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I've notice in Dragon Quest VIII, shadows are missing..
#1
I am sure this already been known or been discuss about but if not, any reason why shadows are missing in this game? I know in the console version shadows are there but in the emulator, it isn't, any reason why that might be and will it be fixed or address later on?
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#2
Use skipdraw... 1 or 2, I don't remember.
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#3
skipdraw is responsible for missing shadows(usually) it won't magically add them if they've been removed by crc
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#4
Use software mode and they will be there, HW mode has certain Post processing disabled which in this case means no HW shadows. I actually remember a version that still has PP enabled and shadows worked, but they had problems with PP and disabled it
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#5
The shadows did show up in HW mode with skipdraw, just not "smooth"; and it was the same for Rogue Galaxy if I remember correctly.
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#6
only one place you need to stwich to software rendering, the place when you looking for god bird's shadow, that is
otherwise, skipdraw=1 can get you nearly perfect shadow everywhere.

For certain memoriable scene, you can even get coloring picture by tweak around skipdraw number , dont quite remmember the value, those scene naturally are in gray or light yellow
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#7
So there isn't any version of PCSX2 yet that perfectly emulates every aspect of DQVIII?

Or will using Skipdraw=1 show shadows and some of the PP or will it disable PP and show shadows?
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#8
You can play in software mode. That should be perfect enough.
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#9
BAH software mode bleh.
If SW mode is the best option I might as well just play it on my PS2 hooked via component to my CRT.
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#10
"perfectly emulates" doesn't make any sense at the very first.
nothing is perfect, let alone emulator.
for me i enjoy the hd graphic, enhanced dsp audio, take screenshot anytime, playing while reading guide, save everywhere and etc amazing function on pcsx2,
even i knew i can play my game flawlessly with my console which was deep buried under my bed since pcsx2 0.96.
so final word, yes , if you want perfect in everything, play it on console
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