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by leilei
Fri 26 Apr, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spear of Destiny DOS Hang
Replies: 10
Views: 293

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!!!
by leilei
Thu 25 Apr, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: v15 & new recompiler update
Replies: 53
Views: 7836

Re: v15 & new recompiler update

It does work on a Pi3b at least. I can 100% a 486SX16 on most things but there's a big VC4 video output bottleneck in Raspbian...
by leilei
Thu 25 Apr, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Development
Topic: v15 compatibility & bug list (WIP)
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Re: v15 compatibility & bug list (WIP)

Noticed with Unreal Gold there's a bad CMDFIFO crash with the Voodoo2 that happens on AudioPCI but not AWE32. I think the FIC is causing the AudioPCI and Voodoo2 to fight. I did hear some crackly distorted noise before it crashed PCem. Couldn't seem to reproduce it on 430VX. Bad es1371_outb: port=f8...
by leilei
Wed 24 Apr, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: v15 & new recompiler update
Replies: 53
Views: 7836

Re: v15 & new recompiler update

Those makefiles probably weren't updated as codegen_backend.c is now codegen_block.c
by leilei
Wed 24 Apr, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: v15 & new recompiler update
Replies: 53
Views: 7836

Re: v15 & new recompiler update

The makefile does have an absolute path to a mingw install for Wx. other than that, it compiles fine (for gcc 4.7.2 win32 anyway)
by leilei
Tue 23 Apr, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Patches
Topic: [Patch] Floppy drive noises
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: [Patch] Floppy drive noises

I tried to time it against the bootup seek of my drives and a DOS scandisk surface scan after booting from a Win98 startup disk. It's possible the notyet hack I needed to do made the seeking slower somewhere (there is an unwanted bug of the drive not responding sometimes, I tried to raise the speed ...
by leilei
Tue 23 Apr, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spear of Destiny DOS Hang
Replies: 10
Views: 293

Re: Spear of Destiny DOS Hang

Seems to work fine from my end with those settings? id anthology release though (also not cracked fyi)

There is a sound bug when picking up the gatling gun though
by leilei
Sat 20 Apr, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Patches
Topic: [Patch] Floppy drive noises
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: [Patch] Floppy drive noises

Samples in this second post for attachment limit reasons. Extract to samples/leilei_35/ and the drives should make noises
by leilei
Sat 20 Apr, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Patches
Topic: [Patch] Floppy drive noises
Replies: 3
Views: 277

[Patch] Floppy drive noises

Here it is, my hacky simulated floppy drive head noise code and samples! Notes/bugs: - Only works properly for 100ms sound buffer length - only cares about 3.5" as I haven't recorded any 5.25" drives at this point - Hard drives and keyboards heard in previous videos are not here - There's a click in...
by leilei
Wed 17 Apr, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Patches
Topic: [Patch] 3dfx rendering accuracy
Replies: 13
Views: 4113

Re: [Patch] 3dfx rendering accuracy

Bumping this to say I haven't progressed since patch _14. The dithersub being slow in the interpreter kind of killed my motivation and the changes after _14 still aren't perfect as I still couldn't match against the big table. i'm also unsure on how to test the bit to enable/disable dithersub withou...
by leilei
Sat 06 Apr, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Display adapter conflift running Pentium 60 / S3 Virge / Win95
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: Display adapter conflift running Pentium 60 / S3 Virge / Win95

My instinct would go toward installing at least the Virge display driver from the DirectX6 driver bundle, and then deleting the conflicting device for a redetection later.
by leilei
Sat 06 Apr, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Choppy mouse movement
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Choppy mouse movement

Yep. The mouse polling rate is significantly lower on old serial and PS/2 mice. It's also an added compatibility benefit as there's some old games that *really* don't like fast mice, some with a badly implemented mouse filter...
by leilei
Tue 05 Mar, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCEm V14 great implementations and future capability suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 1326

Re: PCEm V14 great implementations and future capability suggestions

Warcraft 2 works if you delete UNIVBE.DRV.
by leilei
Fri 22 Feb, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem Won’t Boot Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: PCem Won’t Boot Windows

Maybe changing the LBA setting in the BIOS would also help booting.
by leilei
Thu 21 Feb, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem Won’t Boot Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: PCem Won’t Boot Windows

It's in "BIOS FEATURES SETUP" Go to the boot sequence and keep hitting PGDN until you read CDROM,C,A If you have an OEM Win98se CD, it'll boot now. However make sure you partition your drive with FDISK first if you haven't already. Yes, 1, 1, 1 yes etc. Reboot and then repeat the same boot into DOS ...
by leilei
Wed 20 Feb, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pentium MMX 200 emulation problem
Replies: 5
Views: 977

Re: Pentium MMX 200 emulation problem

The current dynarec has a strange issues with idle Windows 9X so don't panic over the stuttery startup. We all get that.
by leilei
Thu 14 Feb, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Maybe create a set of recommended system profiles?
Replies: 7
Views: 1319

Re: Maybe create a set of recommended system profiles?

That's........already what it does. A lot of this is frankly overkill for dragging the video card from CGA and sound card from none in their combo boxes.


The only preset profile I can realistically see is one for an Xi8088 PC for downstream convenience/compliance of a basic open XT clone.
by leilei
Mon 04 Feb, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Newer X-Wing Games and PCem
Replies: 1
Views: 748

Re: Newer X-Wing Games and PCem

I don't have those later X-Wing games, but have you tried slightly earlier Voodoo2 drivers pre-DirectX7? I.e. V3.03.00 The DirectX 7 beta (V3.03.00b) and latest V2 driver (V3.02.02) makes some Direct3D HAL regressions with a few late Direct3D games like AvP which came around the time of Alliance, fo...
by leilei
Sun 27 Jan, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: CD Image Format - Blindwrite
Replies: 5
Views: 1150

Re: CD Image Format - Blindwrite

I don't think supporting many specific proprietary formats are the way to go though. I'm on the CloneCD side of things where the same image could also double as a bin/cue and i've .ccd'd most of my copyprotected games (and sometimes, works in PCem if I use VirtualCloneDrive with them - but not alway...
by leilei
Wed 23 Jan, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Patches
Topic: Add new 1.2M, 1.68M and 1.72M disquette image creation and all pre-formatted
Replies: 6
Views: 1662

Re: Add new 1.2M, 1.68M and 1.72M disquette image creation and all pre-formatted

omarsis81 wrote:
Tue 22 Jan, 2019 6:43 pm
Useful patch! Though I'd never seen 1.68 nor 1.72 disks!
IIRC i've only seen those from Microsoft...
by leilei
Mon 14 Jan, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Serious performance issues
Replies: 7
Views: 1610

Re: Serious performance issues

You might also want to look into trying the ATI Mach64 as well, which emulates faster for me but i'm not a fan of its textmode fonts.


IIRC Win95 doesn't ship with a TGUI9440 driver, though DirectX 3 should have one.
by leilei
Mon 07 Jan, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Some Lag On Some 2D Graphics
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Re: Some Lag On Some 2D Graphics

The currently released recompiler does hiccup with the Windows desktop a lot, you're best waiting for the major rewrite to be finished.
by leilei
Sun 06 Jan, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Some Lag On Some 2D Graphics
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Re: Some Lag On Some 2D Graphics

The software rasterizer in Microsoft's OpenGL32.dll was always slow though. it's kind of a miracle they squeezed that performance - while being perspective correct - out of 3d maze on a Pentium at all! The video backend you choose shouldn't matter for the screensaver as it's going to through to GDI ...
by leilei
Sun 06 Jan, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Some Lag On Some 2D Graphics
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Re: Some Lag On Some 2D Graphics

There's also the particular textures you have picked. The color cycled ones likely involves a per-frame texture process + upload.
by leilei
Sun 06 Jan, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Some Lag On Some 2D Graphics
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Re: Some Lag On Some 2D Graphics

3D Maze is performing as intended. Note that all of the Windows 95B+ OpenGL screensavers are ALL software rasterized and render in true color. You cannot accelerate them. If you recall it being faster on a computer of that spec, it's likely the low-res mode. (later down the line, XP did accelerate t...
by leilei
Sat 29 Dec, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VHD support
Replies: 72
Views: 15917

Re: VHD support

I've only had WinImage ever working with VHDs if I shut down the guest fully or let them run scandisk, and if the file is not locked by something else (PCem must be fully terminated and Windows/anything else must not mount it). I don't see any problems accessing the patch-created dynamic VHD with Wi...
by leilei
Mon 24 Dec, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Development
Topic: v15 & new recompiler update
Replies: 53
Views: 7836

Re: v15 & new recompiler update

ARMv7 and v8 recompilers work Ooh! 486/20 Assuming the AMIBIOS recompiler hang isn't present with 486s that slow, that's great! My curiosity is if there's proper treatment of the VC4 as the video drivers are pretty slow and would likely bottleneck. PCem for Pi would need either EGL output or use Op...
by leilei
Tue 11 Dec, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem is still open (background process)
Replies: 7
Views: 1863

Re: PCem is still open (background process)

The only incidents i've seen it 'stay open' is when closing off a 256mb machine and quitting really fast probably during dump. This has bit me a couple times between rapid compile+test+change+compile cycles during development.
by leilei
Tue 11 Dec, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Would like to add my own ROMs to PCem for personal use.
Replies: 6
Views: 2398

Re: Would like to add my own ROMs to PCem for personal use.

It's possible - if you're willing to write code and program the chipsets they expect. You can't simply just drop any rom in and expect it to function.
by leilei
Thu 06 Dec, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Schneider Euro PC
Replies: 8
Views: 2729

Re: Schneider Euro PC

I've never found Topbench very reliable for any comparisons or benchmarking. My real computers, both fast and slow, would make matches with different generations entirely