First post, by Res1s7
Just having got hold of Klingon Honor Guard which I can't get to work I was led back to a proper solution for these old games. Then I discovered it ...
It was like a revelation to me that this is even possible. I used to have a dedicated machine for Windows 98 games but lost it in a move and don't really have the space for another machine yet. So I read that it appears to be possible to setup QEMU (and other VM's ?) with Windows 98 as guest and have a passthrough direct to the GPU. I did try this a few years ago and could not get it to work, however I don't think I had discovered the "VT-d" setting in the bios for my Intel 4690k. My MB is an Asus Z-97P but I can't find any specific info about VT-d support, only way is to test it.
I already ordered a legit copy of Windows 98 from Ebay. So what do I need to do now ? I already tested running windows on the Intel HD Graphics GPU (the one in the CPU) and installed it's drivers and set it to the primary GPU. When I'm not using a VM, I was hoping I could set Windows to select the AMD GPU by default for all games but this only seems possible per application. AMD does not show "Switchable graphics" settings but I suspect that might appear once I update the AMD drivers as it has not detected the other GPU yet. But even with that AMD also can only set the default GPU per application. There is no default profile ! I wonder if there are any utils out there for that ? That would prevent me having to reboot every time I want to run the VM as I can't have Windows set to the Intel HD Grphics GPU for normal gaming.
So do I just install QEMU (or other VM ?), install 98 and then set a passthrough and go ? Or is this more complicated that that ? Is there anything else that needs to be installed/set in Windows ?
If Windows can't do it then I'll have to install a dual boot of Linux but I'm trying to avoid that at the moment due to lack of any free drive partitions.
Any help appreciated !