Getting Started

When you first run Sclender Launcher you will be asked to create an application profile. Call it "default" or whatever you wish. With this task completed Sclender is usable.

Using the Default Render Schema

Let's use the app profile you just made to show how Sclender works. On the left side of the Sclender Launcher window you'll see the text fields for entering information about the programs you want to use with Sclender. Leave these blank for now and turn your attention to the right, where you'll see the Render Config panel. We'll go over the fields of this panel as you set them.

First select the filter you want to use

Select Dejag from the Filters list and click the Gold Arrow.

Dejag appears in the Filtering Sequence, meaning the Dejag filter is scheduled to run. You can add additional filters to the sequence if you wish by clicking on the Gold Arrow. You can remove a filter from the schedule by selecting it and clicking the Brown Arrow.

Customize your rendering

At bottom right you'll see the rate at which Sclender will apply the effect, expressed in terms of your display's refresh rate ("frames per second (FPS)"). 30 is fine for this example.

At center right you'll see the Capture Panel. Here you can specify the area of the application you want Sclender to filter.

Width and Height specify the dimensions of the area to filter; X and Y are the app coordinates at which Sclender starts filtering. Together these numbers define a rectangular filter region. If Width and Height are set to 0 or blank, Sclender will assume that you want to apply filtering to the entire application window.

Below the Capture Panel you will see the Post-rendering Panel. Sclender displays its output in a render overlay which appears when you use apps with it. The location of this overlay can be adjusted as an offset from an application's onscreen location, allowing you to view the app with or without filtering (amidst various other uses). Use the Post-rendering Panel's X and Y coordinates to specify these adjustments if you want them.

Use the Post-rendering Panel's Width and Height fields to specify the dimensions of Sclender's final output. Set dimensions comparable to scaling effects of the filter. For example Dejag's output is double (2x) the dimensions of its input. Use 0 or blank to use the filter region's dimensions (no increase in dimensions resulting in a possibly downscaled final image). If you want fullscreen output, ignore these fields and instead check "Fit to screen".

Select a target app

You're all set. Now click the blue Attach button at left.

A dialog appears prompting you to select a program for use with Sclender. Simply begin using any application currently running and Sclender will work with it. Use the application as normal... you will at least notice the app's typeface is "thicker" and "bolder"... this is the effect of the filtering. When you are done, either close the application (if you are finished using it), or return to the Sclender Launcher and click the red Stop button to stop filtering.

Customizing Sclender for Multiple Applications

It is easy to customize Sclender settings for particular apps. Here's how.

  • Step 1: Create a new profile for your app by clicking the "+" button at upper left. Give your profile a suitable name (such as "Diablo II Upscaled" or "Bluestacks CRT").
  • Step 2: Acquire program data for your app. In particular, you need to know its location on your storage media, its executable name, and the title it uses with Windows. You can usually get all of this data by starting the program you want to use, then returning to Sclender Launcher and clicking the cyan "Fill in details/Scan" button, then returning to the app, and then back to Sclender Launcher. Sclender will consult with the app to try to get the data it needs. If it can't get this data then it's likely due either to tight security on either your part or that of the app (overzealous protections as a means to DRM). Assuming it is not DRM then you may consider disconnecting from the internet temporarily and relaxing your security settings, logging in as Administrator if necessary, or else hunting down the details Sclender needs yourself).
  • Step 3: Specify the title of the specific app window that Sclender should act upon. See Targeting Sclender at Specific Windows for more details. If you don't specify a title then Sclender will act upon all windows created by the app.
  • Step 4: Specify command line switches/parameters (if any)
  • Step 5: Configure the rendering
  • Step 6: Click the green Run button to launch your app with Sclender filtering enabled OR click the blue Attach button to attach Sclender to your app if it is already running. To stop filtering for this app, close the app or window, or click the red Stop button.