I meant that i had seen how DOSBox and it's sound emulation performs on some recent machine. On a 2GHz Celeron it was simply impossible to set up any DOS4GW game to function properly (Not because of DOS4GW, i mean the speeed) since although i could push the cycles up, but exactly the same happened like on the P233. Sound became choppy, although the emulation was perfectly functional. Almost the same happened - although only with some bit more demanding games - on a Pentium 2.4GHz equipped with good hardware.
A 2ghz Celeron is nowhere close to a "recent" machine. A Celeron ANYTHING is nowhere close to a decent machine.
With that said a P4 2.4ghz is nowhere near a decent machine. 1st it's a P4. 'nuff said. Secondly it's at 2.4ghz....which basically means AMD 1800mhz speed. 😉
Use DosBox on some decent hardware for cryin' out loud. It's not the DosBox devs fault that people use DosBox on shitty processors.
And no matter what you tell, it is simply impossible to believe that when i run DOSBox - and only for that time - my OS starts harassing my hardware.
For processor emulation DosBox is just as intensive as any other processor intensive application.
If your using shaders it can be just as intensive as Doom 3.
If your playing sounds and depending on sound card/motherboard/drivers/OS it can be just as intensive as any other sound program that uses your hardware to the fullest.
I meant the MP3 player with the 4.86 to mention that the OS what i run on the P233 simply can not take away 30% since then the 4.86 would have died.
Not sure what you mean by this. I was playing MP3's on my 486DX4/100 on Windows 95/NT4 using Winamp just fine. Can't tell you what the processor utilization was fine but I remember dialing into BBS's and surfing the internet using the precursor to AOL....damn can't remember the name.
It is simple mathematics: if on the P233 30% was taken away by Windows, that means 70MHz.
So the 4.86 with it's 25MHz would have crashed - or at least it would have been completely impossible to listen to MP3 on it (what is also resource - costly since MP3 needs to be decoded on the fly).
Probably. For me Windows 98 could barely run acceptably for me on my 486DX4/100 with 24meg of ram unless I used 98lite. A 25mhz machine is definetly a DOS/Windows 3.x/OS/2 machine.
I'd probably only risk playing MP3's in DOS on that thing and probably only @ 11hz AVG MP3's.
WTF someone would play MP3's on such ancient ass hardware is beyond me.
And by the way on the 4.86 i did not even disable Explorer like i did on the P233 - so on this last the only program what loads in addition to the most - cruical parts of Windows is the task manager.
I still can't believe your running 9x on a 25mhz machine. Do you hate yourself?
As Moe has stated before....a process monitor cannot tell you everything about system. "Programs" are not the only thing eating up computer resources.
With that forum example i referred to this. Now you appear to try to make me believing something what is completely nonsense. It simply has no any sense - at least based on what you tell - that this is the absolute maximum on my PC what can be achieved in DOS emulation.
Which PC is this? The shitty 233mhz machine that your trying to run DosBox with and complaining because of crappy sound?
(Just to mention a few others. CCS64 which is a C64 emulator - with sound - runs at 30 - 40FPS. An SNES emulator which is a really resource - costly thing can function fine, again with sound, at 15 - 20FPS. A GameBoy emulator works perfect too, and a Genesis emulator also gives just fine quality. AdPlug with it's complete OPL2 emulation works perfect, never causing any trouble)
You can't be serious, comparing DosBox to emulators that emulate static systems designed around the mid-late 80's/early 90's?
I doubt i can push this debate anyhow forth eith it, but i rather - at least try - to mention:
I hope not. I can barely read it without my head hurting.
I have a DOS based media player called Quick View Pro, and i have a 640x480 DIVX movie. Based on how this performs in Windows and in pure DOS i can safely tell that Windows must use at maximum 10% of my CPU. In DOS really nothing else runs - not even a sound card driver since the ESS card is natively Sound Blaster compatible - so not requires drivers, only a tool to set it's ports up which does not stay resident. So when this software runs in DOS, it only relies on what is in my BIOS - it works even fine from a pure DOS disk.
Is this your 233mhz machine? Are you using any special hardware?
I know back in the "day" (1999). I had to use a decoder card to play DVD's on my K63-400. I can't imagine that there would be an DOS player that could play DIVX material that could offload to any other hardware so I'm assuming that it's just using your processor.
If that's so it must be a low frame rate, extremly early DIVX codec, @ 256 color video.....even if the video was more than that a DIVX capable DOS media player is nowhere near as complicated as DosBox.