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by CryptidWorks
Mon 19 Aug, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: MMX 233Mhz or Mobile MMX 266/300?
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: MMX 233Mhz or Mobile MMX 266/300?

Where a Pentium II is recommended, that's where the AMD K6/2 steps in for being the class equivalent and emulated. Pentium II != PMMX. PCem's Mobile PMMX CPUs are faster than desktop PMMX, however, in Real-Life(tm), most fast PMMX laptops tend to have some other bottlenecking factor (video chipset,...
by CryptidWorks
Sun 18 Aug, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: MMX 233Mhz or Mobile MMX 266/300?
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: MMX 233Mhz or Mobile MMX 266/300?

Where a Pentium II is recommended, that's where the AMD K6/2 steps in for being the class equivalent and emulated. Pentium II != PMMX. PCem's Mobile PMMX CPUs are faster than desktop PMMX, however, in Real-Life(tm), most fast PMMX laptops tend to have some other bottlenecking factor (video chipset,...
by CryptidWorks
Sat 17 Aug, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MMX 233Mhz or Mobile MMX 266/300?
Replies: 3
Views: 254

MMX 233Mhz or Mobile MMX 266/300?

I know this seems like a dumb question but I'm aware clock speed isn't everything and finding benches that old is difficult. Would the Mobile 266Mz/300Mhz Pentium MMX chips be faster than the fastest 233Mhz non-mobile chip PCEM supports? I was going to attempt Blood II which has the MMX 233Mhz as th...
by CryptidWorks
Wed 17 Jul, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to connect a folder in PCem to my own Computer?
Replies: 7
Views: 2884

Re: How to connect a folder in PCem to my own Computer?

Just make an ISO of the file and mount it in PCEM.

You don't have to make this a complicated affair.
by CryptidWorks
Wed 17 Jul, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "1000 Best Games For Windows" Locks-Up OS When Opening Launcher
Replies: 1
Views: 486

"1000 Best Games For Windows" Locks-Up OS When Opening Launcher

https://i.imgur.com/PJ9yNPN.jpg Emulated Machine Intel Pentium MMX 233 Voodoo 2 128MB of Ram Sound Blaster PCI 128 Windows 98 Host Machine Ryzen 3600X RTX-2070 16GB 2400Mhz DDR4 Windows 10 Enterprise I can browse the disc just and install the games from installers just fine but no matter if I insta...
by CryptidWorks
Wed 17 Jul, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: v15 released!
Replies: 37
Views: 12239

Re: v15 released!

Tested Paintbrawl 2. It has this weird quirk where only the Glide option works at 640x480 (you have to use 800x600 for the 3D card option to take) but it does remain at 100% speed when running a 3D accelerated game on a Voodoo 2. However badly this game wants to run on any settings just of it's own ...
by CryptidWorks
Wed 17 Jul, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Host machine survey
Replies: 131
Views: 65283

Re: Host machine survey

MSI x570-A Pro Motherboard R5 3600X Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 CPU Cooler RTX-2070 Windforce Edition 16GB DDR4@2400Mhz 250GB Samsung Evo 750 SSD (Boot Drive) 2x1Tb Mechincal HDD Storage (all files and the software running off of these) Windows 10 Enterprise I'm running Windows 98 with a Pentium MMX 233Mhz...
by CryptidWorks
Wed 17 Jul, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: v15 released!
Replies: 37
Views: 12239

Re: v15 released!

After ironing things out by using ISOs instead of the discs I've got a Ryzen 3600X with precision boost enabled that hits around 4.3Ghz sustained single core boost and 4.1Ghz all core running Windows 98 games on a Pentium MMX 233Mhz fulls-speed without issue. I also have a Voodoo 2 installed in the ...
by CryptidWorks
Wed 17 Jul, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: v15 released!
Replies: 37
Views: 12239

Re: v15 released!

Not a lot for the most part; the main CPU load is the CPU emulation, and that's strictly single threaded. The only reason to go past 4 cores is if you want to emulate a Voodoo 2 SLI setup, as the Voodoo emulation can use up to 3 threads per card. This disappointing but understandable since it's har...
by CryptidWorks
Sat 13 Jul, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v15 released!
Replies: 37
Views: 12239

Re: v15 released!

Double-posted on me, Ignore.
by CryptidWorks
Mon 27 May, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v15 released!
Replies: 37
Views: 12239

Re: v15 released!

Not a lot for the most part; the main CPU load is the CPU emulation, and that's strictly single threaded. The only reason to go past 4 cores is if you want to emulate a Voodoo 2 SLI setup, as the Voodoo emulation can use up to 3 threads per card. This disappointing but understandable since it's har...
by CryptidWorks
Mon 27 May, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: v15 released!
Replies: 37
Views: 12239

Re: v15 released!

Not a lot for the most part; the main CPU load is the CPU emulation, and that's strictly single threaded. The only reason to go past 4 cores is if you want to emulate a Voodoo 2 SLI setup, as the Voodoo emulation can use up to 3 threads per card. This disappointing but understandable since it's har...
by CryptidWorks
Sun 26 May, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: v15 released!
Replies: 37
Views: 12239

Re: v15 released!

I seem to running a 166Mhz Pentium S with a Voodoo in a usable state on an i5-6600k@4.2Ghz. Out of curiosity how much does extra cores/thread help PCEM? I plan to upgrade to Ryzen 3600 when they launch since a quad-core is an aging platform for gaming and I'm curious how it would effect PCEM perform...
by CryptidWorks
Sun 28 Apr, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speed timings for emulated hard disks
Replies: 8
Views: 2299

Re: Speed timings for emulated hard disks

Is that really a level accuracy we need? Most people aren't going to choose to emulate a terrible and slow old HDD over the modern 7200RPM unit or even SSD the HDD image is saved to. It will help with historical accuracy, as PCem has this already with CPU speeds, CD-ROM speeds and timings for video...
by CryptidWorks
Sun 28 Apr, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Speed timings for emulated hard disks
Replies: 8
Views: 2299

Re: Speed timings for emulated hard disks

Is that really a level accuracy we need?

Most people aren't going to choose to emulate a terrible and slow old HDD over the modern 7200RPM unit or even SSD the HDD image is saved to.
by CryptidWorks
Sat 27 Apr, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unexplained Slowdown?
Replies: 15
Views: 3790

Re: Unexplained Slowdown?

SarahWalker wrote:
Sat 27 Apr, 2019 9:10 pm
It's very dependent on what you're trying to run on it. And the games/applications that run slowly are never what you'd expect.
Makes sense.

Hopefully Version 15 increases performance a bit.
by CryptidWorks
Sat 27 Apr, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unexplained Slowdown?
Replies: 15
Views: 3790

Re: Unexplained Slowdown?

PCem is generally considered to not be very fast. You are very far from the first person to make this observation. I understand that but I still have to think the issue is me doing something wrong in this case because I've seen people with slower chips managing to run it without stuttering judging ...
by CryptidWorks
Sat 27 Apr, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unexplained Slowdown?
Replies: 15
Views: 3790

Re: Unexplained Slowdown?

SarahWalker wrote:
Sat 27 Apr, 2019 7:50 am
CryptidWorks wrote:
Sat 27 Apr, 2019 6:42 am
Any ideas? I have a Skylake clocked at 4.2Ghz so I shouldn't be having issues with even the highest end CPU.
You're clearly new here :)
Clearly because the system requirements are like a 4xxx class clocked over 4Ghz.

What am I missing?
by CryptidWorks
Sat 27 Apr, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Unexplained Slowdown?
Replies: 15
Views: 3790

Re: Unexplained Slowdown?

Just to make this weirder dropping down to 166Mhz CPU seems to have fixed it? There seems to be some kind of issue on my end emulating fast CPUs. The Issue isn't totally fixed and I still get some small stutters when data is being loaded from the discs but it's not remaining at partial speed anymore...
by CryptidWorks
Fri 26 Apr, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spear of Destiny DOS Hang
Replies: 11
Views: 2538

Re: Spear of Destiny DOS Hang

If it's the softkey/smartsaver one from 1999, that seems to work fine for me? Can use the VB-based launcher in Win98 to install and run games without hangs on K6/2 in the current tree and PMMX233 on the V14 release. Maybe your CD is scratchy all along!!! No. it's some weird one with an 8-ball on th...
by CryptidWorks
Fri 26 Apr, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unexplained Slowdown?
Replies: 15
Views: 3790

Re: Unexplained Slowdown?

omarsis81 wrote:
Fri 26 Apr, 2019 2:20 pm
Wait and try again with the new version 15
It should be released next month

PS: What game is it?
Titanic: Adventure out of Time. Version 1.0 from an original retail disc.
by CryptidWorks
Fri 26 Apr, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unexplained Slowdown?
Replies: 15
Views: 3790

Re: Unexplained Slowdown?

Your screenshot doesn't show the titlebar of the PCEm window. In there a percentage is displayed. That percentage shows how much of the expected performance you are able to reach. If you see 100% that means PCEm is able to run full speed, and the performance matches the machine. If it is lower than...
by CryptidWorks
Fri 26 Apr, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spear of Destiny DOS Hang
Replies: 11
Views: 2538

Re: Spear of Destiny DOS Hang

I have a similar issue with a "1000 hot games" compilation disc totally locking up when i try and run the executable for the launcher in Windows 98 SE. Then again it's a fickle thing where some games didn't even run right an actual Windows XP desktop with I picked up from the Facebook Marketplace an...
by CryptidWorks
Fri 26 Apr, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Unexplained Slowdown?
Replies: 15
Views: 3790

Unexplained Slowdown?

I'm running Windows 98 SE with these settings https://imgur.com/a/sYbncSt My CPU is an i5-6600k@4.2Ghz and sometimes I get weird slowdown that seems unrelated to my hardware usage as seen here by the CPU barely being used in this screen where it happens. It causes weird audio stuttering whenever it ...