In Retroarch, I am using the glcore driver and the BSNES-HD-BETA Core with the default settings. I've tried making many changes to aspect ratio, custom scaling, custom screen resolution, shaders, etc. with no luck.

My games look pixelated and when I watch others play online, their games look higher resolution. See screenshots.

What settings can I use to make my games look as good as youtube examples of snes games? My screen is on the left. Notice the pixelated edges.

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The image on the left is how the game looks by default. The image on the right has a shader applied. This is not necessarily a "higher resolution" - in this case, it looks like a simple blur has been applied to reduce pixelation.

Shader examples

No shader:
No shader

2xbrz-linear: 2xbrz-linear

crt/crt-royale-ntsc-320px-composite: crt/crt-royale-ntsc-320px-composite

Retroarch has a ton of shaders. You can find more examples and documentation here. Try out a bunch of them and see which ones you like best.

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