Ridge Racer - 408p > 544p Resolution Edit

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Hacking & Homebrew' started by InquisitionImplied, Jun 30, 2017.

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Has this convinced you to check the game out or play it in 544p?

  1. Yes, I'll now play it in 544p.

    66.7%
  2. Yes, I'll now check the game out.

    16.7%
  3. No, I'll stick with 408p.

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  4. No, it hasn't convinced me to do either of the two.

    16.7%
  1. InquisitionImplied
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    InquisitionImplied Two-cent DF

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    Here's another eboot.bin edit made using @Kabuto_Kun's easy method for changing resolutions, which bumps the resolution from 720x408 to 960x544 without any graphical errors.

    Screenshots comparisons [Before/After/etc.]:
    Full album download (6 pairs of images)
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Framerate Test between 408p (default and maximum settings) 544p (maximum settings): (Tests were performed with the latest version of the game, 1.02)
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    408p/Default- It's most often at 30FPS with ocassional dips to 28/29FPS, but Highland Cliffs especially gives it trouble, having pockets of 28FPS and dips in between a pack of cars. It can go as low as 25FPS.

    408p/Maximum- Menus are locked at 60fps with stuttering caused by loading vehicle or course models. Races are locked at 30FPS.

    544p/Maximum- Menus are at 60FPS with the same level of stutter caused by loading models, but the car preview is now in the mid 40s. I only found one dip to 29FPS across six courses, so it's otherwise locked at an evenly-paced 30FPS.

    Steps to editing the eboot:

    1) Open the game's eboot.bin in a Hex Editor (HxD, PSPad)
    2) Search for the hex value "D002000098010000" (Should start at offset 20A464)
    3) Replace the value with "C003000020020000"

    You can read more about the process in the original thread - https://www.reddit.com/r/vitahacks/comments/637np7/problematic_psp_game_fixes_force_unleashed/
     
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  2. NotableCloud

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    Nice!
     
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    Man I wish there would be a way to get the races going at 60 fps :wub:
     
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    Very cool that there's more of these. Works a treat after decrypting my copy of Ridge Racer. Definitely needs overclocking with the higher res but what a nice looking game this is now!
     
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    And this works with an updated and "dlc"ated copy of Ridge Racer?
    Cuz' the game on it's own got like 3 courses.
     
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    Yes, it works with the DLC and the latest version, 1.02 if I recall right, which I put in the bottom left at the start of the video. I also show off some of the DLC in it, but I don't know if you saw the video or not
     
  7. Zukov

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    I'm sry, I'm at work and got Youtube blocked.
    Put it in the description, please.
     
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    I've added it to the top of the description and have added it to the original post
     
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  9. britain4

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    Tried out some more decrypted games with this. WRC4 has reference to native res but runs at sub-native and I couldn't find any more references to resolution in the eboot with a hex editor. No results with other games yet.

    Also learned I'm not capable of doing the "hard" method so if anyone comes up with anything to make WRC4 run at native then I will be forever grateful lol...
     
  10. thaikhoa

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    Hi

    There is no D002000098010000 value in eboot.bin but C003000020020000, might be the original patch has upgraded the resolution? I'm with PAL edition of the game.
     
  11. InquisitionImplied
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    I looked at the 1.02 EU update eboot and it has "D002000098010000" in it, so I don't know what to say. You could take a screen shot with Screenie and compare it with the posted screenshots to see if it's actually 544p
     
  12. thaikhoa

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    Hi
    Screenshot
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  13. InquisitionImplied
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    The only thing I can think of (unless Vitamin and Maidump don't result in the same eboot after decryption) is that your eboot's not decrypted, but if it really is already patched for 544p, could you send a screenshot of in-game using Screenie?
     
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