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by Zup
Fri 17 Mar, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strange keyboard bug
Replies: 0
Views: 1254

Strange keyboard bug

I've got some kind of strange bug with keyboard on v12 (official build). It seems (almost) the same keyboard bug reported here . - It happened to me on some Amstrad PCs (Amstrad PC2086, Sinclair PC200). - Other computers (i.e.: Compaq 386, 430VX) are not affected. - After pressing CTRL+END to switch...
by Zup
Tue 14 Mar, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Internet with Windows 95?
Replies: 8
Views: 4232

Re: Internet with Windows 95?

I am not sure you need any Microsoft update patches to run Win95. Obviously having the OSR2 version might help, but on its own Win95 can do many tasks without additional patches from Microsoft. Back then you did not need constant patches, service packs and updates from Microsoft. Indeed, Win98 alwa...
by Zup
Sun 12 Mar, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Random screenshots
Replies: 6
Views: 3140

Re: Random screenshots

Awesome! How did you get Windows 95 J to achieve 9 FAT16 partitions? :D If he used only a hard disk, I guess he defined a system partition and then two extended partitions with four FAT16 volumes inside. Or he could have used more hard disks (up to three). I know for a fact that there is a way for ...
by Zup
Sun 05 Mar, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Development
Topic: ST-412/ST-506/ESDI hard drive emulation?
Replies: 51
Views: 14000

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

From what I can see, the Xebec controller is a bit limited in what drives are supported - the first two variants only support 10 MB drives, the later (AT) variant also supports 20. Probably a more flexible controller would be the best one to start with I think. Keep on mind that some computers (i.e...
by Zup
Fri 24 Feb, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: revamping config files
Replies: 53
Views: 12117

Re: Feature request: revamping config files

I'd use alias instead of full strings. I mean, using "pcxt" (the rom directory) is less prone to errors than "Generic XT clone".

Also, getting the index from an array of strings is not so complex and performance is not a concern (it will be done only at startup).
by Zup
Thu 23 Feb, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: revamping config files
Replies: 53
Views: 12117

Re: Feature request: revamping config files

YES! The config file architecture is very annoying. Everything defaults to pcem.cfg when saving. I've had to resort to making multiple copies of the whole folder with all extraneous rom/bios files just to accommodate different emulated PC's. Although the default saving is to pcem.cfg (and the defau...
by Zup
Tue 21 Feb, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Qestions about the Linux build?
Replies: 4
Views: 1609

Re: Qestions about the Linux build?

Maybe that's the problem. In Unix world, ALI1429G.AMW, ali1429g.amw and ALI1429g.amw are different things. In Windows, capitalisation doesn't matter. Note that Linux will check capitalisation even if the files are placed in FAT or NTFS filesystems. Check the source code (the file mem.c) to find the ...
by Zup
Tue 21 Feb, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: revamping config files
Replies: 53
Views: 12117

Feature request: revamping config files

PCem has some lists with machine types, CPU types and so on. When new releases come, items in those lists change their order so old config can be no longer valid. In some cases (machine type has changed) they may work. On other cases (CPU type is invalid), PCem will stuck on a grey screen or crash w...
by Zup
Sun 18 Dec, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem and a new PC
Replies: 12
Views: 4951

Re: PCem and a new PC

Why Intel? Although Intel has CPUs with higher performance than AMD (so, in the high end Intel beats AMD), in the middle and lower end AMD usually offers better price for the same performance. On the lower end (APUs), Intel integrated video cards suuuuucks.

Is there any reason to prefer Intel?
by Zup
Thu 17 Nov, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is PCEm the only emulator of its kind?
Replies: 11
Views: 4488

Re: Is PCEm the only emulator of its kind?

I originally came to know about PCEm following a Vogons thread which unceremoniously labeled it as "Another PC Emulator". But frankly, I can't seem to find a peer in terms of an architecture that allows for all the basic components of an X86 pc to be emulated separately, complete with BIOS, specifi...
by Zup
Mon 19 Sep, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Development
Topic: An increase of memory on Voodoo.
Replies: 9
Views: 3530

Re: An increase of memory on Voodoo.

Voodoo2 support up to 12 MB per card, so in SLI you get the whooping amount of 24 MB Are you sure? AFAIK, in Voodoo2 SLI a card was drawing odd lines and the other card drawed even lines. The memory was NOT shared between cards, but both cards had to have the same textures loaded (because they were...
by Zup
Tue 23 Aug, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bug? Strange behaviour with floppy images and Amstrad keys
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

Re: Bug? Strange behaviour with floppy images and Amstrad ke

But floppy B: was defined as 720k on PCem, BIOS and the disk image (737280 bytes, with DOS format). If both A: and B: are defined as 720k it works, but if A: is defined as 1.44Mb and B: is defined as 720Kb, formatting B: won't work. I forgot to mention: I'm using "vanilla" PCem v11, not any testing ...
by Zup
Mon 22 Aug, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [Req] Mega-Turbo switch
Replies: 0
Views: 1739

[Req] Mega-Turbo switch

Can PCem have any ultra-hyper-mega-turbo switch? Some emulators (i.e.: ZX Spin) have some kind of switch (in ZX Spin the hotkey is F1) that forces the emulator going crazy and execute everything as fast as it can. That could be useful for slow operations like copying or installing things from disket...
by Zup
Mon 22 Aug, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bug? Strange behaviour with floppy images and Amstrad keys
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

Bug? Strange behaviour with floppy images and Amstrad keys

I've got some (screwed up) disk images and I was trying to fix them. The images were 1474560 bytes long (= 80x2x18) but they were formatted as 720k (=80x2x9). To fix them (store as 737280 bytes images, same disk format as declared) I set up a ami486 machine with two disk drives. The first one was a ...
by Zup
Mon 15 Aug, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The System16 System Emulator video.
Replies: 2
Views: 1584

Re: The System16 System Emulator video.

It seems it's doubling lines, producing a 320x480 lines output. Does it happen with other video cards?
by Zup
Tue 28 Jun, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Extended ReadMe or PCem Hardware Documentation Project
Replies: 13
Views: 5913

Re: Extended ReadMe or PCem Hardware Documentation Project

My almost complete list, with some notes: IBM 5150 PC IBM PCjr Tandy 1000 Tandy 1000HX Tandy 1000SL/2 There was no HD for this computers, can use 3rd party HDs (usually type 1/2/3) Sinclair PC200 (a.k.a. Amstrad PC20) Amstrad offered no HD, but there were 3rd party HDs. Schneider EuroPC A external H...
by Zup
Mon 27 Jun, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: [SOLVED] IBM PS/1 Model 2011 not recognising hard disk.
Replies: 5
Views: 3022

Re: [SOLVED] IBM PS/1 Model 2011 not recognising hard disk.

I've been trying to make it work (I had a previous post talking about this). Can you post your ROM or instructions about how to disable Full Operating Mode, please? Nevermind, I've solved too. I haven't found how to save the BIOS using XTIDECFG.COM, so I've followed these steps: - Download XT IDE 1....
by Zup
Wed 22 Jun, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: SHL operation in PCem
Replies: 1
Views: 966

Re: SHL operation in PCem

Why not use a debugger and find it out?
by Zup
Mon 20 Jun, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Extended ReadMe or PCem Hardware Documentation Project
Replies: 13
Views: 5913

Re: Extended ReadMe or PCem Hardware Documentation Project

This is my HDD list: Computers: ------------------- Commodore PC30-III ST225? IBM 5160 (XT) ST412 / ST225 IBM 5170 (AT) CMI 6426S Amstrad PPC640 --- / Conner CP3024? / Stratum Sprint? Olivetti M24 Olivetti XM5220/2 Amstrad PC1640 HD30 WD95038? Amstrad PC2386 ST277R Hard disk: Size: C/H/S: Type: ----...
by Zup
Thu 16 Jun, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cannot access CD-ROM drive at all
Replies: 5
Views: 4080

Re: Cannot access CD-ROM drive at all

Oh, I guess you're using MacOS...

BTW, the configuration of CD-ROM is below Disc -> Configure Hard Disk... on that dialog you may configure your hard disk (obviously) but also "place" your virtual CD-ROM on a specific IDE port, so you don't have to edit .cfg files manually.
by Zup
Thu 16 Jun, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Extended ReadMe or PCem Hardware Documentation Project
Replies: 13
Views: 5913

Re: Extended ReadMe or PCem Hardware Documentation Project

In those computers (like that PC2086) that had only a (few) HDD model, I'd document the CHS settings. Also, keep in mind that the RLL HDD is not compatible with XT-IDE (=the computer CMOS or motherboard must not have any HDD configured). I don't know if you mean to say that the computer can have an ...
by Zup
Thu 16 Jun, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cannot access CD-ROM drive at all
Replies: 5
Views: 4080

Re: Cannot access CD-ROM drive at all

Remember that nvr files changed place, maybe your old CMOS configuration has been replaced. Have you got into CMOS and verify that there are a CD-ROM configured there? Also, you can select now channel and master/slave position for your CD-ROM. If your BIOS don't support two IDE channels, you may nee...
by Zup
Tue 14 Jun, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Some issues with v11
Replies: 0
Views: 1741

Some issues with v11

I've been testing PCem v11 with some old configurations from v10, and I've run into some issues. - The "model" index has changed. A v10 config from a Compaq Desktop is now a 286 computer. - RAM sizes and floppy configurations also change, I don't know it that's because those configurations are inval...
by Zup
Thu 05 May, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Building PCem
Replies: 13
Views: 5638

Re: Building PCem

Maybe if he set up a cross-compiling environment.

The problem is that a makefile lacks the instructions needed to build some files. Maybe is he missing some libraries or there is a bug on that makefile?
by Zup
Mon 02 May, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Development
Topic: v11 feature freeze at end of April
Replies: 14
Views: 7089

Re: v11 feature freeze at end of April

Is PCem frozen now?

If so, what will be the new features for v11?
by Zup
Sun 13 Mar, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Miscellaneous bugs / what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 2055

Re: Miscellaneous bugs / what am I doing wrong?

I've been looking for the tuned ATIDE ROM... did it got released?
by Zup
Tue 16 Feb, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help with reading disc?
Replies: 5
Views: 3205

Re: Help with reading disc?

It seems that you have a disc with a DOS (or Windows 16 bit) and a MacOS program. If you need to make a copy, any modern CD burner will do the job; if you need to make it work... well, you'll need an emulator or an old computer. Some things you can try: - Use it in a computer with Windows XP (32 bit...
by Zup
Fri 12 Feb, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Joystick detection
Replies: 21
Views: 11408

Re: Joystick detection

The original joystick port for IBM PCs allowed two joysticks composed of two axis and two buttons, and that's the thing emulated on PCem. Some joysticks/gamepads "borrowed" connections of the second joystick to form a typical two axis/four buttons combo or even a four axis/four buttons thing (but th...
by Zup
Tue 09 Feb, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Miscellaneous bugs / what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 2055

Re: Miscellaneous bugs / what am I doing wrong?

Sorry, but I forgot to mention that these issues happens both in Windows and Linux. I usually run PCem in Windows, but I've got only the proper tools to compile on Linux (so all tests on Windows run the standard 10.1 version and the tests on Linux run a later version). About the PC2086, I use CTRL+A...
by Zup
Tue 09 Feb, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Miscellaneous bugs / what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 2055

Miscellaneous bugs / what am I doing wrong?

I've been trying to build some computers on vanilla 10.1, and I've run into some "features" of this emulator. Maybe they're bugs, maybe I'm doing something wrong... anyone can help? UI: Some VGA and sound cards have options to configure them. But choosing one of this cards (i.e.: a TVGA9440) and the...