Retroarch VWii Overlay

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  1. Danimalzpwn3
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    Recently downloaded retroarch with Fba for the neogeo and I am trying to setup custom overlays or even a general overlay over all of my games. a few questions I have:

    What is the image size when it comes to retroarch overlay on the VWii?

    Is it possible to shrink the black bars on the side to where I don’t even need it?

    if not, can I just apply one general overlay for all of them and have the overlay go edge to edge?

    Possible to set all the screen ratios the same?

    Thank you in advance
     
  2. Tetsuo Shima

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    You are talking about scanlines overlays?
    You can change overlay scale going to "quick menu -> overlay" scale
    The value depends on video aspect ratio.
    Go to "settings -> video" and set "Integer scale" to ON.
    Set "Aspect Ratio -> custom", then set "Custom aspect ratio" width/height. You will see a multiplier next to the numbers. Generally, for the majority of games (vertical resolution of 448 or 480 px), a (2x) width and a (2x) height are the best values.
    Then you can change overlay scale to 2.00 and see the light.
    For higher vertical resolutions, like vertical arcade shooters, you'll have to stick on "Aspect Ratio -> core provided", or "Aspect Ratio -> config".
    You'll have to lower the overlay scale until you are satisfied. Generally a value of 1.80 should be ok.

    You can save these settings going to "quick menu -> overrides" and choose one of the three save options
     
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    @Tetsuo Shima Thank you for the response, when I get home I will try it out! was really frustrated when all the games came out to different dimensions and on top of that the art i used was 1920 by 1180 I believe? So I'll give it a try and let you know! Thank you!
     
  4. Tetsuo Shima

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    You don't need such high resolution images, the Wii is not HD.
    Standard res for fba covers is 1090x680 px, where the front and back covers are 514x680 each, and the spine is 62x680 px.
    Or try this template
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    @Tetsuo Shima Ohh no I meant for the overlay art for the neo geo, my art would come up blown up, was really annoying to deal with :nayps3:
     
  6. Tetsuo Shima

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    Uh sorry, I never used that feature (I didn't even know it actually existed)
     
  7. Danimalzpwn3
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    No problem! Yea the overlays are in the settings of the retroarch when you press menu on a game, then navigate to settings > overlay display. It had an option to boot up an overlay from the overlay folder and it inputs it in the black bars on the side.
     
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