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by FredPJ
Wed 26 Jul, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mouse wheel in PCem
Replies: 7
Views: 1423

Re: Mouse wheel in PCem

I really don't know how I didn't notice it before, excellent!
by FredPJ
Mon 24 Jul, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mouse wheel in PCem
Replies: 7
Views: 1423

Re: Mouse wheel in PCem

A year later I ask, is the Microsoft Intellimouse (1996) support planned for future releases? Thanks.
by FredPJ
Wed 21 Jun, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Improving the AWE32 emulation
Replies: 26
Views: 2186

Re: Improving the AWE32 emulation

It always bothered me that the Sound Blaster AWE32 is marked as "emulated", as it should be marked as "partially emulated" at best. To me the chorus/reverb effects are what made that sound card, without it it isn't a particularly interesting. While I understand that it may not be...
by FredPJ
Fri 09 Jun, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [Bug] Windows 10 display scaling mouse issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1082

Re: [Bug] Windows 10 display scaling mouse issue

Also, grabbing the bottom right corner of the PCem window to resize it using a high resolution display is next to impossible, hence my previous suggestion of adding a status bar with resizing corner at the bottom of the PCem screen. I use 175% scaling with a 1920x1080 resolution. The bottom of the c...
by FredPJ
Sun 02 Apr, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [Bug] Show desktop in Windows 10 crashes the emulator
Replies: 17
Views: 1282

Re: [Bug] Show desktop in Windows 10 crashes the emulator

Actually, this is the same bug that I've reported many times since 2015:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=289&p=2050#p2050

It is one of the main reasons why I rarely use PCem, I use the Show Desktop button A LOT and DirectDraw mode doesn't look/perform nearly as good.
by FredPJ
Mon 04 Jul, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Request: Intermediate beta builds
Replies: 3
Views: 1025

Request: Intermediate beta builds

Like the title suggests, how about releasing intermediate beta builds? The development cycle for each version is a bit too long, and some of us like me who are just users wanting to test the new features don't have enough knowledge to build PCem (my programming days are way behind) so we have to wai...
by FredPJ
Mon 04 Jul, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mouse wheel in PCem
Replies: 7
Views: 1423

Re: Mouse wheel in PCem

Maybe a wheel mouse emulation in PCem is irrelevant to you, but to me using Windows 9x without one is kind of weird since I've had a Microsoft Intellimouse like this one since it came out in 1996: http://cdn3.sbnation.com/products/large/5885/31F8EEZD6TL.jpeg So there you go, my current main request ...
by FredPJ
Mon 04 Jul, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Settings and other UI improvement proposal
Replies: 11
Views: 2513

Re: Settings and other UI improvement proposal

Man, a status bar wouldn't be just nice, it would be awesome. It would definitely end the problem with the window resize corner area in high resolution displays. The emulation speed percentage and/or hardware info could be moved to the status bar. And maybe later even a disk access indicator could b...
by FredPJ
Sun 26 Jun, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mouse wheel in PCem
Replies: 7
Views: 1423

Re: Mouse wheel in PCem

Ok, thanks for the reply. I hope to see mouse wheel support in PCem sometime, as it's especially useful when using Microsoft's multimedia reference applications, or just when using the file explorer.
by FredPJ
Sun 26 Jun, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mouse wheel in PCem
Replies: 7
Views: 1423

Mouse wheel in PCem

Is there any way to enable a mouse scroll wheel for Windows 9x, or PCem only supports a 2 button mouse? I have installed Microsoft IntelliPoint software.
If the wheel isn't supported is it planned for future releases? Thanks.
by FredPJ
Sat 11 Jun, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: window resolution
Replies: 6
Views: 1906

Re: window resolution

That's a very welcome addition, thanks! Speaking of window resizing, as I mentioned before, it is quite hard to grab the window corner to resize it in high resolution displays (I use a 2k resolution desktop so the window edges are way too thin). Will you please consider adding a status bar to PCem i...
by FredPJ
Wed 08 Jun, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem v11 mouse issues
Replies: 15
Views: 3780

Re: PCem v11 mouse issues

I noticed that in Windows 7, if you click the middle mouse button you can switch between real desktop and emulated desktop, but it doesn't work in Windows 8 (and probably Win 10). Maybe part of the same issue Yeah, releasing the cursor with the middle mouse button doesn't work here in Windows 10 ei...
by FredPJ
Wed 16 Mar, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Minor GUI visual issues
Replies: 3
Views: 1447

Re: Minor GUI visual issues

Yes, it's outdated because I haven't tested any recent official PCem build, but it was only a quick mockup to better explain my suggestions anyway. I agree, given the new changes "IDE" would be a better fit. If tabs aren't an option, using triggers (buttons, bullets, images, whatever) to m...
by FredPJ
Wed 16 Mar, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [PATCH] CD-ROM improvements
Replies: 38
Views: 10411

Re: [PATCH] CD-ROM improvements

Ah, this is great news! Excellent work, thanks!
by FredPJ
Tue 15 Mar, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Minor GUI visual issues
Replies: 3
Views: 1447

Re: Minor GUI visual issues

Speaking of the GUI, I propose correcting the "Configure Hard Discs" text string to the standard "Configure Hard Dis k s" (with a K), and changing the "Disc" menu to a simpler "Drives" menu containing: Drive A: (with "Change..." and "Eject"...
by FredPJ
Tue 15 Mar, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [PATCH] CD-ROM improvements
Replies: 38
Views: 10411

Re: [PATCH] CD-ROM improvements

Please forgive my ignorance, but does this solve the infamous "DOS drivers (GSCDROM.SYS) stalling then not detecting the drive when the drive is empty" bug?
by FredPJ
Tue 15 Mar, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Minor GUI visual issues
Replies: 3
Views: 1447

Minor GUI visual issues

First, does this menu misalignment after mouse hover happens to everyone or just me? http://s14.postimg.org/ajtnqx6en/Sequence_01_1.gif Also, since I'm using a 2560x1440 desktop resolution (with AMD Virtual Super Resolution) on my HDTV which I use as my PC screen, the PCem window is so small and its...
by FredPJ
Sun 03 Jan, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [Q] Roland SC-55/SC-88 emulation?
Replies: 8
Views: 5644

Re: [Q] Roland SC-55/SC-88 emulation?

Just to give you a heads up: Roland very recently released the Sound Canvas VA Software Synthesizer VSTi, which sounds pretty much just like a hardware SC-55 or SC-88. http://www.roland.com/products/sound_canvas_va http://cdn.roland.com/assets/images/products/main/sc-va_main.jpg The good news is tha...
by FredPJ
Tue 08 Dec, 2015 2:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Host machine survey
Replies: 95
Views: 23567

Re: Host machine survey

My machine is:

AMD FX-8320 8-Core
8GB RAM
Windows 10 64-bit

Battler wrote:Windows 7, but considering upgrade to Windows 10 1511 edition

Do it man, you wont regret it. Plus the boot time will be considerably shorter.
by FredPJ
Tue 10 Nov, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: FredPJ's feature suggestions
Replies: 36
Views: 12041

Re: FredPJ's feature suggestions

Options for locked windowed 4:3 aspect ratio and 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x window scaling (keeping the aspect ratio). Option to force 4:3 - absolutely yes, and for example PCem-X does that already. But I see no point in scaling. You can't scale a real monitor, so the emulator not allowing you to scale is accu...
by FredPJ
Fri 06 Nov, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FredPJ's feature suggestions
Replies: 36
Views: 12041

FredPJ's feature suggestions

First of all, thank you Tom for making this amazing emulator, you've been doing a great job. These are mere personal feature suggestions that I think would make PCem even better and more user friendly. Please ignore them if they don't meet PCem's design direction. Windowed 4:3 aspect ratio and windo...
by FredPJ
Wed 28 Oct, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Win7 Direct3D fullscreen lock
Replies: 6
Views: 2152

Re: Win7 Direct3D fullscreen lock

v10 on Windows 10 bug report: Fullscreen - Direct3D Alt+Tab bug Alt+Tab still doesn't work in fullscreen with Direct3D enabled, but at least it doesn't remain locked in a black screen anymore: When Alt+Tab is pressed once the screen turns black. If you press Alt+Tab again it finally returns to the d...
by FredPJ
Mon 05 Oct, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Win7 Direct3D fullscreen lock
Replies: 6
Views: 2152

Re: Win7 Direct3D fullscreen lock

Does anyone else confirm these Direct3D problems? Fullscreen : When pressing ALT+TAB, PCem steals the focus and the screen goes all black, doesn't return to the desktop or let you go back to windowed mode, forcing you to restart your PC. Windowed : The PCem window disappears completely after clickin...
by FredPJ
Sat 26 Sep, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: AWE32 effects?
Replies: 3
Views: 1202

Re: AWE32 effects?

Alright, I understand, thanks.
by FredPJ
Sat 26 Sep, 2015 4:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: AWE32 effects?
Replies: 3
Views: 1202

AWE32 effects?

When I first read that PCem supported the Sound Blaster AWE32 sound card I was very excited because I remember it having great MIDI music due to its nice reverb and chorus effects that made the music sound more natural. However, I was disappointed when I found out that the MIDI music remains dry eve...
by FredPJ
Sat 19 Sep, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: v10 rough timetable
Replies: 40
Views: 10764

Re: v10 rough timetable

A counterintuitive UI nuisance not worth a new thread: When saving IMG (hard disk image) or CFG (configuration) files, only typing the name of the file without the extension will save the file without any extension. So for example in this case: http://s7.postimg.org/rzu47bn7v/hdd.png It will save a ...
by FredPJ
Thu 17 Sep, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: [current revisions] ATAPI/IDE handling bugs
Replies: 38
Views: 7801

Re: [current revisions] ATAPI/IDE handling bugs

Got a fix for the reset issue. Just waiting for the repo to come back online. That sounds great, thanks! - FredPJ: That happens with any DOS CD driver. It will freeze for a long while, and then I think claim no drive has been detected. Yes, the following error messages appear: Error: No CD-ROM driv...
by FredPJ
Thu 17 Sep, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Win7 Direct3D fullscreen lock
Replies: 6
Views: 2152

Re: Win7 Direct3D fullscreen lock

I'm also experiencing this Direct3D problem in Windows 10. When pressing Alt + Tab keys in fullscreen, the screen will flash the desktop for a second (fails to return to the desktop) then return to PCem but the screen will be all black. Since it remains stuck in this black screen it's not possible t...
by FredPJ
Wed 16 Sep, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [current revisions] ATAPI/IDE handling bugs
Replies: 38
Views: 7801

Re: [current revisions] ATAPI/IDE handling bugs

Speaking of GSCDROM.SYS, I've noticed that when the driver is loading (from the hard drive or floppy) and the CD-ROM is set to "Empty", it will freeze for a long while. This only seems to happen in PCem.
by FredPJ
Wed 16 Sep, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [current revisions] ATAPI/IDE handling bugs
Replies: 38
Views: 7801

Re: [current revisions] ATAPI/IDE handling bugs

I also confirm the "Ctrl+Alt+Del" FDD and HDD bug. This is what appears in Award SiS 496/497 and Award 430VX PCI after a long pause:
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