DS games in fullscreen mode - interpolated or not ?

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  1. pachura
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    pachura GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Hi,

    As everybody knows, 3DS has a different, higher resolution than DS(i). Unfortunately, 320x240 is not a multiple of 256x192, therefore DS games cannot be pixel-perfect when played on 3DS in the (default) fullscreen mode.

    My question is - do they simply resize the picture (it would look sharp but with ugly jaggies and non-uniformly resized details) or properly upscale it (it would look fine but slightly blurred, usually worse for pixel art, but better for 3D). I assumed the latter, but I've read some guy explicitly complaining about simple resizing ("nearest neighbour") instead of upscaling ("bilinear" / "bicubic").

    An example (just a simulation):

    RESIZED

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    UPSCALED

    [​IMG]
     
  2. mercluke

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    maybe it's just that as you said, the first looks better for pixel art but the second image really looks rather shitty...
     
  3. Rydian

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    The only way I've seen it described is "blurry".
     
  4. spiritofcat

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    Blurry is how the second image there looks.
    Still, I think that's nicer than the first option, which although sharp, looks quite ugly and distorted.
     
  5. trigao

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    but... i think the ds games, run only in DS MODE, so.... no upscale the image... its keep the original size
     
  6. Marlonguppy

    Marlonguppy GBAtemp Regular

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    Yes, that is true.
    You get the original size, resulting in black borders.
     
  7. TheTwoR's

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    Let's hope for some epic 3DS homebrew that'll enable upscaling!
     
  8. machomuu

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    Yeah right, and next thing you know they'll make a hack for Sudoku on the DSi- Oh wait...
     
  9. TheTwoR's

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    They don't necessarily have to use DSiWare. And they should've expected Nintendo to pull it out of the store.
    I still believe there is a way with the SD card. We just haven't found it yet.
     
  10. machomuu

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    Oh, I wasn't implying that it wouldn't work via DSiWare/3DSWare, that was just sarcasm for sarcasm's sake. I do believe it's possible, I mean it's still a ways off, but possible. Just look at the DS phat.
     
  11. TheTwoR's

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    Woops, sorry for the misunderstanding..
    Now I see your point.
     
  12. Mbmax

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    I saw a youtube about this :

    [youtube]WriDPkAUfYg[/youtube]

    SELECT + START to run a ds game in native resolution with black borders (02:36).

    Source
     
  13. spinal_cord

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    Wrong, it upscales it to fit the height of the screen. You can hold start+select when the game loads to get the true 1:1 screen size.
     
  14. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

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    I've seen a DS game run on a 3DS and it does have that interpolated look to it.
     
  15. koji2009

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    Just like a GB game on GBA (if you stretch the image) it does interpolate it but you also have (again, like the GB on a GBA) the option to run it at native resolution as seen in the video above (which gives much thicker black borders)
     
  16. ferret7463

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    I'm curious on how Animanatee looks and works on the new screens. I love that homebrew. [​IMG]