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[Tutorial] DeSmuME Recommended Settings

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I Love DeSmuME ! So i want to share my own optimal settings for you !

 

Picture 1 - Config - Frame Skip : This settings will help you prevent slow fps by skipping rendering frames (ticking Auto-Minimize Skipping will help skipping frames only when there is lag so when there isn't lag the emu will not skip any frames resulting in smooth gameplay) so increase the frame skipping basing on Your hardware capabilities 

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Picture 2 - Config - Emulation settings : use these settings for fast and safe emulation (disable advanced bus-level timing for more speed)image.thumb.png.9e5a96c728ceb364c142682ee23bd7f3.png

Picture 3 - Config - 3D Settings : make sure to select OpenGL 3.2
Increase GPU Scaling Factor to cater to your screen's resolution and hardware capability (3 and 4 are optimal for 1080p)

GPU Color Depth should be set to 24 bit

Texture Scaling have variable effects, Increasing it will make majority of games look better but it will cause huge lag in some games like dragon quest (in the overworld map)
High-Precision Color Interpolation must be enabled for better color rendering but as for TXT and Line Hack they have random effects per game 
Multisample Anti-Aliasing is vital to prevent blocky sharp edge of 3D objects, increasing it will make the edge of 3D objects more smoother (cater to your hardware)
Smooth Textures should be on if you want smoother and more blinear textures 
Enable all 4 settings for best accurate 3D emulation

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Picture 4 - Config - Display Method : make sure to select OpenGL for best 3D outcome possible
Select Filter to apply a blinear smoothing filter 

Vsync may cause fps slowdown (enable it if you want to prevent tearing and optimal sync between the emu and the screen refresh rate)

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Picture 5 - View - Magnification Filter : Applying these 3D Settings will nullify/reduce Filter Effects and will make the game laggier (you may want to try different settings but i recommend Normal) 

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Miss Settings : Divide the Screens into two parts (one smaller then the other)

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 Done ! here is the outcome :

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Miss Settings : You can also dedicate two buttons for screen layout adjustment ingame (since ds games can heavily use a screen more then the other or equally both at the same)
you can use these buttons in Config tab - Hotkey Configuration (Tools Page)

LCDs Layout Mode (to switch between Horizontal and Vertical and OneScreenOnly Modes)
LCDs Swap (to swap between screens)

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for somes games, you will need to have the screen verticaly because the screen interacts with each other...

(zelda need this for somes puzzles for exemple)

and for somes games you will maybe prefer to have a big touch screen if you play with a mouse (for exemple)

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2 hours ago, Gaga46 said:

for somes games, you will need to have the screen verticaly because the screen interacts with each other...

(zelda need this for somes puzzles for exemple)

and for somes games you will maybe prefer to have a big touch screen if you play with a mouse (for exemple)

Yup ^^ that is why i'm dedicating two buttons 
one to swap the screens and one to change mods (horizontal or vertical or one screen)

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il y a 52 minutes, MDJ a dit :

Yup ^^ that is why i'm dedicating two buttons 
one to swap the screens and one to change mods (horizontal or vertical or one screen)

so you can complete the tuto by adding this tips (and showing how to do it), i think it will be nice (and i didn't know that it was possible lol)

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