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Re: Flashback - Incorrect aspect ratio?

This is something I've wondered about too. This kind of thing even causes debate within console fandom about what's the "correct" way to display things, because while it can be demonstrated what aspect ratio was displayed on TVs of the time, there can be the question of what aspect ratio the art in …

Re: Technological critique

in Milliways
Speaking of vinyl, what annoys me is those hipsters who adopt the format not because of its sonic quality, but because it's 'retro' and 'cool' Tapes suffer the same fate. Because of nostalgia, cheap boomboxes with tapedecks started to reappear in stores - they all use the same tape mechanism, …

Re: DOSBox speed vs real DOS PC?

ripsaw8080 wrote on 2020-05-30, 07:40: Silanda wrote on 2020-05-30, 07:15: I've got half a suspicion that NBA Jam TE's problems might be related too. If you refer to flickering at higher cycles, that issue should be resolved in SVN. Cool! I'll admit that I haven't tried playing it in ages.

Re: The Orange Box. DRM vs Retro Gaming? How can I install it?

in Windows
This is something that bugs the hell out of me with some modern games that have physical releases way after their initial release. Take Ion Fury: the collectors edition was DRM free on a USB key, the GoG version is of course DRM free, so why the hell does the upcoming DVD release require Steam? It …

Re: DOSBox speed vs real DOS PC?

It seems it isn’t only the CPU emulation that determines the performance of DOSBox. Some VGA operations seem to be much quicker than a real system. For example, the TOPBENCH video score is a few micro seconds, way less than any real video card I have can do. Also DOOM seems to run very fast for the …

Re: dgVoodoo site flagged as unsafe

Fun fact: BT used to flag OneDrive and a bunch of other legit sites as suspicious too. Some would fail to load but not give explicit warning messages, but I discovered what was causing the issue in the end. I disabled their web protection stuff because of that.

Re: DOSBox 0.74 CPU Benchmark

Do you read the output of configure to make sure everything is being detected correctly? I haven't been building the 0.74-3 exe, just testing against the official download. Out of interest, I performed a 32-bit MinGW build of SVN though as I hadn't tested that in a while. I didn't see anything …

Re: DOSBox 0.74 CPU Benchmark

jmarsh wrote on 2020-02-19, 21:31: Silanda wrote on 2020-02-19, 20:06: It's 66% faster than what I'm getting in stock 0.74-3. 0.74-3 doesn't have the 64-bit dynamic_x86 core, SVN does. I'm comparing 32-bit dynamic there; it's my 32-bit VS build that's 66% faster than 32-bit 0.74-3. The 64-bit build …

Re: DOSBox 0.74 CPU Benchmark

I using the 64-bit version of MinGW through Msys2 (GCC 9.2.0) to compile 64-bit builds, and version 16.4.5 of VS Community 19. 64-bit builds are comparable between VS and MinGW, with MinGW being slightly faster IIRC. FWIW, attached are my results of Speedtst with a 32-bit VS19 build. 5055556 parrots …

Re: DOSBox 0.74 CPU Benchmark

I've posted about this in another thread the past, but in my tests my Ryzen 3700x underperforms in 32-bit builds built with MinGW (like the official releases). However, it performs far better with MinGW 64-bit builds or 32-bit builds created with Visual Studio. My Quake timedemo score at 320x200 is …

Re: High Audio Usage even without sound

I'm seeing this behaviour to an extent too... a very small, and in my case insignificant, extent. CPU usage from "Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation" does indeed increase when DOSBox is active even if no sounds are playing. I'm assuming that DOSBox is always technically outputting audio even if …

Re: Mortal Kombat 3 movement

Yeah. If you're playing with a keyboard this probably feels more odd than if you're playing with a pad or a stick, but the same thing is true on other versions of MK3 and UMK3. You cannot duck while you are moving forward or backward.

Re: ROLAND UM1-G USB-Midi interface

Just a slight word of caution about the UM-1G, but not about its functionality. I have a UM-2G and it has a rubberised coating. Over the years that coating has degraded to goo and the thing is now a sticky mess, although it still works fine. If the UM-1G has the same coating, the same thing will …

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