IBM PC XT does not work anymore on v16?

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widge
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IBM PC XT does not work anymore on v16?

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Hello,

I have just created an account on this forum to report what I believe is a bug of version 16.

I am new to the forum and PCem.

* What the effect of the bug was (ie more than "doesn't work")

I unzip PCemV15Win.zip and copy 1501512.u18 and 5000027.u19 to PCemV15Win\roms\ibmxt then start (leaving default values): I get the POST (RAM counting from 0 to 640K).
I unzip PCemV16Win.zip and copy 1501512.u18 and 5000027.u19 to PCemV16Win\roms\ibmxt then start (leaving default values): I get a black screen and do not get the POST.

* Description of the error, if any

No error

* What software was running on the emulator at the time

No software, issue at startup

* What OS was running on the emulator at the time

No OS, issue at startup

* What configuration was being used in the emulator

Besides the two ROMS, default configuration

* Whether the dynamic recompiler was being used

I do not know, default configuration

* A screenshot of the issue, if possible

I have attached a screenshot for each version.

* Any additional information that seems relevant

OS running PCEm is Windows 10

Thank you
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j1forPandE
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Re: IBM PC XT does not work anymore on v16?

Post by j1forPandE »

Strange, IBM XT emulation works for me on PCem v16. You could try to create a special configuration for this. In the PCem menu, select "New" config and then fill it out accordingly.

Try very low specs:
Machine: 8088 at 4,77 MHZ
Memory: 640 KB
Graphics: CGA or Hercules
Speed: Default
No HDD, 1 or 2 5.25" floppies with 360 KB

The rest can stay as is, I think.
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Re: IBM PC XT does not work anymore on v16?

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Defaults were already set to:

Machine: 8088 at 4,77 MHZ
Memory: 640 KB
Graphics: CGA
Speed: Default
No HDD

I have changed the floppies from the default:

FDD1: 3.5" 2.88M
FDD2: 3.5" 2.88M

to

FDD1: 5.25" 360k
FDD2: 5.25" 360k

But still the same black screen.
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Re: IBM PC XT does not work anymore on v16?

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Re: IBM PC XT does not work anymore on v16?

Post by j1forPandE »

widge, just to make sure - can you run other machines? Can you run the "generic XT" machine with the generic XT bios? That can be downloaded on the PCem website.
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Re: IBM PC XT does not work anymore on v16?

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Thanks for the suggestion.

From scratch, unzipped PCemV15Win.zip, copied pcxt.rom to PCemV15Win\roms\genxt, default values, something on the screen
From scratch, unzipped PCemV16Win.zip, copied pcxt.rom to PCemV16Win\roms\genxt, default values, black screen
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Re: IBM PC XT does not work anymore on v16?

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mda.rom was missing from the V16 zip file. Please re-download.
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Re: IBM PC XT does not work anymore on v16?

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I confirm the issue is fixed by re-downloading the new version of the V16 zip file.

Thank you
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Re: IBM PC XT does not work anymore on v16?

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How do you boot into IBM Cassette BASIC?
omarsis81 wrote:
Sun 21 Jun, 2020 8:16 pm
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Re: IBM PC XT does not work anymore on v16?

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widge wrote:
Tue 23 Jun, 2020 9:49 pm
How do you boot into IBM Cassette BASIC?
omarsis81 wrote:
Sun 21 Jun, 2020 8:16 pm
ibmxt2.jpg
When you have no floppy nor HD it boots there like the real machine
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Re: IBM PC XT does not work anymore on v16?

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Ok I have set FDD1 and FDD2 to None but I get a 601 after the POST.
omarsis81 wrote:
Wed 24 Jun, 2020 5:18 am
widge wrote:
Tue 23 Jun, 2020 9:49 pm
How do you boot into IBM Cassette BASIC?
omarsis81 wrote:
Sun 21 Jun, 2020 8:16 pm
ibmxt2.jpg
When you have no floppy nor HD it boots there like the real machine
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Re: IBM PC XT does not work anymore on v16?

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Select a 360 or 720 kb floppy but don't load an image on it
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Re: IBM PC XT does not work anymore on v16?

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I have tried 360 and 720 but I get a black screen after the POST.
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Re: IBM PC XT does not work anymore on v16?

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maybe your bios file got corrupted somehow. Are you using CGA for the display, right?
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Re: IBM PC XT does not work anymore on v16?

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I use CGA yes, here are the MD5 for both files:

1a2ac1ae0fe0f7783197e78da8b3126c *1501512.u18
69e2bd1d08c893cbf841607c8749d5bd *5000027.u19
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Re: IBM PC XT does not work anymore on v16?

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Name: 1501512.u18
Date: 4/10/2020
Size: 32 KB (32,768 bytes)
--------
SHA-1: 6bac726d8d033491d52507278aa388ec04cf8b7e
MD5: 1a2ac1ae0fe0f7783197e78da8b3126c
CRC32: 79522c3d

Name: 5000027.u19
Date: 4/10/2020
Size: 32 KB (32,768 bytes)
--------
SHA-1: 2aa781a698a21c332398d9bc8503d4f580df0a05
MD5: e816a89768a1bf4b8d52b454d5c9d1e1
CRC32: fc982309


But I bet there are many versions of the BIOS... try to get new files ant post your result again
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Re: IBM PC XT does not work anymore on v16?

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I can now boot to Cassette BASIC.

I was using BIOS_5160_08NOV82_U19_5000027.BIN (8 KB) instead of BIOS_5160_08NOV82_U19_5000027_27256.BIN (32 KB, like you).

From minuszerodegrees.net:

+---------------------------------+
| FILES |
+---------------------------------+

File BIOS_5160_08NOV82_U18_1501512.BIN is a binary image of ROM chip U18. [ 32 KB in size ]
File BIOS_5160_08NOV82_U19_5000027.BIN is a binary image of ROM chip U19. [ 8 KB in size ]

File BIOS_5160_08NOV82_U19_5000027_27256.BIN is the above U19 image repeated 4 times, for use in a 27256 EPROM (32 KB).
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