PCEm. Another PC emulator.

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Re: PCEm. Another PC emulator.

Postby DosFreak » 2017-1-29 @ 01:15

Outrage working in Pcem v11 with Windows 98SE in D3D (with minor graphics corruption).

I've been going through the non-working games on my compatibility list as well as the games I currently have to use VPC and vmware for. So far I've gotten far better results with pcem.
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Re: PCEm. Another PC emulator.

Postby leileilol » 2017-1-30 @ 07:45

The texture corruption's fixed in the current tree (for VG and V2). Outrage doesn't look good on V2 though
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Re: PCEm. Another PC emulator.

Postby SarahWalker » 2017-2-18 @ 22:22

v12 is now out. Changes since v11 :

  • New machines added - AMI 386DX, MR 386DX
  • New graphics cards - Plantronics ColorPlus, Wyse WY-700, Obsidian SB50, Voodoo 2
  • CPU optimisations - up to 50% speedup seen
  • 3DFX optimisations
  • Improved joystick emulation - analogue joystick up to 8 buttons, CH Flightstick Pro, ThrustMaster FCS, SideWinder pad(s)
  • Mouse can be selected between serial, PS/2, and IntelliMouse
  • Basic 286/386 prefetch emulation - 286 & 386 performance much closer to real systems
  • Improved CGA/PCjr/Tandy composite emulation
  • Various bug fixes

As ever, http://pcem-emulator.co.uk.
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Re: PCEm. Another PC emulator.

Postby gerwin » 2017-2-18 @ 23:11

Good news! Will give it a try. Thanks Sarah and the other contributors.
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Re: PCEm. Another PC emulator.

Postby leileilol » 2017-2-19 @ 10:06

I didn't record any videos of v12 yet, but here's a slightly obsolete GLQuake video running 60fps
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Re: PCEm. Another PC emulator.

Postby awgamer » 2017-2-20 @ 05:58

On what system specs?
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Re: PCEm. Another PC emulator.

Postby Enverex » 2017-2-20 @ 12:26

This was mentioned earlier in the thread but the answer given didn't make any sense so I'll ask again and hopefully get some clarification.

Where does PCEM look for the system "roms" on Linux? Programs aren't installed to their own folders on Linux so "in the pcem folder" wouldn't make sense. I'd expect something like "~/.pcem/roms" or maybe "~/.config/pcem/roms" but haven't found confirmation of this anywhere.
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Re: PCEm. Another PC emulator.

Postby SarahWalker » 2017-2-20 @ 13:37

PCem isn't installed in Linux so it does exist in it's own directory. The roms directory is within that.
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Re: PCEm. Another PC emulator.

Postby Enverex » 2017-2-20 @ 14:19

I'm not sure how to better explain this, but it should be apparent to anyone that has used Linux. On Linux, programs are typically installed with their respective bits and pieces in the respective folders which are tracked by the package manager, e.g. the executables go into /usr/bin, libraries go into /usr/lib/(something), etc.

Anything user specific will be created at runtime in the user's home directory, normally under ~/.config/(programname)/ and anything not user specific normally goes in /usr/share/(program)/.

This is how programs are installed when you install them via a distro's package manager, e.g. Apt, Yum, Pacman, Emerge, etc. The rare exception being programs that aren't really well put together which typically just end up stuck in a folder in /opt.

If it really can't be installed properly (not via its own installer, but as you would normally install a Linux program) then I guess it's safe to assume it just needs to be stuffed somewhere like /opt?
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Re: PCEm. Another PC emulator.

Postby SarahWalker » 2017-2-20 @ 14:42

Yes, or in /home or in any data partition really. The Linux port is a pretty rough direct port from the Windows version, so it does do things in an un-Linuxy way I'm afraid.
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Re: PCEm. Another PC emulator.

Postby Enverex » 2017-2-20 @ 14:45

That's fine, at least I know how to handle it now rather than faffing about then finding out it actually handled user specific folders already.
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Re: PCEm. Another PC emulator.

Postby damson » 2017-2-21 @ 14:08

SarahWalker wrote:
  • Improved joystick emulation - analogue joystick up to 8 buttons, CH Flightstick Pro, ThrustMaster FCS, SideWinder pad(s)


NIce! Flight simmers rejoice, I will have to test Jane's F-15 on this new version.
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Re: PCEm. Another PC emulator.

Postby leileilol » 2017-2-21 @ 23:15

I've tried Mortal Kombat 4 with a fightstick and the emulaiton/speed was pretty much perfect
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Re: PCEm. Another PC emulator.

Postby Enverex » 2017-2-27 @ 11:51

Ok, so I got it built and working on Linux, that's all fine. What's missing is there's no menu bar (i.e. the File, Settings, toolbar). Is there a special key combination needed to make this appear?
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Re: PCEm. Another PC emulator.

Postby SarahWalker » 2017-2-27 @ 18:00

CTRL-ALT-PGDN. This is mentioned in the Readme-LINUX.txt file...
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Re: PCEm. Another PC emulator.

Postby Enverex » 2017-2-28 @ 13:01

So it is, thanks. I'd read that before but had clearly forgotten that bit before I actually got the program working,
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Re: PCEm. Another PC emulator.

Postby awgamer » 2017-3-03 @ 23:39

People posting videos should use msi afterburner instead of fraps, it's vastly more informative and useful, showing FPS, CPU & GPU usage all at once instead of just FPS, shows where the bottleneck is as it plays.
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Re: PCEm. Another PC emulator.

Postby leileilol » 2017-3-03 @ 23:44

I use VirtualDub and carefully make a bigger-than-640x480 capture trying to catch the window frame and title bar
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Re: PCEm. Another PC emulator.

Postby kolano » 2017-3-05 @ 03:41

kolano wrote:Does PCEm provide support for Mic / Line-in on it's emulated Soundblaster? I'm still trying to find a PC emulator that does, so I can run DOS eyecandy that uses audio input (Cthuga, Aestesis, etc.)


It's been 3 years since I last asked. Has there been any progress on supporting Mic/Line-in /w the Soundblaster emulation?
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Re: PCEm. Another PC emulator.

Postby SarahWalker » 2017-3-05 @ 17:09

Not yet, no - it got lost in the incredible mess that is this thread.
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