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Discussion in 'Saturn Dev' started by paul_met, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. paul_met

    paul_met New Member

    Hi-Res hack - 704x512i (only for hardware emulation mode yet)
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  2. vbt

    vbt Staff Member

    nice! will you provide some game patch ?
     
  3. paul_met

    paul_met New Member

    This experimental hacks and they have not yet been completed. But if you really need, I can provide a patches.
     
  4. vbt

    vbt Staff Member

    no hurry, i'll wait
     
  5. paul_met

    paul_met New Member

    Story of Thor 2 - (Res hack v1.2 + fixes some bugs of the original game!!!)
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    More screenshots you can be found here: http://www.emu-land.net/forum/index.php/topic,73835.msg1184883.html#msg1184883)

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    I have updated information and a link to the patch in the first post.
     
  6. dibz

    dibz Staff Member

    These look great!
     
  7. vbt

    vbt Staff Member

    for sure paul_met, i'll test it :) thanks for this patch
     
  8. paul_met

    paul_met New Member

    You are welcome.
    I found some flaws on the ranking screen. They will be corrected in the new version.
     
  9. TrekkiesUnite118

    TrekkiesUnite118 New Member

    You know, it might be worth looking into the old PC port and seeing if it uses higher resolution backgrounds. If it does it might be possible to swap them in and make a resolution hack of Resident Evil. It might be possible to do it using this tool:

    http://www.romhacking.net/utilities/1019/
     
  10. paul_met

    paul_met New Member

    Not bad idea. But I doubt that even in the PC version the backgrounds have a higher resolution image than on consoles.
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    Some video of Hi-Res version of hack.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2016
  11. TrekkiesUnite118

    TrekkiesUnite118 New Member

    I think the PC version of Resident Evil did support 640x480. Now whether or not that's actual resolution of the backgrounds or if they're scaled up I don't know.

    And the High-Res Story of Thor 2 looks really nice. Have you tried it on real hardware? It would be interesting to know just how well the Saturn could actually handle 2D at that resolution.
     
  12. paul_met

    paul_met New Member

    No. I dont have hardware Saturn. But by soft emulation in this cause VDP1 objects is disappears.
     
  13. paul_met

    paul_met New Member

    Res hack v1.3 + fixes some bugs of the original game + NTSC patch!
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    I have updated information and a link to the patch in the first post.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2016
  14. paul_met

    paul_met New Member

    Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 - ResHack (352x240)
    - Global change screen resolution to 352x240 (the original 320x240).
    - Support for scaling layers VDP2.
    - Unlocked 3 hidden characters by default.
    - Unlocked cheats menu by default (press "up" button on the screen with a rotating logo of "MK3").
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    Screenshots and patch here: http://www.emu-land.net/forum/index.php/topic,73826.msg1191382.html#msg1191382
     
  15. TrekkiesUnite118

    TrekkiesUnite118 New Member

    I'll have to give the UMK3 hack a try. Can I just rip my retail disc and use that image or is there a specific one I need to use?

    Also one that might be neat to try is the port of Darius II. That game could really benefit running in high-res mode.
     
  16. paul_met

    paul_met New Member

    You just need to use the rip of NTSC-U version of the game.

    If this game uses X,Y scrolling, than Res-hack is possible. But about Hi-res mode I not sure.
     
  17. TrekkiesUnite118

    TrekkiesUnite118 New Member

    Basically the game in Arcades spanned across 2-3 screens depending on the revision. For the Saturn port you can either have it zoomed in to one screen and have it scroll, or you can zoom it out and have it be letterboxed. However if I remember correctly it runs in the lower res modes (either 320 or 352x240, not sure which). So when you zoom out everything get's really pixelated.



    It would be interesting to see if the scaling when zoomed out would look better in a higher resolution.
     
  18. vbt

    vbt Staff Member

    paul, just curious, how looks Lost Vikings 2 - Norse by Norsewest with your resolution hack ? i saw it listed on your other thread :)
     
  19. paul_met

    paul_met New Member

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  20. vbt

    vbt Staff Member

    yes sorry my mistake :(, i checked in the russian topic and forgot to verify here. i checked again on emuland and the pictures are here too ... o_O it's not a good excuse, i just know the megadrive game :/
     

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