Decorations & Bezels
Most of the TVs and computer screens in the 80s and 90s were 4:3. When you run them today on a 16:9 format monitor, there will be empty space on both sides.
The remaining space on the left and right side of the game can be filled with decorations (bezels).
Retrobat offers 3 types of decorations:
- The Bezel Project
Standard decorations are the simplest way to fill the left and right space.
They can be enabled from the MAIN MENU (Game Settings > Decorations), from the VIEW OPTIONS (Advanced System Options > Decorations) or from the GAME OPTIONS (Advanced Game Options > Decorations).
The following options are available:
Reproduces the console or arcade machine decoration.
AMBIANCE MONITOR 1084S
AMBIANCE VINTAGE TV
ARCADE 1980S VERTICAL
ARCADE VERTICAL DEFAULT
See The Bezel Project section
Here is an example of the AUTO setting for Super Nintendo:
The Bezel Project provides personalized bezels per gaming system, and for many of them even personalized bezels per game.
Select THE BEZEL PROJECT and choose the system for which you want to download bezels.
and confirm installation.
The download starts
Wait until completion of the installation
The downloaded Bezels are stored in the
Set the decoration option to THEBEZELPROJECT
Example of decoration from The Bezel Project:
To use per game Bezels, the rom file needs to have the exact same name as the bezel in the
The MegaBezel pack combines both Shaders and Bezels, it adds dynamic reflections on the bezel.
Mega Bezels can only be used with Libretro cores, it does not work with standalone emulators.
The pack is downloaded in the
Mega Bezels can be enabled from the MAIN MENU (Game Settings > Shader Set), from the VIEW OPTIONS (Advanced System Options > Shader Set) or from the GAME OPTIONS (Advanced Game Options > Shader Set)
There are 6 options available:
In addition, set DECORATIONS to NONE and GAME ASPECT RATIO to FULL
You can leave GAME ASPECT RATIO on "AUTO" if you are using a 4/3 screen.
Last but not least, Mega Bezels only work with VULKAN video driver, so ensure it is set properly in the Advanced Settings > Drivers menu
Here are some examples of Mega Bezel:
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