Ratiofix! v1.0

Ratiofix! v1.0

by KdL on 26-10-2013, 19:11
Topic: Software
Tags: Utilities
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MSX user KdL from Italy just released Ratiofix! Ratiofix! v1.0 is a nice monoscope to improve the image quality of your display. An MSX2 or higher is required. The utility is very simple; just start it to use it and press SPACE key for PAL Mode or to quit.

Ratiofix! can be downloaded from KdL's website.

Relevant link: Ratiofix! v1.0

Comments (13)

By AxelF

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26-10-2013, 22:28

Very useful program thanks Smile

[Nitpicking Mode]
The light of the diskdrive remains lit after loading...

By KdL

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27-10-2013, 01:07

This is the 1st release only. You can quit and re-run the program to get light off.
I think to do an improved version for MSXDOS in next future. Smile

By KdL

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27-10-2013, 11:54

@AxelF: you can download the fixed v1.1 now... cheers! Nishi

By sd_snatcher

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27-10-2013, 15:09

Thank you! This is very useful to set the correct aspect ratio on the TV/monitor, specially because the V99x8 native resolution isn't 1:1.

By PingPong

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27-10-2013, 15:16

Add also a 400hz mono-sound ( the one used in italy to tune the TV audio part ) and one can use this to adjust old TV sets!.

By KdL

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27-10-2013, 18:08

ooops! an other minor fix... v1.2

By AxelF

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27-10-2013, 19:47

KdL wrote:

@AxelF: you can download the fixed v1.1 now... cheers! Nishi

KdL wrote:

ooops! an other minor fix... v1.2

Thank you very much...

Question:
What does the ML part of the programm do exactly ?

By KdL

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27-10-2013, 22:57

Ratiofix! goes into overscan mode and sustains the bgsound thanks to the ML part.
The resolution of monoscope is 256x224 pixels.

By KdL

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08-07-2016, 05:52

Ratiofix! v2.1 is out!

News:
- Added MSX2+ support (screen10/11), thanks to MIFui v2.1 tool.
- Improved the image precision to get a perfect circle @60Hz.
- New RATIOFIX.BAS, write S=0 in line 100 to force the classic MSX2 mode.
- Added the source pictures.

By KdL

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09-07-2016, 16:34

MSX2+ SCREEN 10/11 256x224

By sd_snatcher

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09-07-2016, 16:49

The image gets a blue overall background on a FS-A1WX. Maybe a color,,0 should have been set?

By KdL

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09-07-2016, 19:22

You are right... the bug was on the trasparency flag of VDP REG#8 (BIT5). Thank you! Wink

Ratiofix! v2.4 is out!

Register 8: Mode register 2
  Bit  Name  Expl.
  0    BW    32 Greylevel MVDPmode out through CompositeVideo output.
             (Normally composite video and RGB are not generated from this
             output but from another on the MVDP).
  1    SP    Disable OBJ Sprites          (0=On, 1=Disable)
  2-3  VRS   VRAM size and speed  (0=1*16KB,1=4*16KB,2=1*64KB,3=64KB/HighSpeed)
  4    CB    colour Bus direction         (0=Output, 1=Input)
  5    TP    Transparent from palette     (0=Normal, 1=Color 0 is solid)
  6    LCS   Lightpen Select (active 1) connected through colourbus (not MSX2+)
  7    MSE   Mouse select    (active 1) connected through colourbus (not MSX2+)

By KdL

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07-04-2018, 00:56

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