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by SarahWalker
Fri 05 Mar, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Future sound card musings
Replies: 31
Views: 4564

Re: Future sound card musings

Life's tough sometimes.
by SarahWalker
Wed 03 Mar, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Future sound card musings
Replies: 31
Views: 4564

Re: Future sound card musings

It's not something I have any desire to do.
by SarahWalker
Sun 28 Feb, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Future sound card musings
Replies: 31
Views: 4564

Re: Future sound card musings

3. On adding to PCem the emulation of MT-32 (and siblings, with the presumed requirement of Bring Your Own ROMs), would such an effort be tantamount to a duplication of effort relative to MUNT? Yes. Either you'd be bringing basically the entirety of MUNT into the PCem source tree, or you'd be re-im...
by SarahWalker
Sun 28 Feb, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why is accessing a physical CDrom so slow ?
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Why is accessing a physical CDrom so slow ?

CD access just isn't efficient on PCem at the moment. All CD I/O (with the exception of audio playback) is handled on the main CPU thread, meaning that if it's slow for any reason (eg it's spinning up a real CD) then emulation will stall and performance will tank. It's something that's been on my li...
by SarahWalker
Tue 16 Feb, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v17 released!
Replies: 28
Views: 7388

Re: v17 released!

No idea.
by SarahWalker
Wed 10 Feb, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NE2000 unable to be selected
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: NE2000 unable to be selected

NE2000 doesn't have a ROM. Did you pass --enable-networking to ./configure ?
by SarahWalker
Tue 09 Feb, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MT-32 and Linux
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: MT-32 and Linux

Hmm, I would have expected the MIDI out option to show, even if the drop down menu was empty. Probably just an odd UI difference.

When you built PCem, did you pass --enable-alsa as an option to ./configure ?
by SarahWalker
Tue 09 Feb, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: MT-32 and Linux
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: MT-32 and Linux

You haven't provided a screenshot.
by SarahWalker
Tue 09 Feb, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Maximizing PCem performance
Replies: 15
Views: 2503

Re: Maximizing PCem performance

In the PCem configuration, in the video pane where you selected Voodoo 3, there is a configure icon next to the graphics card selector.
by SarahWalker
Sat 06 Feb, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Maximizing PCem performance
Replies: 15
Views: 2503

Re: Maximizing PCem performance

A. Naim wrote:
Sat 06 Feb, 2021 12:55 am
Specifically, you need at least 5 cores to run the main CPU + Voodoo 3 with 4 rendering threads.
6 - Voodoo cards have a FIFO/setup thread in addition to the rendering threads.
by SarahWalker
Mon 01 Feb, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: i7 or i9 for PCem?
Replies: 8
Views: 1269

Re: i7 or i9 for PCem?

aitus95 wrote:
Mon 01 Feb, 2021 6:33 am
the cpu you mentioned will have a production process of 10 nm so they will have a higher ipc.
These two statements are unconnected. Silicon process does not directly affect IPC.
by SarahWalker
Sun 31 Jan, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: i7 or i9 for PCem?
Replies: 8
Views: 1269

Re: i7 or i9 for PCem?

Dunno. Wait until someone else is stupid enough to buy them and can report back.
by SarahWalker
Mon 04 Jan, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Windows 98SE Freezes on Attempting to Reboot
Replies: 15
Views: 2193

Re: Windows 98SE Freezes on Attempting to Reboot

Knock it off.

tr.StEalTH: Please open a new thread for your bug.
by SarahWalker
Fri 01 Jan, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Windows 98SE Freezes on Attempting to Reboot
Replies: 15
Views: 2193

Re: Windows 98SE Freezes on Attempting to Reboot

I'll have a look. As a workaround, try disabling power management in the bios.
by SarahWalker
Thu 31 Dec, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question about lower level hardware emulation
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Re: Question about lower level hardware emulation

They're pretty much all ignored.

The _sole_ exception is on 386DX systems using the OPTi495 chipset (AMI 386DX clone and MR 386DX clone), where the external cache control will alter memory speed when 'Waitstates' in the PCem configuration is set to 'System default'.
by SarahWalker
Thu 31 Dec, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Windows 98SE Freezes on Attempting to Reboot
Replies: 15
Views: 2193

Re: Windows 98SE Freezes on Attempting to Reboot

What model / motherboard are you emulating for that setup?
by SarahWalker
Mon 28 Dec, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Macromedia/Quicktime Games Cause Slowdown
Replies: 17
Views: 7666

Re: Macromedia/Quicktime Games Cause Slowdown

At a guess, probably the same issue as viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3577
by SarahWalker
Mon 28 Dec, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: dos program like prime95 to stress emulated CPU ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Re: dos program like prime95 to stress emulated CPU ?

Interpreter only implements up to 486 instruction timings, hence a K6 with the internal cache turned off will be performing roughly like a 486 at that clock speed.
by SarahWalker
Wed 23 Dec, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem Ubuntu install
Replies: 2
Views: 1683

Re: PCem Ubuntu install

Look in the readme file.
by SarahWalker
Tue 22 Dec, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Patches
Topic: [Patch] Voodoo 3 WinUAE merge notes/patch
Replies: 5
Views: 1567

Re: [Patch] Voodoo 3 WinUAE merge notes/patch

Also new combine modes (particularly for multitexture), general purpose scan-time buffer accumulation ('T-buffer'), rotated grid sampling for antialiasing...

It's the biggest set of architectural changes in the Voodoo line.
by SarahWalker
Tue 22 Dec, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: 86Box RIVA TNT
Replies: 2
Views: 909

Re: 86Box RIVA TNT

Please pay attention to what emulator this forum is for.
by SarahWalker
Mon 21 Dec, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: dos program like prime95 to stress emulated CPU ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Re: dos program like prime95 to stress emulated CPU ?

Turning off 'internal cache' is a proxy for disabling the dynamic recompiler. PCem doesn't have any cache emulation.
by SarahWalker
Sun 20 Dec, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VGA Emulation - CRTC settings
Replies: 1
Views: 552

Re: VGA Emulation - CRTC settings

Nope, PCem will happily display settings that will blow up a real CRT.
by SarahWalker
Sun 20 Dec, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: v17 released!
Replies: 28
Views: 7388

Re: v17 released!

Feel free.
by SarahWalker
Tue 15 Dec, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v17 ROMS
Replies: 1
Views: 1494

Re: v17 ROMS

Please do not ask for copyrighted material on this forum.
by SarahWalker
Thu 10 Dec, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suggestions for a new desktop PC
Replies: 1
Views: 637

Re: Suggestions for a new desktop PC

Not really a subject for the PCem forum.
by SarahWalker
Thu 10 Dec, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Future sound card musings
Replies: 31
Views: 4564

Re: Future sound card musings

If by 'close' you mean 'they both produce sound', then yes.
by SarahWalker
Thu 10 Dec, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Future sound card musings
Replies: 31
Views: 4564

Re: Future sound card musings

gen_angry wrote:
Thu 10 Dec, 2020 4:04 am
Any thoughts on the Aureal Vortex/Vortex 2?
Custom undocumented DSP = no fun for the emulator author.