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First post, by Anticept

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Will pentium class core be supported in doxbox? I have a couple games that use the pentium core in a dos environment.
Ex. Terminal Velocity

BTW, Thanks for such a great program!

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Reply 2 of 10, by DosFreak

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The "pentium core"?

As far as I know all "pentium" games worked on my 486DX4/100 back in the day. The Pentium had more cache and a wider bus and of course MMX, which of course doesn't matter for DosBox....it is possible that some games may require MMX tho.

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Reply 3 of 10, by Anticept

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I never said that it doesn't work.
It is just that my large monitor makes the game REALLY ugly. I would like to be able to use the higher graphic settings so that it wont look like a bunch of fuzzy ships floating around. However, when I set it to pentium, the game lags bad. I even turned the clock speed way up but it didn't help. 😒

Reply 4 of 10, by eL_PuSHeR

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Unfortunately, just because DOSBox emulates everything (and hence its broad compatibility range), it needs a powerful machine. I think obtaining Pentium equivalent speeds must be something difficult to achieve with current hardware.

PS - Did you try running the game using VDMSound or even VirtualPC?, where your real cpu speed is the speed you get.

Last edited by eL_PuSHeR on 2005-01-21, 18:31. Edited 2 times in total.

Reply 5 of 10, by DosFreak

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I'll have to look at TV again but I believe when you switch to "pentium" it just switches to higher VESA modes.

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Reply 6 of 10, by DosFreak

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http://www.3drealms.com/tv/

SVGA support (640 x 480 resolution). This is a Pentium-recommended mode

Special Pentium mode to improve textured graphics.

Anyone ever use the S3 Virge patch for TV? I only ever used TV with I think an old Cirrus Logic and a Trident card back in the day....Did it provide any kind of enhancement to TV or just speed improvements?

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Reply 7 of 10, by oneirotekt

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Man, what a mess 3D acceleration was back in the day... VQuake, and that "optimized" version of Descent 2 for S3 Virge that was a total joke. Thank god we're beyond that!

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go play some Half-Life 2 on my ATI machine, and then maybe some Doom 3 on my Nvidia machine 😁

Reply 8 of 10, by fish

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Original Pentium had no MMX nor had the Pentium Pro. The Pentium II, though based on the Pentium Pro, had MMX as well as later "Pentium MMX" P55C which had a different internal arrangement than traditional P54C Pentium

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Reply 10 of 10, by zorach

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oneirotekt wrote:

that "optimized" version of Descent 2 for S3 Virge that was a total joke.

S3 ViRGE: The 3-decelerator. (IIRC part of the problem, other than the obvious of the S3V being a piece of crap, was running in 16 bit colour--just plain more data to push. I believe someone tried to claim it was running at 800x600 though!)