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by A. Naim
Tue 03 Oct, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: "Warning: corrupt .drectve at end of def file" when building with build guide
Replies: 2
Views: 216

"Warning: corrupt .drectve at end of def file" when building with build guide

No line number, file name, or other identifying information is given, sorry. Rev. #873
by A. Naim
Tue 03 Oct, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: ST-412/ST-506/ESDI hard drive emulation?
Replies: 51
Views: 4386

Re: ST-412/ST-506/ESDI hard drive emulation?

Indeed, thank you! :)
by A. Naim
Tue 03 Oct, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 8086 emulation
Replies: 31
Views: 1918

Re: 8086 emulation

Disclaimer: I Am Not A Lawyer. Depending on jurisdiction, I *think* it *might* be legal to download off the internet if you already own a copy.
by A. Naim
Fri 22 Sep, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: questions about pcem
Replies: 33
Views: 1522

Re: questions about pcem

PCem is a simulator as well as an emulator; where an emulator just tries to emulate outward behaviour, a simulator tries to model exactly what happens in whatever you're simulating. Stack Overflow on the difference between an emulator and a simulator: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1584617/simu...
by A. Naim
Thu 21 Sep, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: PCem build guide
Replies: 42
Views: 5338

Re: PCem build guide

Edit: Figured it out while following the guide. The first set is parent packages; the second set is sub-packages. You may want to clarify it, as it may be confusing to people new to mingw see what looks like the same thing twice. This was asked before, but I don't know if it was explained, and I'm c...
by A. Naim
Fri 15 Sep, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thanks!
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Re: Thanks!

Seeing a lot of patches being posted, which is cool. :)
by A. Naim
Mon 21 Aug, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Award286 clone
Replies: 42
Views: 7726

Re: Award286 clone

omarsis81 wrote:Too bad Intel screw it with the protected mode... oh well, I don't want to go off-topic. I will send you a PM. Best regards
Could you PM that to me, as well? How did Intel mess up the protected mode?
by A. Naim
Sun 20 Aug, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Development
Topic: 3DFX emulation
Replies: 180
Views: 46154

Re: 3DFX emulation

Seems this program is leaning me more and more towards a Ryzen Build. I am interested to see what the next chips from AMD bring. But hey if a 6 core Intel comes out at a competitive price that might be nice as well. I love how Hardware is starting to pick up and I got some software that is going re...
by A. Naim
Sat 19 Aug, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem's 10th anniversary
Replies: 7
Views: 889

Re: PCem's 10th anniversary

I believe today is the 10th anniversary of PCem! Just a handful of emulators made it this far! I'm glad PCem is in active development, almost daily. I downloaded the very first release and the executable is dated Aug 19, 2007, I'd take that as the first release. So, happy birthday! cake.jpg ...Perf...
by A. Naim
Fri 18 Aug, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: 3DFX emulation
Replies: 180
Views: 46154

Re: 3DFX emulation

This is delightful!

PCem v13 is going to rock (even more than it already does!)
by A. Naim
Wed 24 May, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Config manager
Replies: 11
Views: 946

Re: Config manager

Anything you download and build off of the latest source code is going to have bugs in it. You're basically running a test build. :) The latest official release is the V12 on the Downloads page. You made my day. I like funny people. :mrgreen: You look like a hoopy frood too, but I have to ask - Do ...
by A. Naim
Tue 23 May, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Config manager
Replies: 11
Views: 946

Re: Config manager

Anything you download and build off of the latest source code is going to have bugs in it. You're basically running a test build. :)

The latest official release is the V12 on the Downloads page.
by A. Naim
Mon 01 May, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [Linux] GUI discussion
Replies: 218
Views: 14378

Re: [Linux] GUI discussion

With SDL2 and wxwidgets is not so difficult. We could use SDL_GetWindowWMInfo to get native handle (HWND on Windows) from SDL window and wxNativeWindow to embed it in the wxwidgets application. My reading of their post was that they wanted it the other way around. And please quote my entire post. I...
by A. Naim
Mon 01 May, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [Linux] GUI discussion
Replies: 218
Views: 14378

Re: [Linux] GUI discussion

I just build a 64-bit PCem-wx-SDL2 https://github.com/mborjesson/PCem-wx-SDL2 It seems impossible that a SDL display window and control window cannot be merged into one window. Gonna explain this. :) The tl;dr is that theoretically, there's nothing stopping you; it just doesn't work that well, is p...
by A. Naim
Thu 27 Apr, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Paintbrush glitches in S3 Virge 325 and 375
Replies: 5
Views: 693

Re: Paintbrush glitches in S3 Virge 325 and 375

If you have access to the original hardware, try reproducing the issue with the exact same drivers as on PCem.

You could also try later and earlier S3 Virge drivers in PCem. :)
by A. Naim
Thu 13 Apr, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Patches for linux
Replies: 12
Views: 1261

Re: Patches for linux

I think that the problems we currently encounter is caused by random use of lower/upper case letters for the rom names. Moreover the casing was different between the docs and actual code, so matching readme will not help. And I think, once it would be clear that all files and dirs need to use lower...
by A. Naim
Tue 11 Apr, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [Request] Ubuntu ppa / linux binaries
Replies: 10
Views: 1122

Re: [Request] Ubuntu ppa / linux binaries

For me, the "./configure, make, make install" isn't a problem; it's the 2-4 other libraries it wants me to install first, and sometimes those libraries want other libraries...

And PCem runs just fine in Windows on VMWare.
by A. Naim
Tue 11 Apr, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Patches for linux
Replies: 12
Views: 1261

Re: Patches for linux

Even with a HDD, a thousand items per second is not out of line. I don't think scanning the rom dir is going to be a problem. :) How to check: If you have a HDD, check the properties. It'll start counting files and stored data (Linux Mint and Windows). Mine peaked at ~1000 files/second in the first ...
by A. Naim
Tue 04 Apr, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Linux
Replies: 13
Views: 1380

Re: Linux

Probably not much use for it at this point - At that era of Linux development, its main use, IIRC, was for servers. And PCem 12 doesn't have internet. :)

A source build might; someone might chime in on that.

Edit: Also, post made while tired.
by A. Naim
Sun 02 Apr, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [Bug] Show desktop in Windows 10 crashes the emulator
Replies: 17
Views: 1297

Re: [Bug] Show desktop in Windows 10 crashes the emulator

SarahWalker wrote:D3D is noticeably faster on some machines (eg mine), DirectDraw is faster on some others, on some systems they're about the same speed. Mainly driver issues I think.
My guess would be that later graphics cards emulate DirectDraw using Direct3D.

But that's just a guess.
by A. Naim
Sat 25 Mar, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [BUG] NSSI hangs AMI WinBIOS 486 machine!
Replies: 40
Views: 2805

Re: [BUG] NSSI hangs AMI WinBIOS 486 machine!

One to three days between most bug reports and the fixes...Rather amazing. :)
by A. Naim
Sun 19 Mar, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: P300MMX?
Replies: 21
Views: 2776

Re: P300MMX?

You might want to fix your quotes. :) I think +300MHz and good overclocking improvements are entirely reasonable for the Ryzen refresh, agreed. Motherboard updates (software and hardware) should also help current Ryzen hit its peak; RAM support is spotty. Windows 10 also needs updated multi-threadin...
by A. Naim
Wed 15 Mar, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: P300MMX?
Replies: 21
Views: 2776

Re: P300MMX?

Edit : And then I posted my entire reply, re-read your post, and realized you said "Ryzen refresh ". My, that's some tasty raw egg on my face. :) Keeping post for posterity and info. :) I am hoping that the first Ryzen refresh will give me around that 6700's performance in this emulator I think 300...
by A. Naim
Sun 05 Mar, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ryzen
Replies: 7
Views: 1456

Re: Ryzen

There's a good video by Gamers Nexus explaining differences in reviews. Or at least, it seems like a good one to me - I'm not a reviewer, and I don't have any inside information. AMD Ryzen was overhyped by a lot of people, IMO. What we got with the R7's seems reasonable. Very reasonable, in fact; 8...
by A. Naim
Fri 03 Mar, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ryzen
Replies: 7
Views: 1456

Re: Ryzen

There's a good video by Gamers Nexus explaining differences in reviews. Or at least, it seems like a good one to me - I'm not a reviewer, and I don't have any inside information. AMD Ryzen was overhyped by a lot of people, IMO. What we got with the R7's seems reasonable. Very reasonable, in fact; 8-...
by A. Naim
Wed 01 Mar, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Development
Topic: PCem build guide
Replies: 42
Views: 5338

Re: PCem build guide

dreamer wrote:I use 7-zip, it opens lzma fine
I haven't gone off and done any real research, but I haven't run into any common compression format that 7-zip won't open, so it's pretty much my go-to for that.

For Linux, it's command-line only, though.
by A. Naim
Tue 21 Feb, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: 3DFX compatibility list
Replies: 71
Views: 21585

Re: 3DFX compatibility list

A. Naim wrote:Interstate '76 Nitro - Clicked on "3Dfx" on the startup screen, and immediate Crash to Desktop.

What info do you need, and how would I get it?
Update: Installed and drove around a bit with 3Dfx, 640x480 only. No problems detected.
by A. Naim
Sun 19 Feb, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v12 released!
Replies: 34
Views: 7393

Re: v12 released!

Thank you.
by A. Naim
Sun 19 Feb, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Dynamic recompiler
Replies: 164
Views: 43565

Re: Dynamic recompiler

SarahWalker wrote:Voodoo threads can be added, it's just that there's currently no point in doing so.
That is what I meant, although not what I literally, semantically said. :)