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by leilei
Fri 16 Apr, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Daikatana & Voodoo1
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Daikatana & Voodoo1

You'll have to go into current.cfg and change the gl_driver line to 3dfxgl manually. There's many OpenGL games that don't bother enumerating the Voodoo1/2 (...by assuming from presence of glide2x.dll in many cases which is a bad practice) and switching appropriately to their ICD. Daikatana is one of...
by leilei
Thu 15 Apr, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: two questions, one about arm, one about widescreen
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: two questions, one about arm, one about widescreen

1. Yes. There is an ARM dynarec
2. Win2000 drivers for Banshee/Voodoo3 cards do have some widescreen resolution support, but that's way out of the usable scope for a Pi that can only handle a 486SX consistently at best.
by leilei
Wed 14 Apr, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with Voodoo Graphics in Interstate 76
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Problem with Voodoo Graphics in Interstate 76

It's real behavior believe it or not! I76 doesn't know what to do with >2MB texture memory. It's one of those Glide games you should tick that 2MB checkbox for (in the 3dfx driver panel). And if that fails, use a Voodoo Graphics instead (with a 2mb+2mb configuration)
by leilei
Wed 14 Apr, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Quake Benchmarks: PCEM vs real hardware
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: Quake Benchmarks: PCEM vs real hardware

Enable the recompiler on the Voodoo emulation and the timing should be much faster. You should be seeing 48.2 on P133+w98se+Banshee
by leilei
Mon 12 Apr, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: First Post...And Question about CPU Power
Replies: 6
Views: 1384

Re: First Post...And Question about CPU Power

That's a question that's even difficult to answer with the real world variance of actual hardware. There's always a combination that a game will have a problem with. One of the more popular common computers in the US were 95-96 Packard Bell Legends, which were often lower-end Pentium machines with l...
by leilei
Mon 12 Apr, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Merged patches
Topic: [Patch] New VHD support... now with added dynamics
Replies: 63
Views: 26797

Re: [Patch] New VHD support... now with added dynamics

I've also had some differencing VHDs not boot because it thinks the parent was modified - which they were never modified (and set to read only after they were created+finalized anyway) The only thing I can think of about this is... possible daylight savings disreprancies? Parent was 2-18-2021, diff ...
by leilei
Tue 23 Mar, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dos Game MOTO x has garbled fonts
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Dos Game MOTO x has garbled fonts

You didn't mention your video card. I'm assuming Voodoo3 from the regression of EGA fonts from the VESA 3.0 BIOS extensions, so try an older video card
by leilei
Sun 21 Mar, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Some noob questions from a new user...
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Re: Some noob questions from a new user...

1) Roms go in ROMS. When PCem detects them, you'll be able to use those cards. Getting Windows to recognize them often depends on finding their appropriate driver software and installing them. Win95/98 should ship with drivers for many of the earlier PCI cards (S3 Trio, ATI Mach64 etc) and DirectX 3...
by leilei
Tue 16 Mar, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Low-end processor, but following programme's requirements
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: Low-end processor, but following programme's requirements

On the back , it does state that a Pentium 133MHz is a minimum requirement. Consider it's a 1998 release, well into the 6th generation of processors (Pentium II / AMD K6-2), 5th gen CPUs were already starting to show their age at this point to this particular rush of Win95 3d multimedia (especially...
by leilei
Sun 14 Mar, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCSI controller/CD combinations that work?
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: SCSI controller/CD combinations that work?

I've a Sis496 486 config with Adaptec AHA-1542C and the CD-ROM works using Adaptec's ASPICD.SYS driver through MSCDEX 2.23.

334h, IRQ 10, DMA 7, SCSI ID 7
by leilei
Sun 14 Mar, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Merged patches
Topic: [Patch] New VHD support... now with added dynamics
Replies: 63
Views: 26797

Re: [Patch] New VHD support... now with added dynamics

I've accidentally made a differencing VHD to a differencing VHD and have broke the VHDs in the process.

oops
by leilei
Tue 09 Mar, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Extracting files from PCem OS to my PC.
Replies: 11
Views: 1693

Re: Extracting files from PCem OS to my PC.

7-zip can also get at filesystems in img and vhd files (but can't write to them)
by leilei
Mon 08 Mar, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trouble with DOS and 1 Gb. harrdrive.
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

Re: Trouble with DOS and 1 Gb. harrdrive.

For AMI WinBIOS 486, you'll have to enable LBA.
by leilei
Sun 07 Mar, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Issue intstalling Windows 95
Replies: 2
Views: 979

Re: Issue intstalling Windows 95

I can think of two possible reasons...

1. Your CPU's too fast for Windows 95 (>350MHz)

2. The bootdisk being used to install is possibly infected with a boot sector virus sabotaging a fresh install immediately. (FIC VA-503+ would warn about this)
by leilei
Wed 03 Mar, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Shades for authentic crt display?
Replies: 6
Views: 1301

Re: Best Shades for authentic crt display?

I'm assuming you don't have the proper video drivers installed as you may lack a OpenGL ICD (i.e. Windows' own WARP GL->D3D wrapper for their stock drivers doesn't implement everything)
by leilei
Tue 02 Mar, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need suggestions: Best Win98 guest that can run DX9
Replies: 12
Views: 2119

Re: Need suggestions: Best Win98 guest that can run DX9

See this thread too http://pcem-emulator.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3499 Satisfying DX9 games often requires at least DX7-baseline level hardware (if the game's generous enough to have safe pixelshader-less paths) and the gamut of that falls outside the realistic hobby-attainable scope regardi...
by leilei
Tue 02 Mar, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Windows 3.1 freezes or hangs when using Logitech mouse drivers
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: Windows 3.1 freezes or hangs when using Logitech mouse drivers

PCem doesn't emulate Logitech mice.
by leilei
Sat 27 Feb, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why is accessing a physical CDrom so slow ?
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: Why is accessing a physical CDrom so slow ?

I almost think it's PIO transfer mode on the host machine, which Windows can sometimes inadvertently.turn on when it has trouble reading a cd (which can happen with some protected CDs) and can be very tricky to reverse. I personally use CloneCD/VirtualCloneDrive when dealing with my protected games.
by leilei
Sat 27 Feb, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need suggestions: Best Win98 guest that can run DX9
Replies: 12
Views: 2119

Re: Need suggestions: Best Win98 guest that can run DX9

3d games in 99 were targeting Voodoos as they were a major part of the market and they were very compatible with problematic Super7 motherboards (a major budget enthusiast part). The only thing you're really missing out on are the very few games that have 24/32-bit textures, very few games that have...
by leilei
Sat 27 Feb, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need suggestions: Best Win98 guest that can run DX9
Replies: 12
Views: 2119

Re: Need suggestions: Best Win98 guest that can run DX9

I'd also like to point this out My aim is to be able to run 3dMark 2001 (or even 2003) smoothly. The generation of hardware PCem emulates have never run either of those smoothly in the real world (even with HWT&L capable hardware like a Geforce4), so you're setting your expectations (from even the m...
by leilei
Fri 26 Feb, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need suggestions: Best Win98 guest that can run DX9
Replies: 12
Views: 2119

Re: Need suggestions: Best Win98 guest that can run DX9

Voodoo2/3 drivers new enough (>Nov1999) require a minimum of DirectX 7 installed to work.
by leilei
Fri 26 Feb, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem icon?
Replies: 6
Views: 2251

Re: PCem icon?

Art's my main hobby and even I'm not sure of what the icon could look like (given the broad coverage of 6 computer generations)....

It'd probably have to be a very scaleable SVG for wx theme consistency, which is way out of my familiar comfort zone anyway (32x / 48x @ 256c at best)
by leilei
Sat 06 Feb, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Maximizing PCem performance
Replies: 15
Views: 3523

Re: Maximizing PCem performance

Banshee and Voodoo3 can't SLI.


SLI would come back for the Voodoo5 later on in the form of having more VSA-100s doing the work on a single card.
by leilei
Sat 06 Feb, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question about emulator security and compatibility
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: Question about emulator security and compatibility

If you don't want to take a chance on the internet as a driver source (I don't blame you, there's a LOT of sketchy driver websites that just want to put their 'easy' Windows-based 'updater' to obfuscate actual driver downloads which show up at the top of the searches for about 19 years now), you can...
by leilei
Fri 05 Feb, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I'm to new for this App ?)
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: I'm to new for this App ?)

Make sure a minimum of DirectX 7 is installed prior to using Voodoo2 drivers from November 1999 and later.
by leilei
Wed 03 Feb, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Yamaha YMF7xx emulation
Replies: 7
Views: 1225

Re: Yamaha YMF7xx emulation

by leilei
Mon 01 Feb, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: i7 or i9 for PCem?
Replies: 8
Views: 1922

Re: i7 or i9 for PCem?

IPC is what really counts. More cores however do benefit the Voodoo emulation (especially now that you can use 4 per card, like 8 for a Voodoo2 SLI) IPC's been improving only at a glacial pace in the past decade though (compared to 1996-2006 which were like at least 4 distinct computer eras). Gettin...
by leilei
Sat 30 Jan, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Random screenshots
Replies: 8
Views: 6659

Re: Random screenshots

One of the big benefits behind the recent Voodoo Banshee emulation is that some games that *almost* work can have fixes made in a more comfortable testing environment (where no hardware is at risk from the scientific process), and as a result, i've almost got Phantasy Star Online (PC) playable (whic...
by leilei
Sun 17 Jan, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: CD-ROM drive not appearing in Windows 95?
Replies: 1
Views: 573

Re: CD-ROM drive not appearing in Windows 95?

This happens when something confuses Win95's IDE controller device drivers (like changing motherboards), try removing them and restarting a couple of times to redetect them. If that doesn't work and you're really desperate, you might want to try a real-mode driver (of the mscdex + oakcdrom/nec_ide.s...
by leilei
Sun 10 Jan, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem v17 running slow/lagging
Replies: 23
Views: 5906

Re: PCem v17 running slow/lagging

The AMD K6-2 has 3Dnow! extensions and 3dfx Voodoo2 and Voodoo3 drivers after 1999 can take advantage of them for performance gains (which can lead to heavier emulation). The achilles' heel is the VIA MVP3 chipset on the actual boards (historically, they'd skew agp compatibility towards 3dfx cards a...