Apologies for the double post, but thanks to the discussion between bluezeak
I have discovered an interesting fact that I did not realise before. I presume it is a bug.
I have always played with force mono core disabled to allow Fpse to run games like FF8 at full speed with the software gpu plugin. I have complained before about how blurry this looks, not like the crisp pixels of OpenGL (of course not everyone is a fan of crisp pixels!
). Please note I am not talking about the enhancements to 3D rendering that OpenGL provides. I am talking about the look of the whole screen, including 2D backdrops.
I have tried various options to see what they do, but most options don't make much noticeable difference. For example, enabling screen filtering appears to do absolutely nothing.
For a laugh (and due to the aforementioned discussions) I decide to enable force mono core. Wow. What a difference. The whole screen immediatly cleared up into the crisp pixels you'd expect (and are present in OpenGL). The cost of this is that Fpse runs just slightly underspeed...
Now, as soon as I uncheck force mono-core, the screen immediatley goes all blurry again. No other option has changed during this process.
Back in software mode with its crisp pixels, if I check the screen-filtering option, it goes all blurry as the filter kicks in. The frame rate tanks as wells.
From all this I conclude, for me at least, there is some form of screen filtering that is being forced on along with the multi core default option. This screen filtering is then turned off when Fpse runs in mono core mode. I am assuming this is unintentional. There shouldn't be forced filtering in any mode - I should be able to toggle it on or off regadless of the monocore setting. This will also be forcing lower framerates in multi core mode, which may be undesirable for those with slower dual core chips, or for more demanding games (presuming I am not the only one with this issue). I would be very grateful if this matter could be investigated. I can provide comparison screenshots if desired.