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by gen_angry
Mon 20 May, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v15 released!
Replies: 37
Views: 9717

Re: v15 released!

oiiiii

Thanks :) update time!
by gen_angry
Thu 02 May, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Development
Topic: v15 & new recompiler update
Replies: 86
Views: 20554

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, ...
by gen_angry
Sat 30 Mar, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: v15 & new recompiler update
Replies: 86
Views: 20554

Re: v15 & new recompiler update

I disagree. Pentium II covers 1998/99 gaming and most game won't work in virtual machines Not because we need accurate CPU timings, but because those game work only in Windows 9x, and I believe there are no virtualization programs for those OS. You do get with virtualization with games that run fin...
by gen_angry
Tue 22 Jan, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wordbasic overflow error 6 with DX processor
Replies: 5
Views: 1942

Re: Wordbasic overflow error 6 with DX processor

Virtualbox is virtual machine software, PCem is an emulator - they aren't really the same thing at all. Does this happen with real 486DX hardware? It's odd that it only happens with 486DX CPUs. This sort of thing leads me to believe that it's an actual bug with them or the recompiler (which is slate...
by gen_angry
Wed 26 Dec, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Development
Topic: v15 & new recompiler update
Replies: 86
Views: 20554

Re: v15 & new recompiler update

Thanks :) sounds great. Can't wait to give it a try! I have quite a game library that I can use to put it through it's paces once you feel comfortable releasing it.

Will the weirdness that sometimes happens with slower 486s be fixed?
by gen_angry
Fri 07 Sep, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VooDoo Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2661

Re: VooDoo Question

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scan-Line_Interleave

tldr: makes it act as if there's two voodoos in the machine.
by gen_angry
Mon 13 Aug, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PC-Retro IBM Clone
Replies: 2
Views: 1628

PC-Retro IBM Clone

Saw this on reddit, figured you all might be interested in reading about this:

http://www.mtmscientific.com/pc-retro.html

Doesn't look too difficult to assemble, just time consuming to do it right. At some point, I'll probably pick one of these up to play with.
by gen_angry
Sat 07 Jul, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Voodoo2 on Windows XP
Replies: 6
Views: 2375

Re: Voodoo2 on Windows XP

IMO, you'd be better off using something like VirtualBox for XP.

PCem's "max specs" is kinda low for it to be of any real use - I had XP on a real 300mhz machine and well, I couldn't actually do anything with it lol.
by gen_angry
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Development
Topic: 3DFX compatibility list
Replies: 93
Views: 47902

Re: 3DFX compatibility list

Are you sure it's because of my old PC? In situations when it's running smooth 60 fps it's still running slow. It's not lagging in those moments but it's like in slow motion. Yes. AM3 CPUs are extremely lackluster when it comes to IPC performance which PCem needs. I have some slowdown issues runnin...
by gen_angry
Fri 20 Apr, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ryzen
Replies: 11
Views: 4168

Re: Ryzen

I bought a shiny new Ryzen laptop the other day. Preliminary results - in software Quake under PCem v14, a Ryzen 5 2500U at 3.3 GHz gives about 2/3rds the performance of a Core i7-7700k at 4.4 GHz. Make of that what you will! Ryzen refresh has been a pretty decent bump in power/value over it's prev...
by gen_angry
Fri 20 Apr, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v14 released!
Replies: 10
Views: 8437

Re: v14 released!

Nice deal :) thanks!
by gen_angry
Mon 26 Mar, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Autostart from autoexec.bat
Replies: 11
Views: 2520

Re: Autostart from autoexec.bat

I know, I add this CD MSFS 5.1, but this didn't help... If that's ad verbatim, you can't have spaces in DOS folders. delete: C:\MSFS5.1\fs5.com x add: cd\MSFS5.1 fs5.com x to the last line of your autoexec.bat file. Assuming the path/folder name and command file name is correct, it should launch.
by gen_angry
Sun 25 Mar, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: [Request] Improve Hard Drives timings
Replies: 3
Views: 1471

Re: [Request] Improve Hard Drives timings

Is there a reason aside from just wanting things to load slower? The CDROM stuff was because there used to be 'CD drive speed detection' within installers for many games that bugged out. I'm not aware of such for hard-drives themselves. The insta-loading is kinda amusing, no waiting 5-10 minutes for...
by gen_angry
Sun 25 Feb, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Community Discord?
Replies: 6
Views: 1744

Re: Community Discord?

I've never used Discord. My experience of using IRC in the past is that I find it _incredibly_ distracting. Think of Discord as IRC but with far better mobile support, webhook support (so sites like github will push an update commits/note/revision that gets posted to a channel feed), access/channel...
by gen_angry
Sun 25 Feb, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: v14 feature freeze end of Saturday 17th of March
Replies: 9
Views: 5763

Re: v14 feature freeze end of Saturday 17th of March

I'll see what I can do about cleaning and sorting some updated documentation in time. This next week will be busy for me but it should slow down afterwards.

I don't know a lot of C but this is something I can help out with.

Thanks for all the work that you've put into this thing. :)
by gen_angry
Sun 25 Feb, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Community Discord?
Replies: 6
Views: 1744

Re: Community Discord?

If there is one it should be owned by Sarah. I'm not a fan of fan-owned emulation discords for the general grief they bring. Agreed. I read some talk about an IRC server before - while I spent decades on different IRC servers, Discord is really the 'IRC of the 21st century' when it comes to a commu...
by gen_angry
Sun 25 Feb, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Community Discord?
Replies: 6
Views: 1744

Community Discord?

Hello,

I'm just wondering if there's a PCem Discord community somewhere (and if so, an invite link).
by gen_angry
Sun 18 Feb, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem community first timer.
Replies: 3
Views: 1334

Re: PCem community first timer.

Virtual PC, Vmware, VirtualBox aren't emulators - they're virtual machines. The way I understand it is like this: They allow modern alternate guest operating systems to work on modern systems by passing on the instructions directly to the hardware (via VT-d and the like). So the guest operating syst...
by gen_angry
Thu 25 Jan, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem v13.1 observations and bug report
Replies: 6
Views: 2358

Re: PCem v13.1 observations and bug report

I posted about your #2 bug here as well: https://pcem-emulator.co.uk/phpBB3/view ... f=2&t=2863

It has to do with the dynamic recompiler, try turning it off. Its slated for a rewrite next version.
by gen_angry
Tue 09 Jan, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Host machine survey
Replies: 130
Views: 61033

Re: Host machine survey

I tossed this on my laptop with a Pentium N3700 as a test the other day (my sister has the same laptop and she was interested in a few old DOS games). The fastest machine it seems to be able to keep at 100% emulator speed with the recompiler off is a 486DX-33. It can handle a DX2-66 if I don't play ...
by gen_angry
Tue 02 Jan, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Warcraft Orcs and Humans
Replies: 8
Views: 2417

Re: Warcraft Orcs and Humans

Snowman wrote:Here is what the patch 1.22h fixes: https://wow.gamepedia.com/Warcraft:_Orc ... nformation
Yea I saw that, but I cant seem to find it anywhere on the net. Latest I can find is 1.21
by gen_angry
Mon 01 Jan, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Warcraft Orcs and Humans
Replies: 8
Views: 2417

Re: Warcraft Orcs and Humans

Snowman wrote:I just tested CD version 1.22h and everything works fine. I used 386DX/33 and 486DX/33-DX2/66 with and without dynamic recompiler.
I have the original retail disk, latest patch I could find was 1.21 on google for it.

Maybe your version fixes whatever's making things trip out?
by gen_angry
Mon 01 Jan, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Warcraft Orcs and Humans
Replies: 8
Views: 2417

Re: Warcraft Orcs and Humans

Are you running with the dynamic recompiler enabled? There are definitely some odd issues with using that with lower speed 486s. Set it back to 66mhz with dynamic recompiler off, it works. Turned it back on... it works now? lol. I haven't a clue but if it happens again I will look at that first. Th...
by gen_angry
Mon 01 Jan, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Warcraft Orcs and Humans
Replies: 8
Views: 2417

Re: Warcraft Orcs and Humans

I fixed it somehow from changing the CPU speed from DX2-66 to DX4-100. All games work now, even Warcraft. Going back to 66mhz breaks them again.

Strange, guess my 'DOS machine' got an upgrade. lol

Not sure if this is a PCem bug?
by gen_angry
Mon 01 Jan, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Warcraft Orcs and Humans
Replies: 8
Views: 2417

Warcraft Orcs and Humans

Hello, I am trying to play Warcraft Orcs and Humans from a legally owned disk on a DOS 6.22 system. It installs fine but setup/game will freeze when I try to run it. (CPU activity drops to 0, blinking cursor forever). The docs suggested to disable smartdrive and EMM386 which did not help. I even tri...
by gen_angry
Mon 01 Jan, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: v13.1 released!
Replies: 25
Views: 7966

Re: v13.1 released!

I know this was only a minor release for bug fixes but I hope Sarah will make some more so those of us who don't compile between releases can get some of the fixes that'll come before v14. But either way, keep up the good work Sarah! Meh, I can see the appeal on the distant releases. It's a coding ...
by gen_angry
Fri 22 Dec, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v13 released!
Replies: 25
Views: 6172

Re: v13 released!

SarahWalker wrote:Wait and be patient - I haven't even started writing it yet?
We all just enjoy it so much that it's like candy. More! more! more!

Thank you (and all contributors) for all the work that you do. :)
by gen_angry
Mon 18 Dec, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: v13 - Mouse Issues
Replies: 13
Views: 2891

Re: v13 - Mouse Issues

I just found out that it was a problem with Wine, not PCem. Changing Wine's screen mode to X11 instead of Mac Driver makes the mouse go fast, but it tends to jump to a random position as I move it. Also, I notice that the host mouse cursor appears out of nowhere even if I pressed CTRL-END to releas...
by gen_angry
Sun 17 Dec, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Battle Chess Enhanced CD-ROM for DOS, version 1.00
Replies: 7
Views: 1805

Re: Battle Chess Enhanced CD-ROM for DOS, version 1.00

First thing I can think of: Are you using MSCDEX driver or one of the newer ones like SHSUCDX?

I had a lot of strange behavior using SHSUCDX so I switched back, with a proper config/autoexec setup you can fit it all into UMB anyways.
by gen_angry
Sun 17 Dec, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v13.1 released!
Replies: 25
Views: 7966

Re: v13.1 released!

Thank you, yet again :) update time!