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Re: DingusPPC - Mac Emulator In Progress

If Win98 is so badly supported how come I can run the majority of things so good all the way up to the low end Pentium II 33's on my PC then? I only have trouble if I use my host CD ROM as then it stuttered like hell which I'm wondering if upgrading to I9 will fix that or not. Hi! Please explain. …

Re: Best CGA & Hercules monochrome games

Thanks everyone, there's some cool stuff really! 😁 Btw, I vaguely remember something about old pong consoles. I thing it's from the 70s, too. I *think* it was related to Radio Shack, as well. From what I remember,-very vaguely-, is, that early pong consoles generated a colour image on US American …

VBox: 3D acceleration for XP/Vista broken since v6.1

in Milliways
Hi everyone, This is perhaps old news, but a few days ago I noticed that there was a change in XP compatibility. The change happened about two years ago, already, but maybe you didn't notice. Apparently, there was a security hole in the old "VGA" emulation, so VBox switched to two newer ones (one …

Re: DingusPPC - Mac Emulator In Progress

Hopefully this will be a MACEM like PCEM. Exactly my thoughts! While the classic 68000 Macs are emulated acceptable by now -except for the Mac II, maybe-, the higher end PPC Macs are not. They are a bit like Pentium Pros/Pentium IIs running Windows 9x, emulation wise. Just like with Windows 98SE/Me …

Re: Best CGA & Hercules monochrome games

This topic needs more screenshots! Let those CGA-colors shine! Creative Contraptions: CGA all the way :). It also uses the blue background-color that is not always used in games. Contrap.png My recommendation for any CGA setup : main-qimg-07d297fa38c212517be803b2c799fade-lq.jpg Source: https://www. …

Re: TERRIBLE NEWS!

in Windows
Intel has different issue, too. https://www.zdnet.com/article/minix-intels-hidden-in-chip-operating-system/ Seriously, I trust neither Intel, nor AMD. They are both awful, imho. That's why I used a VIA system years ago. I felt sick being a customer of either company. And sick of those never ending …

Re: Has anyone tried ArcaOS for retro gaming?

in PC Emulation
OS/2 was very weird. I mean, it didn't even know which clients to satisfy. The most true description perhaps was that of a "migration platform". OS/2 aimed at users with high demands of all kinds. Speed, stability, compatibility, multi-tasking.. And it did rather well for what it was. Its DOS and …

Re: Has anyone tried ArcaOS for retro gaming?

in PC Emulation
Yeah.. That doesn't sound too nice, I admit. On the other hand, I can kind of understand the attitude. Customers of today have no sense of decency anymore. Or let's call it lack of professionalism. That's nicer than saying they aren't legally competent anymore. Let's just look at the heads at …

Re: Has anyone tried ArcaOS for retro gaming?

in PC Emulation
Hi and goid morning! I have seen a few videos about eComstation, the predecessor of ArcaOS (ex Blue Lion OS).. But otherwise, I have focused on old OS/2 Warp 4.x mainly (-> see my ch.), which all of these successors are essentially based on. So I do know little of ArcaOS, except that it runs rather …

Re: No CRT Emulation? Why!?

in PC Emulation
Mono monitors don't have a pixel grid like a color monitor, just the entire back of the glass is phosphor and it lights where the beams hit. The pixels are a spot of diminishing brightness from the center so in a block are evenly lit. You'll only see signs of pixellation in single lines (As most …

Re: No CRT Emulation? Why!?

in PC Emulation
Proper early monochrome CGA/Hercules requires ghosting, too. Those displays sometimes had a minor but noticeable delay of the phosphors. That retro term is nice but is missing emulation of the individual pixels and phosphors within, which would create a grainy grid-like effect. Hm, okay. I do have …

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