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Old 9th July 2017, 07:31 PM
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Default [Mario Kart] Jabos 1.6.1 and 1.7 plugins

I've normally been using P64 2.2 with the Glide 2.0.0.5, and the framerate at 30fps was always just alright, nothing special. I have since used the 60fps hack, and I've noticed that Jabo 1.7 is significantly quicker then glide. There aren't any slowdowns or stutters. The problem with Jabo 1.7 is that it appears to be stuck in 4:3 aspect ratio. I have tried several times to 'Override Aspect Ratio' but it always goes back to Unchecked.

I tried to downgrade to the Jabo 1.6.1 patch (didnt install, just used zip file to get plugin), and now Mario kart won't even start! It's just black the entire time.

My questions:
1. Using Jabo 1.7, how can I get the 16:9 aspect ratio?
2. If I have to use Jabo 1.6.1, how can I get the game to work?

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Old 9th July 2017, 07:58 PM
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1.6.1 plugin needs a Project64.rdb in the emulator folder.

It's probably created one for you, when you changed settings. But there's a bug in it.

Delete the project64.rdb in the emulator folder (Project64\), and copy the rdb from Project64\Config folder to the emulator folder (Project64\). Now the 1.6.1 plugin should work correctly.

I still use 1.6.1 for Goldeneye.

Edit: 1.6.1 is a couple years NEWER than the 1.7 gfx plugins. But it uses 1.6 spec, not 1.7. So needs rdb in emulator folder BEFORE you run it.

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Old 9th July 2017, 08:31 PM
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ok, that worked. 1.6.1 boots up just fine with MK.

Still, the speed isn't as good (so far) as 1.7. Does anyone know how to fix the aspect ratio for 1.7?
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Old 9th July 2017, 10:00 PM
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There's no widescreen option in Mario Kart. It only supports 4:3.

The only way to possibly get widescreen is with a hack. 1.7 has options for force 16:9 or Stretch. If you're using a hack to get widescreen have you tried those options?

Also, make sure your full screen resolution is set to a 16:9 resolution.

1.6.1 has option to "Adjust game aspect ratio to match yours", under advanced.
You may have to enable advanced options under Options > Settings in PJ64, to see the Advanced tab in Jabo.

Also try Use Direct3D transformation pipeline for increased speed.
Sadly, those options are global. Set in the registry.
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Old 10th July 2017, 06:45 PM
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Well no shit. I finally figured out that in Jabo 1.7, the Aspect Ratio section that is always greyed out? You need to open it up in a game first, then press Esc or whatever and now the section is selectable. I'd been doing all edits from the rom list screen.

So I feel like I'm 95% of the way there. Jabo 1.7, Direct3d transform, widescreen, 60 FPS, 1080p, 4AA/16AF. The one last thing is that i occasionally see some slowdown. Normally I'd just turn down the aa/af, but thats graphics card related. What else can be do to hit the 60 consistently?

edit Specs:
I5 3350P (3.1ghz)
R9 280x
8gb ram
Win10

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