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by A. Naim
Sun 19 Feb, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Dynamic recompiler
Replies: 164
Views: 43618

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. :)
by A. Naim
Tue 14 Feb, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Dynamic recompiler
Replies: 164
Views: 43618

Re: Dynamic recompiler

CPU emulation takes ~90% of the main thread. Voodoo threads will run up to 100% utilisation each. Potentially increasing the number of Voodoo threads would improve peak Voodoo performance, but given that the current CPU emulation can't drive the existing Voodoo emulation at 100% it would be somewha...
by A. Naim
Mon 13 Feb, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Dynamic recompiler
Replies: 164
Views: 43618

Re: Dynamic recompiler

As for AMD core counts, a few recent AMD Ryzen leaks strongly imply that the consumer CPUs may actually have twice as many cores (4 core i3-equivalents, 8-core i5 equivalents, 8-core 16-thread i7-equivalents). So I could be wrong there. But, like any pre-release, pre-actual-product-review pie-in-th...
by A. Naim
Mon 13 Feb, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Dynamic recompiler
Replies: 164
Views: 43618

Re: Dynamic recompiler

As for AMD core counts, a few recent AMD Ryzen leaks strongly imply that the consumer CPUs may actually have twice as many cores (4 core i3-equivalents, 8-core i5 equivalents, 8-core 16-thread i7-equivalents). So I could be wrong there. But, like any pre-release, pre-actual-product-review pie-in-the...
by A. Naim
Mon 06 Feb, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Dynamic recompiler
Replies: 164
Views: 43618

Re: Dynamic recompiler

Dreamer , you are right, and it will be massive task to rewrite all components, but it will take much less if only one PC will be changed , and only one Dispaly, sound adapter etc. not the whole PCem but only one complete PC with specific boards. still a lot of work. without voodoo emulation it cou...
by A. Naim
Tue 17 Jan, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unknown register write in CMDFIFO mode 00003d18 00000280 error when trying to run a game
Replies: 9
Views: 1645

Re: Unknown register write in CMDFIFO mode 00003d18 00000280 error when trying to run a game

The Voodoo2 DirectX 7 Beta driver obviously requires a DirectX version of at least 7.0. DirectX 6 isn't going to cut it. i had already installed dx 7.but it was on top of dx 4 and 6. i uninstalled them and reinstalled just 7 and it now works Old un/installers could be pretty bad. In the *Win95 days...
by A. Naim
Sat 07 Jan, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [Bug?] Win98 not accepting ANY serial keys.
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

Re: [Bug?] Win98 not accepting ANY serial keys.

Tried like, 6. Used physical disc and ISO. Tried different ISOs. No dice anywhere. Is there something i'm missing or something? The "stupid questions" first: Is your capslock on? Second: Can you type the key correctly in a text document? (is your keyboard working?) Both answers are probably "yes", ...
by A. Naim
Thu 29 Dec, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Development
Topic: v12 feature freeze at the end of the year
Replies: 5
Views: 2418

Re: v12 feature freeze at the end of the year

The Voodoo pics look really cool. :) Looking forward to playing around with it.
by A. Naim
Mon 26 Dec, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem and a new PC
Replies: 12
Views: 2593

Re: PCem and a new PC

If possible may I ask what do you think of the AMD cpus FX-8350 or 8370 clocked at 4Ghz (turbo 4.2 and 4.3 Ghz respectively)? I know the core i7 is better, and even some core i5s run at 4Ghz, but I am just curious how these higher end AMD processors would perform against the benchmark cpus for PCem...
by A. Naim
Mon 26 Dec, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Development
Topic: [Request] SCP (Supercard Pro) Support
Replies: 8
Views: 1591

Re: [Request] SCP (Supercard Pro) Support

I'm pretty sure flyers80 was talking about Supercard Pro format support on the host side, not the guest side. It's a floppy image format that samples disks at the flux level, similar to Kryoflux. I'm not sure exactly what's involved in adding support for those formats, but it kinda seems like way m...
by A. Naim
Mon 26 Dec, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem and a new PC
Replies: 12
Views: 2593

Re: PCem and a new PC

I don't think Zen processors would make a huge difference with PCem, as those processors will have 8 cores / 16 threads but at relatively low clock, and as SarahWalker said, PCem needs a good single thread performance processor First, I'm going to apologize. This is going to be ranty; it's not aime...
by A. Naim
Sat 24 Dec, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [Request] SCP (Supercard Pro) Support
Replies: 8
Views: 1591

Re: [Request] SCP (Supercard Pro) Support

Looks like a USB device. All that would be needed is a sufficient level of USB passthrough and the software for it.

Of course, "a small matter of..." rarely is a small matter. :)
by A. Naim
Sat 24 Dec, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem and a new PC
Replies: 12
Views: 2593

Re: PCem and a new PC

Or wait to see if Xen/Ryzen/Summit Ridge? is good.
by A. Naim
Sun 20 Nov, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is PCEm the only emulator of its kind?
Replies: 11
Views: 2731

Re: Is PCEm the only emulator of its kind?

I didn't write anywhere that Winuae's panel is nice. In fact, it's a rather incomprehensible mess. I also didn't mention mame as a reply to anyone, just as a mean of comparison to Pcem. My message was simply "PCem is architecturally awesome, deserves more press". That's all. (ps.: for the sake of c...
by A. Naim
Sun 20 Nov, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is PCEm the only emulator of its kind?
Replies: 11
Views: 2731

Re: Is PCEm the only emulator of its kind?

But all of those have one difference to 90s PC: They don't have a million and a half hardware combos, made by dozens of different companies, almost all of which had dubious adherence to spec. Hope not to go too off-topic: well, actually if you have a look at the most recent Winuae, you'll see that ...
by A. Naim
Sat 19 Nov, 2016 6:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: "Unable to control A20 line" or "A20 Line already enabled"
Replies: 6
Views: 1714

Re: "Unable to control A20 line" or "A20 Line already enable

Just confirming that this is a regression compared to PCem v10.1 on the same system, where A20 seems to be handled correctly. EDIT: Okay, this is getting weird. I was finally able to get HIMEM.sys working on PCem v11, but only on a certain BIOS in a certain very specific setup. Specifically, if I u...
by A. Naim
Sat 19 Nov, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is PCEm the only emulator of its kind?
Replies: 11
Views: 2731

Re: Is PCEm the only emulator of its kind?

DOSBox is easier to get into. WinUAE and Amiga Forever will get you up and running with Commodore nostalgia in less than a day, depending on how quick your download purchase goes. PCSXII and your LAN connection to your PS2 will probably have you running same-day as well. But all of those have one di...
by A. Naim
Tue 15 Nov, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can any of these controls work on Voodoo 2.
Replies: 23
Views: 3871

Re: Can any of these controls work on Voodoo 2.

It's just because I don't have a real computer with a voodoo 2 card nor a emulator that has Voodoo2. Because I never tried them out yet because I didn't have these hardware with me at the time. It's just that I never experienced using a voodoo 2 on a Windows 95. So you're insisting it works, despit...
by A. Naim
Tue 15 Nov, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can any of these controls work on Voodoo 2.
Replies: 23
Views: 3871

Re: Can any of these controls work on Voodoo 2.

Then why don't you try then and see for your self. It is not their job to prove your assertion. You've not so much as posted a video or even (that I've seen) a picture showing this supposed config working, and given that cell phones are almost ubiquitous, I find it hard to believe you couldn't. And...
by A. Naim
Thu 10 Nov, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Building on Linux Mint... Error
Replies: 3
Views: 1278

Re: Building on Linux Mint... Error

Thanks, but that didn't work for me. The result I got was: <code> + aclocal main::scan_file() called too early to check prototype at /usr/local/bin/aclocal line 618. + autoheader + libtoolize ./reconfig.sh: 5: ./reconfig.sh: libtoolize: not found + automake --foreign --add-missing --copy Useless use...
by A. Naim
Sun 23 Oct, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Building on Linux Mint... Error
Replies: 3
Views: 1278

Re: Building on Linux Mint... Error

Oh yeah. It's the Linux download on the main page.
by A. Naim
Sun 23 Oct, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Building on Linux Mint... Error
Replies: 3
Views: 1278

Building on Linux Mint... Error

Configure works. I have all the dependencies installed (using allegro 4.4.2, and the latest versions from apt-get) Make outputs the following: Making all in src make[1]: Entering directory '/home/bruce/Downloads/PCemV11Linux/src' source='386.c' object='pcem-386.o' libtool=no \ DEPDIR=.deps depmode=n...
by A. Naim
Thu 03 Dec, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Development
Topic: 3DFX compatibility list
Replies: 71
Views: 21705

Re: 3DFX compatibility list

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?
by A. Naim
Mon 30 Nov, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trident graphics (from downlods); display messed up
Replies: 14
Views: 3207

Re: Trident graphics (from downlods); display messed up

SA1988 wrote:
A. Naim wrote:
SA1988 wrote: there is, another one, called Phoenix S3 Trio64.
It's not listed in the readme.

*Sneezes*
it doesn't mean it isn't emulated.
I was suggesting that it should be included in the readme. Perhaps I could have been more clear about that.
by A. Naim
Sun 29 Nov, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Daggerfall dag213.exe problem
Replies: 0
Views: 1408

Daggerfall dag213.exe problem

Following these instructions: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Daggerfall:Running_Without_CD When running "dag213.exe" (the latest patch), I get the following error: unpacking c:\dagger\arena2\900c00y00.qbn DOS: Error creating file: This occurs whether I run it in DOS or Win98 SE (the OS I have installed). ...
by A. Naim
Sun 29 Nov, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCEM-X link?
Replies: 2
Views: 1523

Re: PCEM-X link?

Thanks.
by A. Naim
Sun 29 Nov, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trident graphics (from downlods); display messed up
Replies: 14
Views: 3207

Re: Trident graphics (from downlods); display messed up

SA1988 wrote:
A. Naim wrote:The only S3 Trio adapter you have listed as compatible (Number Nine 9FX) doesn't do 1024x768x32, either.
there is, another one, called Phoenix S3 Trio64.
It's not listed in the readme.

*Sneezes*
by A. Naim
Sun 29 Nov, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Trident graphics (from downlods); display messed up
Replies: 14
Views: 3207

Re: Trident graphics (from downlods); display messed up

The only S3 Trio adapter you have listed as compatible (Number Nine 9FX) doesn't do 1024x768x32, either.
by A. Naim
Sat 28 Nov, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trident graphics (from downlods); display messed up
Replies: 14
Views: 3207

Re: Trident graphics (from downlods); display messed up

Thanks, everyone. :)

Between your help and remembering a bit more, I think I've got this figured out.
by A. Naim
Sat 28 Nov, 2015 6:22 am
Forum: Development
Topic: 3DFX emulation
Replies: 180
Views: 46368

Re: 3DFX emulation

Thanks.