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Sony’s attempt to ‘improve’ its 50Hz PS1 games on PS Plus is creating a ghosting effect

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Sony Released a patch to improve the controversial 50Hz classic Playstation It’s a game, but users report that the effects it produces are distracting.

A complaint was made last week PlayStation 1 and PSP games have begun to appear At the PlayStation Store in Asia, before the improved PlayStation Plus appeared in Japan, the Americas, and Europe in June.

Immediately noticed all the first party PS1 games included in the service Based on European PAL versionEven in areas that use the NTSC format, including Taiwan.

This means that the game will run at 50hz instead of NTSC’s faster 60hz refresh rate, which will slow down the game significantly.

Sony has now released several patches for these games that claim to have “improved PAL output”.

However, as a Twitter user windycornertv As pointed out, the patch creates a noticeable ghosting effect as the screen scrolls.

Currently, patches affecting Jumping Flash, Everybody’s Golf, and M’Quve (also known as Intelligent Kube) seem to be trying to increase the 50Hz output to 60Hz in order to run PAL games at the same speed as 60Hz games.

However, to do this, it seems that you are adding the missing frames by blending the existing frames to create a “ghosting” effect.

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This problem, Digital foundry videoReporter John Linnemann intended to analyze PS1 emulation in general, but received the patch shortly before the video was completed.

“They added frame blending to compensate for the PAL frame rate, which means there’s a ghost trail behind every frame,” says Linneman.

“This does not compensate for the low refresh rates of these PAL versions.”

Sony has not officially confirmed why it is using the PAL version of the game, but it is believed that it includes support for multiple languages.

However, other third-party games on this service, such as Tekken 2, Siphon Filter, Abe’s Odyssey, and Mr. Driller, seem to be based on the NTSC version.

It’s also unclear if all regions will receive the PAL version, but when the PlayStation Classic mini console was released in 2018, even units sold in North America had about half of the games using the PAL version. I did.