Palettes used by nes
emulation core to output colors. My Nes include 2 palette generators, NTSC
palette generator and PALB palette generator. The NTSC palette generator is
implemented as described at http://wiki.nesdev.com/w/index.php/NTSC_video
There is no information
provided about the PALB palette generator (as the date of this document). My
Nes implements it as same as the NTSC palette generator with
simple change: hue is rotated by 15° from NTSC for default.
My Nes implement the
"emphasis" and "monochrome" effect, thus, the palette
generated is 512 colors instead of known 64 colors palettes. The generators in
My Nes able to generate the 512 colors palette. Also My Nes can use palette
files of 64 colors palettes.
- To open
the palettes settings window, go to Settings>Palettes or press
Palette to use tab:
Config how's My Nes
should setup the palette.
palette generator: This option will force the
emulation core to use on of the palette generator on game start.
AUTO: means the emu will choose which palette generator to use depending
on game region. This option is recommended.
NTSC: the emu will always use the NTSC palette generator.
PALB: the emu will always use the PALB palette generator.
palette file: This option will force the emu
to use a palette file. Palette files must
be located in Palettes folder inside My Nes folder. Click
on Add link
to add more files there. Use the combobox to choose one of the palette
Allows to change
palette of: choose the generator to edit.
NTSC or PAL.
allows to edit the generator color options such as Saturation, Hue ...etc
/ Save: to save or load
color settings to file(s).
set color settings to My Nes default settings.
flat all colors to flat value.
- Use Save button to save
and apply. Use Cancel button
to discard changes. Use the Save
Palette as .pal button to save current palette (in view)
as .pal file.
Nes can read both 64 colors palette and 512 colors palette. Also My Nes
can save 64 and 512 colors palette.
palette generator is used for DENDY TV format (if chosen) as well.
files must be located in Palettes folder inside My Nes folder. Adding
palette files (using Add link above) will copy palette files to that