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.

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.
You can also disable the backup ram.

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 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.

GRADIENT: A gradient 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.