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by Zacker
Wed 27 Jul, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why does the Mach64 drivers for win95 only gave me 16 color?
Replies: 13
Views: 2383

Re: Why does the Mach64 drivers for win95 only gave me 16 co

Weirdest question I will ask you is: Is it ever possible that you didn't finish the installation part? It might be possible seeing that your background is the Win95 install, or did you just change to that? Try triggering the installation by opening Help(at least, that's how I triggered it)
by Zacker
Wed 22 Jun, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Machine Specs
Replies: 9
Views: 1919

Re: Machine Specs

It isn't possible to spread out emulation of a single processor over multiple cores. Flat out impossible. So no, that won't happen in V12. PCem does use additional cores for accelerated graphics cards though, particularly Voodoo. How 'bout..... Dual Processors! On a serious note, though, some old a...
by Zacker
Tue 21 Jun, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Machine Specs
Replies: 9
Views: 1919

Re: Machine Specs

PCem probably only uses one core, and the FX 8350 is horrible at single-core tasks. 80% at W98 desktop, though. That's quite weird. Tone down to 128MB RAM, 70-133MHz non-MMX pentium and try again. Also, get the official V11 binary and use that as a baseline to see if your compile has an increase or ...
by Zacker
Tue 19 Apr, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Skipping music in games
Replies: 5
Views: 1313

Re: Skipping music in games

Change the Video mode to Direct3D. For me, this makes many games un-chop. Doom, Duke Nukem 3D goes into a very playable state, Quake I and II goes butter-smooth, Half-Life 1 goes into barely playable, and smooth-already games like Commander Keen and 3D Pinball(lol ikr) pins at 100%-120%. Fluctuating...
by Zacker
Wed 09 Mar, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Windows 2000
Replies: 5
Views: 1782

Re: Windows 2000

Remember when I said I would attempt to do the BSOD again on Sunday? GUESS WHAT? HDD CRASH!!!!

I'm downloading Win2K ISO again now in order to redo the BSOD, but with my Science, BM, and English test tomorrow, I might not be awake to redo the BSOD. In that case, tomorrow would do.
by Zacker
Sat 05 Mar, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Windows 2000
Replies: 5
Views: 1782

Re: Windows 2000

I can't do the BSOD anymore, as I've successfully installed Win2K from upgrading from Win98. I'll redo the installation again to make the BSOD appear again sometime tomorrow. BTW Tom have you considered making USB support in the near future for Pentium machines? It can eliminate many problems for ma...
by Zacker
Sat 05 Mar, 2016 4:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Windows 2000
Replies: 5
Views: 1782

Windows 2000

I tried booting the Windows 2000 from the ISO. It straight went into the bsod after a long load. Prehaps it was me not partitioning my new drives.(I thought boot might do that for me, guess not) I'm now trying a different method: Running the Upgrade procedure from Win98. Wish me luck SETUP: Award 43...
by Zacker
Fri 04 Mar, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Direct3D performance
Replies: 4
Views: 1782

Re: Direct3D performance

My god am I an idiot. I changed to Direct3D from DirectDraw. Doom2 now plays fine, GLQuake now runs a 'lil less choppy but still far from playable. As for CPU percentage, in DD it was hovering at the 95-100 mark(75 mark at GLquake) and in D3D it's always no lower than 90, even in GLquake. Never got ...
by Zacker
Mon 15 Feb, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: MS-DOS Prompt Freeze, Clock random 00:00 & sound no fluid
Replies: 2
Views: 1404

Re: MS-DOS Prompt Freeze, Clock random 00:00 & sound no flui

Turn down your Pentium to a 75MHz, disable Game Blaster and Ultrasound, minimalize the Voodoo settings but KEEP the BILINEAR FILTERING on. That should minimalize the sound chipping.

As for the freezes, I believe you screwed up on the installation. Reinstall, or, (rest in PM)
by Zacker
Thu 21 Jan, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with Windows 3.1x and GUS
Replies: 3
Views: 1666

Re: Problem with Windows 3.1x and GUS

Never heard of the 5.51 driver. Use the 4.11 one that DOSbox uses. That one is stable and usable. MAKE SURE that the SB settings do NOT conflict with the GUS ones. I usually use 220,7,1,5 for SB and 240,5,3 for the GUS
by Zacker
Tue 19 Jan, 2016 4:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: How is Voodoo performance doing in latest REVs
Replies: 12
Views: 3756

Re: How is Voodoo performance doing in latest REVs

On my machine (Core i5-3550) with the recompiler enabled and using 2 render threads, the emulated fillrate is now always at or above the rate of the real card (35-40 mpixels/sec in actual games) in the games I tried. I have seen it go considerably faster (> 100 mpixels/sec) in one game (Shadowman),...
by Zacker
Wed 13 Jan, 2016 5:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Writing down about performance in PCem
Replies: 7
Views: 2959

Re: Writing down about performance in PCem

Quake's nothing. You can burn through in p166 a lot cache on a Phenom II on that with a pgo build, runs 100% and performs roughly similar to Pentium laptops of the era Eradicator though......... recent Core i5's struggle with that on P75 Infinite lol I don't have access to different builds. I don't...
by Zacker
Tue 12 Jan, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Writing down about performance in PCem
Replies: 7
Views: 2959

Re: Writing down about performance in PCem

I'd say Phenom II 3GHz is a good min for 3dfx emulations assuming P133 A Lot cache. It's enough for skirting along Turok on 512x384 with the filter disabled. Having two threads for it is also a big help, and there's still more room for speedups (like using SSE2 to handle the texture mapping) random...
by Zacker
Tue 12 Jan, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Installing Windows 95.
Replies: 1
Views: 2823

Re: Installing Windows 95.

1. Make a drive image in PCem. Name this something distinctive, like OMGWTFCYKABLYAT.img or something. The most important part is that you name it with .img, as PCem dosen't do that on it's own. 2.Boot to a bootdisk. These boot you into a DOS environment. Use FDISK and FORMAT to partition and format...
by Zacker
Sun 06 Dec, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Host machine survey
Replies: 95
Views: 23516

Re: Host machine survey

Desktop:
Intel Core i3 2100@3.1GHz
6GB Ram
1TB HDD
Radeon R7 240 4GB DDR3

Laptop(Under repair)
Intel Core i5 4200U@1.7-2.7GHz
8GB Ram
1TB HDD
Nvidia Geforce 840M
commander_keen wrote:Not a lot of people appear to run on hyperthreading machines...

Both of my CPUs are hyperthreaded
by Zacker
Sun 29 Nov, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCEM-X link?
Replies: 2
Views: 1502

Re: PCEM-X link?

Heres the git to PCEM-X https://github.com/OBattler/PCem-X
by Zacker
Wed 25 Nov, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem screw up moments thread(fun thread)
Replies: 10
Views: 2411

Re: PCem screw up moments thread(fun thread)

Another screw up just happened. Typed a win95osr2 key wrongly, and accidentally quit setup... IT WAS ON A 386SX FOR GODS SAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S can you add math co processor emulation on v11, Tom?
by Zacker
Wed 25 Nov, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem screw up moments thread(fun thread)
Replies: 10
Views: 2411

Re: PCem screw up moments thread(fun thread)

Battler wrote:Possibly my biggest fail was when I accidentally mounted a floppy image on the hard drive. :D

Classic PCem newb problem XD
by Zacker
Wed 25 Nov, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem screw up moments thread(fun thread)
Replies: 10
Views: 2411

Re: PCem screw up moments thread(fun thread)

TomWalker wrote:One day all dogs will look like that.

That would be the day PCem emulates a Titan X Quad-Sli and dual Xeon 61 cores, lol.
by Zacker
Sun 22 Nov, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem screw up moments thread(fun thread)
Replies: 10
Views: 2411

PCem screw up moments thread(fun thread)

Post your PCem related fails here Mine is- RIP 45 Minutes of my time:So i made a new drive and installed Win95OSR2. Took me 45 minutes, no biggie. Turns out I didn't put .img and was meaning to and had a WHOLE OTHER IMAGE in the EXACT SAME FOLDER. Went on to copy my driver files into the image. I re...
by Zacker
Sat 21 Nov, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Installing win 98 from CD
Replies: 4
Views: 3775

Re: Installing win 98 from CD

- Battler: I'm using the windows 10 mount options(right click, mount). Works for anything below 200MB in Windows 9X, full in DOS. Hosting an actual CD works well too. I don't have access to any software CDs but testing what CPU to emulate best with Metallica works great.
by Zacker
Fri 20 Nov, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Installing win 98 from CD
Replies: 4
Views: 3775

Re: Installing win 98 from CD

IDK why but installing Win9x on the CD is a total nightmare in PCem. For me, my problem is that when Windows is installed it would not detect the virtual CDs NO MATTER WHAT. Real CDs however, do fine (I only have a couple of metal albums on CD so that's useless). Try extracting the win98 folder in t...
by Zacker
Sun 13 Sep, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Illegal operation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Re: Illegal operation?

Final reply. 1.1.1.0 is the reason it spews Illegal Operation. If you're gonna install HL on PCEM, DO NOT INSTALL 1.1.1.0 PATCH
by Zacker
Sun 13 Sep, 2015 2:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Illegal operation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Re: Illegal operation?

Damnit audio chipping. Halflife isn't audio-wise playable and even playing my RTL disc chips like there's no tomorrow
by Zacker
Sat 12 Sep, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Illegal operation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Re: Illegal operation?

I'm now pretty sure I wasn't using rev335 when i first started half-life. Goddamn my messy PCem folder where all my revs are stored. I just spam their names and I'm pretty sure i used a networking patched rev328. I reinstalled Win95OSR2 and HL1 on rev335 and it seems to be working. I havent bothered...
by Zacker
Fri 11 Sep, 2015 2:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Illegal operation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Re: Illegal operation?

Well guess i just have to reinstall Half Life and retry before patching.
by Zacker
Fri 11 Sep, 2015 1:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Illegal operation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Illegal operation?

HOST MACHINE: Win 10, Core i5 4210U, Nvidia Geforce 840M, 8gb ram PCEM Rev: Rev335 if my memory serves me right GUEST MACHINE: Win95OSR2, WinChip 150(DYNAMIC RECOMPILER), A lot of cache, Voodoo, AWE32, Mach64 GX Problem: QuakeGL runs fine, I'm downloading Unreal ATM, and Half-Life just spews out an ...
by Zacker
Mon 31 Aug, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Writing down about performance in PCem
Replies: 7
Views: 2959

Writing down about performance in PCem

I was installing Win95OSR2 on PCem earlier today and I am writing the performance percentage. HOST MACHINE: Core i5 4210-U 1.7ghz with turbo boost up to 2.7ghz, Nvidia GeForce 840, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Win10 PCem MACHINE: Pentium 75, Award 430VX, S3 VirgeDX, 128MB RAM, 'A lot' of cache, Mid VLB/PCI, AW...
by Zacker
Fri 31 Jul, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help: Noob trying to compile.
Replies: 2
Views: 1070

Re: Help: Noob trying to compile.

Hey man, thanks for the compile tool, but when I use the compile.bat, it says "mingw32-make.exe" is not a recognized as a command, program or batch files, then quit. Running the other .bats says no such file or directory, and no rule to make target "makefile.mingw", and quits, is...
by Zacker
Thu 30 Jul, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help: Noob trying to compile.
Replies: 2
Views: 1070

Help: Noob trying to compile.

Please help me here. I am trying to compile PCEM, however, I do not know ANYTHING about compiling, and end up with nothing.
I am interested to know what do download, and compile PCEM , and with the networking patch.
Thanks in advance, :D

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