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by JosepMa
Fri 01 Jan, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v17 released!
Replies: 25
Views: 5361

Re: v17 released!

Re: mouse: I ended tweaking the mouse acceleration options in windows 98 to the minimum. I am assuming that the problems are currently a double-acceleration caused from the real OS + emulated OS. Also, I am not sure if it is correctly compensating for high-dpi or fullscreen. (Never checked). Back wh...
by JosepMa
Fri 01 Jan, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: v17 compatibility & bug list
Replies: 61
Views: 12066

Re: v17 compatibility & bug list

Re: SeaBIOS: Back when I checked, it did support i440BX, so now that there's the GA686BX, maybe it could be added. Also given that it's open source, it should be easier to get good support than for closed-source legacy bioses. Finally, don't forget there's also an VGAbios. (don't know what does it e...
by JosepMa
Tue 22 Dec, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to connect a folder in PCem to my own Computer?
Replies: 18
Views: 15084

Re: How to connect a folder in PCem to my own Computer?

PCem has two network emulation drivers: A SLiRP driver and a PCAP driver. They are selectable from the configure host button on the PCem Configuration Manager. The SLiRP driver, which is the default, works like this: To the outside, it is just an application communicating with the default network ca...
by JosepMa
Tue 01 Dec, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Port Forwarding SLiRP
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Re: Port Forwarding SLiRP

You can build PCEm with Slirp and also with Pcap. With Pcap you would have a better control since the emulator will have a different IP on your network, rather than doing NAT over your machine's IP. As for port forwarding, I am not sure if that was implemented. It means that the application (PCem) w...
by JosepMa
Sat 28 Nov, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Compiling pcem on raspberry pi 4
Replies: 6
Views: 1172

Re: Compiling pcem on raspberry pi 4

You seem not to have the wxwidgets headers, since it is not finding their classes. Did you run ./configure before running make? Also, it is a good idea everytime that you get the source, to run autoreconf -i. (and ./configure and make ) Sarah is not using the linux makefiles, and sometimes they are ...
by JosepMa
Sat 28 Nov, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strange graphic bugs when leaving games
Replies: 19
Views: 2251

Re: Strange graphic bugs when leaving games

So when I have the S3 Virge/DX selected this is my 3D card? or my 2D card? Where to select 2D cards? When I play games they sometimes ask me which graphics adapter they should use and i can switch between S3 Virge/DX and Voodoo2. Is this 2D and 3D adapters then? Historical information: The Voodoo 1...
by JosepMa
Wed 14 Oct, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Compilation PcEm 16
Replies: 11
Views: 2581

Re: Compilation PcEm 16

Are you a linux user? I mean... I ask because you USE a linux OS, you know? You found difficulties trying to compile PCem and I have been giving you hints on what to look for so that you can work your way into compiling it. Now it's almost one month later and looks that you're still in the same plac...
by JosepMa
Tue 13 Oct, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Compilation PcEm 16
Replies: 11
Views: 2581

Re: Compilation PcEm 16

Been away from the PC for some days.

From that line, I see several things: First, you have 32bit and 64bit versions of the GL library.
Also, your link points to a different place than mine, which you should also check where does it point to.
by JosepMa
Wed 30 Sep, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Compilation PcEm 16
Replies: 11
Views: 2581

Re: Compilation PcEm 16

You had to look for the error, in this case, the error about not finding -lGL: configure:5359: checking for glGetError in -lGL configure:5384: gcc -o conftest -O3 conftest.c -lGL -lpthread -lasound >&5 /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lGL So the error is that the linker cannot find the specified library, w...
by JosepMa
Mon 28 Sep, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [Sep 2020 ed.] PCem MSYS2 build guide (with wxWidgets)
Replies: 68
Views: 50633

Re: [Sep 2020 ed.] PCem MSYS2 build guide (with wxWidgets)

I saw that there are some instructions in the news sections. But indeed, it can need multiple steps depending on when it was last updated https://www.msys2.org/news/ I had to do this: Follow instructions in the 2020-06-29 news. Then follow instructions in the 2020-05-22 news. In your case (problems ...
by JosepMa
Mon 28 Sep, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Compilation PcEm 16
Replies: 11
Views: 2581

Re: Compilation PcEm 16

If you want help, you will need to provide more detailed information. configure generates a "config.log" file. Please look at it for determining what is going wrong. The output from autoreconf also happens here, and it's not a problem. (Probably we should improve Makefile.am, to not have those warni...
by JosepMa
Thu 24 Sep, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Compilation PcEm 16
Replies: 11
Views: 2581

Re: Compilation PcEm 16

sudo apt install git autoconfig autotools-dev libsdl2-dev libwxgtk3.0-gtk3-dev from pcem source directory: autoreconf -i ./configure --enable-release-build make -j basically, libsdl2-dev obtains everything needed. ... checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes checking for SDL... yes check...
by JosepMa
Tue 15 Sep, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Configuring AMI 386dx bios for CD
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

Re: Configuring AMI 386dx bios for CD

The Soundblaster CD connector is not emulated in PCEm (and as such there is no way to tell that the CD is connected to there). So that's probably why you can't configure it like you had it back then. You might need a different driver and connect it to primary slave. Not sure if adding a SCSI card in...
by JosepMa
Tue 15 Sep, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem v15 Sound Issue
Replies: 38
Views: 14188

Re: PCem v15 Sound Issue

MIDI audio on the AudioPCI is done in software while in the other Soundlblasters is done by an emulated chip ( an OPL on most of them, and the EMU8000 on the AWE32/64). Also, there are two OPL emulators, DBOPL and NukeOPL (Selectable from the soundcard options in pcem setup). DBOPL is like the one i...
by JosepMa
Tue 15 Sep, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Compilation PcEm 16
Replies: 11
Views: 2581

Re: Compilation PcEm 16

The output is telling that you have a problem with the openGL dependency, libGL. I am not sure which one is currently needed, but here you have a list of possible candidates: (They should include additional dependencies if they are not already installed) libgl1-mesa-dev - free implementation of the ...
by JosepMa
Tue 01 Sep, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help getting external MIDI working in PCem (Linux) (No MIDI Option in GUI)
Replies: 4
Views: 1794

Re: Help getting external MIDI working in PCem (Linux) (No MIDI Option in GUI)

I believe that such a thing was only implemented for Windows, so the problem is that there are some missing code to do that. (It's been quite a while, so I can't be sure 100%)
by JosepMa
Wed 05 Aug, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Translating PCEM
Replies: 7
Views: 3240

Re: Translating PCEM

The extraction is done with tools, once you have identified what it needs to extract. That's what it explains when talking about the xgettext and _() Macro or wxGetTranslation. That generates a file with the strings to translate. The source code maintains the text there, and at runtime, the text is ...
by JosepMa
Sat 01 Aug, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Confused about creating hard drive images and sizes
Replies: 13
Views: 3491

Re: Confused about creating hard drive images and sizes

Mmm... So.. indeed, that BIOS (SIS 496/497) seems to have limitations with some configurations. 63/16/4096 fails but 63/16/4095 works. (it shows 2113 instead of 2015 because it shows it in million bytes, not in megabytes. This is quite the norm with disks) As I said, use autodetection but select man...
by JosepMa
Sat 01 Aug, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Confused about creating hard drive images and sizes
Replies: 13
Views: 3491

Re: Confused about creating hard drive images and sizes

If you want a 2GB disc, simply try 63 sectors, 16 heads, 4096 cylinders. Autodetect might still fail, but you can setup these parameters manually in the BIOS. My Pentium II had a 40GB of disk Maybe it was 10GB or was it 6GB?... Can't remember any longer. We built a rather good one ( slot 1, 350Mhz w...
by JosepMa
Sat 01 Aug, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Confused about creating hard drive images and sizes
Replies: 13
Views: 3491

Re: Confused about creating hard drive images and sizes

PCem pretends to emulate what real hardware was supposed to do, and the use of real BIOSes of those machines also imposes some of these limitations. But first: The list of predefined HDDs is not something that PCem invented, but the default table of compatible disks on the initial PC BIOS. Those dis...
by JosepMa
Sat 11 Jul, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCEM compilation on Ubuntu 17.10
Replies: 15
Views: 7140

Re: PCEM compilation on Ubuntu 17.10

you are looking an an outdated post.

The instructions that you should follow on linux are here:

https://pcem-emulator.co.uk/phpBB3/view ... ?f=3&t=845
by JosepMa
Tue 16 Jun, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCEM Reference Guide?
Replies: 5
Views: 2196

Re: PCEM Reference Guide?

The readme.txt file includes the names and relative paths of the roms supported, relative to the "roms" folder. There are a few threads on the boards that talk about applications that work, but I don't know of a detailed list of limitations (Note that some things perceived as limitations are actuall...
by JosepMa
Sun 14 Jun, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Future graphics card emulation
Replies: 80
Views: 40378

Re: Future graphics card emulation

And to add to the virtual machines talk... VirtualBox has had experimental support for 3D on WinXP (which seems that it was done replacing some DirectX libraries but I couldn't do anything serious), and version 6.1 has removed it.
Now 3D support is only present for Windows Vista onwards.
by JosepMa
Sun 14 Jun, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Info api winpthread
Replies: 2
Views: 1381

Re: Info api winpthread

You don't interface directly with that library. That library simply translates code generated expecting a POSIX system into something that Windows understands. You should simply search for posix threads ( pthreads literally means posix threads) and compile with the compiler that uses that library, w...
by JosepMa
Fri 12 Jun, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem v15 Sound Issue
Replies: 38
Views: 14188

Re: PCem v15 Sound Issue

Have you tried changing the buffer length on the Sound menu? I have it at 200ms here on a core i7 Win10 and works fine.
by JosepMa
Fri 12 Jun, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to install PCem v16 on Linux
Replies: 24
Views: 6759

Re: How to install PCem v16 on Linux

There was a name change for one of the bios for pentium. Possibly that's the reason.
Also remember that on linux, the filenames are case sensitive, so bios1 is not the same as BIOS1. Ensure that the correct name is on the .cfg file.
by JosepMa
Sat 06 Jun, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any possibilities of emulating voodoo 5 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2246

Re: Any possibilities of emulating voodoo 5 ?

There is a thread about the possibility of emulating Voodoo 3 and basically it summarizes to: It isn't really worth, with the current hardware emulated.

So Voodoo 5 is at least many years out of question currently.
by JosepMa
Fri 05 Jun, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can someone give me a primer on PCEM network?
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

Re: Can someone give me a primer on PCEM network?

yes. the slirp kind of connection emulates a NAT, and that gateway is actually your host.
by JosepMa
Wed 03 Jun, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a command line for this?
Replies: 11
Views: 3928

Re: Is there a command line for this?

If they were thinking about a base image and specific diff-images on it, that should have worked sufficiently well with the support of VHD disk images that another user was implementing. Then you wouldn't need any command line switches, just one .cfg configuration for each differential disk that you...
by JosepMa
Mon 01 Jun, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a command line for this?
Replies: 11
Views: 3928

Re: Is there a command line for this?

No there is no way because DOSBox emulates one single system (MS-DOS on an x86 PC) while PCem emulates the x86 hardware and can run any kind of system.
So if it assumed a prompt based system, then that would not work for a windowed system, and each windowed system would require its own method.