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by Xanarki
Sat 25 Jan, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem crashes trying to run Glide game
Replies: 11
Views: 902

Re: PCem crashes trying to run Glide game

Up until a few weeks ago, I didn't know the true definition of "abandonware." For awhile, I just assumed that if a product wasn't commercially available to purchase anymore, it's considered abandon; however, it gets more complicated than that, with licenses and properties still being owned by an ent...
by Xanarki
Sat 18 Jan, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: 3DFX compatibility list
Replies: 98
Views: 64158

Re: 3DFX compatibility list

I'm not at my PC at the moment but Carma2 worked fine, and I tried the TDR2000 demo, and that worked fine as well.
by Xanarki
Tue 14 Jan, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need for Speed: Special Edition black screen hang when running installer
Replies: 17
Views: 1589

Re: Need for Speed: Special Edition black screen hang when running installer

I also went into an hour rabbithole about DCMA and the archival of old software via an internationally recognized library. Talk about a gray area, sheesh.
by Xanarki
Tue 14 Jan, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need for Speed: Special Edition black screen hang when running installer
Replies: 17
Views: 1589

Re: Need for Speed: Special Edition black screen hang when running installer

Alrigh sorry. I for some reason thought R&T owned the copyright to the first game.

TIL.
by Xanarki
Tue 14 Jan, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need for Speed: Special Edition black screen hang when running installer
Replies: 17
Views: 1589

Re: Need for Speed: Special Edition black screen hang when running installer

I edited my post. Abandonware (such as this particular release) isn't allowed either? I could understand something still copyright-protected.
by Xanarki
Tue 14 Jan, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need for Speed: Special Edition black screen hang when running installer
Replies: 17
Views: 1589

Re: Need for Speed: Special Edition black screen hang when running installer

Thanks. I was gonna say, I haven't tried anything pre-95 on PCEM yet so couldn't help him out.

So DSN, either use DOS 6.22 (if you're not already), or you have a bad ISO/CD.
by Xanarki
Tue 14 Jan, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need for Speed: Special Edition black screen hang when running installer
Replies: 17
Views: 1589

Re: Need for Speed: Special Edition black screen hang when running installer

Have you tried the original NFS? Only reason why I'm asking is because, although the Special Edition is suppose to support DOS, it was released primarily for Windows 95 support.

Regardless, I tried it on my Windows 98 SE setup, and it works perfectly fine (no DOS lines needed to run it).
by Xanarki
Mon 13 Jan, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Performance Degradation From Going Above a Pentium 233?
Replies: 11
Views: 1733

Re: Performance Degradation From Going Above a Pentium 233?

Thanks for clarification. I'm no laptop or processor guru. I assumed that because of the power consumption differences, there would be more differences as well.
by Xanarki
Mon 13 Jan, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Performance Degradation From Going Above a Pentium 233?
Replies: 11
Views: 1733

Re: Performance Degradation From Going Above a Pentium 233?

Naturally, mobile processors are less powerful than a desktop processor. See image attached. In this case, under the Dhrystone test, the regular processors greatly outperform the mobiles, even though they're the same speed. Most of the different tests there has the regular Pentiums higher than the M...
by Xanarki
Sun 12 Jan, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Crusader - No Remorse mouse bug
Replies: 5
Views: 1056

Re: Crusader - No Remorse mouse bug

I'm sure this is obvious, but, did you patch the game to 1.21? And then to 1.23?

I tried the demo a few weeks ago, and it worked just fine for me.
by Xanarki
Sun 05 Jan, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Development screenshots
Replies: 59
Views: 31035

Re: Development screenshots

I actually came back here to edit my post but too late lol.

Motorhead was actually advertised along with the Millennium G200 and not the Mystique. Got them Ms mixed up there.
by Xanarki
Sat 04 Jan, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Development screenshots
Replies: 59
Views: 31035

Re: Development screenshots

Pretty cool! There's a game called Motorhead that was heavily recommended to use the Mystique. It'd be interesting to see how that runs one day.
by Xanarki
Fri 27 Dec, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it possible to boot a guest from usb?
Replies: 15
Views: 5069

Re: Is it possible to boot a guest from usb?

Yeah I've never used another external device with PCEM so I'm clueless
by Xanarki
Fri 27 Dec, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it possible to boot a guest from usb?
Replies: 15
Views: 5069

Re: Is it possible to boot a guest from usb?

Referring to an earlier post...I wanted to buy an external USB ZIP drive online. I have some ZIP discs that I haven't been able to access in almost 15 years.

If it doesn't work with my Win10, is it somehow possible to make it work via PCEM, just in case? I'm just trying to prepare myself.
by Xanarki
Wed 25 Dec, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: 3DFX compatibility list
Replies: 98
Views: 64158

Re: 3DFX compatibility list

I know this is a couple of months old, but I just so happened to come across the last post. I suggest trying out NASCAR Racing 1999 Edition. It's literally the same thing as NASCAR 2, but with the expansion and base game combined, and updated cars. Otherwise, it's the same exact game. It runs perfec...
by Xanarki
Mon 16 Dec, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Adverts for emulated hardware
Replies: 40
Views: 4400

Re: Adverts for emulated hardware

Yeah I've looked over it twice, but no pattern that I can see. You're probably right. I have the CD version of Carma, before the Splat Pack came out, and I had to download the "unofficial" patch for 3DFX. I'm glad you caught Prey, forgot about that. I never played the "final 2006 version." I don't t...
by Xanarki
Mon 16 Dec, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Adverts for emulated hardware
Replies: 40
Views: 4400

Re: Adverts for emulated hardware

Ugh, editing my post screws with the attachments, but a few things I've noticed in that ad. -They added Interstate '76 three times. The original edition, Nitro add-on edition, and Gold edition. I could've swore the original didn't support 3Dfx, thus the whole reason for the Gold edition lol. -Today ...
by Xanarki
Mon 16 Dec, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Adverts for emulated hardware
Replies: 40
Views: 4400

Re: Adverts for emulated hardware

Cool scans. I've been going thru old mags myself, mainly CGW and PC Zone. This is 1 of my favorite Voodoo2 ads, I just like how they managed to cram 80 games in 2 pages.
by Xanarki
Wed 11 Dec, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: sufficient host hardware for Win98SE and WinME?
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

Re: sufficient host hardware for Win98SE and WinME?

They'll be fine for apps, yeah. And I thought the percentage you're referring to is PCEM's emulation speed percentage, which is shown on the top bar of the PCEM window. If you're talking about the CPU percentage in Task Manager, then I can't judge by that alone.
by Xanarki
Wed 11 Dec, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: sufficient host hardware for Win98SE and WinME?
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

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 Xanarki
Sun 08 Dec, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: pcem tweak
Replies: 6
Views: 1292

Re: pcem tweak

Well, the DF games work on modern systems, the community has made patches and stuff, to go online. I also haven't done much networking on PCEM. I did try Interstate '76, but it kicks me off online games after about 10 seconds sadly. I play QC as well but I also haven't touched it in weeks. That game...
by Xanarki
Sun 08 Dec, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Savestates + scanlines possible ?!
Replies: 12
Views: 2270

Re: Savestates + scanlines possible ?!

Good evening, thanks for your answer Unfortunately I do not have this option " Shader manager " in PCem (see screenshot) ?! https://pix.tdct.org/upload/original/1575827711.jpg Greetings ! Yeah you do. After you select "OpenGL 3.0" (which you did, it seems) then goto that last 1, "OpenGL 3.0 Rendere...
by Xanarki
Thu 05 Dec, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Savestates + scanlines possible ?!
Replies: 12
Views: 2270

Re: Savestates + scanlines possible ?!

At the top of your PCEM screen, Video --> Render driver --> OpenGL 3.0

Then, Video --> OpenGL 3.0 renderer --> Shader manager --> Add, then just add whatever shader file you downloaded

I almost never use shaders, and so I can't help you any more than this. You'll have to experiment.
by Xanarki
Thu 05 Dec, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: pcem tweak
Replies: 6
Views: 1292

Re: pcem tweak

Believe it or not, there's still an online community for the game. People still play DF1 every Sunday, and there's usually people playing DF2 every day around afternoon or evening (EST). DFLW gets the occasional players every day, while TFD only has people playing co-op strangely. BHD is still activ...
by Xanarki
Sun 01 Dec, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: pcem tweak
Replies: 6
Views: 1292

Re: pcem tweak

I acquired a similar program that does the same. I noticed a subtle difference for me (using Intel I5 7400 @ 3.4ghz), but not enough to be able to jump up a CPU like what you did, am still lingering in the 166/180 zone. Funny enough, Viper Racing and Delta Force are 2 of the main games that I've bee...
by Xanarki
Sun 01 Dec, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Host machine survey
Replies: 145
Views: 85947

Re: Host machine survey

I'm finally satisfied enough to stick with this stabilized setup. It's consistently at 100% with the vast majority of PC games, at least up until late 1998/early 1999, when they started to demand the 233mhz as a minimum requirement, which my host simply can't handle. Host- Intel I5 7400 3.4GHZ 8GB o...
by Xanarki
Mon 17 Jun, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: v15 compatibility & bug list (WIP)
Replies: 70
Views: 35805

Re: v15 compatibility & bug list (WIP)

Is it the gold version or Nitro Riders/Pack? The Glide renderer in that only seems to behave well with V1's with older drivers (and has led to a bug report incident before with a V2 which turned out to be real behavior) The CD decal says "Interstate '76 Nitro Pack". And thanks; will try that. I'76 ...
by Xanarki
Mon 17 Jun, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v15 released!
Replies: 49
Views: 24770

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 Xanarki
Mon 17 Jun, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Die Hard Trilogy won't start up (DLL error)
Replies: 8
Views: 3962

Re: Die Hard Trilogy won't start up (DLL error)

I'll have to try it out as well. But personally, I've always preferred the PS1 version though. Unrelated to PCEM, but have you tried it on a PS1 emulator like epsxe?

Been awhile since I tested the waters on other PS1 emulators, so beg my pardon if there's a better emulator out there.
by Xanarki
Mon 17 Jun, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it possible to remap keys in PCem?
Replies: 3
Views: 1577

Re: Is it possible to remap keys in PCem?

I would like to also change the fullscreen shortcut keys. Is there a file that can be edited? Much appreciated in advance.

It's only been 24 hours bud, don't give up that quick Anybody Killa lol