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by LogicDeLuxe
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What files go in each of the 6 Loom 5 1/4 disks?
Replies: 8
Views: 3815

In that case, my 5 1/4 disks are erased, so I have to copy the contents from the 3 1/2 which I have, but I don't know exactly what files I need to put in each disk. There is an index of rooms in the resources, which is made for a distinct version of the game. Whenever a room is not on the current d...
by LogicDeLuxe
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What files go in each of the 6 Loom 5 1/4 disks?
Replies: 8
Views: 3815

Not sure that it will work though. Back in the days, the devs played a lot of tricks on the files AND on the disks to get them to fit. I don't think LucasArts is one of them. They usually even encouraged playing from backup copies in their manuals. I remember trying to do the same with broken PC di...
by LogicDeLuxe
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The case against aspect correction of Monkey Island
Replies: 27
Views: 13706

Most important reason for me to use aspect ratio correction is the way persons look. And almost every one of them look unhealthy fat without it.
by LogicDeLuxe
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The case against aspect correction of Monkey Island
Replies: 27
Views: 13706

As you noticed with the Loom screenshots already, many other proportions look right in a 4:3 aspect ratio, despite of the distorted cycles. Seems odd indeed. I noticed that back in the 90's already. I suspect, the drawing routines they used were missing aspect ratio correction, a feature many graphi...
by LogicDeLuxe
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The case against aspect correction of Monkey Island
Replies: 27
Views: 13706

regardless of the intention of the LucasArts designers. The intention obviously was a 320x200 mode in a 4:3 aspect ratio. The original IBM-PC had NTSC output and RGB output with the same timing. The 200 lines were chosen, as they can be displayed on NTSC within the overscan safe area. Also valid fo...
by LogicDeLuxe
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The case against aspect correction of Monkey Island
Replies: 27
Views: 13706

Heres what it looks like on A500 with 1084s At 50 Hz that is. Apparently, LucasArts didn't made any attempt to fix that mode's aspect ratio. If your chipset allows it (ECS), try running it on 60 Hz instead. With WHDload, you can just add "NTSC" to the parameter list, iIrc. If you're playi...
by LogicDeLuxe
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: How to display games as they were intended with a CRT?
Replies: 12
Views: 4892

khaz wrote:Is there a way to tweak OpenGL so that it stretches correctly?
Using a 4:3 resolution like 800x600 should do. Most modern software assume square pixels.
by LogicDeLuxe
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: How to display games as they were intended with a CRT?
Replies: 12
Views: 4892

khaz wrote:Sure, I could adjust the width of the displayed image, but then it would mess with every other software that use 720x400 correctly.
You could use a different timing like 85 Hz. Then, the monitor should distinguish that from regular DOS resolutions and remember the adjustments separately.
by LogicDeLuxe
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: How to display games as they were intended with a CRT?
Replies: 12
Views: 4892

I don't know what my graphics card and/or monitor do exactly, but I can't see any sign of stretching. No doubled pixels, no in-between with merged colours, etc. That means that no resampling takes place, which is certainly a good thing. Then the 720 is just a wild guess by the monitor and can be ig...
by LogicDeLuxe
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: How to display games as they were intended with a CRT?
Replies: 12
Views: 4892

It really is 320 pixels. Don't trust the 720, the monitor simply doesn't know any better. This mismatch may cause aliasing, but probably isn't noticeable due to the really low resolution, hence can be ignored. You may try to define a 960x600 resolution and use the 3x scaler. It is not exactly DOS ti...
by LogicDeLuxe
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: How to display games as they were intended with a CRT?
Replies: 12
Views: 4892

VGA doubled the lines in 200 and 240 row resolutions. To replicate this, you would set the resolution to 640x400 and use the 2x scaler on lowres games and disable aspect ratio correction. 70 Hz is VGA standard for 400 (and 200 logical) lines, but many graphic cards could be set to higher frequencies...
by LogicDeLuxe
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: The Junkyard
Topic: Any chance of devs here working on unisci?
Replies: 12
Views: 8526

Just because gog mounts images doesn't mean that they don't prefer to shrink the games They're not very consistent with that. Some game are reduced to the files required to run it indeed (which might included a reduced cd images as well). But there are also many games with the original cd image int...
by LogicDeLuxe
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The case against aspect correction of Monkey Island
Replies: 27
Views: 13706

If square pixels were intended, why didn't they just use a 320x240 resolution? It is a valid VGA resolution (same timing as 480 lines), yet it was rarely used for some reason. Not even Deluxe Paint, which was used for making this game, has this resolution. It can do 640x480 in VESA mode, though.
by LogicDeLuxe
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: indiana jones dies (fate of atlantis)
Replies: 4
Views: 2761

dafioram wrote:LogicDeLuxe see if this save game works for your version.
Seems to work fine, using ScummVM 1.9.0.2 and the GOG version.
by LogicDeLuxe
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: indiana jones dies (fate of atlantis)
Replies: 4
Views: 2761

3) Use a boot parameter to warp to the relevant point... though these are intended for debugging and the game state might be a bit broken A bit? A lot actually. Most of the time, you're missing items you would need to progress beyond the puzzle the boot parm was meant to debug. Also all the variabl...