User talk:Porkchop7

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Neo Geo Global Problems

Your trick does not work. Me and JMC47 both heavily tested a great many neogeo games, and I specifically tested your setting combination to see if that would help. It didn't. The games fluctuate depending on what's on screen: there is NO SETTING that results in a stable, constant framerate and no audio disruptions. You can play with the framelimiter all you want, but there is a serious underlying issue that cannot be worked around. We've tried. It's not computer limitations, because pressing tab rockets the games to hundreds of FPS; and it's not the game either since we know how they behave on console. Besides, in your post you even outline options that aren't even in Dolphin anymore! The wiki is aimed at the latest development versions. You can't recommend something that doesn't even exist anymore... - MayImilae (talk) 00:05, 27 March 2014 (CET)

there must be something else you are missing then, or dif set of games. i can list all of my options and hardware config. tested works on samurai shodown 2,3, fatal fury 3, metal slug 1,2. it isn't 100% constant stable, but it is 90% of the time. it slows by maybe 20-30% during heavy action, unlike 200-300% with default settings. audio is greatly improved as well, although far from perfect. game runs most like normal. Porkchop7 (talk) 00:08, 27 March 2014 (CET)

What builds are you testing on? - MayImilae (talk) 00:12, 27 March 2014 (CET)
4.0.2 latest stable. quad i5, radeon 7850 ghz, d3d. Porkchop7 (talk) 00:14, 27 March 2014 (CET)
K, I was hoping that it was possibly a difference in revision. Well, 90% of normal is not normal. And it's a huge mess of settings without any specific reasoning given. The only setting that appears to make it play better is the "Limit by FPS" option, and well, that isn't in Dolphin anymore. The wiki is oriented toward the latest development version, not the latest stable. With Limit by FPS removed, there isn't any way to get it as well as "90% stable". Hmm. I'll add a note to the global problem that Limit by FPS helped it in old builds, but it is no longer available. - MayImilae (talk) 00:30, 27 March 2014 (CET)
90% is better than 10% by default... which is what global problems are meant to address. plus, all those other options i listed make some sort of change, even in the slightest to the sync quality. ie: check my earthworm jim 2 (yes blank page) edit. audio is almost perfectly synced to gamespeed now. but video is stretched. sonic & knuckles, not so well. had it running with better sync before but can't replicate. Porkchop7 (talk) 00:35, 27 March 2014 (CET)
That's not how Dolphin works. Specific problems are fixed by specific settings, and those fixes can be replicated by any user. If it cannot be reproduced then something is wrong, and it's invalid. You wouldn't believe the mess of random dumb settings that were left on this wiki in it's early days of settings people think improved it but no one could reproduce. Anyway, I have a friend with Sonic and Knuckles, so I'll get some testing on the audio-video sync in shortly, and we'll try to find the specific setting that fixes it. - MayImilae (talk) 02:46, 27 March 2014 (CET)
Well, about that: I went back to those again, and in-game they're not really synced, and S&K seems to work best between 45-60 fps. it's definitely closer to something that works than the default settings. i just thought if i leave them there someone will realize the problem or iterate on the options to get something closer to working. It sort of illustrates a similar problem to SNES FF2/3, SoM, and CT video stretching issues when swapping to ram in stead of texture... it may have some sort of hidden meaning... who knows... it eludes me in any case ;) Porkchop7 (talk) 04:25, 27 March 2014 (CET)

Creating Pages

Please do not create pages that are blank. All of the stuff we have on gamepages can easily be achieved by using the Blank Game Page starting template and following our Project:Wiki Conventions guidelines. Just creating a page with a single bug and random settings is not sufficient, you need to make the whole page. - MayImilae (talk) 00:12, 27 March 2014 (CET)

yes, i just found that page 2 hours ago, give me a break. i work in piece-fashion. put info where it needs to be, pretty it up later. Porkchop7 (talk) 00:13, 27 March 2014 (CET)
This is a wiki, with tons of editors and lots of activity on a regular basis. "piece-fashion" is a poor work method for mediawiki, as others have to make edits behind you. As an admin, it's my job to make sure pages are up to our standards, and you're putting up stuff that is not. I can't know if you are going to fix it up later so I get to clean up behind you. It's creating a lot of work for me. Please try your best to follow the materials I pointed out. Also, make sure you don't just give tons of random settings, each problem will have a specific solution, you need to isolate that solution and present it. See the Secret of Mana page for an example: it was fixed not by tons of random settings, but by EFB to Ram. It just takes a little testing to find which of the settings fixes an issue. - MayImilae (talk) 00:25, 27 March 2014 (CET)
personally, i think that's really inefficient. why spend time creating content nobody is consuming? you can spend the time to fix up the format when there's actually a need for it. too much red tape my friend. and my solutions are not tons of random settings. each of the settings i listed in those solutions is a required part of it. each option you change will glitch the audio/video. anyways... do what you want lol... works for me... Porkchop7 (talk) 00:32, 27 March 2014 (CET)