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by tk421
Sun 02 Sep, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: [REQUEST] ATI Graphics Ultra Pro
Replies: 13
Views: 920

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: 395

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: 395

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: 395

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: 815

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: 882

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: 688

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: 1777

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: 503

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: 1525

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: 622

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: 1654

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: 1182

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: 1182

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: 1182

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: 1182

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: 1182

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: 4605

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: 4605

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: 3195

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: 57645

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....
by tk421
Wed 23 Aug, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Development
Topic: 3DFX emulation
Replies: 191
Views: 57645

Re: 3DFX emulation

Adding SLI emulation is a major development for PCem. I have never run a PC with an SLI configuration, so I am eager to use this feature when the time comes. Adding SLI to PCem would seem to raise the question of buying an Intel or AMD CPU. Is it possible I can or should buy a Ryzen CPU in place of ...
by tk421
Wed 23 Aug, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem's 10th anniversary
Replies: 7
Views: 1161

Re: PCem's 10th anniversary

Happy Birthday PCem!!
by tk421
Wed 09 Aug, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Audio cracking\stuttering on win 98
Replies: 12
Views: 1683

Re: Audio cracking\stuttering on win 98

From what I understand here, as long as the emulated pc runs at 100%, the sound stuttering issue will not show up, am I correct? If so, then the next pc I buy should be powerful enough to run emulated PCs at 100%. May I ask if there is a best CPU on the market today for PCem? I think we will all shu...
by tk421
Sun 16 Jul, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem and FX-8350 / 8370
Replies: 8
Views: 1183

Re: PCem and FX-8350 / 8370

Good day, Thank you for your feedback. I have found this helpful. I appreciate your willingness to assist me with this. I have done as much research as possible. I have concluded that the risks involved in building such a system are too great for me to justify spending money that could in future mon...
by tk421
Sat 24 Jun, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem and FX-8350 / 8370
Replies: 8
Views: 1183

PCem and FX-8350 / 8370

Good day, I am getting closer (I hope) to buying a new PC, which I would use to run VMs and PCem without the limitations of my A8 laptop running at 2 Ghz. I am trying to retain the ability to run Windows XP and 7 as Windows 10 is limited in what it can do, especially for programs from the years 1997...
by tk421
Tue 14 Mar, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: v12 released!
Replies: 34
Views: 8802

Re: v12 released!

I have given v12 another try. Overall I think it is a big improvement. The boot process seems to be much faster than the one from v11, and reminds me of the old startup process for the old venerable Pentium I. My Virge card reads as a 4mb card. The great Voodoo 2 card comes in at 12mb, though it wou...
by tk421
Tue 14 Mar, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Internet with Windows 95?
Replies: 8
Views: 2432

Re: Internet with Windows 95?

I am not sure you need any Microsoft update patches to run Win95. Obviously having the OSR2 version might help, but on its own Win95 can do many tasks without additional patches from Microsoft. Back then you did not need constant patches, service packs and updates from Microsoft. Indeed, Win98 alway...
by tk421
Sun 19 Feb, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unable to start PCem
Replies: 5
Views: 1729

Re: Unable to start PCem

I recommend trying it again. I had a weird issue like that at first, but running the program again after restarting the computer helped. I am still in the process of testing this new version, but after restarting the issue you report did not happen again. I admit I ran the program under an XP machin...
by tk421
Sun 19 Feb, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: v12 released!
Replies: 34
Views: 8802

Re: v12 released!

Thank you for this next great version of PCem! I look forward to testing this new version of PCem with some of my favorite programs. The Voodoo 2 graphics card adds a lot of functionality to the program. I installed the Diamond Monster 3D II driver, and dxdiag reads 12 mb of voodoo 2 video memory. t...