Legend of Zelda emulation

This image is from google, but playing tloz on my switch it looks like this, but on my phone, the colors are much more vibrant and enjoyable to me. Why is there a color difference?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can change the palette in emulators. NES only had composite and RF video outputs, so there's a debate of what NES colors are "supposed" to look like. Some people the garish colors of the PC10 is the definitive palette while others thing the duller hours of composite are the real deal. Just look for a palette you like.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >NES only had composite and RF video outputs, so there's a debate of what NES colors are "supposed" to look like
        Interesting. I didn't know this. Thanks. The emulator for my phone requires payment to change advanced display settings so fuck that. Besides I like how it looks. I just wish the switch version looked like it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The switch version is how it’s supposed to look, the vibrant colours are often used to create different colours on composite
      Similar situations occurred right throughout retro systems, but it’s less noticeable than the NES due to its limited colour palette

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Another thing while unrelated but similar situation is audio
        Higher kHz audio range often makes the older games sound really tinny, when they were supposed to be lower range, this happened a lot with arcade games

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The NES color palette entirely depends on the NTSC decoder on your TV. There's no defined RGB color values. Like the other anon said, pick a palette you like the look of and it won't be wrong since there is no "correct" one.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >depends on the NTSC decoder on your TV
        no, it depends if you used NTSC or not

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Welcome to the amazing world of NES palette autism, anon!

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If the sky in mario bros. is Blue then the palette is most likely correct.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The sky in Mario is supposed to be slightly purplish, anon

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        hi chud

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >supposed to be
        Do I care? I want what looks good, not what's correct

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Was there a similar color issue with PAL?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      PAL looks closer to RGB colours

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So it looked the same across all PAL TVs?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          pretty much, because it's all the same frequency, it's the same with NTSC, the differences come from the calibration on your TV

          The sky in Mario is supposed to be slightly purplish, anon

          It's blue on NTSC, the actual colour is Indigo which is the mid point between blue and purple

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    NES palettes drive me nuts

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty sure YUV and alternative are the intended ones
      It's not so hard to figure out

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I've heard Alternative is supposed to reflect how Japanese CRTs display colors or something like that, but I'm not sure if that's true.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      FCEUX master race reporting in

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