, these files play fine in ...
by Firebrandx
Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: SPC File Format looks like S***
Replies: 50
Views: 13377

Re: SPC File Format looks like S***

So I tested out several SPC files with the internal player on the SD2SNES, and it's not perfect. It seems 1 in 10 or 15 tracks will not play properly and has glitched sound. Bummer.
by Firebrandx
Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: SPC File Format looks like S***
Replies: 50
Views: 13377

Re: SPC File Format looks like S***

Which flash cart are you using? My SNES PowerPak (with aftermarket "MUFASA" firmware) has an SPC player. I've got the SD2SNES. I didn't even know it plays SPC files directly, so I will give that a try next. As I said, I'm new to all this, so my apologies for being ignorant of the capabilities of th...
by Firebrandx
Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: SPC File Format looks like S***
Replies: 50
Views: 13377

Re: SPC File Format looks like S***

I'm hoping somebody here can help me on this subject, because I gotta say I'm VERY annoyed with there being no good solution to this: I recently obtained a TOSLINK-modded SNES and I can capture the 32Khz audio from it directly into my computer. I wanted to make direct-hardware ripped soundtracks, an...
by Firebrandx
Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Revisiting the quest for the most accurate NES palette:
Replies: 123
Views: 52704

Re: Revisiting the quest for the most accurate NES palette:

Tim came through on the final palette firmware update I wanted: http://www.firebrandx.com/downloads/nesrgbfbxfinal.zip I've already used it to update my NESRGB, and everything looks beautiful! I've uploaded full instructions on my project page. Hit "refresh" until you see the update date of January ...
by Firebrandx
Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Revisiting the quest for the most accurate NES palette:
Replies: 123
Views: 52704

Re: Revisiting the quest for the most accurate NES palette:

On a request, I was able to revisit my unsaturated direct-capture palette and manually correct the green bias the Framemeister was causing on about 6 entries in the table. End result is a palette table that mimics the contrasts of the console tones, but looks identical in hue to the original YUV pal...
by Firebrandx
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Revisiting the quest for the most accurate NES palette:
Replies: 123
Views: 52704

Re: Revisiting the quest for the most accurate NES palette:

After spending the past couple days arranging all my palette efforts and comparing them to the YUV palette, I had to face the fact that there were really only 4 entries blatantly 'off', while everything else was within reasonable range. As such, I've settled on only correcting those 4 entries in the...