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by A. Naim
Sat 13 Oct, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: v14 compatibility & bug list (WIP)
Replies: 70
Views: 6142

Re: v14 compatibility & bug list (WIP)

There's nothing strange about giving an estimate of a new release. What the hell is wrong with people here? Other people don't act this way about their projects. The thing that you are missing here is that coordinating a project is a job that requires a specific set of skills. A roadmap takes into ...
by A. Naim
Sat 13 Oct, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Host machine survey
Replies: 121
Views: 35869

Re: Host machine survey

terub56 wrote:
Sat 13 Oct, 2018 8:19 am
It is possible to include the fastest virtual CPU that is possible to emulate with the physical one? Or include a FAQ or pin a post with this information.

Mine is i5-3210M (2 cores / 4 threads at 2.5 GHz) and I am able to emulate up to Pentium@75 at almost full speed.
Good idea.
by A. Naim
Fri 12 Oct, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Host machine survey
Replies: 121
Views: 35869

Re: Host machine survey

Ryzen 7 2700X
16GB DDR4
Windows 10

Clocks from 3.9 to 4.0 GHz running all cores.

Edit: It runs up to a Pentium MMX 233 at full speed or very close to it. It could probably also handle Voodoo 2 SLI, but I've been distracted by other hobbies instead of getting that working.
by A. Naim
Sat 03 Feb, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem 13.1 HDD problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1601

Re: PCem 13.1 HDD problem

Or you could edit the path in the config; it's a single line in a text file.
by A. Naim
Tue 23 Jan, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Wrong io.h
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: Wrong io.h

It does seem, on first glance, that you're missing C's standard ints header file. Google says that's "<cstdint>".
by A. Naim
Sat 20 Jan, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shaders guide?
Replies: 4
Views: 830

Re: Shaders guide?

I just noticed that with V13 shaders can be loaded once Opengl 3.0 has been selected as renderer. I had no idea about this! Was the feature unannounced or am I missing or something, some manual or readme file or else? Anyway, I have been trying to load crt-royale.glslp to no avail. Upon selecting i...
by A. Naim
Mon 15 Jan, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Math coprocessor funkiness/bugs?
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: Math coprocessor funkiness/bugs?

When +0 and -0 not only exist, but are different and distinct values, then, well... Problems are basically inevitable.

Also somewhat inedible.
by A. Naim
Fri 12 Jan, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sound stutters whatever the configuration
Replies: 22
Views: 1882

Re: Sound stutters whatever the configuration

Blimey - I'm well out then! Looks like I'll have to stick to the 486 emulation. I was hoping to run some old classics like Tomb Raider II etc! I suppose the requirements go up yet again for things like the Voodoo emulation? Thanks again. A Voodoo 1 or Voodoo 2 needs 3 cores (1 for the CPU, 2 for th...
by A. Naim
Wed 10 Jan, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sound stutters whatever the configuration
Replies: 22
Views: 1882

Re: Sound stutters whatever the configuration

Hi all, Bit of a newbie to the more recent builds of PCEM, and I hope this is OK to post here - apologies in advance if not. It's not a bug as such, but whatever configuration I try, the sound stutters. I have tried Windows 3.1, 95 and 98 with various sound card set ups but it will never play sound...
by A. Naim
Wed 10 Jan, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problems with some Origin games
Replies: 39
Views: 3895

Re: Problems with some Origin games

SarahWalker wrote:
Wed 10 Jan, 2018 5:30 pm
I'm planning v14 to be a relatively quick release around April time, mainly just bugfixes but with a few new features.
Cool, thanks.
by A. Naim
Sun 07 Jan, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My first time here. (An Introduction)
Replies: 7
Views: 777

Re: My first time here. (An Introduction)

Ikewithteeth97 wrote::geek: :geek:
A. Naim wrote:..."Back in 2017"?? That's, like, still last week for some of the world. :p :lol:
I have a sense of humor I have too say.
I figured. :)
by A. Naim
Sun 07 Jan, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: My first time here. (An Introduction)
Replies: 7
Views: 777

Re: My first time here. (An Introduction)

..."Back in 2017"?? That's, like, still last week for some of the world. :p :lol:
by A. Naim
Sat 06 Jan, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Turtle beach multisound support
Replies: 3
Views: 839

Re: Turtle beach multisound support

My completely unofficial thought on this: v14 is going to be about recompiler stability, so it's probably not going to have many new features.
by A. Naim
Sat 30 Dec, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Problems with some Origin games
Replies: 39
Views: 3895

Re: Problems with some Origin games

I don't have those Wing Commanders, but I dohave a Wing Commander II CD - Want me to try that?
by A. Naim
Fri 29 Dec, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: CDROM on older machines
Replies: 10
Views: 1027

Re: CDROM on older machines

Yeah, apologies; I read it wrong. :/
by A. Naim
Fri 29 Dec, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Interstate '76 - Missing triangles
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Re: Interstate '76 - Missing triangles

A.Naim , You got nice CPU but it wont anyway run at 3.4 if You are using all 4 cores, unfortunately boost speed shown is only valid if it runs on single core (bloody marketing), so on 4 i will be less. For example my I5 2410m on single core has a potential to run close to 2.9 but on 2 cores it can ...
by A. Naim
Thu 28 Dec, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Interstate '76 - Missing triangles
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Re: Interstate '76 - Missing triangles

Just quick question, are you sure You got 2.4 GHz laptop? it sounds to me as it is running at 3.2 minimum. What is the model? and CPU on it? I just think You really have no clue, how fast Your CPU is runing , and assuming You got I5,I7 then 2.4 will be the base frequency. I run 2.7 GHz I5 and 233 M...
by A. Naim
Thu 28 Dec, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Guide to getting networking working?
Replies: 11
Views: 2066

Re: Guide to getting networking working?

Followed the guide - Couldn't connect with PCAP, so used SLIRP. Am now browsing internet. Internet confusing and full of unknown protocols. /humour
by A. Naim
Thu 28 Dec, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: CDROM on older machines
Replies: 10
Views: 1027

Re: CDROM on older machines

Ah, I thought PCEM must be injecting something since as you say the BIOS on those machines can't see anything. First, I'm not sure what you call "older machines" all PCem machines are more than 20 years old... By default, PCem assigns D: to the CDROM... but that can be easily configured in the menu...
by A. Naim
Thu 28 Dec, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: v13.1 released!
Replies: 25
Views: 4681

Re: v13.1 released!

I'm liking this release. There's compatibility issues, but so far only with games that had issues in the first place.

Gamin' like it's 1998! :D

Gonna see if my brother can find his Warcraft II CD and case.
by A. Naim
Thu 28 Dec, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Development
Topic: 3DFX compatibility list
Replies: 91
Views: 29790

Re: 3DFX compatibility list

Homeworld 1 appears to play flawlessly, as far as graphics and glitches go. However: * The in-game menus drop down to single-digit FPS. * A Pentum MMX166 appears to be on the low end for playing it - My CPU couldn't run the emulated MMX233 faster than 60-70% during gameplay, and lagged near the end ...
by A. Naim
Thu 28 Dec, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Interstate '76 - Missing triangles
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Re: Interstate '76 - Missing triangles

More info: * The colours can be funky on startup. Changing the resolution works, as does changing it back. 1024x768 always has colour problems. This may be a palatalization of 16 bit to 8 colours. * The first time I76.exe is run, an exception is returned. Any runs after that will start and work corr...
by A. Naim
Thu 21 Dec, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Interstate '76 - Missing triangles
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Re: Interstate '76 - Missing triangles

Which renderer are you using? If Direct3D or Glide, what driver version and DirectX are you using? If Voodoo2, Did you limit 2MB memory in Glide? If it's I76's terrible terrain pop-in and occasional road poly Z-fighting you're referring to: that's a real thing. Software. No, it's not that. I'm well...
by A. Naim
Thu 21 Dec, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Guide to getting networking working?
Replies: 11
Views: 2066

Re: Guide to getting networking working?

Thanks for the guide. Haven't gotten around to following it yet. :)
by A. Naim
Thu 21 Dec, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Status of Assembly?
Replies: 8
Views: 1060

Re: Status of Assembly?

SarahWalker wrote:Not feasible for PCem's purposes I'm afraid. PCem needs to generate object code directly for the host CPU on the fly for performance reasons.
Good to know.
by A. Naim
Wed 20 Dec, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Status of Assembly?
Replies: 8
Views: 1060

Re: Status of Assembly?

I like the general idea of WebASM, but think it's too tied to the ideas and needs of webpages. If there was some sort of generic, retargetable ASM that could be optimized per-platform that was aimed at speed first... But I don't know enough about ASM to say how feasible it is. Certainly, it would be...
by A. Naim
Wed 20 Dec, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Interstate '76 - Missing triangles
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Interstate '76 - Missing triangles

The bug: Playing I76 for a few minutes results in missing and mis-placed triangles. This is carried over from previous versions of PCem. The config: gameblaster = 0 gus = 0 ssi2001 = 0 voodoo = 1 model = 430vx cpu_manufacturer = 0 cpu = 9 cpu_use_dynarec = 1 cpu_waitstates = 0 gfxcard = px_trio64 vi...
by A. Naim
Tue 19 Dec, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Guide to getting networking working?
Replies: 11
Views: 2066

Guide to getting networking working?

It's been a long time since the 90s. Also, Win98 SE doesn't detect any network card, and I don't know how to fix it. I selected "Novell NE2000" in the configuration. No driver I try works.
by A. Naim
Fri 06 Oct, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: questions about pcem
Replies: 33
Views: 2636

Re: questions about pcem

i'm a idiot,now it works and also music and sound! thanks omarsis! what is the button to close the game? esc doesn't work,THANKS AGAIN! earthworm jim 2 doensn't work music and sound,but i think it's a problem of configuration right? PCem is basically *literally a PC, only in software, so yeah, not ...
by A. Naim
Wed 04 Oct, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: ST-412/ST-506/ESDI hard drive emulation?
Replies: 51
Views: 6599

Re: ST-412/ST-506/ESDI hard drive emulation?

SarahWalker wrote:As a workaround you could try editing the relevant configure file and setting 'hdd_controller' to 'ide'. That ought to work.
Also got my Windows 98SE install working again, so thanks. :)

Well, once I ran through the HDD auto-detection again. Rev 873, just to note.