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by swapjim
Wed 05 Feb, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: sufficient host hardware for Win98SE and WinME?
Replies: 4
Views: 3011

Re: sufficient host hardware for Win98SE and WinME?

Thank you for the answers.

Sorry for taking so long to respond, I paused this project. I'm resuming now. I'll look for used CPUs with the single core benchmark that these two have. If I stumble again, I'll come back with more questions.
by swapjim
Wed 11 Dec, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: sufficient host hardware for Win98SE and WinME?
Replies: 4
Views: 3011

Re: sufficient host hardware for Win98SE and WinME?

In order to run Voodoo games, it's suggested to use a processor that's 4ghz or more. Even more so, the processor needs to have good single thread performance. That Intel I3 won't run any Windows 9x games, and that AMD might run a Pentium 133 but I'm not certain. Check single thread performance here...
by swapjim
Thu 28 Nov, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: sufficient host hardware for Win98SE and WinME?
Replies: 4
Views: 3011

sufficient host hardware for Win98SE and WinME?

I'm planning to buy a machine just to emulate these two OSes. I did a test with Win98 (but not WinME) on an Intel i3 2021 and a AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (one had 4GB and the other 8GB of RAM) and they did fine (15-45% load), but I didn't had the chance to stress-test them. The emulated hardware is a Pentiu...
by swapjim
Sat 11 May, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Win95 sees the LAN card but can't get DHCP IP
Replies: 1
Views: 2290

Re: Win95 sees the LAN card but can't get DHCP IP

I had the wrong IRQ number! Win95 recognized the card but it just couldn't get an IP! This was very weird. I didn't install lots of PCI cards back in the day so I didn't knew that a wrong IRQ could do that. I wasn't able to get it working with SLiRP, but it worked with https://nmap.org/npcap. Thanks...
by swapjim
Sun 28 Apr, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Win95 sees the LAN card but can't get DHCP IP
Replies: 1
Views: 2290

Win95 sees the LAN card but can't get DHCP IP

Win95 installed the drivers for the LAN card (I can see the AC-DE-48-88-BB-AA address in winipcfg) but then it says that it can't get an IP address from DHCP. My router (DSL internet gateway) is configured to give DHCP addresses to devices connected to it, unless a device has already a static IP. So...
by swapjim
Fri 19 Apr, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: slow file copy from floppy, CD, and HDD
Replies: 6
Views: 3875

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

Ah, yes, emulation, not virtual machine.

Alright. Thanks!
by swapjim
Thu 18 Apr, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: slow file copy from floppy, CD, and HDD
Replies: 6
Views: 3875

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

So it could go faster but it's part of PCem's programming to go slow to emulate these drives?
by swapjim
Tue 16 Apr, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Error: No ROM Basic System Halted
Replies: 3
Views: 3619

Re: Error: No ROM Basic System Halted

I have experienced this error back in the day! I thought it meant something completely different. I learned something new today :D
by swapjim
Tue 16 Apr, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: slow file copy from floppy, CD, and HDD
Replies: 6
Views: 3875

slow file copy from floppy, CD, and HDD

It takes about 6-7 seconds to copy a 50MB file from one location of the HDD to another. It takes about 10-11 seconds to copy a 50MB file from a CD to the HDD. CDROM speed is set at 72X. It takes about 25 seconds to copy a 1.43MB floppy (about 20 files) to the HDD. My host hardware is from 2016: i7-6...