Hello! Also a few questions about problems i have had. Apr 4, 2018 23:43:27 GMT
Post by davyk on Apr 4, 2018 23:43:27 GMT
With respect to PAL optimisation on Saturn, it is safe to assume that it hasn't been done unless you are playing major 1st party games. Titles like Sega Rally, VF2, Nights, Baku Baku and Fighters Megamix all got some level of PAL optimisation to the point where playing them at 60Hz will be glitchy.
It is safe to assume that any 3rd party game by the likes of Konami, Treasure, Capcom and Hudson are not optimised and will run fine at 60Hz.
However there will be exceptions to the rule.
Your TV sounds a bit dodgy to be honest. If a game is bordered top and bottom then a PAL port is most likely the reason. If losing image off the sides then it could just be the TV and Saturn not getting on. Some games have options for Arcade or Saturn display modes that can change the image width slightly. Some others have an image adjust mode though that is rare (Puzzle Fighter has that for example).
If the sound is dodgy and you are playing an official copy of a game it could be damaged disc or dodgy hardware. If playing a burned disc then all bets are off - could be dodgy ROM, dodgy disc or a host of other problems.
You know this by now but I'll say it anyhow - if you think you will get official Saturn games worth playing for 99p you will be living in a world of hurt. The Saturn is a totally different proposition to the collector. The fact is that in retrospect, the Saturn is the best console of that gen. The PS1 may have been more successful and had a wider and stronger library at the time, and the N64 may have had a clutch of revolutionary games and was the console of choice for local 4 player ............ but the fact is that when looking to play mid-90s games in 2018, the Saturn is the far better prospect as it has aged far more gracefully than the Ps1 and N64 for many different reasons. And this coming from someone who loves his Ps1 and N64 (though N64 in particular ) .
And for the optimal experience, you still need a CRT and an RGB SCART cable. By all means look at upscalers like the Framemeister but even that has compromises. Although - the OSSC is starting to look more and more like the best option and the temptation is growing