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by tk421
Tue 05 Jan, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem v17 running slow/lagging
Replies: 23
Views: 3479

Re: PCem v17 running slow/lagging

About 1-2 years ago, I tested PCem on an 8th generation Intel core i7 laptop. Performance was better than what many people reported with older PCs in spite of the fact that they were running 6th generation core i7 machines with decent 4-4.2 Ghz speeds. The 8th gen laptops I tested were not fancy ali...
by tk421
Tue 05 Jan, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem v17 running slow/lagging
Replies: 23
Views: 3479

Re: PCem v17 running slow/lagging

I have not noticed any of these issues with the P2 233 or the Voodoo 3. Even the Voodoo 3 3000 runs really well on my PC. I have some occasional graphical problems with the Voodoo 3, but nothing like what I read in this topic. My early P2 450 tests with Jedi Knight last month revealed very promising...
by tk421
Wed 16 Dec, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: v17 released!
Replies: 25
Views: 5119

Re: v17 released!

I was highly surprised by this release too! Sarah should be awarded the Order of the British Empire :mrgreen: I agree. Version 17 of PCem is an amazing achievement. I am still testing the program but so far I am very impressed with how amazing PCem v17 really is. Sarah should indeed be awarded the ...
by tk421
Tue 08 Dec, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Combining Voodoo 3 + Voodoo 2 SLI
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: Combining Voodoo 3 + Voodoo 2 SLI

Thank you for clarifying this matter. I felt the idea was worth investigating, and I am glad both of you clarified this matter as I am sure others would have tried it, or simply asked about it here. PCem was always an exciting program, but v17 has made it much more appealing to Win98 users. Pentium ...
by tk421
Tue 08 Dec, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Combining Voodoo 3 + Voodoo 2 SLI
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Combining Voodoo 3 + Voodoo 2 SLI

I am curious, is there a way to combine the Voodoo 3 (or the Banshee) with the Voodoo 2? This would mean two voodoo cards on the same machine with the goal of improving system performance when playing 3D-accelerated games. If so, is there a possibility of adding Voodoo 2 SLI? This would of course me...
by tk421
Tue 08 Dec, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Development
Topic: v17 compatibility & bug list
Replies: 61
Views: 11660

Re: v17 compatibility & bug list

So far v17 of PCem is a complete success. I have some more testing to do but so far performance of the Pentium 2 and the Voodoo 3 is very promising. For some reason the PII 350 reads as a PII 333 on the boot screen. I do not know if this is easy to fix. Performance of the Pentium 2 350 is pretty goo...
by tk421
Sat 05 Dec, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: v17 released!
Replies: 25
Views: 5119

Re: v17 released!

Thank you Sarah. I am amazed by v17 of PCem. Pentium 2 emulation is very fast, and the Voodoo 3 is impressive. I have been testing this version of PCem in an XP VM on VMware, so this is pretty good. I can confirm that results depend on which game is being run through PCem. I have quite a bit more te...
by tk421
Thu 26 Nov, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Development
Topic: v17 compatibility & bug list
Replies: 61
Views: 11660

Re: v17 compatibility & bug list

leilei, you found some graphical errors with NHL 99 and I am curious to know if these were related to the in-game text when playing a match, specifically the in-game menus and scoreboards. My NHL 2000 tests sadly report the same graphical issues with the Voodoo 3 as I saw with the Voodoo 2 and the V...
by tk421
Sat 21 Nov, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: What are the ROM files?
Replies: 7
Views: 1690

Re: What are the ROM files?

PCem is the best way to run most Win9x games and programs. The same goes for Win 3.1 and DOS. PCem will run almost any of the old programs for these old operating systems without the need for any compatibility fixes or patches. The Pentium, Pentium MMX, 386, 486, even K6-2 machines can be emulated i...
by tk421
Wed 18 Nov, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: v17 compatibility & bug list
Replies: 61
Views: 11660

Re: v17 compatibility & bug list

While i did mention that Jedi Academy works, It's a little different than Outcast as it lacks overbrights. However there's a very weird bug with the character creation screen that causes the inner 3d viewport to focus above the head when the head is selected, which has me thinking it's a CPU bug. D...
by tk421
Mon 16 Nov, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RAM Size Config Issue
Replies: 0
Views: 1357

RAM Size Config Issue

There is a strange RAM config issue in v16. It does not pop up in every instance but typically when I try to set the RAM with my keyboard for a Pentium MMX system in v16, if I type in 64mb of RAM PCem will immediately read 48mb of RAM. I then have to use my mouse to set the RAM at the desired size. ...
by tk421
Mon 16 Nov, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Adverts for emulated hardware
Replies: 59
Views: 22088

Re: Adverts for emulated hardware

Thanks for posting all of these great PC ads from the 90s. Back then having one of these great games was often good enough for a whole year or more. This being said, I did not even try X-Wing Alliance until about 2012. I never liked Star Wars Episode 1 the Phantom Menace PC game, but I loved Episode...
by tk421
Sat 14 Nov, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thank You SarahWalker for PCem
Replies: 11
Views: 2958

Re: Thank You SarahWalker for PCem

PCem is by far the best way to run any Win95 program. Once you are all set you are ready to go. PCem is that good. It is a very small number of programs that do not work with PCem. PCem is possibly the best compatibility tool for modern PCs. The day I can connect PCem to a laser printer and print do...
by tk421
Mon 02 Nov, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thank You SarahWalker for PCem
Replies: 11
Views: 2958

Re: Thank You SarahWalker for PCem

PCem is one of the best programs ever made. The Pentium MMX, with the Voodoo 2, works very well without the need for a physical machine.

Thank you Sarah.
by tk421
Sat 05 Sep, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thank You SarahWalker for PCem
Replies: 11
Views: 2958

Re: Thank You SarahWalker for PCem

Well said! Thank you Sarah for making such a good program. PCem solved a lot of software problems and made modern computing much more enjoyable by ending so many compatibility issues with modern Windows, be it XP, 7, 8 or 10. I also appreciate getting the chance to try some old PC games from the 90s...
by tk421
Mon 24 Aug, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Most affordable CPU to emulate the most powerful CPU without stutter?
Replies: 7
Views: 2125

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

I get fairly good PCem performance on my i7 9750H powered lenovo laptop. I much prefer the Pentium MMX over the K6-2, the latter of which is not as smooth or dependable. Pentium MMX performance is top notch, with no sound stuttering in-game. Even video works well. PCem has evolved to the point I cou...
by tk421
Sun 14 Jun, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Future graphics card emulation
Replies: 80
Views: 39528

Re: Future graphics card emulation

My experience with the K6-2 300 Mhz on just a socket 7 motherboard was positive. Star Trek Armada II, a game that requires a Pentium II 300 or an AMD Athlon processor of similar performance, ran just fine on the K6-2 300 on that socket 7 motherboard. The Voodoo 2 worked well for that game, and most ...
by tk421
Sun 14 Jun, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem v15 Sound Issue
Replies: 38
Views: 13886

Re: PCem v15 Sound Issue

PoloniumRain, I hope I am not asking the wrong questions. I think your analysis and assessment of PCem is good, but I admit I am using an Intel CPU on my laptop. My v16 tests have yet to produce this serious sound stuttering problem. May I ask if you have tried earlier versions of PCem? Versions 13....
by tk421
Fri 12 Jun, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem v15 Sound Issue
Replies: 38
Views: 13886

Re: PCem v15 Sound Issue

Hopefully someone finds a solution for this issue soon. May I ask if you have tried another video card, such as the S3 Trio 64 or the ATI Video Xpression? I typically set the Video speed to default. Are you using a large virtual hard disk? Mine are normally 2gb in size. Also, how much RAM have you a...
by tk421
Thu 11 Jun, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem v15 Sound Issue
Replies: 38
Views: 13886

Re: PCem v15 Sound Issue

Welcome to the site PoloniumRain. May I ask which emulated hardware you are using? I use the Sound Blaster 16 for Win95/98 and I have not had any of these sound stuttering issues. For DOS games I use the Sound Blaster 2.0. I agree that this could be a Windows 10 issue. I noticed that Windows 10 v190...
by tk421
Sat 16 May, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Voodoo3 support in Future ?
Replies: 33
Views: 12192

Re: Voodoo3 support in Future ?

The only games I can think of that need the Voodoo3 are Jedi Outcast, Jedi Academy and Star Trek: Bridge Commander, all of which run better on an XP system than they ever did on a Pentium II even with a Voodoo3. Any game in this category can be run in VMware using XP or Win7. The one game I tried wi...
by tk421
Fri 24 Apr, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Voodoo3 support in Future ?
Replies: 33
Views: 12192

Re: Voodoo3 support in Future ?

Thank you Sarah. So far v16 seems to be working fine. I will do my joystick test soon.
by tk421
Fri 24 Apr, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: GPU requirements?
Replies: 5
Views: 2436

Re: GPU requirements?

You would want a CPU exceeding 4 Ghz to run a Pentium MMX in PCem at top performance. For the DOS and early Pentium I tasks you have described above I think your AMD Phenom II X6 will do a fine job. You would certainly get a Pentium 100 working without performance problems.
by tk421
Wed 22 Apr, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Voodoo3 support in Future ?
Replies: 33
Views: 12192

Re: Voodoo3 support in Future ?

Sarah, may I ask if the ATI Video Xpression you mention is the Xpression 3D or just the normal VT2 without 3D capabilities? The reason I ask is because I had the ATI Video Xpression 3D back in the day, and it had decent 3D capabilities, though not at all on the same level as the Matrox Mystique or t...
by tk421
Wed 22 Apr, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem v15 Sound Issue
Replies: 38
Views: 13886

Re: PCem v15 Sound Issue

Have you tried using the AMI 486 Clone bios instead of the WinBios 486? I found the AMI Clone bios to be of very high quality, especially in v15. I am doing some v16 testing now, but I have not seen this bug at all.
by tk421
Mon 20 Apr, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v16 released!
Replies: 30
Views: 13837

Re: v16 released!

I will test this exciting new version of PCem as soon as I can. PCem is an amazing program, well designed and built to last.

I can run so many old programs and games so easily and efficiently using PCem.
by tk421
Mon 20 Apr, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Voodoo3 support in Future ?
Replies: 33
Views: 12192

Re: Voodoo3 support in Future ?

I am sure PCem v16 will be amazing. I will test it when I get the chance. I got a number of games working on v15, including Aces over Europe, Aces over the Pacific, A10 Tank Killer, TIE Fighter Collector's Edition CDROM, and Star Trek 25th Anniversary. For v13.1, I got the win95 versions of XWing 95...
by tk421
Mon 27 Jan, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any discussion on Slot 1 P3 Emulation?
Replies: 19
Views: 8297

Re: Any discussion on Slot 1 P3 Emulation?

I am not sure it makes sense to expect Pentium III emulation anytime soon. A very large number of Win95/98 games will work fine on a Pentium MMX system. A lot of the Pentium III games can be run on a modern computer or through a virtual machine running WinXP. Even some of the Pentium II games can be...
by tk421
Thu 23 Jan, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Recommended settings for Windows 98 SE on high end systems?
Replies: 6
Views: 5798

Re: Recommended settings for Windows 98 SE on high end systems?

Thank you for your question. For your 10gb hard drive, 20807 cylinders will set the size to the amount you want. The number of heads and sectors would stay the same (default PCem). The size of my emulated hard drives is always dependent on the task at hand. I never used the AWE32, so I would not kno...
by tk421
Sun 19 Jan, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: DOS games testing list
Replies: 26
Views: 12045

Re: DOS games testing list

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 AT...