I have a PSX emulator on my Android tablet called ePSXe with an opengl filter and games like Wipeout look amazing, is there a way to do this on the ir-pcsx-rearmed to make things look a little more sharper?
Also I have a game that won’t run but does on the Android that has 2 files, do I need to convert them?
Ridge Racer Type 4 (E) [SCES-01706].bin.ecm
Ridge Racer Type 4 (E) [SCES-01706].cue
If it’s on your Android you can download Zarchiver, it’s what I use, just long press on the .bin.ecm file while in the app and hit extract, then it will get rid of the ecm. After that send the file to your pi, You could even send it to the pi with an app called turbo client
What you are talking about has nothing to do with “shaders” in the retropie sense… What epsxe is doing is applying high end filters to your games, it’s using things like FSAA and anisotropic filtering, along with higher resolution, to greatly enhance your psx games. And as you noted, the results can be quite stunning… The raspberry pi’s gpu on the other hand is simply not powerful enough to pull off effects like this… There is an option in the RGUI menu for pcsx to put it in “enhanced resolution” or something along those lines. This does greatly improve the look, sharpness and smoothness of the games, but again the pi really isn’t powerful enough to use this feature, and most games are unplayable/unstable with it enabled.
The best solution I found was using one of the built-in retroarch shaders. I use the hq2x_lcd3x.glslp for PSX and really all my retroarch emulators. What it does is sharpens the screen a bit, as well as smooths things out greatly by using a crt scan line filter. On PSX it helps a good bit with the pixelation and greatly improves the look of the games. It’s not going to “enhance” the games to like what your talking about, but it does help and really makes things look a lot better. It has gives the games a nice “retro” look and feel to them by using the scan lines, and thus I use it for all my emulators. Hope this helps some