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Background images look like rectangles - AlphaKennyTime - 07-31-2014 02:22 AM

It's not a huge issue but it can be a little annoying during cutscenes.. or worse... when it's in my face in MGS:Peace Walker because the huge green rectangles are supposed to be small bushes.

v0.9.9-37-g682e1c1
64 bit
windows 7
graphics card drivers up to date

The same thing happened with earlier versions (0.9.8-xx). Is it a setting I have on/off? I attached a quick screenshot I took from kingdom hearts.


RE: Background images look like rectangles - solarmystic - 07-31-2014 02:41 AM

I think you've got the "Disable Alpha Test" hack enabled.

Disable it, you won't get much of a speedboost from it unless you're on a PowerVR device anyway.


RE: Background images look like rectangles - AlphaKennyTime - 07-31-2014 02:44 AM

Gave you a +1 everything look so much better now.
Thanks! Big Grin


RE: Background images look like rectangles - solarmystic - 07-31-2014 03:19 AM

You're welcome, glad to have helped.

Generally speaking, if you're on Windows/Desktop, you shouldn't have to use any of the hacks located in the Hack Settings section of the Graphics Settings except for the "Texture coord speedhack", which works great with "Software Skinning" (enabled by default).


RE: Background images look like rectangles - TheDax - 07-31-2014 03:51 AM

The most noticeable exception to using software skinning is the Monster Hunter series; those games receive a huge speed penalty from having software skinning on.

But at any rate, PCs generally don't need these hacks.


RE: Background images look like rectangles - Accel - 08-01-2014 06:05 PM

the moment i saw the screenshot, i know what going on(disable alpha test is on)
lol


RE: Background images look like rectangles - barbanium - 08-01-2014 08:02 PM

(07-31-2014 03:51 AM)TheDax Wrote:  The most noticeable exception to using software skinning is the Monster Hunter series; those games receive a huge speed penalty from having software skinning on.

But at any rate, PCs generally don't need these hacks.

Software skinning makes MH games slow?
I've always left that "on"... Blush

Is there anything else I need to know about settings for games such as MHFU? Big Grin


RE: Background images look like rectangles - TheDax - 08-01-2014 08:15 PM

Try it. Use turbo mode with it on, and notice its speed. Then turn it off and see how much quicker it is. If you can already run it at full speed, it's not really an issue, but if you're on a low-end PC or something, it might make the difference between playable and just barely not.


RE: Background images look like rectangles - barbanium - 08-01-2014 08:27 PM

(08-01-2014 08:15 PM)TheDax Wrote:  Try it. Use turbo mode with it on, and notice its speed. Then turn it off and see how much quicker it is. If you can already run it at full speed, it's not really an issue, but if you're on a low-end PC or something, it might make the difference between playable and just barely not.

Yeah, ok, thanks.

But is there anything else aside from software skinning? Big Grin