A downloadable novelty for Windows

SuperCRT is a small Windows app that samples a region of the screen and draws it to another window using the CRT simulation from Super Win the Game.

Hit Esc while focused on the sim window to customize the CRT settings.

Edit the included SuperCRT.ini config file to adjust the dimensions of the source window. Note that the simulated CRT artifacts will be less intense at higher resolutions.

Curious how it works? Check out this blog I wrote for Gamasutra: http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/KylePittman/20150420/241442/CRT_Simulation_in_Super_Win_the_Game.php

CC0-1.0-licensed source is now available as a download below and also on GitHub: https://github.com/MinorKeyGames/CRTSim

StatusReleased
CategoryOther
PlatformsWindows
Rating
(17)
AuthorJ. Kyle Pittman
Tagscrt, novelty, Retro

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supercrt-windows-2020-08-24.zip 1 MB
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CRTSimSource.zip 93 kB

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Absolutely loved it, I would use it more if I had 2 monitors, it would be perfect if this could be implemented in RetroArch somehow.

Hey, thanks for this tool!

However, I found an annoying bug. After setting fullscreen it is impossible to go back into windowed mode. Saving changes is just doing nothing - the option is reverted. this renders software completely unusable for me as in fullscreen it is impossible to capture anything on a single screen. Especially when this software has the highest z-axis priority, even above Task manager... Swapping between fullscreen / both borderless works, only windowed is bugged.  Surprisingly this is persistent even after... deleting the folder? Are options saved in a separate path?

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Was disappointed at it’s capabilities at first. Turns out, i’m just being dumb and all i had to do was read the description! lol I love it!

Thank you for making this! Above all, thank you for making this free! Because of that, wanna try to collab for a small project? I’ll provide art assets for free.

I LOVE THIS! I'd love it if we could resize the window. I'd honestly use my computer fully in crt for a couple days. I'd be willing to pay for this feature

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Hey, there! You can change the size of the capture and the CRT on your second display. In the zip, there's a file called "SuperCRT.ini". You can modify the values for the capture window. Change it to the values below and you have a full capture for your average monitor. 

SrcX=1920

SrcY=1080

The CRT display window can also be resized for viewing but clicking and dragging the bottom right corner to fill your screen. Enjoy!

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WOOOO I guess I got no choice but to pay up lol. I love the afterimage some things leave. Amazing work!

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Wait, i cant donate here, I'm gonna buy the game instead.

A perfect way to show your appreciation to them :D

Very cool

I downloaded this but for some reason it doesn't work properly :( there's an offset between what the CRT screen shows and the other window, and sometimes a portion of the window itself is visible in the CRT screen too.

Fantastic job on this! I've been hoping for something like this for years. THANK YOU

Hi! A friend has a problem with this. It kinda works fine but the small window that captures areas isn't transparent and it captures the area next to it, not inside the not-transparent area, like an invisible square next to the window.

This is great!

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I noticed this got updated, and I don't remember having the option to set custom resolution before.
I'm very happy to see the little tool being updated, as I'm kind of obsessed with using it as of late :D

Find a way to do the whole screen and I'll pay!

Hey, there! You can change the size of the capture and the CRT on your second display. In the zip, there's a file called "SuperCRT.ini". You can modify the values for the capture window. Change it to the values below and you have a full capture for your average monitor. 

SrcX=1920

SrcY=1080

The CRT display window can also be resized for viewing but clicking and dragging the bottom right corner to fill your screen. 

Now, go find a way to give them the money you promised! haha

All that does is cause a weird infinity mirror effect on my system.

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You have to be on two monitors.  The program will consist of two windows. One that will look like just an empty frame and one that's the CRT-looking version of what's inside that empty frame window.

You'll need to have each of those two windows on separate monitors or you'll get that effect like holding two mirrors at each other.

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any update on this? Really the only feature missing there is ability to change resolution of the input window

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I would pay to be able to run the whole screen at once with this, tbh.

So would I

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Awesome! I would also love to see this extended with some more options, and the ability to turn the entire screen into one big crt (and for what it's worth, I would definitely pay for that functionality).

Same

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GNU/Linux? •ﻌ•

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That's quite nice indeed. Would be really cool to get the whole screen filtered and maybe even a menu to tinker with the settings (like you get with SWTG, GA ...).

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That would be super nice!