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Re: QEMU 3Dfx Glide Pass-Through

This is the problem. Without an Intel Mac at my side, I think you will be mostly on your own. Or, you will have to bear the grunts of C/C++ refresher course with me. ;) Google is still your best friend, a few keywords suggestion for search, "GLX OpenGL", "OpenGL context GLX", "glX* functions". …

Re: QEMU 3Dfx Glide Pass-Through

The reason why Grand Prix 3 doesn't run on my XP build is because of VBEMP NT version of the driver for XP/2003 Windows. So far I have tried these combinations: Cirrus/Cirrus driver - Game has video and runs. Cirrus/VBEMP driver - Black Screen. VGA/VBEMP driver - Black Screen. VMWARE-SVGA/VBEMP …

Re: QEMU 3Dfx Glide Pass-Through

I decided to redo the XP vm from scratch again… OK, checklist… host has the patched qemu, has openglide, guest has the compiled wrapper files in their right locations… so what’s is missing… I have only glide passthrough, what about MESAGL passthrough? how to set it up so other games like CS 1.6 and …

Re: Bruninho's Virtual Machines (Windows, Linux, Mac)

I took nearly three days, but I created an "exact" copy of my VMware XP VM for QEMU. Now I have four VMs ready and waiting for a new, more powerful computer. Just waiting for Apple to reveal their plains for 2022. If they reveal a new M2 or M1X Mac, maybe the M1 prices will drop before I can get …

Re: Bruninho's Virtual Machines (Windows, Linux, Mac)

Anyone have any idea of where can I improve these QEMU VMs performances? Host: Late 2013 retina MacBook Pro 13-inch , upgraded with 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD Windows 98 SE [ Gist ] Windows XP SP3 [ Gist ] Windows 98 can't benefit from HVF, since it crashes every time I get to the logon screen, while …

Re: QEMU 3Dfx Glide Pass-Through

@kjliew: Have you tested the qemu-3dfx performance loss when using a linux VM under Parallels v17 with your M1? I'd say it would be better than using Xquartz on macOS. But then, I acknowledge that it is kinda ridiculous to use a VM to run an emulator to run another legacy operating system for glide …

Re: QEMU 3Dfx Glide Pass-Through

Just tried a fully updated XP SP3 VM with HVF on macOS, and while the OS runs fine in vanilla QEMU, with QEMU-3dfx + X11 things are freaking slow. Even FIFA 99 couldn't be played - The sound stutters a lot. Well, gotta wait for a M1 next year to see if things can improve.

Re: Why people still love XP

in Milliways
Oh, calm down. I acknowledge that linux is pretty good, never said otherwise. But I say it to exceptionally curated distros like Ubuntu and Mint. There are even forks of them for 32 bit PowerPC macs, which I think is fascinating. 15 years ago I was a front end working with a Windows box, struggling …

Re: Why people still love XP

in Milliways
Debian isn't bad at all, even with XFCE. Of all Linux distros I have ever used to this date, I have ranked them this way: 1. Ubuntu 20.x (GNOME + X11. I didn't like Wayland at all) 2. Debian Buster (XFCE) 3. Linux Mint (latest) 4. elementaryOS (striking resemblance with macOS) I know FreeBSD is a …

Re: Why people still love XP

in Milliways
Just FYI, Windows XP cannot get updates from WU anymore as of May 2021. The IE 8 when trying to get there is in an eternal loop. The only way to update it now is either downloading each update separately (gazillions of them) or getting the unofficial SP4 updates pack. What about older WSUS offline …

Re: Why people still love XP

in Milliways
Just FYI, Windows XP cannot get updates from WU anymore as of May 2021. The IE 8 when trying to get there is in an eternal loop. The only way to update it now is either downloading each update separately (gazillions of them) or getting the unofficial SP4 updates pack.

Re: QEMU 3Dfx Glide Pass-Through

I got a report to give about running it under Ubuntu 20.04 in VMware Fusion. I managed to compile and install everything (except the GLIDE.OVL of course). Also managed to compile thr wrappers and install them on my Windows 98 SE virtual machine. Now comes the thing: First test, Need For Speed II SE: …

Re: QEMU 3Dfx Glide Pass-Through

@Kjliew: Here's another take, you already know the specs of my current rMBP, if I get Ubuntu on my mac in dual boot mode (bare metal), will qemu-3dfx perform better than it does on macOS with xquartz ? I noticed that last time I tried to compile it with my Ubuntu VM, I forgot that the VM was set to …

Re: Why people still love XP

in Milliways
I hope we're both thinking of the Win 2000/Me theme with the sandy colour scheme. ;) The gray taskbar (concrete look) in Windows 95/98 made me depressive for a while (years ago), so I made it white. - seriously, I'm not trolling. :( I guess I was too much a sensitive person, whatsoever . …

Re: Why people still love XP

in Milliways
I don't actually love XP - never loved it, in fact I hated it for it's toy-like UI theme, so every time I had to use XP, I have reverted it back to Classic 9x theme. After that, XP was "tolerable". Anything after XP is unusable for me. I can't even stay on Windows 10 without swearing about how …

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