Reshade n00b->need some help to get scanlines only

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3 years 3 months ago #1 by ArcadeTV
Hi guys, I have missed out on Reshade 'cause I just found out about it... shame on me.
What I'd love to do is just adding scanlines to my output, the games I'd like to play are:
-AM2R (Metroid 2 Remake)
-Owlboy
-Shovel Knight
-Castle in the Darkness
-Maldita Castilla

How I proceeded:
-Downloaded the game
-Downloaded Reshade.me 3.0.0.4
-Extracted the game and ran Reshade-Setup, selected the game and chose D3D-8/9
-Started the game, entered Reshade Config and selected AdvancedCRT, nothing else
-saved my Preset "scanlines.ini"

Now, I can't get it together in my head, sorry.. I'm looking for a setting like "CRTresolution X and Y" but there's only a field for "resolution coefficient" and anything I enter looks wrong :-/
Also I'd like to get rid of the blur-effect but I just don't know how to do that.
I don't understand the relation between Reshade and SweetFX - I guess Reshade is the "enabler" while SweetFX brings the effects to the screen, right?

On the monitor that I'm using the resolution is set to 2048x1152, the game's native res is 320x240 and is scaled to "4x", so I guessed the coefficient was 4 but that doesn't seem right.

Anybody care to help?
Would be very much appreciated! Thanks guys!

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3 years 3 months ago #2 by crosire
SweetFX was a collection of shaders that ReShade would then apply to your game. Since 3.0 ReShade comes with its own shaders though, so it's just "ReShade", no "SweetFX" anymore.

The CRT effect is probably not the best to achieve scanlines only, but try these values and then play around with the "Resolution" value:
[CRT.fx]
Resolution=2.000000
Gamma=2.400000
Brightness=1.500000
Curvature=0.000000
MonitorGamma=2.800000
ScanlineIntensity=0.000000
ScanlineGaussian=0.000000
CornerSize=0.001000
CurvatureRadius=0.000000
ViewerDistance=0.000000
Angle=0.000000,0.000000
Overscan=1.000000
Oversample=0.000000

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3 years 3 months ago - 3 years 3 months ago #3 by ArcadeTV
Thanks for the reply!
I guess I'll have to use an old version then...

Here's your settings (res=2):
www.dropbox.com/s/8o1eu96vcn8b1ue/AM2R%2...%2020-56-48.png?dl=1

And resolution coefficient = 1:
www.dropbox.com/s/qsqmls2mniqks5l/AM2R%2...%2020-54-24.png?dl=1

Both not really working for me ^^


What was the last Version before they were merged together and is it still available?
Thanks!!!
Cheers,
-Alex-

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3 years 3 months ago #4 by crosire
SweetFX contains the same CRT shader, you won't have any benefit from using the old version here.

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3 years 3 months ago #5 by ArcadeTV
But maybe I can get better results when there are separate X/Y-resolution variables?
At least that's what seems to be my major problem...

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3 years 2 months ago - 3 years 2 months ago #6 by Flamex
I also have the same problems and I have still no solution since the reshade crt shader doesn't seems to aim precise results with retro looking games. it's more a gross multipurpose effect. :/
My hope is that someone fix older shaders and add some from Retroarch Hylian CRT, CRT Royale etc...

For now all I can do is to use older version of reshade and sweetfx
In reshade 2 there was another shader : pixelart crt. It is also buggy but you can get "nearly accurate "vertical lines
if you tweak some values. If the native vertical resolution is 240 you'll have to put 239...

In older versions of the sweetfx crt shader you'll have separate x/y parameters maybe you should check this thread

steamcommunity.com/app/428550/discussions/0/359547436744998541

You can adjust horizontal blurriness with big bigger horizontal resolution multiples : 1280 instead of 320

Please note that these shaders may not work perfectly with some fake low res pixelated games
Shovel Knight, Shantae and many other use a bigger internal resolution than the scaled pixels.

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2 years 9 months ago #7 by jim32

crosire wrote: SweetFX was a collection of shaders that ReShade would then apply to your game. Since 3.0 ReShade comes with its own shaders though, so it's just "ReShade", no "SweetFX" anymore.

The CRT effect is probably not the best to achieve scanlines only, but try these values and then play around with the "Resolution" value:

[CRT.fx]
Resolution=2.000000
Gamma=2.400000
Brightness=1.500000
Curvature=0.000000
MonitorGamma=2.800000
ScanlineIntensity=0.000000
ScanlineGaussian=0.000000
CornerSize=0.001000
CurvatureRadius=0.000000
ViewerDistance=0.000000
Angle=0.000000,0.000000
Overscan=1.000000
Oversample=0.000000


for AM2R how do i set it for a 4k tv?

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2 years 9 months ago #8 by jim32
can't anyone help me with this where's the creator of the crt shader i tried talking to him on twitter about it and i got no answer. please reply to me. :(

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2 years 9 months ago #9 by jim32
come on is the creator of the crt filter even on here i what am2r to look right why couldn't the be instructions on how to use the crt filter i don't know how to use it :(

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2 years 9 months ago - 2 years 9 months ago #10 by Marty McFly
Just asking: if there are no instructions, how can anyone else know how to use it?
If your answer is that they figured it out by themselves, why can't you?

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2 years 9 months ago #11 by Mobeeuz

jim32 wrote: come on is the creator of the crt filter even on here i what am2r to look right why couldn't the be instructions on how to use the crt filter i don't know how to use it :(

Your first post contains all the instructions you need to make adjustments. If you can't be bothered to try, no one will be bothered to help. You will find no "do it for me" button here.

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2 years 9 months ago #12 by jim32

Mobeeuz wrote:

jim32 wrote: come on is the creator of the crt filter even on here i what am2r to look right why couldn't the be instructions on how to use the crt filter i don't know how to use it :(

Your first post contains all the instructions you need to make adjustments. If you can't be bothered to try, no one will be bothered to help. You will find no "do it for me" button here.


i did try still don't know how to get am2r to look right

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2 years 9 months ago #13 by jim32
please someone help me with this i don't know how to use it at all without having it look like a broken or cracked lcd screen.

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2 years 9 months ago #14 by jim32
how is there no guide on the crt option why add a crt feature without a guide to tell you what are the right options there isn't even a video guide on youtube :(

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2 years 9 months ago - 2 years 9 months ago #15 by Mobeeuz

jim32 wrote: how is there no guide on the crt option why add a crt feature without a guide to tell you what are the right options there isn't even a video guide on youtube :(

Start with the defaults, then keep changing only one variable until you understand what it does. Change it back to the default and try another variable. Repeat until you understand how the shader works. This is why Reshade 3 is so great, you get instant results on adjustments.

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