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by Xanarki
Fri 04 Dec, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: v17 released!
Replies: 28
Views: 7319

Re: v17 released!

Thanks to Sarah and all the others that helped with v17. I wasn't expecting PII to show up, but here it is. When I build a new PC next year, I'll be eager to try it out. Also, and maybe it's all in my head or maybe I did something bizarre to my host PC during the v16 to v17 gap...but previously, I w...
by Xanarki
Wed 25 Nov, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: v17 compatibility & bug list
Replies: 67
Views: 15457

Re: v17 compatibility & bug list

That's weird when you said "forgotten tank sim". Spearhead was literally the first game that came to mind and I thought "nah there's no way" and sure enough...lol. Anyway, for what it's worth, it works perfectly fine on v16 and Voodoo2. Thanks for testing out these games prior to release. If I had t...
by Xanarki
Mon 09 Nov, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: v17 feature freeze at end of Saturday 14th of November
Replies: 11
Views: 4044

Re: v17 feature freeze at end of Saturday 14th of November

Wow, odd time of the year for feature freezin'. Glad to know there's been some decent progress. yeeee
by Xanarki
Mon 26 Oct, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem Logo
Replies: 5
Views: 1528

Re: PCem Logo

This is just my suggestion, but for an icon, I tend to use whatever OS I'm screwing around with. For example, I'm using the old Windows 98 .ico file for my PCem shortcut. Or for DOS, I use the old MSDOS Prompt .ico file instead.
by Xanarki
Mon 26 Oct, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Win 98 - some 3dfx randomly crash at desktop
Replies: 9
Views: 1820

Re: Win 98 - some 3dfx randomly crash at desktop

I know this sounds basic, but have you tried enabling (or disabling) SLI on the Voodoo2? Some games require or don't support it. Also, try lowering Hardware Acceleration (right click desktop, properties, settings tab, performance tab). Also, depending on the game, some try to default to the other ca...
by Xanarki
Fri 09 Oct, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Future graphics card emulation
Replies: 82
Views: 46746

Re: Future graphics card emulation

Never owned any 3DFX product, even today :( I always wanted one but even today they're all pricey. Got a P100 system waiting for a Voodoo 1 to throw in. Went from ATI EGA, Trident 8900D, I think a Cirrus Logic?, Rage 128 Ultra, 9000 Pro, 9600XT and up from there. I'm using the original 9000 in my c...
by Xanarki
Sun 04 Oct, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Future graphics card emulation
Replies: 82
Views: 46746

Re: Future graphics card emulation

Never owned any 3DFX product, even today :( I always wanted one but even today they're all pricey. Got a P100 system waiting for a Voodoo 1 to throw in. Went from ATI EGA, Trident 8900D, I think a Cirrus Logic?, Rage 128 Ultra, 9000 Pro, 9600XT and up from there. I'm using the original 9000 in my c...
by Xanarki
Sat 03 Oct, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Future graphics card emulation
Replies: 82
Views: 46746

Re: Future graphics card emulation

I'm a bit late here, but I'm ecstatic to see progress on the Banshee. After I read the initial list, that was the card I was hoping for and low n behold, here it is. The Banshee was the first 3D card my family bought for Christmas '98 and so I have some fond memories with it.
by Xanarki
Fri 25 Sep, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Confirmed CPUs that emulate the Pentium MMX 233 without stuttering
Replies: 4
Views: 1784

Re: Confirmed CPUs that emulate the Pentium MMX 233 without stuttering

I've tested three of these computers at Best Buy with my own flash drive just for testing purposes. I don't know why but I laughed at the thought of this. Plugging in a USB stick, running PCem for a minute, then shifting down to the next computer lol. I'm surprised they didn't kick you out. I'm sti...
by Xanarki
Fri 25 Sep, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 120 games tested (1995 to 2001 era)
Replies: 4
Views: 4632

Re: 120 games tested (1995 to 2001 era)

Thanks for the comments. I was on a binge for awhile. Recently, I started a part 2, but ever since I got my actual physical '98 rig working, I've been playing more with that. As leilei mentioned, PCem does support larger sizes now (and, Windows 98 Second Edition is also necessary to support larger o...
by Xanarki
Mon 27 Apr, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: 120 games tested (1995 to 2001 era)
Replies: 4
Views: 4632

120 games tested (1995 to 2001 era)

I decided to make my own topic to share with everyone all of the games I've tested on PCem. The vast majority was on v15, and a few on v16, but I'm going to safely assume that there isn't any negative changes from the update. The setup I used was the Pentium 200mhz, 3DFX Voodoo2 SLI, S3 ViRGE/DX, 12...
by Xanarki
Tue 21 Apr, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Voodoo3 support in Future ?
Replies: 33
Views: 13733

Re: Voodoo3 support in Future ?

You know what? I completely forgot that the Mystique was 2D/3D like the ViRGE. I was never familiar with Matrox, and barely remember them back in the late '90s!

In regards to 2D, is the ViRGE/DX (or Diamond Stealth 3D?) the newest ones in PCem? My knowledge on 2D and pre-3D in general is limited.
by Xanarki
Tue 21 Apr, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Voodoo3 support in Future ?
Replies: 33
Views: 13733

Re: Voodoo3 support in Future ?

I think that the Voodoo2 is the most logical choice for PCem, it always has been. It was viable for most games all the way until mid-2000, which is unbelievable considering the landscape at the time. With that being said, any other card that Sarah might consider (I tried asking in another topic her ...
by Xanarki
Mon 20 Apr, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: v16 released!
Replies: 30
Views: 15242

Re: v16 released!

Always excited for a new version. Thanks to everyone that helped!

The lack of Mistique doesn't bother me much, but Sarah, if you had a personal preference for a different 3D card to work on, which would it be? Just curious.
by Xanarki
Sun 22 Mar, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Development
Topic: COVID-19 and v16
Replies: 6
Views: 6617

Re: COVID-19 and v16

Yeah, ~8 hours of your normal job and then ~8 hours of PCem, all in the same exact room? That does not sound like a grand ol' time tbh. At least you're being safe. Over here in Cali, things are getting surreal. I can't work from home; however, only 1 other person is at my job besides me, so that's a...
by Xanarki
Sun 22 Mar, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Macromedia/Quicktime Games Cause Slowdown
Replies: 17
Views: 7635

Re: Macromedia/Quicktime Games Cause Slowdown

I can confirm it happens on other games too. I tried 5 a Day Adventures (1995), and it's slow n skips on higher speeds. Drop it down, and it's alright. The game heavily utilizes QuickTime 2.1 I believe. At the time, I tried both PowerISO and the built-in drive. I just didn't think anything of it, un...
by Xanarki
Sat 25 Jan, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem crashes trying to run Glide game
Replies: 11
Views: 5744

Re: PCem crashes trying to run Glide game

Up until a few weeks ago, I didn't know the true definition of "abandonware." For awhile, I just assumed that if a product wasn't commercially available to purchase anymore, it's considered abandon; however, it gets more complicated than that, with licenses and properties still being owned by an ent...
by Xanarki
Sat 18 Jan, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: 3DFX compatibility list
Replies: 98
Views: 96496

Re: 3DFX compatibility list

I'm not at my PC at the moment but Carma2 worked fine, and I tried the TDR2000 demo, and that worked fine as well.
by Xanarki
Tue 14 Jan, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need for Speed: Special Edition black screen hang when running installer
Replies: 17
Views: 8093

Re: Need for Speed: Special Edition black screen hang when running installer

I also went into an hour rabbithole about DCMA and the archival of old software via an internationally recognized library. Talk about a gray area, sheesh.
by Xanarki
Tue 14 Jan, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need for Speed: Special Edition black screen hang when running installer
Replies: 17
Views: 8093

Re: Need for Speed: Special Edition black screen hang when running installer

Alrigh sorry. I for some reason thought R&T owned the copyright to the first game.

TIL.
by Xanarki
Tue 14 Jan, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need for Speed: Special Edition black screen hang when running installer
Replies: 17
Views: 8093

Re: Need for Speed: Special Edition black screen hang when running installer

I edited my post. Abandonware (such as this particular release) isn't allowed either? I could understand something still copyright-protected.
by Xanarki
Tue 14 Jan, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need for Speed: Special Edition black screen hang when running installer
Replies: 17
Views: 8093

Re: Need for Speed: Special Edition black screen hang when running installer

Thanks. I was gonna say, I haven't tried anything pre-95 on PCEM yet so couldn't help him out.

So DSN, either use DOS 6.22 (if you're not already), or you have a bad ISO/CD.
by Xanarki
Tue 14 Jan, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need for Speed: Special Edition black screen hang when running installer
Replies: 17
Views: 8093

Re: Need for Speed: Special Edition black screen hang when running installer

Have you tried the original NFS? Only reason why I'm asking is because, although the Special Edition is suppose to support DOS, it was released primarily for Windows 95 support.

Regardless, I tried it on my Windows 98 SE setup, and it works perfectly fine (no DOS lines needed to run it).
by Xanarki
Mon 13 Jan, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Performance Degradation From Going Above a Pentium 233?
Replies: 11
Views: 8763

Re: Performance Degradation From Going Above a Pentium 233?

Thanks for clarification. I'm no laptop or processor guru. I assumed that because of the power consumption differences, there would be more differences as well.
by Xanarki
Mon 13 Jan, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Performance Degradation From Going Above a Pentium 233?
Replies: 11
Views: 8763

Re: Performance Degradation From Going Above a Pentium 233?

Naturally, mobile processors are less powerful than a desktop processor. See image attached. In this case, under the Dhrystone test, the regular processors greatly outperform the mobiles, even though they're the same speed. Most of the different tests there has the regular Pentiums higher than the M...
by Xanarki
Sun 12 Jan, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Crusader - No Remorse mouse bug
Replies: 5
Views: 3645

Re: Crusader - No Remorse mouse bug

I'm sure this is obvious, but, did you patch the game to 1.21? And then to 1.23?

I tried the demo a few weeks ago, and it worked just fine for me.
by Xanarki
Sun 05 Jan, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Development screenshots
Replies: 59
Views: 50643

Re: Development screenshots

I actually came back here to edit my post but too late lol.

Motorhead was actually advertised along with the Millennium G200 and not the Mystique. Got them Ms mixed up there.
by Xanarki
Sat 04 Jan, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Development screenshots
Replies: 59
Views: 50643

Re: Development screenshots

Pretty cool! There's a game called Motorhead that was heavily recommended to use the Mystique. It'd be interesting to see how that runs one day.
by Xanarki
Fri 27 Dec, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it possible to boot a guest from usb?
Replies: 15
Views: 11948

Re: Is it possible to boot a guest from usb?

Yeah I've never used another external device with PCEM so I'm clueless
by Xanarki
Fri 27 Dec, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it possible to boot a guest from usb?
Replies: 15
Views: 11948

Re: Is it possible to boot a guest from usb?

Referring to an earlier post...I wanted to buy an external USB ZIP drive online. I have some ZIP discs that I haven't been able to access in almost 15 years.

If it doesn't work with my Win10, is it somehow possible to make it work via PCEM, just in case? I'm just trying to prepare myself.