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leilei
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Random screenshots

Post by leilei » Sat 11 Mar, 2017 2:51 am

I don't have many places to share random screenshots of PCem so i'll try here.

For bandwidth's sake it's all going to be remote links and not attachments, and exhibit things working as they should (including filtering and proper graphic artifacts)

Win95J with 9 FAT16 partitions
Windows XP SP2 with some pretty trashy theme setup
Hexen II in the early stages of the new V2 filter code
Extreme Paintbrawl playable and working properly
Timecop through SNES9x's 3dfx Glide output on Voodoo2
Unreal Tournament 2004 through OpenGL on Voodoo2 (a very bad idea, unsupported 3d card)
Max Payne graphic novels through Voodoo2's texture limitations
Oni demo on Voodoo2
Jedi Outcast on Voodoo2 (Using MesaFX. 3dfxvgl garbles the text as it does with real hardware)
Redhat Linux 6.2 running (quite nicely at that)

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Re: Random screenshots

Post by ppgrainbow » Sat 11 Mar, 2017 4:10 am

Awesome! How did you get Windows 95 J to achieve 9 FAT16 partitions? :D

I know for a fact that there is a way for that OS to make the achievement of using every hard disk drive letter from C to Z totaling 24 FAT16 partitions for a maximum combined total of 48 GB, assuming that no CD-ROM drive is available.

With four 7.88 GB hard disks (each drive formatted as 2 GB FAT16 partitions), that's technically not possible with PCem.

The PCem can allow for each hard disk image and IDE CD-ROM support disabled, you would end up with drives C through F on the primary partition and drive G through R reserved as logical drives. With the CD-ROM support enabled, drives C through E would end up on the primary partition and F through N would be reserved as logical drives.

For the AMI WinBIOS 486, it only has one IDE controller and can address up to 7.88 GB maximum. With two IDE hard drives (split into a 1.84 GB primary partition and three 2 GB logical partitions on both hard drives) and CD-ROM support disabled, C and D would be primary partitions and drives E through J would be reserved as logical drives.

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Re: Random screenshots

Post by omarsis81 » Sun 12 Mar, 2017 12:41 am

leilei wrote:I don't have many places to share random screenshots of PCem so i'll try here.

For bandwidth's sake it's all going to be remote links and not attachments, and exhibit things working as they should (including filtering and proper graphic artifacts)
Nice pics leilei! I really love the ones when you compare real V2 and PCem's. Keep posting!

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Re: Random screenshots

Post by Zup » Sun 12 Mar, 2017 12:20 pm

ppgrainbow wrote: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).
ppgrainbow wrote:I know for a fact that there is a way for that OS to make the achievement of using every hard disk drive letter from C to Z totaling 24 FAT16 partitions for a maximum combined total of 48 GB, assuming that no CD-ROM drive is available.

With four 7.88 GB hard disks (each drive formatted as 2 GB FAT16 partitions), that's technically not possible with PCem.
Or you could try an unofficial build of PCem with network support and use a network drive. Using SMB you won't have that 2Gb limit.

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Re: Random screenshots

Post by leilei » Sun 12 Mar, 2017 11:23 pm

or use a OS with support for FAT32 (Win95B+) and a BIOS with support for bigger drives (not AMIBIOS). PCem's happy to support 8gb partitions on the supported Award bioses

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Re: Random screenshots

Post by KingDaveRa » Tue 14 Mar, 2017 9:59 pm

That Windows 95 machines reminds me of an actual PC I encountered years ago back at a little computer shop I worked at. As was typical at the time, this guy had a 'mate down the pub' who told him he could make it run super fast and save disk space by converting his Windows 95 PC to loads of little 2GB Partitions. It was based on the old FAT16 relying on large cluster sizes and using smaller partitions allowed for smaller clusters. This guys mate had chopped the C drive up into a stupid number of partitions, and his C drive was now full. The PC was basically unusable! We ended up wiping it and rebuilding it back as it should be.

Anyway, PCEm works quite happily with larger disks if you enable enhanced mode for IDE in the BIOS, if it's not already on.

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