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by Arjen42
Mon 17 Jun, 2024 2:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pcem question!
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Pcem question!

Yes, Proton is a compatibility layer to run Windows games on Linux. It is based on Wine, which is compatibility layer to run Windows applications in general on Linux. The development of Proton is sponsored by Valve to make as many Windows only games possible to run on their Steam Deck handheld conso...
by Arjen42
Mon 17 Jun, 2024 5:42 am
Forum: Development
Topic: How to add a command line parameter to edit a configuration?
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: How to add a command line parameter to edit a configuration?

The function that opens the configuration window is void config_open(void *hwnd). The argument of this function is the handle of the parent window.

You do need to load the configuration first before calling this function using void loadconfig(char *fn).
by Arjen42
Mon 17 Jun, 2024 5:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pcem question!
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Pcem question!

Probably not. If you want to run 32-bit games designed for Windows XP, that don't run on Windows 10 or 11, you probable get better results running Windows XP itself on compatible hardware, or using a compatibility layer like Wine or Proton.
by Arjen42
Sun 02 Jun, 2024 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: emulating IBM Xebec fixed disk adapter
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: emulating IBM Xebec fixed disk adapter

You cannot low level format a hard disk image using PCem. (The bits on a real hard disk that mark the sector boundaries do not exist in an image file.) So you should consider the disk images to be already low level formatted.
by Arjen42
Sun 24 Mar, 2024 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Japanese "Mouse" brand laptop Fn + Right = End == no focus control in PCEM Linux
Replies: 3
Views: 2849

Re: Japanese "Mouse" brand laptop Fn + Right = End == no focus control in PCEM Linux

You could also investigate if a key remapping tool for Linux could solve this problem. You said you run PCem on Linux, so you probable had compiled it from source. You could change the keyboard handling in source and recompile. But PCem has a lot of keyboard related code, so it's not a trivial task ...
by Arjen42
Wed 21 Feb, 2024 6:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Differencing VHD Instant Crash
Replies: 1
Views: 2183

Re: Differencing VHD Instant Crash

I don't think PCem vnext supports advanced vhd features. So If you if you need this functionality, just make a copy of the vhd while the emulated PC is turned off. The disk sizes aren't too big and you can turn on ntfs compression to save disk space.
by Arjen42
Thu 15 Feb, 2024 7:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: MOOP AND DREADLY IN THE TREASURE ON BING BONG ISLAND
Replies: 0
Views: 2679

Re: MOOP AND DREADLY IN THE TREASURE ON BING BONG ISLAND

In a nutshell: 1. Download *PCem v17 for Windows* from https://pcem-emulator.co.uk/downloads.html. 2. Extract the zip file in a place that's convenient for you. 3. Get rom files for PCem and place them in the roms folder. Rom files are not included with PCem for copyright reasons. Forum policy forbi...
by Arjen42
Tue 13 Feb, 2024 7:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: starting game on PCem Windows 95 virtual machine
Replies: 2
Views: 2624

Re: starting game on PCem Windows 95 virtual machine

This game was designed for Windows 3.1 so it may not work correctly on Windows 95 in some cases. Create a new emulated PC running DOS and Windows 3.1 and try if it works on this configuration. The system requirements are 386DX/33MHz PC, so a 486DX/2 66Mhz would be more than enough. You could also tr...
by Arjen42
Sun 04 Feb, 2024 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem v18 News (Was v17 Notice)
Replies: 101
Views: 101805

Re: PCem v18 News (Was v17 Notice)

It has been over 3 years since the latest version of PCem was released and no signs of V18 has ever been released yet! You could download PCemVNext and pretend it's PCemV18. That works for me... What kind of response are you expecting? Did you know that even if you cannot program, you still can con...
by Arjen42
Sun 04 Feb, 2024 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Awe32 not showing up in 98SE
Replies: 6
Views: 3239

Re: Awe32 not showing up in 98SE

Was this also the case with PnP ISA versions of the Sound Blaster 16/AWE32/AWE64? I remember the SB AWE32 Value was configured differently from the SB16 PnP.
by Arjen42
Sat 03 Feb, 2024 11:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Awe32 not showing up in 98SE
Replies: 6
Views: 3239

Re: Awe32 not showing up in 98SE

I just checked. The diagnose program also works in a Windows 98SE dos session, however I only tested with Windows drivers for it installed. If you only want to play Windows games, the AWE32 doesn't really makes sense. This is because Windows games don't support the AWE32 directly, only the Windows m...
by Arjen42
Sat 03 Feb, 2024 10:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Awe32 not showing up in 98SE
Replies: 6
Views: 3239

Re: Awe32 not showing up in 98SE

Restart in DOS mode (or boot from DOS), then run the diagnose.exe program. (Part of Sound Blaster 16/AWE32 DOS/Windows drivers.) If this does not work try selecting SB16 in PCem and repeat the above. If you want to run DOS games, you could consider creating a separate emulated PC, running DOS, for D...
by Arjen42
Thu 01 Feb, 2024 4:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Japanese "Mouse" brand laptop Fn + Right = End == no focus control in PCEM Linux
Replies: 3
Views: 2849

Re: Japanese "Mouse" brand laptop Fn + Right = End == no focus control in PCEM Linux

Have you tried connecting an external keyboard (or numpad)?
by Arjen42
Mon 22 Jan, 2024 8:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Windows XP no sound
Replies: 12
Views: 5533

Re: Windows XP no sound

Drivers for Sound Blaster 16, AWE32, 128 PCI, and others are included with Windows XP. However older ISA cards like the 16 and AWE32 may not be detected automatically, so you have to run the Add Hardware wizard manually. For Windows XP the PCI 128 is more appropriate.
by Arjen42
Sat 13 Jan, 2024 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pc parts info
Replies: 2
Views: 2856

Re: Pc parts info

This isn't the right forum to talk about (vintage) hardware. It might be more appropriate at the Vogons forum . The most easy way to copy data and/or install games from floppy is to get an USB floppy drive. I'm not sure if booting from an USB floppy drive is supported, but Windows 98 SE and Windows ...
by Arjen42
Sat 13 Jan, 2024 4:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I need help with setting up a 486 DOS machine
Replies: 8
Views: 4327

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

I ended up with an AMI WinBios 484 motherboard that was much less confusing to set up, I'll try what you said thanks. I did press F2 however I didn't who what to select as C drive! At one time I had a 486DX2 66 MHz with the same kind of BIOS. It's kinda my one my favorites in PCem. (Guess which is ...
by Arjen42
Thu 11 Jan, 2024 4:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How do I use a 6 button controller in Windows 95/98se
Replies: 6
Views: 1433

Re: How do I use a 6 button controller in Windows 95/98se

Greywolf wrote: Thu 11 Jan, 2024 12:46 pm Didn’t early joysticks and controllers work on io ports on earlier hardware? I don’t remember much usb availability during win95/98
USB support was added in a special update and Windows 95 OSR 2.1. Windows 98 had USB support builtin. USB was pretty new in those days.
by Arjen42
Thu 11 Jan, 2024 12:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How do I use a 6 button controller in Windows 95/98se
Replies: 6
Views: 1433

Re: How do I use a 6 button controller in Windows 95/98se

Aren't Human Interface Devices for USB devices? And is USB not emulated by PCem?
by Arjen42
Thu 11 Jan, 2024 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem vNext Builds
Replies: 5
Views: 9696

Re: PCem vNext Builds

Those are the same roms as for PCem 17.

Forum policy is that you cannot ask where to get roms (or non public software).
by Arjen42
Thu 11 Jan, 2024 11:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: I need help with setting up a 486 DOS machine
Replies: 8
Views: 4327

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

At bootup press F2 to run the setup utility. Or configure the emulated PC to have a SCSI controller. You don't need to setup the hard drive in the BIOS if you have a SCSI controller. Boot times appear to be slower because of the SCSI BIOS and you probable need to run the setup utility to configure m...
by Arjen42
Tue 09 Jan, 2024 1:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Settings Retention Issue in PCem V17
Replies: 6
Views: 3882

Re: Settings Retention Issue in PCem V17

Just to be sure. You are talking about setting of the emulated PC, not the BIOS settings, right? Empty BIOS settings is normal for a new emulated PC. Please check the permissions of the files in the ~/.pcem directory. Also check the pcem.cfg file for file locations and check those permissions as well.
by Arjen42
Tue 09 Jan, 2024 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Video options configuration
Replies: 3
Views: 953

Re: Video options configuration

Okay, I just did some looking myself. I choose to find out what video_fullscreen_scale does by looking at the (PCemV17) source code. The setting video_fullscreen_scale is read a few times by config_get_int() function and set to a variable with the same name. (In pc.c and wx-sdl2.c) This variable is ...
by Arjen42
Mon 08 Jan, 2024 1:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Video options configuration
Replies: 3
Views: 953

Re: Video options configuration

I don't think this is documented, so your best bet is to search the source code. Either in a good code editor or by using grep, something like grep -r video_fullscreen_scale *.c *.cc *.h.
by Arjen42
Thu 28 Dec, 2023 8:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem's biggest limitation for 3D accelerted games
Replies: 7
Views: 2479

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

How should such platform look like? Does it need to be an emulator like PCem? Or could it be a compatibility layer like Wine or Proton?
by Arjen42
Sun 17 Dec, 2023 1:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem randomly closes when trying to install Windows NT Server 3.5
Replies: 6
Views: 1434

Re: PCem randomly closes when trying to install Windows NT Server 3.5

OK, so I tried making the controller a SCSI instead of an IDE, but, it simply came up with a "Missing operating system" error. SCSI and IDE handle hard drive geometry differently. You'll need to delete all the partitions disk and then repartition the disk image. Or use a fresh disk image....
by Arjen42
Fri 15 Dec, 2023 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem v18 News (Was v17 Notice)
Replies: 101
Views: 101805

Re: PCem v18 News (Was v17 Notice)

You can edit the pcem.cfg and change the paths like below to get the classic behavior: [Paths] roms_paths = roms nvr_path = nvr configs_path = configs logs_path = logs screenshots_path = screenshots plugin_path = plugins PCemVNext still looks for the pcem.cfg in the %Homepath%\.pcem folder. What I d...
by Arjen42
Mon 11 Dec, 2023 9:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem randomly closes when trying to install Windows NT Server 3.5
Replies: 6
Views: 1434

Re: PCem randomly closes when trying to install Windows NT Server 3.5

Did some more testing an observed the following: 1. PCem closes randomly running Windows NT 3.5 on an emulated Pentium 2. So if you have this problem on an emulated Pentium 2 or Pentium Pro, you should try running it on en emulated Pentium. I tried an emulated Intel Premiere/PCI motherboard with an ...
by Arjen42
Sat 09 Dec, 2023 4:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCem randomly closes when trying to install Windows NT Server 3.5
Replies: 6
Views: 1434

Re: PCem randomly closes when trying to install Windows NT Server 3.5

Not sure, after reading your inquiry, I tried a few times today, but those attempts failed for other reasons. You could try the following to avoid the ATAPI CD-ROM detection: 1. Use SCSI hard drive and CD-ROM drive. You might need to figure out which SCSI adapter is supported. 2. Or boot DOS with AT...
by Arjen42
Thu 07 Dec, 2023 7:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cat amongst the pigeons
Replies: 7
Views: 1760

Re: Cat amongst the pigeons

Windows 95 with or without FAT32 support? If it is the Windows 95 without FAT32 you can only format partitions up to 2 GB. Which would be enough to get things running. You can add more disks or more emulated PC's later.
by Arjen42
Fri 01 Dec, 2023 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Keyboard problem
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: Keyboard problem

How do you try to turn mouse keys on in Windows 95? Num Lock or Left Shift+Left Alt+Num Lock as explained on this page: https://www.geocities.ws/politalk/win95/mousekey.htm