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by gen_angry
Fri 07 Sep, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VooDoo Question
Replies: 7
Views: 735

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: 491

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: 764

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: 91
Views: 29844

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: 2525

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: 3448

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: 1076

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: 704

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: 839

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: 7
Views: 2369

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: 839

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: 839

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: 667

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: 1248

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: 121
Views: 35917

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: 1080

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: 1080

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: 1080

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: 1080

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: 1080

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: 4691

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: 3276

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: 1243

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: 836

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: 4691

Re: v13.1 released!

Thank you, yet again :) update time!
by gen_angry
Fri 15 Dec, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Finishable games
Replies: 4
Views: 754

Re: Finishable games

Using Intel 486DX-66 on award sis 496/497 board, 16mb ram, Ive been using this freeware coco2 emulator without problems so far. v13

Emulator within an emulator, heh.
by gen_angry
Fri 15 Dec, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [Bug] Hard drive type size
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: [Bug] Hard drive type size

erm, when I tried to close the 386 machine - it crashed. Not sure if related.

attached event viewer export in zip file
by gen_angry
Fri 15 Dec, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [Bug] Hard drive type size
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: [Bug] Hard drive type size

I used type 47 and entered the details manually. But I will try type 32 in there and reformat.

edit: I deleted the disk file entirely, remade it, and now it shows correct size. Not sure what happened there. Probably user error :( I've been doing that a lot lately...

Sorry about that.
by gen_angry
Fri 15 Dec, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Development
Topic: [Bug] Hard drive type size
Replies: 3
Views: 577

[Bug] Hard drive type size

I set up a new 386 machine, used a new type 32 hard drive from the list (17 sector, 15 heads, 1024 cylinder = 127MB) https://i.imgur.com/2cFIkjt.png Installed MS-DOS 5.00a using default options (auto format whole drive). Typed DIR, saw there was more than 300mb free. Used FDISK, get this: https://i....
by gen_angry
Thu 14 Dec, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v13 BIOS locations
Replies: 4
Views: 1329

Re: v13 BIOS locations

SarahWalker wrote:They're also in readme.txt, which should be somewhat easier to look at.
Yea, I found that out after I made the post :( For some reason, it didn't extract the first time.

Not my brightest moment there, lol.