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by ecksemmess
Sat 24 Feb, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Possible to get ALT+TAB trapped properly?
Replies: 5
Views: 2786

Re: Possible to get ALT+TAB trapped properly?

Hmm, that's unfortunate. Thanks for looking into it, Sarah. I know we've got some wxWidgets gurus here, hopefully someone has a clue what can be done about this under Windows... anyone? :)
by ecksemmess
Sat 24 Feb, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gateway 2000 zappa based system
Replies: 1
Views: 1181

Re: Gateway 2000 zappa based system

aladd10, as the name suggests, was the BIOS for the Gateway OEM ALi Aladdin motherboard, not the Zappa. The Gateway OEM Zappa is called zappb11. It may just be identical to the standard Advanced/ZP though, with Gateway logos and such added but otherwise no change in features or functionality, in whi...
by ecksemmess
Fri 23 Feb, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Possible to get ALT+TAB trapped properly?
Replies: 5
Views: 2786

Possible to get ALT+TAB trapped properly?

Sorry if this has been discussed before, but have there ever been any attempts to look into trapping ALT+TAB? As things stand, it's getting sent to both the guest and the host, in fullscreen as well as windowed mode. This, of course, makes it basically impossible to use ALT+TAB on the emulated syste...
by ecksemmess
Fri 23 Feb, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Merged patches
Topic: [Patch] Xi8088 - GPL XT system bios
Replies: 15
Views: 7486

Re: [Patch] Xi8088 - GPL XT system bios

Looks good! Love your shader setup too--what package/settings is that?
by ecksemmess
Tue 20 Feb, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Merged patches
Topic: [Patch] Intel Advanced/ZP
Replies: 11
Views: 5204

Re: [Patch] Intel Advanced/ZP

Loving this, and the recent PB570/CL emulation as well, thank you!
by ecksemmess
Mon 29 Jan, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Merged patches
Topic: [Patch] Default video timing
Replies: 7
Views: 3893

Re: [Patch] Default video timing

Can't speak to whether it's a great use of your Sunday, but this is excellent stuff! I've been super interested for a long time in knowing how these comparisons would shake out, it's nice to have some hard data.
by ecksemmess
Sat 27 Jan, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [request] Implement onboard chips emulation
Replies: 7
Views: 3624

Re: [request] Implement onboard chips emulation

Funny that this should come up now, I was actually just thinking recently about how nice it would be to have Trio64V+ and Vibra16 emulation in PCem, not specifically the integrated Advanced/EV versions but just generally speaking. I had a couple of standalone Trio64V+ and Vibra16 cards back in the d...
by ecksemmess
Sat 13 Jan, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sound stutters whatever the configuration
Replies: 22
Views: 7498

Re: Sound stutters whatever the configuration

What renderer are you using (Settings->Render driver)? That's the only thing that is likely to cause a performance regression - for just about everyone else v13.x is faster than v12... I haven't been having any of szadycbr's issues but this is good to know, thanks. I usually just leave the render d...
by ecksemmess
Mon 08 Jan, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Execution rate at DOS prompt, menus, etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 2567

Re: Execution rate at DOS prompt, menus, etc.

No problem at all, I'll hold off on digging further into this until the recompiler rework is done. (Just as a point of order, the observation I was trying to make was that the Win9x shutdown screen does not have anything even close to the same performance behavior as the DOS prompt idle loop, which ...
by ecksemmess
Mon 08 Jan, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Execution rate at DOS prompt, menus, etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 2567

Re: Execution rate at DOS prompt, menus, etc.

Just noticed another major recompiler choker: the "it's now safe to turn off your computer" screen after shutting down Win9x. The level of slowdown is exactly the same as the "no boot device" idle loop I mentioned above, suggesting that they may both be caused by the same recompiler weak point. Once...
by ecksemmess
Sat 06 Jan, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCem 13.1 HDD problem
Replies: 11
Views: 4556

Re: PCem 13.1 HDD problem

Not sure if it's related at all, but I've noticed that the BIOSes of all machines behave exactly this way (completely failing to see that any HDD is installed at all) if the HDD image file is read-only. I ran into that once and was tearing my hair out for a while until I figured it out. PCem should ...
by ecksemmess
Sat 06 Jan, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Execution rate at DOS prompt, menus, etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 2567

Execution rate at DOS prompt, menus, etc.

Finally getting a chance to play around with PCem 13.1, and sure enough, it looks like some of those recent dynarec tweaks have MASSIVELY improved execution rates at the DOS prompt, game menus, and other idle-loop areas that previously brought the emulator to its knees. These loops do still cause no...
by ecksemmess
Thu 04 Jan, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Merged patches
Topic: [Patch] Intel Advanced/ZP
Replies: 11
Views: 5204

Re: [Patch] Intel Advanced/ZP

Excellent work, EluanCM! This is great to see, and something I've been looking forward to ever since you first brought up your interest in it many months ago. Thanks for sticking with it. Hopefully Sarah will commit this patch after she returns from her much-deserved break... :)
by ecksemmess
Mon 20 Nov, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Merged patches
Topic: [Patch] Default video timing
Replies: 7
Views: 3893

Re: [Patch] Default video timing

Very, very cool to see work being done on this. Thanks for tackling it, leilei.
by ecksemmess
Mon 20 Nov, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Destruction Derby for DOS slows down a lot under Windows 9x
Replies: 19
Views: 7325

Re: Destruction Derby for DOS slows down a lot under Windows 9x

Does this same commit improve the issue of the recompiler choking at the Windows desktop, DOS prompt, etc.? Can't compile the latest version to check at the moment, but I'm curious. If so, that's a huge step forward!
by ecksemmess
Mon 23 Oct, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Development
Topic: [Bug] DOS Prompt on Windows 95 OSR 2 and S3 Trio64...
Replies: 19
Views: 6472

Re: [Bug] DOS Prompt on Windows 95 OSR 2 and S3 Trio64...

Thanks Sarah, great to finally have this sorted!
by ecksemmess
Thu 12 Oct, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FPU on emulation of pre-486 machines...
Replies: 6
Views: 3121

Re: FPU on emulation of pre-486 machines...

Count me as yet another who would love to see this! I really do hope that at least some level of basic 8087/287/387 support gets onto the to-do list for v14. Also, does anyone know if the FWAIT issue Scali mentioned above has ever been fixed?
by ecksemmess
Mon 02 Oct, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Development
Topic: ST-412/ST-506/ESDI hard drive emulation?
Replies: 51
Views: 15310

Re: ST-412/ST-506/ESDI hard drive emulation?

What a nice surprise, thanks for this! :)
by ecksemmess
Wed 20 Sep, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [Patch] Epson PC AX3
Replies: 6
Views: 3174

Re: [Patch] Epson PC AX3

Are you saying that the number entered is being treated as MB despite being labeled KB? For example, in your screenshot, would PCem improperly attempt to give the system 512 MB of RAM instead of the expected 512 KB? Or are you just saying you find it strange that the AMI 386SX asks for a RAM amount ...
by ecksemmess
Wed 20 Sep, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Development
Topic: [Patch] Epson PC AX3
Replies: 6
Views: 3174

Re: [Patch] Epson PC AX3

omarsis81 wrote:Is this a 386 SX?
Be careful! 386 SX models count memory as KB in the configuration dialog where it should be in MB
Not familiar with this issue but this sounds important, can you elaborate on where the problem is?
by ecksemmess
Fri 15 Sep, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [Ask] Forum quota?
Replies: 7
Views: 1920

Re: [Ask] Forum quota?

Thanks, that does help.
by ecksemmess
Fri 15 Sep, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: [Ask] Forum quota?
Replies: 7
Views: 1920

Re: [Ask] Forum quota?

Sort of related: I've struggled quite a bit with the 50 message limit for the PM Inbox and Sent folders. I know it's trivial to save copies of the messages for long-term storage, but I still find it a lot more helpful to be able to access old messages within the forum itself. Would it be possible to...
by ecksemmess
Mon 04 Sep, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Development
Topic: [BUG] System shock crash on launch on specific cases
Replies: 8
Views: 3348

Re: [BUG] System shock crash on launch on specific cases

Even if it's just caused by a poorly patched ISO, isn't it still a bad sign that PCem itself is crashing/fataling? The failure should be contained within the emulated system, so there's still something amiss to troubleshoot here, right?
by ecksemmess
Wed 23 Aug, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Patches for wxWidgets/SDL2
Replies: 22
Views: 6673

Re: Patches for wxWidgets/SDL2

I'd think that the UI should certainly make it very obvious to the user which settings will be applied globally and which will be applied per-machine. Lots of potential for confusion there.
by ecksemmess
Thu 17 Aug, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Networking discussion
Replies: 228
Views: 95682

Re: Networking discussion

Thanks, ender! That's exactly the kind of explanation I was looking for.
by ecksemmess
Thu 17 Aug, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Patches for wxWidgets/SDL2
Replies: 22
Views: 6673

Re: Patches for wxWidgets/SDL2

Looks good. :)
by ecksemmess
Wed 16 Aug, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Development screenshots
Replies: 59
Views: 31370

Re: Development screenshots

The render thread count is per-card, so you can have 4 render threads in total (plus 2 FIFO threads). So you will need at least a Core i7 to run it flat out. If you just want the resolution though, setting 1 render thread per card is often fast enough on quad core systems. I'm a bit confused by the...
by ecksemmess
Wed 16 Aug, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Patches for wxWidgets/SDL2
Replies: 22
Views: 6673

Re: Patches for wxWidgets/SDL2

That last uncommitted patch is the one that fixed the major problem that killed non-Software-renderer performance for iwasaperson across the board on all emulated machines, right? Seems like something that will have to be re-incorporated somehow, possibly with a setting to allow the user to choose b...
by ecksemmess
Mon 14 Aug, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Mouse Systems mouse support
Replies: 16
Views: 5254

Re: Mouse Systems mouse support

Sounds about right. Something like that would be great to have in mainline PCem.
by ecksemmess
Sat 12 Aug, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Networking discussion
Replies: 228
Views: 95682

Re: Networking discussion

This is great to see! Thanks to Sarah, neozeed, and everyone else who's worked on this.

Quick question: can someone very briefly summarize the relative advantages and disadvantages of slirp vs. pcap in the specific context of how they've been implemented here?