Settings Menu

Overview

If you turn on the power without inserting a Hu-Card, a settings menu as pictured will appear.
You can use the PC Engine controller to operate the menu and change settings.

Changes to the settings are saved immediately, so you can turn off the power and they'll be retained.

key assignments

SELECT

The data is initialized to the default settings.

(reserved) RUN

Boots up an internal system card.

in DISC NUMBER PRESET

  • LEFT: -1
  • RIGHT: +1
  • II: -10
  • I: +10

Option Details

BACKUP RAM PAGE

There is enough FeRAM to hold 3 backup ram units. This option allows you to choose which one to use.

PIXEL ASPECT RATIO ON 4x3

This allows you to choose if you want to scale down each pixel by 1 pixel horizontally.
This allows you to play shmups as if they were in what is often called "Arcade mode".
(Because of the way digital monitors work there are no options in between)
4x3:

3x3:

SIDE AREA DESIGN

This lets you choose what is in the margins at the sides of the screen.

BLACK: Black, nothing.



GRID:A grid pattern.


VSYNC FREQUENCY

This allows you to select the vertical sync frequency.
60.00 Hz: This mode is compliant with the normal standards for consumer displays, recording equipment, etc., and should work without any issues. However, because this vertical refresh rate doesn't perfectly match the PC Engine's, there is some lag.

ORIGINAL: This mode uses a vertical sync frequency that matches the PC Engine's so there is no lag. Because this mode is not compliant with the normal standards for consumer displays, recording equipment, etc., it is possible that it will not work. Because games can change the vertical sync frequency while running, it is possible the picture will stop as the display adjusts to the change.

59.89Hz: Some softwares (eg;Tenshi no Uta) changes the vsync configuration high frequency. 720p's vsync frequency is fixed 59.83Hz. The 720p and PCE video may tear because PCE's Vsync frequency is not fixed.

TOP AND BOTTOM CROPPING

It can hide each 8 scanlines on the upper and lower ends. UperGrafx can display 240 scanlines of the PCE video. The NTSC area is defined as 224 scanlines. Some software shows ugly nametables on the upper and lower ends.
This movie compares how scanlines look on the lower ends.

INTERNAL RAM MODEL

This selects the RAM capacity for the CD-ROM2 system on the UperGrafx. (note: RAM only, ROM can not be selected in this area.)
  • IFU-30: For the official system cards by NEC.
  • PI-CD1: For the unofficial system card by Game Express.

DISC NUMBER PRESET

This can select the disc image number on the memory card.

BLOCK

Disc images are organized into blocks. 1 block is defined as 99 disc images. If you want disc image #101 to #199, please select block #01.

DISC

Selecting disc images in numbers 00 and 01.
  • DISC 00: You can switch the disc image number via the Audio CD player with the official System Card by NEC.
  • over DISC 01: You can switch disc image number through here. Please select a number preset when you don't need the Audio CD player or you want to boot Games Express games.
  • If you select a missing disc number, UperGrafx switches to DISC 00.