Issue with Arcade VGA card

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Hi, I'm having problem with running games with my arcadeVGA card that
are over 400X something res. First I tried to load the game and the
resolution was too big for the screen. Then I tried using Gavin Bensons
utility which i downloaded at ultimarc, but now the game it too small
for the screen! Gavin Bensons utility created <game>.ini files for all
my mame games and inside the file it doesn't specify the resolution
400X (something i can't remember) explicitly in it.

Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. thanks!
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.games.mame (More info?)

    cast thought about it a bit, then said...
    > Hi, I'm having problem with running games with my arcadeVGA card that
    > are over 400X something res. First I tried to load the game and the
    > resolution was too big for the screen. Then I tried using Gavin Bensons
    > utility which i downloaded at ultimarc, but now the game it too small
    > for the screen! Gavin Bensons utility created <game>.ini files for all
    > my mame games and inside the file it doesn't specify the resolution
    > 400X (something i can't remember) explicitly in it.
    >
    > Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. thanks!

    Sounds like the problem is most likely with vertical games, I'd guess.

    The utility on Ultimarc's site doesn't always pick the best resolution
    for a game. I'd recommend using the MAME Resolution Utility by the
    author of MAMEWAH instead:

    http://mamewah.mameworld.net/downloads.htm

    It's much easier to fine-tune and test each game resolution using this
    utility, and then you can save out all the .ini files once you've gotten
    resolution settings you like.

    For some more details and utilities, check out the RetoBlast article on
    arcade monitors and MAME:

    http://www.retroblast.com/articles/monitor.html

    --
    Kevin Steele
    RetroBlast! Retrogaming News and Reviews
    www.retroblast.com
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    Can you provide a little more info on the problem you are having?


    "Kevin Steele" <net-replyDEL@DELadelphia.net> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1d2077c07a7765b4989eb2@news...
    > cast thought about it a bit, then said...
    >> Hi, I'm having problem with running games with my arcadeVGA card that
    >> are over 400X something res. First I tried to load the game and the
    >> resolution was too big for the screen. Then I tried using Gavin Bensons
    >> utility which i downloaded at ultimarc, but now the game it too small
    >> for the screen! Gavin Bensons utility created <game>.ini files for all
    >> my mame games and inside the file it doesn't specify the resolution
    >> 400X (something i can't remember) explicitly in it.
    >>
    >> Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. thanks!
    >
    > Sounds like the problem is most likely with vertical games, I'd guess.
    >
    > The utility on Ultimarc's site doesn't always pick the best resolution
    > for a game. I'd recommend using the MAME Resolution Utility by the
    > author of MAMEWAH instead:
    >
    > http://mamewah.mameworld.net/downloads.htm
    >
    > It's much easier to fine-tune and test each game resolution using this
    > utility, and then you can save out all the .ini files once you've gotten
    > resolution settings you like.
    >
    > For some more details and utilities, check out the RetoBlast article on
    > arcade monitors and MAME:
    >
    > http://www.retroblast.com/articles/monitor.html
    >
    > --
    > Kevin Steele
    > RetroBlast! Retrogaming News and Reviews
    > www.retroblast.com
  3. Archived from groups: alt.games.mame (More info?)

    BTW Kevin, can you provide a little more info on which games you think my
    AVRes utility doesn't give the correct rez and I will look into it

    Gavin


    "Gavin Benson" <gavin.benson@removethis.gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:d9i2fa$94c$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
    > Can you provide a little more info on the problem you are having?
    >
    >
    >
    > "Kevin Steele" <net-replyDEL@DELadelphia.net> wrote in message
    > news:MPG.1d2077c07a7765b4989eb2@news...
    >> cast thought about it a bit, then said...
    >>> Hi, I'm having problem with running games with my arcadeVGA card that
    >>> are over 400X something res. First I tried to load the game and the
    >>> resolution was too big for the screen. Then I tried using Gavin Bensons
    >>> utility which i downloaded at ultimarc, but now the game it too small
    >>> for the screen! Gavin Bensons utility created <game>.ini files for all
    >>> my mame games and inside the file it doesn't specify the resolution
    >>> 400X (something i can't remember) explicitly in it.
    >>>
    >>> Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. thanks!
    >>
    >> Sounds like the problem is most likely with vertical games, I'd guess.
    >>
    >> The utility on Ultimarc's site doesn't always pick the best resolution
    >> for a game. I'd recommend using the MAME Resolution Utility by the
    >> author of MAMEWAH instead:
    >>
    >> http://mamewah.mameworld.net/downloads.htm
    >>
    >> It's much easier to fine-tune and test each game resolution using this
    >> utility, and then you can save out all the .ini files once you've gotten
    >> resolution settings you like.
    >>
    >> For some more details and utilities, check out the RetoBlast article on
    >> arcade monitors and MAME:
    >>
    >> http://www.retroblast.com/articles/monitor.html
    >>
    >> --
    >> Kevin Steele
    >> RetroBlast! Retrogaming News and Reviews
    >> www.retroblast.com
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: alt.games.mame (More info?)

    Gavin Benson thought about it a bit, then said...
    > BTW Kevin, can you provide a little more info on which games you think my
    > AVRes utility doesn't give the correct rez and I will look into it
    >
    > Gavin

    The games that I found most often had incorrect settings were vertical
    games - either the resolution chosen was too high, or there were
    problems with the aspect ratio.

    Most of those problems seem to be because there wasn't a perfect match
    for the vertical resolution of the game, but quite often you can choose
    a "doubled" vertical resolution and achieve an 'arcade' perfect look.

    Just as a hypotheical example, if a game wanted a 220 vertical, but one
    wasn't available, quite often the utility defaulted to 640x480. However,
    a 440 vertical resolution (if available) would produce a much better
    picture.

    --
    Kevin Steele
    RetroBlast! Retrogaming News and Reviews
    www.retroblast.com
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