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by gen_angry
Sat 02 Jan, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: AMD Ryzen 5000 series.
Replies: 5
Views: 1855

Re: AMD Ryzen 5000 series.

That's pretty awesome EluanCM. How does K6-2 performance compare with Pentium II for you? Is there a big drop in the highest attainable emulated clockspeed when you switch over to P-II? Also, relevant to that "Skylake-era IPC stagnation" mentioned upthread: in a couple of months, Intel will FINALLY...
by gen_angry
Fri 01 Jan, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Windows 98SE Freezes on Attempting to Reboot
Replies: 15
Views: 1367

Re: Windows 98SE Freezes on Attempting to Reboot

Had the same issue myself while recording a few dual boot tutorials. The slot 1 one works fine about 50% of the time for me though (the other 50% is the issue described above). The FIC board does it every time with a clean install. Using the K6-2 300, FIC board, 128MB RAM, S3 VIRGE DX, AWE32, 10gb H...
by gen_angry
Sun 13 Dec, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Future sound card musings
Replies: 19
Views: 2810

Re: Future sound card musings

On the SBLive emulation, should it ever happen, would it also emulate the performance penalties? Long ago my system had a Live 5.1 and I didn't realize this was a bottlenecking card until I switched to onboard audio some motherboards later. Maybe it's why the PCem k6/2 emulation feels unusually fas...
by gen_angry
Thu 10 Dec, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Future sound card musings
Replies: 19
Views: 2810

Re: Future sound card musings

The AWE64 had a few different models. The 'standard/original' with 1MB soundfont RAM, a 'Value' with 512kb, and a Gold with 4MB. AFAIK, one of the big things about the AWE64 is that they fixed the hanging note bug. There's a good writeup here on the main differences between all of the 32/64 cards an...
by gen_angry
Sat 05 Dec, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Documentation bugs/undocumented things
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Re: Documentation bugs/undocumented things

Appreciate it, I'll keep this thread in mind when I revise the documentation.

Just been horrible busy lately and haven't had a chance to hit that up.
by gen_angry
Mon 30 Nov, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: anyone interesting in doing a PCem driver collection?
Replies: 9
Views: 1541

Re: anyone interesting in doing a PCem driver collection?

If I did a driver project, it'd be just one big color-coded table (Device/OS) with references to official filenames and notes of out-of-box and DirectX support and the like. No need to repack from that. That'd be pretty cool, a documentation with 'known working' filenames, sizes, hashs with additio...
by gen_angry
Mon 30 Nov, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: anyone interesting in doing a PCem driver collection?
Replies: 9
Views: 1541

Re: anyone interesting in doing a PCem driver collection?

Searching and downloading the driver without owning the hardware is technically 'illegal', it's just not enforced (nor can it be, really - doesn't mean some of these greedy ass companies haven't tried). I disagree with this statement. Unlike ROMS, firmware and such, drivers are usually made publicl...
by gen_angry
Sun 29 Nov, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: anyone interesting in doing a PCem driver collection?
Replies: 9
Views: 1541

Re: anyone interesting in doing a PCem driver collection?

See the thing is: when you own the hardware itself, you've paid a company for the use of that hardware. Downloading the drivers comes with the hardware as it is required for it to work. When you use the BIOS dump or drivers within PCem, if you own the hardware - you're basically expressing your righ...
by gen_angry
Thu 26 Nov, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Merged patches
Topic: Documentation revamp submission
Replies: 9
Views: 2116

Re: Documentation revamp submission

Committed at 2ad5b83. I'm leaving this thread where it is in an attempt to remind me that we need to update for v17 and convert to HTML or similar before the release. You're missing "TESTED.md" from the zip - it's the 'software tested' list. If you wanted to scrap that, I can kill the part of the m...
by gen_angry
Wed 25 Nov, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Merged patches
Topic: Documentation revamp submission
Replies: 9
Views: 2116

Re: Documentation revamp submission

Sorry, been meaning to reply to this for a while now! In general I think this looks okay. I'm not familiar with this kind of markup though, can it be processed to a plain text file for the binary release? Sure I can hit that up at some point, maybe use a converter to be quick (if it works out that ...
by gen_angry
Tue 03 Nov, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Development
Topic: v17 feature freeze at end of Saturday 14th of November
Replies: 11
Views: 3477

Re: v17 feature freeze at end of Saturday 14th of November

Nice :)

Will try to have an updated documentation shortly after release.
by gen_angry
Fri 09 Oct, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: AMD Ryzen 5000 series.
Replies: 5
Views: 1855

AMD Ryzen 5000 series.

From what the presentation shows, they managed to hit an insane 630+ score on Cinebench single thread - which is incredible. Of course this is all carefully crafted PR puffery but it's pretty much the only bit we've got atm. If it's true, it'd be the first serious step above the Skylake-ish IPC 'sta...
by gen_angry
Fri 09 Oct, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Win98SE and 137GB limit
Replies: 4
Views: 1191

Re: Win98SE and 137GB limit

I have only one Win98se machine with a 160GB drive and the way i've dealt with that is use XFDISK to reserve a primary NTFS partition at the end for Windows XP (where it'll work), and have an extended partition on the gap before that and the other two primaries at the beginning (Win98/2K, WinME) so...
by gen_angry
Fri 09 Oct, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Future graphics card emulation
Replies: 80
Views: 40378

Re: Future graphics card emulation

I'm using the original 9000 in my current '98 rig, and honestly, it is extremely compatible with most games I throw at it from the Win9x era. Not too new for those late DOS/early Win95 games, but not too old for those late Win98/early WinXP games. Yea, those things shred. The whole 9000 series line...
by gen_angry
Mon 05 Oct, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Merged patches
Topic: Documentation revamp submission
Replies: 9
Views: 2116

Documentation revamp submission

Been a few months, haven't touched much on this at all since I finished (have had a lot happen lately). I'm actually going to submit what I've got now since it is complete up to the v16 release so there's something up there. Anything new later on, I can add as 'patch' files later on I guess (or if s...
by gen_angry
Sun 04 Oct, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Future graphics card emulation
Replies: 80
Views: 40378

Re: Future graphics card emulation

The 9000 falls into the 'haha no' unlikelyness for being too fast for today's CPUs to emulate decently though (even if it's a watered down 8500 and not actually part of the nVidia-busting R300 line) There probably isn't a lot in that era which could be reasonably emulated for performance reasons, t...
by gen_angry
Sun 04 Oct, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Win98SE and 137GB limit
Replies: 4
Views: 1191

Win98SE and 137GB limit

So, this isn't a PCem related question technically but I'm not sure where else to ask. It could be a question at some point though if someone actually tried doing it and some of y'all have an insane amount of knowledge on the details of stuff so... anyways. I built a P4 system for late Win98 games (...
by gen_angry
Sun 04 Oct, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Future graphics card emulation
Replies: 80
Views: 40378

Re: Future graphics card emulation

Never owned any 3DFX product, even today :( I always wanted one but even today they're all pricey. Got a P100 system waiting for a Voodoo 1 to throw in. Went from ATI EGA, Trident 8900D, I think a Cirrus Logic?, Rage 128 Ultra, 9000 Pro, 9600XT and up from there. I'm using the original 9000 in my c...
by gen_angry
Sun 04 Oct, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Future graphics card emulation
Replies: 80
Views: 40378

Re: Future graphics card emulation

Never owned any 3DFX product, even today :( I always wanted one but even today they're all pricey. Got a P100 system waiting for a Voodoo 1 to throw in.

Went from ATI EGA, Trident 8900D, I think a Cirrus Logic?, Rage 128 Ultra, 9000 Pro, 9600XT and up from there.
by gen_angry
Fri 02 Oct, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Personal Deskmate 2 for Tandy 1000hx
Replies: 17
Views: 5392

Re: Personal Deskmate 2 for Tandy 1000hx

Honestly - whether it's copyrighted or not - and what you, I, or anyone else outside of Sarah believes is irrelevant, really. Sarah owns the forum & host and she doesn't want anything that's grey-area at all on here. There's really nothing to debate outside of that. There are things that I agree and...
by gen_angry
Tue 15 Sep, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Confirmed CPUs that emulate the Pentium MMX 233 without stuttering
Replies: 4
Views: 1528

Re: Confirmed CPUs that emulate the Pentium MMX 233 without stuttering

What did you run within the machine? Try Puyo Puyo 2, that one made my old 6700K stutter a bit. I would imagine that all them would have issues as well. Even running with Voodoo1 3D accelerators doesn't affect the emulation speed. It shouldn't, Voodoo emulation is on a separate thread than the CPU.
by gen_angry
Sat 29 Aug, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem starred in my retrobattlestations contest entry
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

Re: PCem starred in my retrobattlestations contest entry

It *might* be possible to do a (forbidden, unsupported) DOSBox 0.74 Win95 guest to run DOSBox 0.74 with that emulator in there within a PCem Win98 guest. (Maybe, at the highest K6 you can run) There's also the old "dosemu" to consider on the Linux guest side. oh how I don't miss those old "dosbox p...
by gen_angry
Sat 22 Aug, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem starred in my retrobattlestations contest entry
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

PCem starred in my retrobattlestations contest entry

https://www.reddit.com/r/retrobattlestations/comments/ier9qm/emulation_contest_dont_talk_to_me_or_my_son_ever/ Figured some of you might like this. Surprisingly, it runs like a champ through all them layers of virtualization. Using v16 with a 386DX/33, the fastest I could actually get with a dip fro...
by gen_angry
Fri 21 Aug, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Most affordable CPU to emulate the most powerful CPU without stutter?
Replies: 7
Views: 2172

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

I think Voodoo2 is possible to emulate without stuttering. My GPU is a XFX AMD Radeon RX 560 2GB. But most likely you're saying that Voodoo2 runs on a host CPU. The Voodoo2 requires so much CPU muscle within the scope of PCem that you're essentially bandwidth starving it. A 233MMX is way too small ...
by gen_angry
Thu 20 Aug, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Most affordable CPU to emulate the most powerful CPU without stutter?
Replies: 7
Views: 2172

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

If all you want to do is PCem, you should be fine with a 9th or 10th gen Intel. I had no problems doing 233 at full speed with my old 6700K at stock and the newer intels have much higher clockspeed. AMD Ryzen is also a decent option as well but they aren't as fast as PCem due to their lower clock sp...
by gen_angry
Wed 19 Aug, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Future graphics card emulation
Replies: 80
Views: 40378

Re: Future graphics card emulation

SarahWalker wrote:
Wed 19 Aug, 2020 6:28 pm
Trio 64V2/DX is a ViRGE variant.
Ah, ok. Strange they'd keep it in the 'Trio' family. Thanks for the info :)

In any case, after getting them in and testing - one card is actually a Trio64 and the other is DOA - doesn't output video. :'( that's ebay for you...
by gen_angry
Wed 19 Aug, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Future graphics card emulation
Replies: 80
Views: 40378

Re: Future graphics card emulation

I picked up a S3 Trio 64V2/DX (actually two by a weird circumstance), is there a major difference between this and the Trio 64+ for emulation?
by gen_angry
Fri 14 Aug, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Future graphics card emulation
Replies: 80
Views: 40378

Re: Future graphics card emulation

Well, I miss the Maxi Gamer Phoenix. ;) BTW why isn't there an emulation of the Onboard S3 Trio64 for Endeavor and Zappa? Owned one of them in the mid 90s when Win95 came out. Is there a difference between selecting that board + selecting the Trio64 card that is emulated vs an 'onboard trio64'? Fun...
by gen_angry
Wed 29 Jul, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Development
Topic: documentation rework
Replies: 13
Views: 4102

Re: documentation rework

Spent some time today and finished it (proofreading pending). Just wanted to get everything from the text file on there first before I start adding anything extra (like the flags suggestion from earlier). If anyone's bored enough to skim over it as well to catch errors, would be appreciated :) if no...