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 datas are initialied to 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 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 of upper and lower ends. UperGrafx can display 240 scanlines of the PCE video. The NTSC area is defined 224 scanlines. Some softwares shows ugly nametable on the upeer and lower ends.
This movie compares looks lower ends scanlines.

INTERNAL RAM MODEL

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

DISC NUMBER PRESET

It can select disc image number on the memory card.

BLOCK

It switch disc images units as block.  1 block defined 99pcs disc images. If you want disc image #101 to #199, please set block #01.

DISC

It select disc images number of lower 2 digits.
  • DISC 00: You can switch disc image number by Audio CD player with the official System Card by NEC.
  • over DISC 01: You can switch disc image number by here. Please preset a number when you don't need Audio CD player or you want boot Games Express games.
  • If you select a missing disc number, UperGrafx switches DISC 00.