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by ruben_balea
Thu 23 Aug, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Patches
Topic: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series
Replies: 29
Views: 3938

Re: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series

Updated Olivetti PCS patches for PCem 14. Because Headland chipset emulation is required this includes also "[Patch] Headland chipset improvement and more machines" by Greatpsycho https://pcem-emulator.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3060&p=11082&hilit=headland#p11082 Current status: PCS 86 don't w...
by ruben_balea
Tue 21 Aug, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Patches
Topic: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series
Replies: 29
Views: 3938

Re: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series

Yes, all boards have stickers but all them say "PCS286" even on the 286S... other mystery like the USB to IDE interface.

About the PIN 28 I've searched explicitly for any jumper settings related to ALE and BALE at https://stason.org :geek:
by ruben_balea
Tue 21 Aug, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Patches
Topic: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series
Replies: 29
Views: 3938

Re: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series

I've got a set of two spanish disk for Olivetti PCS 86. Disk 1 have MS-DOS 3.30, Disk 2 have some MS-DOS files, a tutorial and a diagnostic utility. I had a friend that had a Olivetti PCS33. It came with DOS 5.0, Windows 3.x (I think it was 3.1, but maybe it was 3.0) and a disk compression utility ...
by ruben_balea
Sun 19 Aug, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Patches
Topic: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series
Replies: 29
Views: 3938

Re: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series

I found one archived page with Olivetti setup disks and drivers for some models http://web.archive.org/web/19980418135138/http://nssweb.olivetti.za:80/pages/softlib.htm And about IDE PIN 28 'controversy' it was docummented at least on some FIC mainboards: ____________________________________________...
by ruben_balea
Fri 17 Aug, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Patches
Topic: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series
Replies: 29
Views: 3938

Re: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series

Not really, it died too... Then it was killed in the line of duty :( If you want to know what's using DMA1 you can use Dr. Hardware Sysinfo https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/dr_hardware_sysinfo.html it's shareware and you can test almost everything (chipset tests are disabled) for 14 days be...
by ruben_balea
Fri 17 Aug, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Patches
Topic: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series
Replies: 29
Views: 3938

Re: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series

My PCS now has a 4.1 GB hard disk, and Ontrack Disk Manager does its job just fine. I'm SOOOOO happy I'm really happy to hear that :D - the old HD actually killed my IDE-USB adapter (the SATA port on it is fine). They seem dangerous! The old hard disk finally wins a battle against USB adapters ;) -...
by ruben_balea
Thu 16 Aug, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PC-Retro IBM Clone
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: PC-Retro IBM Clone

omarsis81 wrote:
Tue 14 Aug, 2018 2:26 am
Can you program an EEPROM with the original BIOS? Because they ship an "anonymous" BIOS
Very interesting proyect
It's a clone of the IBM 5150 board so it can be fitted with all the same ROM chips, take a look here for more info: http://www.minuszerodegrees.net/5150/mo ... 50_u33.htm
by ruben_balea
Wed 15 Aug, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Patches
Topic: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series
Replies: 29
Views: 3938

Re: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series

It seems that IDE PIN 28 was early used for ALE (Address Latch Enable) later for SPSYNC (Spindle Synchronization) and finally for CABLE SELECT. And the drives recognised by the Olivetti PCS can be jumpered for SINGLE DRIVE, MASTER, SLAVE and CABLE SELECT. Then I guess that those drives used on Olive...
by ruben_balea
Mon 13 Aug, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Patches
Topic: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series
Replies: 29
Views: 3938

Re: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series

PCS 286: Works with a few issues during boot and CMOS setup. Tested with: DOS, Windows 3.1 and some games. During boot it will complain about VGA and Protected Mode, just press F1 to skip. Needs HEADLAND GC101, GC102, GC103 chipset and a few things. PCS 286 S: Works with a few issues during boot an...
by ruben_balea
Mon 13 Aug, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Patches
Topic: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series
Replies: 29
Views: 3938

Re: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series

:!: I've found by the hard way that those drives with single drive feature will die when connected to USB or SATA converters or even to modern mainboards. :!: I'm not sure if setting them before to MASTER can solve this but I've already lost 3 working drives trying to make backups and after asking ...
by ruben_balea
Mon 13 Aug, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Patches
Topic: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series
Replies: 29
Views: 3938

Re: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series

Nice to hear that, congratulations! and what a surprise by the way :o I didn't know that, the few times I used it without the riser was booting from HD and with some card fitted on the mainboard slot for testing without conflicting with the other cards or having to remove them from the raiser. Yess,...
by ruben_balea
Sun 12 Aug, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Patches
Topic: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series
Replies: 29
Views: 3938

Re: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series

:arrow: I must clarify this a little, when I said: As with physical machine BIOS expects some CMOS bytes initialised (using provided NVR image) I meant to set DS1287 (for models using this RTC chip) control registers to proper values (enable RTC oscillator, disable low battery bits and son on) becau...
by ruben_balea
Sat 11 Aug, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Patches
Topic: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series
Replies: 29
Views: 3938

Re: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series

:D Welcome, see the private message because it's not very related to PCem development to post here…
by ruben_balea
Mon 09 Apr, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: v14 compatibility & bug list (WIP)
Replies: 70
Views: 6103

Re: v14 compatibility & bug list (WIP)

* Edited my previous post to add missing "MMX" to CPU type I've tested CL-GD5434 and Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 with (default?) 4MB and with desktop in 16 bit color depth I've played Commandos BEL and BCD for a few minutes with S3 Trio64 with 1MB and it's fine too with full versions of those games, but...
by ruben_balea
Mon 09 Apr, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: noob question Sound Blaster 16 dos6.22/w3.11
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: noob question Sound Blaster 16 dos6.22/w3.11

I've this CD-ROM with some SB drivers: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AsfYUL_MlCt-hNRfWrscUt-kVwkTdg (size is about 12MB)
See the readme files to know for what is each one.
by ruben_balea
Sun 08 Apr, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: v14 compatibility & bug list (WIP)
Replies: 70
Views: 6103

Re: v14 compatibility & bug list (WIP)

Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines
Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty
Both working on Award 430VX PCI, Pentium MMX 233, CL-GD5434 (also with Diamond Stealth 3D 2000), SB16, Windows 95 C + drivers provided by DirectX 6 setup
by ruben_balea
Sun 08 Apr, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: v14 compatibility & bug list (WIP)
Replies: 70
Views: 6103

Re: v14 compatibility & bug list (WIP)

When PCem is updated do I have to reinstall all my Windows and DOS systems or there is no problem with version change? Usually you can keep everything but it's a good idea to create a backup of your previous PCem folder and your floppy/zip/hard disc images if those are on another folder before tryi...
by ruben_balea
Fri 09 Mar, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Win3.x splash image appears too fast?
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Re: Win3.x splash image appears too fast?

[/quote] And yet, I never ever saw the splash screen being drawn from the bottom to the top . Wild guess: different adapters = different drivers = different ways to access the framebuffer? [/quote] In this case VGALOGO.RLE is a standard BMP file (first two bytes are 'BM') and the image on Windows bi...
by ruben_balea
Fri 09 Mar, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Win3.x splash image appears too fast?
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Re: Win3.x splash image appears too fast?

Well, I've tested the same HD image with PCem with 386DX @ 16 MHz and DOSBox with cpu settings core=normal cputype=386 and PCem appears to be too fast, but according to those videos of 386 computers the 'progressive' splash would happen only on very very slow machines/video cards and PCem display sp...
by ruben_balea
Wed 07 Mar, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Win3.x splash image appears too fast?
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Re: Win3.x splash image appears too fast?

This could be altered because on Windows 3.x VGALOGO.LGO contains the code to display VGALOGO.RLE and it's not the same code on all drivers/resolutions/versions possibly having different splash effects WIN.COM is not present on setup disks :roll: it's made by joining WIN.CNF + VGALOGO.LGO + VGALOGO....
by ruben_balea
Wed 14 Feb, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [Feb 2018 ed.] PCem MSYS2 build guide (with wxWidgets)
Replies: 30
Views: 5208

Re: [Feb 2018 ed.] PCem MSYS2 build guide (with wxWidgets)

Nice job, everything works fine again.
by ruben_balea
Tue 13 Feb, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [Feb 2018 ed.] PCem MSYS2 build guide (with wxWidgets)
Replies: 30
Views: 5208

Re: [Feb 2018 ed.] PCem MSYS2 build guide (with wxWidgets)

Well, I still have the problem with SB16, perhaps am I using some wrong dll? corrupt MSYS2 environment? somewhat missing? :roll: Could anyone with a successful compilation under MSYS2 upload somewhere its pcem.exe + all dll files please? even the full src folder with the good Makefile will be usefu...
by ruben_balea
Tue 13 Feb, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [Feb 2018 ed.] PCem MSYS2 build guide (with wxWidgets)
Replies: 30
Views: 5208

Re: [Feb 2018 ed.] PCem MSYS2 build guide (with wxWidgets)

Well, I still have the problem with SB16, perhaps am I using some wrong dll? corrupt MSYS2 environment? somewhat missing? :roll: Could anyone with a successful compilation under MSYS2 upload somewhere its pcem.exe + all dll files please? even the full src folder with the good Makefile will be useful...
by ruben_balea
Tue 13 Feb, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [Feb 2018 ed.] PCem MSYS2 build guide (with wxWidgets)
Replies: 30
Views: 5208

Re: [Feb 2018 ed.] PCem MSYS2 build guide (with wxWidgets)

I did the same (installed everything included in msys2-devel) because I got this message before: $ Mingw32-make -j CDPATH="${ZSH_VERSION+.}:" && cd . && C:/msys64/usr/bin/sh.exe /home/user/pcem/missing aclocal-1.15 /home/user/pcem/missing: línea 80: aclocal-1.15: no se encontró la orden WARNING: 'ac...
by ruben_balea
Mon 12 Feb, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Merged patches
Topic: [Patch] MinGW Configure
Replies: 30
Views: 2456

Re: [Patch] MinGW Configure

Yeah, if you want speed, MSYS2 is not the way to go. It is however far more convenient to get started. All the libraries and headers required (except for pcap headers) are available from the MSYS2 repository. There is no need to try and figure out which files go where, especially with wxWidgets. Al...
by ruben_balea
Mon 12 Feb, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Merged patches
Topic: [Patch] MinGW Configure
Replies: 30
Views: 2456

Re: [Patch] MinGW Configure

Good job, now it works perfectly under MSYS2 :-) I ran the following commands to get a fresh executable: hg clone https://bitbucket.org/pcem_emulator/pcem cd pcem ./configure --enable-networking --enable-release-build Mingw32-make -j strip ./src/pcem.exe And about the speed for me it seems that MSYS...
by ruben_balea
Mon 18 Dec, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [Feb 2018 ed.] PCem MSYS2 build guide (with wxWidgets)
Replies: 30
Views: 5208

Re: PCem MSYS2 build guide (with wxWidgets)

:arrow: EDIT: It was my fault, for some reason I was using one or more invalid dll's, restoring the previous ones from a backup fixed those errors: The procedure entry point _ZNKSt7__cxx1112basic_stringIcSt11char_traitsIcESaIcEE7compareEPKc could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\msys64\...
by ruben_balea
Tue 07 Nov, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Patches
Topic: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series
Replies: 29
Views: 3938

Re: [patch] Systems from the first Olivetti PCS series

Just a curiosity that I've forgot to mention before: PCS 386 SX BIOS has some kind of built in debugger.

Maybe accessed by a key combination but I don't know it. I've used debug command g=f000:a3be
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by ruben_balea
Sun 05 Nov, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 8086 emulation
Replies: 31
Views: 3681

Re: 8086 emulation

Now that the emulation problem is solved I want to explain how to determine the version of the game that you are using, because the game itself won' t test CPU type and loading the 286 version on a 8086/8088 will hang the system without any explanation: There are (at least) 3 types of Titus executa...
by ruben_balea
Thu 02 Nov, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 8086 emulation
Replies: 31
Views: 3681

Re: 8086 emulation

:?: It's enough to say there's a BUG in the PCem 8086 emulation if other emulator(s) can run it flawlessly? http://www.hampa.ch/pce/ seems sturdy, but I find it difficult to operate it, take a look if you want Well, I meant if someone wants to investigate in PCem why it does not work in PCem... I p...