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Re: Has anyone tried ArcaOS for retro gaming?

Yeah... ArcaOS is still OS/2... so it still has a good amount of issues that OS/2 Warp or eComStation had. While LVM is an interesting feature for users to customize their disks and partitions and not constrained by the usual DOS way of assigning drive letters, it kind of made the OS less friendly …

Re: Has anyone tried ArcaOS for retro gaming?

I have bought it and so far with mixed results for the range of stuffs I intend to try on. The system should be stable once configured properly, but as I'm new to OS/2 I encountered many issues. The major blocker is LVM (used by OS/2 in general, not to be confused with the Linux one): - None of …

Re: MS-98L9 V2.0 , a new 1151MB with an ISA slot

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...it seems to be a firmware-based virtual implementation probably leveraged SMM similar to VSA . As I haven't seen actual devices I can't know for sure... Yes exactly. The article I still haven't found again talked about this and that this was the part that took most development resources. Taking …

Re: MS-98L9 V2.0 , a new 1151MB with an ISA slot

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Isn't it possible to have some software handle the DMA transfers. The chipsets in their pdfs state they actually support dma transfers and it's not like the pcs are too slow to handle it since the dma used to run on an... 8MHz bus. The bus in question (LPC) has been superseded by a new one: eSPI . …

Re: MS-98L9 V2.0 , a new 1151MB with an ISA slot

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Isn't it possible to have some software handle the DMA transfers. The chipsets in their pdfs state they actually support dma transfers and it's not like the pcs are too slow to handle it since the dma used to run on an... 8MHz bus. The bus in question (LPC) has been superseded by a new one: eSPI . …

Re: MS-98L9 V2.0 , a new 1151MB with an ISA slot

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Hello, I am a little bit off topic, but this is the only place where I noticed that this board is discussed for hobbyist purposes. I was wondering if a floppy disk controller will work with the DFI CS620-H310 board (or MS-98L9 V2.0)? I am planning to buy this controller: DeluxeFloppy - 8-bit ISA …

Re: Windows 3.1 on FreeDOS

Unfortunately something's still missing... with -DWIN31SUPPORT I could not compile even though with a correct build environment. The build process simply complains about those newly added stuffs being "undefined references". :-( I've filed an issue regarding the question. Don't know if this requires …

Re: Windows 3.1 on FreeDOS

A bump on this. Guess the latest kernel CI build doesn't really have Win3X stuffs built-in (WIN31SUPPORT not defined by default). No wonder I kept failing to get Windows running with the CI builds (aside from finding ways to limit available memory). Guess I'll have to figure out how to build a …

Re: USB KM (= KVM without the V part) switches - suggestions wanted for a quality model

Isn't that what I was saying? I currently use a USB KVM that doesn't do any special handling of devices, and it works fine with my gaming keyboard and mouse (both Corsair). Switching works in all systems and all OSes, just that when switching there would be a delay of a few seconds as it "attaches" …

Re: USB KM (= KVM without the V part) switches - suggestions wanted for a quality model

Actually a dumb USB switch (that simply acts as a switchable hub) should work fine with gaming keyboards as long as necessary Legacy USB support is in place for all PCs connected to it. Some basic KVMs that don't offer special features should also do. Still, you'll need one with good quality parts …

Re: MS-98L9 V2.0 , a new 1151MB with an ISA slot

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@LSS10999 I do not know, to be honest, what internal check DIAGNOSE failed. It said it could not verify the I/O address. Maybe it tried to do DMA and this failed? Regarding the IT8892/3 and the IT8888, I did some more research and from what I read in the technical details (manuals, whitepapers) of …

Re: MS-98L9 V2.0 , a new 1151MB with an ISA slot

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But: :crying_cat_face: Using the awesome guide @elianda wrote , I then tried to configure the sound card. CTCM finds the sound card, but DIAGNOSE complains, and in Windows the sound card has a yellow exclamation mark :( Tomorrow I'll try playing with different IRQ/DMA settings, as, for example, …

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