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by leilei
Wed 07 Feb, 2024 4:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem v18 News (Was v17 Notice)
Replies: 101
Views: 101830

Re: PCem v18 News (Was v17 Notice)

My personal sources for drivers had been: - GLSetup = 3dfx V1/V2/V3 drivers for Win9X, lazy installer from certain 1999-2001 game discs that involve OpenGL (starting from Quake III Arena and ending around Serious Sam The Second Encounter), also useful for any other decent enough 3d card of the 98-99...
by leilei
Sun 28 Jan, 2024 2:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Windows 3.1 graphics card drivers ?
Replies: 2
Views: 3016

Re: Windows 3.1 graphics card drivers ?

Real S3 cards never worked with Windows for Workgroups' SVGA driver. The Cirrus, Oak and Tseng cards should though
by leilei
Sun 21 Jan, 2024 4:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Alien Carnage configuration menu not responding!
Replies: 2
Views: 3068

Re: Alien Carnage configuration menu not responding!

I doubt it's 'developers messing with players' but more developers not bothering with a menu selection routine for configuration. Some games did that (especially in the 286 era), it's only a step beyond Y/N questions about wanting music or sound from the amiga days
by leilei
Sun 14 Jan, 2024 3:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: I need help with setting up a 486 DOS machine
Replies: 8
Views: 4329

Re: I need help with setting up a 486 DOS machine

On some of the autodetection boards you'll need to manually detect and configure a drive and then enable LBA or LARGE elsewhere to use larger drives. Earlier 486 boards likely won't have the choice. I prefer the AMI WinBIOS for socket 3 because that's what my VIP 486 was (though the emulated board i...
by leilei
Thu 28 Dec, 2023 1:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem's biggest limitation for 3D accelerted games
Replies: 7
Views: 2483

Re: PCem's biggest limitation for 3D accelerted games

Voodoo3's among the fastest of the pre-Geforce256 GPUs in 1999, the most widely supported (primary Direct3D+OpenGL device, Glide3, plus the bunch of prior Glide2 games), and it had the most technical information available for longer so it's the most logical to emulate. The issue for years are today'...
by leilei
Mon 18 Dec, 2023 3:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Unable to install Intel Chipset Utility drivers on PCem win98SE
Replies: 1
Views: 839

Re: Unable to install Intel Chipset Utility drivers on PCem win98SE

Intel chipset drivers typically are for later boards than the 430VX that would need them for AGP and DMA purposes (among other things). They're not neccessary for Triton boards, especially as Win98se already come with device drivers that work fine with them. If you needed an Intel chipset driver to ...
by leilei
Sat 16 Dec, 2023 9:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gravis Gamepads emulation!
Replies: 3
Views: 1354

Re: Gravis Gamepads emulation!

IIRC Gravis Gamepads also had a GrIP standard for input to allow for extra buttons and a second pad
by leilei
Wed 06 Dec, 2023 2:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cat amongst the pigeons
Replies: 7
Views: 1761

Re: Cat amongst the pigeons

It's all trial and error and drops when: - there's too many blocks to recompile, which can happen with video decoding more often, and self-modifying code - too much frames rendered to keep up, which can occur with Voodoo cards not being vsynced on slower processors - I/O access can also be a factor,...
by leilei
Fri 01 Dec, 2023 1:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Win98 in PCem
Replies: 3
Views: 1598

Re: Win98 in PCem

I'm assuming these refusing 90s games are modern source ports compiled on later VisualC 201X's and GCCs after 4 or GoG releases with additional support DLLs to smoothen the modern windows compatiblity experience. There was no XP in the 90s so that shouldn't be necessary. I think the only company tha...
by leilei
Tue 21 Nov, 2023 2:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Akte Europa optimisation
Replies: 6
Views: 1735

Re: Akte Europa optimisation

There's a few games where a Trio64 can render faster than a ViRGE DX at DirectDraw 2D
by leilei
Wed 08 Nov, 2023 5:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem vNext Builds
Replies: 5
Views: 9700

Re: PCem vNext Builds

PGO isn't something very automatable. Instead there could be -flto, which still isn't quite PGO tier but is a good boost and is what i've always done for making WIP builds.
by leilei
Sat 02 Sep, 2023 1:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem v18 News (Was v17 Notice)
Replies: 101
Views: 101830

Re: PCem v18 News (Was v17 Notice)

I'm very content with the performance from K6/233 emulation and that's adequate for a lot of stuff from early 2002 and earlier (having dealt with PCs of a similar performance target at the time). The real cutoff is the later 2002 stuff that demanded DXTC and HWT&L as there was an emerging DX7/8-...
by leilei
Wed 26 Jul, 2023 8:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem v18 News (Was v17 Notice)
Replies: 101
Views: 101830

Re: PCem v18 News (Was v17 Notice)

PCem release builds use profile-generated optimization.
by leilei
Thu 01 Jun, 2023 6:29 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: New hardware for PCem v18?
Replies: 6
Views: 8827

Re: New hardware for PCem v18?

i'd rather see a rise, k5, or an umc486 before either of those
by leilei
Sun 07 May, 2023 12:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: is surround sound supported by pcem?
Replies: 1
Views: 1883

Re: is surround sound supported by pcem?

No. PCem doesn't emulate any 5.1 card, but it does emulate an AudioPCI which can work with A3D for some HRTF'd 2 channel sound, which Half-Life can do.
by leilei
Sun 09 Apr, 2023 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mirror HDD directly to PCem with USB Image Tool
Replies: 2
Views: 2012

Re: Mirror HDD directly to PCem with USB Image Tool

Yep, the raw image file format hasn't changed. I've booted some old img backups of hard drives dumped with WinImage and DD from long ago.

You can also do the reverse. I've once DD'd a prepared PCem img with xfdisk + several windows installs to a HDD on a real computer and it worked.
by leilei
Sat 08 Apr, 2023 9:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem v18 News (Was v17 Notice)
Replies: 101
Views: 101830

Re: PCem v18 News (Was v17 Notice)

it say Removed code for disabling optimization, as its causing lag issues. F… unfortunately we dont have full title of the Removed code for disabling optimization Check the commits for full untruncated messages. without use multiple core You can't force multi-core optimization for emulating a singl...
by leilei
Fri 31 Mar, 2023 11:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Future graphics card emulation
Replies: 112
Views: 221794

Re: Future graphics card emulation

Windows9xFan wrote: Thu 30 Mar, 2023 11:51 am You forgot
Read the room and check your entitlement.
by leilei
Fri 24 Mar, 2023 4:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: why ryzen5 1200 simulate Win98 sound suttering?
Replies: 5
Views: 2740

Re: why ryzen5 1200 simulate Win98 sound suttering?

Windows 9x does heavy access when it boots and that's a bottleneck to the emulation when it does and it happens to everybody.
by leilei
Tue 14 Mar, 2023 9:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: If you have problems with the VM window title bar being off the screen
Replies: 7
Views: 1996

Re: If you have problems with the VM window title bar being off the screen

Having the window set to be resizable helps, because then it'll nudge the window downward when you do.
on modern watered down versions of Windows, you'll have to shift-rightclick on PCem in the task bar to access the move window feature.
by leilei
Tue 14 Mar, 2023 8:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3dfx voodoo 3 2000/3000 game resolution problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1449

Re: 3dfx voodoo 3 2000/3000 game resolution problem

A lot of older Glide games didn't futureproof (nor couldn't) for Banshee's breaking of the resolution limits. For Glide, only newer games using Glide3x released in 1999+ should be more hi-res aware. Otherwise it'll be Direct3D and OpenGL (no MiniGL) for older hirez-able games. This goes both directi...
by leilei
Thu 09 Mar, 2023 2:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can PCem Interface to Hardware?
Replies: 3
Views: 1523

Re: Can PCem Interface to Hardware?

If it's about industrial use to replace hardware, please be aware that PCem is designed for entertainment and does not offer full floating point precision (otherwise it'd be way too slow and unusuable). All FPU emulators take performance shortcuts and this is also true for 6th+ gen console emulators...
by leilei
Mon 27 Feb, 2023 12:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: which is the best way benchmarking different cpus?
Replies: 11
Views: 3070

Re: which is the best way benchmarking different cpus?

For Ryzen, turning off SMT helps.
by leilei
Fri 24 Feb, 2023 1:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: [Request] Ubuntu ppa / linux binaries
Replies: 12
Views: 13366

Re: [Request] Ubuntu ppa / linux binaries

One of the biggest advantages of running Linux is that everything, all system packages and all installed software can be managed in a single system-wide package manager that keeps everything up to date. it is very poor practice to circumvent it. Downstream has opportunities to make unsupported chan...
by leilei
Mon 20 Feb, 2023 12:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gigabyte GA-686BX don't recognize SB AWE32
Replies: 5
Views: 2352

Re: Gigabyte GA-686BX don't recognize SB AWE32

Yeah, this AWE32 isn't plug 'n play. You'll always have to add new hardware manually or let it do the exhaustive search, and then you can install the AWE32/64 software.
by leilei
Sun 19 Feb, 2023 1:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Future graphics card emulation
Replies: 112
Views: 221794

Re: Future graphics card emulation

Verites are a little special because Sierra On-Line had a video card with it (Screamin' 3D) and Papyrus games were made to support that (up to Grand Prix Legends)

Papyrus has something to do with the Millennium 3D support in vNext too :eyes:
by leilei
Sat 18 Feb, 2023 1:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Future graphics card emulation
Replies: 112
Views: 221794

Re: Future graphics card emulation

with sarah's naming conventions, if it doesn't end with em or ulator, it's probably not an emulator.
by leilei
Fri 17 Feb, 2023 1:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Playing games to completion
Replies: 5
Views: 2733

Re: Playing games to completion

It's how I played them then. Mice had balls with little wheels that'd get gunked up and 90s "gaming mice" were ergonomic horrors that sometimes try to shove trackballs on them.
by leilei
Fri 17 Feb, 2023 12:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: My goal = 200 MHz
Replies: 5
Views: 2266

Re: My goal = 200 MHz

The comfortable clockspeed on a 201X Intel Core processor that can reach 200mhz emulation's usually 4ghz. 4ghz was a very common stable overclock as well, but that's relegated to "K" processors. (2500k and up etc.)
by leilei
Thu 16 Feb, 2023 12:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Playing games to completion
Replies: 5
Views: 2733

Playing games to completion

fun thread. I did Heretic and Hexen on some 486 configs some months ago. Went through all 3 episodes on a mid-486 config, then the last 2 (awful!!!) shadows epsiodes on a high 486 (approximating early 95 and early 96 situations when the games were released). There was a nasty softlock on ep 5 involv...