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For the first, thanks for this emulator.
Second, I just tested now 36 DOS games below on my DOS 6.22 system, anyone may test other DOS games I don't tested below and post here their list.

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Working:

Assault Rigs (full version) (1996) (Psygnosis)
Metaltech: Battledrome (CD version) (1995) (Sierra On-Line)
Big Red Racing (full version including CD tracks) (1996) (Donmark)
BioForge (1995) (ORIGIN Systems)
Blam! Machinehead (1996) (Eidos)
Carmageddon: Max Pack (original game and Splat Pack bundle) (1997) (Interplay) (crashes sometimes when using cheats)
Crusader - No Remorse (CD version 1.23) (1996) (ORIGIN Systems)
Crusader - No Regret (CD version 1.06) (1996) (ORIGIN Systems)
Star Wars: Dark Forces (full version) (1995) (LucasArts)
Metaltech: Earthsiege (CD version) (1996) (Sierra On-Line)
Earthworm Jim 2 (EWJ 1&2 bundle) (1996) (Playmates)
Extreme Assault (full version including CD tracks) (1997) (BlueByte Software)
Fatal Racing a.k.a Whiplash (full version including CD tracks) (1995) (Gremlin)
FIFA Soccer '96 (1995) (Electronic Arts)
Gene Wars (full version including CD tracks) (1996) (Bullfrog)
Grand Prix 2 (full EU version) (1996) (MicroProse)
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders (registered CD version) (1996) (Raven Software)
Hexen: Beyond Heretic (CD ver. including DOS/Win95 versions and CD audio) (1997) (Raven Software)
Magic Carpet 2 (full version including CD tracks) (1995) (Bullfrog)
MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat (full ver. including DOS/Win95 versions and CD audio) (1996) (Activision)
Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament (CD version including CD tracks) (1995) (Codemasters)
Mortal Kombat 3 (full ver. including CD tracks) (1995) (Sculptured Software)
The Need for Speed (original version) (1995) (Electronic Arts)
Quake (full version 1.06 including CD audio) (1996) (id Software)
Radix: Beyond the Void (registered CD version) (1996) (Epic MegaGames)
Screamer (1995) (Virgin)
Screamer 2 (1996) (Virgin)
Screamer Rally (1997) (Virgin) (crashes sometimes)
Seek & Destroy (registered version) (1996) (Epic MegaGames)
Striker '96 (1996) (Acclaim)
SuperKarts (CD version including CD audio) (1995) (Manic Media)
Terminal Velocity (registered CD version including animated CGI cutscenes) (1995) (Terminal Reality)
Test Drive: Off-Road (full game with CD tracks) (1997) (Elite)
Tomb Raider (full ver. including CD tracks) (1996) (Eidos)
Tyrian v2.0 (registered CD version) (1996) (Epic MegaGames)

Added:
Batman Forever: The Arcade Game (1996) (Iguana Entertainment)
Command & Conquer (original 2 CD version) (1995) (Westwood)
Doom II: Hell on Earth (CD ver. including DOS and Win95 versions) (1997) (id Software)
Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition (registered CD version 1.5) (1996) (3D Realms)
Dungeon Keeper (1997) (Bullfrog)
Earthworm Jim (EWJ 1&2 bundle) (1996) (Playmates)
FX Fighter (full game including CD soundtrack) (1995) (Argonaut Software)
Grand Theft Auto (full version with CD music) (1997) (DMA Design)
Ignition (1997) (UDS)
IndyCar Racing II (CD ver. including DOS and Win95 versions) (1996) (Sierra On-Line)
International Moto X (1996) (Graftgold)
Manic Karts (1995) (Manic Media)
MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries (1996) (Activision)
Mortal Kombat II (CD version) (1995) (Acclaim)
Raptor: Call of the Shadows (registered CD version) (1994) (Apogee)
Rise 2: Resurrection (1996) (Acclaim)
Rise of the Triad: Dark War (registered CD version) (1996) (Apogee)
Scorched Planet (1996) (Criterion)
Scorcher (1996) (Scavenger)
Shadow Warrior (registered CD version including CD audio) (1997) (3D Realms)
Syndicate Wars (1996) (Bullfrog)
The Ultimate Doom (CD ver. including DOS and Win95 versions) (1996) (id Software)

Not working:

Star Wars: TIE Fighter (Collector's CD-ROM) (1995) (LucasArts) (game installs fine, but fails to open, shows message "VESA BIOS not detected. Hires mode may be unavailable.", and asks me "Do you wish to run UNIVBE to emulate VESA BIOS?". If I press Y it shows the following message: "Attempt to emulate VESA BIOS failed. Hires mode will not be available in the game.", and when I press Enter with "Press any key to continue" on the screen, it prints "Loading TIE-Fighter CD.
Please wait." very rapidly on the screen and returns me to the DOS C:\> prompt)
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I will keep updating this list. I'm going to test about 105 DOS games.
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All of those games work perfectly?
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Yes, with just some slowdowns (and some crashes like Carma and SRally). I will also test others to see if works fine or not.
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Could anyone test this game? TIE Fighter CDROM?

EDIT: Also returns me to DOS prompt without choosing to emulate VESA BIOS.
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Here is the screenshots of the error:
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DSN wrote:
Sun 19 Jan, 2020 12:03 am
Could anyone test this game? TIE Fighter CDROM?

EDIT: Also returns me to DOS prompt without choosing to emulate VESA BIOS.
I was able to run the TIE Fighter DOS cdrom version using v15 of PCem. My emulated PC was a 486 DX4 at 100 Mhz with 16mb of RAM, a 2 Gb hard drive, Sound Blaster 2.0 and the ATI Graphics Pro Turbo Mach 64 GX video card. The game CD installed the required driver files for the game. The game ran fine.
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I now tried the Mach64GX and result is same. The message still appears. Choosing or not choosing Y still leaves me in the DOS prompt.

Where these driver files are located?

EDIT: I tried also UNIVBE with no luck
EDIT2: I now tried the DOS4GW patches in the SUPPORT folder on the cd, the /u and /v switches with TIE.EXE and still same result.
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My PCem specs:
Machine: Award SiS 496/497/24MB Ram/Pentium Overdrive 83Mhz
Video: S3Trio64 set to FAST VLB/PCI
Sound: Soundblaster 16
OS: DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.11 with dual 1,95GB HDDs, one for DOS/Win3.11 and one for games
CDROM: 6x
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Try deleting UNIVBE.DRV and run UVCONFIG
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I had already tried deleting UNIVBE.DRV and running UVCONFIG.EXE. I tried again and got same result.
Any workaround possible?
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I'm trying to launch Earth 2140 DOS version on my Overdrive, it fails to initialize sound, see below:
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Any ideas? Maybe a PCem bug?

The setup program autodetected and configured the sound card correctly and why it gave me this error?

Someone can test this game, Earth 2140 from Interplay, and give me the results?
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Can someone test this game above? Earth 2140?
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Have you already tried manually selecting the options according to PCem's configuration, if the game even has manual configuration? Not that I'd expect this to be the problem, but sometimes autodetection is wrong for one reason or another.
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DSN wrote:
Tue 28 Jan, 2020 4:43 am
Can someone test this game above? Earth 2140?
Well, I tested it...
During installation sound blaster 16 auto detection works fine, I can hear the digitized sound, however, it crashes when the program tests CD Audio tracks
It has been reported that CD audio tracks don't work
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Weird, as the CD audio test worked fine for me.

EDIT: I now disabled sound in setup and the CD audio test now hanged with some green dots below on the screen.
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What about Mortal Kombat II, please?
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MiraiMiracle wrote:
Wed 29 Jan, 2020 8:36 am
What about Mortal Kombat II, please?
It works with sound and everything.
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Anyone can test Shattered Steel from Interplay? I tested this game, but it crashed when I go to start a mission.
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DSN wrote:
Wed 29 Jan, 2020 1:52 pm
Anyone can test Shattered Steel from Interplay? I tested this game, but it crashed when I go to start a mission.
Works here:
Me finish mission 1
Me finish mission 1
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Emulated System:
Machine: AMI WinBIOS 486 with a i486DX/50 CPU
Video: S3 ViRGE/DX
Sound: Sound Blaster 1.5
RAM: 256MB
OS: DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.11
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As I've said above, the game hangs when I try to launch a mission or enter the Holoprojector.

Any ideas? Maybe a configuration problem? I don't know why it's not working for me.
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DSN wrote:
Thu 30 Jan, 2020 9:28 am
Any ideas? Maybe a configuration problem? I don't know why it's not working for me.
Don't know, but you could try and recreate either my or tk421's configs, and then try and see if it work on them.
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Thanks. Can you give me your config for me?
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DSN wrote:
Thu 30 Jan, 2020 8:23 pm
Thanks. Can you give me your config for me?
here is mine
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I just tried now your config and same results. The hang persists.
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I am testing another game, Rise of the Robots, CD version.
The system hangs in this screen after the short video test in the SETUP program:
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Anyone can test this game and give me the results? I am testing the CD version, Director's Cut.
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DSN wrote:
Sat 18 Jan, 2020 10:16 am
Second, I just tested now 36 DOS games below on my DOS 6.22 system, anyone may test other DOS games I don't tested below and post here their list.
https://pcem-emulator.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3090&p

Working:

3 Skulls Of The Toltecs
Archibald Applebrook
Ark of Time
Amazon - Guardians of Eden
Animal
Alien Virus
Al-Qadim: The Genie's Curse
Alien Odyssey
Bad Blood
Bureau 13
Buck Rogers
Bud Tucker in Double Trouble
BloodNet
CyberMage - Darklight Awakening
Cyberia
Conquests of the Longbow - The Legend of Robin Hood
Dark Universe
Der Schatz Im Silbersee
Drascula - The Vampire Strikes Back
Dreamweb
Destruction Derby
Dunkle Schatten 3 - Tod in der Südkurve
Die Höhlenwelt-Saga
Down in the Dumps
Eye of the Beholder 1
Eye of the Beholder 2
Eye of the Beholder 3
Eco Quest 1
Escape from Delirium
Fable
Fascination
Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist
Full Throttle
Gobliiins 1
Gobliins 2
Hugo
Heart of China
I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream
Ishar 1
Ishar 2
Ishar 3
Iron Willy
Imperium Romanum
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones 4 - The Fate Of Atlantis
Innocent Until Caught
Jack Orlando - A Cinematic Adventure
Jonathan
King's Quest 5
The Legend of Nietoom
The Case Of The Cautious Condor
The City of Lost Children
Leisure Suit Larry 7
Lands of Lore 1 - The Throne of Chaos
Test Drive 2
Little Big Adventure - Twinsen’s Adventure
Lands of Lore 2
Loom
Lost In Time
Maniac Mansion 2 - Day Of The Tentacle
M.A.X. Mechanized - Assault and Exploration
Murder Makes Strange Deadfellows
Monkey Island 1 - The Secret Of Monkey Island CD
Monkey Island 2 - LeChuck's Revenge
Nippon Safes Inc.
Noctropolis
On the Ball: World Cup Edition
Privateer 2 - The Darkening
Return To Zork
Star Wars - Tie Fighter (Collector's CD)
Stronghold
Sam and Max: Hit the Road
Sea Legends
Secret Mission
Simon The Sorcerer 1
Simon The Sorcerer 2
Star Wars - X-Wing
The City of Lost Children
The Dig
The Legend of Kyrandia 3 - Malcolm's Revenge
The Orion Conspiracy
The Patrician
Touché: The Adventures of the Fifth Musketeer
Ultima VIII - Pagan
Wild West
Waxworks
Warcraft 2 - Tides of Darkness
Warcraft 2 - Beyond the Dark Portal

Bugs:

Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb
pcem sb16 -> no voiced dialogue but music (works with DOSBox).

Dark Universe
when i start the game with start.bat, the intro freezes (works with DOSBox). qstart.bat is an option, because the game starts, but I don't see the intro this way.

The Big Red Adventure
after a while the voiced dialogue in the intro begins to cracking and the game crashes. Same problem with dosbox.

B.A.T. II - THE KOSHAN CONSPIRACY
german and english version works fine with "Paradise Bahama". But when I choose "Diamond Stealth 3D 2000" I have some graphics gliches with the german version. english version works fine.

Time Paradox
Music works with AWE32 (pcem v15), but with sb or sb16... I can't hear anything, yeah. And even with AWE32 I don't have speech (freezes when I want to take the stone in the first screen - not the worst timing, though :P). Can maybe somone else test this? Edit: with videcdd instead of oak there is still no speech, but at least text (freezes anyway): https://imgur.com/a/ibvav9R
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@Sarah: Would you consider making a sticky with app testing ?
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