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by dreamer
Mon 30 Oct, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Development
Topic: [Possible Bug?] Blank CGA
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: [Possible Bug?] Blank CGA

It would be useful to have all the rom files required for your current configuration listed in a new tab or maybe a completely new window that lists all the files that PCem looks or might look for and their status (with checksums even to make sure it's the right file).
by dreamer
Thu 12 Oct, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: PCem MSYS2 build guide (with wxWidgets)
Replies: 10
Views: 864

Re: PCem MSYS2 build guide (with wxWidgets)

You also have to copy liblzma-5.dll from the mingw32/bin folder, and make sure you run the initial pacman -Syu (restart) pacman -Su commands when you install msys2. Other than that it works beautifully!
by dreamer
Thu 21 Sep, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: PCem build guide
Replies: 42
Views: 5099

Re: PCem build guide

If you are using MinGW I suppose you are on Windows. Get TortoiseHG (https://tortoisehg.bitbucket.io/), it's easier than command line tools.
by dreamer
Tue 19 Sep, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: PCem build guide
Replies: 42
Views: 5099

Re: PCem build guide

I think you can get one in the official PCem download.
by dreamer
Tue 01 Aug, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: PCem build guide
Replies: 42
Views: 5099

Re: PCem build guide

Added info about compiling with networking, thanks basic2004!
by dreamer
Sat 22 Jul, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Your build environment
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Your build environment

I was looking through different posts regarding stability and compiling and I realized that almost everyone is using different environments to build their versions from source. What is yours? Mine is (Windows): MinGW (latest) CMake (latest) GCC 4.7.2-1 libmpfr 2.4.1-1 libmpc 0.8.1-1 w32api 3.18.2 Op...
by dreamer
Thu 20 Jul, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Development
Topic: PCem build guide
Replies: 42
Views: 5099

Re: PCem build guide

So just an empty 'configs' directory in the folder where pcem.exe is?
by dreamer
Sun 26 Feb, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: PCem build guide
Replies: 42
Views: 5099

Re: PCem build guide

I use 7-zip, it opens lzma fine
by dreamer
Fri 24 Feb, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: PCem build guide help needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

Re: PCem build guide help needed

I mention the guide in the first line of my first post in this thread! :)
by dreamer
Mon 06 Feb, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Dynamic recompiler
Replies: 164
Views: 43146

Re: Dynamic recompiler

Szadycbr the whole task that PCem is performing is serial. It would require not recompiling, but complete rewriting of each and every application You want to parallelize. Going parallel is not a magic bullet - if it was then everything would be massively parralel, and now it's mostly for certain tas...
by dreamer
Mon 06 Feb, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Dynamic recompiler
Replies: 164
Views: 43146

Re: Dynamic recompiler

Szadycbr - if You move something to a separate thread You must synchronize and with the amount of things PCem does - it might very well actually be slower. The performance drop could be because You are not using SSD to run PCem and the underlying HDD emulation is more complex disk access wise than d...
by dreamer
Sun 05 Feb, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Cannot compile a working executable
Replies: 15
Views: 1970

Re: Cannot compile a working executable

PCem doesn't compile on newest versions of GCC and Leilei advised me to use 4.7.2 which is definitely known to work with PCem. It looks like it's a different issue - the app compiles bus doesn't run properly. Make sure You are using GCC 4.7.2 from the guide and try again. Post up if You mange to do ...
by dreamer
Tue 31 Jan, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: FPS to 50% in Win98
Replies: 21
Views: 3146

Re: FPS to 50% in Win98

Szadycbr - You're wrong. The PCem title bar will show 100% when You run something like IBM 5150 - Voodoo wasn't even a baby back then. Looking at the physical CPU usage PCem doesn't max out a single core if the processor is performing well and when it does max out a core then the performance in PCem...
by dreamer
Tue 31 Jan, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Development
Topic: FPS to 50% in Win98
Replies: 21
Views: 3146

Re: FPS to 50% in Win98

Percent in the titlebar represent how much of the intended speed of the emulated processor Your actual PC is able to reach. 50% means that a Pentium 133 MHz is actually running at something like 66,5 MHz jsut because Your PC is unable to make it run faster. What are Your actual PC specs? If You mana...
by dreamer
Sun 15 Jan, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Dreamer's PCem fork
Replies: 15
Views: 2799

Re: Dreamer's PCem fork

I have created a patch for PCem! Things I did: [*] at startup PCem shows "PCem vXX initializing..." and then shows full title after startup [*] version.h controls version numbers. Revision number shows up when PCem is built as non-release ("PCem revXXX") and when it's built as a ...
by dreamer
Sun 15 Jan, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Dreamer's PCem fork
Replies: 15
Views: 2799

Re: Dreamer's PCem fork

> leilei Yeah, hg and forks don't mix well. I'd be more than happy to rebase all the time to keep the history clean, but hg is reluctant to do that for some reason. Oh well :D I get why pre-release code could be disorienting, but at the same time I think it would be useful for people, for whom the c...
by dreamer
Sat 14 Jan, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Dreamer's PCem fork
Replies: 15
Views: 2799

Re: Dreamer's PCem fork

What happened with pcem-x? :( I guess I could add this as a patch, but I'm a bit concerned about the icon I made since it is just a modification of the one from Windows 98 (though it looks good) :D I do not aim to make this a full fledged fork, it's just a minor fix-up that makes it easier to build ...
by dreamer
Sat 14 Jan, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Dreamer's PCem fork
Replies: 15
Views: 2799

Re: Dreamer's PCem development builds

I have said on many occasions that I'd prefer not to have development builds made available. No one ever listens... Hey, that's completely OK. I removed all the links. I did do a few neat changes, so I'll keep it just as a fork. My fork contains all the files needed for building (like certain gcc, ...
by dreamer
Sat 14 Jan, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Dreamer's PCem fork
Replies: 15
Views: 2799

Re: Dreamer's development builds

SarahWalker wrote:I give up...


If this is in some way against the rules I will remove it :D
by dreamer
Sat 14 Jan, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Dreamer's PCem fork
Replies: 15
Views: 2799

Dreamer's PCem fork

Hey everyone! My fork: https://bitbucket.org/svajoklis/pcem "svajoklis_repack" branch ⋅ Statically linked ALUT, .dll C++ libraries for better multithreading ⋅ Use 32-bit Windows build (Makefile.mingw) (64-bit builds tend to perform worse) Changes and additions I made in...
by dreamer
Thu 12 Jan, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can we make PCem much faster?
Replies: 19
Views: 4363

Re: Can we make PCem much faster?

If we'd want virtualization there's VirtualBox, there's Win3mu (still in the works I hope) and there's of course VMWare, a huge company, Qemu, Bochs... PCem is its own thing, and that's what makes it what it is - unique!
by dreamer
Wed 11 Jan, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Development
Topic: PCem build guide
Replies: 42
Views: 5099

Re: PCem build guide

Hey, szadycbr, I'm glad I could help! It's strange, that CMake was not available if You did the switcheroo of the packages I described at the start of the guide. It seems, that You ended up using another CMake installation that You already had on Your system, which is fine :3 Welp, it seems, that I ...
by dreamer
Tue 10 Jan, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can we make PCem much faster?
Replies: 19
Views: 4363

Re: Can we make PCem much faster?

Android version is interesting, since there have been efforts to make a Linux version that runs on Allegro, and Allegro technically works on Android, but I higly doubt the performance on most Android devices (save for the high-end ones) will be sufficient enough for it even if it works at all! I rea...
by dreamer
Tue 10 Jan, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can we make PCem much faster?
Replies: 19
Views: 4363

Re: Can we make PCem much faster?

Regarding offloading instructions - not emulating every instruction would be against what PCem is going for and it wouldn't really work, and newer versions of PCem do offload some of the work to processor directly with the recompiler, right? I'm taking a guess here, but it would be extremely hard an...
by dreamer
Thu 29 Dec, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Development
Topic: PCem build guide
Replies: 42
Views: 5099

PCem build guide

We will install MinGW as a build environment. $ROOT refers to directory where MinGW is installed ~ refers to home directory of MSYS ($ROOT\msys\1.0\home\$USERNAME\) All mentioned files are contained in reqs\ folder of https://bitbucket.org/svajoklis/pcem/src which is a fork of PCem I did for the kic...
by dreamer
Wed 28 Dec, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Host machine survey
Replies: 95
Views: 23413

Re: Host machine survey

i7-4790K @ 4.00 GHz with 4 cores 8 Intel threads
16 GB RAM
Nvidia GTX 970
Windows 10 64-bit
by dreamer
Wed 28 Dec, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: v12 feature freeze at the end of the year
Replies: 5
Views: 2399

Re: v12 feature freeze at the end of the year

Cannnt waaaaaait. The project keeps getting better and better, so exciting! :33
by dreamer
Wed 28 Dec, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: PCem build guide help needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

Re: PCem build guide help needed

So OK. Trying again I have installed MinGW with MSYS through MinGW-get (skipping GCC and G++ there). I manually installed the 4.7.2-1 versions of GCC and G++, also their required dependencies just to get them to run, they run OK. I also found the required Win32 headers and added them too, so the par...
by dreamer
Wed 28 Dec, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: PCem build guide help needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

PCem build guide help needed

!!!! COMPLETED GUIDE HERE: https://pcem-emulator.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=597 !!!! Hello everyone! I have been following PCem for a while now and I think this project is really interesting, taking up a niche of software that seems to get forgotten by other emulation solutions. It's alway...

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