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by tk421
Sun 19 Jan, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: DOS games testing list
Replies: 9
Views: 433

Re: DOS games testing list

Could anyone test this game? TIE Fighter CDROM? EDIT: Also returns me to DOS prompt without choosing to emulate VESA BIOS. I was able to run the TIE Fighter DOS cdrom version using v15 of PCem. My emulated PC was a 486 DX4 at 100 Mhz with 16mb of RAM, a 2 Gb hard drive, Sound Blaster 2.0 and the AT...
by tk421
Sun 19 Jan, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Host machine survey
Replies: 142
Views: 83298

Re: Host machine survey

Host Machine is a Lenovo gaming laptop: i7 9750H (2.6 Ghz - 4.5 Ghz turbo boost, typical speed is 4 - 4.25 Ghz) 16 GB RAM GTX 1660 Ti - 6 GB PCem emulated machine: Pentium 233 MMX -> Mobile Pentium 300 MMX (300 Mhz offers excellent performance too) 64mb RAM Voodoo 2 + SLI mode option Virge DX (+ man...
by tk421
Sat 18 Jan, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Recommended settings for Windows 98 SE on high end systems?
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Recommended settings for Windows 98 SE on high end systems?

For my PCem emulated PC I am using a Pentium 233 MMX with 64mb of RAM, a 2 GB hard drive, Sound Blaster 16, and the Voodoo 2 graphics card paired with any of the high end 2D or 2D/3D emulated graphics cards. I use any of the Virge DX, Phoenix S3 Trio64, Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 (S3 Virge), ATI Graphi...
by tk421
Tue 26 Nov, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: AMD FX-9590 and PCem
Replies: 11
Views: 1868

Re: AMD FX-9590 and PCem

The FX processors had a bad reputation for a long time now, at least as far back as 2012. I considered buying one more than once, but in the end it was not worth it, so I waited for the Intel CPUs to be improved to the point that PCem could run with a reasonable chance of success. The 8th gen laptop...
by tk421
Wed 30 Oct, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What computer processor to emulate pentium mmx and up with PCem well?
Replies: 20
Views: 6346

Re: What computer processor to emulate pentium mmx and up with PCem well?

PCem has excellent voodoo emulation. I admit I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that the Voodoo 3 would work with the Pentium I, a CPU that goes up to 200 Mhz without MMX. For anyone with a slow PC, this is a welcome move by 3Dfx back in the day. The Voodoo 2 is already a huge leap forward ...
by tk421
Tue 29 Oct, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What computer processor to emulate pentium mmx and up with PCem well?
Replies: 20
Views: 6346

Re: What computer processor to emulate pentium mmx and up with PCem well?

PCem is one of the best program compatibility solutions to come out in the last 15 years. If your Win 95/98 (or even DOS) program does not work on your modern computer, PCem is your best option short of actually having a Pentium 2 or Pentium 3 PC. I think it is easier to simply buy a modern PC and u...
by tk421
Mon 07 Oct, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Development
Topic: v15 compatibility & bug list (WIP)
Replies: 65
Views: 34046

Re: v15 compatibility & bug list (WIP)

Has anyone had any issues with the joystick in v15? I can use my joystick with v13.1 without much fuss, but in v15 the program recognized my joystick, but Win98 does not, yet it states that I have the maximum number of joysticks installed when I try to add my Thrustmaster joystick, which is actually...
by tk421
Sat 05 Oct, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What computer processor to emulate pentium mmx and up with PCem well?
Replies: 20
Views: 6346

Re: What computer processor to emulate pentium mmx and up with PCem well?

There's still that Direct3D 6-7 primary device gap that VM software can't touch. Also as for VirtualBox, they're retiring the video device that brings 2K/XP OpenGL passthrough pretty soon. (the other newer devices don't have a 2K/XP guest additions driver (yet?)) I can confirm this leilei. I had to...
by tk421
Wed 25 Sep, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What computer processor to emulate pentium mmx and up with PCem well?
Replies: 20
Views: 6346

Re: What computer processor to emulate pentium mmx and up with PCem well?

Building a new desktop PC would most likely go well with the 9900, though the new 9900KS CPU may provide much stronger performance if it is successful this Fall. As for laptops, seems the only way to get K6-2 and K6-III performance would be with the Alienware Area 51m. I needed a new laptop myself, ...
by tk421
Mon 02 Sep, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MMX 233Mhz or Mobile MMX 266/300?
Replies: 4
Views: 2391

Re: MMX 233Mhz or Mobile MMX 266/300?

Have you tried the K6-2 350 Mhz cpu? I tried that with the game Elite Force (circa 2000), and even though I ran PCem v15 through a VMWare virtual machine I had surprisingly good performance throughout the game. It was not perfect, but it ran fairly well. Just in case you are not familiar with Elite ...
by tk421
Fri 09 Aug, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sound lag.
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

Re: Sound lag.

PCem seems to run very well with a CPU running at 4 Ghz or more. I ran system tests on the i7 8750H and i7 9750H CPUs, and the latter is much more PCem-friendly, while the former could run most 166 MMX tasks well. The 9750H works at about 4.15 Ghz, which is fine for almost any game, but if the sound...
by tk421
Tue 02 Jul, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Weird ram problem
Replies: 7
Views: 4312

Re: Weird ram problem

I am not sure what the effect of allocating massive amounts of RAM to an old 386 or 486 would have on performance. Typically I only allocate the same amount of RAM that these old systems would have had back in 1992 or even 1995. It was normal for a Win95 pc to have 16mb of RAM. I know that adding mo...
by tk421
Wed 19 Jun, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Possiblity of implementing cache emulation
Replies: 14
Views: 4628

Re: Possiblity of implementing cache emulation

I can say that I agree with the current development of PCem. I think the devs are following a logical and straightforward design strategy that has so far produced a very nice program that runs well on modern PCs. Obviously the power of the host CPU is key to using this program. I think perfect cache...
by tk421
Wed 19 Jun, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: CD-ROM problem of PCem V15
Replies: 8
Views: 4543

Re: CD-ROM problem of PCem V15

I apologize. It is my mistake. Reinstalling Win98 did fix this issue. The K6-2 450 is running Jedi Knight at about 100% in-game.

leilei, shall I remove these two posts of mine here? I do not want these posts to burden the thread.
by tk421
Wed 19 Jun, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: CD-ROM problem of PCem V15
Replies: 8
Views: 4543

Re: CD-ROM problem of PCem V15

Have you tried the FIC VA-503+ super socket 7 motherboard with v15? I have been trying to test high end K6-2 and K6-III cpus but I lose the CD-ROM drive, and many system drivers including display adapter drivers in WIn98 whenever I run this motherboard in PCem. This is very odd. I can run the CD-ROM...
by tk421
Tue 18 Jun, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v15 released!
Replies: 49
Views: 23217

Re: v15 released!

Thank you.

I am glad PCem provides accurate emulation for these CPUs. I will do my best to fix this Windows Protection Error. If this is not possible, then loading Windows 98 will not be a problem.
by tk421
Tue 18 Jun, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: v15 released!
Replies: 49
Views: 23217

Re: v15 released!

I have finally had the chance to try v15 on a modern laptop. It is a Lenovo laptop using the Intel Core i7 9750H processor. The cpu in question can exceed 4 Ghz, with speeds of 4.15 Ghz not uncommon. From time to time the machine will reach 4.25 ghz. I have seen spurts of 4.33 Ghz, even moments with...
by tk421
Mon 20 May, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v15 released!
Replies: 49
Views: 23217

Re: v15 released!

So far I think v15 is a success. I am limited in what I can do with an old AMD A8 laptop, but with a new PC I should be able to do more thorough testing of the new features. I am glad it was not too difficult to install and run the Super Socket 7 CPUs, including the K6 line. I am sure it will work w...
by tk421
Mon 20 May, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: v15 compatibility & bug list (WIP)
Replies: 65
Views: 34046

Re: v15 compatibility & bug list (WIP)

With the FIC-VA503+ selecting high clock rate for the K6-2 or K6-III result wrongly detected by the BIOS. eg. if you select the K6-2/533 it will display as if it were a 526 mhz - a 500 k6-2 the bios will see it as a 481 mhz I am glad to have had the chance to try PCem v15. It works fine in WinXP, w...
by tk421
Sat 06 Apr, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: v15 & new recompiler update
Replies: 86
Views: 33574

Re: v15 & new recompiler update

Thank you for your reply. This is good news indeed for PCem.
by tk421
Mon 01 Apr, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: v15 & new recompiler update
Replies: 86
Views: 33574

Re: v15 & new recompiler update

I am sure v15 will be a big success. I am not sure which kind of CPU speed I would need to run a K6-2 cpu, but that would be really interesting to know. I am currently waiting for the new 9th gen laptops to be available for purchase. I would have purchased the new Alienware area 51m laptop by now, b...
by tk421
Mon 04 Feb, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Newer X-Wing Games and PCem
Replies: 1
Views: 1837

Newer X-Wing Games and PCem

I have completed a test series of the i7 8750H laptop CPU on an MSI laptop using PCem. The only games I could not get working were the newer X-Wing games, mainly X-Wing vs TIE Fighter, X-Wing Alliance and the X-Wing Collector Series (usually referred to as XWING 95 and TIE95). To be fair, these game...
by tk421
Mon 28 Jan, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: CD Image Format - Blindwrite
Replies: 5
Views: 2999

Re: CD Image Format - Blindwrite

Thank you for your assistance. With your help, I have successfully run NHL 2000 in PCem. The game looks great, just as I remember it. I always believed it was a clear leap above its predecessors, and an easy game to play compared to its successors. I liked the simple nature of the game as it did not...
by tk421
Fri 25 Jan, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CD Image Format - Blindwrite
Replies: 5
Views: 2999

CD Image Format - Blindwrite

Good day, May I ask if PCem can support blindwrite CD image files? I have one game, NHL 2000, and no matter what it will not load in PCem. I tried ISO, bin/cue and now I am left with a blindwrite version to try. Modern PCs do not seem to come with internal DVD drives so my CD is useless at the momen...
by tk421
Thu 25 Oct, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem and New Intel Laptop CPUs
Replies: 2
Views: 2344

PCem and New Intel Laptop CPUs

Good day, As laptop CPU technology improves, we now have viable 6 core laptops on the market. AMD has even released an 8 core Ryzen laptop, which typically has a boost CPU clock speeed of 3.7 Ghz. I find myself hesitant to buy any PC with a CPU speed less than 4 Ghz. Some new laptops, like the HP Om...
by tk421
Thu 18 Oct, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Issues on VMware Workstation
Replies: 11
Views: 3906

Re: Issues on VMware Workstation

I did considerable testing on VMware Workstation Player without having any mouse issues. I admit I ran PCem in a Windows XP VM. There were no compatability issues with XP. Any issues I have running PCem in a VM are based on the fact that my laptop is not very fast, and not with VMware. I do enough w...
by tk421
Sun 02 Sep, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: [REQUEST] ATI Graphics Ultra Pro
Replies: 13
Views: 5560

Re: [REQUEST] ATI Graphics Ultra Pro

I think PCem is a great program. I am looking forward to seeing what v15 has in store for computer users, and I am patient. I like using this website. I think it is well run and I am glad to be able to ask for help when I need it. I am confident in the devs and their professionalism has impressed me...
by tk421
Sun 02 Sep, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem and laptop i7 8550u CPU
Replies: 6
Views: 2904

Re: PCem and laptop i7 8550u CPU

Thank you for your help. I admit buying a suitable laptop is proving difficult, not just for PCem, but for a number of tasks I have to do with a pc. The advantages of a laptop, namely mobility, are the real reason I am still considering a laptop over a desktop.
by tk421
Sun 26 Aug, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem and laptop i7 8550u CPU
Replies: 6
Views: 2904

Re: PCem and laptop i7 8550u CPU

Thank you for your reply. The only reason I considered this cpu at all was because of its turbo speed of 4 Ghz. My previous PCem tests on an old AMD 6 core 2.7 Ghz CPU suggested that PCem would make full use of a CPU's turbo speed. In the case of that old desktop cpu, the boost speed was 3.11 Ghz. P...
by tk421
Sun 26 Aug, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem and laptop i7 8550u CPU
Replies: 6
Views: 2904

PCem and laptop i7 8550u CPU

Good day, I am shopping for a new PC. I know the desktop i7 8086k would be a great fit for my computing tasks, including PCem, but I recently found a laptop with the i7 8550u CPU. I know this laptop CPU is a bit weak, but the RAM, HDD space and DVD drive fit my needs. Even the video card is adequate...