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by omarsis81
Fri 23 Oct, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trying to add a hard drive to IBM PC XT
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: Trying to add a hard drive to IBM PC XT

XTIDE BIOS is not copyrighted, right? I could post a link if it is ok..
by omarsis81
Tue 20 Oct, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem Logo
Replies: 5
Views: 1144

Re: PCem Logo

What about the 5150 when you load the website?
by omarsis81
Sat 17 Oct, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HeadStart Explorer
Replies: 7
Views: 1172

Re: HeadStart Explorer

I believe we need to know what chipset the system uses and if there is a datasheet available to download to emulate it
by omarsis81
Sat 10 Oct, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Future graphics card emulation
Replies: 80
Views: 38661

Re: Future graphics card emulation

Hahaha very clever that Washington DC name for a DreamCast emulator :lol:
by omarsis81
Wed 07 Oct, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: HeadStart Explorer
Replies: 7
Views: 1172

Re: HeadStart Explorer

Where is where? Haha. You forgot the link (don't paste any link to copyrighted files please)
by omarsis81
Tue 06 Oct, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Won’t Load ISO’s
Replies: 9
Views: 1367

Re: Won’t Load ISO’s

Do you see the CDROM letter unit in the windows' explorer?
by omarsis81
Tue 06 Oct, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HeadStart Explorer
Replies: 7
Views: 1172

Re: HeadStart Explorer

Never heard of it either but according to this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE0zuQnY-WU is boots DOS 3.1 and then it launches a GUI
by omarsis81
Sun 04 Oct, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Win98SE and 137GB limit
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

Re: Win98SE and 137GB limit

The 137GB limit comes from the BIOS, so splitting it via software would be useless. Unless it's Windows 98SE who's having the problems
by omarsis81
Wed 30 Sep, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Future graphics card emulation
Replies: 80
Views: 38661

Re: Future graphics card emulation

The Banshee was my first 3D card that I purchased sometime in 1999. I remember flipping through magazines as to whether buy the Diamond Fusion or the Creative one :roll:
by omarsis81
Wed 23 Sep, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: 120 games tested (1995 to 2001 era)
Replies: 4
Views: 4300

Re: 120 games tested (1995 to 2001 era)

Very nice job!
How did you manage with the virtual hard disks? Did you create 3 HDDs and the other IDE channel for the CDROM? All 3 hard disk with 8gb each?
Having all those game installed at once I bet Windows is beginning to slow down
by omarsis81
Tue 15 Sep, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Write-up for Compiling PCem in 2020?
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Re: Write-up for Compiling PCem in 2020?

Out of curiosity, why is GOT to be IDE?
by omarsis81
Tue 15 Sep, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Write-up for Compiling PCem in 2020?
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Re: Write-up for Compiling PCem in 2020?

maybe emulate an SCSI card
by omarsis81
Thu 10 Sep, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 8881F weirdness
Replies: 3
Views: 1042

Re: 8881F weirdness

Good idea. I will check that. Thanks
by omarsis81
Thu 10 Sep, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 8881F weirdness
Replies: 3
Views: 1042

8881F weirdness

I have an Epson ActionPC 2600 (486 with UMC 8881F chipset). I extracted the BIOS EPROM and dumped its content with a Mini Pro. I downloaded PCem 8 (wich I believe is the latest version that supports the 8881F) and put the recently dumped BIOS. Much to my surprise the real computer displays and EPSON...
by omarsis81
Sat 05 Sep, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thank You SarahWalker for PCem
Replies: 11
Views: 2878

Re: Thank You SarahWalker for PCem

LordStarwalker wrote:
Sat 05 Sep, 2020 7:18 pm
I wish you nothing but the best of luck with the PCem project going forward! :D
I thought you were going to end the sentence with "May the Force be with you"
Joke aside, I am hugely grateful to SarahWalker to for this amazing piece of software I almost use it everyday for more than 5 years now
by omarsis81
Tue 01 Sep, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Patches
Topic: [Patch] Intel PIIX3 southbridge (including USB controller)
Replies: 8
Views: 2200

Re: [Patch] Intel PIIX3 southbridge (including USB controller)


Is it OK if I can make a patch to add this chipset and an Intel Desktop Board (Intel Premiere PCI/II) which supports it?
All boards/computers additions are more than welcome!
by omarsis81
Thu 27 Aug, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem Permedia 2 emulation
Replies: 4
Views: 1466

Re: PCem Permedia 2 emulation

I have no idea about what you ask, but I wish you all the luck with that noble task
by omarsis81
Wed 26 Aug, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: No CD audio For Aztech Sound Galaxy
Replies: 8
Views: 1849

Re: No CD audio on Tuneland

DevanDrake99 wrote:
Tue 25 Aug, 2020 7:22 pm
Btw. I'm running that game on another machine. A non-Packard Bell machine for testing purposes.
Another machine with the SB16 works? Try that to see where is the problem
by omarsis81
Tue 25 Aug, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Merged patches
Topic: [Patch] Amstrad PC5086
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Re: [Patch] Amstrad PC5086

Nice work!
Do you plan to emulate the internal C&T VGA in the future?
by omarsis81
Tue 25 Aug, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No CD audio For Aztech Sound Galaxy
Replies: 8
Views: 1849

Re: No CD audio on Tuneland

Are you using a BIN/CUE image or ISO? Are you 100% positive the image has the audio tracks?
by omarsis81
Sat 22 Aug, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Patches
Topic: [Patch] Intel PIIX3 southbridge (including USB controller)
Replies: 8
Views: 2200

Re: [Patch] Intel PIIX3 southbridge (including USB controller)

so... we could plug external usb devices with this?
by omarsis81
Thu 20 Aug, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Most affordable CPU to emulate the most powerful CPU without stutter?
Replies: 7
Views: 2107

Re: Most affordable CPU to emulate the most powerful CPU without stutter?

I would take a look at this chart as it shows the best processors by single thread performance
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/singleThread.html
by omarsis81
Thu 06 Aug, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Future graphics card emulation
Replies: 80
Views: 38661

Re: Future graphics card emulation

how about the Number Nine Imagine 128 or the Video 7 VGA 1024i. How hard would it be to add either of those graphics cards? The Nine Imagine 128 is for editing and CAD I believe and those cards are more difficult to implement, and really worthless. Besides, we all want PCem to play old games, right...
by omarsis81
Fri 31 Jul, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Confused about creating hard drive images and sizes
Replies: 13
Views: 3306

Re: Confused about creating hard drive images and sizes

Heads are NOT fixed, that's for sure. If you click in the dropdown list of fixed HDDs you will notice there are many preconfigured HDDs with different sectors. I didn't test it myself, but I bet that to achieve 127 GB you will need a LBA BIOS or an external HDD controller (I think PCem emulates SCSI...
by omarsis81
Sun 26 Jul, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: documentation rework
Replies: 13
Views: 3977

Re: documentation rework

Like vbdasc said, many hashes for different revisions could be added and then next to each hash a statement saying that it works or it doesn't
by omarsis81
Sat 25 Jul, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: documentation rework
Replies: 13
Views: 3977

Re: documentation rework

I once posted a checksum and I had no problems, that's why I said that
by omarsis81
Fri 24 Jul, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: documentation rework
Replies: 13
Views: 3977

Re: documentation rework

gen_angry wrote:
Fri 24 Jul, 2020 5:37 am
just a question, would you be ok with an MD5/SHA1 of the correct ROM files on it?
The is no problem to include the MD5/SHA1, the thing is that there is not just ONE valid file. There are many versions of a same ROM and all should work
by omarsis81
Tue 21 Jul, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem infrared emulation
Replies: 16
Views: 3663

Re: PCem infrared emulation

I believe my idea of serial cable emulation is easier to program and more useful
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3421&p=13638
by omarsis81
Tue 21 Jul, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem infrared emulation
Replies: 16
Views: 3663

Re: PCem infrared emulation

I still don't know how the host computer could communicate with the other computer with native IR. Modern computers don't have built-in IR, am I right?
Installing a PCI infrared card on the PCem machine?