Originally Posted by catav
That sounds real exciting! Won't any new AI algorithms for Envy be automatically available for PC version? Or are you coding at the lowest level possible, for a specific known configuration, such as, Nvidia 2080/2080Ti? Couldn't you release a special (pre-configured) PC version with specific CPU/GPU/driver,etc. constraints and charge a bundle for it? Same look and feel as Envy. MadVR/PC on steroids! I'd buy it!
Originally Posted by catav
Mark, check out my post #989
, page 33. I’m I totally off base? Wouldn’t a tied down architecture solve the hardware/software interface problem for a PC solution, at it's best and most easy to use? I want to be able to easily upgrade both software and hardware. Plug n' play, as much as possible.
My opinion here is that madVR will continue development of new algorithms for a couple reasons:
1) It's a great way to get some free testing and feedback done by many users.
2) It's a great way to add tons of options in complex configurations at first, then limit them down to something easy after it's refined.
3) PC hardware can be upgraded regularly so you can test stuff on the latest, then refine it to something else later.
The PC version isn't going away.
As far as look and feel of ENVY, I just don't see this being needed. I use madVR daily and never go into the menus. Who cares what the GUI looks like to get the setup configured? Once it's done you dont use it or see it again. The ENVY needs to be controlled with a remote control. It's got to be easy to configure this way. The PC side can use a mouse and keyboard. Way more power to configuration and way more options can be presented. I don't desire something that looks like ENVY on PC side. I'm good with what we have now.
And btw, the madVR settings.bin file is just a binary file. l Some other app could be written to edit it that looks different. I just don't think anyone really cares.
I understand you seem to be looking for something that's more automatic. That means you load madVR and it automatically loads some options for you based on your hardware. That sounds great for a lot of users but it is also limiting. What if you prefer other settings than what madVR has decided is best for you? What if you like to add a little bit of post processing after upscaling in exchange for NGU High vs NGU very high?
I think the current madVR beta's look pretty complicated to setup but that's because they're still beta. Madshi has repeatedly stated that he wants to simplify those options for the actual release. Even so, as it stands, there are plenty of tutorials with photos to get setup on the current madVR so it's not so painful to follow along and start with those as baseline settings.
Also, someone could take madVR as it stands today and create presets for various video cards and save those settings.bin files. You could start by replacing your settings.bin file with one of those and tweak from there.