I mean, it's a fun academic exercise to try and reproduce the Authentic Experience™ but at some point what's all fun and games becomes insanity. I mean, at its core we're reproducing the faults of old monitors, aren't we? Old CRTs had a lot of flaws too, and the things it did best - perfect image scaling, fast refresh, brightness and contrast - cannot be emulated.
I am one of the biggest CRT fans, and I know a thing or two about the old tubes, so in an effort to make it easier for everyone, I have put together the ultimate CRT emulation.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, the NFGgames® RealCRT™:
Please note the authentic features:
- 1 - Top curl
- 2 - Scanlines
- 3 - Cigarette burn
- 4 - Burn-in from the previous game
- 5 - Overhead light reflections
- 6 - Misconvergence
- 7 - Poor contrast
The old monitors were simply better for a lot of things, and you can't emulate that.