File:Safe areas.png

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Diagram of safe area on 5.37 MHz NTSC VDPs like the NES PPU

Red
Danger Zone, top and bottom 8 lines
Most TVs hide all of this. Keep NES scroll seam artifacts here if possible. Later consoles don't even generate this.
Yellow
Action Safe Area, 256x224, (0, 8)-(255, 231)
Most TVs show some of this.
Blue
PocketNES Safe Area, 240x212, (8, 16)-(247, 227)
Practically all TVs show this. Platforms, pits, and indicators are fine.
Gray
Title Safe Area, 224x192, (16, 24)-(239, 215)
Marked on Nintendo background planning sheet. Keep menus, score, dialogue, and legal notices here.

Made by Damian Yerrick in February 2017. Dedicated to public domain using Creative Commons Zero (CC0).

This version is scaled to correct NTSC pixel aspect ratio (8:7). File:Safe areas (pixel perfect).png is unscaled.

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current02:58, 13 October 2018Thumbnail for version as of 02:58, 13 October 2018640 × 480 (7 KB)Tepples (talk | contribs)fix factual error in right coordinate of title safe
16:58, 20 February 2017Thumbnail for version as of 16:58, 20 February 2017640 × 480 (8 KB)Tepples (talk | contribs)Diagram of safe area on 5.37 MHz NTSC VDPs like the NES PPU ;Red: Danger Zone, top and bottom 8 lines :Most TVs hide all of this. Keep NES scroll seam artifacts here if possible. Later consoles don't even generate this. ;Yel...

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