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by 2mg
Thu 12 Jul, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Few newbie questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

Re: Few newbie questions

Until I noticed I can't run the slowest MMX even in W98 desktop for some reason, which I find really odd (opening windows, navigating, etc) makes it all drop below 100%. They'll all do that at startup on the current recompiler. I found running Rain helps a bit (your preference on HLT-spamming win9x...
by 2mg
Wed 11 Jul, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Few newbie questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

Re: Few newbie questions

I believe that the main part of PCem emulation is single core/threaded. ~30% on a quad core CPU indicates that one core is most likely at max utilization, so your host CPU is not "barely used", but rather can't keep up. As I said, not a single core is maxed out. One core fluctuates around 60%, that...
by 2mg
Wed 11 Jul, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Few newbie questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

Re: Few newbie questions

xXLuckyXx wrote:
Tue 10 Jul, 2018 8:05 pm
Go to Video, Render Driver and put it from Auto to OpenGL 3.0. It makes my machines work faster.
It was on D3D already. OGL just displays ~999 FPS instead, but the emualtion percentage remains the same (below 100%). At desktop, just standing there, can0t hit 100%. My own CPU is barely used, ~30%.
by 2mg
Tue 10 Jul, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Few newbie questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

Re: Few newbie questions

Pentium MMX as fast as your machine will run, one of the better 2D cards (probably S3 ViRGE or ATI Mach64), Voodoo 2 (Recompiler enabled, 2 render threads, SLI disabled as your CPU doesn't have enough threads for it), SB16, AWE32 or PCI128. That's what I ran. Until I noticed I can't run the slowest...
by 2mg
Tue 10 Jul, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Few newbie questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

Few newbie questions

Hi, new here. Thanks for adding me. I have a lot of them, please bear with me, they're pretty straightforward. I'd use a wiki, but can't find one. 1.) Do MMX Pentiums take more CPU to emulate? 2.) Any benefits of using OverDrive Pentiums (if yes, same question as above)? 3.) S3 Virge - is it good en...