Any software to force low res (320 x 240) gaming?

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  1. adawe

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    i want to play modern games at 320 by 240 or 640/480 resolution software rendering (yes, pixelated). Of course I don't actually want to use my CPU to render the graphics, I just want to emulate that pixelated affect.

    are there any filters out there that will allow me to do this?

    I tried sweet FX new CRT filter and I think it is a great start. However, when I would eventually like to see is a fully pixelated non-blurred lo-res look without any scanline effects.


    if u ask me why, my answer is because i enjoy this graphics style. i played alot of the original duke3d, quake, and half-life 1 at 320 by 240 on my 17 inch monitor when i was a kid. and i guess i still prefer that style of graphics.

    for example (im not refering to low poly models, but only the pixelated low resolution)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ELRv06sa-c
     
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  2. RPGgamesplayer

    RPGgamesplayer Maha Guru

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    :-0 dude i want some of what you been smoking ;)
     
  3. Mufflore

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    Whats stopping you?
    Have you tried custom resolutions?

    Downsampling may be possible, but I havent tried this so am not sure.
     
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    In compatibility settings there is a 640x480 setting. Never had to use it though.
     

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    ...count me in too! - I'm deadly serious :gape:
     
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    Not worth the effort, because you can't read any text or UI in the game.
     
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    I'm able to select 640x480 in Bioshock Infinite and most other games. How...I still use a CRT. 640x480-2048x1536 I gave it a go. It actually still looks pretty good, I could still read the text. Nothing like that video but there you go get a CRT.
     
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    There always glaucoma, you could give that a go.
     
  9. RPGgamesplayer

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    looool
     
  10. adawe

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    lol glaucoma gonna take too long. and crt's soo heavy and i got no space. i doubt its hard to make some downsampling resolution filter. arrrgh wish i was good programmer


    i aint talking juist 640 by 480. i'm talking 320 by 240 man
     

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    Why? Why u like things to be at low resolution?
    Peculiar.
     
  12. adawe

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    yeah i do. same as the genre of lo-fi music. it's an artistic preference.

    just like u got various painting styles. there is the photo-realistic paintings like Da Vinci, and then there are the blurry impressionist paintings like monet. i would think of Van Gogh as 320 by 240
     
  13. kapu

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    I don't think its good comparison. New games were never designed for such low resolutions and thus might not be even playable.

    Technology advanced , graphics they advanced alot since 1990 .
    If you want such low res. You should play older games like they were ment to.

    There is nothing artistic in it.
     
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    or you can go play Proteus, though that's more of an immersion simulation than a game
     
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    You want a low res looking game play Superbrothers: Swords and Sworcery EP.
     

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    ah, buit beauty is in the eye of the beholder! how can u say there is nothing artistic about it when i enjoy it immensely?
     
  17. MaXThReAT

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    I give you Bioshock Infinite @ 320x240

    Just imagine them blown up across a 22" screen. These shots were thumb nails before I blew them up a little.
    I should have turned off all my AA too I guess.
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    As I said just get a CRT, setup a custom resolution. Hmm, I wonder if I could go even lower. 160x 120 HA!
     
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  18. nanogenesis

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    Lol, I tried it.

    In nvidia its pretty simple, you have to create a custom resolution, same as downsampling.

    For AMD though I don't know. Read up a Downsampling guide, and there instead of 2560x1440, punch in 320x180 (16:9). Should probably give you what you want. I am not responsible if you screw something up and have to reformat :p
     
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    What the hell, never heard of anyone wanting to make their games look like **** on purpose. I am 41 and played pixally games in my time but damn I'm glad those days are gone.
     
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    After seeing those screens above, i now have a genuine concern for your eyesite, Please reconsider. It was all good for games back in the day when there wasnt so much detail on-screen, but now...well 1080p kinda happened.
     

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