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by ruben_balea
Wed 11 May, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CD-DA / Redbook audio not working in DOS
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: CD-DA / Redbook audio not working in DOS

Interesting that Windows 98 caused that incompatibility or whatever :roll:
by ruben_balea
Wed 11 May, 2022 1:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: CD-DA / Redbook audio not working in DOS
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: CD-DA / Redbook audio not working in DOS

Then I don't know, I've little idea of how audio is extracted from data+audio CDs, but I remember about 15 years ago I was trying to set up an old 486 to use for old games and one game was missing a few bytes of conventional memory if it had the driver loaded from the CD drive, searching through dri...
by ruben_balea
Mon 09 May, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: CD-DA / Redbook audio not working in DOS
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: CD-DA / Redbook audio not working in DOS

I've searched through my CD games and found one with audio tracks that works on Windows and MS-DOS, on Windows 95 it had sound but on DOS it didn't, even with the DOS drivers installed. The problem was that the volume of the CD seems to be at minimum by default in the DOS drivers, I had to use the M...
by ruben_balea
Mon 09 May, 2022 12:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Creative Sound Blaster sound card driver download links
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Creative Sound Blaster sound card driver download links

Official download links for Creative Sound Blaster ISA sound card drivers & utilities :arrow: I put them all together to avoid having to search through the support pages for different models of sound cards. :idea: These are self-extracting zip files that are unzipped in the same folder in which...
by ruben_balea
Sun 08 May, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CD-DA / Redbook audio not working in DOS
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: CD-DA / Redbook audio not working in DOS

Do you have the DOS drivers for your sound card installed?
by ruben_balea
Thu 24 Mar, 2022 1:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can't boot XT from Hard Drive.
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: Can't boot XT from Hard Drive.

From experience I know that when the PS/2 model 70 "gets angry" (bad CMOS settings or the like) it only supports floppy disks with the PC-DOS boot sector, although the XT does not have a CMOS it may expect to find a boot sector or partition table in a specific format, and maybe not all ver...
by ruben_balea
Thu 24 Mar, 2022 1:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can't boot XT from Hard Drive.
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: Can't boot XT from Hard Drive.

Inside PCem using the DTC5150X controller BIOS commands is useless, at most it will delete the contents of the drive but nothing else, formatting the drive at low level is useless as PCem ignores those commands, if you want to split a single drive into two logical drives you must do it with FDISK. I...
by ruben_balea
Wed 23 Mar, 2022 8:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can't boot XT from Hard Drive.
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: Can't boot XT from Hard Drive.

I suspect some of those limits were not always real, it just had to be the largest hard drive size that existed when those operating systems versions came out, I remember MS-DOS 2.something shipped with the Sinclair PC200 did a proper install on another computer with a 40MB Conner CP3044 drive.
by ruben_balea
Wed 23 Mar, 2022 5:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can't boot XT from Hard Drive.
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: Can't boot XT from Hard Drive.

Multi-DOS Common Boot :?: Are you using a bootloader? because it may use 286 instructions. Otherwise everything seems correct, it works for me with the same settings and hard drive images of the same size, I "fdisked" and formatted the hard drive using an MS-DOS 6.22 boot disk and then boo...
by ruben_balea
Tue 15 Mar, 2022 12:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Emulating p3 with winxp?
Replies: 10
Views: 1817

Re: Emulating p3 with winxp?

I'm using VMware Player 16 (it's free for personal use) to run Windows XP, with the emulated accelerated graphics (without PCI passthrough or the like) some Direct X based games run fine, I tried Age of Empires 1 & The Rise of Rome, Age of Empires 2 & The Conquerors, Commandos Behind the En...
by ruben_balea
Sat 12 Mar, 2022 6:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Emulating p3 with winxp?
Replies: 10
Views: 1817

Re: Emulating p3 with winxp?

I'm using VMware Player 16 (it's free for personal use) to run Windows XP, with the emulated accelerated graphics (without PCI passthrough or the like) some Direct X based games run fine, I tried Age of Empires 1 & The Rise of Rome, Age of Empires 2 & The Conquerors, Commandos Behind the Ene...
by ruben_balea
Sun 06 Mar, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: CD-ROM drive only partially works - unsure if Win98 or PCem bug
Replies: 12
Views: 1915

Re: CD-ROM drive only partially works - unsure if Win98 or PCem bug

If you had that exact line in AUTOEXEC.BAT rem - By Windows Setup - LH C:\Windows\COMMAND\MSCDEX.EXE /D:CDROM then the Windows setup has moved LH C:\Windows\COMMAND\MSCDEX.EXE /D:CDROM to a file called C:\WINDOWS\DOSSTART.BAT which is executed when you exit to DOS from the Windows 95/98 Start menu a...
by ruben_balea
Sun 27 Feb, 2022 2:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to send ALT-TAB inside PCEM?
Replies: 2
Views: 675

Re: How to send ALT-TAB inside PCEM?

If you're in a fullscreen program you can click alt+tab once to get back to the Windows 98 desktop inside PCem, on your real computer Windows will also switch from PCem to any other window but you can use the mouse to return to PCem, then inside PCem you can use the mouse again to return to the full...
by ruben_balea
Mon 14 Feb, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CD-ROM drive only partially works - unsure if Win98 or PCem bug
Replies: 12
Views: 1915

Re: CD-ROM drive only partially works - unsure if Win98 or PCem bug

Sorry, here it was very late (I'm from Spain) and since I was half asleep I understood it as "you can find THAT version of the file in Windows 98" :oops: Yes, I'm aware that Windows 10 developers have forgotten (or they are too young to even know) that CPL and SCR files were also executabl...
by ruben_balea
Mon 14 Feb, 2022 5:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: CD-ROM drive only partially works - unsure if Win98 or PCem bug
Replies: 12
Views: 1915

Re: CD-ROM drive only partially works - unsure if Win98 or PCem bug

But it was no longer available on the Second Edition CD-ROM...
by ruben_balea
Sat 12 Feb, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: CD-ROM drive only partially works - unsure if Win98 or PCem bug
Replies: 12
Views: 1915

Re: CD-ROM drive only partially works - unsure if Win98 or PCem bug

[*]Under the CD-ROM drive's properties in Device Manager, I made sure that the "Auto Insert Notification" box is checked. Ooops, in my previous posts I completely forgot about autorun, there is another possible cause for it to fail even if "Auto Insert Notification" is enabled, ...
by ruben_balea
Sat 12 Feb, 2022 12:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: CD-ROM drive only partially works - unsure if Win98 or PCem bug
Replies: 12
Views: 1915

Re: CD-ROM drive only partially works - unsure if Win98 or PCem bug

:idea: To remove all devices from device manager at once and without having to reboot a bunch of times use the registry editor to go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ And delete the "enum" subkey, then if you reopen the device manager it will be empty, and after rebooting the machine (using the star...
by ruben_balea
Fri 11 Feb, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CD-ROM drive only partially works - unsure if Win98 or PCem bug
Replies: 12
Views: 1915

Re: CD-ROM drive only partially works - unsure if Win98 or PCem bug

Windows 95 sometimes gets stuck in MS-DOS Compatibility mode even after all the problems are fixed, to get rid of it open the registry editor (regedit.exe) and navigate to this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\IOS An then in the right pane right click on the "NoIDE&...
by ruben_balea
Fri 11 Feb, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [Suggestion] A dedicated file extension for PCem configuration files
Replies: 0
Views: 618

[Suggestion] A dedicated file extension for PCem configuration files

I would find it handy to have a dedicated file extension for PCem configuration files, so that one can run/configure a machine directly by double clicking/right clicking/etc on the configuration file, without having to use the command line. And to keep things simple I think the .pcem file extension ...
by ruben_balea
Mon 07 Feb, 2022 2:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCSI controller/CD combinations that work?
Replies: 5
Views: 2043

Re: SCSI controller/CD combinations that work?

That error CDR101 can happen (at least) with the Adaptec SCSI CD-ROM driver ASPICD.SYS MSCDEX recognizes the drive and assigns it a drive letter, but cannot read anything from it and displays the message CDR101: Not ready reading drive D ("D" or whatever drive letter corresponds to the CD-...
by ruben_balea
Thu 03 Feb, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: compile v9 to run on win98
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Re: compile v9 to run on win98

Yeah but some have serious graphics issues (Digger by Windmill Software) and others run too fast (Eternam by Infogrames) or have the Borland (Turbo) Pascal runtime error 200 on faster CPUs (Jazz Jackrabbit) although for this last bug there is a patch but I remember that cannot be applied to all the ...
by ruben_balea
Thu 03 Feb, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: compile v9 to run on win98
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Re: compile v9 to run on win98

Perhaps he just wants to play DOS games on some old computer too fast for these DOS games but not compatible with Windows XP or later, anyway I hope this helps anyone who needs to use an emulator on windows 9x for whatever reason: To play old DOS games under Windows 9x DOSBox would be the best optio...
by ruben_balea
Tue 01 Feb, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: compile v9 to run on win98
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Re: compile v9 to run on win98

It won't run on Windows 98 because it was coded for newer operating systems (XP and later) with more functions in the kernel, user interface and so on.
by ruben_balea
Wed 26 Jan, 2022 11:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCEM stopped working correctly
Replies: 3
Views: 763

Re: PCEM stopped working correctly

Try going to the nvr subfolder in the PCem folder and deleting the nvr file with a name resembling your configuration name and emulated machine name, that file stores the motherboard configurations and can get corrupted. For example if your configuration name is "MS-DOS 6.22" and the machi...
by ruben_balea
Wed 26 Jan, 2022 3:44 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Testing experimental printer
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Re: Testing experimental printer

Yes, now it always closes correctly, even if I crash PCem printing to the experimental printer from Windows 3.11 Notepad
by ruben_balea
Tue 25 Jan, 2022 2:33 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Testing experimental printer
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Re: Testing experimental printer

I don't know what the cause of it is now but in the V17 days i've avoided mounting hard drives to avoid the everlasting process when messing about video-related emulation ideas. Just had some config to mount nothing and head to the WinBIOS I just tried it a few times before compiling the latest sou...
by ruben_balea
Sun 23 Jan, 2022 5:25 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Testing experimental printer
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Re: [BUG] Zombie PCem and another problem

I do know about the bug with pcem not closing properly, it is bug #90 https://github.com/sarah-walker-pcem/pcem/issues/90 Did not know about the printer issue. The code is a tad buggy and i have yet to test on Windows thats why it is in experimental. Oh sorry, I totally forgot to check it out on Gi...
by ruben_balea
Sat 22 Jan, 2022 7:53 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Testing experimental printer
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Testing experimental printer

Update: I renamed this post because the bug was already known but I will use it to continue reporting my experiences with the experimental printer feature After compiling the latest source (on MinGW64 Windows 10) I found that now pcem.exe process is not terminated after closing all windows. C:/msys6...
by ruben_balea
Fri 21 Jan, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [SOLVED] wxWidgets, ahem, PCem main icon misplaced
Replies: 3
Views: 863

Re: [BUG] wxWidgets, ahem, PCem main icon misplaced

leilei wrote: Fri 21 Jan, 2022 5:41 am the wx default icon in the low color pixel form happens to resemble 3 crewmates nowadays...
Hmm that's true, but now I can't unsee that :? another reason to change the icon :lol: