Hacking/Patching WAD to remove the bilinear filter?

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  1. Cospefogo
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    Gentlemen,

    I come from the Xbox scene, place where this have been possible
    several times in the past. So I wonder...

    Is there a way to patch, hack, modify, change WADs like:
    Contra Rebirth, Gradius Rebirth, Castlevania Rebirth,
    MegaMan 9 and MegaMan 10 to get rid of the bilinear
    video mode?

    The image is sooooooo blurry even under HD 480p...
    Dios-Mios why they did that?

    It could be wonderful to have such a way to change
    the video mode in those great games.

    Bilinear filtering is just a hardware feature that is
    called from within the game core.
    It must be a way to turn it off...

    In the old great Xbox1 there was a tool used to
    patch many homebrew and even games like
    Street Fighter III to remove the bilinear filtering.

    Also, it was possible to perform such operation
    by HEX editing.

    In common cases it might be just a function inside the
    orginal game code that calls some sort of
    BILINEAR_VIDEO_MODE = 1;

    Any ideas?
    Thanks for your attention!
    Cospefogo.
     
  2. Cospefogo
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    Also,

    Is there a way to UNPACK the WAD to see its contents?
    I am trying to find a tool but no lucky until the moment...

    Thanks!
    C.
     
  3. FGOD

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    there is a whole pack of tools to unpack wads, but i don't know if it is possible to remove the filter though...

    edit: i'll try to find the tools on my disc, but my pc is kinda a mess now as i am trying to backup all my games so i can reorganize my external hdd
     
  4. G0dLiKe

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    Use wwpacker to unpack and pack the wad, use HowardC tools to exhibit the innards of the wad(.app files and the likes)
     
  5. Cospefogo
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    Newcomer Cospefogo Member

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    Thank you, guys!
    Thank you for your input!

    Regards,
    C.
     
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    if you cannot find it online send me a pm then i'll put the pack online for you...(i found the programs [​IMG] )
     
  7. Ergo

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    Please keep us updated on how this goes as I'd love to see the filter deep-sixed [​IMG]
     

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