Started by el_rika, March 28, 2020, 05:03:05 PM
Quote from: EOJ on April 03, 2020, 07:08:24 PMMushi: my ROM has sprites/bullets randomly disappearing, but I used Pearl's settings (37.6% CPU, blitter at 56%) and many parts ran too slow and/or felt too janky. I'll have to find a clean ROM somewhere and test again.Pink Sweets: Again, I used Plasmo & Pearl's settings (37.2% CPU, blitter OFF). I played HARDER mode. Pretty good, but much slowdown is missing and some slowdown is too slow.
Quote from: EOJ on April 03, 2020, 10:05:39 PMI used Pearl's Mushi workaround and got it to run properly with the CPU and Blitter settings he specified. Unfortunately in my estimation the slowdown accuracy overall is no better than 60%, compared to the PCB. The main problems I encountered were:-Slowdown missing in ST1 and the ST1 boss.-Slowdown missing in ST2 (especially on the plants in the second half!) and the ST2 boss. The midboss is good, though.-Slowdown missing in the first part of ST3. However, the slowdown after that is surprisingly accurate throughout the stage! (This is the real highlight of the entire MAME experience, it is better than the port in this part.)-Stage 4 is a mess. Slowdown is missing in many spots in the first half, but the midboss has slowdown in its last phase that is too slow, making this tricky part a lot easier. Worst of all is the last part of the stage (everything after the midboss), which has WAY too much slowdown that lasts way too long. It is horrific. -Stage 5 slowdown is stuttery, either too fast or too slow, and just feels rather janky overall. On the PCB it is smooth as butter. On the plus side, the midboss has the proper slowdown. In addition, all of the transition-in and transition-out speeds are off (usually too fast in emulation). I will try tweaking things up and down in the Slider menu, but it is possible what we have is already "as good as it gets" in MAME. I will be pleasantly surprised if I can get it significantly better, but like I said, I'll try.
Quote from: Pearl on April 04, 2020, 12:21:19 AMUltra or Maniac?also, strange. Where is it supposed to slowdown on stage 1? and nothing ive checked has slowdown on those plants either.. i know its dumb to ask but are you sure you enabled blitter in machine configuration? i had to help someone with that earlier.also, the stage 4 midboss does not have too much slowdown to my knowledge.
Quote from: EOJ on April 04, 2020, 02:17:23 AMBut the differences in ST4 and ST5 are significant.
Quote from: EOJ on April 03, 2020, 06:14:38 PMGroovymame with lag reduction ON still feels like it has about 4-5 frames of lag on my PC. This is quite noticeable when I play DFK BL, for example. It feels about the same as the lag in the SDOJ port. This is a big improvement over how MAME used to feel -- I mean, it felt like 6-8 frames before for me -- but it doesn't come close to the PCBs or the good X360 ports.
Quote from: xygax on April 04, 2020, 04:36:23 PMHowever you know the situation right now, and he's in Spain (ouch), so it's possible there won't a be a response before long (plus he was already often absent from the forum even before that)
Quote from: Plasmo on April 04, 2020, 03:56:38 AMQuote from: EOJ on April 04, 2020, 02:17:23 AMBut the differences in ST4 and ST5 are significant.Could you maybe link to the replay you've used to determine this, ideally with timestamps? I think transparency is the most important thing here. It would be even better if people who have the PCB could record some footage to put it directly side by side to Mame.It's great that you know the game that well EOJ, but please let us noobs also understand what exactly you are referring to. Otherwise we will not be able to tweak it ourselves.
Quote from: el_rika on April 16, 2020, 01:11:31 AMalso much closer than the port (my God that's bad).