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by tk421
Mon 20 May, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v15 released!
Replies: 20
Views: 1254

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: 44
Views: 5555

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: 12824

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: 12824

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: 872

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: 1325

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: 1325

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: 1234

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: 1836

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: 2711

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: 1379

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: 1379

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: 1379

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...
by tk421
Sat 28 Jul, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [Request] Nvidia Riva 128 , TNT, TNT2 ,Matrox video cards
Replies: 7
Views: 2233

Re: [Request] Nvidia Riva 128 , TNT, TNT2 ,Matrox video cards

I had a TNT 2 Riva and a Voodoo 3 back in the day. I am not sure about this, but from I read online today, 2 Voodoo 2 cards in SLI mode were supposed to outperform the TNT 2. I always remembered the Voodoo 3 more fondly than the old nvidia card I had back then. This is nothing against the nvidia car...
by tk421
Tue 24 Jul, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: 266MMX slower than P70
Replies: 12
Views: 2379

Re: 266MMX slower than P70

The top speed of the Pentium I was typically 233 MMX. That would have been a good system going into 1998, and that is what I am trying to emulate myself with a new PC purchase. Ideally I would simply buy a laptop with that PCem-friendly capability, but this is hard to do today. If I bought a desktop...
by tk421
Sun 08 Jul, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Voodoo2 on Windows XP
Replies: 6
Views: 1836

Re: Voodoo2 on Windows XP

I concur with the feedback provided here regarding the use of the Voodoo 2 with WinXP. It was a great OS, although I did prefer Win98. Today the best way to run WinXP would be VMWare or VirtualBox. Overall, I found the 3D graphics capabilities of VMWare to be far superior to VirtualBox, especially f...
by tk421
Tue 08 May, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sound stutters whatever the configuration
Replies: 22
Views: 3883

Re: Sound stutters whatever the configuration

I concur with leilei. I tried v13.1 on a similar AMD CPU and a Pentium 90 is the best I could get without the sound stuttering issue. That being said, it handled every P90 task. I will do everything I can to run PCem with a beautiful P233 MMX and Voodoo 2 SLI emulated system. I am hoping the i7 8700...
by tk421
Sat 28 Apr, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Request Possiblity of Voodoo 2 with 12 MB of VRAM.
Replies: 3
Views: 1161

Re: Request Possiblity of Voodoo 2 with 12 MB of VRAM.

If you check dxdiag in Windows 98, or even in Windows 95 (with DirectX version 7 installed), you will be able to read the Voodoo 2 video memory. Mine always showed 12mb in non-SLI mode, and 16mb with SLI mode enabled. Thankfully the PCem readme indicated that both the 8mb and 12mb variants are emula...
by tk421
Sat 10 Mar, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [REQUEST] CD-ROM speed
Replies: 10
Views: 2654

Re: [REQUEST] CD-ROM speed

I was quite fond of my 16x CD-ROM drive back in the day. When I upgraded to the 52x drive I never looked back. Even today with my fancy DVD burner with lightscribe technology, I never regretted the upgrade as my CDs run so quickly and smoothly. This would be a nifty feature. We can relive the glory ...
by tk421
Wed 14 Feb, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem and new Intel CPUs
Replies: 1
Views: 911

PCem and new Intel CPUs

Hi, After what seems like a biblical search for a new PC, I seem to have settled on one of two Intel CPUs, the i7 7700k or the 8700k. It has been a very long search, but I think I have a good solution now with one or either of these CPUs. The i7 7700k has 4 cores and 8 threads running at a base spee...
by tk421
Tue 13 Feb, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No ROMs present! You must have at least one romset to use PCem.
Replies: 4
Views: 3922

Re: No ROMs present! You must have at least one romset to use PCem.

May I ask if this problem has been resolved? Did the solution work?
by tk421
Fri 29 Dec, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help - PCem no romset found problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2067

Re: Help - PCem no romset found problem

I can confirm that the 6 dll files do come with v13 and not with v13.1, but this still makes no difference. I still get the same no romset found error. v13.1 does work in a WinXP virtual machine using VMWare, but I can say this is not a great way to run PCem. I tested v13.1 a bit in VMWare and I fou...
by tk421
Fri 29 Dec, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help - PCem no romset found problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2067

Re: Help - PCem no romset found problem

PCem does not come with these 6 dll files. I located them on the wxWidgets website at the link referenced below. I placed these 6 files in the main PCem v13.1 folder. This makes no difference. The same error message remains. I tried using the v12 folder with v13.1 files, and the 6 dll files, again i...
by tk421
Fri 29 Dec, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help - PCem no romset found problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2067

Re: Help - PCem no romset found problem

So I copied all the v13.1 files onto a v12 PCem folder, overwriting files as needed. I get a short, soft beep sound, then the same "no romset" error. I tried freeing hard disk space, since PCem v13.1 worked on my XP vm, but no joy. I can run v13.1 in a vm without these errors, but it is slow. You me...
by tk421
Thu 28 Dec, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help - PCem no romset found problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2067

Re: Help - PCem no romset found problem

I am using the Windows version of PCem on Windows 10. I tried running PCem v13.1 in a WinXP vitual machine in VMWare, and it did work. There were one or two people here writing not long ago that PCem worked with XP, and when I tried the new one there, it worked. Running a VM on a laptop a8 CPU, and ...
by tk421
Thu 28 Dec, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help - PCem no romset found problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2067

Help - PCem no romset found problem

I am trying to run the new Version 13.1 of PCem, but I keep getting the error "No Romset found." I took the roms from my PCem version 12 folder, put them in the 13.1 roms folder, but the program will not start. Naturally this makes me feel like I had never used PCem before. I admit this is embarrass...
by tk421
Wed 27 Dec, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v13.1 released!
Replies: 25
Views: 6678

Re: v13.1 released!

I am looking forward to giving it a try, especially if the sound stuttering issue was resolved. Program compatibility has been a serious problem with modern computers for some time now. I think we are all tired of having to tinker with our modern computers just to run old software we used to be able...
by tk421
Tue 26 Dec, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v13.1 released!
Replies: 25
Views: 6678

Re: v13.1 released!

I am sure v13.1 will be great. I am glad to see that PCem is still being developed. I am looking forward to being able to emulate a Pentium 233 MMX. The Voodoo 2 is a big step up from the Voodoo 1.

Happy Holidays to all site members!
by tk421
Sun 24 Dec, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v13 released!
Replies: 25
Views: 5020

Re: v13 released!

Congratulations on releasing v13.1! I will give it a try when I can.

Happy Holidays!
by tk421
Fri 25 Aug, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: 3DFX emulation
Replies: 191
Views: 74095

Re: 3DFX emulation

Thank you for your input. With these changes I felt it was prudent to get some new information, and I am glad to know that little has changed. I was aiming for a quad core i7, but I just wanted to make sure that I should not in fact be considering a six or eight core CPU. It is not an easy decision....