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Re: Best way to experience the world in Colour
« Reply #25 on: 16:07, 23 April 10 »
Never had one (60Hz switch, that is). Does it make a lot of difference?

It's not really necessary, that you would have a 60hz switch. It's absolutely enough when your CPC has one.
Well some things are faster then, with 60hz, also the sound.
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Re: Best way to experience the world in Colour
« Reply #26 on: 17:05, 23 April 10 »
Yeah well I wanted to check, I don't use emulators that often, I probably wouldn't use them if I had a better way of getting games onto my CPC then going out and buying some blank tapes to record to.
I probably didn't notice it because it says Amstrad everywhere else.
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Re: Best way to experience the world in Colour
« Reply #27 on: 18:48, 23 April 10 »
The games run at exactly the same speed... regardless of the amstrad Hz

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Re: Best way to experience the world in Colour
« Reply #28 on: 19:16, 23 April 10 »
The games run at exactly the same speed... regardless of the amstrad Hz

Thats not quite correct.
Games or demos which use VSync as timing would be faster.
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Re: Best way to experience the world in Colour
« Reply #29 on: 19:21, 23 April 10 »
The games run at exactly the same speed... regardless of the amstrad Hz
If games set the crtc registers they will not work with 60Hz, because they will reset the screen refresh back to 50Hz.

Essentially yes the game code takes the same time *but* if the game is   syncing with the vsync then there could be less wasted time.
  potentially games could run smoother or slightly faster at 60Hz, but it depends.
It depends on if there is wasted frame time.
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a game which runs at 25Hz (because it is slower than 50Hz, but has some wasted time until the next vsync and waits for a vsync for displaying graphics).
Could run at 30Hz (if the time the game takes is <2 frames at 60hz).
So effectively the game is running faster and smoother.
Really depends on what time the game is using.
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