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by gen_angry
Tue 15 Sep, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Confirmed CPUs that emulate the Pentium MMX 233 without stuttering
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Confirmed CPUs that emulate the Pentium MMX 233 without stuttering

What did you run within the machine? Try Puyo Puyo 2, that one made my old 6700K stutter a bit. I would imagine that all them would have issues as well. Even running with Voodoo1 3D accelerators doesn't affect the emulation speed. It shouldn't, Voodoo emulation is on a separate thread than the CPU.
by gen_angry
Sat 29 Aug, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem starred in my retrobattlestations contest entry
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: PCem starred in my retrobattlestations contest entry

It *might* be possible to do a (forbidden, unsupported) DOSBox 0.74 Win95 guest to run DOSBox 0.74 with that emulator in there within a PCem Win98 guest. (Maybe, at the highest K6 you can run) There's also the old "dosemu" to consider on the Linux guest side. oh how I don't miss those old "dosbox p...
by gen_angry
Sat 22 Aug, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem starred in my retrobattlestations contest entry
Replies: 3
Views: 430

PCem starred in my retrobattlestations contest entry

https://www.reddit.com/r/retrobattlestations/comments/ier9qm/emulation_contest_dont_talk_to_me_or_my_son_ever/ Figured some of you might like this. Surprisingly, it runs like a champ through all them layers of virtualization. Using v16 with a 386DX/33, the fastest I could actually get with a dip fro...
by gen_angry
Fri 21 Aug, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Most affordable CPU to emulate the most powerful CPU without stutter?
Replies: 7
Views: 825

Re: Most affordable CPU to emulate the most powerful CPU without stutter?

I think Voodoo2 is possible to emulate without stuttering. My GPU is a XFX AMD Radeon RX 560 2GB. But most likely you're saying that Voodoo2 runs on a host CPU. The Voodoo2 requires so much CPU muscle within the scope of PCem that you're essentially bandwidth starving it. A 233MMX is way too small ...
by gen_angry
Thu 20 Aug, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Most affordable CPU to emulate the most powerful CPU without stutter?
Replies: 7
Views: 825

Re: Most affordable CPU to emulate the most powerful CPU without stutter?

If all you want to do is PCem, you should be fine with a 9th or 10th gen Intel. I had no problems doing 233 at full speed with my old 6700K at stock and the newer intels have much higher clockspeed. AMD Ryzen is also a decent option as well but they aren't as fast as PCem due to their lower clock sp...
by gen_angry
Wed 19 Aug, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Future graphics card emulation
Replies: 60
Views: 13291

Re: Future graphics card emulation

SarahWalker wrote:
Wed 19 Aug, 2020 6:28 pm
Trio 64V2/DX is a ViRGE variant.
Ah, ok. Strange they'd keep it in the 'Trio' family. Thanks for the info :)

In any case, after getting them in and testing - one card is actually a Trio64 and the other is DOA - doesn't output video. :'( that's ebay for you...
by gen_angry
Wed 19 Aug, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Future graphics card emulation
Replies: 60
Views: 13291

Re: Future graphics card emulation

I picked up a S3 Trio 64V2/DX (actually two by a weird circumstance), is there a major difference between this and the Trio 64+ for emulation?
by gen_angry
Fri 14 Aug, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Future graphics card emulation
Replies: 60
Views: 13291

Re: Future graphics card emulation

Well, I miss the Maxi Gamer Phoenix. ;) BTW why isn't there an emulation of the Onboard S3 Trio64 for Endeavor and Zappa? Owned one of them in the mid 90s when Win95 came out. Is there a difference between selecting that board + selecting the Trio64 card that is emulated vs an 'onboard trio64'? Fun...
by gen_angry
Wed 29 Jul, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Development
Topic: documentation rework
Replies: 13
Views: 1913

Re: documentation rework

Spent some time today and finished it (proofreading pending). Just wanted to get everything from the text file on there first before I start adding anything extra (like the flags suggestion from earlier). If anyone's bored enough to skim over it as well to catch errors, would be appreciated :) if no...
by gen_angry
Fri 24 Jul, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Development
Topic: documentation rework
Replies: 13
Views: 1913

Re: documentation rework

just a question, would you be ok with an MD5/SHA1 of the correct ROM files on it?
by gen_angry
Tue 21 Jul, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Development
Topic: documentation rework
Replies: 13
Views: 1913

Re: documentation rework

Dunno if it's too much visual clutter or usefulness, but maybe country flags for each computer model's availability in the table (where applicable i.e. US/EU for Packard Bells, UK for Amstrads, but nothing at all for Xi8088/anonymous XT or so)? Just a little idea since the formatted list so far has...
by gen_angry
Tue 21 Jul, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Translating PCEM
Replies: 7
Views: 1825

Re: Translating PCEM

From a cursory glance, it seems most of the strings throughout are hard-coded within the source itself so not an easy task. How I would add translation support: you'd have to essentially create a class that would load a language file (like a giant JSON or what have you), put all of the strings from ...
by gen_angry
Tue 21 Jul, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem USB support
Replies: 15
Views: 2520

Re: PCem USB support

What would the USB 'connect' to? A host port?
by gen_angry
Tue 21 Jul, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem infrared emulation
Replies: 16
Views: 1589

Re: PCem infrared emulation

Yea, why don't you just port it? It's just a few buttons, right? Copy, paste. Chop, chop. Now off to make a 'goo-ey' interface using visual basic to track down some IPs.
by gen_angry
Mon 20 Jul, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Development
Topic: documentation rework
Replies: 13
Views: 1913

Re: documentation rework

Yeah, that's looking good to me. I know documentation has been an issue for many people so an alternative perspective on it is good! Links are mostly okay, but note one of them links to a site with ROM images, which is something I'd rather not have. I missed that, I apologize. Will be more diligent...
by gen_angry
Thu 16 Jul, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Development
Topic: documentation rework
Replies: 13
Views: 1913

documentation rework

Hello, I have started a documentation rework here: https://github.com/gen-angry/docs-pcem/blob/master/README.md Before I continue, just wanted to poke Sarah to ask if this is something that would be added? I understand either way :) best to make a sample then ask before finishing it all and getting ...
by gen_angry
Tue 14 Jul, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Bitbucket deleting all Mercurial repositories on June 1, 2020?
Replies: 21
Views: 7662

Re: Bitbucket deleting all Mercurial repositories on June 1, 2020?

Or alternatively I can just take the path of least resistance. https://github.com/sarah-walker-pcem/pcem Nice. :) Path of least resistance is oftentimes the best way. I also noticed you killed off the issue tracker, probably smart. I use it myself for a 'noteboard' of sorts but am not sure if there...
by gen_angry
Fri 12 Jun, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HOST CPU needed for emulate K6-2 300 afr 66 With Voodoo 2 SLI
Replies: 12
Views: 3712

Re: HOST CPU needed for emulate K6-2 300 afr 66 With Voodoo 2 SLI

I have a 3700X host running a K6-2 300, 128MB RAM, V2 SLI, S3 VIRGE, SB AWE32 guest. I use Win95 with Rain installed. Perfectly? Na, there are a few apps that can cause it to slow down. However, it does work for most games without an issue. I would say it more depends on what you're trying to do wit...
by gen_angry
Tue 07 Jan, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Bitbucket deleting all Mercurial repositories on June 1, 2020?
Replies: 21
Views: 7662

Re: Bitbucket deleting all Mercurial repositories on June 1, 2020?

I came across this: https://kallithea-scm.org/

Maybe an option for self-hosting?
by gen_angry
Mon 06 Jan, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Bitbucket deleting all Mercurial repositories on June 1, 2020?
Replies: 21
Views: 7662

Re: Bitbucket deleting all Mercurial repositories on June 1, 2020?

I don't like the whole git pushing either and I use git and Github for my code and I find version control as some complicated suffering with web-based repositories getting random functionality regressions. Dropping a post with a diff here feels comfortable enough I know years down the line there's ...
by gen_angry
Mon 06 Jan, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Bitbucket deleting all Mercurial repositories on June 1, 2020?
Replies: 21
Views: 7662

Re: Bitbucket deleting all Mercurial repositories on June 1, 2020?

I like and use Github myself, it has the option to do unlimited private repos on the free tier which the majority of mine are. If you go this route, TBF, aside from the 'general chat' board - pretty much this entire forum could be replaced with their issue tracker for bug reports and pull request sy...
by gen_angry
Tue 17 Dec, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Adverts for emulated hardware
Replies: 42
Views: 14358

Re: Adverts for emulated hardware

I have a few gaming and comp magazines from the mid 90s stashed away somewhere at my parents, will have to fish them out at some point. I do have a few scans from Commodore though: Commodore Ad 1989 More Commodore, 1989 Even more Commodore, 1989 They had IBM PC clones out, not sure why they went und...
by gen_angry
Tue 26 Nov, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Host machine survey
Replies: 153
Views: 117768

Re: Host machine survey

Upgraded from my trusty 6700K:

3700X w/ Gigabyte Aorus Elite
16G DDR4-3200
RTX 2060

Have not tried to see how far I can take PCem but I'd imagine not too much further than my old machine anyways.
by gen_angry
Sat 17 Aug, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Development
Topic: [Bug] IDE HDD stuttering emulation
Replies: 46
Views: 19671

Re: [Bug] IDE HDD stuttering emulation

Hi. It's been a long time since I've posted or tried PCem, and now I'm running v15. All is superb except this issue. It seems like the IDE stuttering issue is still present and it's a really big annoyance for gaming with PCem,, all games have stuttering every time the IDE HDD is accessed. I've prob...
by gen_angry
Mon 20 May, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v15 released!
Replies: 49
Views: 36777

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: 47934

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: 47934

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: 4503

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: 47934

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: 5297

Re: VooDoo Question

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

tldr: makes it act as if there's two voodoos in the machine.