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Old 22-04-19, 23:58   #1
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Default Tomb Raider on different PS1's

I have two PS1's: One very early model(1995) and one from ~1997 and they are not the same.

Early PS1 has not so advanced GPU, so there is some color banding ( like on PC in 256 color software mode). Even Sega Saturn hasn't such issues.



It is safe to say that most people who played TR on the release in 96, saw the game as it is on the left and not the way we know it now. It is not surprising that people so admired the 3dfx version in 96)
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Old 23-04-19, 00:36   #2
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Wow, the original version suffered pretty badly from the color banding. Thanks for sharing the comparison pics! I had the fancy slim PSone, so I always got to play the smooth looking version.
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The color banding gives the columns ridges like greek columns.
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The color banding gives the columns ridges like greek columns.
Lara's arms as well.
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My PS1 debug kit has the older GPU. I just assumed this was some strange detail in the early debug models.
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Old 25-04-19, 05:53   #6
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Ok first off you are very brave playing the PAL version on an actual console tbh, can't imagine the pain

Anyway this is really interesting, I've never seen the same in an emulator I wonder if it's just not enough accurate emulation or do most emulators work on the newer models
I know Mednafen is pretty strict about the BIOS usage and requires one of the 550x series to work properly.
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Old 25-04-19, 19:45   #7
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My PS1 debug kit has the older GPU. I just assumed this was some strange detail in the early debug models.
Blue debug console = old gpu , green =new.
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Old 25-04-19, 19:56   #8
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Anyway this is really interesting, I've never seen the same in an emulator I wonder if it's just not enough accurate emulation or do most emulators work on the newer models
I know Mednafen is pretty strict about the BIOS usage and requires one of the 550x series to work properly.
There is old gpu plugin https://psx.amidog.se/doku.php?id=psx:download:gpu (It seems to be for epsxe but I'm not sure )

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Ok first off you are very brave playing the PAL version on an actual console tbh, can't imagine the pain
Pal version has higher resolution and relaxing gameplay speed. I like it more. However Screenshots are from ntsc version.
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Old 25-04-19, 21:27   #9
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Ok first off you are very brave playing the PAL version on an actual console tbh, can't imagine the pain
How is that brave and pain? I played it all the time on PAL version with SCPH 1002 Playstation console, I still play it to this day and it's still bloody great!
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I can't shake the feeling that this put the game in a more nostalgic and stylish way
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