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Is he right?

>> No.3864964

Well, yeah, CRTs can't be emulated (for example, how do you emulate being able to see scanlines from closeup, but a more seamless image if you look from afar? emus "scanlines" shaders always display the scanlines, the effect is not the same), if you're gonna emulate on an HD screen, just go raw pixels.

Carmack is a faggot though.

>> No.3864978

Well, it's an opinion. One that I agree with 100%, but I don't see the point in judging the guy on a statement as inoffensive as that one.

>> No.3864984

Games back then have clearly been made with crt displays in mind. Just look at the lamps in the mine levels of DKC. Withour shaders the area around them gets gradually brighter in rectangular shapes. Apply a crt shader and you will have nice looking halos around the lamps.

>> No.3864993

was carmack even much of a gamer? he seems more into the programming aspects than actually playing games.

>> No.3865014


I'd rather suck down Romero's opinion on this particular subject.

>> No.3865039


Carmack is an autist, and a programmer. He never even really played games.

>> No.3865053

Did Carmack steal CRT code for the Oculus?

>> No.3865060

>PC developer doesn't understand CRTs

What's the surprise? It's a console thing, not a computer thing. CRT monitors didn't even have visible scanlines running 480p on a 12'' screen.

>> No.3865067

>implying that scanlines are a good thing

>> No.3865087

When he played, he focused on the actual game, not retarded secondary shit.

>> No.3865098

>the doom genius can't even find a knob

>> No.3865106

>crt autists

>> No.3865171

Yes anon, he is right. He does, in fact, rather like the crisp pixels.

>> No.3865174
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ITT: People too poor/stupid to get a top rank CRT mock real enthusiasts.

>> No.3865253

What does it matter if he's right or not? That's all subjective anyway. Computer monitors always used a different refresh rate and resolution than cathode ray televisions and most /vr/ consoles send a resolution that's too low for most screens in this day and age anyway.

It depends on what platform you want to play. Getting the best of both worlds is what I would do but if you really got to choose between one of the two then pick the one platform you're playing games on the most.

>> No.3865745

>Carmack is a faggot though

Do you want the cross? because that is how you get the cross

>> No.3865790

rage happened

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>> No.3865834

You'd think that, as a programmer, he's acknowledge the tricks early devs used to trick CRTs into performing transparency effects by abusing scan line refresh rates, and that they can't be reproduced on modern flat panel displays.

>> No.3865848

He's absolutely right, either play on a CRT or play it clean. You can never replicate how one screen looks on a different screen, it's fucking stupid.

>> No.3865861

once holographic displays become a thing, you will be able to perfectly replicate any model of CRT. It will be better than the real thing, by benefit of using real light beams, you'll easily be able to reproduce the bleeding pixels, blurriness, and warm glow of a real CRT in open air.

Until then, we're stuck with aging CRTs.

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>> No.3865879

(also thread. Hehe)

>> No.3865882

>crt artifacts

>> No.3865886

Not really, although it depends on what exactly you're emulating, and what you're emulating it on. I prefer a minor blurring filter because sharp pixels looks terrible when blown up. That's for sprite based stuff though. Polygons, jack that shit up and just deal with the low res textures and low poly models, unless you're dealing with prerendered backgrounds, which also look like ass.

>> No.3865912

Emulators reproduce these tricks?

>> No.3866158

Yes. He likes crisp pixels. He's right about the fact he likes that.

Did you have a real question or point?

>> No.3866164

>twitter threads

I thought I was safe from those when I left /v/

>> No.3866480

Weren't those effects mostly the result of composite/RF signal artifacts?

>> No.3867190

No he's wrong. He really did get it but is lying. He doesn't like the crisp pixels. He hates them. He prefers blurry RF signals on a CRT.

>> No.3867205

some but not all.

>> No.3867206

fucking this

>> No.3867219


>> No.3867318

Yes. I don't know where the meme started that he wasn't but you can even go read up on his posts from 99 about balancing Q3A and whether or not strafe jumping should be allowed. He clearly was involved in more than just working on the engine.

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i like clean pixels, but you need to have the shitty blur of a crt to get fake transparencies. sometimes it was also used to create new colors.

>> No.3867327

Dithering never bothered me. At least it's the lesser evil than blurring the entire game.

>> No.3867470

Depends on the game :^}

>> No.3867620

Is there even another example or is it just Sanic?

>> No.3867664

>for example, how do you emulate being able to see scanlines from closeup, but a more seamless image if you look from afar

wait for high enough resolution monitors to become cheaper
My monitor is at 2560 * 1440, so at best for a 320x240 game I have an 8px by 6px area to draw three phosphors and scanlines or shadow mask in

At 5120 * 2880 you'll have a 16px by 12px area for each pixel and so on. As you increase the res you end up with more and more space to fake the crt with - obviously at this point it would be a huge money sink!

>> No.3867669


Most of the genesis library, especially the western developed games.

See Earthworm Jim and Vectorman for heavy use of dithering.

>> No.3867765

That's pushing it. Probably 15-20% of western games.

>> No.3868020

Can VR headsets can solve that?

>> No.3868053

Rage was good though. Maybe their weakest game but still good in an era where singleplayer shooters are dead.

>> No.3868101

You just let the laws of physics deal with how lines look close up and far away.

>> No.3868215

It will only be a huge money sink for the first few years. My five inch phone has the same resolution as your monitor, and probably cost less than a decent monitor of that resolution did three years ago (and it's also a smartphone, on top of that.)

Displays with resolutions high enough for very realistic CRT shaders are only a few years away, and affordable ones are only a few years away from that.

The real setback for high resolution displays is a lack of content and therefore consumer demand. Until sitcoms can be streamed at those resolutions over Netflix with zero lag, there will be no profit incentive to make displays that size.

>> No.3869859

>your monitor is a smartphone with a 50" screen

>> No.3869908

Use NTSC filter.

>> No.3869939

>emus "scanlines" shaders always display the scanlines,
So do CRTs. They don't think "shit, he's far away we can stop having scanlines now".

>> No.3870040

2D PS1 games like SotN and DW7 look great without CRT
NES games I think need it though
I switched over playing FF3 on RetroArch to Nestopia for the fast forward feature. Nestopia's CRT filter is shit, so I don't use it. After a long play session, my eyes actually had to get used to looking at the real world for a second.

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It's okay, Carmack. I still like you even if you're a pleb when it comes to displays. You've probably just been influenced by the demands of your Facebook overlords.

>> No.3870117

>SotN look great without CRT
Fuck no, its exactly the opposite. Highly stylized look of cartoony games may look ok with sharp pixels, but with detailed and relatevely realistic art of SotN pixelation stands out horribly,
Actually, it is SotN that drove me to use filters for the first time.

>> No.3870137

The thing is, it's still a shader, not an actual physical scanline like on CRT. Hence why the effect is totally different and you can still see the obvious "scanlines" on an emu filter displayed on an HD screen from afar.

>> No.3870420

He's right though filters are cancer.

>> No.3870460


>can only afford a $100 monitor

>> No.3870949

I still think it looks nice. And it can only improve with time, as resolutions get higher and shit.

>> No.3870952

carmack outright lied about pc version not being consolized

>> No.3873276

He's right because it's his opinion and what appeals to individual people will vary. I agree with him though.

>> No.3873296

more power, time and money tossed at a problem solved 30 years ago with a better display technology.

you don't even know what that means

>> No.3873303

>with a better display technology.
Not everyone likes blur and bloom.

>> No.3874145

>The thing is, it's still a shader, not an actual physical scanline like on CRT. Hence why the effect is totally different and you can still see the obvious "scanlines" on an emu filter displayed on an HD screen from afar.

Shouldn't this point end the discussion? Also Carmack is past his prime listening to him is like listening to Inafune or Miyamoto. There are newer, smarter people out there.

>> No.3874160

neither Inafune or Miyamoto were tech people your comparison is retarded

>> No.3874180

even Wozniak has said a thousand retarded things in the last decade; go ahead search his name on youtube for a fun ride.

Please note that these people are past their prime and not as involved or ambitious (or rebellious) as they were when they were younger. There's no need to idolize anyone anyway.

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