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by Solstar82
Wed 05 May, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Will having more than 65 gb ram makes pcem faster?
Replies: 3
Views: 1299

Re: Will having more than 65 gb ram makes pcem faster?

Uprgrading the amount of GB RAM to 96 will most likely have no effect on PCem speed and performance. I did the same thing with some PSX emulator about 20 years ago when I increased the amount of MB RAM from 64 to 256 and as far as I remember I couldn't gain a single FPS. Perhaps faster RAM speed co...
by Solstar82
Wed 05 May, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Will having more than 65 gb ram makes pcem faster?
Replies: 3
Views: 1299

Will having more than 65 gb ram makes pcem faster?

My current rig is I9 9900K 3.6 ghz, and 32 gb ram, and a geforce gtx 1080 8 gb, my pcem machine ie set at pentium 2 with voodoo 2 and 64 mb ram. Games runs ok but in the os itself the mouse is sometime sslower, and the clicking sounds just "crackle" and some games could use more fps..so if...
by Solstar82
Wed 24 Mar, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dos Game MOTO x has garbled fonts
Replies: 2
Views: 1046

Re: Dos Game MOTO x has garbled fonts

You didn't mention your video card. I'm assuming Voodoo3 from the regression of EGA fonts from the VESA 3.0 BIOS extensions, so try an older video card I have set a voodoo 2, i wouldn't even know how to set a voodoo 3 being that is not selectable I have a s3 trio 64 dx, i tried with regular s3 trio...
by Solstar82
Tue 23 Mar, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dos Game MOTO x has garbled fonts
Replies: 2
Views: 1046

Dos Game MOTO x has garbled fonts

Hello all I just tried the game MOTo x ( demo version a super small game from early 90's) and this is how it looks on pcem using windows 98: (see first attachment). In dosbox game runs fine. (see second attachment) I tried rebooting in dos mode the win 98 machine on pcem but the game just resets the...
by Solstar82
Sat 13 Feb, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DOS games crashes win 98 if i choose PII as cpu
Replies: 7
Views: 2560

Re: DOS games crashes win 98 if i choose PII as cpu

yes, tried that in dos mode only. games works fine there, but it's a bit of a hassle. despite the fact taht i know that some dos games runs better in pure dos and not through windows. i installed the new drivers but issue remains :( Also i tried to open up a dos command prompt from windows and it sa...
by Solstar82
Fri 12 Feb, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DOS games crashes win 98 if i choose PII as cpu
Replies: 7
Views: 2560

Re: DOS games crashes win 98 if i choose PII as cpu

i found some but they all require dos to be installed/unzipped so i am still stuck :(
by Solstar82
Mon 08 Feb, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DOS games crashes win 98 if i choose PII as cpu
Replies: 7
Views: 2560

Re: DOS games crashes win 98 if i choose PII as cpu

also, for some reason running any DOS application would crash Windows (95 or 98) on a Gigabyte board if you set your graphics card to ViRGE/DX and use the August 1997 drivers (otherwise known as the most stable drivers for that card that also come bundled with DirectX 6 install package). If you by ...
by Solstar82
Sun 07 Feb, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DOS games crashes win 98 if i choose PII as cpu
Replies: 7
Views: 2560

DOS games crashes win 98 if i choose PII as cpu

I usually use my pcem win 98 config with a p166 mmx and 64 mb of ram. after reading the topic "maximizing pcem performance", where many of you guys used to set up pII config correctly, being that i own a I9 9900k 3.6 ghz i decided to change the config to the mobo and PII cpu as you guys do...
by Solstar82
Mon 11 Jan, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Metropolis (1987) on a win 98 machine garbled image won't run
Replies: 3
Views: 2012

Re: Metropolis (1987) on a win 98 machine garbled image won't run

Foudn the culprit..it requires a ega/cga video card ot won't even boot.

Changed it and it runs...but i thought there was a way to change/switch it on the fly from a dos command?
by Solstar82
Sun 10 Jan, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Metropolis (1987) on a win 98 machine garbled image won't run
Replies: 3
Views: 2012

Metropolis (1987) on a win 98 machine garbled image won't run

on win 98 machine i am trying a dos game from 1987 called metropolis, problem is, it comes in 2 floppies,and once the game from the second floppy starts, it becomes like this https://imgur.com/a/72GCdUV and yes i tried also in pure dos mode there is another version floating around the net, with just...
by Solstar82
Tue 15 Dec, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Game Terracide won't recognize 3d card in pcem
Replies: 12
Views: 4346

Re: Game Terracide won't recognize 3d card in pcem

Does something "bad" happen if i just switch from voodoo 2 to vo0doo1, driver wise? It won't initialize the card and will just annoy you with warning popups. You'll want to cleanly uninstall the Voodoo2 driver (to rid of the display panel, driver .inf, etc) and then install a Voodoo Graph...
by Solstar82
Tue 15 Dec, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Game Terracide won't recognize 3d card in pcem
Replies: 12
Views: 4346

Re: Game Terracide won't recognize 3d card in pcem

tr.StEalTH wrote: Mon 14 Dec, 2020 6:20 pm you would need pcemv17 and the v3 rom files placed in pcem\roms\voodoo3_2000 or voodoo3_3000
Yeah i guessed so, and i guess it would be useless to ask it here where to get them..despite being 20+ years of video card manufacturers stuff :(
by Solstar82
Tue 15 Dec, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Game Terracide won't recognize 3d card in pcem
Replies: 12
Views: 4346

Re: Game Terracide won't recognize 3d card in pcem

Cheez wrote: Mon 14 Dec, 2020 7:45 pm Well, again, the timing of the game's release suggests it was made with the original Voodoo in mind and not Voodoo2, but you at least have something to fall back on if you aren't able to get it going.
Does something "bad" happen if i just switch from voodoo 2 to vo0doo1, driver wise?
by Solstar82
Mon 14 Dec, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Game Terracide won't recognize 3d card in pcem
Replies: 12
Views: 4346

Re: Game Terracide won't recognize 3d card in pcem

Maybe it was only compatible with the first Voodoo? In addition, if that doesn't work you could give it a shot with S3 Virge well, setting an s3 virge dx actually works! it is recognized as directx "3d hardware" in the game but it works. Still bummed i cannot find banshee or voodoo 3 in t...
by Solstar82
Mon 14 Dec, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Game Terracide won't recognize 3d card in pcem
Replies: 12
Views: 4346

Re: Game Terracide won't recognize 3d card in pcem

Given the poor reviews it had, I wouldn't doubt they'd have some hacky voodoo secondary D3D device detection routine that isn't futureproof for recognizing '3dfxv2' in 1997 (much like Jet Moto). V2 drivers work slightly different to V1 regarding D3D HAL behavior though... On the other hand, it does...
by Solstar82
Sun 13 Dec, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Game Terracide won't recognize 3d card in pcem
Replies: 12
Views: 4346

Game Terracide won't recognize 3d card in pcem

Do you know why the game Terracide, on a win 98 pcem machine, doesn't detect the voodoo 2 card? game supposrts 3dfx cards and other kind of accelerators, but on pcem i only have software as video card, and in there it runs horribly i tried turok, the first one, and runs fine, the 3dfx drivers are re...
by Solstar82
Sat 28 Nov, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to make the game BUG! run at decent speed on a w98 vm?
Replies: 0
Views: 2537

How to make the game BUG! run at decent speed on a w98 vm?

My rig first: I9 9900k 3.6 ghz 32 gb gtx geforce 8 gb I have set up a machine with win 98 and a pentium 166 and voodoo 2 and video card S3 Trio64v2/dx. All voodoo games run perfectly playable, but non 3dfx games, like BUG!, a w95 game just stutters if i choose a resolution other than 400x300. 512 x ...
by Solstar82
Sun 18 Oct, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Win 98 - some 3dfx randomly crash at desktop
Replies: 9
Views: 3713

Re: Win 98 - some 3dfx randomly crash at desktop

leilei wrote: Sun 18 Oct, 2020 3:45 pm Supposedly, Jet Moto needs a patch for the Voodoo2 to work on it (jetsetup.zip/exe)
ok found the patch,. reinstalled the game,it works :) thanks. wish i could do the same for the other games
by Solstar82
Sun 18 Oct, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Win 98 - some 3dfx randomly crash at desktop
Replies: 9
Views: 3713

Re: Win 98 - some 3dfx randomly crash at desktop

MiraiMiracle wrote: Sun 18 Oct, 2020 9:36 am Is it a PCem bug or something? I thought that it was a page fault error. Can you please try the original Voodoo Graphics one?
sure will try
by Solstar82
Sun 18 Oct, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Win 98 - some 3dfx randomly crash at desktop
Replies: 9
Views: 3713

Re: Win 98 - some 3dfx randomly crash at desktop

Supposedly, Jet Moto needs a patch for the Voodoo2 to work on it (jetsetup.zip/exe) i downloaded the patch of the game, but after running the sintaller it says "that there is no space avaialable" despite 1) having a 5 gb hard disk and 2) doesn't even let me choose the destination, nor is ...
by Solstar82
Sat 17 Oct, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Win 98 - some 3dfx randomly crash at desktop
Replies: 9
Views: 3713

Re: Win 98 - some 3dfx randomly crash at desktop

ok i tried latest driver found here http://falconfly.3dfx.pl/voodoo2.htm the one in jan 2000, same issue. also i tried the print screen solution ,and in ms paint it just pasted a black screen :(
by Solstar82
Sat 17 Oct, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Win 98 - some 3dfx randomly crash at desktop
Replies: 9
Views: 3713

Re: Win 98 - some 3dfx randomly crash at desktop

oh i see. didn't know that i will try this screenshot thing.

and yes on jet moto it says, when choosing video card "3dfx voodoo 2 (direct x 7)"

need to find thosde drivers then. can i just install them on top or do i need to wipe them out first
by Solstar82
Fri 16 Oct, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Win 98 - some 3dfx randomly crash at desktop
Replies: 9
Views: 3713

Win 98 - some 3dfx randomly crash at desktop

i am using win 98, latest version of pcem, with Shuttle ot 557 pentium 166 64 mb phoenix trio s64 4 mb fast vlb voodoo 2 activated - 4mb - 4mb - bilinear filtering - render thread 2 - recompiler my rig - i9 9900k 3.6 ghz - gtx 1080 8 gb - 32 gb ram with that out of the way, i tried some 3dfx games. ...
by Solstar82
Tue 12 Jun, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CD rom images will not load and freeze the GUI
Replies: 9
Views: 9481

Re: CD rom images will not load and freeze the GUI

I'd assume this is the WX mouse locking problem with the window focus, reproducible by doing this: - open a CD-rom or shader manager window - Tab to another window - Close another window - Witness your mouse get stuck in the center of the PCem window i tried that and the mouse won't get stuck..it j...
by Solstar82
Tue 12 Jun, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CD rom images will not load and freeze the GUI
Replies: 9
Views: 9481

Re: CD rom images will not load and freeze the GUI

omarsis81 wrote: Thu 07 Jun, 2018 1:07 pm Is that image from a game?
Can you mount those images with another emulator outside PCem? Like Alcohol or Demon Tools?
its a demo cd found in many magazine of 1996.

image works fine with vmware and yes, even with 86box no problem
by Solstar82
Tue 05 Jun, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CD rom images will not load and freeze the GUI
Replies: 9
Views: 9481

CD rom images will not load and freeze the GUI

I-m trying to load various cd rom images, and none of them works, after i select the image, i have none in the cdro mdrive in windows 98, and the gui on top of the emu window won't respond to any command. The emulator still works but i cannot even exit the emu this way, i have to terminate the task
by Solstar82
Fri 04 May, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hard disk not recognized in win 98
Replies: 4
Views: 5187

Re: Hard disk not recognized in win 98

EluanCM wrote: Thu 03 May, 2018 11:31 pm With some motherboards in PCem I have to set the CHS translation setting manually, even though in the real hardware "Auto" was enough. Try this.

err ok..how do i do this chs translation? its in the bios? the mobo i set up is award 430vx PCI
by Solstar82
Thu 03 May, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hard disk not recognized in win 98
Replies: 4
Views: 5187

Re: Hard disk not recognized in win 98

xXLuckyXx wrote: Thu 03 May, 2018 7:41 pm Did you check in settings under Drive 1 Primary Slave?
yes and its the same setting as it was before

sector 63 heads 16 cylinders 9988 size 4915 mb
by Solstar82
Thu 03 May, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hard disk not recognized in win 98
Replies: 4
Views: 5187

Hard disk not recognized in win 98

Using my old config used for pcem 13, i started pcem 14, but it can only recognize the main hd with the win 98 os on it, and not the other hard disk i configured months ago, which was working with pcem13 strange thing is that in the bios, at the bootup it is recognized. once i start win 98 it just w...