|VAntAGE Version 1.12|
Vertical Games on a Horizontal Arcade Monitor
All of VAntAGE game's originally ran on a vertical arcade monitor.
The absolute best way to use VAntAGE is with a PC connected to a
vertically orientated arcade monitor.
However - if you have a horizontal arcade monitor - VAntAGE has options
to try and get all the games running as well as possible.
For most games (i.e. all but Galaga, PacMan and Ms PacMan games/clones) they
will be run in a 256x256 arcade monitor mode (on a horizontal monitor).
Although this will run at less that 60Hz, you *should* be able to sync
your horizontal arcade monitor to this mode with no problem.
There are other 'tall' vertical games which run at 224x288 - which your
arcade monitor might not be able to sync to.
To get around this problem, VAntAGE has three options, each will cause
every single game it supports to run in a 256x256 mode on a horizontal arcade monitor.
So, by using one of these options, once you've got any VAntAGE game to
sync correctly to your monitor - all games will sync.
This is the simplest option, it just crops the display to 256 lines.
This scales the game vertically to 256 lines.
Scaling just involves 'dropping' display lines to fit the smaller
If this is done with a 'generic' scaling routine - it can lead to a fairly
bad 'approximation' of the original image.
To avoid this, VAntAGE's scaling is game specific, and is done is such
a way as to drop lines which affect the game's display as little as