I added in online sheet at the bottom some PCem results for comparision.
PCem is here for long time, but i always had some issues with it and i still have, but for some use cases it would be good/best solution.
Overview (+/- logic):
+ It using MB real Bioses not just Vmware crippled one with few options..
+ Dos sound is working..
+ you have use 1 disk image for multiple different virtual machines configurations
+ i can emulate anything from old CP/M, DOS, OS/2 to Windows 2000, even WinXP slideshow is possible.. and with faster CPU and some code optimalizations it could be only better
+ its emulating whole machine, is not just framework to run SW as Dosbox
+ for configuration is used simple gui, no any text configs etc,
+ its emulating anything from XT to K6-III+ 500 MHz with Voodoo 2 SLi, if you have enough raw CPU power
+ if have roms, you can really emulate lots of different videocards and sound cards, you can choose PS/2 or Serial mouse, map joystick to some modern controller, enable networking
+ its only solution where DOS/Win 3Dfx emulation just working quite nice.. Virtual box or Vmware will probably never implement it, because of 3rd party roms needed etc.. and QEMU awkward implementation as usually, if you are brave see QEMU 3Dfx Glide Pass-Through (WHPX/KVM works!!!)
- you need roms
- disk controllers emulation seems to suck, at least for me..
- you need for faster machine lots of horsepower
- so far i have some problem with disk controllers..
- some akward problems and almost not info for debugging
- bad documentation and not enough info
I hope that someone here has more experience with PCem, i have so far, lots of problems with disk operations - i very often have to resave disk image because its get corrupted, sometimes some disc operation from unknown reason take lots of time.. and for some operations are disk operations always very slow.
So for example i can run Q2DOS within, but first game loading take minutes... and menu is slowest part of game.. when i try to load timedemo i see that assets are loaded very slowly, but when i use menu to start new game is not so slow.. and gameplay speed is fine.. its annoying.
Q1DOS is working fine with 3Dfx, unless i get that occasional storage slowdown.. i can play long session without it.. maybe solution would be use emulated SCSI instead of IDE, but im not able to make it working..
Details are here: https://pcem-emulator.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic. … &p=13162#p13162
Officially is Q2Dos reported as working:)
https://pcem-emulator.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic. … 24&p=2114#p2114
Im old goal oriented goatman, i care about facts and freedom, not about egos+prejudices. Hoarding=sickness. If you want respect, gain it by your behavior. I hate stupid SW limits, SW=virtual world, everything should be possible if you have enough raw HW.