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by Cheez
Mon 04 Nov, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure and Earthworm Jim for windows 95 play way too fast!
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure and Earthworm Jim for windows 95 play way too fast!

Fullscreen fast probably runs at 75 because most CRT monitors were capable of 75hz to begin with. I don't know why the lower framerate is called "smooth" and I don't know what refresh rate PCem pretends to have, but in my experimentation with the most popular PCem hardware settings, I can't seem to ...
by Cheez
Fri 04 Oct, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What computer processor to emulate pentium mmx and up with PCem well?
Replies: 20
Views: 4362

Re: What computer processor to emulate pentium mmx and up with PCem well?

Ironically, it seems that PCem's approach to emulation is more efficient than DOSbox in several different cases, and when you start approaching very fast system speeds that are too high to use PCem for, you may as well sacrifice the "accuracy" for a virtual machine, such as with VirtualBox. There's ...
by Cheez
Sun 29 Sep, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v13-v15 problem with iso image larger than 2GB
Replies: 11
Views: 1521

Re: v13-v15 problem with iso image larger than 2GB

I'm not sure what's preventing you from making these "Data only" images into hard drive images and then mounting them that way with the secondary IDE. I don't know what exactly you're doing with them but it can't possibly require permanent use of a removable disc greater than CD size, hot swappable ...
by Cheez
Mon 16 Sep, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What computer processor to emulate pentium mmx and up with PCem well?
Replies: 20
Views: 4362

Re: What computer processor to emulate pentium mmx and up with PCem well?

My input is absolutely worthless but I recently got myself a ryzen 3700x and it doesn't appear to flinch for the slightest moment at those speeds. At the very least an i9-9900 would surely dominate at most processor speeds but I don't know much about the lesser ones at this moment to say much of any...
by Cheez
Sun 15 Sep, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Game Won't Go Higher Than 640x480
Replies: 5
Views: 1294

Re: Game Won't Go Higher Than 640x480

Does the game even support that resolution? I don't know anything about it but you haven't said anything about attemping to change the resolution in the game itself. Nothing online seems to indicate that it even does another resolution.
by Cheez
Fri 13 Sep, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where Is The Donation Section For PCem Project ?
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: Where Is The Donation Section For PCem Project ?

No such thing, unfortunately, and that's the way it's desired to be by the dev.
by Cheez
Thu 18 Jul, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: "1000 Best Games For Windows" Locks-Up OS When Opening Launcher
Replies: 1
Views: 780

Re: "1000 Best Games For Windows" Locks-Up OS When Opening Launcher

Hm. I don't have that version of this shareware disc, so I wouldn't be able to tell you. But it reminds me of a problem I had with another program that doesn't appear to work on any emulated machine...
by Cheez
Wed 19 Jun, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Possiblity of implementing cache emulation
Replies: 14
Views: 3745

Re: Possiblity of implementing cache emulation

I don't even know how we got from "there's no improvement" to "will we ever have it" because it probably should have ended right there. Is there even anything that absolutely requires the cache in order to behave properly? I haven't heard of anything.
by Cheez
Tue 28 May, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: v15 released!
Replies: 40
Views: 18827

Re: v15 released!

Well, You can try. It's up to you. I don't know if it'll actually fix your problem, but it fixeed mine, and if it doesn't really work you can just keep using your old one. I also have no idea if this mattered, but I created a whole new pcem folder fresh from the zip to do it. I just copied over my r...
by Cheez
Mon 27 May, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: v15 released!
Replies: 40
Views: 18827

Re: v15 released!

Not a lot for the most part; the main CPU load is the CPU emulation, and that's strictly single threaded. The only reason to go past 4 cores is if you want to emulate a Voodoo 2 SLI setup, as the Voodoo emulation can use up to 3 threads per card. This disappointing but understandable since it's har...
by Cheez
Sat 25 May, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CD-ROM problem of PCem V15
Replies: 8
Views: 3882

Re: CD-ROM problem of PCem V15

Does the game expect D:\ to be your CDrom drive instead of whichever one you installed the game from? Sometimes that's an issue, though that's not a common one.
by Cheez
Tue 21 May, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Can we have a PCem BIOS datfile?
Replies: 10
Views: 5025

Re: Can we have a PCem BIOS datfile?

That sounds like an idea that doesn't really need to be attached to the project in order to exist.
by Cheez
Sat 27 Apr, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Unexplained Slowdown?
Replies: 15
Views: 5152

Re: Unexplained Slowdown?

I had something like this once that only occurred during CD reads (image or real discs) and the only solution I ended up finding was creating a new machine profile from scratch and attaching my existing hard drive images so I didn't have to reinstall everything. I doubt the same would work for you b...
by Cheez
Thu 18 Apr, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: slow file copy from floppy, CD, and HDD
Replies: 6
Views: 2272

Re: slow file copy from floppy, CD, and HDD

That doesn't sound like it had anything to do with what Sarah just explained
by Cheez
Fri 12 Apr, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Black Dahlia says not enough free space
Replies: 14
Views: 5050

Re: Black Dahlia says not enough free space

Huh, I hadn't realized it was bumped, so I just responded pointlessly to what I thought might have been a new thread. Regardless, the problem in this thread remained unsolved and the one who posted the other thread is not only a different person but didn't mention having any issues at all. I still h...
by Cheez
Thu 11 Apr, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Black Dahlia says not enough free space
Replies: 14
Views: 5050

Re: Black Dahlia says not enough free space

It sounds like the installer itself is checking for free space and it probably fails over 4GB
by Cheez
Wed 27 Mar, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Development
Topic: v15 & new recompiler update
Replies: 86
Views: 30145

Re: v15 & new recompiler update

I feel that after a certain point you no longer need to be emulating machines, because basic virtualization will cover those bases for everything but the "it's slow" part. There shouldn't be much in the Pentium 2 age that needs an "accurate" emulator to be able to do everything it needs to do.
by Cheez
Sun 24 Mar, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [Solved] Cannot get Munt (MT-32 emulator) to work
Replies: 6
Views: 3233

Re: [Solved] Cannot get Munt (MT-32 emulator) to work

I'm under the impression that the differences in how PCem and Dosbox approach emulation would make the code mostly, if not totally, worthless
by Cheez
Sat 26 Jan, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: CD Image Format - Blindwrite
Replies: 5
Views: 2696

Re: CD Image Format - Blindwrite

Are you sure the images are at fault? At what point does it fail? Also, I imagine PCem can support any disc drive that's recognized as such, because it seems to be able to use any host drive whether it be physical or virtual. If you have such a thing it may be worth a try. Or just get a virtual driv...
by Cheez
Sat 13 Oct, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: v14 compatibility & bug list (WIP)
Replies: 70
Views: 28004

Re: v14 compatibility & bug list (WIP)

There's nothing strange about giving an estimate of a new release. What the hell is wrong with people here? Other people don't act this way about their projects.
by Cheez
Fri 14 Sep, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Process for creating and adding new PCem machines?
Replies: 0
Views: 2217

Process for creating and adding new PCem machines?

I don't have any idea why I would, but if the mood strikes me, would there be any set of steps I need to follow to accomplish this? tools I would need, etc.

I just have a good number of pentium era and earlier machines that I'd like to pretend to still be using.
by Cheez
Mon 10 Sep, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is drive sound emulation possible?
Replies: 21
Views: 7981

Re: Is drive sound emulation possible?

Yeah. We already have that beep sound when a machine is turning on. Floppy sounds would be a great addition. But that's part of the machine. It's not an external noise. speed-modulated hard drive whirs and writes, monitor hums (based on emulated sync) Let's be real here, i'd want these. Hell, for h...
by Cheez
Wed 22 Aug, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Development
Topic: v14 compatibility & bug list (WIP)
Replies: 70
Views: 28004

Re: v14 compatibility & bug list (WIP)

SarahWalker wrote:
Mon 20 Aug, 2018 3:23 pm
Please do NOT link to copyrighted material. I can't believe I have to keep saying this!
Well, you'd have to say it one time less if you weren't so quick to act against UPDATES.
by Cheez
Thu 29 Mar, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem v13.1 observations and bug report
Replies: 6
Views: 3061

Re: PCem v13.1 observations and bug report

There are definitely multiple kinds of bugs that come about from not exiting PCem entirely, but I can't remember the ones I've found.
by Cheez
Sat 30 Dec, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: CD access slowdown
Replies: 4
Views: 1846

Re: CD access slowdown

Alright, so: As it turns out, whatever is happening with my current installation of PCem, doesn't happen if I make a new folder with a fresh copy of PCem, copying over my rom folder and HD image and reconfiguring the machine from scratch. I really don't understand what's going on here. edit: Aside f...
by Cheez
Tue 26 Dec, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: CD access slowdown
Replies: 4
Views: 1846

Re: CD access slowdown

I've never tried it off of this computer, but there's definitely something wrong because PCem never started out like this. I could try my config on a different computer and see how that works, but I can't do it at this moment. as I already said, it happens with everything. Real drives, images, it do...
by Cheez
Sat 23 Dec, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: CD access slowdown
Replies: 4
Views: 1846

CD access slowdown

I don't know when or where this happened, since I didn't really do much or change much in PCem and as far as I know this wasn't always the case, but every time PCem reads from the CD drive, whether it's a real disc, an image, or otherwise, emulation speed drops below 10% as long as it continues to b...