CheatMSX and MrHydragon updates

CheatMSX and MrHydragon updates

by syn on 19-05-2016, 16:20
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For the last 3 months, Hydragon has been preparing new content for the community on youtube and his website CheatMSX.

On his youtube channel, which focusses on replays of old and new MSX games, he has uploaded a couple of new videos:

By adding several maps from mars2000you to CheatMSX, a new milestone (of hosting over 300 maps) has been reached. The newly added maps are:

Last but not least a couple of cheats and passwords were added for Montana John and the Templar's Treasure and Uridium.

Relevant Link: MrHydragon on Youtube.
Relevant Link: CheatMSX

Comments (19)

By Daemos

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19-05-2016, 17:39

Its getting big and good. Awesome work.

By Hydragon

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19-05-2016, 17:43

Getting also closer to my 2016 goal! 371/400 YT videos.
Keep the content coming.

By Lord_Zett

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19-05-2016, 19:33

still no bounce mania vids? ;p

By Kai Magazine

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19-05-2016, 19:35

Good job!
Great work to support the msx community Smile
Keep on!

By only_69

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20-05-2016, 19:05

I think MSX Solutions can help you.

By ARTRAG

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21-05-2016, 08:11

Uridium in 8 minutes, respect!
Cool

By Hydragon

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21-05-2016, 08:18

ARTRAG wrote:

Uridium in 8 minutes, respect!
Cool

Yeah I create this Uridium replay like I do with most replays, lowering cpu and use reverse in openMSX, it's a great way of creating a full gameplay for Youtube, so people can enjoy the full game, including the ending etc in it's full glory.

I also created a replay of Aleste, but it seemed something did go wrong, since when I loaded the replay, it was justa black screen at the beginning and only the ingame content showed up, so that is a project that will need a do-over for example.

But yeah in the end, lost of hours have been spend in creating these videos and I enjoy doing this.
For now I've had a few new requests for my videos, of which are menace and bounce mania.

Keep the requests coming. As a sidenote, to follow the updates on the videos and downloads on the website you can like CheatMSX @ Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/cheatmsx

By ren

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21-05-2016, 11:35

Nice collection of replays.. You always play without any blurring or (special) scalers?
From time to time I play with these settings, but yeah, I mostly revert to simple/no scaling, or apply just a slight blur (though SDLGL-PP creates too much blur already with a value of 1 IMO) because it's never quite to my liking. I do wish openMSX would have some kind of ('perfect') monitor simulation setting, or a 'monitor' scaler.. (next to the already existing 'TV' ) (which is too blurry for me). A CRT simulation feature request does exist however (some very nice examples exist), but I don't think that's high on the priority list, or there's a lot of motivation to work on it for that matter Smile

By Hydragon

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21-05-2016, 11:40

ren wrote:

Nice collection of replays.. You always play without any blurring or (special) scalers?
From time to time I play with these settings, but yeah, I mostly revert to simple/no scaling, or apply just a slight blur (though SDLGL-PP creates too much blur already with a value of 1 IMO) because it's never quite to my liking. I do wish openMSX would have some kind of ('perfect') monitor simulation setting, or a 'monitor' scaler.. (next to the already existing 'TV' ) (which is too blurry for me). A CRT simulation feature request does exist however (some very nice examples exist), but I don't think that's high on the priority list, or there's a lot of motivation to work on it for that matter Smile

Thanks ren, and yes even when I stream on twitch, I use the default settings in openMSX.
No extra blurring or whatsoever.
Only thing is: Those gameplays are not as good as the ones I create for YT.
But live gameplay doesn't have to be flawless after all Smile

By ARTRAG

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21-05-2016, 12:02

I have to send you the full uridium map.

By Hydragon

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21-05-2016, 12:30

ARTRAG wrote:

I have to send you the full uridium map.

That sounds amazing! Cool

By Manuel

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21-05-2016, 14:22

ren: it also depends on what kind of scale factor you use and which screen mode. E.g. scale factor 1 on full screen is blurry in textmode 80.

The settings I use look very much like my Sony KX-14CPI1.
(renderer: SDLGL-PP; every one should use that)
scaler simple
scanline 25
scale_factor 4
glow 20
noise 2.0
blur 30

By ARTRAG

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21-05-2016, 15:42

In the uridium video the coder is missing one frame out of two.
You can see the problem watching at enemies: at full rate they should appear with 3 colors, but in the video they appear of two colors and something of the black overlay prevails

[edit]
I was wrong. It was the mobile version of the youtube player.
On PC you have the full rate and the 3 color effect works.

By ren

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21-05-2016, 16:26

@manuel: cool, will have a look / try it out!
I did notice some irregularities in regard to display settings between SDL <> SDLGL-PP which I don't think have seen before (using dev build on Windows).. But I have to investigate further + compare with official release. Will let you know later.

By Manuel

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21-05-2016, 22:02

Sure. There are differences, as not everything is supported on every renderer, as documented here: http://openmsx.org/manual/user.html#videoeffects

By ARTRAG

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15-05-2017, 16:38

By ARTRAG

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15-05-2017, 20:53

this is the ending with a 105 color image 256x128
video

By Hydragon

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15-05-2017, 21:17

@Artrag I'm looking forward to a new beta *wink hint wink*

By ARTRAG

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16-05-2017, 00:22

But it is for colecovision + sgm

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