ECE 5760: Final Project

Video Game Enhancer

Visual distortion effects for 2-player split screen games

Scott Warren (

Adam Shih (

"A video game enhancing system using various distortion visual effects on 2-player split screen games"

The objective of this project was to design and implement a video game enhancing system on an FPGA. Our implementation partitions the video signal of a standard 2-player split screen game to two VGA signals, each which only display a single player's half of the screen. Each player is allowed to select 1 of 8 different video "effects" to use on their opponent periodically.

For the purposes of our project we customized our system for the Halo series on Xbox 360. The majority of our visual effects can be used on most first-person shooters and other split screen games.

Scott Warren (left) and Adam Shih (right)

Video demonstration.