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PCem or DOSBox for Windows 98?

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First post, by Sandi1987

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Which Emulator for Windows 98? Is PCem better for 3D then DOSBox?

Reply 1 of 9, by Sammy

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PCem is more compatible. But slow.
(You can also test 86box which has some more features.)
There you can choose to emulate a Voodoo 1 or Voodoo 2 Add-on card.

Dosbox is very experimental, not stable and unsupported.

It depends on the Game what you use.

Best way to play is searching a patch to run the game under native Windows (10), or WindowsXp in a VM with 3d Acceleration.

Reply 3 of 9, by Jo22

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Sandi1987 wrote:

Best way to play is searching a patch to run the game under native Windows (10), or WindowsXp in a VM with 3d Acceleration.

3D Acceleration never worked for me in VirtualBox only in VMware.

It did partially work for me. OpenGL worked better, as far as I remember. For DDraw/Direct3D, VBox is using a wrapper, I think.
To make 3D support work in XP, the virtual additions must be installed in safe mode (and 3D option must be checked).

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Reply 5 of 9, by Jo22

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Sandi1987 wrote:

I can't even play 3D Pinball in Windows 2000 in PCem without lag.

What kind of processor does your computer have ?

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Reply 7 of 9, by DosFreak

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Why are you running Windows 2000 in PCEM especially when this thread is about Windows 98?

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Reply 9 of 9, by DosFreak

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We don't support 9x in DOSBox nor do we support PCem. Ask on the PCem forums.

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DOSBox Compilation Guides
DosBox Feature Request Thread
PC Game Compatibility List
How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
Running DRM games offline