How to reduce lag dramatically

This topic contains 5 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  alexbleks 4 years, 3 months ago.

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  • #2881

    alexbleks
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    Hello, I had a few issues with large Sim City cities (sound chopping and lag spikes), however when I set my PI to 420p. Yes emulationstation may look ugly and you have to resize covers but damn it increased the performance of ALL emulators and gaames. Yoshi Island runs at 100% also.

    #2882

    kitchuk
    Participant

    Yeah it does make emulators run better but I noticed when output is at 480p there is about 5% cut off on the screen. It’s as if the image being displayed is zoomed in ever so slightly. It still does this after I tried changing the aspect ratio on the TV settings. Did you notice this? Try loading up Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening for Gameboy and you can notice away when you start playing the game.

    #2885

    alexbleks
    Participant

    Yeah it does make emulators run better but I noticed when output is at 480p there is about 5% cut off on the screen. It’s as if the image being displayed is zoomed in ever so slightly. It still does this after I tried changing the aspect ratio on the TV settings. Did you notice this? Try loading up Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening for Gameboy and you can notice away when you start playing the game.

    yep, same problem here, I miss some of the bottom & top. (with keeping aspect ratio) :-/

    #2908

    kitchuk
    Participant

    Does anyone have a fix for this annoyance?

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 4

    #2924

    petrockblog
    Keymaster

    Hello, I had a few issues with large Sim City cities (sound chopping and lag spikes), however when I set my PI to 420p. Yes emulationstation may look ugly and you have to resize covers but damn it increased the performance of ALL emulators and gaames. Yoshi Island runs at 100% also.

    The settings for Emulation Station that come with the RetroPie Script use the script runcommand.sh (https://github.com/retropie/RetroPie-Setup/blob/master/supplementary/runcommand.sh). This script, in turn, makes use of the tool tvservice that also changes the screen resolution to VGA (640×480) when a ROM is started.

    You suggest to change the resolution of Emulation Station itself (before a game is started)?

    #2927

    alexbleks
    Participant

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>alexbleks wrote:</div>
    Hello, I had a few issues with large Sim City cities (sound chopping and lag spikes), however when I set my PI to 420p. Yes emulationstation may look ugly and you have to resize covers but damn it increased the performance of ALL emulators and gaames. Yoshi Island runs at 100% also.

    The settings for Emulation Station that come with the RetroPie Script use the script runcommand.sh (https://github.com/retropie/RetroPie-Setup/blob/master/supplementary/runcommand.sh). This script, in turn, makes use of the tool tvservice that also changes the screen resolution to VGA (640×480) when a ROM is started.

    You suggest to change the resolution of Emulation Station itself (before a game is started)?

    Yes, but your idea is even better I think except that it takes a few seconds to switch resolution on my TV.

    I will try it, thanks.

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