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DOSBox-CRT
By Thom Holwerda on 2018-05-15 20:34:58

This is just a slightly modified version of the standard DOSBOX emulator. I have just hacked in my own shader which emulates some aspects of old CRT monitors, as I prefer to play emulated games with such a filter, and the built-in dosbox filters are not to my taste. I made this because I wanted it myself, but since I have it I thought I'd share it. There's probably lots of things which could be done better, but it's good enough for my needs right now, so leaving it like this for now.

Not a major news item, obviously, and just one among countless contributions to open source that pass by unnoticed every day, but every now and then, it seems only prudent to highlight one.

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RE[3]: Comment by ssokolow
By Kochise on 2018-05-17 04:15:45
Your "open-source only" dogma is yours. Closed source applications works well too, it's also a matter of confidence.
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RE[4]: Comment by ssokolow
By ssokolow on 2018-05-17 22:38:07
> Your "open-source only" dogma is yours. Closed source applications works well too, it's also a matter of confidence.

Let me restate it more clearly. I have an "'open-source only' dogma" for three very practical reasons:

1. Minimize the chance that I find myself running an emulator inside another emulator ten years down the road in order to keep using games/applications I've grown used to.

2. Maximize the trustworthiness of code with access to my user account at large.

3. Ensure that great things (like CRT emulation) can be shared across all relevant applications. (eg. how DOSBox and ScummVM offer pretty much the same selection of scalers.)

Edited 2018-05-17 22:40 UTC
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RE: Bit OT, but ...
By zima on 2018-05-18 00:27:03
Ask on hydrogenaud.io forum - it's a supreme source of info on audio.
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