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by ecksemmess
Sat 24 Mar, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Custom resolution isn't set on the next time PCem is started
Replies: 2
Views: 1675

Re: Custom resolution isn't set on the next time PCem is started

Just a shot in the dark, but could this be related to the bug I reported at viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2963?
by ecksemmess
Tue 20 Mar, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [Request] Improve Hard Drives timings
Replies: 3
Views: 2586

Re: [Request] Improve Hard Drives timings

This would be an excellent addition for sure.
by ecksemmess
Tue 20 Mar, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [Bug] Window size changes when leaving fullscreen
Replies: 7
Views: 4665

[Bug] Window size changes when leaving fullscreen

Just a minor but annoying bug, probably quite easy to track down and would be nice to get it stamped out for v14. Steps to reproduce: - Set Video > Resolution to anything other than "Original". - Set Video > Remember Size & Position. - Set Video > Output stretch-mode to anything other than "None". -...
by ecksemmess
Sun 18 Mar, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Development
Topic: [REQUEST] CD-ROM speed
Replies: 10
Views: 5677

Re: [REQUEST] CD-ROM speed

Awesome idea, thanks for adding this! I see that 56x is missing from the list of available speeds--any particular reason for that? I realize that the accuracy is iffy toward the higher end of the speed range in this implementation, but just about every other common speed now seems to be accounted fo...
by ecksemmess
Tue 06 Mar, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [Request] Lo-tech 2MB EMS Board
Replies: 2
Views: 2656

Re: [Request] Lo-tech 2MB EMS Board

If someone is going to go to the trouble of adding an EMS board to PCem, I'd much rather see a period-accurate one emulated than some recent hobbyist board. Is there anything about the Lo-tech that makes it particularly desirable?
by ecksemmess
Wed 28 Feb, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Merged patches
Topic: [Patch] Fix missing tooltip
Replies: 2
Views: 2790

[Patch] Fix missing tooltip

Just a quick patch to fix a missing tooltip in the Configuration Manager window. Not a big deal, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who relies on tooltips and has some anxiety about clicking "mystery meat" buttons... :)
by ecksemmess
Sat 24 Feb, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Possible to get ALT+TAB trapped properly?
Replies: 5
Views: 3268

Re: Possible to get ALT+TAB trapped properly?

Hmm, that's unfortunate. Thanks for looking into it, Sarah. I know we've got some wxWidgets gurus here, hopefully someone has a clue what can be done about this under Windows... anyone? :)
by ecksemmess
Sat 24 Feb, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gateway 2000 zappa based system
Replies: 1
Views: 1375

Re: Gateway 2000 zappa based system

aladd10, as the name suggests, was the BIOS for the Gateway OEM ALi Aladdin motherboard, not the Zappa. The Gateway OEM Zappa is called zappb11. It may just be identical to the standard Advanced/ZP though, with Gateway logos and such added but otherwise no change in features or functionality, in whi...
by ecksemmess
Fri 23 Feb, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Possible to get ALT+TAB trapped properly?
Replies: 5
Views: 3268

Possible to get ALT+TAB trapped properly?

Sorry if this has been discussed before, but have there ever been any attempts to look into trapping ALT+TAB? As things stand, it's getting sent to both the guest and the host, in fullscreen as well as windowed mode. This, of course, makes it basically impossible to use ALT+TAB on the emulated syste...
by ecksemmess
Fri 23 Feb, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Merged patches
Topic: [Patch] Xi8088 - GPL XT system bios
Replies: 15
Views: 9052

Re: [Patch] Xi8088 - GPL XT system bios

Looks good! Love your shader setup too--what package/settings is that?
by ecksemmess
Tue 20 Feb, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Merged patches
Topic: [Patch] Intel Advanced/ZP
Replies: 11
Views: 5983

Re: [Patch] Intel Advanced/ZP

Loving this, and the recent PB570/CL emulation as well, thank you!
by ecksemmess
Mon 29 Jan, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Merged patches
Topic: [Patch] Default video timing
Replies: 7
Views: 4495

Re: [Patch] Default video timing

Can't speak to whether it's a great use of your Sunday, but this is excellent stuff! I've been super interested for a long time in knowing how these comparisons would shake out, it's nice to have some hard data.
by ecksemmess
Sat 27 Jan, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [request] Implement onboard chips emulation
Replies: 7
Views: 4185

Re: [request] Implement onboard chips emulation

Funny that this should come up now, I was actually just thinking recently about how nice it would be to have Trio64V+ and Vibra16 emulation in PCem, not specifically the integrated Advanced/EV versions but just generally speaking. I had a couple of standalone Trio64V+ and Vibra16 cards back in the d...
by ecksemmess
Sat 13 Jan, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sound stutters whatever the configuration
Replies: 22
Views: 9225

Re: Sound stutters whatever the configuration

What renderer are you using (Settings->Render driver)? That's the only thing that is likely to cause a performance regression - for just about everyone else v13.x is faster than v12... I haven't been having any of szadycbr's issues but this is good to know, thanks. I usually just leave the render d...
by ecksemmess
Mon 08 Jan, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Execution rate at DOS prompt, menus, etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 3002

Re: Execution rate at DOS prompt, menus, etc.

No problem at all, I'll hold off on digging further into this until the recompiler rework is done. (Just as a point of order, the observation I was trying to make was that the Win9x shutdown screen does not have anything even close to the same performance behavior as the DOS prompt idle loop, which ...
by ecksemmess
Mon 08 Jan, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Execution rate at DOS prompt, menus, etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 3002

Re: Execution rate at DOS prompt, menus, etc.

Just noticed another major recompiler choker: the "it's now safe to turn off your computer" screen after shutting down Win9x. The level of slowdown is exactly the same as the "no boot device" idle loop I mentioned above, suggesting that they may both be caused by the same recompiler weak point. Once...
by ecksemmess
Sat 06 Jan, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem 13.1 HDD problem
Replies: 11
Views: 5429

Re: PCem 13.1 HDD problem

Not sure if it's related at all, but I've noticed that the BIOSes of all machines behave exactly this way (completely failing to see that any HDD is installed at all) if the HDD image file is read-only. I ran into that once and was tearing my hair out for a while until I figured it out. PCem should ...
by ecksemmess
Sat 06 Jan, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Execution rate at DOS prompt, menus, etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 3002

Execution rate at DOS prompt, menus, etc.

Finally getting a chance to play around with PCem 13.1, and sure enough, it looks like some of those recent dynarec tweaks have MASSIVELY improved execution rates at the DOS prompt, game menus, and other idle-loop areas that previously brought the emulator to its knees. These loops do still cause no...
by ecksemmess
Thu 04 Jan, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Merged patches
Topic: [Patch] Intel Advanced/ZP
Replies: 11
Views: 5983

Re: [Patch] Intel Advanced/ZP

Excellent work, EluanCM! This is great to see, and something I've been looking forward to ever since you first brought up your interest in it many months ago. Thanks for sticking with it. Hopefully Sarah will commit this patch after she returns from her much-deserved break... :)
by ecksemmess
Mon 20 Nov, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Merged patches
Topic: [Patch] Default video timing
Replies: 7
Views: 4495

Re: [Patch] Default video timing

Very, very cool to see work being done on this. Thanks for tackling it, leilei.
by ecksemmess
Mon 20 Nov, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Destruction Derby for DOS slows down a lot under Windows 9x
Replies: 19
Views: 8688

Re: Destruction Derby for DOS slows down a lot under Windows 9x

Does this same commit improve the issue of the recompiler choking at the Windows desktop, DOS prompt, etc.? Can't compile the latest version to check at the moment, but I'm curious. If so, that's a huge step forward!
by ecksemmess
Mon 23 Oct, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Development
Topic: [Bug] DOS Prompt on Windows 95 OSR 2 and S3 Trio64...
Replies: 19
Views: 7517

Re: [Bug] DOS Prompt on Windows 95 OSR 2 and S3 Trio64...

Thanks Sarah, great to finally have this sorted!
by ecksemmess
Thu 12 Oct, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FPU on emulation of pre-486 machines...
Replies: 6
Views: 3618

Re: FPU on emulation of pre-486 machines...

Count me as yet another who would love to see this! I really do hope that at least some level of basic 8087/287/387 support gets onto the to-do list for v14. Also, does anyone know if the FWAIT issue Scali mentioned above has ever been fixed?
by ecksemmess
Mon 02 Oct, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Development
Topic: ST-412/ST-506/ESDI hard drive emulation?
Replies: 51
Views: 17790

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

What a nice surprise, thanks for this! :)
by ecksemmess
Wed 20 Sep, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [Patch] Epson PC AX3
Replies: 6
Views: 3764

Re: [Patch] Epson PC AX3

Are you saying that the number entered is being treated as MB despite being labeled KB? For example, in your screenshot, would PCem improperly attempt to give the system 512 MB of RAM instead of the expected 512 KB? Or are you just saying you find it strange that the AMI 386SX asks for a RAM amount ...
by ecksemmess
Wed 20 Sep, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Development
Topic: [Patch] Epson PC AX3
Replies: 6
Views: 3764

Re: [Patch] Epson PC AX3

omarsis81 wrote:Is this a 386 SX?
Be careful! 386 SX models count memory as KB in the configuration dialog where it should be in MB
Not familiar with this issue but this sounds important, can you elaborate on where the problem is?
by ecksemmess
Fri 15 Sep, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [Ask] Forum quota?
Replies: 7
Views: 2397

Re: [Ask] Forum quota?

Thanks, that does help.
by ecksemmess
Fri 15 Sep, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: [Ask] Forum quota?
Replies: 7
Views: 2397

Re: [Ask] Forum quota?

Sort of related: I've struggled quite a bit with the 50 message limit for the PM Inbox and Sent folders. I know it's trivial to save copies of the messages for long-term storage, but I still find it a lot more helpful to be able to access old messages within the forum itself. Would it be possible to...
by ecksemmess
Mon 04 Sep, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Development
Topic: [BUG] System shock crash on launch on specific cases
Replies: 8
Views: 3952

Re: [BUG] System shock crash on launch on specific cases

Even if it's just caused by a poorly patched ISO, isn't it still a bad sign that PCem itself is crashing/fataling? The failure should be contained within the emulated system, so there's still something amiss to troubleshoot here, right?
by ecksemmess
Wed 23 Aug, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Patches for wxWidgets/SDL2
Replies: 22
Views: 7759

Re: Patches for wxWidgets/SDL2

I'd think that the UI should certainly make it very obvious to the user which settings will be applied globally and which will be applied per-machine. Lots of potential for confusion there.