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Re: Run Privateer II the darkening

with pcem it runs without the slow downs in space I just installed it in PCem with an emulated Pentium 133MHz (which is the machine I originally played it on back then.) It doesn't have any of the issues there. The 2D animations don't suffer any speedup whatsoever, and the pace of the 3D rendering …

Re: Reasons to hate modern games

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One of my main reasons I can't stand many modern games is the bland humor. I've seen so many games trying to be funny, but they're not even slightly amusing, let alone funny. It seems every joke has been passed through a committee to make sure there's not even a single person amongst the 7 billion …

Re: Help unpacking GOG setups for Windows98

I just extracted GOG's Terminal Velocity with https://constexpr.org/innoextract (on Linux) and it worked perfectly fine. I have yet to encounter a GOG installer I couldn't extract with it. The innoextract tool also has a "--gog" option that extracts *.bin files with unrar automatically. It also …

Re: Run Privateer II the darkening

The attached DOS TSR program forces waiting for retrace before page flips. I just tested this TSR with Screamer 2 (which also doesn't vsync) and it works there as well! This is pretty great. What does the TSR do exactly? I'm gonna find some other games that don't vsync and see in how many of them …

Re: DOSBox ECE (for Windows & Linux)

But the arm32 ("armhf") build unfortunately now lacks a dynamic CPU core. I will need to fix that. The issue is that configure.ac only recognizes armv6l, armv7l and aarch64. However, host_cpu in this case is armv8l. That's still 32-bit ARM and the ARMV7LE dynamic core should be used. I fixed it …

Re: DOSBox ECE (for Windows & Linux)

I've tested the following with a few games and it seems to work great (i.e. the same) and with the same configuration file I already had. dosbox-ece-x86_64.AppImage dosbox-ece-aarch64.AppImage Thanks for testing! There was a problem with the 32-bit builds. They would crash when using the dynamic …

Re: Run Privateer II the darkening

I just noticed that the game does actually do something related to vblank. If you increase vertical total in src/hardware/vga_draw.cpp, like force it to a fixed value with: - fps=(double)clock/(vtotal*htotal); + fps=50; The game behaves a bit more normal. For example the animation speed in the start …

Re: Run Privateer II the darkening

The game works for me with default settings (auto-switch to dynamic core in protected mode), and with the core=dynamic setting, in DOSBox 0.74-3 and SVN. Tested with installed game version 16.0 and 17.0e patch. I am using Windows, so perhaps any issue with dynamic core is specific to certain …

Re: Run Privateer II the darkening

I know this thread is from the stone age, but it comes up when I searched for a solution for this game not running in dosbox, and now that I found the solution I thought I'd post it here in case anyone else also lands here through a web search: The dynamic core does not work with this game, even …

Re: DOSBox ECE (for Windows & Linux)

Alright, it's now up (https://github.com/realnc/dosbox-ece). Builds for x86 and ARM, both 32-bit and 64-bit are here: https://github.com/realnc/dosbox-ece/releases/tag/latest_build The builds are performed on CircleCI (because they offer ARM build machines, not just x86.) The official Ubuntu 16.04 …

Re: DOSBox ECE (for Windows & Linux)

Wouldn't linking with static libraries be easier? To do that you'd need to manually build all the libraries first. With this approach, you just bundle the libraries provided by Ubuntu 16.04. I might still do that (I already do manual static library builds for dosbox-core.) But for now, let's just …

Re: DOSBox ECE (for Windows & Linux)

I'm setting up automated builds for Linux binaries as AppImages that contain all needed, uncommon libraries. I've uploaded a test build for x86-64 here: https://github.com/realnc/dosbox-ece/releases/tag/latest_build It should run on any Linux distro that's at least as recent as Ubuntu 16.04. That's …

Re: DOSBox ECE (for Windows & Linux)

i would prefer to use the 32 bit version because i also read here the 32 bit have a better performance and compatibility than the 64 bit version This hasn't been true for a couple of years. When running ./configure on an x86-64 machine, config.h has: /* Define to 1 to use x86/x64 dynamic cpu core …

Re: DOSBox ECE (for Windows & Linux)

Hello! Sorry if this is an old question (i tried to search it on the forums but i found no answer to it). I have just started to use DOSBox ECE, previously i only used DosBox bundled with steam and gog-games. My question is, is the normal5x scaler completely gone from the latest version of ECE? …

Re: List of Currently Free Games

in Milliways
Is BS2 remastered playable? The Steam version crashed to desktop every couple minutes. Completely unplayable. Searching for the issue reveals that apparently it's just how it is on modern systems and nobody bothered fixing it. But they still sell it...

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