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Riven
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I had quite a few people say they found the PAL console support not great and where put off buying an OSSC as a result, doesn’t help Junker HQ doesn’t have timings for PAL consoles either.

Companies like Rare used some odd resolution tricks on some of their PAL NES games like Snake Rattle n’Roll, so much so that game on NES breaks the picture on some of the upscalers I’ve used in the past. Having some standard option for PAL games would help, but there are a lot of different PAL resolutions used in-games on consoles, which would require a lot of research. While the advance features help, in PAL games I often find that the minute you use then on PAL titles you lose the signal, due to the highly unusual resolutions they create.

From my experience with PAL titles and the OSSC normally passthrough and x2 tend to work on most systems in PAL by default. As someone with access to quite a few PAL consoles and games I would be happy to help in improving support. Certainly I feel it should be looked at more at some point in the future.

By default the Saturn and PS1 support for PAL consoles is decent, here’s two examples of PAL captures with the OSSC:
Whizz Sega Saturn 50Hz: https://youtu.be/ct3ERsFVw0A
Rapid Reload PlayStation 50Hz: https://youtu.be/lKVlUiHAi10