Retro Virtual Machine 2.0 beta 1 released

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Juan F. Ramirez
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Re: Retro Virtual Machine 2.0 beta 1 released

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Just downloaded and it's visually impressive!
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Re: Retro Virtual Machine 2.0 beta 1 released

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With emulators for Commodore (UK) systems I've always set my refresh rate to 50hz for the silky smooth scrolling. Is there any benefit to running 50hz with the UK computers that were mostly incapable of it? I know the Speccy occasionally manages a bit of smooth scrolling text so would these effects stutter with this emulator running at the standard 60hz?

Love the software by the way. Multi loading tapes is a bit clumsy but I otherwise adore the interface.
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Re: Retro Virtual Machine 2.0 beta 1 released

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WDeranged wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:18 pm
I know the Speccy occasionally manages a bit of smooth scrolling text so would these effects stutter with this emulator running at the standard 60hz?
What do you mean “occasionally manages a bit of smooth scrolling text”? There are quite a few games—especially modern ones—that run at a steady 50 fps.
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Re: Retro Virtual Machine 2.0 beta 1 released

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At 60Hz, everything will stutter to some degree. Even if a game only updated every other frame and thus had a smooth 25Hz, that doesn't divide cleanly into 60Hz and so there will inevitably be some disconnect between what the experience is supposed to be like and what an emulator will end up providing. How much this bothers you is a whole other matter, but if you're looking for perfect emulation then 50Hz (or some exact multiple thereof) is essential.
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Re: Retro Virtual Machine 2.0 beta 1 released

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I only just ran into this emulator yesterday and I'm Impressed! Excellent work!
It's been out for a while... I feel like I've been living under a rock :|
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